Records of a national organization founded by George Wiley in 1973 as an information clearinghouse and national center for grass roots organizing and protest on a broad range of economic issues. The records are mainly the files of Wiley, Bert De Leeuw, and Madeleine Adamson, describing policies, strategies, conferences, workshops, projects, protests, organizing efforts, and related activities. Files include documentation on many topics and many organizations besides MEJ, such as Carolina Action, the Coalition for Human Needs and Budget Priorities, Massachusetts Fair Share, Misseduc Foundation, the National Committee for Tax Justice, and the Public Interest Economics Foundation. Among the issues documented are tax reform, utilities, energy, revenue sharing, unemployment, consumer concerns, welfare reform, and neighborhood deterioration and redlining. Records include correspondence, memoranda, administrative files, reports, funding records, background files, mass mailings, newsletters, publications, newspaper articles, videotapes, and buttons.
The processed portion of this collection is summarized above and is described in the register. There are photograph additions which are noted below.
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