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Guide to the Civic Unity Committee Records



Manuscript Collection No.: 0479, 0580, 1002, 1350
Creator: Civic Unity Committee , creator
Title: Civic Unity Committee records
Date Span: 1938-1965
Quantity: 24.76 cubic feet (58 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Historical Note

Seattle’s Civic Unity Committee (CUC), a primarily white civil rights organization, lobbied for civil rights laws and sought to persuade the white community not to discriminate. A large-scale migration of blacks to Seattle during the Second World War increased racial tensions, prompting Seattle Mayor William Devin to create the CUC in 1944. Devin appointed prominent business, civic, religious, and labor leaders to the CUC--seven white men, two white women, two black men, and one Chinese-American man in all--but pointedly refused to select anyone seen as “left-wing.” The CUC negotiated with a number of firms that refused to hire blacks, but generally failed to end the discrimination. The CUC did, however, play a major role in ensuring that the return of interned Japanese Americans to Seattle went peacefully. The CUC ran employment and rental referral services for returning Japanese Americans and convinced local newspapers to condemn anti-Japanese discrimination.

When the fear of racial violence ebbed after the war, Mayor Devin cut the CUC’s ties with city government. The CUC reorganized as a private organization, funded by the King County Community Chest and by members’ donations. The number of members generally hovered around 1,000.

When Congress killed the national Fair Employment Practices Committee in 1946, the CUC turned its attention to passing a state-level job discrimination law. The CUC spun off a sister organization, the Washington State Fair Employment Practices Committee (later called the Washington State Committee Against Discrimination in Employment). While the Urban League wanted blacks to take a prominent role in a well-publicized anti-job discrimination campaign, the CUC and its sister group preferred to focus only on the legislature and to use white lobbyists. The CUC’s tactics seemed to fit the conservative political climate of the time; in 1949 the CUC and its allies convinced the legislature to create the Washington State Board Against Discrimination in Employment (later named the Washington State Board Against Discrimination (WSBAD). WSBAD had the power to investigate complaints, subpoena records, issue orders to stop discrimination, and enforce its orders in court. CUC lobbying later won laws banning discrimination in public accommodations (1953) and in publicly-funded housing (1957). While the CUC admired WSBAD’s attempts to use quiet negotiations rather than lawsuits or negative publicity to end discrimination, the Seattle National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Urban League were furious at what they saw as a “do nothing” policy. These groups recommended that WSBAD denounce firms that refused to comply with anti-discrimination orders, and thought the agency should publicize the prevalence of racial discrimination in general. These policies were implemented by Democratic Governor Albert Rossellini’s appointees to WSBAD after 1957.

The CUC tried to combat racism in the white community with a number of techniques. They published a semi-monthly newsletter, Fair Play, which ran upbeat stories about improvements in race relations. The CUC sent its trustees to talk to civic organizations about discrimination. From 1948 to 1953 the CUC and the University of Washington sponsored an annual Northwest Institute on Race Relations. The Institute hired a prominent speaker to give a number of speeches to college and high school students and to do radio interviews. Lack of funds in 1954 and thereafter led the CUC to cancel the Institute and just hire a speaker to talk at a different high school each year.

The CUC shifted its focus to housing issues in the 1950s. The CUC was the primary force in the creation of the Greater Seattle Housing Council, a group which included construction companies, realtors, and civil rights activists. The CUC intended this group to promote dialogue and convince the real estate industry to voluntarily adopt open housing policies. Realtors, however, proved unwilling to change. When Washington’s law barring discrimination in publicly-funded housing was declared unconstitutional in 1962, the CUC joined the NAACP and the Urban League in sponsoring a blanket open housing law for all of Seattle. The CUC convinced the Seattle City Council to create a Human Rights Commission (now called the Human Rights Division) to draft an open housing law. Former CUC President Alfred Westberg chaired the Commission. The CUC lobbied the open housing law past a number of parliamentary roadblocks in City Council, but opponents collected enough signatures to put the new law to a referendum. Although the CUC conducted a vigorous campaign, fully 68 % of Seattle voters opposed the ordinance in the March 1964 election. This defeat disheartened the CUC, leading many members to conclude that their critics in other civil rights organizations were right--perhaps efforts to persuade white people not to discriminate had outlived their usefulness. The CUC disbanded soon after the election. Some CUC trustees joined Seattle’s primarily black-led civil rights groups, and some went to work for the Seattle Human Rights Commission.

The president and the executive secretaries who served the organization are as follows:

Presidents:

  • George Greenwood, 1944-1946
  • Henry Elliott, 1946-1949
  • Frank P. Helsell, 1949-1952
  • John H. Heitzman, 1952-1954
  • Paul H. Green, 1954-1957
  • Alfred J. Westberg, 1957-1958
  • Arthur G. Barnett, 1958-1960
  • Archie S. Katz, 1960-1962
  • John F. Gordon, 1962-1964

Executive Secretaries:

  • Ann P. Madsen, 1944-1945
  • Irene Burns Miller, 1945-1952
  • Louise P. Blackham, 1952-1964

Arrangement

Arranged in four accessions:

  • Accession No. 0479-001, Civic Unity Committee records, 1941-1964
  • Accession No. 0580-001, Civic Unity Committee records, 1938-1965
  • Accession No. 1002-001, Civic Unity Committee records, 1949-1963
  • Accession No. 1350-001, Civic Unity Committee records, 1944-1965

Scope and Content

Correspondence, minutes, case files, subject files, printed materials, financial records, notes, and organizational information documenting the work of the Seattle Civic Unity Committee. Also contains records relating to the Northwest Institute of Race Relations, the Washington State Committee Against Discrimination in Employment, Seattle Conference on Minority Housing, the Central Seattle Community Association, the Greater Seattle Housing Council, the King County Intergroup Relations Committee, the Seattle Mayor's Advisory Committee on Relocation, and the Seattle Citizens Advisory Committee.

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries

Acquisition Info

In 1965 CUC Executive Secretary Louise Blackham donated Accession No. 0479-001, measuring 9 cubic feet; and Accession No. 0580-001, 7 cubic feet. The Seattle Human Rights Commission found 3.57 cubic feet of CUC records in its files and gave them to Special Collections in 1968; these are now Accession No. 1002-001. In 1970 former CUC President Arthur Barnett added material that became Accession No. 1350-001.

Related Material

Additional CUC records may be found in the Seattle Human Rights Commission records in Special Collections.

Special Collections holds the CUC’s newsletter, Fair Play . Special Collections also holds the Washington State Board Against Discrimination, Annual Report , Newsletter , and News Highlights .

Special Collections also holds several other collections that relate to the CUC, including the Howard Drucker papers, the Irene Miller papers, the Robert O'Brien papers, the Melvina Squires papers, the Alfred Westberg papers, the Irving Clark papers, the Linden Mander papers, and the Arthur Barnett papers.

The records of the Greater Seattle Housing Council, which the CUC founded, are also available in Special Collections.

Additional information on the CUC’s involvement with WSBAD can be found in the WSBAD records at the Washington State Archives in Olympia.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 0479-001
Civic Unity Committee records, 1941-1964 (Bulk: 1954-1964)
13.42 cubic feet (31 boxes)
Arrangement
Arranged in 8 series:
  • Historical information
  • Correspondence
  • Organizational records
  • Reports
  • Printed materials
  • Scrapbooks
  • Northwest Institute of Race Relations records
  • Washington State Committee Against Discrimination in Employment (WSCAD) records
Scope and Content
Correspondence, organizational records, minutes, reports, clippings, ephemera, scrapbooks.
Box/FolderDate
Historical information
1/1-2Civic Unity Committeeundated
14 items
Scope and Content: Includes reports, memos and charts.
1/3Washington Fair Employment Practices Commissionundated
1 item
1/4Washington State Committee against Discrimination in Employment.undated
1 item
Correspondence
Arrangement: The correspondence in this collection is divided into two subseries. This is due to the manner in which the material was originally received and to the fact that in transferring the material to our collection, some of the original order was destroyed. The two subseries are as follows: correspondence sorted chronologically, which after 1955 consists primarily of outgoing and interoffice correspondence; and correspondence by subject or correspondent, the manner in which materials were filed before 1955. Materials that did not have any designation as to subject matter have been filed in one of three ways: with other material from the same correspondent, if such a file existed; with the subject matter it covered, if such a file existed; or with the chronological file of no other place could be found. In the last case, names of the correspondents are given in the scope and content note for the folder.
Scope and Content: To locate correspondence from a specific organization, the best way in which to use the collection is to check the subject and correspondents subseries first. However, if the interest is more general, or in the CUC itself, the best approach would be first to examine the mimeographed materials which were kept in a chronological file from 1956 to 1964. These files contain minutes, reports, interoffice correspondence, etc. They will lead the researcher to organizations and copies in the other files. For the period prior to these dates, the minutes of meetings and the reports are the best records to examine. The latter are quite complete, and the monthly, quarterly, and activities reports give an accurate picture of all the cases and processes handled and used. These files also contain duplicate copies of minutes and reports after 1956, but the mimeographed materials give a much more complete picture of the workings of the organization.
Chronological
Scope and Content: Most of the chronological correspondence is signed by the various CUC members; these names are not noted.
Incoming correspondence in the chronological files is usually in the form of copies which have been circulated among the members of the CUC.
1/51944 February-May 1944 February-May
12 items
Scope and Content: Linden A. Mander; Seattle Civilian War Commission; NAACP, Seattle; Charles M. Stokes
1/61944 June-July 1944 June-July
7 items
Scope and Content: Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.), Seattle; Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), Seattle; National Committee on Housing, Inc.
1/7 1944 August-December1944 August-December
6 items
Scope and Content: Linden A. Mander
1/819451945
4 items
Scope and Content: Includes summary notes of staff training meeting on racial relations, April 17.
1/919461946
9 items
Scope and Content: Washington Labor and Industries Department
1/101947 January-August1947 January-August
8 items
Scope and Content: American Council on Race Relations
1/111947 October-December1947 October-December
7 items
1/121948 January-May1948 January-May
7 items
Scope and Content: Minneapolis, Minnesota Mayor's Council on Human Relations; St. Paul, Minnesota Council of Human Relations, Inc.; Seattle Mayor
1/131948 June-December1948 June-December
16 items
Scope and Content: Council of Churches and Christian Education
1/141949 January-May1949 January-May
13 items
Scope and Content: Council of Social Agencies, George H. Revelle
1/15-6/321949 May-19551949 May-1955
approximately 5500 items
Scope and Content: After May 1949, the chronological correspondence consists of outgoing correspondence, interoffice correspondence (essentially between Irene Miller and Louise Blackham) and copies of incoming letters.
6/33-34Miscellaneous memosundated
Scope and Content: Handwritten; most are undated.
6/35-8/41956-19641956-1964
Scope and Content: After 1955, a chronological record of all mimeographed materials was kept. This includes form letters, agendas, minutes, etc. As a result, a great deal of material is duplicated because items were not checked against this record. All have been left as received with most recent on top within the folders.
Subjects and correspondents
Scope and Content: Within this subseries, many of the folders have corporate name entries. This indicates that most of the correspondence in the folder is from that organization . It may also, however, contain correspondence about that organization from other organizations and individuals. Furthermore, although one organization may have its own folder, all its correspondence will not necessarily be found there. For example, if the Anti-Defamation League has worked closely on a problem that has been given its own folder, such as the Laurelhurst Beach Club problem, much of its correspondence will also be found there. This was the system used by the CUC, and it has been retained as much as possible.
9/1Adult Education Association of America circulars1955-1956
6 items
16/10aAfrican Americanundated
16/11African American G.I.1944-1945
8 items
9/2American Civil Liberties Union circulars, newsletters, pamphlets1949-1956
7 items
9/3-8American Council on Race Relations 1944-1950
67 items
Scope and Content: primarily with Pacific coast office
9/9-11American Jewish Committee1947-1949, 1961
39 items
9/12American Jewish Committee memoranda1948
9 items
9/13American Jewish Committee, Committee reporter1950-1951
8 items
9/14American Jewish Committee speaker's manual1947
2 items
9/15American Jewish Committee pamphletsundated
8 items
9/16American Jewish Committee Western Regional Office1950-1956
16 items
9/17-18American Jewish Congress1950-1955
14 items
9/19American Jewish Congress miscellaneous reports1953, 1961
2 items
9/20-21American Jewish Congress memoranda (public reports)1950-1963
12 items
9/22American Jewish Congress pamphlets
5 items
9/23-24American Jewish Congress, Commission on Law and Social Action reprints1950-1958
12 items
10/1Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith1949-1955
14 items
10/2Anti-Defamation League, joint memoranda with American Jewish Committee1961-1963
3 items
10/3Anti-Defamation League news letters1950-1960
6 items
Scope and Content: Includes issues of the ADL Bulletin, Right, Research report.
10/4Anti-Defamation League pamphlets
5 items
10/5-8Anti-Defamation League, Seattle Chapter 1946-1955
40 items
Processing Info: Washington State Regional Advisory Board to ADL has been handled with Seattle Chapter.
10/9Atomic energy, Pasco, Washington1950-1952
2 items
Scope and Content: Regarding hiring of African Americans
10/10-13Automobile insurance1948-1959
50 items
Scope and Content: Regarding discriminatory practices in the auto insurance industry
10/14Bremerton-Port Orchard-Vanport1943-1945
18 items
10/15-18Budget CUC1950-1963
approximately 40 items
Scope and Content: Contains correspondence with the Community Chest of Seattle and King County.
10/19California1951-1959
20 items
Scope and Content: Contains correspondence with California Federation for Civic Unity and Council for Civic Unity of San Francisco.
10/20Canada1952-1953
5 items
10/21Catholic Conference on Industrial Problems1948-1951
14 items
10/22Catholic Interracial Council1948-1950
13 items
10/23-24Cemeteries1945-1950
25 items
10/25Central Seattle Community Association articles of incorporationundated
1 item
Scope and Content: The material on this organization was in distinct divisions and was left intact. Correspondence, memos, and reports make up most of the material.
10/26-31Central Seattle Community Association meetings number 1 and 21954 April and June
300 items
11/1-3Central Seattle Community Association meeting number 2 continued1954 June-October
approximately 100 items
11/4Central Seattle Community Association review of work1954-1955
1 item
11/5-6Central Seattle Community Association miscellaneous1954-1958
approximately 75 items
11/6ACentral Seattle Community Association process record1954-1956
1 item
11/7Chicago, Illinois, Mayor's Commission on Human Relations1948-1961
6 items
11/8-11Christian Friends for Racial Equality 1952-1962
53 items
Scope and Content: Contains general correspondence and programs.
11/12-13Christian Friends for Racial Equality, Racial Equality Bulletin 1950-1955
24 items
11/14Cincinnati, Ohio, Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee1948-1960
8 items
11/15Clise, J.W.1946-1950
6 items
11/16-18Complaints -- miscellaneous1944-1946
30 items
General Notes: See also: Discrimination; Seattle Mayor
11/19-20Complaints -- residential1946-1949
22 items
11/21Complaints -- social agencies, American Association of Social Workers (Salvation army)1946-1947
17 items
11/22Connecticut1956-1957
22 items
11/23Council of Churches and Christian Education1948
2 items
11/24Council of Social Agencies1945
2 items
12/1-2Detroit, Michigan Interracial Committee1947-1957
26 items
12/3-5Discrimination -- employment1946-1955
32 items
12/6-8Discrimination -- golf clubs1952-1959
30 items
Scope and Content: Seattle Park Department; Washington State Board Against Discrimination
12/9-10Discrimination -- hospitals1945-1947
35 items
12/11-12Discrimination -- hotels1947-1952
35 items
12/13-27Discrimination -- housing1948-1963
175 items
13/1-5Discrimination -- housing -- Sand Point1952-1953, 1960, 1962
55 items
13/6Discrimination -- labor1950-1951
10 items
13/7Discrimination -- minstrel shows1950-1957
6 items
13/8Discrimination -- miscellaneous1945-1955, undated
15 items
13/9Discrimination -- public accommodations1946-1954
18 items
13/10Discrimination -- recreation1946-1957
15 items
13/11-17Discrimination -- recreation -- Laurelhurst Beach Club
Scope and Content: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Seattle; King County Intergroup Relations Committee
13/18Discrimination -- religion1953, 1963
4 items
13/19Discrimination -- trailer camps1953
17 items
13/20-21Discrimination, other -- race labeling1945-1953
25 items
14/1Education for Open Housing Ordinance1963-1964
20 items
14/2Greater Seattle Housing Council1956-1963
5 items
14/3Health and Welfare Council of Seattle and King County1953-1960
10 items
14/4Human Relations Commissions -- miscellaneous1960-1963
15 items
14/5Illinois1951-1958
12 items
14/6Indians1950-1960
8 items
14/7Intergroup Audit1949
10 items
14/8Interracial Clinic1945
3 items
14/9Jackson Street (Seattle) Community Council1952-1955
20 items
14/10Japanese American Citizens League1949-1962
6 items
14/10AJapanese American Citizens League, Washington, D.C.1947-1950
15 items
14/11Johnson, Charles S.1944-1948
21 items
14/12King, Martin Luther1961, 1964
10 items
14/13King County Intergroup Relations Committee1955-1963
17 items
14/14King County Intergroup Relations Committee minutes and agendas1955-1963
17 items
14/15-20King County Intergroup Relations Committee workshop1959
approximately 200 items
14/21King County Intergroup Relations Committee workshop report1959
7 items
15/1Ku-Klux-Klan (A.S.P.,[sic] Inc.)1946
3 items
15/2League of Women Voters1950-1953
2 items
15/3Los Angeles, California County Museum1953, 1955
3 items
15/4Madrona -- Denny Blaine Community Club1955-1956
12 items
15/5Massachusetts1950-1951
4 items
15/6Medical survey1946-1949
17 items
Scope and Content: Regarding integration in medical practice
15/7-8Membership lists, CUC1944-1964
42 items
Scope and Content: Includes Board of Trustees for each year; also committee as whole, and some biographical information.
15/9-12Membership lists -- miscellaneousundated
40 items
Arrangement: Filed alphabetically.
15/13Miscellaneous undated
20 items
Arrangement: Filed alphabetically.
15/14Missouri1952-1953, 1959
5 items
Scope and Content: Includes report by the Missouri advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights
15/15Mount Baker Neighborhood Project1962
14 items
15/16Municipal League of Seattle and King County1957, 1962
2 items
15/17National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)1947-1955
20 items
15/18National Association of Colored Women1947-1950
15 items
16/1-5National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials (NAIRO)1947-1963
approximately 50 items
16/6National Association of Social Workers1956, 1961
2 items
16/7National Committee Against Discrimination in Housingundated
4 items
16/8-9National Conference of Christians and Jews1949-1959
15 items
16/10National Education Association of the United States1955
1 item
16/12Negro History Week, Seattle Mayor1951
6 items
16/13New Jersey Education Department, Division against Discrimination of Seattle1951-1954
7 items
16/14New Year Caller at Homes1948-1961
20 items
16/15, 16New York -- miscellaneous: Robert Weaver -- John Hay Whitney Foundation1948-1960
30 items
16/17New York, State Commission against Discrimination1946-1949
22 items
16/18-21New York City Commission for Human Rights1953-1963
45 items
16/22Newspapers and community listscirca 1954
6 items
16/23Nisei1943-1946
12 items
17/1Panel of Americans1949-1951
8 items
17/2Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commission on Human Relations1953-1962
5 items
17/3-6Police and minority groups1944-1961
50 items
17/7-9Public housing1941-1950
30 items
General Notes: See: Discrimination -- public accommodations; Discrimination -- housing
17/10Public information and education1958, 1961
15 items
17/11Race riots1944-1946
2 items
17/12-14Radio1944-1948
55 items
17/15Relocation1958-1960
6 items
17/16-18Research reports1944-1963
18 items
17/19Restrictive covenants1947-1948
4 items
17/20Rosenwald (Julius) Foundation1947
7 items
18/1Seattle Housing Authority1948-1955
3 items
18/2-3Seattle Human Rights Commission1957-1964
30 items
18/4-9Seattle Mayor1946-1964
60 items
18/10Seattle -- miscellaneous 1944, 1951-1954
20 items
Scope and Content: American Jewish Committee, Seattle Chapter
18/11Seattle Public Library1952-1963
8 items
18/12-14Seattle Public Schools1949-1962
75 items
18/15Seattle Citizens Housing Committee1950
8 items
18/16Seattle Day Nursery Association1953, undated
4 items
18/17-18Seattle Real Estate Board1944-1956
40 items
18/19-22Speech materialcirca 1944-1949
60 items
Scope and Content: Correspondence, speeches by CUC members, reprints and clippings in separate folders.
19/1Tacoma, Washington1944-1945
6 items
19/2Thalia programs1953
6 items
19/3Transportation1944-1947
13 items
19/4United Good Neighbors1960-1963
4 items
19/5United Nations1948-1949, 1962
10 items
19/6-8United Service Organization, Inc.1944-1947
60 items
19/9United States Federal Housing Administration1952-1963
3 items
19/10United States Housing Agency, 1944 Conference of Racial Relations Advisors, Washington, D.C.1942-1945
25 items
19/11-12United States Housing and Home Finance Agency1952-1963
20 items
19/13United States Housing and Home Finance Agency- The President's Executive Order on Equal Opportunity in Housing1962
approximately 20 items
19/14Urban League, National1944-1945
5 items
19/15Urban League, National, report1954
1 item
19/16-17Urban League of Portland1947-1951
50 items
19/18-19Urban League of Seattle1948-1956
20 items
20/1-2Vancouver, B.C. Civic Unity Association1959
27 items
20/3Veterans1945-1948
4 items
20/4War housing --African Americans1944-1946
18 items
20/5-8Washington -- civil rights legislation1948-1959
40 items
20/9Washington -- Council for Children and Youth1963
1 item
20/10Washington Legislative Council1960, 1962
2 items
20/11-15Washington National Guard1947-1950
50 items
Scope and Content: Correspondence from race relations agencies in various states, as well as from many organizations in this collection.
20/16-21Washington State Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission1957-1962
75 items
20/22a-26Washington State Board Against Discrimination in Employment1950-1963
60 items
20/27Washington State Board Against Discrimination reports1950-1960
10 items
20/28Washington State Board Against Discrimination Fourteenth Annual Conference of Commissions Against Discrimination1962
4 items
21/1 University of Washington Institute of Government1944
2 items
21/2-3University of Washington School of Social Work1959-1964
20 items
21/4-10Washington Citizens Committee for Civil Rights Legislation1950-1963
170 items
21/11Washington -- miscellaneous1952
4 items
21/12Washington State Health Council1953-1954
2 items
21/13Wisconsin1950-1959
8 items
21/14World Affairs Council of Seattleundated
3 items
21/15Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Armed Services Committee, Seattle1950, 1954
12 items
Organizational records
22/1Description of the Civic Unity Committee before official establishment1944
22/1By-laws, Agreement of Association1947
22/1Minutes of the first meeting1947
22/1Certificate of incorporation from the Secretary of State, Washington1947
22/1Revised by-laws1961
Minutes
approximately 250 items
22/2-15Civic Union Committee, Seattle1944-1946
Historical Note : Meetings held weekly.
22/16Civic Union Committee, Seattle1947
Historical Note : Meetings held monthly.
Scope and Content: Incomplete
22/17Civic Union Committee, Seattle, Board of Trustees1948
22/18-20Civic Union Committee, Seattle1949-1951
22/21-31Civic Union Committee, Seattle1953-1957
22/32Civic Unity Committee, San Francisco1944 November 15
23/1-14Executive Committee meetings1958-1964
approximately 25 items
23/15-21Miscellaneous committees1954-1963
approximately 10 items
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically
Processing Info: These minutes were probably not kept in any series for each committee; rather, they were probably intended to go with Board minutes for any given date.
23/23Special meetings: C.U.C Representatives with non-C.U.C agencies1945-1960
6 items
Reports
23/24Executive Secretary reports of monthly meetings and conferences1955-1957
6 items
23/25-26Board seminars1954, 1959-1960
8 items
24/1Quarterly reports1943-1945
6 items
24/2-11Monthly reports1946-1951
approximately 65 items
24/12Semi-annual and annual reports1952-1953
2 items
24/13-15Quarterly or semi-annual activities reports1958-1959
approximately 20 items
General Notes: See note in folder 24/12 regarding activities reports for 1954-1956.
Miscellaneous reports
24/16Report to the CUC on inter-group relations in Seattle, by Peter Garabedian1953
24/16Report on conference on Housing for Minority Families (excerpts)1955
24/16Survey on problems and resources associated with relocation in Seattle, made for Gordon S. Clinton by the CUC1958
24/16Inter-group relations in the decade ahead -- Northwest viewpoint by King County Intergroup Relations Committee1959
Scope and Content: Excerpts
25/1-2 Fair Play, a publication of the CUC1950-1964
36 items
25/3-6Clippingsundated
Printed materials
25/7-8Articlesundated
approximately 15 items
25/9-12Reprintsundated
approximately 50 items
Scope and Content: Copies of speeches made by individuals may also be found in this category.
25/13Circularsundated
approximately 45 items
25/14-15Pamphletsundated
26/1Serialsundated
approximately 20 items
26/2Membership cardsundated
Box
OVSZ 1Scrapbooks    OVERSIZEundated
6 items
Northwest Institute of Race Relations records
Arrangement: This series has been arranged into subseries by Institute, in chronological order. Within each subseries, correspondence is arranged chronologically. Names of prominent individuals and organizations are noted. If the correspondence was of a routing nature (acceptances, requests, etc.), no names were designated. Neither are the names of the organizers of the Institute given since they were all CUC members and officers. The University of Washington Division of Adult Education and Extension Services played a major part in each Institute, and therefore this correspondence, too, is not specified.
To aid the researcher, the names of the guest speakers at each institute have been given at the start of each series. This also indicates that much of the correspondence will be with and about him.
Records of later Institutes also include subject files for essay entries, discussion groups, etc. These are found after the chronological arrangement.
Scope and Content: The history of the Northwest Institute of Race Relations is described in the reports to be found at the beginning of the series.
Box/Folder
27/1History 1952-1953
Scope and Content: Duplicate copies of reports from the Fifth and Sixth Institutes in 1952 and 1953.
First Institute: April 24, 1948, general correspondence
approximately 120 items
Historical Note : Guest speaker: Robert C. Weaver, American Council on Race Relations
27/219471947
Scope and Content: American Council on Race Relations
27/3January-February 19481948 January-February
Scope and Content: American Council on Race Relations
27/4March 1-12, 19481948 March 1-12
27/5March 19-21, 19481948 March 19-21
27/6April 19481948 April
27/7May 19481948 May
Second Institute: April 29-30, 1949, general correspondence
approximately 120 items
Historical Note : Guest Speaker: Dan W. Dodson, New York University, New York (City) Human Rights Commission.
27/8October-December 19481948 October-December 1
27/9February 19491949 February
Scope and Content: Robert C. Weaver; American Council on Race Relations from Louis Wirth
27/10March 19491949 March
27/11-13April 19491949 April
27/14May-June 19491949 May-June
Third Institute: April 21-22, 1950
approximately 160 items
Historical Note : Guest Speaker: Ethel Alpenfels, New York University
General Notes: For the background to this conference and the high school essay contest, see news releases for April 1950 in folder 27/21.
General correspondence
27/15September-October 19491949 September-October
27/1619501950
Scope and Content: Includes material relating to the high school essay contest and several entries to the contest.
27/17January-February 19501950 January-February
27/18-24March 19501950 March
27/21-24April 19501950 April
27/25Clippingsundated
Fourth Institute: May 3-4, 1951, general correspondence
approximately 280 items
Historical Note : Guest Speaker: Harold Lett, New Jersey, Education Department
27/2619501950
27/27January 19511951 January
Scope and Content: Channing Tobias, Louis Wirth
27/28-29February 19511951 February
Scope and Content: Channing Tobias
27/30-331951 MarchMarch, 1951
Scope and Content: National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO); National Conference of Christiana and Jews; Urban League of Portland; American Jewish Committee; California Federation for Civic Unity; United States Housing and Home Finance Agency; Anti-Defamation League, Seattle; P. Allen Rickles
27/34-37April 19511951 April
Scope and Content: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Urban League of Seattle; Channing Tobias; Anti-Defamation League
27/38-40May 19511951 May
Scope and Content: Channing Tobias
27/41Regarding High School Essay Contest undated
Scope and Content: Seattle Public Schools
27/42High School Essay Contest entriesundated
27/43Regarding luncheon for Harold Lett undated
Scope and Content: Lists of invitees, acceptances and regrets.
Fifth Institute: April 30, 1952
approximately 200 items
Historical Note : Guest Speaker: Frank S. Horne, United States Housing and Home Finance Agency.
General correspondence
28/1February 19521952 February
Scope and Content: National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO)
28/2-3March 19521952 March
Scope and Content: Seattle Public Schools; American Friends Service Committee; Anti-Defamation League; Urban League of Portland
28/4-7April 19521952 April
28/8May-July 19521952 May-July
Scope and Content: Seattle Housing Authority; National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) from Harold Lett
28/9Lists of names of organizations and individuals invited to participate 1952
Scope and Content: This had been specified for 1952 although lists are dated other years and had been used for other functions other years.
28/10-11Delegates and discussion group assignments
28/12Reports: discussion groups
28/13Reports: finals reports
Sixth Institute: April 30, 1953
approximately 210 items
Historical Note : Guest Speaker: William G. Black, Canada Citizenship and Immigration Department; Vancouver, B.C.
General correspondence
28/14-15March 1953 1953 March
Scope and Content: American Jewish Committee; National Conference of Christians and Jews; Anti-Defamation League
28/16-17April 19531953 April
28/19Invitations and announcementsundated
28/20-21Lists of names: inviteesundated
28/22Lists of names: discussion groupsundated
28/23Reports: discussion group summariesundated
28/24Reports: meetingsundated
28/25Reports: final reportundated
28/26Financial miscellaneousundated
Washington State Committee Against Discrimination in Employment (WSCAD) records
Historical Note : Formerly the Washington State Fair Employment Practices Committee, this group decided in 1948 to remain free from ties with the National Council for Permanent Fair Employment Practices Committee and reorganized under the new name (see Minutes, April and July 1948). The Committee was more interested in state than national legislation and therefore they chose to remain free. The sponsors and members for the most part remained the same and the work was done with the same goal in mind. This committee was not an official state committee. It was a private committee organized by a number of interested citizens, and it lead to the establishment of the official State Board Against Discrimination in Employment in 1950.
The Civic Unity Committee participated in the work of WSCAD and handled all the secretarial work, but WSCAD was not a part of the Civic Unity Committee itself.
Scope and Content: The first subseries are historical materials, lists of members and sponsors, and minutes of meetings. These files are valuable in determining the work of the committee as well as in explaining the complex reorganization of the committee in 1948.
The general correspondence has been filed first by date. Names of correspondents have been brought out to guide the researcher. Following these are files for particular correspondents. Some contain material from various cities in Washington State; others pertain to correspondence from commissions in various states, particularly New York and Massachusetts, which provided the models for the Washington State law.
The following people have not been brought out in the inventory; these were the members of the Committee whose correspondence constitutes the bulk of the series:
  • Frank S. Bayley, Chairman, 1945-1948
  • Frank P. Helsell, Chairman, 1948-1949
  • Gray Graham, Executive Director, 1945-1948
  • E.V. Van Valkenburg, Executive Director, 1948-1949
  • Arthur G. Bernett
  • Sidney Gerber
  • Irving M. Clark
29/1Historyundated
approximately 7 items
29/2Membership listsundated
approximately 4 items
29/3Minutes1945-1948
16 items
General correspondence
approximately 800 items
29/4January-June 19451945 January-June
Scope and Content: Hugh B. Mitchell
29/5July-December 19451945 July-December
Scope and Content: Tacoma Council of Churches
29/6January-February 19461946 January-February
Scope and Content: Copies of model bills; National Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practices Committee (F.E.P.C.)
29/7May-July 19461946 May-July
Scope and Content: Tacoma Council of Churches; Community Chest and Council of Seattle and King County
29/8August 19461946 August
Scope and Content: Eric Johnston; Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO); American Jewish Congress.
29/9September 19461946 September
Scope and Content: Matis Rogers; Elmer E. Todd; Frank Helsell; W.B. Nettleton; Birt F. Fisher
29/10October 1-15, 19461946 October 1-15
Scope and Content: Gerald Shaughnessy, S.M. Bishop, Walt Horan (copy); Seattle Mayor
29/11October 16-31, 19461946 October 16-31
Scope and Content: Urban League of Seattle; Hugh de Lacy, Seattle Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Council; Harold L. Ickes; C.S. Harley
29/12November 19461946 November
29/13December 1-13, 19461946 December 1-13
Scope and Content: Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
29/14December 15-31, 19461946 December 15-31
Scope and Content: American Federation of Labor (AFL); Letcher L. Yarborough
29/15January 1-20, 19471947 January 1-20
Scope and Content: Anti-Defamation League (ADL); John H. Happy; Council of Churches and Christian Education; Theodore S. Turner; E.J. Flanagan; C.S. Harley
29/16January 21-31, 19471947 January 21-31
Scope and Content: William D. Shannon; Barney Jackson; Sidney A. Stevens; Perry B. Woodall; P. Allen Rickles; Robert Mort Frayn; Herbert M. Hamblen
29/17February 19471947 February
Scope and Content: A.J. Sharkey; Anti-Defamation League (ADL); Charles M. Carroll; A.L. Rasmussen; W. Ward Davison; Edward F. Riley; Victor Zednick; Alfred J. Westberg
29/18March 19471947 March
Scope and Content: Charles J. McDonald
29/19May-June 19471947 May-June
Scope and Content: Herbert M. Hamblen; Corwin Philip Shank; Leonard L. Mendel; Harry F. Kittleman; C.S. Harley; Harry A. Sinzer; William D. Shannon; John T. McCutcheon; A.B. Comfort; B. Roy Anderson; W.P. Goffi; Charles M. Carroll
29/20July-October 19471947 July-October
Scope and Content: George C. Kinnear; Albert D. Rosellini; Howard T. Ball; Elmer (?) Johnston
29/21January-May 19481948 January-May
Scope and Content: George V. Powell
29/22July-August 19481948 July-August
Scope and Content: Roy W. Atkinson; Morton L. Schwabacher; Raymond B. Allen; Stephen F. Bayne; John L. King; Charles M. Stokes; Henry Elliott; Seattle Mayor; James W. Hodson
29/23September-October 19481948 September-October
Scope and Content: Urban League of Seattle; Reginald H. Persons
29/24November-December 19481948 November-December
Scope and Content: George C. Kinnear; American Federation of Labor (AFL)
29/25January 19491949 January
Scope and Content: American Jewish Committee; R. Mort Frayn
29/26February 1-11, 19491949 February 1-11
Scope and Content: American Jewish Committee; William S. Street; Victor Zednick
29/27February 14-28, 19491949 February 14-28
Scope and Content: Thomas A. Connolly; Bishop of Seattle
29/28March 19491949 March
Scope and Content: Includes Washington State Law Against Discrimination in Employment; New York State Committee Against Discrimination
29/29April-December 19491949 April-December
Scope and Content: First semi-annual report of Washington State Board Against Discrimination in Employment.
General correspondence, Washington cities
30/1Bellingham 1946-1948
Scope and Content: Myron F. Hawley
30/2Bremerton1946-1947
30/3-4Spokane 1948-1949
Scope and Content: Willard J. Roe
30/5Tacoma1946-1949
30/6Vancouver1946-1947
Scope and Content: Vancouver, Washington Housing Authority
30/7Walla Walla1946-1947
30/8Yakima1946-1947
General correspondence, states
30/9-10Connecticut Interracial Commission1947-1950
Scope and Content: Includes reports of activities, 1946-1947, 1947-1948
30/11-12Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Commission 1946-1950
Historical Note : Mildred Mahoney, Chair
30/13New Jersey Education Department, Division Against Discrimination1949
30/14-16New York State Commission Against Discrimination1946-1949
30/17-18General correspondence, National Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practice Committee1945-1948
Scope and Content: American Council on Race Relations; Homer R. Jones; Warren G. Magnuson; Walt Hora; Hal Holmes; Thor C. Tollifson; Henry M. Jackson; Harry P. Cain
30/19-20Publicity materialsundated
approximately 15 items

  
Accession No. 0580-001
Civic Unity Committee records, 1938-1965 (Bulk: 1944-1965)
6.93cubic feet (17 boxes)
Arrangement
Arranged in 7 series:
  • Organizational records
  • Fair Play
  • Printed materials of others
  • Reports
  • Executive Secretary papers
  • Related organizations
Scope and Content
Contains correspondence, case files, ephemera, financial miscellany, notes, clippings, and reports of the Civic Unity Committee. Also includes records from the Conference on Minority Housing, the High School Students' Human Relations Conference, the Central Seattle Community Association, the Greater Seattle Housing Council, the King County Intergroup Relations Committee, the Seattle Mayor's Advisory Committee on Relocation, and the Seattle Citizens Advisory Committee.
Box/FolderDate
Organizational Records
1/1Historical information1944-1963
16 items
Scope and Content: Includes report, statements, charts, etc.
1/2-3Minutes of the Board of Trustees1952-1964
44 items
1/4-3/4General correspondence1938-1965
approximately 557 items
Scope and Content: Consists mainly of inter-office correspondence; includes also reports, general correspondence, maps, charts, etc. Some papers may be duplicated in other series.
Committee records
3/5Processing Committee1964
12 items
Historical Note : This committee handled the change over of records from the Civic Unity Committee to the Seattle Human Rights Commission and the phase-out of CUC as a United Good Neighbors founded organization.
3/6Housing Committee1948-1959
29 items
3/7Housing and Neighborhood Committee1959-1963
23 items
Historical Note : This is possibly a later name for the Housing Committee.
3/8-15School Community Committee1943-1964
146 items
Case files
3/16Laurelhurst1956-1919
11 items
3/17Housing discrimination1953-1957
8 items
4/1Leschi Community Organization1955-1963
22 items
4/2North End Project1957-1960
21 items
4/3Tenth Anniversary meeting1954
22 items
4/4-6Mailing listsundated
73 items
7/15Financial miscellany1952, 1955
2 items
7/16Notes1960-1963, undated
20 items
7/17-19Clippings1952-1965
80 items
4/7-8 Fair Play (CUC publication)1950-1964
Printed Materials of Others
Arrangement: Printed materials have, for the most part, been filed alphabetically by publisher; the exceptions are either reprints or those which have been filed by distributors (when that was thought to be more meaningful). Reprints are preceded by asterisks, and are listed by the name of the publications from they were taken, followed by the name of the publisher or the title of the article.
Scope and Content: None of the printed materials were created by the Civic Unity Committee.
4/9American Association of Retired Persons1965
1 item
4/9American Council on Race Relations1946
1 item
4/9American Friends Service Committee, Inc.1964
1 item
4/9American Jewish Committee1958-1964
5 items
4/10-12American Jewish Congress1957-1964
4 items
4/10-12American Unity Inc.1957
1 item
4/13-15Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith1957-1965
20 items
4/16Apartment Association of Los Angeles Countyundated
4/16Argus Publishing Company1961
1 item
4/16Atascadero Association of Retired Peopleundated
2 items
4/16Ave Maria Press1963
1 item
5/1*Book-of-the-Month Club News-Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc.undated
2 items
5/1* Bridge - Pantheon Books1955
1 item
5/1Buffalo Board of Community Relations1956, 1957
2 items
5/2California Department of Justice1961
5/2California Federation for Civic Unity
5/3-6Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions1954-1964
16 items
5/7Chicago Commission on Human Relations 1963
1 item
5/7Chicago Mayor's Conference on Race Relations1944
1 item
5/7Chicago Conference on Home Front Unity1945
1 item
5/7Christian Friends for Racial Equality1965
1 item
5/7Cincinnati Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee1958-1963
7 items
5/8Citizens' Committee for Open Housingundated
5/8Civic Unity Committee of Seattle1954-1959
9 items
5/8Columbia (South Carolina) Urban Rehabilitation Commission1956-1957
1 item
5/9* Commentary - "The John Birch Society"1961
1 item
5/9Common Council for American Unity1949
5/9* Common Ground - Common Council for American Unity1946
1 item
5/9* Commonweal -"Bigot in Our Midst"1965
1 item
5/9* Community - Friendship Houseundated
1 item
5/9Community Service Society of New York1958
1 item
5/9Connecticut Commission on Civil Rightsundated
5/9Council of Planning Affiliates of Seattle and King County1964
1 item
5/10Dewey, John - "My Pedagogic Creed"1897
1 item
5/10Dominican Fathers1948
1 item
5/10Douglas (Georgia) Urban Renewal Administration1957
1 item
5/10Escritoras y Periodistas, A.C. (Mexico)1962
1 item
5/10Four Freedoms House of Seattleundated
1 item
5/10Friends General Conferenceundated
1 item
5/10Friends Suburban Housing - MacFadden1962
1 item
5/10Bartell Corporationundated
5/10Great Books Foundationundated
5/10Greater Seattle Housing Councilundated
1 item
5/11International Journal of Religious Educationundated
1 item
5/11Institute for Rational Living1960, 1962
2 items
5/12Jackson Street Community Council, Seattle1958
1 item
5/12Johnson, Dr. Charles S. (president of First University)1955
1 item
5/12* Journal of the National Education Association, American Educational Research Association and the Department of Classroom Teachers1960
5/12* Journal of Negro Education 1949
1 item
5/12* Journal of Personality 1959
1 item
5/13Kalamazoo (Michigan) Community Relations Board1962
1 item
5/13Knights of Columbus1952, 1960
2 items
5/14* Ladies Home Journal - "Do Parents Teach Prejudice?"1961
1 item
5/14* Land Economics - "An Economic Analysis of Property Values and Race"undated
5/14League of Women Voters of Seattleundated
2 items
5/14* Life - "Widening World of Retirement Towns" and "These children are at Stake"undated
1 item
5/14Little Rock (Arkansas) Housing Authority1963
1 item
5/14* Look - "Behind the Fight Against School Prayer"undated
1 item
5/14Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations1959-1960
3 items
5/15McCarthy, Eugene J. - "A Study of American Character"1961
1 item
5/15Merrill-Palmer School (Detroit)1960
1 item
5/15Mount Vernon Daily Argus1949
1 item
5/15Municipal League of Seattle and King County1962
5/16National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials1954-1964
5 items
5/17National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials1958-1961
5 items
5/17National Association of Secondary School Principals1960
1 item
5/18National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing1963
3 items
5/18National Community Relations Advisory Council1952, 1958
2 items
6/1National Conference of Christians and Jewsundated
2 items
6/1National Education Association National Training Laboratories1947-1960
3 items
6/2National Housing Conference, Inc.1964-1965
2 items
6/3New York Citizen's Housing and Planning Council1948
1 item
6/3New York City Commission on Human Rights1963-1964
3 items
6/3New York Deptartment of City Planning1958-1959
2 items
6/4New York Mayor's Committee for Better Housing1955
1 item
6/5New York State Commission Against Discrimination1945, 1956
4 items
6/5New York State Education Department1960
1 item
6/5* New York Herald Tribune - "New York Shows the Way"1949
1 item
6/5New York School of Social Work1957
1 item
6/5New York State Education "Toward Better Human Relations" and "Pioneer in Human Relations"1948, 49
2 items
6/5* New York Times - "Rearing a Child of Goodwill"1960
1 item
6/5Newark Human Rights Commission1964
1 item
6/5Newark Mayor's Commission on Group Relationsundated
6/5* Northwest Catholic Progress - "CIC Endorses Open Housing"1964
1 item
6/6 * Ohio Central State College, Journal of Human Relations 1960
1 item
6/6Oklahoma University Publishing Division1959
1 item
6/6Oregon Bureau of Laborundated
1 item
6/7Panorama City (Olympia, Washington) Public Relations and Sales Department (retirement home)undated
6/7Paulist Fathersundated
6/8Pemex Travel Club1961
1 item
6/8Pennsylvania Fair Employment Practice Commissionundated
1 item
6/8Philadelphia Commission on Human Relationsundated
6/8Pittsburg Commission on Human Relations1963
1 item
6/9Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Ministries, Exeter House (Senior Citizen's Home)undated
6/9Princeton Conference on Equal Opportunity in Housing1962
1 item
6/10* Redbook - "Who Chooses the People You Know?"undated
6/10* Religious Education 1963
1 item
6/10Retirement Research and Welfare Association1963-1964
2 items
6/11St. Anthony's Guild1947
1 item
6/11Seattle Children's Protective Services1964
1 item
6/11Seattle Citizen's Advisory Committee on Minority Housing1962
1 item
6/12Seattle Housing Authority1957-1961
5 items
6/13Seattle Human Rights Commission1963-1965
9 items
6/13Seattle Official Advisory Board on Urban Renewal1958-1965
1 item
6/13Seattle Mayor's Officeundated
6/13Seattle Planning Commission1967-1958
2 items
6/13Seattle Foundationundated
1 item
6/13Senior Citizen Services Inc. of Clearwater, Floridaundated
1 item
6/13Society of Personnel Administration1957
1 item
6/13Southern Regional Councilundated
1 item
6/13Hamilton House for Senior Citizens, Inc. (Tallmadge)undated
1 item
6/14United Nations Office of Public Information1964
1 item
6/14United States Congress House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency1965
1 item
6/14United States Congress House Presidential Message1965
1 item
6/14United States Congress Senate Committee on Banking and Currency1964
1 item
6/14United States Federal Housing Administration1957, 1964
3 items
7/1-2United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare1963-1965
7 items
7/3-8United States Housing and Home Finance1954-1965
28 items
7/9United States Department of Housing and Urban Development1965
1 item
7/9United States Joint Committee on Housing and Welfareundated
7/9United States Office of the President, Bureau of the Budget1965
1 item
7/9United States President's Committee on Civil Rights1947, undated
2 items
7/9United States President's Council on Aging1963-1965
4 items
7/10Upjohn (W.E.) Institute for Community Research1959
1 item
7/11Urban League, National1963
1 item
7/11Urban League of Seattle1963
1 item
7/12Washington Commission on Civil Rights1961
1 item
7/12Washington Executive Department1963
1 item
7/12Washington Governor's Conference on Aging1964
1 item
7/12Washington Highway Commission1957
1 item
7/12Washington Senate1957
1 item
7/12University of Washington Bureau of International Relations1945
1 item
7/12University of Washington Community Development Bureauundated
1 item
7/12University of Washington Office of Population Research1950, 1959
2 items
7/12Western Regional Governor's Council on Aging1962
1 item
7/13Women's City Club of New York, Inc.1954, 1956
2 items
7/13Women's Division of Christian Serviceundated
1 item
7/14* Yale Law Journal - "A New Technique for an Old Problem 1947
1 item
7/14Unidentifieduindated
Reports
7/20Fragmentsundated
3 items
7/21"Stereotypes and Prejudicial Attitudes" - Gerhart Saenger and Samuel Flowerman1954
1 item
7/21"The Negroes' Grievances" - Walter Lippman1963
1 item
7/21"Robert H. Schulman"undated
1 item
7/21"A Housing Fact Sheet"undated
1 item
7/21Unidentifiedundated
1 item
8/1-2Executive Secretary Papers1944-1965
2 notebooks
Scope and Content: Two loose leaf notebooks containing Louise P. Blackham's personal files. Much of her material is duplicated elsewhere.
Related organizations
9/1-13Conference on Minority Housing1953-1958
154 items
9/14-11/23High School Students' Human Relations Conference1949-1965
approximately 822 items
12/1-15Central Seattle Community Association1949-1956
179 items
12/16-15/22Greater Seattle Housing Council1949-1965
approximately 790 items
16/1-30King County Intergroup Relations Committee1948-1963
276 items
17/1-10Seattle Mayors' Advisory Committee on Relocation1950-1959
144 items
17/11-14Seattle Citizens Advisory Committee1955-1962
28 items

  
Accession No. 1002-001
Civic Unity Committee records, 1949-1963
3.57 cubic feet (9 boxes)
Arrangement
Arranged in 4 series:
  • Activities reports
  • Legal cases
  • Subject files
  • Pamphlets
Scope and Content
Activity reports, legal cases, subject series, conferences, ephemera, reports.
Name Index
American Jewish Committee 1/9, 1/17, 2/24, 2/36, 7/67
American Jewish Congress 1/10, 1/18, 2/37, 7/68
American Council on Race Relations 1/16
American Freedom of Residence Fund 1/8
Anti-Defamation League of the B'nai B'rith1/19
Community Relations Service, Institute of Human Relations 2/33
National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials 4/56
National Association of Intergroup Relations 2/26
National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing 1/12
National Conference of Christians and Jews 3/49
National Conference Relations Advisory Council 1/14
Northwest Institute on Race Relations 1/4, 3/46
The Potomac Institute 2/27
United States Housing and Home Finance Agency 8/74
Washington Bureau of Governmental Research and Services 3/41
Box/FolderDate
Activities reports
1/1Civic Unity Committee Reportsundated
1/2Digest report of Housing Committee - Central Areaundated
1/3Intergroup relations - Northwest viewpointundated
1/4Northwest Institute on Race Relationsundated
1/5Process records1954-1956
1/6Work statistics1952-1953
Legal casesundated
1/7Adam Clayton Powell and Hazel Powell versus Henry Utz and Blanche Utzundated
1/8American Freedom of Residence Fundundated
1/9American Jewish Committee memorandumundated
1/10American Jewish Congressundated
1/11Miscellaneousundated
1/12National Committee Against Housing Discriminationundated
1/13National Committee Relations Advisory Councilundated
Subject files
5/57African Americans - Part Iundated
5/58African Americans - Part IIundated
1/14Chineseundated
1/15Citations for outstanding achievement1949-1963
Civil Rights
1/16American Council on Race Relationsundated
1/17American Jewish Committeeundated
1/18American Jewish Congressundated
1/19Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rithundated
2/20Ephemeraundated
2/21Government documentsundated
2/22Demonstration and direct actionundated
2/23Filipinoundated
Government and law
2/24American Jewish Committeeundated
2/25Ephemeraundated
2/26National Association of Intergroup Relationsundated
2/27The Potomac Instituteundated
High School Conference
2/28Correspondenceundated
2/29Ephemeraundated
2/30Miscellaneousundated
2/31Process reports and programsundated
2/32Human Relations Commission - newsletter and reports (other cities)undated
Immigration
2/33Community Relations Service, Institute of Human Relationsundated
2/34Ephemeraundated
2/35 Integration (general)undated
Integration in Schools
2/36American Jewish Committeeundated
2/37American Jewish Congressundated
3/38Ephemeraundated
3/39 Look Magazine undated
3/40 Saturday Evening Post undated
Institutes, conferences, etc.
3/41Bureau of Governmental Research and Services reportsundated
3/42Conference on Community Livingundated
3/43Ephemeraundated
3/44Housing for Seattle Minority Families report1955 April
3/45King County Intergroup Relations Committeeundated
3/46Northwest Institute on Race Relationsundated
Intergroup relations education in schools
3/47Committee on Intergroup Relations - University of Washingtonundated
3/48Ephemeraundated
3/49National Conference of Christians and Jewsundated
3/50Interfaith (CUC)undated
3/51Japaneseundated
4/52Jews - Part Iundated
4/53Jews - Part IIundated
4/54King County Intergroup Relations Committeeundated
4/55Labor - business and raceundated
4/56NAIRO (National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials)undated
5/59Neighborhoods - changingundated
5/60The Newcomerundated
6/61Police - Community - Part Iundated
6/62Police - Community - Part IIundated
6/63Politics - Fair campaign practicesundated
7/64Prejudice
7/65Public informationundated
7/66Religion and raceundated
Religion in public schoolsundated
7/67American Jewish Committeeundated
7/68American Jewish Congressundated
8/69Ephemeraundated
8/70Seattle Public Schoolsundated
8/71Speakers' Serviceundated
8/72Student housing - policies governingundated
Urban Renewal
8/73Ephemeraundated
8/74United States Housing and Home Finance Agencyundated
8/75Sears and Roebuckundated
8/76Voluntary Home Mortgage Credit Programundated
Box
9Pamphletsundated

  
Accession No. 1350-001
Civic Unity Committee records, 1944-1965
.84 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Arrangement
Arranged by type of record.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, bylaws, photographs, financial records.
Processing Info
Minimally processed.
Appraisal
Ledgers, financial repcrds and membership lists discarded in 1984.
BoxDate
1Quarterly Federal tax returns-- withholdings and Social Security taxes1954-1964
1Termination1962-1964
1Disposition of materials and equipment1964
1Health and Welfare Council1944-1947
1Washington State Citizens Committee for Civil Rights Legislation1956-1957, 1960-1965
1Miscellaneousundated
2Photographsundated
2Articles of Incorporation and By-laws1947
2Greater Seattle Housing Councilundated

Subject Terms

Organizations:
Central Seattle Community Association.
Civic Unity Committee (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives.
Health and Welfare Council of Seattle and King County. Committee on Intergroup Relations.
High School Students Conference on Human Relations.
Northwest Institute of Race Relations.
Seattle Human Rights Commission.
Washington State Committee Against Discrimination in Employment.
Geographic Names:
Central District (Seattle, Wash.)--Race relations.
Seattle (Wash.)--Civil rights.
Seattle (Wash.)--Race relations.
Washington (State)--Civil rights.
Subjects:
African Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Civil rights--Washington (State)--Seattle--Societies, etc.--Archives.
Discrimination in employment--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Discrimination in housing--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Discrimination--Washington (State)
Japanese Americans--Washington (State)--Seattle.
Genre Headings:
Case files.
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Correspondence.
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Notes.
Printed ephemera.
Scrapbooks.
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