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Arnie Goldwag Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) collection

Repository: Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection Description (CRHP): Includes folders titled:
Freedom Riders Commemorative Conference, 1991
CORE Reunions (3 folders) 1989, 1999-2000
CORE Reunion and James Farmer Tribute - Member Contact Effort, 1962, 1966, 1999
People I Know (2 folders) circa 1986-2003
Death, Obits - CORE, Union, Etc. circa 1985-2004
James Farmer Memorials 1997, 1999, 2001
Memorials and Tributes 1988-1989, 2002, 2006
Historical Research Papers, Requests, and Proposals (3 folders) 1985-2006

Collection Description (Extant): Collection consists principally of the subject files concerning 1960s civil rights activism maintained by Arnie Goldwag, an officer of Brooklyn CORE during the first half of the 1960s. These files include correspondence, newsletters, event announcements (e.g., fliers), directions for demonstrators, photographs, press releases, clippings, and other documents related to many of the actions conducted by Brooklyn CORE, particularly for the period 1961-1965. Actions represented in the collection include those protesting discrimination in employment, housing, schools, and the like, including the controversial initiative to block traffic in connection with the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. The collection also includes reminiscences by Goldwag and other CORE members looking back from the 1990s and 2000s.

Origin Info: The bulk of the collection was donated to the Brooklyn Historical Society in 2009 by Gilda Goldwag, the wife of the late Arnie Goldwag. A second donation of some additional correspondence was made by Ms. Goldwag in 2010.

Access Copy Note: The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1943-2007

Existing IDs: ARC.002

Extent: 13.75 Linear feet in 13 manuscript boxes, 5 record cartons, and 2 artifact boxes

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Arnie Goldwag

Rights (Extant): The collection includes a wide range of materials, most of which BHS does not hold reproduction rights to. Permission to publish or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.


Civil rights movements--New York (State)
Civil rights workers--New York (State)
Congress of Racial Equality
Farmer, James, 1920-1999
Freedom Rides, 1961




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