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Guide to the Robert S. Rankin Papers, 1957-1973

Abstract

Robert S. Rankin was a professor of Political Science at Duke University and member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Collection documents Rankin's work on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 1960-1973 and consists of agendas and minutes for the monthly meetings of the commission, 1959-1973, and material on special meetings; memoranda, correspondence, statements, and news clippings dealing with the operational aspects of the commission; background studies; transcripts of proceedings; news clippings from fact finding investigations, 1960-1973; statements of commissioners; and transcripts of testimony before congressional committees. The commission's areas of study included education, employment, political participation, housing and urban development, administration of justice, public accommodations, health and welfare, federal programs, minority groups, federal enforcement, and civil liberties and human rights.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Rankin, Robert S. (Robert Stanley), 1899-1976
Title
Robert S. Rankin papers 1957-1973
Language of Material
English
Extent
67.6 Linear Feet, 17,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Collection documents Rankin's work on the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 1960-1973 and consists of agendas and minutes for the monthly meetings of the commission, 1959-1973, and material on special meetings; memoranda, correspondence, statements, and news clippings dealing with the operational aspects of the commission; background studies; transcripts of proceedings; news clippings from fact finding investigations, 1960-1973; statements of commissioners; and transcripts of testimony before congressional committees. The commission's areas of study included education, employment, political participation, housing and urban development, administration of justice, public accommodations, health and welfare, federal programs, minority groups, federal enforcement, and civil liberties and human rights.

An addition (2001-0047) contains 27 loose black-and-white prints and 2 binders containing 89 black-and-white prints, as well as 35 items of correspondence (1963-1977) relating to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Includes group pictures of the commissioners and other political figures (1960-1969) and photographs from the National Conference on Equal Opportunity in Federally Assisted Programs (1965) and an Open Hearing in Jackson, Mississippi (1965). The open hearing includes a list of witnesses. Those represented in the photographs include Burke Marshall, Hubert H. Humphrey, Robert F. Kennedy, Sheriff Jack Purvis, Charles Evers, Aaron Henry, Spottswood Robinson, and Roy Wilkins.

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Contents of the Collection

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Guide to files
Box 1
Meetings 1958-1962
Box 1
Meetings 1963-1964
Box 2
Meetings 1965-1968
Box 3
Meetings 1969 Jan. - 1970 Jan.
Box 4
Meetings 1970 Feb. - 1971 June
Box 5
Meetings 1971 Aug. - 1973 July
Box 6
Meetings 1973 Sep. - 1973 Dec.
Box 7
Meetings 1974 Jan. - 1974 March
Box 8
Meetings 1974 April - 1974 June
Box 9
Meetings 1974 Aug. - 1974 Sep.
Box 10
Meetings 1974 Oct. - 1974 Nov.
Box 11
Meetings 1974 Dec.
Box 12
Meetings 1975 Jan. - 1975 March
Box 13
Meetings 1975 April - 1975 May
Box 14
Meetings 1975 June
Box 15
Meetings 1975 July-1975 Sep.
Box 16
Meetings 1975 Oct. - 1975 Dec.
Box 17
Meetings 1976 Jan.-1976 Feb.
Box 18
Meetings 1976 March - 1976 April
Box 19
Meetings 1976 May - 1976 June
Box 20
Commission Operations: rules, organization, jurisdiction, independence, extension
Box 21
Commission Operations: commission, commissioners, communications, personnel reports
Box 22
Commission Operations: employment practices, personnel statements, appointments/resignations, directories
Box 23
Commission Operations: liaison activities, publications, catalogues, political parties, library acquisitions
Box 24
Commission Operations: programs and projects, status of commission, recommendations 1959-1975
Box 25
Budget and appropriations FI 1960-FI 1972
Box 26
Commission Operations: finances (budget/appropriations, FY 1973-1974), misc. vitae
Box 27
Commission Operations: finances (booklets, fiscal year 1970-FY 1974)
Box 28
Commission Operations: finances (booklets, fiscal year 1975-FY 1977), budget analysis, fiscal year 1972-FY 1975
Box 29
Budget and appropriations FI 1960-FI 1972
Box 30
Commission Operations: activity reports: 1966 April - 1969 Dec.
Box 31
Commission Operations: activity reports: 1970 - 1973 Jan.
Box 32
Commission Operations: activity reports: 1963 July - 1972 April
Box 33
Commission Operations: calendars, offices, monitoring system, misc., scholar in residence program
Box 34
State advisory committees: rules and regulations, administrative operations, functions, SAC Report: 1975, directories
Box 35
State advisory committees: directories: 1971-1972
Box 36
Advisory committees: publications, meetings, LittleJohn Report, personnel, activity reports, 1960-1962
Box 37
State advisory committees: personnel reports, 1963-1973
Box 38
SAC: personnel reports, rechartering, Alabama-Louisiana
Box 39
personnel reports, rechartering, Maine-New York
Box 40
personnel reports, rechartering, North Carolina-Wyoming
Box 41
SAC: Alabama-Florida
Box 42
SAC: Georgia-Michigan
Box 43
SAC: Minnesota-New York
Box 44
SAC: North Carolina-Pennsylvania
Box 45
SAC: RI-Wyoming
Box 46
Conferences: Notre Dame conference on Civil Rights, 1960, Conference on Education 1960, Conference on Administration of Justice, 1960
Box 47
Conferences: 4th Annual Conference on Education 1962, Opportunity on Federal Programs 1965, Regional Conferences 1965, White House Conference on Civil Rights
Box 48
Conferences: White House Conference "To Fulfill These Rights" 1966, National on Race and Education parts 1 and 2 1967
Box 49
Conferences: Race and Education 1967, White House Conference on Children 1970, Anti-Racism Techniques 1970, Leadership Conference 1970, National Civil Rights Conference 1973
Box 50
Hearings: New Orleans-voting 1960
Box 51
Hearings: Detroit 1960, Baltimore 1961, Phoenix 1962
Box 52
Hearings: Washington DC, Memphis, Newark, Jackson
Box 53
Hearings: Indianapolis 1963, Jackson 1965
Box 54
Hearings: Jackson 1965, Rochester 1966, Syracuse 1966
Box 55
Hearings: Cleveland: education, employment, health, housing, law enforcement, welfare 1966
Box 56
Hearings: Boston: education and racial isolation 1966, San Francisco: education, employment, housing 1967
Box 57
Hearings: San Francisco 1967, Montgomery 1968
Box 58
Hearings: Montgomery 1968, San Antonio: Mexican Americans 1968
Box 59
Hearings: Orangeburg, SC: Law Enforcement 1968, San Diego: Education 1969, St. Louis: employment and housing 1970, Baltimore: suburban development 1970
Box 60
Hearings: St. Louis: employment and housing 1970
Box 61
Hearings: LA: Mexican Americans 1970, Washington: racial polarization 1971, New York: Puerto Ricans 1972
Box 62
Hearings: Cairo, IL 1972: economic development, education, employment, health, housing, law enforcement
Box 63
Hearings: Cairo, IL 1972, Albuquerque: American Indians 1972, Widow Rock, AZ: American Indians 1973
Box 64
Hearings: Window Rock, AZ 1973
Box 65
Hearings: Chicago: Women's rights 1974
Box 66
Hearings: Boston: school desegregation 1975, briefing session, official memoranda and correspondence
Box 67
Hearings: Boston: school desegregation 1975, interviews, staff report draft, interim progress report, clippings
Box 68
Hearings: Denver: school desegregation 1976
Box 69
Hearings: Tampa: school desegregation 1976
Box 70
Hearings: Tampa: school desegregation 1976
Box 71
Short report 1959, civil rights appraisal, civil rights in America, interim reports 1963
Box 72
Civil rights progress report 1971, racial and ethnic data report 1972
Box 73
Publications 1960-1976
Box 74
Memoranda and correspondence: regional reports 1963-1976
Box 75
Statements and addresses 1959-1972, clippings
Box 76
Civil rights project 1958-1959: US Report, State reports: AL-MO
Box 77
Civil rights project 1958-1959, Montana-Wyoming
Box 78
Congressional legislation 1958-1967, 1971
Box 79
Hearings Before the US Congressional Committees on the Judiciary 1957 Feb-1959 May
Box 80
Hearings Before the US Congressional Committees on the Judiciary 1959 July-1963 May
Box 81
Education: USCCR Report 1959, parts 1-5
Box 82
Education (reports): 1959 Report, Public Higher Education 1960
Box 83
Education (reports): Three Judge District Courts and Desegregation of Public Colleges 1961, USCCR Annual Report
Box 84
Education: Equal protection of laws in public schools 1962- Northwest cities, Southern States
Box 85
Education: Public education 1963, segregation status of Southern Schools, 1964
Box 86
Education: public education 1960
Box 87
Education: Southern School Desegregation, survey of school desegregation, racial isolation in the public schools, 1966
Box 88
Education: racial isolation in the public school 1967
Box 89
Education (reports): southern school desegregation 1966-1967, education of disadvantaged children 1968, Mexican American study, Federal enforcement of school desegregation
Box 90
Education (reports): school desegregation: Sacramento, Charlottesville, Providence, progress and problems in school desegregation
Box 91
Education: what students perceive 1970, public attitudes regarding busing 1972, overcoming desegregation problems 1972
Box 92
Education: bilingual and bi-cultural education 1975
Box 93
Education: "Desegregating the Boston Public Schools: A Crisis in Civic Responsibility" 1975 Aug.
Box 94
Education: Desegregation in Prince George's County 1976, official memoranda and correspondence, 1975-1979
Box 95
Education: official memoranda and correspondence 1960-1962
Box 96
Education: Equal Educational Opportunities Act 1972-1974
Box 97
Official memoranda and correspondence 1974, congressional testimony 1960-1972, clippings 1959-1966
Box 98
Education: clippings 1967-1973
Box 99
Education: statements and addresses 1961-1973, court opinions 1962-1973
Box 100
Education: Progress reports 1960-1961, staff study 1962, publications 1957-1973, misc.
Box 101
Education: Misc. reports and studies
Box 102
Education: "Rand Study": school desegregation volumes 1-3, 1974 May
Box 103
Education: "Rand Study": school desegregation volumes 1-3, 1974 Sep.
Box 104
Education: "Rand Study" school desegregation, official memoranda and correspondence 1973-1975
Box 105
Education: Seidenberg Report 1960, USCCR Annual Report 1961
Box 106
Employment Reports: Job, Training, and the Negro, 1963; The Disadvantaged Poor 1966; State and local study 1968
Box 107
Employment (reports): jobs and civil rights, equal employment opportunity programs 1969
Box 108
Employment: official memoranda and correspondence 1960-1963, statements and testimonies, publications, clippings
Box 109
Employment reports: printed material 1975, clippings, court opinions
Box 110
Political participation reports
Box 111
Political participation reports: 1961 reports: voting, blackbelt
Box 112
Political participation reports: voting rights act of 1965, voting in MI 1965, participation 1968
Box 113
Political participation: Blackbelt survey 1960, official memoranda and correspondence 1960-1974
Box 114
Political participation reports: official memoranda and correspondence 1975-1976: The Voting Rights Act - Ten Years After
Box 115
Political participation: legislation, congressional testimony, court opinions, clippings
Box 116
Housing reports: USCCR reports 1959-1961
Box 117
Housing reports: Second Commission Draft 1959
Box 118
Housing reports: Washington DC 1962, family housing 1963, civil rights USA/housing 1963
Box 119
Housing: Defense Department Housing Report 1968, HEW Title 6 survey, USCCR report, official memoranda and correspondence 1959-1973
Box 120
Housing: progress reports 1960-1961, statements 1962-1973, congressional testimony 1968-1971, clippings
Box 121
Urban development (reports): civil rights USA/urban areas 1963, A Time to Listen, A Time to Act 1967, staff reports 1970, suburban access 1971
Box 122
Urban development: suburban access report, New York City report 1972, suburbia report 1973, official memoranda and correspondence 1960-1973
Box 123
Urban development: publications, clippings
Box 124
Administration of Justice (reports): equal justice under law 1959, USCCR report 1961
Box 125
Administration of Justice (reports): civil rights USA/justice 1961-1963, law enforcement in the South 1965
Box 126
Administration of Justice: law enforcement in the South report 1965
Box 127
Administration of Justice: statements and testimony, Time vs. Pape 1971, publications, UN Report 1962, clippings, Emmett Till case 1955
Box 128
Administration of Justice: public accommodations report 1962; health and welfare: health facilities report 1963, Tuskegee study 1973, family assistance plan, Texas food programs
Box 129
Federal programs: Appraisal of civil rights act Title 6 1966, Headstart Program proposal 1966, USCCR Report 1970, official memoranda and correspondence 1961-1973
Box 130
Minority groups: general, racism: reports, office memoranda, publications
Box 131
Minority groups: women: official memoranda, equal rights amendments, reproductive freedom 1974-1975
Box 132
Minority groups: women: Women's Rights hearings 1974, clippings, publications
Box 133
Federal programs: publications, revenue sharing, intergovernmentalism, state's rights, federal advisory committee act, 1972
Box 134
Federal programs: revenue sharing
Box 135
American Indians: Albuquerque hearing report, Phoenix hearing report, education report 1972, Southwest Indian report 1973, Navajo 1975
Box 136
American Indians: civil rights survey 1960, Indian civil rights handbook 1971, staff reports, 1972-1973, rights of American Indians to food programs, 1972
Box 137
American Indians: official memoranda and correspondence 1969-1974, statements and addresses, clippings, Navajo hearing interviews and briefing 1973
Box 138
Asian Americans and Puerto Ricans reports
Box 139
Minority groups
Box 140
Blacks: Official memoranda and correspondence 1958-1972, statements and addresses, publications, clippings, Jewish relations, Black Panthers
Box 141
Mexican Americans reports: Spanish speaking peoples 1964, Mexican Americans of the Southwest 1965, administration of justice in the Southwest 1969
Box 142
Mexican Americans reports: education study 1970-1972, political participation in CA 1971, "Stranger in One's Land" 1970
Box 143
Mexican Americans reports: education study 1973
Box 144
Mexican Americans: education study report, education neglect report 1973, official memoranda and correspondence 1964-1973, statements, publications, clippings
Box 145
Federal enforcement reports: civil rights act 1964, department of interior survey 1968, mechanism for implementing Title 6 1968-1969, USCCR Report 1970
Box 146
Federal enforcement reports: federal civil rights enforcement effort 1971, federal agency responses to USCCR questionnaire 1971
Box 147
Federal enforcement reports: federal agency responses to USCCR questionnaire 1971, contract compliance 1972, restricted
Box 148
Federal enforcement reports: USCCR Report 1973
Box 149
Federal enforcement reports: USCCR Report 1974: v. 1: To Regulate in the Public Interest v. 2 To Provide for Fair Housing
Box 150
Federal enforcement reports: USCCR Report 1974: v. 3: To Ensure Equal Education Opportunity, v. 4: To Provide Fiscal Assistance
Box 151
Federal enforcement reports: USCCR Report 1974: v. 5: To Eliminate Employment Discrimination, Official memoranda and correspondence 1975
Box 152
Federal enforcement reports: USCCR Report 1974: v. 6: To Extend Federal Financial Assistance, official memoranda and correspondence 1975-1976
Box 153
Federal enforcement reports: USCCR Report 1974: v. 7 To Preserve, Protect, and Defend the Constitution
Box 154
Twenty Years After Brown: Civil Rights and Race Relations in America 1974, The Shadow of the Past
Box 155
Twenty Years After Brown: Equality of Educational Opportunity, 1974, Equality of Economic Opportunity 1975, Equal Opportunity Housing 1975
Box 156
Federal Enforcement: Official memoranda and correspondence 1959-1973, statements and addresses, publications, clippings 1964-1973
Box 157
Civil Liberties: official memoranda and correspondence, testimony, publications; human rights: official memoranda, publications
Box 158
Misc.
Box 159

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Durham City County Charter Commission: Consolidation Study 1932, 1957, 1959-1960, clippings 1971-1974
Box 160
Durham Chamber of Commerce: "Governments: A Report on City and County" 1970, Institute of Government 1969, NC Local Government Study Commission, UNC Board Study Commission
Box 161
Correspondence 1956-1960
Box 162
Correspondence 1961-1963
Box 163
Correspondence 1964-1965
Box 164
Correspondence 1966
Box 165
Correspondence 1967
Box 166
Correspondence 1968
Box 167
Correspondence 1969-1970
Box 168
Correspondence 1971-1976
Box 169

Addition includes 27 loose black-and-white prints and 2 binders containing 89 black-and-white prints, as well as 35 items of correspondence (1963-1977) relating to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Includes group pictures of the commissioners and other political figures (1960-1969) and photographs from the National Conference on Equal Opportunity in Federally Assisted Programs (1965) and an Open Hearing in Jackson, Mississippi (1965). The open hearing includes a list of witnesses. Those represented in the photographs include Burke Marshall, Hubert H. Humphrey, Robert F. Kennedy, Sheriff Jack Purvis, Charles Evers, Aaron Henry, Spottswood Robinson, and Roy Wilkins.

Accession (2001-0047)
Box 1

Historical Note

Robert S. Rankin was a professor of Political Science at Duke University and member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert S. Rankin Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Robert S. Rankin Papers, 1957-1973 were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift between 1990 and 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by Noah Huffman, February 2012

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: Accessions from 1990-2001

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.