Information for Researchers
Scope and Content of Collection
Collection Title: California Federation for Civic Unity records
Date (inclusive): 1945-1956
Collection Number: BANC MSS C-A 274
California Federation for Civic Unity
Number of containers: 7 boxes and 4 cartons
Linear feet: 7.8
1 Digital Object (1 image)
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Abstract: The California Federation for Civic Unity Records contain correspondence and material relating to the Federation's activities,
1945-1956, and deals mainly with racial minority problems such as discrimination, immigration, segregation, housing, Fair
Employment Practices Committee, etc. Included, also, are a number of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and copies of bills introduced
in the National and State legislatures regarding discriminatory subjects. In addition to the incoming and outgoing correspondence,
there are minutes of meetings, minutes of board meetings, financial statements, bills, audits, and conference and workshop
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information
on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Information for Researchers
Collection is open for research.
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction
of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,
privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond
that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be
commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley 94720-6000. See:
[Identification of item], California Federation for Civic Unity records, BANC MSS C-A 274, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley
Alternate Forms Available
Digital reproductions of selected items are available.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog
Black, Hugh, b. 1868--Correspondence
Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987--Correspondence
Condon, Robert L.--Correspondence
Douglas, Helen Gahagan, 1900-1980--Correspondence
Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980--Correspondence
Engle, Clair, 1911-1964--Correspondence
Hunter, Ala Oakley--Correspodence
McFarland, Ernest William, 1894--Correspondence
Miller, George P. (George Paul), 1891-1982--Correspondence
Morse, Wayne L. (Wayne Lyman), 1900-1974--Correspondence
Poulson, Norris, 1895-1982--Correspondence
Scudder, Hubert Baxter, 1888-1968--Correspondence
Shelley, John F.--Correspondence
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972--Correspondence
Yorty, Sam, 1909--Correspondence
Discrimination in employment--California
Emigration and immigration--Government policy--United States
The California Federation for Civic Unity Records were given to The Bancroft Library by the California Federation for Civic
Unity in March 1958.
No additions are expected.
Processed by The Bancroft Library staff; rehoused by Eresmia Ouranitsas in 2007
Established in March 1946 as the California Councils for Civic Unity; became the California Federation for Civic Unity in
1947. Disbanded in 1956.
Scope and Content of Collection
The California Federation for Civic Unity Records contain correspondence and material relating to the Federation's activities,
1945-1956, and deals mainly with racial minority problems such as discrimination, immigration, segregation, housing, FEPC,
etc. Included, also, are a number of pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and copies of bills introduced in the National and State
legislatures regarding discriminatory subjects. In addition to the incoming and outgoing correspondence, there are minutes
of meetings, minutes of board meetings, financial statements, bills, audits, and conference and workshop notes.
Of particular interest are seven letters from the American Council of Race Relations; six from the American Friends Service
Committee; twenty from the American Jewish Committee; fourteen from the Anti Defamation League of B'nai B'rith; three letters
from Eugene Block as executive director of the San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council; six letters from the California
Attorney General's Office; eight from the California Department of Education; five from the California Department of Employment;
two from California Franchise Tax Board; four from California Governor's Office with two letters signed by Earl Warren as
Governor; three letters from California Department of Industrial Relations; nine from the California Youth Authority; three
letters from the Japanese American Citizen's League; one from the Urban League of Los Angeles; two from the Urban League of
Portland [Oregon]; three from the National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing; six from the Palo Alto Fair Play Council;
and twenty-six letters from Roma Philbrook as Director of Asilomar.
In addition, there is one letter each from Erskine Caldwell, Hugo Black, William O. Douglas, Ernest McFarland, Wayne Morse,
and Harry Truman. Also included are one letter from Ernest Bramblett; two from George Collins, Jr.; one from Robert L. Condon;
one from Helen Gahagan Douglas; one from Clair Engle; one from Chet Hollifield; two letters from Ala Oakley Hunter; one from
Clinton McKinnon; one from Leroy Johnson; one from George P. Miller; one from Norris Poulson; one letter from Hubert B. Scudder;
three from John F. Shelley; and two from Sam Yorty, all as U.S. Congressional Representatives from California.
Other letters included are three letters from Fred S. Farr; one from Luther Gibson; three from Augustus F. Hawkins; one from
Verne Hoffman; two letters from Robert I. McCarthy; and two letters from George Miller, Jr., as State Senators; and seven
letters from Verne Kilpatrick and two from Caspar W. Weinberger as State Assembly Representatives.