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  • Title: Benjamin F. Holman Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1966-1977
    Collection Number: 85032
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution 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-


    Collection is open for research.

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Benjamin F. Holman papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1985.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    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

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