Guide to the Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records

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Guide to the Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records 1962/1990

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records
Dates: 1962-1990
Bulk Dates: 1968-1976
Identification: MS-0087
Creator: Citizens United for Racial Equality
Physical Description: 3.96 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) was a grass-roots, non-profit organization dedicated to the integration of society and the promotion of racial equality in San Diego. Established in 1968, the group was predominately white and sought to combat racism through the re-education of the white community. In addition, CURE worked with similar organizations in order to support and coordinate mutual objectives and actions. The organization lobbied for the integration of San Diego schools and housing; held workshops on racism in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego; and led multi-ethnic discussion panels. CURE also produced a monthly newsletter with approximately four thousand subscribers. A fifteen-member board of directors led the organization with the support of numerous volunteers.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Title:

Citizens United for Racial Equality (Organization : San Diego, Calif.) -- Archives

Topical Term:

African Americans -- California -- San Diego -- Social conditions
Civil rights -- California -- San Diego
Civil rights -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Civil rights movements -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Race discrimination -- California -- San Diego -- History -- 20th century -- Sources

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

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Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Harold K. Brown Papers
Reverend George Walker Smith Papers
Leon Williams Papers
Carlin Integration Case Records
School Integration Task Force Records

Arrangement of Materials:

I.  Administrative Files
            1.  Board of Directors Files
            2.  Education Project Files
            3.  Membership Files
            4.  Office Files
II.  Related Organizations Files

Scope and Contents

The Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records (1962-1990) document the organization's activities and interests as well as the larger struggle for equality and integration in San Diego.  The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, newsletters, pamphlets, project files, questionnaires and surveys, news clippings, reports, and more.  The majority of material dates from 1968 to 1976 and is divided into two series: Administrative Files (1964-1990) and Related Organizations Files (1962-1976).
The Administrative Files (1964-1990) document the organization's operation and activities, and is divided into four sub-series: Board of Directors Files, Education Project Files, Membership Files, and Office Files.  The Board of Directors Files (1968-1976) consists of meeting minutes, agendas, ballots, and other materials directly related to the Board of Directors.  Arranged alphabetically, these files document the Board's decisions concerning operational issues as well as other internal matters.  Of particular interest are the early minutes which document CURE’s growing pains as well as initial decisions on how the group would operate and what its main objectives would be.  The Education Project Files (1968-1976) document CURE's interest in and involvement with local school integration.  The sub-series, also filed alphabetically, includes news clippings, correspondence, information on bussing and the Carlin court case, as well as statistics and legislation.  Of particular interest are notes and meeting minutes related to the Lincoln High School incident in 1969.  During this incident, high school students protested the school’s curriculum and teaching methods and led to an intense stand-off between the students and school administrators and police.  The Membership Files (1968-1976) consists of membership lists and renewals, and document the size and make-up of the organization.  Lastly, the Office Files (1964-1990) document CURE's day-to-day activities, operations, and interests.  These files include correspondence, news clippings, pamphlets and brochures, subject files, financial information, reports, and newsletters.  This sub-series is arranged alphabetically and is the largest of the sub-series.  The majority of the files date from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s.  Highlights include the Integrated Cookbook, a cookbook created by CURE volunteers.  CURE used the cookbook, which contained multi-ethnic and multi-cultural recipes, to promote its mission and raise funds for the organization.
The Related Organizations Files (1962-1976) documents CURE's ties to numerous other local and national groups concerned with similar social and racial issues, including the Anti-Defamation League, the San Diego Human Relations Commission, the Chicano Federation, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  Arranged alphabetically, this series includes news clippings, brochures, informational hand-outs, and reports.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Administrative Files

 

Board of Directors Files

Box 1, Folder 1

Ballots 1974

Box 1, Folder 2

Ballots 1975

Box 1, Folder 3

Ballots 1976

Box 1, Folder 4

Meeting Minutes Oct. 1968-Dec. 1969

Box 1, Folder 5

Meeting Minutes May 1968 - Oct. 1968

Box 1, Folder 6

Meeting Minutes Jun. 1969 - Dec. 1970

Box 1, Folder 7

Meeting Minutes Jan. 1971 - Jan. 1974

Box 1, Folder 8

Meeting Minutes 1975

Box 1, Folder 9

Meeting Minutes Feb. 1974 - May 1976

Box 1, Folder 10

Members List 1974-1976

Box 1, Folder 11

Nominations and Resignations of Board Members 1971 - 1975

 

Education Project Files

Box 1, Folder 12

Board of Education Meeting Agendas Mar. - Nov. 1972

Box 2, Folder 1

Board of Education Meeting Agendas 1973-1975

Box 2, Folder 2

Bussing Newspaper Clippings 1970-1972

Box 2, Folder 3

California State Board of Education 1972-1973

Box 2, Folder 4

Carlin Case 1975-1976

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence 1969-1974

Box 2, Folder 6

Council for Basic Education 1971

Box 2, Folder 7

Education Committee 1972

Box 2, Folder 8

Education Organizations 1970-1975

Box 2, Folder 9

Election Questions and Answers 1968

Box 2, Folder 10

Emergency School Aid Act - Coalition - Project Yes 1974-1976

Box 2, Folder 11

Integration - Newspaper Clippings 1969-1973

Box 2, Folder 12

Integration Legislation - Letter from McGovern, Mondale, Kennedy, Stull 1970-1972

Box 2, Folder 13

Legal Matters - Lawsuits - Decisions 1969-1973

Box 2, Folder 14

Lincoln High School Incident 1969

Box 2, Folder 15

School Integration 1972

Box 3, Folder 1

Research Reports, Conclusions 1970-1972

Box 3, Folder 2

San Diego Association for the Education of Young Children - Week of the Young Child April 4-10, 1976

Box 3, Folder 3

San Diego City School District Reports 1969-1972

Box 3, Folder 4

San Diego City School District Reports 1972

Box 3, Folder 5

San Diego Unified School District statements and letters 1974

Box 3, Folder 6

Task Force for Integrated Education 1971-1972

Box 3, Folder 7

Task Force on Educational Justice - National Council of Churches 1971-1972

Box 3, Folder 8

Teacher Organizations 1975

 

Membership Files

Box 3, Folder 9

Membership Correspondence 1968-1974

Box 3, Folder 10

Membership Forms 1976

Box 3, Folder 11

Membership 1968-1969

Box 3, Folder 12

Membership 1969-1970

Box 3, Folder 13

Membership 1971-1972

Box 3, Folder 14

Membership 1972-1973

Box 3, Folder 15

Membership 1973

Box 3, Folder 16

Membership Lists 1968-1970

Box 4, Folder 1

Membership Lists 1970-1973

Box 4, Folder 2

Membership Renewal 1976

Box 4, Folder 3

Membership Renewals 1976

Box 4, Folder 4

Membership Report March 1971

 

Office Files

Box 4, Folder 5

Action Suggestion Lists 1967-1969

Box 4, Folder 6

Agenda 1968-1976

Box 4, Folder 7

Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Program 1971-1976

Box 4, Folder 8

Annual Meetings 1971-1972

Box 4, Folder 9

Annual Report 1968-1976

Box 4, Folder 10

Annual Statements and Reports 1969-1974

Box 4, Folder 11

Articles and Literature 1964-1969

Box 4, Folder 12

Articles of Incorporation, sellers, permits 1968-1971

Box 4, Folder 13

Balanced Community Task Force 1971-1974

Box 4, Folder 14

Bylaws

Box 4, Folder 15

Bylaws and Ammendments for Bylaws 1968-1969

Box 4, Folder 16

Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation 1968-1975

Box 4, Folder 17

Assets and Operating Statement 1969-1971

Box 4, Folder 18

CURE / University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Workshop Suggestion Sheets 1968

Box 4, Folder 19

Community Conference 1968

Box 4, Folder 20

Community Contact Services Questionnaire 1974

Box 5, Folder 1

Correspondence 1968-1973

Box 5, Folder 2

Correspondence 1974-1976

Box 5, Folder 3

Correspondence with Related Organizations 1968-1971

Box 5, Folder 4

Correspondence with Related Organizations 1972-1975

Box 5, Folder 5

'Directions' Human Resources Directory 1974

Box 5, Folder 6

Employee Projects 1972-1976

Box 5, Folder 7

Farm Labor 1971-1972

Box 5, Folder 8

Film and Reading Lists 1968

Box 5, Folder 9

Financial Records 1968-1972

Box 5, Folder 10

Financial Records 1968

Box 5, Folder 11

Financial Report 1974-1977

Box 5, Folder 12

Fundraising 1968-1972

Box 6, Folder 1

General Meeting Minutes

Box 6, Folder 2

Groups Requesting Information 1969-1972

Box 6, Folder 3

Housing Issues 1969-1972, 1990

Box 6, Folder 4

Integrated Cookbook 1976

Box 6, Folder 5

Individuals and Groups 1968-1970

Box 6, Folder 6

Job Announcements 1976

Box 6, Folder 7

Lamotte, LuVerne Biographical Sketch

Box 6, Folder 8

La Mesa Incident December 1970

Box 6, Folder 9

Legislative Advocate Registration - County and City June and September 1975

Box 6, Folder 10

Mailing List Survey 1968-1970

Box 6, Folder 11

News Clippings 1971

Box 6, Folder 12

Newsletters 1968-1976

Box 6, Folder 13

Newsletter Subscription Mailing List 1970-1971

Box 6, Folder 14

News Media 1968-1972

Box 6, Folder 15

News Releases and Announcements 1976

Box 6, Folder 16

Pamphlets and Brochures 1966-1972

Box 7, Folder 1

Pamphlets and Literature 1970

Box 7, Folder 2

Panel Program

Box 7, Folder 3

Panels and Speakers 1969-1971

Box 7, Folder 4

Planning Committee Minutes 1968

Box 7, Folder 5

Postal Information 1967-1969

Box 7, Folder 6

Poverty 1970-1971

Box 7, Folder 7

Proposition 1 - Vote No Flyer

Box 7, Folder 8

Proposition 21 & Proposition 22 1971-1973

Box 7, Folder 9

Psychology Today August 1968

Box 7, Folder 10

Public Solicitation Applications and Financial Report of Appeal or Activity 1971-1972

Box 7, Folder 11

Questionnaires and Evaluation Sheet 1973

Box 7, Folder 12

"Racism and a City in Motion" Workshop 1968

Box 7, Folder 13

Reapportionment 1971

Box 7, Folder 14

Registration Lists for CURE Members 1968-1969

Box 7, Folder 15

Reproduction Information 1969-1974

Box 7, Folder 16

San Diego City Affirmative Action 1971-1972

Box 7, Folder 17

San Diego County Affirmative Action 1971-1976

Box 7, Folder 18

SEARCH - Criminal Justice News 1972-1974

Box 7, Folder 19

South Bay Terrace Housing Development 1970

Box 7, Folder 20

Statement to Board of Trustees 1974

Box 7, Folder 21

Tax Exemption Applications 1968-1969

Box 8, Folder 1

Treasurer's Reports 1968-1974

Box 8, Folder 2

Volunteer Bureau 1969-1974

Box 8, Folder 3

Work Projects 1969-1972

Box 8, Folder 4

Writing Letters 1971

 

Related Organizations Files

Box 8, Folder 5

American Civil Liberties Union 1972-1974

Box 8, Folder 6

Anti-Defamation League 1972

Box 8, Folder 7

Chicano Federation 1971-1974

Box 8, Folder 8

Citizens Interracial Committee of San Diego County (CIC) 1962-1967

Box 8, Folder 9

Citizens Interracial Committee of San Diego County (CIC) 1968-1969

Box 8, Folder 10

Citizens Interracial Committee of San Diego County (CIC) - Human Relations in San Diego Special Report September 1969

Box 8, Folder 11

Citizens Interracial Committee (CIC) - Support for Council Hearings 1968-1970

Box 8, Folder 12

Common Cause 1970-1974

Box 8, Folder 13

Community Congress 1971-1973

Box 9, Folder 1

Community Relations Board 1972-1976

Box 9, Folder 2

Community Welfare Council and Volunteer Bureau 1969-1973

Box 9, Folder 3

Economic Opportunity Commission 1969-1972

Box 9, Folder 4

Ecumenical Council 1972-1974

Box 9, Folder 5

Elementary Institute of Science 1971

Box 9, Folder 6

Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC) 1971-1973

Box 9, Folder 7

Family Service Association 1971

Box 9, Folder 8

Heartland Human Relations Association 1971-1976

Box 9, Folder 9

Indian Center 1972-1974

Box 9, Folder 10

Institute of Social Systems Engineering, Inc 1970-1972

Box 9, Folder 11

Japanese American Citizens League 1971-1973

Box 9, Folder 12

League of Women Voters 1969-1974

Box 9, Folder 13

Metro - Department of San Diego District United Methodist 1968-1974

Box 9, Folder 14

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1972

Box 9, Folder 15

National Conference of Christians and Jews 1970-1973

Box 9, Folder 16

Pacific Beach Fair Housing Groups

Box 9, Folder 17

People for People - El Cajon 1971-1972

Box 9, Folder 18

Planned Parenthood Association 1971-1973

Box 9, Folder 19

Salvation Army 1972

Box 9, Folder 20

San Diego City Civil Service Commission 1972

Box 9, Folder 21

San Diego City Council 1908-1974

Box 9, Folder 22

San Diego Board of Supervisors 1968-1975

Box 10, Folder 1

San Diego County Human Relations Commission 1970-1976

Box 10, Folder 2

San Diego Unified Coalition 1970-1971

Box 10, Folder 3

San Diego Unified Port Authority 1972

Box 10, Folder 4

San Diego Urban League 1969-1972

Box 10, Folder 5

Strongly Oriented for Action 1973

Box 10, Folder 6

United States Commission on Civil Rights 1969-1972

Box 10, Folder 7

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) 1968-1972