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  • Title: Benjamin F. Holman papers
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1977
    Collection Number: 85032
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 13 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope (5.5 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, racial incident case reports, other reports, pamphlets, press releases, and clippings, relating to desegregation of schools and other facilities in the U.S.; racial or ethnic friction involving black, Hispanic, American Indian and other minority communities; and efforts of the Community Relations Service to resolve such situations.
    Creator: Holman, Benjamin F., 1930-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1985.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Benjamin F. Holman papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1930, December 18 Born, Columbia, South Carolina
    1948-1950 Student, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
    1952 B.S., University of Kansas
    1954-1957 Postgraduate work at University of Chicago, Illinois
    1952-1962 Reporter, Chicago Daily News
    1962-1963 Commentator, WBBM-TV, Chicago
    1963-1965 Reporter, assignment editor, CBS News, New York City
    1965-1968 Assistant director for media relations, Community Relations Service, United States Department of Justice, Washington
    1969-1977 Director, Community Relations Service
    1968-1969 Producer, NBC News
    1978- Professor of journalism, University of Maryland

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Civil rights -- United States
    Minorities -- United States
    Indians of North America
    United States -- Race relations
    African Americans
    School integration -- United States
    Hispanic Americans
    United States. Department of Justice
    United States. Community Relations Service