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Civil Rights During the Kennedy Administration, 1953-1961

Kansas Historical Society microfilm rolls MF 7213 - MF 7231

The records in this series document the Kennedy administration's efforts to use executive action to reduce or eliminate discrimination in public transportation and public accommodations, federally assisted housing, education, and employment (both federal and among federal contractors).

 

Introduction

Abstract

“The records in this series document the Kennedy administration's efforts to use executive action to reduce or eliminate discrimination in public transportation and public accommodations, federally assisted housing, education, and employment (both federal and among federal contractors). They illustrate some of the difficulties Kennedy had with Congress and the stresses and strains that developed between the Kennedy administration and civil rights groups, on the one hand, and between the Kennedy administration and the white South, on the other. Most significantly, they show a dynamic situation, one that changed over time, as the Civil Rights Movement grew in scope and intensity and Kennedy responded to that movement in turn.” - Carl M. Brauer, “Introduction,” Civil Rights During the Kennedy Administration, 1961-1963 (Guide)

Dates

1961-1963.

Quantity

19 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

Title

Civil rights during the Kennedy administration

Identification

Microfilm MF 7213-MF 7231

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 & Library or on the publisher's website: http://www.lexisnexis.com/documents/academic/upa_cis/1348_CivRtsKennedyPt%201-1.pdf

The White House Central Files

Reel 1 (MF 7213)

Human Rights [Ex HU]

Human Rights [Gen HU]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races [Ex HU 2]

Reel 2 (MF 7214)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races [Ex HU 2] (cont.)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races [Gen HU 2]

Reel 3 (MF 7215)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races [Gen HU 2] (cont.)
 
Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Countries [Ex HU 2/CO]
 
Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Countries [Gen HU 2/CO]
 
Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Countries-Continental Geographic Areas [Ex HU 2/CO1]
 
Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Countries-Continental Geographic Areas [Gen HU 2/CO1]
 
Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Countries-Continental Geographic Areas: Africa [Ex HU 2/CO1-1]
 
Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Countries-Continental Geographic Areas: Africa [Gen HU 2/CO1-1]
 
Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Federal Government-Organizations [Ex HU 2/FG]
 
Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Federal Government-Organizations [Gen HU 2/FG]
 
Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Meetings and Conferences[Ex HU 2/MC]

Reel 4 (MF 7216)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Meetings and Conferences [Ex HU 2/MC] (cont.)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Meetings and Conferences [Gen HU2/MC]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Alabama [ExHU2/ST1]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Alaska-Iowa [Ex HU 2/ST 2-15]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Kansas-Minnesota [Ex HU 2/ST 16-23]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Mississippi [Ex HU 2/ST 24]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Missouri-Territories and Islands [Ex HU 2/ST 25-51]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Alabama [Gen HU 2/ST 1]

Reel 5 (MF 7217)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Alaska-Florida [Gen HU 2/ST 2-9]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Georgia [Gen HU 2/ST 10]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Hawaii-Kentucky [Gen HU 2/ST 11-17]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Louisiana-Minnesota [Gen HU 2/ST 18-23]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Mississippi [Gen HU 2/ST 24]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Missouri-Rhode Island [Gen HU 2/ST 25-39]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-South Carolina-Territories and Islands [Gen HU 2/ST 40-51]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Employment [Ex HU 2-1]

Reel 6 (MF 7218)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Employment [Ex HU 2-1] (cont.)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Employment-Meetings and Conferences [Ex HU 2-1/MC]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Employment [Gen HU 2-1]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Housing [Ex HU 2-2]

Reel 7 (MF 7219)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Housing [Ex HU 2-2] (cont.)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Housing [Gen HU 2-2]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Living-Dining Facilities [ExHU2-3]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Living-Dining Facilities [Gen HU 2-3]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Living-Recreational Facilities [Ex HU 2-4]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Living-Recreational Facilities [Gen HU 2-4]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Education-Schooling [ExHU2-5]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Education-Schooling [Gen HU 2-5]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Transportation [Ex HU 2-6]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Transportation [Gen HU 2-6]

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Voting [Ex HU 2-7]

Reel 8 (MF 7220)

Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Voting [Gen HU 2-7]

Legislation/Human Rights-Legislation/Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Transportation [Ex LE/HU-Ex LE/HU 2-6]

Legislation/Human Rights [Gen LE/HU]

Legislation/Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Voting [Ex LE/HU 2-7]

Legislation/Human Rights-Equality of the Races: Voting [Gen LE/HU 2-7]

Speeches/Human Rights [Ex SP/HU]

Speeches/Human Rights [Gen SP/HU]

Speeches/Human Rights-Equality of the Races: States-Mississippi [Gen SP/HU 2/ST 24]

Speeches-Special Messages/Human Rights [Ex SP 2-3/HU]

Speeches-Special Messages/Human Rights [Gen SP 2-3/HU]

Holidays-Bill of Rights Day/Human Rights Week [Ex HO 3]

International Organizations-United Nations: Commission on Human Rights [Ex IT 47-9]

Federal Government-Commission on Civil Rights [Ex FG 634]

Federal Government-Commission on Civil Rights [Gen FG 634]

Federal Government-Commission on Civil Rights: Appointments [ExFG634/A]

Federal Government-Commission on Civil Rights: Meetings and Conferences [Ex FG 634/MC]

 

The White House Staff Files

Reel 8 (MF 7220)

Claude Desautels, Special Assistant in the White House Office (Congressional Liaison Staff) Congressional Relations-Legislation

Myer Feldman, Special Assistant to the President (Legislation and Messages); Deputy Special Counsel to the President General File

Charles A. Horsky, Presidential Adviser on National Capital Affairs General File

Reel 9 (MF 7221)

Charles A. Horsky, Presidential Adviser on National Capital Affairs General File (cont.)

Reel 10 (MF 7222)

Charles A. Horsky, Presidential Adviser on National Capital Affairs General File (cont.)

Lee C. White, Assistant Special Counsel to the President (Legislation and Messages) Civil Rights File

Reels 11-14 (MF 7223-MF 7226)

Lee C. White, Assistant Special Counsel to the President (Legislation and Messages) Civil Rights File (cont.)

Reel 15 (MF 7227)

Lee C. White, Assistant Special Counsel to the President (Legislation and Messages) Civil Rights File (cont.)

Harris L. Wofford, Jr., Special Assistant for Civil Rights Alphabetical File

Reel 16 (MF 7228)

Harris L. Wofford, Jr., Special Assistant for Civil Rights Alphabetical File (cont.)

Harris L. Wofford, Jr., Special Assistant for Civil Rights Civil Rights Progress Report File

Reel 17 (MF 7229)

Harris L. Wofford, Jr., Special Assistant for Civil Rights Civil Rights Progress Report File (cont.)

Reel 18 (MF 7230)

Harris L. Wofford, Jr., Special Assistant for Civil Rights Civil Rights Progress Report File (cont.)

Harris L. Wofford, Jr., Special Assistant for Civil Rights Speech File

 

The President's Office Files

Reel 18 (MF 7230)

Speech Files

Legislative Files

Subject Files

Reel 19 (MF 7231)

Subject Files (cont.)

Related Records and Collections

 Other Finding Aid

The microfilm is accompanied by a printed reel guide compiled by Martin Schipper titled the same as the microfilm. Copies are also available at the State Archives & Library, Kansas Historical Society (Topeka).

 Indexes to the Records

Index in the printed reel guide.

Index Terms

Persons

Brauer, Carl M., 1946- (co-author)

Corporate Names

John F. Kennedy Library (co-author and subject)
University Publications of America, Inc. (co-author)

Geographic Names

United States-Politics and government-1961-1963-Sources.

Subjects

Civil rights-United States-History-20th century-Sources.

Additional Information for Researchers

Restrictions on Access

None

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2006.

Location of Originals

Part 1 of “Civil Rights during the Kennedy Administration” is drawn from three major record groups found at the John F. Kennedy Library: the White House Central Files (in particular, the Subject File), the White House Staff Files, and the President's Office Files.

Notes

The purchase of this microfilm was largely underwritten by funds from the Interlibrary Loan Development Program, Kansas Library Network Board.

The Kansas Historical Society State Archives & Library has pt. 1: The White House Central Files and Staff Files and the President's Office Files.