ACORN records, 1965-2010

ACORN (Organization)

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Contributors
  • Physical Details
    • 222.3 c.f.
    • 3.5 c.f. of photographs
    • 44 tape recordings, and
    • 120 videorecordings
  • OCLC ocn173701833
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  • Records of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and its first organizer, Wade Rathke, reflecting the organization's goals of uniting welfare recipients with working people around issues of economic justice, and its later diversification into politics and its growth into a multi-state organization. The collection provides good documentation of community organizing in the U.S. from 1965 to 2010 with information on welfare organizing, Vietnam veterans' rights, local environmental issues, community control of radio and television, politics, and social protest.


  • This collection has been assigned Mss 1097.
  • In English with some Spanish.
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