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Larry Rubin papers

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Papers and tapes, 1960-1971, 1977, of Larry Rubin, a former Antioch College student who was active in civil rights work in Georgia, Mississippi, and Washington, D.C., and who served as educational affairs director of the National Student Association prior to the 1967 disclosure of the CIA's covert funding of NSA international operations. The collection primarily consists of Rubin's collected files of leaflets; reports of activities, some written by him in journal form; notes, affidavits, correspondence, and articles. The papers illustrate his work in southwest Georgia and Mississippi with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Council of Federated Organizations, with the Southeast Neighborhood House in Washington, D.C., as a student, and regarding his trip to Cuba.

Tape recordings in the collection include a taped ACRE race relations meeting, probably held at Willett Hall, Antioch College, summer 1963, in which Rubin participated. At the meeting participants discussed differing race perceptions and how these affected their approaches to white and black persons, and the validity of regarding all individuals in a similar manner regardless of race. Two reels record the CBS television coverage of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963, while a fourth reel records the "Report on the Yellow Springs Barbershop Controversy," giving the history and status of the situation as of September 16, 1963. The fifth reel contains affidavits of persons assisted by the Southeast Neighborhood House, discussing poverty, working with the welfare department and other agencies, and other experiences.

Date(s): 1960-1977

Existing IDs: Mss 565; Tape 895A

Extent: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes), and 5 tape recordings

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia
African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi
African Americans--Civil rights--Ohio
African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (D.C.)
Civil rights workers
Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Southeast Neighborhood House (Washington, D.C.)
Student movements
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
United States National Student Association


Sound recordings


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