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Title

  • Bayard Rustin papers,

Summary

  • Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, reports, press releases, financial records, agendas, printed material, and other papers documenting Rustin's leading role as an activist in the African American civil rights movement, advocate of international human rights and social reform, and pacifist.
  • Includes material pertaining to African anti-imperialist movements in the 1950s, African American relations with Jews, alienation of African American youth, Rustin's sentencing to and exposé of chain gangs following his arrest for participation in freedom rides (1947), incarceration as a conscientious objector for his refusal to register for the draft during World War II, ethnic relations in Israel, black nationalism, civil rights marches including the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963), the Fellowship of Reconciliation, observation of elections by Freedom House, Haitian refugees, gay rights, integration of schools, work of the International Rescue Committee assisting Indochinese refugees (1978-1987), poverty, nuclear war protests, race riots of the 1960s, racism, Rustin's work (1950s-1960s) with Martin Luther King, Jr., and other members of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, and trade-unions.
  • Correspondents include Nnamdi Azikiwe, Menachem Begin, Hugo LaFayette Black, Hyman Harry Bookbinder, Jimmy Carter, Cesar Chavez, Eldridge Cleaver, Ralph DiGia, Dorothy I. Height, Benjamin L. Hooks, Jacob K. Javits, Kivie Kaplan, Edward Moore Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, George Meany, Daniel P. Moynihan, Abraham John Muste, Kwame Nkrumah, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Selma Platt, Anita Poole, A. Philip Randolph, Elie Wiesel, and Roy Wilkins.

Names

  • Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987.

Headings

  • -  Azikiwe, Nnamdi,--1904-1996
  • -  Begin, Menachem,--1913-1992
  • -  Black, Hugo LaFayette,--1886-1971
  • -  Bookbinder, Hyman Harry,--1916-2011
  • -  Carter, Jimmy,--1924
  • -  Chavez, Cesar,--1927-1993
  • -  Cleaver, Eldridge,--1935-1998
  • -  DiGia, Ralph
  • -  Height, Dorothy I.--(Dorothy Irene),--1912-2010
  • -  Hooks, Benjamin L.--(Benjamin Lawson),--1925-2010
  • -  Javits, Jacob K.--(Jacob Koppel),--1904-1986
  • -  Kaplan, Kivie,--1904-1975
  • -  Kennedy, Edward M.--(Edward Moore),--1932-2009
  • -  Kennedy, Robert F.,--1925-1968
  • -  King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968
  • -  Meany, George,--1894-1980
  • -  Moynihan, Daniel P.--(Daniel Patrick),--1927-2003
  • -  Muste, A. J.--(Abraham John),--1885-1967
  • -  Nkrumah, Kwame,--1909-1972
  • -  Norton, Eleanor Holmes
  • -  Platt, Selma
  • -  Poole, Anita
  • -  Randolph, A. Philip--(Asa Philip),--1889-1979
  • -  Wiesel, Elie,--1928-2016
  • -  Wilkins, Roy,--1901-1981
  • -  Fellowship of Reconciliation (U.S.)
  • -  Freedom House (U.S.)
  • -  International Rescue Committee
  • -  Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • -  African American youth
  • -  African Americans--Relations with Jews
  • -  Anti-imperialist movements--Africa
  • -  Antinuclear movement
  • -  Black nationalism
  • -  Civil rights
  • -  Civil rights demonstrations
  • -  Convict labor
  • -  Election monitoring
  • -  Gay rights
  • -  Human rights
  • -  March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom--(1963 :--Washington, D.C.)
  • -  Pacifism
  • -  Poverty
  • -  Quakers
  • -  Race relations
  • -  Racism
  • -  Refugees--Haiti
  • -  Refugees--Indochina
  • -  Riots
  • -  School integration
  • -  Social problems
  • -  Labor unions
  • -  World War, 1939-1945--Conscientious objectors
  • -  Israel--Ethnic relations

Notes

  • -  Arranged in five series. Series 1: General Correspondence, 1942-1987; Series 2: Subject File, 1942-1987; Series 3: Speeches and Writings, 1942-1987; Series 4: Addition, 1942-1987; and Series 5: Oversize, 1963.
  • -  Microfilm edition available, no. 20,575; cataloged in record 90012780. The Bayard Rustin papers were microfilmed by University Publications of America before the collection was delivered to the Library of Congress and arranged by the Manuscript Division. A copy of this commercial microfilm edition is available for research use in the Manuscript Reading Room. To promote preservation of the originals, researchers are required to consult the microfilm edition. A register of the microfilm is also available.
  • -  Microfilm edition available, no. 20,575.
  • -  Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division. Frederick, Md. : University Publications of America, 1988.
  • -  Bequest, estate of Bayard Rustin, via Walter Naegle, 1988-1994.
  • -  Transfer, Library of Congress Copyright Office, via Special Materials Cataloging Division, 1991.
  • -  Reproduced with permission, Bayard Rustin Fund, 1992.
  • -  Photographs transferred to Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
  • -  Quaker, civil rights leader, and social reformer.
  • -  Collection material in English.
  • -  Finding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room and at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms996004

Medium

  • 17,500 items.
  • 49 containers plus 1 oversize.
  • 23 microfilm reels.
  • 19.6 linear feet.

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  • mm93077373

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  • Open to research.

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