Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on the Desegregation of Berkeley Schools

Guide written by Jocelyn Saidenberg.
Funding for processing this collection was provided by National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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Guide to the Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on the Desegregation of Berkeley Schools

Collection number: BANC MSS 2002/214 c

The Bancroft Library





University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Funding for processing this collection was provided by National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Contact Information:

Processed by:
Guide written by Jocelyn Saidenberg
Date Completed:
November 2005
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on the Desegregation of Berkeley Schools,
Date (inclusive): 1954-1979
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2002/214 c
Creator: Deirup, Anne Weymouth, 1918-2003
Extent: Number of containers: 5 cartons Linear feet: 6.25 linear feet
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Abstract: The Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on Desegregation of Berkeley Schools, 1954-1979, consists of reports, newsletters, pamphlets and materials relating to the integration of Berkeley public schools and the fight for racial justice and social change. The collection includes Deirup's correspondence, notes, and statements made at public meetings regarding education, integration of schools, and student rights. The collection includes publications from local community organizations, parent-teacher associations, and the Berkeley Unified School District.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English.
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on the Desegregation of Berkeley Schools, BANC MSS 2002/214 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
School integration--California--Berkeley.
Affirmative action programs--California--Berkeley.
Schools--California--Berkeley.
Juvenile justice, Administration of--California.
Students--Civil rights.
United States. Congress. House. Commiitee on Un-American Activities.
Parent-teacher relationships--California.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on Desegregation of Berkeley Schools was purchased by The Bancroft Library from Noyo Hill House on August 18, 2001.

Processing Information

Preliminary processing by Lauren Lassleben in 2002 and final processing by Lucy Allen and Jocelyn Saidenberg in 2005.

Biography

Anne Weymouth Deirup (1918-2003), dedicated activist for social change, worked to improve public education in the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) from the 1950s through the 1970s. She was an outspoken advocate for school integration, rights of students, and racial justice. She was active in Berkeley politics promoting racial and social equality and represented the rights of school children as an active member of the Parent Teacher Association and BUSD planning committees. In such work, Deirup collected materials documenting these efforts; these materials now make up the Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on Desegregation of Berkeley Schools.
In 1960, she was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee, declined to answer any questions, and delivered the following message:
"I consider the members of this committee to be dedicated people, and I would very much like to cooperate with this committee. But...I'm even more convinced that you're dedicated to the destruction of the freedom of thought, the freedom to speak and of assembly and of association. You are dedicated to the preservation of white supremacy and of segregation and of lynchings.
"I, too, am a dedicated, principled individual, dedicated to the preservation of democracy, freedom of thought and association, equality and dignity, for all our people! I am dedicated to the promotion of better education for all of our children. And for peace!"

Scope and Content of Collection

The Anne Weymouth Deirup Collection on Desegregation of Berkeley Schools, 1954-1979, consists of reports, newsletters, pamphlets and materials relating to the integration of Berkeley public schools and the fight for racial justice and social change. The collection includes Deirup's correspondence, notes, and statements made at public meetings regarding education, integration of schools, and student rights. The collection includes publications from local community organizations, parent-teacher associations, and the Berkeley Unified School District.
The materials are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Container List

carton 1, folder 1

Affirmative Action 1973-1978, n.d.

carton 1, folder 2-4

African-American issues 1954-1978, n.d.

carton 1, folder 5

American National Red Cross, Berkeley Chapter 1972-1974, n.d.

carton 1, folder 6

At the Board Meeting 1972-1975

carton 1, folder 7-8

BABEL, Bay Area Bilingual Education League 1962, 1973-1974, n.d.

carton 1, folder 9-10

Berkeley Citizens Action 1970-1979, n.d.

carton 1, folder 11

Berkeley Day Nursery 1965-1966

carton 1, folder 12-15

Berkeley School Master Plan Committee 1962-1967, n.d.

carton 1, folder 16

Berkeley School News 1969-1971

carton 2, folder 1-2

Berkeley School Reconstituted Master Plan Committee 1967-1974

carton 2, folder 3

Berkeley School Reports 1966-1973

carton 2, folder 4-5

Berkeley teachers' strike 1974-1976, n.d.

carton 2, folder 6-12

Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) 1955-1979, n.d.

carton 2, folder 13

BUSD, building projects 1957, 1974-1975

carton 2, folder 14

BUSD, directories 1968-1974

carton 2, folder 15

BUSD, Emergency School Aid Act Proposal 1973-1976

carton 3, folder 1-2

BUSD, High Potential Program 1966-1977, n.d.

carton 3, folder 3-4

BUSD, individual schools 1954-1974, n.d.

carton 3, folder 5

BUSD, Office of Human Relations 1970-1974, n.d.

carton 3, folder 6

BUSD, publications 1954-1978, n.d.

carton 3, folder 7

BUSD, site concentrations 1971 Oct.-Nov., n.d.

carton 3, folder 8

Berkeley Young Women's Christian Association 1960-1964, n.d.

carton 3, folder 9

Black Liberation-Communist Party of the USA 1966-1970, n.d.

carton 3, folder 10

The Bud, BUSD publication 1968-1969

carton 3, folder 11

CARE (Community Against Racism in Education) 1976, n.d.

carton 3, folder 12

Center for Open Learning and Teaching n.d.

carton 3, folder 13

The Class Politics of Education 1978, n.d.

carton 3, folder 14-15

The Communist Party of the USA 1968-1976, n.d.

carton 3, folder 16

Community for New Politics 1967-1968

carton 3, folder 17

Community Task Force for Quality Education 1978, n.d.

carton 3, folder 18

Educational models 1962-1970, n.d.

carton 3, folder 19

Elementary and secondary education 1965 Nov.

carton 3, folder 20

Elementary structures 1965-1967, n.d.

carton 3, folder 21-22

Elementary schools 1970-1976, n.d.

carton 3, folder 23

Foreign language curriculum 1976-1977, n.d.

carton 3, folder 24

Grassroots (Anne Weymouth Deirup's articles for publication) 1973-1975, n.d.

carton 3, folder 25

House Un-Americans Activities Committee 1958-1968, n.d.

carton 3, folder 26

Housing 1963-1964, n.d.

carton 4, folder 1

Integration 1961-1977, n.d.

carton 4, folder 2-4

Integration Education Projects (IEP) 1963-1969, n.d.

carton 4, folder 5

IEP, dramatic presentation 1964-1965, n.d.

carton 4, folder 6

IEP, Intercultural Exposition 1964

carton 4, folder 7-8

Juvenile justice 1968-1976, n.d.

carton 4, folder 9

Minority employment 1958

carton 4, folder 10

Miscellaneous 1973, n.d.

carton 4, folder 11

Multicultural issues 1978, n.d.

carton 4, folder 12

Non-violence 1969, n.d.

carton 4, folder 13-14

Political campaigns 1973-1979

carton 4, folder 15

Project Rise 1974

carton 4, folder 16-17

PTA, Berkeley-Albany Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (BACPTA) 1955-1978

carton 4, folder 18

PTA, BACPTA, directories 1963-1972

carton 4, folder 19

PTA, BACPTA, photographs of annual dinner 1976

carton 4, folder 20

PTA, Berkeley PTA Council Newslette (sic) 1964-1976

carton 4, folder 21

PTA, Berkeley PTA Tele-News, articles 1965-1971, n.d.

carton 5, folder 1-3

PTA, California Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. 1964-1976, n.d.

carton 5, folder 4

PTA, CCPTI, directories 1970-1975

carton 5, folder 5

PTA, CCPTI, photographs of fall convention 1976

carton 5, folder 6

PTA, CCPTI, Tele-News 1970-1976

carton 5, folder 7

PTA, resolutions 1964-1974, n.d.

carton 5, folder 8

Project S.E.E.D. (Special Elementary Education for the Disadvantaged) 1965-1968

carton 5, folder 9

Racial composition of faculty 1955-1961, n.d.

carton 5, folder 10

San Francisco Unified School District 1965-1974

carton 5, folder 11

School vouchers 1970-1979, n.d.

carton 5, folder 12

Special education 1964-1977, n.d.

carton 5, folder 13-14

Students' rights/school discipline 1965-1976, n.d.

carton 5, folder 15

Testing 1969-1975

carton 5, folder 16-17

Tracking 1964-1970, n.d.

carton 5, folder 18

Women 1960, 1963, n.d.

carton 5, folder 19

Youth issues 1964-1976, n.d.