Civic Unity Committee records, 1938-1965  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Civic Unity Committee (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Civic Unity Committee records
Dates
1938-1965 (inclusive)
Quantity
24.76 cubic feet (58 boxes)
Collection Number
0479, 0580, 1002, 1350
Summary
Records of an unofficial race relations, civil rights committee formed by the Seattle, Washington mayor
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

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


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 0479-001: Civic Unity Committee records, 1941-1964 (bulk 1954-1964)Return to Top

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.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Container(s) Description Dates
Historical information
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-2 0479-001
Civic Unity Committee
14 items
Scope and Content: Includes reports, memos and charts.
undated
1/3 0479-001
Washington Fair Employment Practices Commission
1 item
undated
1/4 0479-001
Washington State Committee against Discrimination in Employment.
1 item
undated
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.
Box/Folder Accession
1/5 0479-001
1944 February-May
12 items
Scope and Content: Linden A. Mander; Seattle Civilian War Commission; NAACP, Seattle; Charles M. Stokes
1944 February-May
1/6 0479-001
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.
1944 June-July
1/7 0479-001
1944 August-December
6 items
Scope and Content: Linden A. Mander
1944 August-December
1/8 0479-001
1945
4 items
Scope and Content: Includes summary notes of staff training meeting on racial relations, April 17.
1945
1/9 0479-001
1946
9 items
Scope and Content: Washington Labor and Industries Department
1946
1/10 0479-001
1947 January-August
8 items
Scope and Content: American Council on Race Relations
1947 January-August
1/11 0479-001
1947 October-December
7 items
1947 October-December
1/12 0479-001
1948 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
1948 January-May
1/13 0479-001
1948 June-December
16 items
Scope and Content: Council of Churches and Christian Education
1948 June-December
1/14 0479-001
1949 January-May
13 items
Scope and Content: Council of Social Agencies, George H. Revelle
1949 January-May
1/15-6/32 0479-001
1949 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.
1949 May-1955
6/33-34 0479-001
Miscellaneous memos
Scope and Content: Handwritten; most are undated.
undated
6/35-8/4 0479-001
1956-1964
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.
1956-1964
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.
Box/Folder Accession
9/1 0479-001
Adult Education Association of America circulars
6 items
1955-1956
16/10a 0479-001
African American
undated
16/11 0479-001
African American G.I.
8 items
1944-1945
9/2 0479-001
American Civil Liberties Union circulars, newsletters, pamphlets
7 items
1949-1956
9/3-8 0479-001
American Council on Race Relations
67 items
Scope and Content: primarily with Pacific coast office
1944-1950
9/9-11 0479-001
American Jewish Committee
39 items
1947-1949, 1961
9/12 0479-001
American Jewish Committee memoranda
9 items
1948
9/13 0479-001
American Jewish Committee, Committee reporter
8 items
1950-1951
9/14 0479-001
American Jewish Committee speaker's manual
2 items
1947
9/15 0479-001
American Jewish Committee pamphlets
8 items
undated
9/16 0479-001
American Jewish Committee Western Regional Office
16 items
1950-1956
9/17-18 0479-001
American Jewish Congress
14 items
1950-1955
9/19 0479-001
American Jewish Congress miscellaneous reports
2 items
1953, 1961
9/20-21 0479-001
American Jewish Congress memoranda (public reports)
12 items
1950-1963
9/22 0479-001
American Jewish Congress pamphlets
5 items
9/23-24 0479-001
American Jewish Congress, Commission on Law and Social Action reprints
12 items
1950-1958
10/1 0479-001
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
14 items
1949-1955
10/2 0479-001
Anti-Defamation League, joint memoranda with American Jewish Committee
3 items
1961-1963
10/3 0479-001
Anti-Defamation League news letters
6 items
Scope and Content: Includes issues of the ADL Bulletin, Right, Research report.
1950-1960
10/4 0479-001
Anti-Defamation League pamphlets
5 items
10/5-8 0479-001
Anti-Defamation League, Seattle Chapter
40 items
Processing Info: Washington State Regional Advisory Board to ADL has been handled with Seattle Chapter.
1946-1955
10/9 0479-001
Atomic energy, Pasco, Washington
2 items
Scope and Content: Regarding hiring of African Americans
1950-1952
10/10-13 0479-001
Automobile insurance
50 items
Scope and Content: Regarding discriminatory practices in the auto insurance industry
1948-1959
10/14 0479-001
Bremerton-Port Orchard-Vanport
18 items
1943-1945
10/15-18 0479-001
Budget CUC
approximately 40 items
Scope and Content: Contains correspondence with the Community Chest of Seattle and King County.
1950-1963
10/19 0479-001
California
20 items
Scope and Content: Contains correspondence with California Federation for Civic Unity and Council for Civic Unity of San Francisco.
1951-1959
10/20 0479-001
Canada
5 items
1952-1953
10/21 0479-001
Catholic Conference on Industrial Problems
14 items
1948-1951
10/22 0479-001
Catholic Interracial Council
13 items
1948-1950
10/23-24 0479-001
Cemeteries
25 items
1945-1950
10/25 0479-001
Central Seattle Community Association articles of incorporation
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.
undated
10/26-31 0479-001
Central Seattle Community Association meetings number 1 and 2
300 items
1954 April and June
11/1-3 0479-001
Central Seattle Community Association meeting number 2 continued
approximately 100 items
1954 June-October
11/4 0479-001
Central Seattle Community Association review of work
1 item
1954-1955
11/5-6 0479-001
Central Seattle Community Association miscellaneous
approximately 75 items
1954-1958
11/6A 0479-001
Central Seattle Community Association process record
1 item
1954-1956
11/7 0479-001
Chicago, Illinois, Mayor's Commission on Human Relations
6 items
1948-1961
11/8-11 0479-001
Christian Friends for Racial Equality
53 items
Scope and Content: Contains general correspondence and programs.
1952-1962
11/12-13 0479-001
Christian Friends for Racial Equality, Racial Equality Bulletin
24 items
1950-1955
11/14 0479-001
Cincinnati, Ohio, Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee
8 items
1948-1960
11/15 0479-001
Clise, J.W.
6 items
1946-1950
11/16-18 0479-001
Complaints -- miscellaneous
30 items
General Notes: See also: Discrimination; Seattle Mayor
1944-1946
11/19-20 0479-001
Complaints -- residential
22 items
1946-1949
11/21 0479-001
Complaints -- social agencies, American Association of Social Workers (Salvation army)
17 items
1946-1947
11/22 0479-001
Connecticut
22 items
1956-1957
11/23 0479-001
Council of Churches and Christian Education
2 items
1948
11/24 0479-001
Council of Social Agencies
2 items
1945
12/1-2 0479-001
Detroit, Michigan Interracial Committee
26 items
1947-1957
12/3-5 0479-001
Discrimination -- employment
32 items
1946-1955
12/6-8 0479-001
Discrimination -- golf clubs
30 items
Scope and Content: Seattle Park Department; Washington State Board Against Discrimination
1952-1959
12/9-10 0479-001
Discrimination -- hospitals
35 items
1945-1947
12/11-12 0479-001
Discrimination -- hotels
35 items
1947-1952
12/13-27 0479-001
Discrimination -- housing
175 items
1948-1963
13/1-5 0479-001
Discrimination -- housing -- Sand Point
55 items
1952-1953, 1960, 1962
13/6 0479-001
Discrimination -- labor
10 items
1950-1951
13/7 0479-001
Discrimination -- minstrel shows
6 items
1950-1957
13/8 0479-001
Discrimination -- miscellaneous
15 items
1945-1955, undated
13/9 0479-001
Discrimination -- public accommodations
18 items
1946-1954
13/10 0479-001
Discrimination -- recreation
15 items
1946-1957
13/11-17 0479-001
Discrimination -- recreation -- Laurelhurst Beach Club
Scope and Content: Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, Seattle; King County Intergroup Relations Committee
13/18 0479-001
Discrimination -- religion
4 items
1953, 1963
13/19 0479-001
Discrimination -- trailer camps
17 items
1953
13/20-21 0479-001
Discrimination, other -- race labeling
25 items
1945-1953
14/1 0479-001
Education for Open Housing Ordinance
20 items
1963-1964
14/2 0479-001
Greater Seattle Housing Council
5 items
1956-1963
14/3 0479-001
Health and Welfare Council of Seattle and King County
10 items
1953-1960
14/4 0479-001
Human Relations Commissions -- miscellaneous
15 items
1960-1963
14/5 0479-001
Illinois
12 items
1951-1958
14/6 0479-001
Indians
8 items
1950-1960
14/7 0479-001
Intergroup Audit
10 items
1949
14/8 0479-001
Interracial Clinic
3 items
1945
14/9 0479-001
Jackson Street (Seattle) Community Council
20 items
1952-1955
14/10 0479-001
Japanese American Citizens League
6 items
1949-1962
14/10A 0479-001
Japanese American Citizens League, Washington, D.C.
15 items
1947-1950
14/11 0479-001
Johnson, Charles S.
21 items
1944-1948
14/12 0479-001
King, Martin Luther
10 items
1961, 1964
14/13 0479-001
King County Intergroup Relations Committee
17 items
1955-1963
14/14 0479-001
King County Intergroup Relations Committee minutes and agendas
17 items
1955-1963
14/15-20 0479-001
King County Intergroup Relations Committee workshop
approximately 200 items
1959
14/21 0479-001
King County Intergroup Relations Committee workshop report
7 items
1959
15/1 0479-001
Ku-Klux-Klan (A.S.P.,[sic] Inc.)
3 items
1946
15/2 0479-001
League of Women Voters
2 items
1950-1953
15/3 0479-001
Los Angeles, California County Museum
3 items
1953, 1955
15/4 0479-001
Madrona -- Denny Blaine Community Club
12 items
1955-1956
15/5 0479-001
Massachusetts
4 items
1950-1951
15/6 0479-001
Medical survey
17 items
Scope and Content: Regarding integration in medical practice
1946-1949
15/7-8 0479-001
Membership lists, CUC
42 items
Scope and Content: Includes Board of Trustees for each year; also committee as whole, and some biographical information.
1944-1964
15/9-12 0479-001
Membership lists -- miscellaneous
40 items
Arrangement: Filed alphabetically.
undated
15/13 0479-001
Miscellaneous
20 items
Arrangement: Filed alphabetically.
undated
15/14 0479-001
Missouri
5 items
Scope and Content: Includes report by the Missouri advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights
1952-1953, 1959
15/15 0479-001
Mount Baker Neighborhood Project
14 items
1962
15/16 0479-001
Municipal League of Seattle and King County
2 items
1957, 1962
15/17 0479-001
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
20 items
1947-1955
15/18 0479-001
National Association of Colored Women
15 items
1947-1950
16/1-5 0479-001
National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials (NAIRO)
approximately 50 items
1947-1963
16/6 0479-001
National Association of Social Workers
2 items
1956, 1961
16/7 0479-001
National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing
4 items
undated
16/8-9 0479-001
National Conference of Christians and Jews
15 items
1949-1959
16/10 0479-001
National Education Association of the United States
1 item
1955
16/12 0479-001
Negro History Week, Seattle Mayor
6 items
1951
16/13 0479-001
New Jersey Education Department, Division against Discrimination of Seattle
7 items
1951-1954
16/14 0479-001
New Year Caller at Homes
20 items
1948-1961
16/15, 16 0479-001
New York -- miscellaneous: Robert Weaver -- John Hay Whitney Foundation
30 items
1948-1960
16/17 0479-001
New York, State Commission against Discrimination
22 items
1946-1949
16/18-21 0479-001
New York City Commission for Human Rights
45 items
1953-1963
16/22 0479-001
Newspapers and community lists
6 items
circa 1954
16/23 0479-001
Nisei
12 items
1943-1946
17/1 0479-001
Panel of Americans
8 items
1949-1951
17/2 0479-001
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commission on Human Relations
5 items
1953-1962
17/3-6 0479-001
Police and minority groups
50 items
1944-1961
17/7-9 0479-001
Public housing
30 items
General Notes: See: Discrimination -- public accommodations; Discrimination -- housing
1941-1950
17/10 0479-001
Public information and education
15 items
1958, 1961
17/11 0479-001
Race riots
2 items
1944-1946
17/12-14 0479-001
Radio
55 items
1944-1948
17/15 0479-001
Relocation
6 items
1958-1960
17/16-18 0479-001
Research reports
18 items
1944-1963
17/19 0479-001
Restrictive covenants
4 items
1947-1948
17/20 0479-001
Rosenwald (Julius) Foundation
7 items
1947
18/1 0479-001
Seattle Housing Authority
3 items
1948-1955
18/2-3 0479-001
Seattle Human Rights Commission
30 items
1957-1964
18/4-9 0479-001
Seattle Mayor
60 items
1946-1964
18/10 0479-001
Seattle -- miscellaneous
20 items
Scope and Content: American Jewish Committee, Seattle Chapter
1944, 1951-1954
18/11 0479-001
Seattle Public Library
8 items
1952-1963
18/12-14 0479-001
Seattle Public Schools
75 items
1949-1962
18/15 0479-001
Seattle Citizens Housing Committee
8 items
1950
18/16 0479-001
Seattle Day Nursery Association
4 items
1953, undated
18/17-18 0479-001
Seattle Real Estate Board
40 items
1944-1956
18/19-22 0479-001
Speech material
60 items
Scope and Content: Correspondence, speeches by CUC members, reprints and clippings in separate folders.
circa 1944-1949
19/1 0479-001
Tacoma, Washington
6 items
1944-1945
19/2 0479-001
Thalia programs
6 items
1953
19/3 0479-001
Transportation
13 items
1944-1947
19/4 0479-001
United Good Neighbors
4 items
1960-1963
19/5 0479-001
United Nations
10 items
1948-1949, 1962
19/6-8 0479-001
United Service Organization, Inc.
60 items
1944-1947
19/9 0479-001
United States Federal Housing Administration
3 items
1952-1963
19/10 0479-001
United States Housing Agency, 1944 Conference of Racial Relations Advisors, Washington, D.C.
25 items
1942-1945
19/11-12 0479-001
United States Housing and Home Finance Agency
20 items
1952-1963
19/13 0479-001
United States Housing and Home Finance Agency- The President's Executive Order on Equal Opportunity in Housing
approximately 20 items
1962
19/14 0479-001
Urban League, National
5 items
1944-1945
19/15 0479-001
Urban League, National, report
1 item
1954
19/16-17 0479-001
Urban League of Portland
50 items
1947-1951
19/18-19 0479-001
Urban League of Seattle
20 items
1948-1956
20/1-2 0479-001
Vancouver, B.C. Civic Unity Association
27 items
1959
20/3 0479-001
Veterans
4 items
1945-1948
20/4 0479-001
War housing --African Americans
18 items
1944-1946
20/5-8 0479-001
Washington -- civil rights legislation
40 items
1948-1959
20/9 0479-001
Washington -- Council for Children and Youth
1 item
1963
20/10 0479-001
Washington Legislative Council
2 items
1960, 1962
20/11-15 0479-001
Washington National Guard
50 items
Scope and Content: Correspondence from race relations agencies in various states, as well as from many organizations in this collection.
1947-1950
20/16-21 0479-001
Washington State Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission
75 items
1957-1962
20/22a-26 0479-001
Washington State Board Against Discrimination in Employment
60 items
1950-1963
20/27 0479-001
Washington State Board Against Discrimination reports
10 items
1950-1960
20/28 0479-001
Washington State Board Against Discrimination Fourteenth Annual Conference of Commissions Against Discrimination
4 items
1962
21/1 0479-001
University of Washington Institute of Government
2 items
1944
21/2-3 0479-001
University of Washington School of Social Work
20 items
1959-1964
21/4-10 0479-001
Washington Citizens Committee for Civil Rights Legislation
170 items
1950-1963
21/11 0479-001
Washington -- miscellaneous
4 items
1952
21/12 0479-001
Washington State Health Council
2 items
1953-1954
21/13 0479-001
Wisconsin
8 items
1950-1959
21/14 0479-001
World Affairs Council of Seattle
3 items
undated
21/15 0479-001
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) Armed Services Committee, Seattle
12 items
1950, 1954
Organizational records
Box/Folder Accession
22/1 0479-001
Description of the Civic Unity Committee before official establishment
1944
22/1 0479-001
By-laws, Agreement of Association
1947
22/1 0479-001
Minutes of the first meeting
1947
22/1 0479-001
Certificate of incorporation from the Secretary of State, Washington
1947
22/1 0479-001
Revised by-laws
1961
Minutes
approximately 250 items
Box/Folder Accession
22/2-15 0479-001
Civic Union Committee, Seattle
Biographical/Historical Note: Meetings held weekly.
1944-1946
22/16 0479-001
Civic Union Committee, Seattle
Biographical/Historical Note: Meetings held monthly.
Scope and Content: Incomplete
1947
22/17 0479-001
Civic Union Committee, Seattle, Board of Trustees
1948
22/18-20 0479-001
Civic Union Committee, Seattle
1949-1951
22/21-31 0479-001
Civic Union Committee, Seattle
1953-1957
22/32 0479-001
Civic Unity Committee, San Francisco
1944 November 15
23/1-14 0479-001
Executive Committee meetings
approximately 25 items
1958-1964
23/15-21 0479-001
Miscellaneous committees
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.
1954-1963
23/23 0479-001
Special meetings: C.U.C Representatives with non-C.U.C agencies
6 items
1945-1960
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
23/24 0479-001
Executive Secretary reports of monthly meetings and conferences
6 items
1955-1957
23/25-26 0479-001
Board seminars
8 items
1954, 1959-1960
24/1 0479-001
Quarterly reports
6 items
1943-1945
24/2-11 0479-001
Monthly reports
approximately 65 items
1946-1951
24/12 0479-001
Semi-annual and annual reports
2 items
1952-1953
24/13-15 0479-001
Quarterly or semi-annual activities reports
approximately 20 items
General Notes: See note in folder 24/12 regarding activities reports for 1954-1956.
1958-1959
Miscellaneous reports
Box/Folder Accession
24/16 0479-001
Report to the CUC on inter-group relations in Seattle, by Peter Garabedian
1953
24/16 0479-001
Report on conference on Housing for Minority Families (excerpts)
1955
24/16 0479-001
Survey on problems and resources associated with relocation in Seattle, made for Gordon S. Clinton by the CUC
1958
24/16 0479-001
Inter-group relations in the decade ahead -- Northwest viewpoint by King County Intergroup Relations Committee
Scope and Content: Excerpts
1959
Box/Folder Accession
25/1-2 0479-001
Fair Play, a publication of the CUC
36 items
1950-1964
25/3-6 0479-001
Clippings
undated
Printed materials
Box/Folder Accession
25/7-8 0479-001
Articles
approximately 15 items
undated
25/9-12 0479-001
Reprints
approximately 50 items
Scope and Content: Copies of speeches made by individuals may also be found in this category.
undated
25/13 0479-001
Circulars
approximately 45 items
undated
25/14-15 0479-001
Pamphlets
undated
26/1 0479-001
Serials
approximately 20 items
undated
26/2 0479-001
Membership cards
undated
box:oversize Accession
OVSZ 1 0479-001
Scrapbooks
6 items
undated
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 Accession
27/1 0479-001
History
Scope and Content: Duplicate copies of reports from the Fifth and Sixth Institutes in 1952 and 1953.
1952-1953
First Institute: April 24, 1948, general correspondence
approximately 120 items
Biographical/Historical Note: Guest speaker: Robert C. Weaver, American Council on Race Relations
Box/Folder Accession
27/2 0479-001
1947
Scope and Content: American Council on Race Relations
1947
27/3 0479-001
January-February 1948
Scope and Content: American Council on Race Relations
1948 January-February
27/4 0479-001
March 1-12, 1948
1948 March 1-12
27/5 0479-001
March 19-21, 1948
1948 March 19-21
27/6 0479-001
April 1948
1948 April
27/7 0479-001
May 1948
1948 May
Second Institute: April 29-30, 1949, general correspondence
approximately 120 items
Biographical/Historical Note: Guest Speaker: Dan W. Dodson, New York University, New York (City) Human Rights Commission.
Box/Folder Accession
27/8 0479-001
October-December 1948
1948 October-December 1
27/9 0479-001
February 1949
Scope and Content: Robert C. Weaver; American Council on Race Relations from Louis Wirth
1949 February
27/10 0479-001
March 1949
1949 March
27/11-13 0479-001
April 1949
1949 April
27/14 0479-001
May-June 1949
1949 May-June
Third Institute: April 21-22, 1950
approximately 160 items
Biographical/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
Box/Folder Accession
27/15 0479-001
September-October 1949
1949 September-October
27/16 0479-001
1950
Scope and Content: Includes material relating to the high school essay contest and several entries to the contest.
1950
27/17 0479-001
January-February 1950
1950 January-February
27/18-24 0479-001
March 1950
1950 March
27/21-24 0479-001
April 1950
1950 April
Box/Folder Accession
27/25 0479-001
Clippings
undated
Fourth Institute: May 3-4, 1951, general correspondence
approximately 280 items
Biographical/Historical Note: Guest Speaker: Harold Lett, New Jersey, Education Department
Box/Folder Accession
27/26 0479-001
1950
1950
27/27 0479-001
January 1951
Scope and Content: Channing Tobias, Louis Wirth
1951 January
27/28-29 0479-001
February 1951
Scope and Content: Channing Tobias
1951 February
27/30-33 0479-001
1951 March
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
March, 1951
27/34-37 0479-001
April 1951
Scope and Content: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Urban League of Seattle; Channing Tobias; Anti-Defamation League
1951 April
27/38-40 0479-001
May 1951
Scope and Content: Channing Tobias
1951 May
27/41 0479-001
Regarding High School Essay Contest
Scope and Content: Seattle Public Schools
undated
27/42 0479-001
High School Essay Contest entries
undated
27/43 0479-001
Regarding luncheon for Harold Lett
Scope and Content: Lists of invitees, acceptances and regrets.
undated
Fifth Institute: April 30, 1952
approximately 200 items
Biographical/Historical Note: Guest Speaker: Frank S. Horne, United States Housing and Home Finance Agency.
General correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
28/1 0479-001
February 1952
Scope and Content: National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO)
1952 February
28/2-3 0479-001
March 1952
Scope and Content: Seattle Public Schools; American Friends Service Committee; Anti-Defamation League; Urban League of Portland
1952 March
28/4-7 0479-001
April 1952
1952 April
28/8 0479-001
May-July 1952
Scope and Content: Seattle Housing Authority; National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) from Harold Lett
1952 May-July
Box/Folder Accession
28/9 0479-001
Lists of names of organizations and individuals invited to participate
Scope and Content: This had been specified for 1952 although lists are dated other years and had been used for other functions other years.
1952
28/10-11 0479-001
Delegates and discussion group assignments
28/12 0479-001
Reports: discussion groups
28/13 0479-001
Reports: finals reports
Sixth Institute: April 30, 1953
approximately 210 items
Biographical/Historical Note: Guest Speaker: William G. Black, Canada Citizenship and Immigration Department; Vancouver, B.C.
General correspondence
Box/Folder Accession
28/14-15 0479-001
March 1953
Scope and Content: American Jewish Committee; National Conference of Christians and Jews; Anti-Defamation League
1953 March
28/16-17 0479-001
April 1953
1953 April
Box/Folder Accession
28/19 0479-001
Invitations and announcements
undated
28/20-21 0479-001
Lists of names: invitees
undated
28/22 0479-001
Lists of names: discussion groups
undated
28/23 0479-001
Reports: discussion group summaries
undated
28/24 0479-001
Reports: meetings
undated
28/25 0479-001
Reports: final report
undated
28/26 0479-001
Financial miscellaneous
undated
Washington State Committee Against Discrimination in Employment (WSCAD) records
Biographical/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
Box/Folder Accession
29/1 0479-001
History
approximately 7 items
undated
29/2 0479-001
Membership lists
approximately 4 items
undated
29/3 0479-001
Minutes
16 items
1945-1948
General correspondence
approximately 800 items
Box/Folder Accession
29/4 0479-001
January-June 1945
Scope and Content: Hugh B. Mitchell
1945 January-June
29/5 0479-001
July-December 1945
Scope and Content: Tacoma Council of Churches
1945 July-December
29/6 0479-001
January-February 1946
Scope and Content: Copies of model bills; National Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practices Committee (F.E.P.C.)
1946 January-February
29/7 0479-001
May-July 1946
Scope and Content: Tacoma Council of Churches; Community Chest and Council of Seattle and King County
1946 May-July
29/8 0479-001
August 1946
Scope and Content: Eric Johnston; Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO); American Jewish Congress.
1946 August
29/9 0479-001
September 1946
Scope and Content: Matis Rogers; Elmer E. Todd; Frank Helsell; W.B. Nettleton; Birt F. Fisher
1946 September
29/10 0479-001
October 1-15, 1946
Scope and Content: Gerald Shaughnessy, S.M. Bishop, Walt Horan (copy); Seattle Mayor
1946 October 1-15
29/11 0479-001
October 16-31, 1946
Scope and Content: Urban League of Seattle; Hugh de Lacy, Seattle Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Council; Harold L. Ickes; C.S. Harley
1946 October 16-31
29/12 0479-001
November 1946
1946 November
29/13 0479-001
December 1-13, 1946
Scope and Content: Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO)
1946 December 1-13
29/14 0479-001
December 15-31, 1946
Scope and Content: American Federation of Labor (AFL); Letcher L. Yarborough
1946 December 15-31
29/15 0479-001
January 1-20, 1947
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
1947 January 1-20
29/16 0479-001
January 21-31, 1947
Scope and Content: William D. Shannon; Barney Jackson; Sidney A. Stevens; Perry B. Woodall; P. Allen Rickles; Robert Mort Frayn; Herbert M. Hamblen
1947 January 21-31
29/17 0479-001
February 1947
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
1947 February
29/18 0479-001
March 1947
Scope and Content: Charles J. McDonald
1947 March
29/19 0479-001
May-June 1947
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
1947 May-June
29/20 0479-001
July-October 1947
Scope and Content: George C. Kinnear; Albert D. Rosellini; Howard T. Ball; Elmer (?) Johnston
1947 July-October
29/21 0479-001
January-May 1948
Scope and Content: George V. Powell
1948 January-May
29/22 0479-001
July-August 1948
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
1948 July-August
29/23 0479-001
September-October 1948
Scope and Content: Urban League of Seattle; Reginald H. Persons
1948 September-October
29/24 0479-001
November-December 1948
Scope and Content: George C. Kinnear; American Federation of Labor (AFL)
1948 November-December
29/25 0479-001
January 1949
Scope and Content: American Jewish Committee; R. Mort Frayn
1949 January
29/26 0479-001
February 1-11, 1949
Scope and Content: American Jewish Committee; William S. Street; Victor Zednick
1949 February 1-11
29/27 0479-001
February 14-28, 1949
Scope and Content: Thomas A. Connolly; Bishop of Seattle
1949 February 14-28
29/28 0479-001
March 1949
Scope and Content: Includes Washington State Law Against Discrimination in Employment; New York State Committee Against Discrimination
1949 March
29/29 0479-001
April-December 1949
Scope and Content: First semi-annual report of Washington State Board Against Discrimination in Employment.
1949 April-December
General correspondence, Washington cities
Box/Folder Accession
30/1 0479-001
Bellingham
Scope and Content: Myron F. Hawley
1946-1948
30/2 0479-001
Bremerton
1946-1947
30/3-4 0479-001
Spokane
Scope and Content: Willard J. Roe
1948-1949
30/5 0479-001
Tacoma
1946-1949
30/6 0479-001
Vancouver
Scope and Content: Vancouver, Washington Housing Authority
1946-1947
30/7 0479-001
Walla Walla
1946-1947
30/8 0479-001
Yakima
1946-1947
General correspondence, states
Box/Folder Accession
30/9-10 0479-001
Connecticut Interracial Commission
Scope and Content: Includes reports of activities, 1946-1947, 1947-1948
1947-1950
30/11-12 0479-001
Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Commission
Biographical/Historical Note: Mildred Mahoney, Chair
1946-1950
30/13 0479-001
New Jersey Education Department, Division Against Discrimination
1949
30/14-16 0479-001
New York State Commission Against Discrimination
1946-1949
Box/Folder Accession
30/17-18 0479-001
General correspondence, National Council for a Permanent Fair Employment Practice Committee
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
1945-1948
30/19-20 0479-001
Publicity materials
approximately 15 items
undated

Accession No. 0580-001: Civic Unity Committee records, 1938-1965 (bulk 1944-1965)Return to Top

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.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Container(s) Description Dates
Organizational Records
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 0580-001
Historical information
16 items
Scope and Content: Includes report, statements, charts, etc.
1944-1963
1/2-3 0580-001
Minutes of the Board of Trustees
44 items
1952-1964
1/4-3/4 0580-001
General correspondence
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.
1938-1965
Committee records
Box/Folder Accession
3/5 0580-001
Processing Committee
12 items
Biographical/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.
1964
3/6 0580-001
Housing Committee
29 items
1948-1959
3/7 0580-001
Housing and Neighborhood Committee
23 items
Biographical/Historical Note: This is possibly a later name for the Housing Committee.
1959-1963
3/8-15 0580-001
School Community Committee
146 items
1943-1964
Case files
Box/Folder Accession
3/16 0580-001
Laurelhurst
11 items
1956-1919
3/17 0580-001
Housing discrimination
8 items
1953-1957
4/1 0580-001
Leschi Community Organization
22 items
1955-1963
4/2 0580-001
North End Project
21 items
1957-1960
4/3 0580-001
Tenth Anniversary meeting
22 items
1954
4/4-6 0580-001
Mailing lists
73 items
undated
Box/Folder Accession
7/15 0580-001
Financial miscellany
2 items
1952, 1955
7/16 0580-001
Notes
20 items
1960-1963, undated
7/17-19 0580-001
Clippings
80 items
1952-1965
Box/Folder Accession
4/7-8 0580-001
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.
Box/Folder Accession
4/9 0580-001
American Association of Retired Persons
1 item
1965
4/9 0580-001
American Council on Race Relations
1 item
1946
4/9 0580-001
American Friends Service Committee, Inc.
1 item
1964
4/9 0580-001
American Jewish Committee
5 items
1958-1964
4/10-12 0580-001
American Jewish Congress
4 items
1957-1964
4/10-12 0580-001
American Unity Inc.
1 item
1957
4/13-15 0580-001
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
20 items
1957-1965
4/16 0580-001
Apartment Association of Los Angeles County
undated
4/16 0580-001
Argus Publishing Company
1 item
1961
4/16 0580-001
Atascadero Association of Retired People
2 items
undated
4/16 0580-001
Ave Maria Press
1 item
1963
5/1 0580-001
*Book-of-the-Month Club News-Book-of-the-Month Club, Inc.
2 items
undated
5/1 0580-001
* Bridge - Pantheon Books
1 item
1955
5/1 0580-001
Buffalo Board of Community Relations
2 items
1956, 1957
5/2 0580-001
California Department of Justice
1961
5/2 0580-001
California Federation for Civic Unity
5/3-6 0580-001
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
16 items
1954-1964
5/7 0580-001
Chicago Commission on Human Relations
1 item
1963
5/7 0580-001
Chicago Mayor's Conference on Race Relations
1 item
1944
5/7 0580-001
Chicago Conference on Home Front Unity
1 item
1945
5/7 0580-001
Christian Friends for Racial Equality
1 item
1965
5/7 0580-001
Cincinnati Mayor's Friendly Relations Committee
7 items
1958-1963
5/8 0580-001
Citizens' Committee for Open Housing
undated
5/8 0580-001
Civic Unity Committee of Seattle
9 items
1954-1959
5/8 0580-001
Columbia (South Carolina) Urban Rehabilitation Commission
1 item
1956-1957
5/9 0580-001
* Commentary - "The John Birch Society"
1 item
1961
5/9 0580-001
Common Council for American Unity
1949
5/9 0580-001
* Common Ground - Common Council for American Unity
1 item
1946
5/9 0580-001
* Commonweal-"Bigot in Our Midst"
1 item
1965
5/9 0580-001
* Community - Friendship House
1 item
undated
5/9 0580-001
Community Service Society of New York
1 item
1958
5/9 0580-001
Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights
undated
5/9 0580-001
Council of Planning Affiliates of Seattle and King County
1 item
1964
5/10 0580-001
Dewey, John - "My Pedagogic Creed"
1 item
1897
5/10 0580-001
Dominican Fathers
1 item
1948
5/10 0580-001
Douglas (Georgia) Urban Renewal Administration
1 item
1957
5/10 0580-001
Escritoras y Periodistas, A.C. (Mexico)
1 item
1962
5/10 0580-001
Four Freedoms House of Seattle
1 item
undated
5/10 0580-001
Friends General Conference
1 item
undated
5/10 0580-001
Friends Suburban Housing - MacFadden
1 item
1962
5/10 0580-001
Bartell Corporation
undated
5/10 0580-001
Great Books Foundation
undated
5/10 0580-001
Greater Seattle Housing Council
1 item
undated
5/11 0580-001
International Journal of Religious Education
1 item
undated
5/11 0580-001
Institute for Rational Living
2 items
1960, 1962
5/12 0580-001
Jackson Street Community Council, Seattle
1 item
1958
5/12 0580-001
Johnson, Dr. Charles S. (president of First University)
1 item
1955
5/12 0580-001
* Journal of the National Education Association, American Educational Research Association and the Department of Classroom Teachers
1960
5/12 0580-001
* Journal of Negro Education
1 item
1949
5/12 0580-001
* Journal of Personality
1 item
1959
5/13 0580-001
Kalamazoo (Michigan) Community Relations Board
1 item
1962
5/13 0580-001
Knights of Columbus
2 items
1952, 1960
5/14 0580-001
* Ladies Home Journal - "Do Parents Teach Prejudice?"
1 item
1961
5/14 0580-001
* Land Economics - "An Economic Analysis of Property Values and Race"
undated
5/14 0580-001
League of Women Voters of Seattle
2 items
undated
5/14 0580-001
* Life - "Widening World of Retirement Towns" and "These children are at Stake"
1 item
undated
5/14 0580-001
Little Rock (Arkansas) Housing Authority
1 item
1963
5/14 0580-001
* Look - "Behind the Fight Against School Prayer"
1 item
undated
5/14 0580-001
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations
3 items
1959-1960
5/15 0580-001
McCarthy, Eugene J. - "A Study of American Character"
1 item
1961
5/15 0580-001
Merrill-Palmer School (Detroit)
1 item
1960
5/15 0580-001
Mount Vernon Daily Argus
1 item
1949
5/15 0580-001
Municipal League of Seattle and King County
1962
5/16 0580-001
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
5 items
1954-1964
5/17 0580-001
National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials
5 items
1958-1961
5/17 0580-001
National Association of Secondary School Principals
1 item
1960
5/18 0580-001
National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing
3 items
1963
5/18 0580-001
National Community Relations Advisory Council
2 items
1952, 1958
6/1 0580-001
National Conference of Christians and Jews
2 items
undated
6/1 0580-001
National Education Association National Training Laboratories
3 items
1947-1960
6/2 0580-001
National Housing Conference, Inc.
2 items
1964-1965
6/3 0580-001
New York Citizen's Housing and Planning Council
1 item
1948
6/3 0580-001
New York City Commission on Human Rights
3 items
1963-1964
6/3 0580-001
New York Deptartment of City Planning
2 items
1958-1959
6/4 0580-001
New York Mayor's Committee for Better Housing
1 item
1955
6/5 0580-001
New York State Commission Against Discrimination
4 items
1945, 1956
6/5 0580-001
New York State Education Department
1 item
1960
6/5 0580-001
* New York Herald Tribune - "New York Shows the Way"
1 item
1949
6/5 0580-001
New York School of Social Work
1 item
1957
6/5 0580-001
New York State Education "Toward Better Human Relations" and "Pioneer in Human Relations"
2 items
1948, 49
6/5 0580-001
* New York Times - "Rearing a Child of Goodwill"
1 item
1960
6/5 0580-001
Newark Human Rights Commission
1 item
1964
6/5 0580-001
Newark Mayor's Commission on Group Relations
undated
6/5 0580-001
* Northwest Catholic Progress- "CIC Endorses Open Housing"
1 item
1964
6/6 0580-001
* Ohio Central State College, Journal of Human Relations
1 item
1960
6/6 0580-001
Oklahoma University Publishing Division
1 item
1959
6/6 0580-001
Oregon Bureau of Labor
1 item
undated
6/7 0580-001
Panorama City (Olympia, Washington) Public Relations and Sales Department (retirement home)
undated
6/7 0580-001
Paulist Fathers
undated
6/8 0580-001
Pemex Travel Club
1 item
1961
6/8 0580-001
Pennsylvania Fair Employment Practice Commission
1 item
undated
6/8 0580-001
Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations
undated
6/8 0580-001
Pittsburg Commission on Human Relations
1 item
1963
6/9 0580-001
Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Ministries, Exeter House (Senior Citizen's Home)
undated
6/9 0580-001
Princeton Conference on Equal Opportunity in Housing
1 item
1962
6/10 0580-001
* Redbook - "Who Chooses the People You Know?"
undated
6/10 0580-001
* Religious Education
1 item
1963
6/10 0580-001
Retirement Research and Welfare Association
2 items
1963-1964
6/11 0580-001
St. Anthony's Guild
1 item
1947
6/11 0580-001
Seattle Children's Protective Services
1 item
1964
6/11 0580-001
Seattle Citizen's Advisory Committee on Minority Housing
1 item
1962
6/12 0580-001
Seattle Housing Authority
5 items
1957-1961
6/13 0580-001
Seattle Human Rights Commission
9 items
1963-1965
6/13 0580-001
Seattle Official Advisory Board on Urban Renewal
1 item
1958-1965
6/13 0580-001
Seattle Mayor's Office
undated
6/13 0580-001
Seattle Planning Commission
2 items
1967-1958
6/13 0580-001
Seattle Foundation
1 item
undated
6/13 0580-001
Senior Citizen Services Inc. of Clearwater, Florida
1 item
undated
6/13 0580-001
Society of Personnel Administration
1 item
1957
6/13 0580-001
Southern Regional Council
1 item
undated
6/13 0580-001
Hamilton House for Senior Citizens, Inc. (Tallmadge)
1 item
undated
6/14 0580-001
United Nations Office of Public Information
1 item
1964
6/14 0580-001
United States Congress House of Representatives Committee on Banking and Currency
1 item
1965
6/14 0580-001
United States Congress House Presidential Message
1 item
1965
6/14 0580-001
United States Congress Senate Committee on Banking and Currency
1 item
1964
6/14 0580-001
United States Federal Housing Administration
3 items
1957, 1964
7/1-2 0580-001
United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
7 items
1963-1965
7/3-8 0580-001
United States Housing and Home Finance
28 items
1954-1965
7/9 0580-001
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
1 item
1965
7/9 0580-001
United States Joint Committee on Housing and Welfare
undated
7/9 0580-001
United States Office of the President, Bureau of the Budget
1 item
1965
7/9 0580-001
United States President's Committee on Civil Rights
2 items
1947, undated
7/9 0580-001
United States President's Council on Aging
4 items
1963-1965
7/10 0580-001
Upjohn (W.E.) Institute for Community Research
1 item
1959
7/11 0580-001
Urban League, National
1 item
1963
7/11 0580-001
Urban League of Seattle
1 item
1963
7/12 0580-001
Washington Commission on Civil Rights
1 item
1961
7/12 0580-001
Washington Executive Department
1 item
1963
7/12 0580-001
Washington Governor's Conference on Aging
1 item
1964
7/12 0580-001
Washington Highway Commission
1 item
1957
7/12 0580-001
Washington Senate
1 item
1957
7/12 0580-001
University of Washington Bureau of International Relations
1 item
1945
7/12 0580-001
University of Washington Community Development Bureau
1 item
undated
7/12 0580-001
University of Washington Office of Population Research
2 items
1950, 1959
7/12 0580-001
Western Regional Governor's Council on Aging
1 item
1962
7/13 0580-001
Women's City Club of New York, Inc.
2 items
1954, 1956
7/13 0580-001
Women's Division of Christian Service
1 item
undated
7/14 0580-001
* Yale Law Journal - "A New Technique for an Old Problem
1 item
1947
7/14 0580-001
Unidentified
uindated
Reports
Box/Folder Accession
7/20 0580-001
Fragments
3 items
undated
7/21 0580-001
"Stereotypes and Prejudicial Attitudes" - Gerhart Saenger and Samuel Flowerman
1 item
1954
7/21 0580-001
"The Negroes' Grievances" - Walter Lippman
1 item
1963
7/21 0580-001
"Robert H. Schulman"
1 item
undated
7/21 0580-001
"A Housing Fact Sheet"
1 item
undated
7/21 0580-001
Unidentified
1 item
undated
Box/Folder Accession
8/1-2 0580-001
Executive Secretary Papers
2 notebooks
Scope and Content: Two loose leaf notebooks containing Louise P. Blackham's personal files. Much of her material is duplicated elsewhere.
1944-1965
Related organizations
Box/Folder Accession
9/1-13 0580-001
Conference on Minority Housing
154 items
1953-1958
9/14-11/23 0580-001
High School Students' Human Relations Conference
approximately 822 items
1949-1965
12/1-15 0580-001
Central Seattle Community Association
179 items
1949-1956
12/16-15/22 0580-001
Greater Seattle Housing Council
approximately 790 items
1949-1965
16/1-30 0580-001
King County Intergroup Relations Committee
276 items
1948-1963
17/1-10 0580-001
Seattle Mayors' Advisory Committee on Relocation
144 items
1950-1959
17/11-14 0580-001
Seattle Citizens Advisory Committee
28 items
1955-1962

Accession No. 1002-001: Civic Unity Committee records, 1949-1963Return to Top

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.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Container(s) Description Dates
Activities reports
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 1002-001
Civic Unity Committee Reports
undated
1/2 1002-001
Digest report of Housing Committee - Central Area
undated
1/3 1002-001
Intergroup relations - Northwest viewpoint
undated
1/4 1002-001
Northwest Institute on Race Relations
undated
1/5 1002-001
Process records
1954-1956
1/6 1002-001
Work statistics
1952-1953
Legal cases
undated
Box/Folder Accession
1/7 1002-001
Adam Clayton Powell and Hazel Powell versus Henry Utz and Blanche Utz
undated
1/8 1002-001
American Freedom of Residence Fund
undated
1/9 1002-001
American Jewish Committee memorandum
undated
1/10 1002-001
American Jewish Congress
undated
1/11 1002-001
Miscellaneous
undated
1/12 1002-001
National Committee Against Housing Discrimination
undated
1/13 1002-001
National Committee Relations Advisory Council
undated
Subject files
Box/Folder Accession
5/57 1002-001
African Americans - Part I
undated
5/58 1002-001
African Americans - Part II
undated
1/14 1002-001
Chinese
undated
1/15 1002-001
Citations for outstanding achievement
1949-1963
Civil Rights
Box/Folder Accession
1/16 1002-001
American Council on Race Relations
undated
1/17 1002-001
American Jewish Committee
undated
1/18 1002-001
American Jewish Congress
undated
1/19 1002-001
Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
undated
2/20 1002-001
Ephemera
undated
2/21 1002-001
Government documents
undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/22 1002-001
Demonstration and direct action
undated
2/23 1002-001
Filipino
undated
Government and law
Box/Folder Accession
2/24 1002-001
American Jewish Committee
undated
2/25 1002-001
Ephemera
undated
2/26 1002-001
National Association of Intergroup Relations
undated
2/27 1002-001
The Potomac Institute
undated
High School Conference
Box/Folder Accession
2/28 1002-001
Correspondence
undated
2/29 1002-001
Ephemera
undated
2/30 1002-001
Miscellaneous
undated
2/31 1002-001
Process reports and programs
undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/32 1002-001
Human Relations Commission - newsletter and reports (other cities)
undated
Immigration
Box/Folder Accession
2/33 1002-001
Community Relations Service, Institute of Human Relations
undated
2/34 1002-001
Ephemera
undated
Box/Folder Accession
2/35 1002-001
Integration (general)
undated
Integration in Schools
Box/Folder Accession
2/36 1002-001
American Jewish Committee
undated
2/37 1002-001
American Jewish Congress
undated
3/38 1002-001
Ephemera
undated
3/39 1002-001
Look Magazine
undated
3/40 1002-001
Saturday Evening Post
undated
Institutes, conferences, etc.
Box/Folder Accession
3/41 1002-001
Bureau of Governmental Research and Services reports
undated
3/42 1002-001
Conference on Community Living
undated
3/43 1002-001
Ephemera
undated
3/44 1002-001
Housing for Seattle Minority Families report
1955 April
3/45 1002-001
King County Intergroup Relations Committee
undated
3/46 1002-001
Northwest Institute on Race Relations
undated
Intergroup relations education in schools
Box/Folder Accession
3/47 1002-001
Committee on Intergroup Relations - University of Washington
undated
3/48 1002-001
Ephemera
undated
3/49 1002-001
National Conference of Christians and Jews
undated
Box/Folder Accession
3/50 1002-001
Interfaith (CUC)
undated
3/51 1002-001
Japanese
undated
4/52 1002-001
Jews - Part I
undated
4/53 1002-001
Jews - Part II
undated
4/54 1002-001
King County Intergroup Relations Committee
undated
4/55 1002-001
Labor - business and race
undated
4/56 1002-001
NAIRO (National Association of Intergroup Relations Officials)
undated
5/59 1002-001
Neighborhoods - changing
undated
5/60 1002-001
The Newcomer
undated
6/61 1002-001
Police - Community - Part I
undated
6/62 1002-001
Police - Community - Part II
undated
6/63 1002-001
Politics - Fair campaign practices
undated
7/64 1002-001
Prejudice
7/65 1002-001
Public information
undated
7/66 1002-001
Religion and race
undated
Religion in public schools
undated
Box/Folder Accession
7/67 1002-001
American Jewish Committee
undated
7/68 1002-001
American Jewish Congress
undated
8/69 1002-001
Ephemera
undated
Box/Folder Accession
8/70 1002-001
Seattle Public Schools
undated
8/71 1002-001
Speakers' Service
undated
8/72 1002-001
Student housing - policies governing
undated
Urban Renewal
Box/Folder Accession
8/73 1002-001
Ephemera
undated
8/74 1002-001
United States Housing and Home Finance Agency
undated
8/75 1002-001
Sears and Roebuck
undated
Box/Folder Accession
8/76 1002-001
Voluntary Home Mortgage Credit Program
undated
Box Accession
9 1002-001
Pamphlets
undated

Accession No. 1350-001: Civic Unity Committee records, 1944-1965Return to Top

.84 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Arrangement: Arranged by type of record.

Scope and Content: Correspondence, bylaws, photographs, financial records.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Processing Info: Minimally processed.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 1350-001
Quarterly Federal tax returns-- withholdings and Social Security taxes
1954-1964
1 1350-001
Termination
1962-1964
1 1350-001
Disposition of materials and equipment
1964
1 1350-001
Health and Welfare Council
1944-1947
1 1350-001
Washington State Citizens Committee for Civil Rights Legislation
1956-1957, 1960-1965
1 1350-001
Miscellaneous
undated
2 1350-001
Photographs
undated
2 1350-001
Articles of Incorporation and By-laws
1947
2 1350-001
Greater Seattle Housing Council
undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • 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
  • Corporate Names :
  • 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
  • Geographical Names :
  • Central District (Seattle, Wash.)--Race relations
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Civil rights
  • Seattle (Wash.)--Race relations
  • Washington (State)--Civil rights
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Case files
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Notes
  • Printed ephemera
  • Scrapbooks

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)