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Social work and writings prior to law degree 1929-1998 1948-1979

Scope and Contents

This series contains research and writings from Fertig's career prior to receiving his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from UCLA in May of 1979. A small amount of autobiographical writings in this series were created after 1979, but these focus on Fertig's earlier career-- such as Fertig's manuscripts for his 1998 work titled, "Searching for Justice in Chicago." Material dates from 1929 to 1998, with the bulk spanning 1948 to 1979. See also the Freedom Riders series for any documentation of Fertig's participation in the Freedom Riders group of civil rights activists of the 1960s and the USC School of Social Work series for papers from this time that Fertig kept for reference in his office.
Box 1, Folder 1

"Anti-Negro Restrictive Covenants in Chicago" - paper by Fertig 1948 April 27

Box 1, Folder 2

Pulse Magazine - University of Chicago 1948 October

Box 1, Folder 3

"Dilemna" - poem by Fertig 1949 April 26

Box 1, Folder 4

New Populist - University of Chicago Student Quarterly Spring 1950

Scope and Contents

Fertig was the editor of this quarterly at the time of this edition's publication.
Box 1, Folder 5

Two Hundred Forty-Second Convocation - University of Chicago 1950 June 21

Box 1, Folder 6-7

"A Survey of Relations Between Negroes and Jews in Chicago" - thesis by Fertig 1952 February

Related Materials

Another copy of this thesis, along with related articles, were kept in Fertig's office at USC. See the USC School of Social Work series.
Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence - C. Wright Mills to University of Chicago re: application for Race Relations Program 1952 February

Box 1, Folder 9

"Chatham-Avalon Park Community Council, Chicago" - paper 1953

Box 1, Folder 10

"Need Grade Separations at Stony-South Chicago - 79th" - South-Side News-Courier article by Fertig 1954 June 10

Box 1, Folder 11

"Rapid Transit Down Center of Stony-Island Expressway" - South-Side News-Courier article by Fertig 1954 June 17

Box 1, Folder 12

"National Conference on Juvenile Delinquency" - U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare report 1954 June

Box 1, Folder 13

"Gangs of Chicago" paper circa 1955

Box 1, Folder 14

"Street Worker's Diary" - daily activity reports 1955

Box 1, Folder 15

Chicago [magazine] 1955 September

Box 1, Folder 16

"Different Stages of Development of a 'Street Club' Group for Movement into the Center's Building Program" - paper 1956

Box 1, Folder 17

Correspondence - Charles H. Shireman to Richard J. Parvis re: Ralph Fertig 1956 April 11

Box 1, Folder 18-19

Hyde Park Youth Project progress reports 1955-12-1956-06

Box 1, Folder 20

"Reaching, Redirecting, and Research with Youth Through the Services of a Street Club Worker" - report by Fertig 1956 November 7

Box 1, Folder 21

Correspondence - Sophia M. Robison to Fertig re: thank you for report 1956 November 28

Box 1, Folder 22

"Street Clubs We Have Worked With: Summary of the First Six Months: Hyde Park Youth Project" - paper by Fertig circa 1956

Box 1, Folder 23

"Community Building" pamphlets - Southeast Neighborhood House circa 1950s-1960s

Box 1, Folder 24

Minutes of the first meeting of the Professional Advisory Sub-Committee on the Street Club Work of the Hyde Park Youth Project and the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club 1957 February 22

Box 1, Folder 25

"Les Freres" meeting summary 1957 March

Box 1, Folder 26

From the minutes of the Street Club Work Professional Advisory Committee meeting 1957 March 21

Box 1, Folder 27

"Resume of Street Club Services" - report by Fertig 1957 April 10

Box 1, Folder 28-29

"An Examination and Analysis of Techniques Used by a Street Club Worker in Handling Anti-Social Behavior of Youths Served in the Street Club Program and an Exploration of the Process of Referral of Street Club Members and Their Families for Case Work Service" 1957 May

Box 1, Folder 30

"Fertig Works with Teens at Gads Hill" West Side Times article 1957 August 22

Box 1, Folder 31

Correspondence - Fertig to Margaret Berry re: "hard-to-reach youth" 1957 September 5

Box 1, Folder 32

"Addressed to the Editor" article by Fertig in Hyde Park Herald 1957 September 11

Box 1, Folder 33

"Considerations Relative to Group Eligibility for Intake Into the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Building Centered Program After Contact and Work by a Street Club Worker" 1957

Box 1, Folder 34

"Youth Groups in Conflict" booklet - U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Children's Bureau 1958

Box 2, Folder 1

Hyde Park Youth Project report 1955-05-1958-05

Box 2, Folder 2

Hyde Park Youth Project of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago final report 1958-10

Box 2, Folder 3

Teleclass Study Guide - Psychology 207, Child Psychology 1958

Box 2, Folder 4

Teleclass Study Guide - Humanities 202 1958

Box 2, Folder 5

Proposed Researchable Questions for a Research Design for the Street Club Work, Hyde Park Youth Project circa 1950s-1960s

Box 2, Folder 6

"Your Civil Rights" booklet - Commission on Human Rights - Chicago, Illinois 1959

Box 2, Folder 7

"Letters to the Editor" re: policy of "race labels" - Hyde Park Herald 1961 April 14

Box 2, Folder 8-11

"Men and Labor" - readings, sessions, and syllabus edited by Fertig 1962

Box 2, Folder 12

Peace Corps Training Program - British Honduras Program 2 - University of Maryland 1964

Box 2, Folder 13-14

Men and Work manuscript by Fertig 1965

Box 2, Folder 15

Some Principles of Community Organization 1965 March 1

Box 2, Folder 16

Proposed Guidelines for Direct Action for the Neighborhood Organizers in the Southeast Neighborhood Development Program 1966 July 14

Box 3, Folder 1

"Voluntary Pay Cuts are Urged to Keep UPO [United Planning Organization] Program Alive" - Washington Post article 1966 December 6

Box 3, Folder 2

"Fertig Rejects Plea to Retain SE Post" - article in Washington Post 1967 June 24

Box 3, Folder 3

"New Careers Development: Institutional Implications" - article by Fertig in New Careers Newsletter 1968 April

Box 3, Folder 4

German government papers re: Lotte Fertig 1968-1969

Language of Material: German.
Box 32, Folder 1

"Approaches to the Study of Politics" - writings by Fertig 1969 October 1

Physical Location: Some of this material is printed on legal-size paper so it was separated into a legal-size box. It was previously arranged chronologically with other material in its series.
Box 3, Folder 5

"Public Welfare: A Proposal on Goals and Progress" - paper by Fertig circa 1960s-1970s

Box 3, Folder 6

"Citizen Involvement" - paper by Fertig circa 1970s

Box 3, Folder 7

"Summary of the Ecology of the American City" - paper by Fertig circa 1970s

Box 3, Folder 8

"A Research Design for a Study of Means and Ends in Private Social Welfare Agencies in the National Capital Area" - paper by Fertig 1970 May 27

Box 3, Folder 9

"A Metropolitan Conscience - 'To Get People Into Planning'" - Washington Post article 1972 July 15

Box 3, Folder 10

Washington Planning and Housing Association pamphlet 1973

Box 3, Folder 11

"Moderately Priced Housing Without Subsidy: The MPDU Proposal" - article by Fertig in ASPO Magazine 1973 May 26

Box 3, Folder 12

"L.A. Community Action Agency Gets New Chief" - article in Los Angeles Times 1973 July 4

Box 3, Folder 13

Correspondence - Marie C. Barksdale to Fertig re: sincerest appreciation 1973 July 19

Box 3, Folder 14

"Los Angeles' Gain" - article in Washington Post 1973 July 24

Box 3, Folder 15

"Ralph Fertig to Work in L.A." - editor's note in Washington ADA Newsletter 1973 September

Box 3, Folder 16

"GLACAA Gets New Chief" - GLACAA Papers newsletter 1973 August 3

Box 3, Folder 17

Resume - Ralph Fertig 1973

Box 3, Folder 18

"The General Relief Nightmare" - report by Greater Los Angeles Community Action Agency 1974

Box 3, Folder 19

Critique of CAP [Community Action Programs] Examination paper 1975 October 27

Box 3, Folder 20

Certificate of Appreciation, Child Care Development Program 1975 August 21

Box 3, Folder 21

Photograph of Ralph Fertig as SBA president 1975 May

Box 3, Folder 22

"An Examination of Community Action Programs" - paper by Fertig 1975 October

Box 3, Folder 23

Correspondence to and from Fertig 1973-1976

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence from Fertig to Edward M. Kaitz and Reverend Felix D. Dancy and correspondence to Fertig from Frank H. Hollis, Harvey S. Perloff, Walter E. Washington, Neil C. Sandberg, James R. Moyer, R. Stephen Browning, Anni Landauer, Earl E. Raines, and John S. Gibson, Jr. The majority of this correspondence relates to Fertig's move from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles, California.
Box 3, Folder 24

"Background Statement for Review of Housing Rehabilitation and Neighborhood Determination" - paper by Fertig 1976

Box 3, Folder 25

Letter of recommendation from Joan H. Cole to UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Planning 1976 March 1

Box 3, Folder 26

"Proposal to Review the Impact on Inner City Neighborhoods of Services by Agencies Overseen by House Banking, Currency, and Housing Committee" - paper by Fertig 1976 March 14

Box 3, Folder 27

Letter of recommendation from Edmund G. Brown to Dean Murray Schwartz re: admission to UCLA Law School 1976 April 28

Box 3, Folder 28

"GLACAA, the War on Poverty, and Community Politics: The Roots of Municipal Imperialism in Los Angeles" 1976 June 15

Box 3, Folder 29

"Issues in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Neighborhood Determination and Housing Rehabilitation" - draft submission by Fertig 1976 July 7

Box 3, Folder 30

Committee on Banking, Currency and Housing Hearings on Urban Recovery - memorandum and notes 1976-08-1976-09

Box 3, Folder 31

Interview with Fertig by The Docket and resumes 1976 November 23

Box 3, Folder 32

"A Report to the Chairman of the Committee on Banking, Currency and Housing" - memorandum and report by Fertig 1976-07-23-1976-12-28

Box 3, Folder 33

"Urban Development Strategy for California" - Advisory Committee draft 1977 May

Box 3, Folder 34

"Community Development Block Grants: A Metropolitan Perspective" - Housing Committee of the Community Relations Conference of Southern California 1977 June 6

Box 3, Folder 35

"The Environment, the Economy and the Excluded" - guest opinion article by Fertig in Sierra Club Bulletin 1977 August

Box 3, Folder 36

Final Exam: Law and the Poor 1977 December 13

Box 3, Folder 37

"Cramalot" - play by Fertig 1978 May 13

Box 3, Folder 38-39

"An Enquiry into the Initiation, Development and Maintenance of Relations Between Lawyers and Clients" study by Fertig 1978 June 14

Box 4, Folder 1

Program in Social Ecology: Faculty Research Interests and Representative Publications 1978 July 15

Box 4, Folder 2

"Coming of Age in the City: Older People in Older Houses in Older Neighborhoods" - research paper by Fertig 1978 July

Box 4, Folder 3

"Urban Aid Often Aids Abuses Instead" - Los Angeles Times article by Fertig 1978 October 4

Box 4, Folder 4

"Planning for Economic Integration with the Use of Law" - Fertig dissertation proposal circa 1970s

Box 4, Folder 5

Letter from Fertig re: bilingual graduation announcements 1979 March 18

Box 4, Folder 6

"Equal Law and Social Justice: Initial Explorations for a Dissertation on Efforts to Reallocate Legal Services to the Poor" - paper by Fertig 1979 April 16

Box 4, Folder 7

"Law School Caught Up in Battle Over Bilingual Grad Announcements" - article in UCLA Daily Bruin 1979 April 23

Box 4, Folder 8-10

Individual Statement of Interest submitted to the Social Development Policy Group 1979-04-13-1979-05-17

Box 4, Folder 11-12

"Poverty, the Law, and the System of Justice" - a proposed dissertation in Urban Planning by Fertig 1979 November 7

Box 4, Folder 13

Law and Poverty - final exam with Supreme Court brief: Rodriguez and Martinez v. Sawyer circa 1979

Box 4, Folder 15

"Backgrounds of the War Against Poverty" - paper by Fertig circa 1970s-1980s

Box 4, Folder 17

"Statement on Unifying Philosophy for Settlement Houses for the National Capital Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers" - paper by Fertig circa 1966

Box 4, Folder 18

"Law as an Item of Collective Consumption" - paper by Fertig circa 1979

Box 4, Folder 19

Memorandum to Julius Edelstein and Dudley Morris, Jimmy Carter's National Urban Policy Task Force circa 1979

Box 6, Folder 5

Housing Team memorandum, Western Center on Law and Poverty 1977

Box 7, Folder 31

USC Community Service Center - proposal by Fertig 1976

Box 7, Folder 32

Program Handbook Area Council No. 8 - Greater Los Angeles Community Action Agency circa 1975

Box 7, Folder 33

UCLA Asian American Law Students Association proposal for alternate admissions program circa 1979

Box 8, Folder 49

"A Proposed Position Paper in Our Continuing Fight Against Poverty" - paper by Fertig circa 1975

Box 8, Folder 50

"Representation by Counsel in Criminal Cases" - paper by Fertig circa 1960s-1980s

Box 8, Folder 51

"article on the environment, the economy, and the excluded" by Fertig circa 1970s

Box 8, Folder 52

"Historic Denial of Human Rights in America" - paper by Fertig circa 1972

Box 8, Folder 54

"A Haggadah for All People" - essay by Fertig circa 1970s-1980s

Box 8, Folder 55

"Some Reflections Upon a Career of Community-Based Efforts for Social Reform" - paper by Fertig circa 1960s

Box 9, Folder 3

"Reaching Rejected Youth" - article by Fertig 1960

Box 9, Folder 4

Personal writings and photographs 1947-1984

Scope and Contents

Includes portraits of an unidentified child (possibly Fertig); a poem; clippings of writings by Fertig--one titled "A Man's Poetic Wanderlust"; an article about Fertig winning an orator contest for Hirsch High School; and the score of a happy birthday song for Fertig "from Karen" for Fertig's 40th birthday.
Box 9, Folder 5

Photograph and article featuring Arthur H. Fertig circa 1940s

Scope and Contents

Photographic print of Arthur H. Fertig with two other naval officers and a clipping of an article titled, "Proud Father, Hero Son." Text from the article: "Capt. Arthur H. Fertig, USMS, recently on leave, is shown here with his dad, Arthur J. Fertig, 1506 Rosemont."
Box 9, Folder 6

[American Maritime Officer (newspaper) featuring Arthur Fertig] 1981 June

Scope and Contents

Article featuring Arthur Fertig titled "D-2's 'Williamsburgh' Named Gallant Ship, '81" -- includes picture of Arthur Fertig.
Box 9, Folder 7

[Portrait of a young girl by Frank Moore Studios] circa 1930s-1950s

Box 9, Folder 8

Photograph of Ralph Fertig, Martin Sheen, and unidentified man circa 1970s-1980s

Box 9, Folder 9

"Once upon a time, in the wood of Gasterlee [...]" personal narrative circa 1960s-1980s

Box 9, Folder 10

Book of poems by H. T. Tsiang 1929

Box 9, Folder 11

Photocopies from "Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology" 1964

Box 9, Folder 16-19, Box 10, Folder 1-5

["Searching for Justice in Chicago" - manuscripts by Fertig] 1997-1998

Scope and Contents

Various titles were used for different drafts of this work, including: "Legacies: The Life and Times of an American Liberal - Book I: The Chicago Years"; "The Life and Times of an American Liberal: A Personal/ Political Perspective of the Twentieth Century - Book I: The Chicago Years"; and "Searching for Justice in Chicago." In these folders, "Searching for Justice in Chicago" is the title with the latest date.
Box 10, Folder 6

Flyer - protest march to-do list circa 1970s-1990s

Box 10, Folder 7

"Roots" book manuscript by Fertig circa 1995

Box 10, Folder 8

"Farewell to Ralph" song circa 1981

Box 10, Folder 9

List of songs - starting with "Hammer Song" 1965 March

Box 10, Folder 10

Festival of Pesach - Passover songs circa 1960s-1970s

Box 10, Folder 11

Hyde Park Project - notes 1955-1956

Box 10, Folder 12

[Metropolitan Washington Planning and Housing Association (MWPHA) brochures, pamphlets, and urban renewal proposal] circa 1972

Box 10, Folder 13

The Advocate (newsletter) - Metropolitan Washington Planning and Housing Association (MWPHA) 1971-1972

Box 10, Folder 14

[Metropolitan Washington Planning and Housing Association (MWPHA) correspondence] 1973

Box 10, Folder 15

Testimony for the Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the Americans for Democratic Action circa 1970

Box 10, Folder 16

Benefit performance for Southeast Neighborhood House - program 1963 May 16

Box 10, Folder 17

"The Special Meaning of Washington" - writing by Fertig 1973 January 19

Box 10, Folder 18

"We're Technicians With a Mission" - notes for song by Fertig circa 1970

Box 10, Folder 19

Newsletter, Metropolitan Washington Chapter of National Association of Social Workers 1970 March

Box 10, Folder 20

"A Day in Our Life With Mischa" - draft by Fertig 1973 January 15

Box 10, Folder 21

"Fable for Downtown" - article by Fertig in D.C. Gazette 1973 April 11

Box 10, Folder 22

"Katinga (As Told to Katie) - draft by Fertig 1973 February 13

Box 10, Folder 23

"Tent City: Home of the Brave" - AFL-CIO. Industrial Union Department brochure circa 1950s-1960s

Box 10, Folder 24

UCLA School of Law - proposed dissertations 1978

Box 10, Folder 25

"Some Initial Explorations on the Study of the Reallocation of Legal Services" - paper by Fertig 1979 May 17

Box 10, Folder 26

"Ours is a society in which wealth and power [...]" - paper by Fertig 1973 February 1

Box 10, Folder 27

"Hope for the Family" - D.C. Coalition of Conscience brochure 1965

Box 10, Folder 28

Statement of the NCACLU Concerning a Disorder in Southeast Washington 1966 September 8

Box 10, Folder 29

"You, the parents of America [...]" - handwritten notes circa 1960s-1980s

Box 11, Folder 1

"Representation by Counsel in Criminal Cases" - paper circa 1970s-1980s

Box 11, Folder 2

"Confessions of a 20th Century Radical" - book outline by Fertig circa 1980s

Box 11, Folder 3

UCLA Student Bar Association - meeting summary 1979

Box 11, Folder 22

Christmas song parodies by Fertig circa 1970

Box 11, Folder 23

Song parodies by Fertig 1967-1971

Box 11, Folder 25

Statement of Senator Robert F. Kennedy 1968 May 19

Box 11, Folder 26

"A Trip to Leningrad" - draft by Fertig 1972 August 16

Box 11, Folder 27

New Careers Development Program - Necessary Ingredients circa 1972


Southern California Americans for Democratic Action (SCADA) 1968-2003 1980s

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence, event programs, newsletters, documentation of organizational initiatives, and other documents internal to SCADA. Material dates from 1968 to 2003, with the majority of these documents created in the 1980s.
Box 4, Folder 20-21

El Salvador correspondence, activism, and resources 1982-1985

Box 4, Folder 22

Invitation to "Fight Back" Dinner 1981 May 2

Box 4, Folder 23

Press release re: absenteeism 1981

Box 4, Folder 24-25

Eleanor Roosevelt Awards Dinner 1982, 1997-2003

Box 4, Folder 26

Assembly bills 1983

Box 4, Folder 27

ADA San Diego branch 1982-1983

Box 4, Folder 28

ADA Santa Monica Bay Cities branch 1983-1985

Box 5, Folder 1

Support for South Korea 1982-1983

Box 5, Folder 2

ADA World newsletter 1983 January

Box 5, Folder 3

Correspondence from Fertig to Office of Review and Appeals re: Veterans Administration lawsuit 1983 December 16

Box 5, Folder 4

The California Center Roster and Government Guide 1983

Box 5, Folder 5

Legislative ratings and summaries 1983

Box 5, Folder 6

Draft letter to Governor George Deukmejian re: Howard Carper 1984

Box 5, Folder 7

ADA Board of Directors: nominees 1984

Box 5, Folder 8

Correspondence from Fertig re: electing officers 1984

Box 5, Folder 9

State legislative ratings 1984

Box 5, Folder 10

Correspondence from Fertig to "Phil" re: rating state Senate and Assembly members 1984 January 5

Box 5, Folder 11

"Liberal Quotient" evaluation 1984

Box 5, Folder 12

Summary of issues ratings 1984

Box 5, Folder 13

Correspondence from Fertig re: Victor Rios 1985

Box 5, Folder 14

Star Wars [Strategic Defense Initiative] correspondence and research 1985

Box 5, Folder 15

South Africa 1985

Box 5, Folder 16

ADA correspondence 1975-1985

Box 5, Folder 17

The California Center Roster and Government Guide 1985

Box 5, Folder 18

Committee lists 1985

Box 5, Folder 19

Candidates for Board of Directors 1985

Box 5, Folder 20

ADA World newsletter 1985 January/February

Box 5, Folder 21

Correspondence from Anthony Beilenson to Fertig re: Congressional Directory 1985 February 7

Box 5, Folder 22

Mailing list 1986

Box 5, Folder 23

Survey of issues/bills 1986

Box 5, Folder 24

Voting records 1987

Box 5, Folder 25

ADA Today (newsletter) - voting record 1987

Box 5, Folder 26

Anti-Bork [Robert H. Bork] 1987

Box 5, Folder 27

ADA governance bylaws 1987 April 8

Box 5, Folder 28

"The Fertig Fiesta" program and invitations 1987 May 31

Box 5, Folder 29

Amicus Most profiles, lectures, and articles circa 1984

Box 5, Folder 30

Correspondence from Milan Panic to Fertig re: Bruce Babbitt 1987 October 21

Box 5, Folder 31

"Proud of the Past... Forging the Future" - ADA 40th anniversary event program 1988

Box 5, Folder 32-33

Affirmative action articles and statistics 1989-1995

Box 5, Folder 34

Fundraising notes and figures 1992-1993

Box 6, Folder 3

The Catalyst (newsletter) 1983, 1987, 1989

Box 6, Folder 9

Eleanor Roosevelt Awards Dinner honoring Aris and Carolyn Anagnos 1990 April 4

Box 7, Folder 23

"A Forum for the People of Bhopal" - report by Fertig 1985

Box 7, Folder 36

Notes on Business Ethics Seminar circa 1980s

Box 8, Folder 45

"Americans for Democratic Action Grade Voting Gap" - article in LA Reader 1986 March 28

Box 8, Folder 46

Maps of California's proposed assembly districts 1981

Box 8, Folder 47

"Wake Up Democrats! Take Back the Country" conference 2001 June 24

Box 8, Folder 48

SCADA tax exemption application and bylaws 1981-1983

Box 11, Folder 24

"Sham A Lot" - political satire by Fertig circa 1980s

Box 11, Folder 15

Iran-Contra research and initiatives 1987

Box 11, Folder 16

"Organizing a Major Issue Campaign" guide circa 1980s

Box 11, Folder 17

One Thousand Days: The Reagan Record 1983 October

Box 11, Folder 18

Simpson-Mazzoli Bill 1982-1983

Box 11, Folder 19

[Petitions, correspondence, and brochures] 1985-1987, 1998

Box 11, Folder 20

[ADA event - photographic proof sheets] circa 1980s

Box 11, Folder 21

Stickers 1968-1980


Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) 1978-2004 1990s

Scope and Contents

This series contains editions of HLP newsletters, correspondence, administrative records, research relating to Kurdistan, and legal proceedings and briefs from cases involving HLP. The bulk of this material was created in the 1990s while Fertig served as HLP's president. One case that is well-documented in this series, Humanitarian Law Project, et al. v. Janet Reno, et al., was a federal court case concerning the rights of people in the United States to provide material support to organizations classified by the U.S. Government as engaged in terrorist activities. The Sri Lanka-based Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were specific organizations concerned in this case.
Box 6, Folder 7

PROTOCOL [newsletter] 1990-1991

Box 6, Folder 10

Correspondence to Sergei Aizavian, Soviet Consul General re: issue of PROTOCOL (publication) review 1990 June 8

Box 6, Folder 15

Contacts - Board of Directors 1990 June

Box 6, Folder 16

International Educational Development (IED) memorandum - "United Nations Sub-Commission" 1990 September 10

Box 6, Folder 17

HLP overviews, projects, and editions of PROTOCOL 1990-1995

Box 6, Folder 18

"Seeking Peace Through Law" - paper by Fertig circa 1996

Box 6, Folder 19

International Educational Development (IED) Report on our Work at the UN Commission on Human Rights 1992

Box 6, Folder 20

"The Humanitarian Law Project Honors Sister Pat Krommer" - event program 1992 February 14

Box 6, Folder 22

"An Urgent Appeal for Intervention" - Project AIDS International (PAI) 1993 August

Box 6, Folder 23

"Armed Conflict in the World Today: A Country by Country Review" - HLP paper 1993

Box 6, Folder 24

"Nuremberg -- Fifty Years: Accountability and Responsibility" -- excerpt from University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 1995

Box 6, Folder 25

"A Living Tree: The Roots and Growth of Jewish Law" - reprinted excerpt 1988

Box 6, Folder 26

HLP/IED minutes of board meeting and correspondence 1994-1995

Box 6, Folder 27

1000 Friends of the Humanitarian Law Project circa 1994

Box 6, Folder 28

"Healing Wounded People: Bringing Justice to War Crimes Victims" - excerpt from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 1997

Box 6, Folder 29

Correspondence from Jerome M. Segal, Jewish Peace Lobby 1997 September

Box 6, Folder 30

Publications from Senator Alan Cranston re: campaign for a new United Nations charter 1996-1997

Box 6, Folder 31

International Education Development by-laws 1978 May 18

Box 6, Folder 32

Sink or Shrink - the Turnaround Agenda circa 1999

Box 6, Folder 33

Arms and the Men - HLP Research Program re: Turkey circa 1998

Box 6, Folder 34

Letters to the Editor ( Los Angeles Times) by Fertig re: Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) 1998 April 7

Box 6, Folder 35

Email from Mike Farrell to Fertig re: "War on the Mexican People" 1998 July 3

Box 6, Folder 36

"Armed Conflict in the World Today: A Country by Country Review" HLP/IED 1998 Spring

Box 6, Folder 37

"Legal Brief Against NATO" re: criminal tribunal for former Yugoslavia 1999 May 8

Box 6, Folder 38

"The Use of Torture and Overall Trend Toward Increased Human Rights Violations Under Kim Dae-Jung Government in South Korea" - paper 1999 April

Box 7, Folder 1

Arms Sales Monitor (newsletter) 2000 April

Box 7, Folder 2

Correspondence to members of the National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom re: Humanitarian Law Project v. Reno 2000

Box 7, Folder 3

List of principal programs - Guatemala and El Salvador circa 1993

Box 7, Folder 4

"Human Rights Abuses by America" - paper by Fertig circa 1998

Box 7, Folder 5

Zapatista: A Big Noise Film - fax to Fertig 1998

Box 7, Folder 6

"Jewish Ambivalence and the Psychodynamics of American Politics" - article from Tikkun Magazine by Michael Lerner 1989 June

Box 7, Folder 7

"Conflict Resolution and the Question of Democracy in Nicaragua" - PROTOCOL (newsletter) review 1988 July

Box 7, Folder 8

"Human Rights Abuses by United States" - article by Fertig in PROTOCOL (newsletter) 1990 February

Box 7, Folder 9

"Humanitarian Law and the Tamil Struggle" article in PROTOCOL (newsletter) 1990 May

Box 7, Folder 10

"Guatemalan Refugees and the Politics of Asylum" article in PROTOCOL (newsletter) 1989 August

Box 7, Folder 11

Parliamentarians Global Action - 1990 Prospectus circa 1990

Box 7, Folder 12

"Create the State of Palestine!" article in PROTOCOL (newsletter) 1988 November

Box 7, Folder 13

"The Current Conflict Between Turkish Armed Forces and the Kurds of Southeast Anatolia" - paper by Fertig and Patricia Krommer 1991 July

Box 7, Folder 14

"Seeking Peace Through Law" - HLP report by Fertig circa 1996

Box 7, Folder 15

"U.S. Arms Trade with Turkey Violates U.S. and International Laws - Contributing to the Genocide of the Kurds" report by Fertig 1998

Box 7, Folder 16

HLP press release re: Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) 1998 June 19

Box 7, Folder 17

"Declaration of the Foundation Conference of the People's Congress of Kurdistan" printouts from Internet Archive 2004 March 14

Box 7, Folder 18

Kurdistan Report (magazine) 1995, 1998

Box 7, Folder 19

Correspondence to Nobel Peace Prize Committee re: nomination of Leyla Zana of Turkey 1998 May 28

Box 7, Folder 20

Correspondence from Fertig re: support for the Center for Congressional Rights (CCR) 1998 May 16

Box 7, Folder 29

Correspondence from Jill A. Rowse to Fertig re: Southwestern University School of Law 1998 April 29

Box 7, Folder 30

Correspondence from Chris Jennings to Fertig re: Federal Work Study agreement 1998 May 26

Box 7, Folder 35

Comments and Suggestions for Immigration Rights Initiative circa 1990s

Box 8, Folder 32

"A People Struggling for their Homeland: The Kurds of Anatolia" - article by Fertig circa 1995

Box 8, Folder 42

Humanitarian Law Project v. Janet Reno - petition for a writ of certiorari circa 2000

Box 8, Folder 43

Humanitarian Law Project v. John Ashcroft 2004

Box 8, Folder 53

Humanitarian Law Project flyer circa 1998

Box 11, Folder 13

[Board meeting minutes, Mexico Elections Information Project, and other HLP initiatives] 1992

Box 36, Folder 3-6

Eric H. Holder, Jr., et al. v. Humanitarian Law Project, et al. - transcripts 2009-2010

Box 36, Folder 7

Eric H. Holder, Jr., et al. v. Humanitarian Law Project, et al. - clippings, flyers, and notes 2009-2010


University Synagogue 1997-2000

Scope and Contents

This series consists of clippings, presentation material, correspondence, and organizational rosters spanning 1997 to 2000, during the time that Fertig chaired the Social Justice Committee of the University Synagogue in Los Angeles.
Box 7, Folder 44

Social Justice Committee - proposed roster 1997

Box 7, Folder 46

Forum on Freedom of the Press 1998

Box 7, Folder 47

"A Dedicated Synagogue Leader: Ralph Fertig" - article in The Torch (newsletter) 1998 March

Box 8, Folder 1

Habitat for Humanity 1999

Box 8, Folder 2

Statements of revenues and expenses 1999 February

Box 8, Folder 3

Correspondence re: "Jews in Ethiopia" 1999

Box 8, Folder 4

"Defining Jerusalem" - article by Jerome M. Segal in Middle East Insight 1999 January-February

Box 8, Folder 5

"Separation of Church and State" - article in The Torch (newsletter) 1999 December

Box 8, Folder 6

Social Justice Committee correspondence 1997-2000

Box 8, Folder 7

Violence against women - prevention and legislative background 2000

Box 8, Folder 8

Correspondence - stop gun violence 2000

Box 8, Folder 9

Correspondence - debt relief 2000

Box 8, Folder 10

Correspondence from Fertig - "separation of church and state a vital issue in presidential race" 2000

Box 8, Folder 11

"An Evening with Dr. Jay" [Jay I. Frailich] flyer 2000

Box 8, Folder 13

SOVA - High Holiday Food Drive invitation circa 2000

Box 8, Folder 14

Letter from Fertig to Gray Davis re: California hunger programs circa 2000

Box 8, Folder 15

"Who's Backing Whom? Jewish Supporters Line Up Behind Their Candidates" - article by Tom Tugend in The Jewish Journal 2000 February 18

Box 8, Folder 16

"Adopted Resolution Regarding the Boy Scouts of America" memorandum 2000 March 9

Box 8, Folder 17

"Pope John Paul II: Pilgrim in the Holy Land" - article by Rabbi Michael A. Singer circa 2000

Box 8, Folder 18

S.M.A.R.T Talk newsletter [Santa Monicans Allied for Responsible Tourism] 2000 March

Box 8, Folder 19

"Who Owns America" - program 2000 April 9

Box 8, Folder 20

"Cancel the Debt, Now!" brochure 2000 April 9

Box 8, Folder 21

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank newsletter - "Noteworthy" 2000 Winter

Box 8, Folder 22

Contacts 1997

Box 8, Folder 23

Board of Trustees roster 1999-2000

Box 8, Folder 24

Social Justice Committee's presentation of Teofilo Ruiz 1999

Box 8, Folder 25

Social Justice Committee - planning and flyer for "Not in My Backyard: Cultural Conflict in L.A." 1997

Box 8, Folder 26

Social Justice Committee forum on public health care for children 1998

Box 32, Folder 4

The Abraham Fund 1998


USC School of Social Work 1947-2014 2003-2014

Scope and Contents

This series consists of course material, correspondence, research, photographs, audiovisual material, and other records that were held in Fertig's USC School of Social Work office when he retired in 2016. Material spans 1947 to 2014, with the bulk dating from 2003 to 2012.
Box 11, Folder 28

Diane Watson Resource Fair (homelessness) 2008-2009

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

"Congresswoman Diane E. Watson presents Working into Recovery Resource Fair, Saturday, April 11, 2009." Includes pamphlets and guides for resources relating to housing and social services.
Box 11, Folder 30-34, Box 12, Folder 1

Homelessness resources 2004-2008

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Includes pamphlets, guides, and promotional material collected by Fertig on resources for the homeless. Publishers include the Venice Family Clinic; Shelter Partnership, Inc.; Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty at the Weingart Center; National Alliance to End Homelessness; RAND Corporation; Inter-University Consortium Against Homelessness; Downtown Women's Center (Los Angeles), Venice Community Housing Corporation, and the Lamp Community. Also included is a small amount of presentation material from students of Fertig's SOWK 535: Social Welfare Policy course. Information on Senator Gil Cedillo's two bills included in the "Skid Row Package" (SB 1318 and SB 1320) is also covered.

Processing Information

Most of these materials were found in folders labeled "Homelessness resources." Smaller portions of this text were found loose and unfoldered adjacent to the folders labeled "Homelessness resources."
Box 12, Folder 2

Fact sheets (homelessness) 2007-2008

Box 12, Folder 3-4

[Homelessness resources and literature] 2006-2008

Scope and Contents

Two folders containing mostly information on resources for the homeless. Materials include pamphlets, brochures, a newsletter, presentation material, housing-related excerpts from the U.S. government's report to CERD, and articles and essays on homelessness.
Box 12, Folder 5

"Without a Home in America" presentation material 2007

Scope and Contents

Presentation material and talking points for a presentation titled "Without a Home in America" given by Fertig in 2007.
Box 12, Folder 6-7

Bring Los Angeles Home: the Campaign to End Homelessness 2006

Box 12, Folder 8

Homeless in LAUSD [Los Angeles Unified School District] 2005-2006

Box 12, Folder 9

["The Right to Housing" conference material] 2006

Box 12, Folder 10

["Aggregating Student Power to Alleviate Homelessness" - paper by Fertig] 2007

Box 12, Folder 11

Homelessness 2000-2008

Scope and Contents

Articles, research reports, and other publications and correspondence on homelessness, homeless people with HIV/AIDS, homeless domestic violence victims, elderly homeless populations, and statistics on homeless deaths in Los Angeles. Publishers include Beyond Shelter, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness, Inter-University Consortium Against Homelessness, and the Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty.
Box 12, Folder 12-13

Articles on homelessness 2003-2009

Scope and Contents

Also includes handwritten notes, published studies, presentation material, and essays on homelessness.
Box 12, Folder 14

LACEHH [Los Angeles Coalition To End Hunger and Homelessness] 2005-2007

Box 12, Folder 15, Box 13, Folder 1

[Homeless families and youth research and resources] 2001-2010

Box 13, Folder 2-3

[Housing resolution actions and the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity] 2009

Scope and Contents

Includes testimonies by Fertig and his students before the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity; letters to Congresswoman Maxine Waters; and correspondence between Fertig and Steven B. Sample regarding these actions.
Box 13, Folder 4

Inclusionary zoning 2004-2008

Box 13, Folder 5-6

City of Los Angeles inclusionary housing study 2002 September 25

Box 13, Folder 7-8

[Gil Cedillo California State Senate bills] 2006-2007

Scope and Contents

The majority of this material relates to the 2007 California Senate Bill 2 (SB 2), including audio recordings, correspondence, and transcriptions related to the bill. Senate bills 1318, 1320, 1321, 1322, and 1323 are also covered. All of these bills involve Gil Cedillo when he was a member of the California Senate from the 22nd district.
Box 13, Folder 9-11

ICAN 2003 [Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect] 2003

Box 13, Folder 12

Global 2004, 2011

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, articles, and records of legal proceedings. Publishers include Human Rights Watch and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST).
Box 14, Folder 1-4

[Humanitarian Law Project legal proceedings] 2010

Scope and Contents

Transcripts of legal proceedings from the U.S. Supreme Court case: Eric H. Holder, Jr., et al. v. Humanitarian Law Project, et al. Also includes records of legal proceedings from other cases involving the Humanitarian Law Project.
Box 14, Folder 5

[Offprints and reproductions of writings on labor, production, and consumption] 1956, 1961

Scope and Contents

Titles of these works include "Consumers of Abundance;" "The Worker and his Society;" "The Meaning of Labor;" "Value, Price and Profit;" "The Organization of Man;" "Work, Production and Consumption;" and "Labor, Leisure and Happiness." Authors include Gerard Piel, Karl Marx, and William H. Whyte, Jr.


Dates of reproduction are unknown. The only copyright dates specified in the material are 1956 and 1961.
Box 14, Folder 8-10

Diane Nash emails 2009-2010

Scope and Contents

Relates to Freedom Riders 50th anniversary event.
Box 14, Folder 12

Civil Rights photographs 1981

Scope and Contents

Most of these images are photocopies of originals from the 1960s. Also includes a 1981 pamphlet from the Freedom Rider Coordinating Committee for the Twentieth Anniversary Reunion of the Los Angeles Freedom Riders.
Box 15, Folder 3-7

Original writings 1969-1973, 2001-2008

Creator: Fertig, Ralph D.

Scope and Contents

Includes three plays: "Love and War," "Way Out," and "Separation." Other works include "The Senator and the Man in the House," "Moderately Priced Housing Without Subsidy: the MPDU Proposal," and "Aggregating Student Power: A Model for Teaching (Social Welfare) Policy Advocacy." Earlier papers from Fertig's undergraduate and graduate work are also included. Includes notes, drafts, correspondence, and final publications.
Box 15, Folder 9

[Jose Luis - notes on the history of Mexico] 2006 May 15

Scope and Contents

Notepad titled "Jose Luis - 5/15/06." Contains notes on historical dates in Mexican history starting in 1325.
Box 15, Folder 10

"Public Welfare" [play by Fertig] 2006

Box 15, Folder 11

"His Honor" [play by Fertig] 2005

Scope and Contents

A play in one act. Contains text of the play, information on awards, and a notebook.
Box 15, Folder 12-13

Social work songs 2003

Box 16, Folder 1

Speeches and lectures 2009

Creator: Fertig, Ralph D.
Box 16, Folder 2

All School Day 2010-2012

Scope and Contents

"All School Day is an educational forum co-led by students and faculty to discuss how we can better communicate across differences [...]"
Box 16, Folder 3

Visiting lectures circa 2007

Scope and Contents

Includes biographical sketches of Bruce Jeffrey Einhorn and copies of a 1968 U.S. Government memorandum titled: "Leak of FBI Documents Concerning Ralph D. Fertig to Senator Robert C. Byrd."
Box 16, Folder 4

California Social Welfare Archives (CSWA) 2008-2009

Box 16, Folder 5

Awards 2003-2010

Box 16, Folder 6

Thank you cards and letters 2006-2011

Scope and Contents

Also includes photographs of Fertig, including a group photograph featuring Fertig with Eric Garcetti.
Box 16, Folder 7

USC Master Plan 2008

Box 16, Folder 8

CSWE [Council on Social Work Education] 2008

Box 16, Folder 9

[USC School of Social Work faculty meetings and Curriculum Revision Committee] 2013-2014

Box 16, Folder 10-17, Box 17, Folder 1-4

[100 Years of Social Work at USC 1906-2006: a History in Words and Pictures] 2005-2007

Scope and Contents

Includes drafts and corrections--sometimes separated by chapter; handwritten notes; correspondence between authors and contributors; research on USC's history with social work; photocopies of images to use in the book along with forms documenting image usage rights; and a CD labeled "USC Digital Archives photos for Social Work book."

Related Materials

See also Box 31 of this collection, "Audiovisual material - CDs and DVDs, 2004-2011" for digital images collected for use in this book.
Box 17, Folder 5-10, Box 18, Folder 1

[USC School of Social Work Reaffirmation Self-Study] 2009

Box 18, Folder 2

MSW Standards: Reaccreditation Self-Study Report 2008

Box 18, Folder 3

[Remarks by Fertig to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 2004 March 26

Box 18, Folder 4-5

[Curriculum Policy Review Committee (CPRC) recommendations and meeting minutes] 2010

Box 18, Folder 6

["Recollections on Martin Luther King's Birthday: An Autobiographical Sketch On One Man's Freedom Ride" - essay by Fertig] 1996 January 15

Box 18, Folder 7

[Maureen Reagan, Betty Ford, Mayor Tom Bradley, and Ralph Fertig at equal rights amendment march (photocopied image from Los Angeles Times] 1981 August 23

Box 18, Folder 8

[Articles in The Docket (publication) re: Bakke case and affirmative action] 1975-11-23-1978-11-01

Box 18, Folder 9

["Come to the Watergate" - song by Fertig in DC Gazette] 1973 May 23

Box 18, Folder 10

[Photocopies of articles re: Student Government (SG) and Student Representative Party (SRP)] 1952-1953

Box 18, Folder 11

[Angelenos On the Move: Recent Ethnic Change in the Population of Los Angeles County and 14 Community Action Agency Areas - GLACAA report] 1975 March

Box 18, Folder 12

[Curriculum Policy and Review Committee (CPRC) memoranda and guidelines] 1988

Box 18, Folder 13

["A Survey of Relations Between Negroes and Jews in Chicago" - thesis by Fertig and related articles] 1949-1952

Related Materials

Two other copies of Fertig's thesis were kept at Fertig's home. See the Social work and writings prior to law degree series for access to these copies.
Box 18, Folder 14

USC School of Social Work Bulletin 1990, 2000

Box 18, Folder 15

[Publications Submitted for Promotion and Tenure by Madeleine R. Stoner] 1988

Box 18, Folder 16

Curriculum Policy Review Committee (CPRC) 2005-2006

Box 18, Folder 17

[Admissions statistics and annual academic plan] 2001-2003

Box 19, Folder 1-3

[USC School of Social Work faculty meeting minutes] 2004-2007

Box 19, Folder 4-7

[USC School of Social Work Faculty Council meeting minutes] 2003-2008

Scope and Contents

Includes a 2003 USC School of Social Work faculty and staff roster.
Box 19, Folder 8-9

[USC Strategic Planning Retreat and faculty retreats] 2004-2011

Box 19, Folder 10

Personal 2003-2007

Scope and Contents

Includes group photographs of Fertig with others, resumes, articles featuring Fertig, and a handwritten letter from Ormond L. Wimberly Jr.
Box 19, Folder 11

Meetings and correspondence re: non-tenure track (NTT) faculty 2006-2007

Box 20, Folder 1-3

Reaffirmation Strategic Planning Meeting 2007

Box 20, Folder 4

Committee work 2003

Box 20, Folder 5

NASW Annual Legislative Lobby Days 2007-2008

Box 20, Folder 6-7

USC School of Social Work China Program 2002-2004

Scope and Contents

Includes printouts of group photographs featuring Fertig in China.

Related Materials

See also Box 31 of this collection, "Audiovisual material - CDs and DVDs, 2004-2011" for more material relating to Fertig's trips to China.
Box 20, Folder 8-9

[Beijing Post Conference Workshop - Social Work and the Workplace: Industrial/Occupational Social Work] 2005 August

Box 20, Folder 10

Korea 2004

Box 20, Folder 11

Report on USC's India Connections 2007 November 19

Box 20, Folder 12

USC Urban Initiative: Urban Leadership Forum 2003

Box 20, Folder 13

USC Urban Initiative: Urban Policy Brief 2004, 2006

Box 20, Folder 14

[USC Rossier School of Education - brochure and UrbanEd magazine] 2005, 2007

Box 20, Folder 15

[USC brochures] 2006, 2012

Box 20, Folder 16

[USC policies for grading handbook and faculty orientation guides] 1994, 2004, 2007

Box 20, Folder 17

[USC School of Social Work brochures] circa 2003-2012

Box 20, Folder 18

[USC School of Social Work Field Education directory, brochure, and manual] circa 2001

Box 21, Folder 1

[USC School of Social Work student handbooks for MSW and Ph.D.] 2002, 2005

Box 21, Folder 2

USC School of Social Work Teaching Retreat: Enhancing Diversity Coverage in the Classroom 2007 April

Box 21, Folder 3

[USC annual reports for various departments] 2005-2008

Box 21, Folder 4

USC School of Social Work Faculty Orientation 2003 Spring

Box 21, Folder 5

USC School of Social Work Faculty Handbook 2004 Fall

Box 21, Folder 6-8, Box 22, Folder 1-2

USC School of Social Work: Reaccreditation Self-Study 2001

Box 22, Folder 3

Ph.D. Committee materials 2009-2011

Box 22, Folder 4

An Evening to Honor Julius Hobson - program 1972 November 14

Box 22, Folder 5

Higher Education for American Democracy: Discrimination in Higher Education - A Report of the President's Commission on Higher Education 1947

Box 22, Folder 6

USC School of Social Work Commencement - program 2012 May 11

Box 22, Folder 7

Teaching Tolerance (publication) 1992-1993

Box 22, Folder 8

USC School of Social Work Field Instruction Manual 1984

Box 22, Folder 9

Assorted publications to review 2009-2010

Scope and Contents

Various articles that focus on Fertig's past and achievements.
Box 22, Folder 10

Important contacts circa 2008

Box 22, Folder 11

USC Civic and Community Relations - brochures 2001

Box 22, Folder 12

Peggy Ellis [contact information and letters of recommendation] 2007-2008

Box 22, Folder 13

[Annual reports from the Lombardi Program on Measuring University Performance] 2003, 2005

Box 22, Folder 14

"The Decline of the Labor Movement and What Can Be Done About It" - a report to the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions 1961

Box 22, Folder 15

A Time to Listen... A Time to Act - a report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights 1967

Box 22, Folder 16

Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) - Making Them Work for Members - booklet circa 1994

Box 22, Folder 17

USC School of Social Work Overview of Chief Administrators 2002

Box 22, Folder 18-19

The Project on Faculty Performance and Compensation 1998-1999

Box 22, Folder 20

[USC School of Social Work faculty performance guidelines] 2004-2006

Box 22, Folder 21

[USC School of Social Work faculty profiles and orientation resources] 2002-2003

Box 23, Folder 1

[USC academic integrity guidelines] 1997-1998

Box 23, Folder 2

Application for promotion to Clinical Professor - curriculum vitae and personal statement 2009 October 1

Box 23, Folder 3-9, Box 24, Folder 1

Materials submitted in support of application for promotion to Clinical Professor - Volume 1 - educational materials 2009 November 2

Box 24, Folder 2-5

Materials submitted in support of application for promotion to Clinical Professor - Volume 2 - service and scholarship 2009 November 2

Box 24, Folder 6-8

[USC School of Social Work course material - Madeleine R. Stoner] 1975, 1992-2002

Biographical / Historical

Madeleine Stoner worked and taught at the USC School of Social Work from 1980 until her death in 2008. Stoner was also married to Fertig for the last five years of her life.

Scope and Contents

Course material from Stoner's students -- primarily from SoWk 533: History and Philosophy of Social Work. Also includes some writings by Stoner, such as her 1975 paper titled "Precursors of Social Security in the United States." Lastly, two group photographs featuring Stoner with others involved in the School of Social Work are included.
Box 24, Folder 9

[Madeleine Stoner writings and material from memorial service] 1997-2008

Box 24, Folder 10

Interfaith Call to Justice conference material 2007

Box 24, Folder 11

Schools of social work - rankings and annual reports 2008

Box 24, Folder 12

Trojan Radicalism [FrontPage Magazine articles] 2004, 2007

Box 25, Folder 1-2

Poverty and inequality resources 2000-2006

Scope and Contents

Includes material from Fertig's SOWK 545 course, a report from Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), and a publication by the United Coalition East Prevention Project.
Box 25, Folder 3-5

[SOWK 533: Social Welfare I - course material] 2003-2004

Box 25, Folder 6

[SOWK 534: Policy and Practice in Social Service Organizations - syllabi] 2005-2010

Box 25, Folder 7-9

[SOWK 534: Policy and Practice in Social Service Organizations - lecture presentations and notes] 2005-2007

Box 26, Folder 1-2

[SOWK 534: Policy and Practice in Social Service Organizations - research] 2005

Box 26, Folder 3-6

[SOWK 534: Policy and Practice in Social Service Organizations - student exercises and assignments] 2004-2014

Box 26, Folder 7-9, Box 27, Folder 1

[SOWK 534: Policy and Practice in Social Service Organizations - Community Immersion assignments] 2004-2009

Scope and Contents

Contains material created by the Venice Family Clinic, including a CD titled, "Community Needs Assessment 2002."
Box 27, Folder 2-3

[SOWK 535: Social Welfare - syllabi] 2004-2012

Box 27, Folder 4-6

[SOWK 535: Social Welfare - lecture presentations and notes] 2006-2011

Box 27, Folder 7-8, Box 28, Folder 1

[SOWK 535: Social Welfare - research] 1996-2009

Box 28, Folder 2-5

[SOWK 535: Social Welfare - student exercises and assignments] 2007-2012

Box 28, Folder 6

Forensic social work 2005

Scope and Contents

Includes a syllabus from the course, SOWK 599: Understanding Criminal Justice Within Social Work.
Box 28, Folder 7

[SOWK 611: Leadership and Management in Social Work - lecture materials] 2005

Scope and Contents

Also includes a syllabus for the course, SOWK 648: Macro Practice for Social Services and Administration.
Box 28, Folder 8-9

[SOWK 637: Social Policy in the World of Work - course material] 2000-2004

Box 28, Folder 10

[SOWK 639: Social Policy for Macro Practitioners - syllabus and literature] 2002

Box 29, Folder 1

[SOWK 668: Social Work and Law - syllabi 2008-2012

Box 29, Folder 2-4

[SOWK 668: Social Work and Law - lecture presentations and notes] circa 2006

Box 29, Folder 5-6

[SOWK 668: Social Work and Law - student exercises and assignments] 2009-2011

Box 29, Folder 7-8, Box 30, Folder 1

[SOWK 668: Social Work and Law - research and resources] 2001-2008

Scope and Contents

Includes information on the use of law in social welfare advocacy, mental health policy, "the state of Black Los Angeles," Americans with Disabilities Act, Los Angeles Juvenile Court, employment discrimination, resources on mediation, and information on the Law and Mediation Offices of Judith C. Nesburn.

Scope and Contents

Includes material published by the Inner City Law Center and the Center for Young Women's Development.
Box 30, Folder 2

[SOWK 668: Social Welfare and Law - collaborations with David Kuroda re: mediation agreements] 2005-2010

Box 30, Folder 4-7

[SOWK 668: Social Welfare and Law - legal cases] 2007-2012

Box 31

Audiovisual material - CDs and DVDs 2004-2011

Scope and Contents

This box contains audiovisual material and backups held on CDs and DVDs. Included are media given to Fertig by students, including a film titled "Where Goes the Neighborhood" given by Bera Sekhon and a video that students prepared from NASW Lobby Days. Fertig's PowerPoint presentations, lectures, and material relating to assignments are also included. Other than course-related material, this box contains media labeled with Fertig's various trips to China, backups of images from archival research collected for the "100 Years of Social Work" book, documentary films, and instructional videos.
Box 36, Folder 9

The Healthcare Solution: California OneCare 2006

Scope and Contents

Includes a DVD created by OneCareNow.
Box 33

Audiovisual material - floppy disks 1990-2000

Scope and Contents

Includes disks with data relating to "Beyond Shelter" and disks labeled with Madeleine Stoner's name.

Processing Information

Some of these disks were found in a small box labeled "Marjorie Hays" with Hays' address in Ohio.
Box 34

Audiovisual material - videotapes 1988, 1995, 2002

Scope and Contents

Box contains three VHS tape cassettes: (i) "Homeless in America Symposium, Role of the Federal Government, Alice Vetter/Michael Stoups, Beverly Maw-Curtis, 9/19/88"; (ii) "War On Poverty, KCET, January 1995"; (iii) "Policy Affects Practice: Students/Practitioners Affect Policy, Produced by: Influencing State Policy, 2002."
Box 35, Folder 7

Center for Effective Advocacy (CEA) 2011

Scope and Contents

Draft proposals to establish the CEA.
Box 35, Folder 8-9

SOWK 535: Student Searches for Freedom Riders 2011

Box 35, Folder 10-11

USC classes and info 2009-2011

Scope and Contents

Syllabi, course descriptions, student papers, directories, and student rosters from various USC School of Social Work courses taught by Fertig.
Box 35, Folder 13

Student Roster 2008

Box 36, Folder 1

[ Improving Healthcare Through Advocacy: A Guide for the Health and Helping Professions by Bruce S. Jansson - excerpts with notes] 2011

Box 36, Folder 2

[All School Day, 2012 - planning correspondence] 2011


Freedom Riders 1961-2011

Scope and Contents

This series comprises Fertig's material relating to his participation in the 1961 Freedom Rides -- a set of demonstrations within the Civil Rights Movement meant to challenge the racial segregation of public buses and their facilities in Southern states. Included are correspondence, memoirs, clippings, and a poster proclaiming the official Freedom Riders Day by then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Rosters tracking the contact information of other Freedom Riders at various times are also included.
Box 32, Folder 2

Clippings 1961

Box 6, Folder 12

Correspondence to Fertig 1961

Map-case 8, drawer 1

"For a Better City: A Settlement House Battles Neighborhood Problems in a Dozen Ways" - article with image of Fertig 1964-10-25


This article, published in The Washington Star, features an image of Fertig at a meeting of neighbors and staff at the Southeast Neighborhood House in Washington, D.C. The image was used for a Freedom Riders 50th anniversary event.
Box 35, Folder 6

[Photographs of Fertig for Freedom Riders 50th anniversary event] 1981, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes a 1981 photograph of Fertig with Ted Kennedy and an undated photograph of Fertig at his desk.
Box 32, Folder 3

Spreadsheets - Freedom Riders circa 1960s-1990s

Box 6, Folder 13

Personal narratives 1991 May 19

Box 15, Folder 8

["Four Days in the Life of a Freedom Rider: A true story" by Ralph D. Fertig] 2001

Box 11, Folder 11

"Freedom Riders Plan Gathering" - article in Los Angeles Daily Journal 2001 November 6

Box 14, Folder 6

[Freedom Riders articles] 2002, 2008 - 2010

Scope and Contents

Much of this material features Ralph Lord Roy.
Box 36, Folder 8

Mississippi Burning 2002-2010

Scope and Contents

Printouts of articles about the 1964 murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner -- along with stories about their families and subsequent judicial proceedings.
Box 15, Folder 1-2

[Articles and correspondence] 2004-2011

Map-case 8, drawer 1

Freedom Riders Day proclamation poster and correspondence 2005-2006

Scope and Contents

Poster-sized proclamation signed by Antonio R. Villaraigosa recognizing Freedom Riders Day on November 11, 2005. Accompanying the proclamation is correspondence from Bob Singleton addressed to "Fellow Freedom Riders who attended the LMU Reunion."

Processing Information

The Freedom Riders Day proclamation poster and correspondence were found rolled together with the Kurdish Holocaust poster in a shipping tube addressed to Fertig. They are currently stored together in the same folder, but described under different catalog records.
Box 35, Folder 1-3, Box 32, Folder 5

[Freedom Riders 50th anniversary reunion - correspondence, directories, notes, and clippings] 2008-2011

Box 14, Folder 7

[Freedom Riders addresses and 50th anniversary event] 2009-2010

Box 14, Folder 13

Freedom Riders invite responses 2009-2010

Box 14, Folder 11

Emails and correspondence 2009-2011

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence from Fertig to Congressman John Robert Lewis.
Box 35, Folder 4-5

[Freedom Riders 50th anniversary events - fundraising] 2010-2011


Other post-law degree writings and publications 1981-2009

Scope and Contents

This series contains Fertig's papers created after 1979 that do not focus on his work in SCADA, HLP, the University Synagogue, USC's School of Social Work, or the Freedom Riders.
Box 4, Folder 14

§71.00 What is Race Differentiation - Race and Standing Under §1981 1983 November

Box 4, Folder 16

Correspondence from Fertig to Monty Criscitelli 1983-10-27-1983-11-04

Scope and Contents

Part of this correspondence was printed under Writers Guild of America letterhead.
Box 5, Folder 35

Southern California Civil Rights Coalition 1987-1989

Box 6, Folder 1

Correspondence with Publications International, Ltd. 2002

Box 6, Folder 2

Articles and research re: Civil rights and SNCC 2002


Date reflects date of reproduction. Most of these documents are copies, courtesy of UCLA Special Collections.
Box 6, Folder 4

School Board of Nassau County, Florida v. Gene H. Arline - case file 1987

Box 6, Folder 6

"To Examine and Evaluate the War On Poverty" - transcript of hearings before the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare 1987 April 27

Box 6, Folder 8

Photograph (copy) of Fertig with Cesar Chavez and others from article in Los Angeles Times 1990

Scope and Contents

Photograph was taken by Lori Shepler and features Laurie Ostrow, Ralph Fertig, Cesar Chavez, Hugh R. Manes, and Cruz Reynoso.
Box 6, Folder 11

Program for Peoples College of Law Clarence Darrow Award honoring Dan Stormer 1991

Box 6, Folder 14

"Voices of America: Accent, Antidiscrimination Law, and a Jurisprudence for the Last Reconstruction" - Yale Law Journal reprint 1991 March

Box 6, Folder 21

UCLA Extension - notes and instructor's guides and contract 1993

Box 7, Folder 21

Arbitration between American Federation of Government Employees and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1993

Box 7, Folder 22

"Delhi to Bhopal" personal narrative by Fertig circa 1998

Box 7, Folder 24

India [correspondence with Vijay Panjwani 1993, 1999

Box 7, Folder 25

Maurice Rivers and Robert C. Davison v. Roadway Express, Inc. - case file 1994

Box 7, Folder 26

Barbara Landgraf v. USI Film Products et al. - sexual harassment case file 1994

Box 7, Folder 27

"Practical Aspects of Arbitration for Non-Represented Employees" - Los Angeles County Bar Association report 1994 February 17

Box 7, Folder 28

"Key Civil Rights Post Left Empty as Search Falters" - Los Angeles Times article by Ronald Brownstein 1994 May 22

Box 7, Folder 34

"Chilling a Quarter Century of Civil Rights Progress Is No Mere Technicality" - article by Augustus F. Hawkins 1989 July 11

Box 7, Folder 37

[Articles and reports on U.S. politics] 1989-1990

Box 7, Folder 38

Code of Civil Procedure - Conduct of Arbitration Proceedings §1282 circa 1993

Box 7, Folder 39

Fertig & Gramling Law Partnership brochure circa 1980s-1990s

Scope and Contents

"Senior partners Christopher R. Fertig and Frank R. Gramling have modeled their firm to reflect [...]"
Box 7, Folder 40-41

Peoples College of Law brochures and event programs 1982-1995

Box 7, Folder 42

[Correspondence and articles re: Kurdish human rights actions] 1991-1995

Box 7, Folder 43

"Issuing a Decision Without a Hearing in Employment Discrimination Cases of Federal Employees" - Federal Equal Opportunity newsletter 1996 September 24

Box 7, Folder 45

Library catalog search results re: "Kurds and Jews" 1998

Box 7, Folder 48

"Suit Challenges Ban on Aid to Terrorists" - Los Angeles Times article 1998 March 20

Box 8, Folder 12

["How the Student Representative Party (SRP) Brought Paul Robeson to Campus" - correspondence and story for SRP reunion] 2000

Box 8, Folder 27

"The Constitution and Terrorism" - article in Washington Post 1998 March 27

Box 8, Folder 28

"Punished for Your Support" - article by Robyn E. Blumner 1998 April 5

Box 8, Folder 29

Disappearances -- a recurring nightmare in Turkey 1998 June 16

Box 8, Folder 30

Turkey/U.S. Defense meeting - news release 1998 July 14

Box 8, Folder 31

Congressional update on Turkish legislation 1998 July 22

Box 8, Folder 33

Transfer of Excess Defense Articles to Turkey circa 1997

Box 8, Folder 34

U.S. Senate's voting record re: Turkey circa 1997

Box 8, Folder 35

"Kurds in Turkey" - letter to the editor by Fertig in Los Angeles Times circa 1990s

Box 8, Folder 36

U.S. Arms Dealers Pay Politicians to Gain Support in Turkey's War on the Kurds 1997

Box 8, Folder 37-38

Reports on Turkish arms trade circa 1997

Box 8, Folder 39

U.S. Senate vote on D'Amato Amendment 1998 July 24

Box 8, Folder 40

"Contracts for August 3, 1998" -- news release from Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense 1998 August 3

Box 8, Folder 41

Pamphlets from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) 1986

Box 8, Folder 44

"The Good Guys" - human rights supporters in U.S. Congress circa 1990s

Box 9, Folder 1

Report on U.S. Senate defense spending circa 1997

Box 9, Folder 2

Report on U.S. senators' voting records circa 1997

Box 9, Folder 12-15

Love and Liberation: When the Jews Tore Down the Ghetto Walls - an historical novel by Fertig (manuscript) 2000

Box 11, Folder 4

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1998

Box 11, Folder 5

"Snewsletter" - Writers Guild of America, West 1983-05-31-1983-12-23

Box 11, Folder 6

Letter from Hare & Bush Pregnancy Laboratories to Marjorie Hays Fertig 1991 October 11

Box 11, Folder 7

Letter to the Editor, "California Lawyer" - re: correction to September crossword puzzle 1996 October 9

Box 11, Folder 8

"Letters to the Times" ( Los Angeles Times) re: Proposition 209 1996 December 3

Box 11, Folder 9

"Hearing Set on Case Against Handbill Law" - article in Pasadena Weekly 1998 December 3

Box 11, Folder 10

"Who Owns America" - program agenda 2000 April 9

Box 11, Folder 12

Fertig biography on Discover the Network website 2008 December 2

Box 11, Folder 14

Civil Rights Chronicle - correspondence and guidelines for eyewitness sidebars circa 2003

Box 11, Folder 28

[Ralph Fertig papers inventories] 2009 January 5


These inventories describe past file-level instances. The box and folder numbering in these inventories is no longer accurate. These inventories were only created for the papers that were donated from Fertig's home circa 2008 and do not describe any of the material held in his USC office when he retired in 2016.
Map-case 8, drawer 1

Kurdish Holocaust poster circa 1990s

Scope and Contents

Undated Kurdish Holocaust poster signed by the artist, but signature is illegible.

Processing Information

The Kurdish Holocaust poster and Freedom Riders Day proclamation poster and correspondence were found rolled together in a shipping tube addressed to Fertig. They are currently stored together in the same folder, but described under different catalog records.
Box 37, Box 38, Box 39, Box 40, Box 41, Box 42

[Materials added in 2020 September - minimally processed] 1985-2000

Processing Information

The material documented under this record were found in an offsite storage facility during a collections move in 2019-2020. The material had not been documented as part of the Ralph Fertig papers prior to the creation of this record in September 2020.

Scope and Contents

A few of the boxes have notes relating to their contents handwritten near each box's label. Boxes 38 and 39 contain correspondence relating to "Barnes vs. C.I.A., et al." and Box 40 is labeled: "Cases and Rejects / 1985 - Sept. 1986 (including McNairy)."