Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


Records of the President's Committee on Civil Rights
Record Group 220

Dates: 1941-1947. Bulk Date Span: 1946-1947

The Records of the President's Committee on Civil Rights (Record Group 220) consist of correspondence, reports, memos, statistics, studies, transcripts, statements, news clippings, inquiries, and recommendations documenting the work of the committee. The President's Committee on Civil Rights was established by Executive Order 9808 on December 5, 1946. Its purpose was to propose measures to strengthen and protect the civil rights of the American people. The committee, chaired by General Electric President Charles E. Wilson, terminated upon submission and publication of its final report in December 1947. The final report was entitled To Secure These Rights.

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Size: 11 linear feet (ca. 21,600 pages).
Access: Open.
Copyright: Documents prepared by United States Government employees in the course of their official duties are in the public domain. Copyright interest in documents that do not fall into this category is presumed to remain with the authors of the documents, or their heirs.
Processed by: James R. Fuchs (1956)
Updated by: Carol Briley, Sharie Simon, and Janice Davis (2000).

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AGENCY HISTORY

The President's Committee on Civil Rights was established by Executive Order 9808 on December 5, 1946, to strengthen and safeguard the rights of the American people. The Government's policy, announced in the same order, was that civil rights were guaranteed by the Constitution and essential to domestic tranquility, national security, the general welfare, and the continued existence of our free institutions. The advisory committee was chaired by Charles E. Wilson. The final report of the committee was published in 1947 as a one-hundred-and-seventy-eight page document entitled To Secure These Rights.

The President's Committee on Civil Rights had the following members: Ms. Sadie T. Alexander, Mr. James B. Carey, Mr. John S. Dickey, Mr. Morris L Ernst, Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn, Dr. Frank P. Graham, The Most Reverend Francis J. Haas, Mr. Charles Luckman, Mr. Francis P. Matthews, Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., The Right Reverend Henry Knox Sherrill, Mr. Boris Shishkin, Ms. M.E. Tilly, Mr. Channing H. Tobias, and Charles E. Wilson (Chairman). Robert K. Carr was Executive Secretary of the committee. All departments and agencies of the Federal Government were instructed to cooperate with the committee and furnish it with information and services as required. The committee conducted an inquiry; held public hearings; solicited advice; examined the evidence; and made recommendations for policy improvements to carry out the mandate of Executive Order 9808. President Truman used the report as the basis for a special civil rights message to Congress and for executive orders leading to the desegregation of the armed forces and an end to discrimination in the Civil Service system.

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COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

The Records of the President's Committee on Civil Rights (Record Group 220) came to the Truman collection from the National Archives in 1955. The records mostly cover the period from 1946 to 1947, the life-span of the committee, and document the formation of the committee and its work in behalf of the development and protection of civil rights for all Americans. The committee, among other things, explored the broad social, economic and educational aspects of civil rights.

The Committee on Civil Rights was responsible for proposing measures to strengthen and safeguard civil rights in the United States. The committee conducted inquires; examined existing laws, regulations and statutes; and made recommendations for policy improvements to carry out the mandate of Executive Order 9808.

The collection is comprised of eleven series. The series are administrative in nature and document the daily workings of the committee. The series are: 1) General Correspondence and Administrative Records; 2) General Correspondence with Government Departments and Agencies; 3) Administrative Correspondence with Committee Members; 4) Correspondence with Individuals; 5) Correspondence with Institutions, Organizations, Etc.; 6) Reading File, February 16-October 31, 1947; 7) Records Relating to Meetings, Hearings, and Staff Interviews of the Committee; 8) Staff Memoranda, Witnesses Statements to the Committee and Other Committee Documents; 9) Records Relating to Reports and Recommendations of the Committees and Subcommittees; 10) Miscellaneous Administrative Records; and 11) Reference (Literature) File.

The first series, General Correspondence and Administrative Records, includes general correspondence from the public (including hate mail), administrative receipts, lists, and staff files. There are also reports on the status of laws, education, housing, and the health of minorities; statistics; legislation; clippings; drafts; and notes relating to the preparation of the report, To Secure These Rights.

Executive Order 9808, establishing the President's Committee on Civil Rights, mandated agencies to cooperate with the committee in its work, and to furnish the committee with information or staff services. This contact with Government agencies is documented in the second series in the collection: General Correspondence with Government Departments and Agencies. This series includes correspondence with twenty-eight departments and Government agencies, the most important of which include: the Departments of Agriculture, Labor, Justice, State and War; the Civil Service Commission; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the National Housing Agency; the Public Health Service; and the Social Security and Veterans Administrations. This series documents the status of blacks in employment, health care, housing, education, child labor, immigration, and civil rights matters. In some instances the agencies were also required to provide the committee with copies of their current policy regarding the hiring of blacks and other minorities, and any reports, studies, or statistics dealing with their mission that might have bearing on the issues.

The third series is entitled Administrative Correspondence with Committee Members. These administrative files document such things as expenses and attendance at meetings. The files include vouchers, telegrams, memoranda, clippings, pamphlets, letters, and reports of problems. Items are filed alphabetically under the name of the individual committee member. The names of the officers of the committee were as follows: Chairman, Charles E. Wilson; First Vice Chairman, John S. Dickey; Second Vice Chairman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.; and Executive Secretary, Robert K. Carr. The members of the Committee include the following: Sadie T. Alexander; James B. Carey; Morris L. Ernst; Rabbi Roland B. Gittelsohn; Dr. Frank P. Graham; Bishop Francis J. Haas; Charles Luckman; Francis J. Matthews; Bishop Henry Knox Sherrill; Boris Shiskin; M.E. Tilly; and Dr. Channing H. Tobias.

The fourth series is Correspondence with Individuals. This series consists of letters, memos, vouchers, articles, comments, suggestions, testimony, and statements, both to and from specific individuals. In some instances the committee initiated contact with these individuals due to their expertise in specific subject areas; in other cases, individuals wrote offering their help to the committee. The committee requested items such as lectures on civil liberties, statements on the status of Mexican-Americans, and a manuscript on alien land problems in the Pacific islands.

The next series is entitled Correspondence with Institutions, Organizations, Etc. The committee contacted more than one hundred institutions and organizations, and invited contributions to their efforts. The most prominent of these are listed alphabetically as follows: American Bar Association; American Civil Liberties Union; American Council on Race Relations; American Jewish Congress; National Association of Manufacturers; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; National Conference of Christians and Jews; National Congress of American Indians; Tuskegee Institute; United Automobile Workers; and United Council of Church Women. The series consists of letters, memos, reports, publications, pamphlets, articles, expense vouchers, remarks, statements, and speeches.

The sixth series, the Reading File, dates (chronologically) from February 16 though October 31, 1947. This file is composed entirely of carbon copies of letters and memoranda without attachments. It includes mostly form letters that thank individuals and organizations for bringing information to the attention of the committee and form letters to individuals and organizations requesting advice and information to assist with the committee's inquiries. This series documents the routine day-to-day correspondence of the committee. Included also are requests for help in preparation of the manuscripts; requests for employment with the committee; and much documentation of arranging dates and times for meetings.

Series number seven, Records Relating to Meetings, Hearings, and Staff Interviews of the Committee, includes: transcripts of the proceedings of the committee; transcripts of staff interviews; agendas for policy meetings; minutes of meetings of the committee; notices of public hearings; press releases; memos; and correspondence.

The eighth series is entitled Staff Memoranda, Witnesses Statements to the Committee and Other Committee Documents. This series consists of memoranda, statements, studies, summaries of reports, and reports prepared for the committee on specific issues. Some of the issues include the poll tax, the Freedom Train, social conditions, lynching, and discrimination in employment, housing and other areas of social concern. Many of the studies were written by the committee's Executive Secretary, Robert K. Carr. Still others were submitted by the American Veterans Committee, the Department of Justice, the National Urban League, and the American Civil Liberties Union. The series also includes memoranda and other records relating to meetings of the committee and its subcommittees.

The ninth series, Records Relating to Reports and Recommendations of the Committee and Subcommittees, consists of drafts of reports on topics such as fair employment practices, the administration of the Federal civil rights program, voters rights, public accommodations, lynching, the armed services and education. It also includes interim reports of subcommittees dated April 17, 1947. There are also several folders of distribution lists. They include lists of business and professional organizations; civic and fraternal groups; educational and cultural organizations; and labor, veterans, and farmers groups. The series ends with drafts, re-writes, and galley proofs. There is also one folder of memoranda critical of drafts of the report and making suggestions for changes. Charles E. Wilson and Nancy Wechsler wrote two of the memos.

The tenth series, Miscellaneous Administrative Records, consists of change of address forms; clippings; a subject index for committee documents; a directory of information of organizations, associations, federations, foundations, and councils; miscellaneous memoranda; addresses; and lists of names. There is also a report on the food situation authored by the Office of War Information.

The eleventh and final series, entitled: Reference [Literature File], consists of publications, reports, pamphlets, journals, and clippings from major organizations concerned with civil rights issues. There are publications from the Census Bureau, Agriculture Department, Department of Labor, Library of Congress, Navy, War Department, and Securities and Exchange Commission. There are also publications from the American Civil Liberties Union, American Federation of Labor, American Jewish Congress, Association on American Indian Affairs, National Lawyers Guild, National Urban League, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Chamber of Commerce. There is also literature from, among others, the Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches.

Additional information concerning the President's Committee on Civil Rights and civil rights policies during the Truman administration can be found in the Official File of the Harry S. Truman Papers (OF 596 and OF 93), in the papers of Philleo Nash and David Niles, in the Records of the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services (Record Group 220), and in other collections at the Truman Library.

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SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

Container Nos. Series
1-5 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
Reports, legislation, correspondence, clippings, notes, applications, statistics, administrative requests, hate letters, receipts, bills, memoranda, pamphlets, lists, outlines, and drafts. Arranged in alphabetical order.
5-7 GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE WITH GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
Requests, correspondence, statistics, working papers, pamphlets, and flyers. Arranged in alphabetical order.
8-9 ADMINISTRATIVE CORRESPONDENCE WITH COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Correspondence, expense vouchers, telegrams, memoranda, pamphlets, clippings, and reports. Arranged in alphabetical order.
9-10 CORRESPONDENCE WITH INDIVIDUALS
Correspondence, memoranda, testimony, comments, vouchers, statements, suggestions, articles, and lectures. Arranged in alphabetical order.
10-13 CORRESPONDENCE WITH INSTITUTIONS, ORGANIZATIONS, ETC.
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, remarks, speeches, vouchers, pamphlets, articles, expense vouchers, and statements. Arranged in alphabetical order.
13-14 READING FILE, FEBRUARY 16-OCTOBER 31, 1947
Correspondence, memoranda, and form letters. Arranged in chronological order.
14-16 RECORDS RELATING TO MEETINGS, HEARINGS, AND STAFF INTERVIEWS OF THE COMMITTEE
Transcripts, agendas, minutes, notices, press releases, memos, statements, and correspondence. Arranged in alphabetical order.
16-18 STAFF MEMORANDA, WITNESSES STATEMENTS TO THE COMMITTEE AND OTHER COMMITTEE DOCUMENTS
Memoranda, statements, studies, summaries of reports, and reports. Arranged in alphabetical order.
18-22 RECORDS RELATING TO REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEES
Drafts, reports, distribution lists, re-writes, and galley proofs. Arranged in alphabetical order.
22-23 MISCELLANEOUS ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
Forms, clippings, subject index for documents, directory of information, memoranda, addresses, and lists of names. Arranged in alphabetical order.
23-27 REFERENCE (LITERATURE) FILE
Publications, reports, pamphlets, journals, and clippings. Arranged in alphabetical order for the most part.

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FOLDER TITLE LIST


Box 1
  • Alien Land Laws
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • American Council on Race Relations
  • American Indian
  • Anti-Lynching Legislation [mail favoring]
  • Applicants
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • A-Miscellaneous [Atlantic Urban League and Alaska Native Service]
  • Brinkley Case
  • B-Miscellaneous
  • Chicago University Law School
  • Clipping-Digest [empty]
  • Clippings-Lynching
  • Congress, Representatives in
  • Congressional Disapproval of Propaganda Efforts [clipping]
  • Crackpot
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • C-Miscellaneous
Box 2
  • Dependent Areas
  • Disbursements [carbon copies, bills, etc.]
  • District of Columbia Problems
  • Duplicating Service Requisitions
  • D-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • Earle, (Willie) Case
  • Education, State Departments of
  • E-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • Federal Bills, Requests for
  • Ferris, F. William (Dr.)
  • Form Reply No. 1
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Form Reply No. 2
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Form Reply No. 3
Box 3
  • F-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • G-Miscellaneous
  • Health-General
  • Hearings
  • Housing
  • H-Miscellaneous
  • Information Requests
  • Intra-Office Memos
  • I-Miscellaneous
  • J-Miscellaneous
  • K-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • Latin American Civil Rights Problems
  • Lawyers' Panel
  • Library of Congress-Loan Division Requests
  • Lists of Organizations and Individuals
  • Loyalty Order [The President's Temporary Commission on Employee Loyalty]
  • L-Miscellaneous
  • Melendes Case [St. Louis police cell murder, July1942]
  • Mental Patients
  • Mexican-American
  • Minden, Louisiana Case [lynching case]
  • Murra Case [denial of citizenship for John Victor Murra]
  • M-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • National Education Association
  • National Theater
Box 4
  • Negroes
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • N-Miscellaneous
  • Office Quarters [office passes for relocating staff]
  • O-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • Police Brutalities
  • Princeton University
  • Publication Requests
  • P-Miscellaneous
  • Q-Miscellaneous
  • Radio
  • Report ["To Secure These Rights"]
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 5
  • Request for Report
  • Requisitions for Photostatic Work
  • R-Miscellaneous
  • Schomburg Collection
  • Senators (U.S.)
  • South Carolina White Primary Case
  • Staff
  • State Bills, Requests for
  • Statler Hotel
  • Stewart, M. [Milton]
  • Supplies
  • S-Miscellaneous
  • Truman's Speeches [newspaper clippings]
  • T-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • United Nations-General Assembly
  • U-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • V-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • Williams, Frances H.
  • W-Miscellaneous
  • XYZ-Miscellaneous [empty]
  • Agriculture Department
  • Bureau of the Budget
  • Census Bureau (Dept. of Commerce)
  • Civil Rights Section (Dept. of Justice)
  • Civil Service Commission
Box 6
  • Coast Guard
  • Commerce Department
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Security Agency
  • Govt. Depts. & Agencies-Replies to Letter from the President's Committee on Civil Rights re Fed. Govt. Employment of Negroes (includes working papers)
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Interior Department
  • Internal Revenue Bureau
  • Justice, Department of
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Labor Department
  • National Housing Agency
  • Navy Department
  • Office of Government Reports-Division of Press Intelligence
Box 7
  • Office of Price Administration
  • Office of Temporary Controls (OPA)
  • Post Office Department
  • Public Health Service
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Social Security Board
  • State Department
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Treasury Department
  • Veterans' Administration
  • War Department
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
Box 8
  • Alexander, Sadie T.
  • Carey, James B.
  • Dickey, John S.
  • Ernst, Morris L.
  • Gittelsohn, Roland B. (Rabbi)
  • Graham, Frank P.
  • Haas, Francis J. (Bishop)
  • Luckman, Charles
  • Matthews, Francis P.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D., Jr.
  • Sherrill, Henry Knox (Bishop)
  • Shishkin, Boris
  • Tilly, M. E. [Dorothy]
Box 9
  • Tobias, Channing H.
  • Wilson, Charles E.
  • Alexander, Will
  • Bernays, Edward L.
  • Bowles, Chester
  • Bronson, Ruth
  • Bukeley, Mrs. Lucinda N.
  • Castaneda, Alfonzo
  • Chafee, Zechariah, Jr. (Prof.)
  • Clark, Tom C.
  • Cullum, Robert
  • Cushman, Robert E.
  • Dexter, Nina C.
  • Emerson, Tom
  • Farnum, Ruth
  • Fraenkel, Osmond K.
  • Frank, John
  • Freund, Arthur J.
  • Gellhorn, Walter
  • Gilchrist, Henrietta
  • Gleason, John T.
  • Hearings, People Interested in
  • Hearings, People We Request to Appear
  • Houston, Charles H.
  • Hughes, Langston
  • Ickes, Harold L.
  • Janowitz, Morris
  • Key, V. O.
  • Konvitz, Milton R.
  • Lasswell, Harold D.
  • Lavagnino, J. F.
  • Lazarsfeld, Professor Paul F.
  • Lee, Alfred McClung
  • Matson, Frederick R.
  • MacIver, Professor R. M.
  • McWilliams, Carey
  • Meissner, Edwin B. (St. Louis Race Relations Commission)
  • Miller, Professor Clyde R.
  • Ming, William R.
  • Miscellaneous-Individuals
  • Nash, Philleo
  • Niles, David K.
  • Nutter, T. Gillis
Box 10
  • Oxnam, G. Bromley [Bishop]
  • Potter, E. E. [Edwin E.]
  • Roberts, E. P.
  • Roberts, G. [George]
  • Roosevelt, F. D. (Mrs. Franklin)
  • Rotnam, Victor
  • Suggestions (General Suggestions from Individuals)
  • Tead, O. [Ordway]
  • Thompson, Charles H.
  • Tuttle, Charles H.
  • Walls, W. J. [Bishop]
  • Weaver, Rufus Lee
  • Webb, Elizabeth
  • Wechsler, Herbert
  • West, Benj. W.
  • Wlach, Dr. Oskar
  • Wright, Dr. Louis T.
  • Afro-American Newspapers
  • America
  • American Bar Association
  • American Cancer Society, Inc.
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Council on Race Relations
  • American Equity Association
  • American Institute of Public Opinion
  • American Jewish Committee
  • American Jewish Congress
  • American Law Institute
  • American Legion
  • American Library Association
  • American National Red Cross
  • American Veterans Committee
  • Americans United for World Government, Inc.
  • Amvets
  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Anti-Nazi League
  • Associated Negro Press
  • Association of the Junior Leagues of America
  • Bishop's Committee for the Spanish Speaking
Box 11
  • Board of Christian Education-Presbyterian Church
  • Bronx Internal Revenue Bureau Employees, Citizens Committee for the Job Security of
  • Bureau of Advertising
  • California Council for Civic Unity
  • California Library Association
  • Carnegie Corporation
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Central Conference of American Rabbis
  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
  • Chicago Civil Liberties Committee
  • Chicago Council Against Racial and Religious Discrimination
  • Chicago Defender, The
  • Chicago Park District
  • Citizens Council for Democracy
  • Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
  • Civil Rights Congress
  • Commission on Human Rights-United Nations
  • Commission on Law and Social Action
  • Committee to Abolish Discrimination
  • Committee for Amnesty
  • Committee for the Extension of Labor Education
  • Committee for a Greater Negro, Inc.
  • Committee for the Nation's Health
  • Cornell University
  • Coronet Magazine
  • Cosmopolitan Century Club
  • Council on African Affairs
  • Council Against Intolerance in America
  • Council for Civic Unity-San Francisco
  • Council for Inter-American Cooperation, Inc.
  • Council of Social Agencies
  • Council of Veterans Affairs (Grand Rapids 2, Michigan)
  • Dade County Civil Rights Council
  • Denver Unity Council
  • Erie County Civil Liberty Committee
  • Federation of American Scientists
  • Federation of the Handicapped, Inc.
  • Fellowship of Reconciliation
  • Fisk University
  • Friends of Democracy, [Inc]
  • General Education Board, Inc.
  • General Federation of Women's Clubs
  • Hampton Institute
  • Howard University
  • Illinois Inter-Racial Commission
  • Institute of Ethnic Affairs
  • International Harvester Co.
  • International League for the Rights of Man
  • Japanese American Citizens League, Anti-Discrimination Committee, Inc.
  • Jewish Labor Committee
  • Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.
  • League for Fair Play, [Inc.]
  • League for Industrial Democracy
  • League of Women Voters
  • Marine Corps Fathers'Association
Box 12
  • Mayor's Committee on Unity
  • Mayor's Council on Human Relations
  • Methodist Church, Woman's Division of Christian Service of the Board of Missions and Church Extension
  • Methodist Federation for Social Action
  • Nation, The
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.)
  • National Association of American Manufacturers
  • National Association of Real Estate Boards
  • National Bar Association
  • National Catholic Community Service
  • National Catholic Welfare Conference
  • National Committee for the Defense of Democracy Through Education
  • National Committee on Segregation in the Nation's Capital
  • National Community Relations Advisory Council
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc.
  • National Congress of American Indians
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Inc.
  • National Council for a Permanent F. E. P. C. [Fair Employment Practice Committee]
  • National Home and Property Owners Foundation
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Medical Society
  • National Opinion Research Center
  • National Service Board for Religious Objectors
  • National Urban League
  • National Women's Trade Union League of America
  • New Harlem Tenants League
  • New Republic
  • New York Public Library-Schomburg Collection
  • New York State Commission Against Discrimination
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Industrial Union Council
  • Phelps-Stokes Fund
  • Post War World Council
  • Princeton Group Arts
  • Pulse [Magazine]
  • Research Institute of America
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Rosenwald, Julius (Fund)
  • Russell Sage Foundation
  • St. Louis Civil Liberties Committee
  • St. Paul Branch, N.A.A.C.P.
  • Social Science Research Council
  • Southern Conference for Human Welfare
Box 13
  • Southern Regional Council, Inc.
  • Southern University
  • Students for Democratic Action
  • Survey Associates
  • Time
  • Trenton Times
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • UAW (CIO)
  • United Council of Church Women
  • United Nations
  • United Office and Professional Workers of America
  • United Public Workers of America-CIO Affiliate
  • United Service for New Americans, Inc.
  • University of New Mexico
  • War Resisters League
  • Woman's Missionary Society-A.M.E. Church
  • Workers Defense League
  • World Fellowship, Inc.
  • World Mission Crusade of the National Baptist Convention
  • YWCA-Public Affairs Committee of the National Board
  • February 16-28, 1947
  • March 1-15, 1947
  • March 16-31, 1947
  • April 1-15, 1947
  • April 16-30, 1947
  • May 1-15, 1947
  • May 16-31, 1947
Box 14
  • June 1-15, 1947
  • June 16-30, 1947
  • July 1-15, 1947
  • July 16-31, 1947
  • August 1-15, 1947
  • August 16-31, 1947
  • September 1-30, 1947
  • October 1-31, 1947
  • Agenda for Policy Meeting-President's Committee on Civil Rights-June 30-July 1, 1947, Hanover, N.H. (Jack Durham)
  • Hanover, N.H. Meeting, Correspondence re
  • Meetings of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights, Agenda for the-January 13-September 12, 1947
  • Meeting of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights, Agenda for The-Thursday, May 1, 1947
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Full Committee-Jan. 15, 1947
  • Minutes of the Meetings of the Full Committee-Feb. 5 and 6, 1947
  • Minutes of the Meetings of the Full Committee-March 19 and 20, 1947 (and digest of testimony of J. E. Hoover)
  • Minutes of the Meeting of the Full Committee-April 3, 1947
  • Notice of Public Hearing to be Held by the Committee on Apr. 17, 1947 (Press release dated Apr. 14, 1947)
  • Notice of Public Hearing to be Held by the Committee on May 1, 1947 (Press release dated Apr. 29, 1947)
  • Notice of Public Hearing to be Held by the Committee on May 14 & 15, 1947 (Press release dated May 12, 1947)
  • Press Release Concerning the Second Session of the Pres. Comm. on Civil Rights, Held Feb. 6, 1947
  • Press Release for Oct. 29, 1947 Announcing Submittal of the Committee's Final Report to the President
  • Proceedings of the Committee-Transcripts-March 6, 20; April 2, 1947
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 15
  • Proceedings of the Committee-Transcripts-April 3, 15, 17, 1947
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Proceedings of the Committee-Transcripts-April 24, 30; May 1,1947
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Proceedings of the Committee-Transcripts-May 14, 15, 1947
  • Proceedings of the Committee-Transcripts-June 30; July 1, 1947-Meetings in Hanover, N.H.
      [1 of 2]
Box 16
      [2 of 2]
  • Proceedings of the Committee-Transcripts-(processed)- June 30; July 1, 1947-Meetings in Hanover, N.H.
  • Proceedings of the Committee-Transcripts-(processed)- Sept 12-13, 1947 Meetings at the Statler Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • Proceedings of the Committee-Business Meeting- Transcripts-May 1, 1947
  • Proceedings of the Committee-Business Session- Transcripts-May 15, 1947
  • Questions for Consultants
  • Staff Interviews-Transcripts-June 13, 1947
  • Staff Interviews-Transcripts (processed)-April 24 & June 13, 1947
  • Stenotype Tape-Marked: "Grover - Thurs. - April 17, 1947 Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights 'Confidential'"
  • Alien Land Laws-Memo. Prep. by Robert Cullum, Director, Resettlement Study, Dept of the Interior
  • "American Indians, Civil Rights of"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. on Civil Right-Prep. by M. Stewart and R. Sady
  • American Jewish Committee Study of Government Facilities to Combat Prejudice
  • American Veterans Committee Statement-Submitted to the Pres. Comm. on Civil Rights
  • Anti-Lynching Bills (Experimental Bills Prep. by the Dept. of Justice)
  • Anti-Lynching Legislation, Report on
  • Anti-Poll Tax Legislation, Report on
Box 17
  • "Bigotry Control Through Disclosure"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Prep. by M.D. Stewart and Jack Durham
  • "Civil Liberties Implications of the Employment, Housing, and Social Adjustment Problems of Minorities"-Statement by the National Urban League, April 1, 1947
  • Civil Rights Bill, Model (Furnished by American Civil Liberties Union)
  • "Civil Rights in Our Dependencies"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Prep. by M.D. Stewart and Rachel Sady
  • Civil Rights in the District of Columbia, Background Statement Of-Memo to the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Prep. by M. Stewart and Rachel Sady
  • "Civil Rights Problems in Dependent Areas"-Statement by John Collier, Pres., Institute of Ethnic Affairs-May 14, 1947
  • "Civil Rights Questions in Which Public Has Expressed Most Concern"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights from Turner L. Smith, Civil Rights Section-Feb. 21, 1947
  • Court-Martial Procedures and Policies-Synopsis of Report On-by the General Court-Martial Sentence Review Board-Processed Copy
  • Digest of Organization Mail (Received in Reply to a Request For Specific Information by the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights)
  • Digest of Personal Communications (Received from Outstanding Individuals in the Field of Civil Rights)- Prep. by J.L. Vandegrift
  • Digest of Press Clippings (Feb. & March 1947) in the Civil Rights Field-Memo to Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Prep. by H. Kaufman and Joseph Murtha
  • "Discrimination in Government Employment"-Memo to the Pres. Comm on Civil Rights-Prep. by M.D. Stewart and Joseph Murtha
  • "Discrimination in the Providing of Public Services, Use of Federal Grants-In-Aid as a Device for Preventing- Statement by V. O. Key-Memo to the Pres. Comm. on Civil Rights
  • Executive Order and President's Statement Creating the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights (Press release of Dec. 5, 1946)
  • F.E.P.C. Legislation, Report on
  • "Freedom Train Project, The"-Memo to the Pre. Comm. On Civil Rights from Robert K. Carr and Milton D. Stewart, April 3, 1947
  • "Group Defamation and Civil Rights"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights by Milton D. Stewart, Dir. of Research with Assistance of Nancy Wechsler and Rachel Sady
  • "Historical Role of the President's Committee on Civil Rights, The"-Memo to the Pres. Comm on Civil Rights by Robert K. Carr
  • Housing and Civil Rights"-Memo to the Pres. Comm on Civil Rights-by Nancy Wechsler
  • "Is an International Society Possible" by Isaiah Bowman- Address at the Princeton Bicentennial Celebration, October 12, 1946
  • "Japanese Americans, The Civil Rights of"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. on Civil Rights-Prep. by M.D. Stewart and Rachel Sady
  • "Lynching Problem, Background Notes on the"-Memo to the Pres. Comm on Civil Rights-Prep. by Robert K. Carr and Nancy Wechsler
  • Marshall, Thurgood-Statement before the Pres. Comm. on Civil Rights, April 17, 1947
  • "McNear Memorandum"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. on Civil Rights from Robert K. Carr, Concerning the McNear Murder Case, March 17, 1947
  • "Meaning of Democracy, The" (passage from)-by Charles E. Merriam (Journal of Negro Education), July 1941
  • Memorandum to the Full Committee Re Timing of Committee's Work; Hearings; and Nature of the Report, March 19, 1947
  • Memorandum and Other Records Re the Committee and Subcommittees--Memoranda to the Full Committee
Box 18
  • Memoranda and Other Records Re the Committee and Subcommittees-Subcommittee #1
  • Memoranda and Other Records Re the Committee and Subcommittees-Subcommittee #2
  • Memoranda and Other Records Re the Committee and Subcommittees-Subcommittee #3
  • Memoranda and Other Records Re the Committee and Subcommittee-Material for Subcommittee #3
  • Memoranda and Other Records Re the Committee and Subcommittees-Subcommittee #3 (Work Papers of Jack Durham)
  • "Mexican Americans, Civil Rights Problems of"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Prep. By M.D. Stewart and Herbert Kaufman
  • National Urban League, Statement by the-Presented by L. B. Granger, Exec. Secy. as Testimony Before the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights, Apr. 17, 1947
  • "Negro in the United States, The"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Prep. by Milton D. Stewart & Herbert Kaufman
  • "Negroes in the Armed Forces"-Memo to the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Prep. by Milton D. Stewart and Joseph Murtha
  • "Program for Better Understanding of Our Economic System, A"-By the Association of National Advertisers and the American Association of Advertising Agencies
  • "Puerto Ricans in the United States, Civil Rights of"-Memo to the Pres. Comm on Civil Rights Prep. by M.D. Stewart and Herbert Kaufman
  • Racial Discrimination in Organized Baseball-Memo to the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights, May 13, 1947
  • "Reestablishment of Peacetime Society, The"-By General G. B. Chisholm
  • "Spanish Speaking Minority in New Mexico, The"- Digest of Memorandum-Prep. by Joaquin Ortega, School of Inter-American Affairs, U. of New Mexico, for the Committee
  • Criticisms of Final Report
  • Distribution Lists for the Final Report of the Committee
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 19
  • File Memo [cross references to oversize material]
  • Interim Report-Subcommittee #1-April 17, 1947
  • Interim Report-Subcommittee #2-April 17, 1947
  • Interim Report-Subcommittee #3-April 17, 1947
  • Names of Individuals and Organizations Interested or Possibly Interested in Receiving the Final Report of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Proposed List of Organizations Interested in the Report of the Comm.-Prepared by the Dept. of State
  • Recommendations of the Committee (Also Agenda for Sessions of June 30, July 1, 1947)
  • Recommendations of the Committee (Preliminary and Final Drafts)
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Report, The (Milton Stewart's File)
Box 20
  • Report of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Draft Sections (Working Papers of Jack Durham)
  • Report of the Pre. Comm. On Civil Rights-1st Drafts of Various Sections of the Report
      [1 of 3]
      [2 of 3]
      [3 of 3]
  • Report of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-2nd Drafts of Various Sections of the Report (Work Papers)
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
Box 21
  • Report of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-2nd Draft, Dated Aug. 8, 1947 [includes table of contents]
  • Report of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-2nd Draft, (2nd typing) Dated Aug. 8, 1947
      [1 of 2, pages 1-326]
      [2 of 2, pages 1-324]
  • Report of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-2nd Draft, (3rd typing) Complete Except for Table of Contents and Title Page
  • Report of the Pres. Comm. on Civil Rights-3rd Draft, Dated Aug. 22, 1947
      [1of 2, title page, table of contents, and pages 1-214]
      [2 of 2, table of contents, pages 1-214]
Box 22
  • Report of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-"Rewrites" (Working Papers)
  • Report of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Galley Proofs (Marked: "Copy No. 5-Milton D. Stewart")
  • Report of the Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights-Draft Copy (Clipped Galley Proofs, "Marked Copy no. 20- Milton D. Stewart")
  • Report of the Subcommittee No. 2 to the Committee of the Whole, Concerning Discrimination Against Minorities in Employ., Community Services, Educ., Housing, and the Armed Forces-["A Program for More Equality"]
  • Request for Copies of the Final Report (These Requests, Received After the Committee Had Dissolved, Were Filled by the White House Staff)
  • Source of Statements-Final Report
  • Change of Address Form Letter
  • Clippings From Newspapers and Magazines [and other material]
  • Committee Documents, Subject Index of
Box 23
  • "Directory" of Information Concerning Various Organizations (Associations, Federations, Foundations, Councils, Etc.)
  • Miscellaneous Correspondence and Memoranda Re the Committee
  • Oath of Office (Photographic Copies) of the President's Committee on Civil Rights
  • Organizations and Individuals Name Lists
  • Agriculture Department
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • American Council on Race Relations
  • American Credo, An-by James B. Carey
  • American Federation of Labor
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • American Jewish Committee, The
  • American Jewish Congress
  • Americans of Croatian Descent
  • Americans United for World Organization, Inc.
  • Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith [empty folder]
  • Association on American Indian Affairs, Inc.
Box 24
  • Bishop's Committee for the Spanish Speaking
  • Census Bureau
  • Chamber of Commerce of the United States
  • Chicago Council Against Racial and Religious Discrimination
  • Commission on Freedom of the Press
  • Committee for Economic Development
  • Committee for Racial Democracy in the Nation's Capital
  • Community Relations Service
  • CIO (Congress of Industrial Organizations)
  • Council Against Intolerance in America
  • Council for Civic Unity of San Francisco
  • Council for Inter-American Cooperation, Inc.
  • Crews (Tom A.) vs. U.S.A., Opinion in the case of-United States Circuit Court of Appeals (copy)
  • Crisis, The
  • District of Columbia Social Survey
  • Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America
  • Federal Security Agency [missing folder]
  • Friends of Democracy, Inc.
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • Illinois Inter-Racial Commission
  • Interior, U.S. Department of
Box 25
  • International City Managers Association
  • Jewish Labor Committee
  • Journal of Educational Sociology, The
  • Labor, U.S. Department of
  • Library of Congress, The
  • Lutheran Church of the Redeemer-Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mayor's Committee on Unity
  • Menorah Association, Inc., The
  • Methodist Church, The-Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Methodist Federation for Social Service
  • Michigan Council for Fair Employment Legislation
  • Miscellaneous Literature
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • National Catholic Welfare Conference
  • National Community Relations Advisory Council
  • National Conference of Christians and Jews, Inc., The
  • National Council for a Permanent FEPC
Box 26
  • National Institute of Social Relations, Inc.
      [1 of 2]
      [2 of 2]
  • National Labor Service
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Opinion Research Center
  • National Urban League
  • Navy Department
  • Pamphlets-Pres. Comm. On Civil Rights
  • Planned Parenthood-Massachusetts
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Proposed Federal Fair Employment Practice Act-National Committee for a Permanent FEPC
  • Public Law 725 ("Hospital Survey and Construction Act")-Also Other Public Laws
  • Publications Supplied to Members of Pres. Comm. on Civil Rights
  • "Russia in UN Hits Personal Liberty" (New York Times article)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
      [1 of 2]
Box 27
      [2 of 2]
  • Southern Conference for Human Welfare
  • Southern Regional Council, Inc.
  • Union for Democratic Action-Washington Chapter
  • United Council of Church Women
  • United Nations Conference on International Organization
  • United Service Organizations
  • War Department
  • Workers Education Bureau of America
  • Writers' Board, The
  • Young Men's Christian Association
  • Young Women's Christian Association
  • Negatives, Miscellaneous Pictures and Related Material for the Final Report of the President's Committee on Civil Rights

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