Guide to the Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practice Records, 1945-1946, 1950. AIS.1969.11

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practice Records
Creator
Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practices (Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1969.11
Date
1945-1950
Extent
0.94 linear feet
Abstract
The Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practice was formed in March, 1945 under the co-chairmanship of Judge Joseph A. Richardson and Walter S. Buchanan to promote education in fair employment practices. The collection includes minutes of general meetings, correspondence, financial reports, contributors lists, a memorandum book of the Executive Secretary, an activities folder on behalf of FEPC legislation, newspaper releases and clippings, and photographs.

Preferred Citation

Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practice Records, 1945-1946, 1950, AIS.1969.11, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

The Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practice, formed in March, 1945 under the co-chairmanship of Judge Joseph A. Richardson and Walter S. Buchanan, promoted education in fair employment practices.

Members of the founding committee included Mrs. Frederick B. Chalfant, Mabel Gillespie, Dr. Willard E. Hotchkiss, Bishop Author B. Kinsolving, the Reverend L.B. Moseley, the Reverend N.H.R. Moor, W.T. Poole, E.L. Martin, John B. Collins, Maurice R. Moss, David McDonald, Mrs. J.L. Reizenstein, Robert Lieberman, and Sterling Chavis.

The Committee organized support for Pennsylvania General Assembly House Bill 354, introduced by Homer S. Brown (Democrat, Pittsburgh) in the 136th session, 1945, concerning Fair Employment Practices.

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Scope and Content Notes

The collection includes minutes of general meetings from 1945-46, correspondence from 1945-46 and 1950, financial reports, contributors lists, a memorandum book of the Executive Secretary, an activities folder on behalf of FEPC legislation, newspaper releases and statements, and newspaper clippings. The collection also contains material relating to the Pennsylvania Committee for FEPC (1945-46) and Americans for Democratic Action, Pittsburgh Chapter of Roosevelt Day Dinners (1950-1954).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, December 5, 1969

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

This collection was transferred to the Archives Service Center from the Graduate School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, on September 5, 1969.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center Staff on December 5, 1969.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Holly Mengel in January 11, 2001. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1403430

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practices (Pa.).

Genre(s)

  • Clippings (Information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • County government records
  • Financial records
  • Minutes

Subject(s)

  • Associations
  • Discrimination in employment -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Government

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Previous Citation

Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practice Records, 1945-1946, 1950, AIS.1969.11, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Allegheny County Committee on Fair Employment Practice. Records, 1945-1946, 1950, ais 69:11, Archives of Industrial Society, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Minutes 

  BoxFolder
General Meetings, March 15, 1945-March 18, 1946 11

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Series  II. Correspondence 

Scope and Content Notes

The letters in this series primarily concern the association's activities on behalf of the Pennsylvania General Assembly (the 136th Session in 1945) House Bills 354, 620 and Senate Bill 444 concerning the Fair Employment Practices Committee. The correspondence also deals with the Mass Meeting, North Side on April 20, 1945, called to support the passage of FEPC legislation, and the FEPC Dinner held in 1950. Correspondents include George I. Bloom, Harry Boyer of the Pennsylavania Federation of Labor, David J. McDonald of the United Steelworkers of America, Homer S. Brown, Robert J. Corbett, Richardson Dilworth, Robert Fleming, James Fulton, Claire Booth Luce, William McNair, Right Reverend Austin Pardue, Mrs. Gifford (Cornelia Bryce) Pinchot, Joseph P. Rigby; Governor of Pennsylvania, Edward N. Martin; the Bishop of Pittsburgh, Most Reverend Hugh C. Boyle; and the Mayor of Pittsburgh, David L. Lawrence.

  Folder
Correspondence, 1945-1946, August-October 1950 2-3

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Series  III. Financial Records 

Scope and Content Notes

The Miscellaneous Account book contains office expenses from the years 1948 and 1949 and a record of tickets for 1950 FEPC dinner.

  Folder
Contributors File, 1945-1946 4
  Folder
Financial Reports, 1945, 1948 5
  Folder
Invoices (paid), 1945 6
  Folder
Bank Deposit Book from People First National Bank 7
  Folder
Miscellaneous Account Book, 1948-1950 8

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Series  IV. Activities 

Scope and Content Notes

Folder 9 contains correspondence, a program, and statements of Homer S. Brown, Senator William B. Rodgers, Joseph Goney of the United Steelworkers of America, Rev. Thomas F. Coakley, Right Reverend Austin Pardue and Dr. Ross Stagner, Professor of Psychology at Dartmouth College.

Folder 10 contains a list of members of the Dinner Committee, invitations, reservations, correspondence, lists of dinner attendees with the address and organization they represented.

  Folder
Mass Meeting, North Side, April 20, 1945 9
  Folder
FEPC Dinner Committee, 1950 10

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Series  V. Executive Secretary 

Scope and Content Notes

This book contains notations on the Dinner Chairman and Committees, mailing lists, publicity, potential speakers for dinners and volunteer workers.

  Folder
Memorandum Book of Executive Secretary 11

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Series  VI. Lists 

  Folder
Individuals to be contacted for FEPC 12

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Series  VII. Publicity 

  Folder
Newspaper Releases and Statements 13
  Folder
Newspaper clippings, reprints, and brochures 14
  Folder
Photographs 15

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Series  IX. Publications 

Scope and Content Notes

This hearing was held in Harrisburg before the Pennsylvania General Assembly Joint Committee on Labor of the Senate and House of Representatives on House Bills 354, 620 and Senate Bill 444 (Fair Employment Practices Committee).

  Folder
Transcript of Public Hearing March 27, 1945 16

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Series  X. Related Organizations 

Scope and Content Notes

Folder 17 contains the consititution and by-laws, minutes of the executive committee, correspondence, an action program and a questionnaire. Folder 18 contains the record book of the Roosevelt Day Dinners and a list of participants for the 1954 Dinner.

  Folder
Pennsylvania Committee for FEPC, 1945-1946 17
  Folder
Americans for Democratic Action, Pittsburgh Chapter, 1950-1954 18

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