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Civil Rights During the Eisenhower Administration, 1953-1961

Kansas Historical Society microfilm rolls MF 7173 - MF 7186

Civil Rights During the Eisenhower Administration, Part 1: White House Central Files, Series A: School Desegregation, brings together a large amount of material on the civil rights issues, events, and personalities that rose to prominence during the 1953-1961 presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, a critical period in the history of the civil rights movement in the United States.

 

Introduction

Abstract

Civil Rights During the Eisenhower Administration, Part 1: White House Central Files, Series A: School Desegregation, brings together a large amount of material on the civil rights issues, events, and personalities that rose to prominence during the 1953-1961 presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, a critical period in the history of the civil rights movement in the United States. The collection also contains documents on discrimination affecting other groups, including Indians, Jews, and Asians, as well as documentation of the efforts by states and localities to obtain federal funding for greatly needed school facilities construction. The majority of documents in this collection consists of letters to the president or other officials with responsibility for directing or implementing civil rights policies, and answers to these letters.

Dates

1953-1961

Quantity

14 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Title

Civil rights during the Eisenhower administration

Identification

Microfilm MF 7173-MF 7186

Language

Text is in English

Notes

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Repository

Kansas State Historical Society (Topeka)

Contents List

Microfilm List

Additional details on the contents of each roll may be obtained from the published Guide to the microfilm, available in the Kansas Historical Society’s State Archives or on the publisher's website: http://www.lexisnexis.com/documents/academic/upa_cis/101149_CivilRightsEisenhowerPt1SeriesA.pdf

Reel 1 (MF 7173)

School Facilities

Reel 2 (MF 7174)

School Facilities cont.

Vocational Education

Land-Grant Colleges

White House Conference on Education

Little Rock, Arkansas, School Integration Crisis

Reel 3 (MF 7175)

Little Rock, Arkansas, School Integration Crisis cont.

Segregation and Desegregation

Reels 4-7 (MS 7176-MS 7179)

Segregation and Desegregation cont.

Reel 8 (MS 7180)

Segregation and Desegregation cont.

Material Relating to Brown v. Board of Education Decision

Reels 9-10 (MS 7181-MS 7182)

Material Relating to Brown v. Board of Education Decision cont.

Reel 11 (MS 7183)

Material Relating to Brown v. Board of Education Decision cont.

Little Rock, Arkansas, School Integration Crisis

Reels 12-13 (MS 7184-MS 7185)

Little Rock, Arkansas, School Integration Crisis cont.

Reel 14 (MS 7186)

Little Rock, Arkansas, School Integration Crisis cont.

New Orleans, Louisiana, School Integration Crisis

Little Rock Situation: Eisenhower Address

Related Records and Collections

Other Finding Aid

The microfilm is accompanied by a printed reel guide compiled by Dan Elasky, entitled: A Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Civil Rights During the Eisenhower Administration. Copies also available at the State Archives, Kansas Historical Society (Topeka).

Indexes to the Records

Index in the printed reel guide.

Index Terms

Persons

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Lester, Robert. (co-author)
Elasky, Dan. (co-author)
University Publications of America (Firm) (co-author)
Dwight D. Eisenhower Library. (co-author)

Corporate Names

United States. President (1953-1961 : Eisenhower)

Geographic Names

United States-Politics and government-1953-1961-Sources.

Subjects

African Americans-Civil rights-History-20th century-Sources.
Civil rights movement-United States-History-20th century-Sources.
School integration-United States-History-20th century-Sources.

Additional Information for Researchers

Restrictions on Access

None

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2006.

Location of Originals

The documents reproduced in this publication are from the Papers of Dwight D. Eisenhower in the custody of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, National Archives and Records Administration.

Notes

Purchased with funds from the Interlibrary Loan Development Program, Kansas Library Network Board.

The Kansas Historical Society State Archives has: pt. 1. White House central files: Series A, School desegregation.