Finding Aid to the California Federation for Civic Unity records, 1945-1956, 1945-1956

Finding Aid written by The Bancroft Library staff; revised by Eresmia Ouranitsas
The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid to the California Federation for Civic Unity records, 1945-1956, 1945-1956

Collection number: BANC MSS C-A 274

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Finding Aid Author(s):
Finding Aid written by The Bancroft Library staff; revised by Eresmia Ouranitsas
Date Completed:
August 2007
Finding Aid Encoded By:
GenX
© 2013 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: California Federation for Civic Unity records
Date (inclusive): 1945-1956
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 274
Creator: California Federation for Civic Unity
Extent: Number of containers: 7 boxes and 4 cartons Linear feet: 7.8 1 Digital Object (1 image)
Repository: The Bancroft Library.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The California Federation for Civic Unity Records contain correspondence and material relating to the Federation's activities, 1945-1956, and deals mainly with racial minority problems such as discrimination, immigration, segregation, housing, Fair Employment Practices Committee, etc. Included, also, are a number of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and copies of bills introduced in the National and State legislatures regarding discriminatory subjects. In addition to the incoming and outgoing correspondence, there are minutes of meetings, minutes of board meetings, financial statements, bills, audits, and conference and workshop notes.
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

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], California Federation for Civic Unity records, BANC MSS C-A 274, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Alternate Forms Available

Digital reproductions of selected items are available.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Black, Hugh, b. 1868--Correspondence
Bramblett, Ernest--Correspondence
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987--Correspondence
Collins, George--Correspondence
Condon, Robert L.--Correspondence
Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-1980--Correspondence
Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980--Correspondence
Engle, Clair, 1911-1964--Correspondence
Hollifield, Chet--Correspondence
Hunter, Ala Oakley--Correspodence
Johnson, Leroy--Correspondence
McFarland, Ernest William, 1894--Correspondence
McKinnon, Clinton--Correspondence
Miller, George P. (George Paul), 1891-1982--Correspondence
Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974--Correspondence
Poulson, Norris, 1895-1982--Correspondence
Scudder, Hubert Baxter, 1888-1968--Correspondence
Shelley, John F.--Correspondence
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972--Correspondence
Yorty, Sam, 1909--Correspondence
Discrimination in employment--California
Discrimination--California
Emigration and immigration--Government policy--United States
Minorities--California
Minorities--Housing--California
Segregation--California
Minutes.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The California Federation for Civic Unity Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the California Federation for Civic Unity in March 1958.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by The Bancroft Library staff; rehoused by Eresmia Ouranitsas in 2007

Organizational History

Established in March 1946 as the California Councils for Civic Unity; became the California Federation for Civic Unity in 1947. Disbanded in 1956.

Scope and Content of Collection

The California Federation for Civic Unity Records contain correspondence and material relating to the Federation's activities, 1945-1956, and deals mainly with racial minority problems such as discrimination, immigration, segregation, housing, FEPC, etc. Included, also, are a number of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and copies of bills introduced in the National and State legislatures regarding discriminatory subjects. In addition to the incoming and outgoing correspondence, there are minutes of meetings, minutes of board meetings, financial statements, bills, audits, and conference and workshop notes.
Of particular interest are seven letters from the American Council of Race Relations; six from the American Friends Service Committee; twenty from the American Jewish Committee; fourteen from the Anti Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; three letters from Eugene Block as executive director of the San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council; six letters from the California Attorney General's Office; eight from the California Department of Education; five from the California Department of Employment; two from California Franchise Tax Board; four from California Governor's Office with two letters signed by Earl Warren as Governor; three letters from California Department of Industrial Relations; nine from the California Youth Authority; three letters from the Japanese American Citizen's League; one from the Urban League of Los Angeles; two from the Urban League of Portland [Oregon]; three from the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing; six from the Palo Alto Fair Play Council; and twenty-six letters from Roma Philbrook as Director of Asilomar.
In addition, there is one letter each from Erskine Caldwell, Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, Ernest McFarland, Wayne Morse, and Harry Truman. Also included are one letter from Ernest Bramblett; two from George Collins, Jr.; one from Robert L. Condon; one from Helen Gahagan Douglas; one from Clair Engle; one from Chet Hollifield; two letters from Ala Oakley Hunter; one from Clinton McKinnon; one from Leroy Johnson; one from George P. Miller; one from Norris Poulson; one letter from Hubert B. Scudder; three from John F. Shelley; and two from Sam Yorty, all as U.S. Congressional Representatives from California.
Other letters included are three letters from Fred S. Farr; one from Luther Gibson; three from Augustus F. Hawkins; one from Verne Hoffman; two letters from Robert I. McCarthy; and two letters from George Miller, Jr., as State Senators; and seven letters from Verne Kilpatrick and two from Caspar W. Weinberger as State Assembly Representatives.

Container Listing

box 1, folders 1-19

Outgoing Correspondence 1945-1948

box 2, folders 1-17

Outgoing Correspondence 1949

box 3, folders 1-20

Outgoing Correspondence 1949-1956

box 4, folders 1-58

Incoming Correspondence 1945-1956

box 5, folders 1-67

Incoming Correspondence 1945-1956

box 6, folders 1-17

Incoming Correspondence 1945-1956

box 6, folders 18-20

Correspondence Regarding Separation undated

box 6, folders 21-24

Miscellaneous Account Books undated

carton 1, folders 1-3

Race Relations undated

carton 1, folders 4-6

National Youth Conference undated

carton 1, folders 7-10

Real Estate undated

carton 1, folders 11-13

Real Estate/Legislation undated

carton 1, folders 14-16

Press Releases undated

carton 1, folders 17-20

Immigration undated

carton 1, folders 21-29

Conferences undated

carton 1, folder 25

C.F.C.U Convention, Asilomar. Dec. 1954 BANC MSS C-A 274

Physical Description: 1 photographic print

Scope and Content Note

Group portrait of California Federation for Civic Unity convention participants.
carton 1, folders 30-31

Discrimination undated

carton 2, folders 1-3

News Clippings undated

carton 2, folders 4-5

Clearing House Library Bulletin undated

carton 2, folder 6

CFCU Speakers undated

carton 2, folders 7-8

Radio Scripts undated

carton 2, folder 9

Segregation undated

carton 2, folders 10-11

SCA-21 and American Plus undated

carton 2, folders 12-14

Bills 1949-1955

carton 2, folders 15-21

FEPC undated

carton 2, folders 22-24

Form Letters undated

carton 2, folder 25

Field Services undated

carton 2, folders 26-27

By-Laws undated

carton 2, folders 28-32

Contact Lists undated

carton 2, folder 33

Census undated

carton 3, folders 1-6

Accounts undated

carton 3, folders 7-9

Accounts/Treasury Reports undated

carton 3, folders 10-11

Job Applications undated

carton 3, folders 12-13

Legal undated

carton 3, folder 14

Treasurer's Reports undated

carton 3, folder 15

Audits/Treasury Reports undated

carton 3, folder 16

Old Records undated

carton 3, folders 17-19

Orders for Printing undated

carton 3, folder 20

Postal Restrictions undated

carton 3, folder 21

Posters undated

carton 3, folder 22

Price lists for various suppliers undated

carton 3, folders 23-24

Travel Expenses undated

carton 3, folders 25-28

Miscellaneous Bills undated

carton 4, folders 1-5

Miscellaneous Flyers, Bulletins, and Pamphlets undated

carton 4, folders 6-8

Miscellaneous Government Publications undated

carton 4, folder 9

Miscellaneous Fragments and Clippings undated

carton 4, folder 10

Miscellaneous Reprints undated

carton 4, folders 11-13

Miscellaneous Bibliographic Material undated

carton 4, folder 14

American Missionary Association Materials undated

carton 4, folders 15-18

Miscellaneous Studies and Reports undated

carton 4, folder 19

Miscellaneous Memos undated

carton 4, folders 20-21

Miscellaneous Serials undated

carton 4, folders 22-23

Miscellaneous Mimeograph Materials undated

carton 4, folder 24

Cal Fed Convention Documents and Publications undated

carton 4, folder 25

Minutes, Board of Directors undated

carton 4, folders 26-28

Board of Director's Material undated

box 7, folders 1-8

Minutes 1946-1954

box 7, folders 9-13

Board of Director's Meetings - Minutes and Reports 1947-1956