A Guide to the Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights Collection, 1953

A Guide to the Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights Collection An inventory

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights Collection
Creator
Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights .
Creator
Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights .
Extent
1.5 Linear feet
Abstract
Collection consist of pamphlets collected by the Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights, previously known as the Connecticut Inter-Racial Commission. Pamphlets were arranged and distributed to state offices as reference material regarding the Commission's approach, advancement and related issues toward Civil Rights. Material also includes bulletins and pamphlets issued by the Commission as statements on legislation and federal agendas relating to Civil Rights.
Call Number
2013.0096
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Graham Stinnett (September 2013)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

unknown

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Connecticut Commission on Civil Rights Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Civil rights
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Housing
  • Minorities
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • School integration
  • Segregation in education
  • Unfair labor practices

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History

In 1943, under recommendation of the Governor of Connecticut and by mandate of the General Assembly, the state appointed the Inter-racial Commission to estabalish a program for overcoming discrimination and prejudice in the state. The Commission was made up of ten Governor appointed citizens to serve five year terms. By statute of the General Assembly in 1951, the agency was renamed the Commission on Civil Rights. This renamed entity established the following as the guiding obligations and principles: (1) to aid in overcoming prejudice through education; (2) to assist public and private organizations in their attempts to develop harmonious integroup relations; (3) to compile facts concering discrimination in employment, violation of civil liberties and other related matters and to report the results of its investigations to the governor; (4) to investigate instances of discrimination which may come to its attention; (5) in certain specified areas such as employment, public accomodations and public housing, to correct such discriminatory acts through conciliation or legal sanctions and (6) to submit to the Governor its recommendations for the removal of such injustices as it may find to exist. The Commission produced its findings and related news through newsletters such as The Spotlight and  Civil Rights Bulletin.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Inventory, 1953 

BoxFolder

Civil Rights Bulletin 1954-1967 

11

Bibliographies & Publications 1944-1953 

12

Human Relations in Public Schools 1952-1966 

13

The Spotlight 1952-1953 

14

The Connecticut Public Accomodations Law 1953 

15

Fair Employment Practices Act 1950-1953 

16

Human Relations Resources 

17

Report of Activities; Connecticut Inter-Racial Commission 1944-1955 

18

State of Connecticut Civil Rights Laws 1950-1951 

19

Minority Group Integration by Labor and Management 1953 

110

Civil Rights and Minorities 1956-1957 

111

Allport, Gordon W. "The Resolution of Intergroup Tensions," Integroup Educational Pamphlet 1952 

112

Allport, Gordon W. "ABC's of Scapegoating," Freedom Pamphlets. 1948 

113

Segregation 1950 

114

Ellison, Jerome. "These Rights are Ours to Keep," Public Affairs Pamphlet no. 140. 1948 

115

Overstreet, Bonaro W. "The Responsibility is Ours," Freedom Pamphlets. 1948 

116

Race 1946-1951 

117

Know Your Fellow American Citizens From Puerto Rico 

218

Seidenberg, Jacob. "Negroes in the Work Group," Research Bulletin no. 6. 1950-1967 

219

Integration of Neighborhoods 1948-1957 

220

The People Take the Lead: A Record of Progress in Civil Rights 1947-1956 

221

Youth 1945-1956 

222

Connecticut Based Religious Positions 

223

College Admission Practices 1949, 1953 

224

Lee, Irving J. "How do you Talk to People?," Freedom Pamphlets. 1956 

225

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