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Clifford E. Minton papers

Repository: Indiana University Northwest. Calumet Regional Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): The collection includes 2 tapes of an interview with Clifford E. Minton, 1982. Minton also directed Urban Leagues in Cleveland, Ohio, and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Collection Description (Extant): A useful source for the study of some of the most crucial periods of racial tension in Gary and elsewhere, the Clifford E. Minton Papers offer valuable information on the history of the Gary Urban League as well as the viewpoints, opinions, methods, and actions of Mr. Minton as he sought to ensure racial and economic equality for all citizens in an urban environment.

[...] The addresses and speeches of Mr. Minton (1937-1967) offer insight into his views on topics such as housing, economic opportunity, education, health, crime, and recreation. The series contains a variety of titles: "The Negro Viewpoint in the Civil Rights Struggle", "Housing and Race", "Social and Economic Costs of Racial Discrimination", "Influence of Women on Society" and many others. Similarly, Correspondence and memoranda (1950-1965) detail Mr. Minton's and the Gary Urban League's positions on school segregation, urban renewal (particularly in the Pulaski and Tri-City housing projects), job discrimination in an area bank and department stores, and racial discrimination in the Gary YMCA, Marquette Park and Beach, and in other social and economic areas in the city.

Access Copy Note: Contact repository archivist for access to materials. There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Date(s): 1937-1984

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: CRA160

Extent: 3.25 linear feet; photographs, correspondence, sound recordings

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See also the Reverend L.K. Jackson Papers (CRA 071), the Jeannette Strong Papers (CRA 079), the Laura Passmore Papers (CRA 123), the Gladys Lucille Comer Papers (CRA 176), and the Thelma Love Majors Papers (CRA 181).

Interviewees: Clifford E. Minton

Rights (Extant): Property rights in the collection are held by the Calumet Regional Archives; literary rights are dedicated to the public.


African Americans--Civil rights--Indiana
Civil rights movements--Indiana
Civil rights--Economic aspects
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in housing
Gary Redevelopment Commission
National Urban League
Race discrimination--Indiana
School integration--Indiana
Steel industry and trade
United States Steel Corporation
Urban renewal--Indiana
YMCA of the USA


Sound recordings


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