Register of the Benjamin F. Holman Papers, 1966-1977

Processed by Susan L. Buseck; machine-readable finding aid created by James Lake
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Phone: (650) 723-3563
Fax: (650) 725-3445
Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
© 1998
Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Register of the Benjamin F. Holman Papers, 1966-1977

Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Hoover Institution Archives
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford, California 94305-6010
  • Phone: (650) 723-3563
  • Fax: (650) 725-3445
  • Email: archives@hoover.stanford.edu
Processed by:
Susan L. Buseck
Date Completed:
1990
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1998 Hoover Institution Archives. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Benjamin F. Holman Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1966-1977
Collection number: 85032
Creator: Holman, Benjamin F., 1930-
Collection Size: 13 manuscript boxes, 1 envelope(5.5 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

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.

Accruals

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.

Access Points

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

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

Series Description

Box 1

CLIPPING FILE, April 1969-June 1970.

Additional Note

Clippings collected from various newspapers, arranged chronologically
Boxes 1-2

COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE (CRS) INTERNAL OFFICE FILE, 1969-1977.

Additional Note

Case reports, memoranda, office documents, rosters, speeches and writings, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box 3

CORRESPONDENCE, 1969-1977.

Additional Note

Letters and memoranda with individuals and agencies outside the Federal government and with departments and individuals within the Federal government but outside the Justice Department, arranged chronologically
Boxes 3-4

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATIONS, 1968-1976.

Additional Note

Articles, memoranda, press releases, reports, speeches, arranged alphabetically by office or position
Boxes 4-7

PERSONAL FILE, 1969-1977.

Additional Note

Affidavits, articles, biographical sketches, clippings, correspondence, daily schedule, memoranda, office records, pamphlets, schedules, speeches, travel itineraries, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Boxes 7-13

SUBJECT FILE, 1966-1977.

Additional Note

Annual reports, cartoons, clippings, congressional records and legislation, correspondence, handbooks, memoranda, office records, pamphlets, reports, arranged alphabetically by subject
Photo file

PHOTOGRAPHS.

Additional Note

See photo card catalog

Container List

 

CLIPPING FILE, April 1969-June 1970

Box 1, Folder 1-2

General

 

COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE INTERNAL OFFICE FILE, 1969-1977

Box 1, Folder 3

General

 

Case reports

Folder 4

Alerts

Folder 5

Assessments

Folder 6

Activity summaries

Folder 7

Followups

Folder 8

Crisis activities

 

Memoranda

Box 2, Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Associate Director, 1973-1974. Includes a memorandum about the American Indian Movement convention at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Folder 3

Chief Counsel, 1975-1977. Includes weekly reports on desegregation activities and a memorandum about the Louisville desegregation case

Folder 4-11

Goldenrods (memoranda from Holman to the staff), 1969-1977. For topics, see appendix

Folder 12

Monthly region reports, November and December 1976

Folder 13

Rosters

Folder 14

Speeches and writings by CRS officials other than Holman

Folder 15

Staff time reports

 

CORRESPONDENCE, 1969-1977

 

Correspondence with agencies and individuals outside the Federal government

Box 3, Folder 1

1969-1970. Includes William J. Raspberry and Roy Innis

Folder 2

1971-1972

Folder 3

1973-1975. Includes clippings

Folder 4

1976-1977. Includes William J. Raspberry

Folder 5

Correspondence with departments and individuals within the Federal government but outside the Justice Department

 

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT COMMUNICATIONS, 1968-1976

 

General

Box 3, Folder 6

General

Folder 7

Press releases

Folder 8

Speeches and writings by Justice Department officials other than Holman. Includes speeches by Richard G. Kleindienst, Richard L. Thornburgh and William B. Saxbe

Box 4, Folder 1

Assistant Attorney Generals, 1969-1976

Folder 2

Attorney General, 1969-1976. Topics include student unrest, desegregation in Boston, Detroit and other schools and American Indians. Includes weekly reports on significant developments nationwide

Folder 3

Deputy Attorney General, 1968-1976. Topics include the IMAGE project, American Indians, Mexican-Americans and Boston school desegregation

Folder 4

Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), 1969, 1976. Includes a study of LEAA and a critique of the study

Folder 5

United States Attorneys. Includes memoranda about civil disturbances in Illinois

 

PERSONAL FILE, 1969-1977

 

General. Includes correspondence, memoranda, clippings, pamphlets, daily schedule, articles and affidavits regarding staff complaints

Box 4, Folder 6

General and 1969-1973. Includes materials on Holman's reappointment as director and copy of a speech by Holman to the Civil Rights Oversight Subcommittee on the proposed budget cuts for CRS

Box 5, Folder 1

1974. Includes article by Holman on mediation

Folder 2

1975. Includes copy of a speech by Holman on minority/majority coalitions

Folder 3

1976-1977. Includes letter from Jimmy Carter accepting Holman's resignation

Folder 4

African trip, 1972

Folder 5

Articles and appearances

Folder 6

Biographical sketches

 

Clippings about Holman and CRS

Box 6, Folder 1

General

Folder 2-3

1969

Folder 4-5

1970

Folder 6

1971

Folder 7

1972

Folder 8

1973

Folder 9

1974-1976

Folder 10

Congratulatory letters

Folder 11

Interview with John Slawson

Folder 12

Itineraries

 

Speeches and writings. Topics include desegregation, CRS, black community and press, LEAA, racial conflict, police, Hispanics Americans, Black colleges, civil rights, racism and the media

Box 7, Folder 1

General. Includes correspondence, schedules and background information

Folder 2

1969-1970. Typescripts

Folder 3

1973-1977. Typescripts

Folder 4

Travel notes, 1973-1976. Includes itineraries, correspondence and background information

 

SUBJECT FILE, 1966-1977

Box 7, Folder 5

General

Folder 6

Aldritch, Alexander

Box 8, Folder 1

Bicentennial

Folder 2

Black Americans

 

Brookings Institution

Folder 3

Correspondence

Folder 4-5

Handbooks

Folder 6

Bunche (Ralph) United Nations Association Program

Folder 7

Business community

Folder 8

Civil rights legislation

Folder 9

Coalition on Cable Television (CATV)

Box 9, Folder 1

Community Anti-Crime Assistance Act of 1973

 

Community Relations Service

Folder 2

Annual reports

Folder 3

Complaints of misconduct

Folder 4

History of CRS for Johnson Library Project

Folder 5

Origin and development of CRS

Folder 6

Promotional materials

Folder 7

Congress

Folder 8

Consultants

Folder 9

Crisis Reporting System

 

Desegregation

Box 10, Folder 1

General

Folder 2

Desegregation handbook, Dayton public schools, Ohio

Folder 3

Mark Twain Junior High School for gifted and talented, New York

Folder 4

Resource book from CRS desegregation workshop, December 11-12, 1975

Folder 5

St. Louis County, Missouri

Folder 6-7

Southern schools

Folder 8

Wilmington, Delaware public schools

Box 11, Folder 1

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Folder 2-3

Federal government

Folder 4

Hispanic-American "Brown Program"

Folder 5

Human relations commissions

 

Justice Department

Folder 6-7

Attorney General annual reports, 1973, 1974

Box 12, Folder 1

Budget

Folder 2

KAYE radio station, Puyallup, Washington

Folder 3

Labor and civil rights

Folder 4

Media - advertising campaign

Folder 5

Media projects

Folder 6

Nixon, Richard

Folder 7

Planning, Policy and Program Development, Office of (OPD)

Folder 8

Police

Folder 9

Police recruitment

Folder 10

Prisons

Folder 11

Race and race relations

Folder 12

Rumor control centers

Box 13, Folder 1

Special Headquarters Alert Response Program (SHARP)

Folder 2

Staff management plan

Folder 3

Staff training

Folder 4

Student unrest

Folder 5

Tacoma, Washington

Folder 6

Tension, Racial. Report, Summer 1972

Folder 7

Transition to Carter administration, December 1976

Folder 8

Tuller, Charles

Folder 9

Wounded Knee, Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Additional Note

See photo card catalog