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Finding Aid to the William Byron Rumford papers, 1934-1982
BANC MSS 73/112 c  
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Description
The William Byron Rumford papers including correspondence, subject files, legislative files and campaign materials.
Background
A California State Assemblyman for the 17th District from 1949-1967, William Byron Rumford was a steely pioneer who struggled against the obstacles that would bar him and other people of color from succeeding and attaining parity. A proponent of fair housing and employment legislation, Rumford equally concentrated his efforts on curbing youth unemployment and working towards a higher minimum wage. A pharmacist by training and profession (he owned and ran Rumford’s Pharmacy in Berkeley), he also focused on a number of health issues including the effects of air pollution and tuberculosis.
Extent
10 cartons, 1 box, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (13.50 linear feet)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.