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Meier-Rudwick collection of Congress of Racial Equality records, 1943-1969

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  • Restricted: Users of the Seattle CORE microfilm should credit the University of Washington Libraries as owner of the original records.
  • Restricted: No further reproduction of the microfilmed materials from the Bancroft Library is permitted. Publication of materials from this microfilm requires the written permission of the Director of The Bancroft Library or the Director's designee.


  • Research material gathered by August Meier and Elliott Rudwick, two history professors at Kent State University, for their history of the Congress of Racial Equality. From the national CORE offices are photocopies or transcriptions of minutes, proceedings, and reports of meetings of the National Action Council, the steering committee, and CORE's annual convention; financial reports; and copies of revised constitutions. Four reels of microfilm contain records of the Seattle Chapter of CORE, 1961-1969, including extensive files on housing, employment, education, and local conventions and workshops. An additional reel of microfilm contains material from the Bancroft Library consisting of miscellaneous national, California, and other chapter papers and newsletters.


  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • The originals of the microfilmed records of the Seattle Chapter of CORE are held by the Manuscripts and University Archives Division, University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, Washington 98195.
  • The originals of the other microfilmed records are held by the Bancroft Library, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720.
  • Presented by August Meier and Elliott Rudwick, Kent, Ohio, 1972-1974.
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