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Collection Overview
Title:Phyllis M. Ryan papers
Date:1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1988)
Location Code:63/1
Reference Code:M94
Extent:10.45 cubic ft. (11 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:This collection documents the work of activist Phyllis M. Ryan and the social justice causes with which she was active from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, including civil rights, housing discrimination, racial imbalance in local schools and school desegregation, prison reform, welfare reform, interfaith relations, and disability rights, with an emphasis on the Boston area. Especially well documented organizations include the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Fair Housing Federation of Greater Boston. Personal papers such as resumes and speeches suggest the breadth of her work, and substantial clippings indicate the contemporary events of interest to her. Ryan's work in New Haven, Connecticut during the late 1960s is sparsely documented.
Historical Abstract: Phyllis Milgroom Ryan (1927-1998) began her career as a political activist while a student at Northeastern University. Following her graduation from Northeastern University in 1950, she worked as a psychiatric social worker in the Massachusetts state mental health system. In 1951, she married William J. Ryan, Jr. with whom she shared a passion for social justice and collaborated in political action for the next several decades. By the early 1960s Phyllis M. Ryan served as a media advisor and public relations coordinator for various Massachusetts chapters of several civil rights organizations. In addition to her work for civil rights groups, Ryan was also active in encouraging Jewish-Christian relations. She was a key strategist, organizer, and publicist of the prison reform movement during the 1970s. With her husband, she was also an active advocate of welfare rights. After she became bed-ridden in the late 1970s with a severe case of progressive multiple sclerosis, Ryan successfully convinced the city of Newton to make its public lake wheelchair accessible.
Language and Scripts:
Arrangement:Organized into three series: 1. Personal; 2. Social Justice and Political Activities; and 3. Clippings.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Ryan, Phyllis M., 1927-1998
  • Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
  • Jones, Hubert
  • Volpe, John A.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Class of 1950

  • Congress of Racial Equality
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Fair Housing Federation of Greater Boston

  • Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
  • United States -- Race relations
  • Race discrimination -- United States
  • Prisons -- Massachusetts
  • Prisons -- Law and legislation
  • Corrections -- Massachusetts
  • Welfare rights movement -- United States
  • African American politicians
  • African Americans -- Politics and Government
  • Politicians -- Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts -- Politics and Government
  • Presidential Candidates -- United States
  • Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity
  • Religions -- Relations
  • Discrimination in housing -- United States
  • Segregation -- Massachusetts -- History
  • School integration -- Massachusetts -- History
  • People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- United States
  • People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
  • People with disabilities -- United States
  • Women political activists -- United States
Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Copyright:Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Paige Roberts, October 2003

Scope and Content Note

The Phyllis Milgroom Ryan papers document the social justice causes with which Ryan was active from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, including civil rights, housing discrimination, racial imbalance in local schools and school desegregation, prison reform, welfare reform, interfaith relations, and disability rights, with an emphasis on the Boston area. This collection also includes material relating to the campaigns of various political figures, especially African Americans from Massachusetts, during the 1960s and 1970s. In addition, the papers document Ryan's efforts to defeat particular candidates for public office, including Governor Michael Dukakis in 1976 and Senator Barry Goldwater in 1964. Because she served as the press representative for many organizations, causes, and political candidates, there is a strong emphasis on press releases by and clippings about these movements in the collection. Also included are correspondence, reports, media coverage, notes, newsletters, meeting minutes, and organizational records of these groups as well as some material relating to state and federal legislation. There are a few personal files, which include Ryan's resume and interviews in which she reflected on her experience as an activist. The newspaper clippings document many of these issues, especially in greater Boston. Few records document the period when Ryan lived in New Haven, Conn., from 1967 to 1971.

Historical Note

Phyllis Milgroom Ryan was born in Chelsea, MA on July 2, 1927. She died of complications from multiple sclerosis on May 5, 1998. She was the youngest of two daughters born to Russian Jewish immigrants Arthur and Elizabeth Milgroom. The family moved to Brookline, MA early in her life, and she attended the Brookline public schools, graduating from Brookline High. The Milgroom family was active in the local Jewish community and attended Temple Ohabei Shalom.

Ryan graduated from Northeastern University in 1950, majoring in English. She wrote for the Northeastern News, belonged to the Silver Masque theatre group and acted in numerous plays, won a short story contest, and was the first woman to win a public speaking prize at Northeastern University. Her career as a political activist began there as well; she was a member of Students for [Henry] Wallace in 1948 and led a seminar on collegiate political activism.

Upon graduation, Ryan began work as a psychiatric social worker in the Massachusetts state mental health system. In 1951, she married William J. Ryan, Jr. with whom she shared her passion for social justice and collaborated with in political action for the next several decades. After the birth of her only child in 1954, Ryan worked part time leading a therapeutic theater group at a local community center.

Ryan's first major accomplishment in the arena of civil rights was a successful effort to increase public awareness of housing discrimination. In 1959 she became the public relations chairperson of the Fair Housing Federation of Greater Boston. By the early 1960's she was a media advisor and public relations person for such organizations as Boston Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), the Massachusetts Freedom Movement, and the Boston chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. She was deeply involved in strategic planning and negotiations as well as the practical details of organizing non-violent direct actions such as picketing, sit-ins, and rallies.

Highlights of her Boston organizing and public relations efforts include:

• Participating in the movement for school integration in the Boston public schools, including two School Stayouts/Freedom School days, picketing and vigils in front of the Boston School committee, and work with local political and civic leaders to pressure the legislature and governor to end de facto segregation in the schools in the 1960s.

• Coordinating the many campaigns by Boston Congress on Racial Equality against substandard housing and discriminatory hiring practices during the 1960s.

• Organizing protest rallies, marches, and sit-ins including the rally of 30,000 people on the Boston Common to protest the Birmingham church bombings in the 1960s.

• Building the Coalition against Political Extremism to oppose Barry Goldwater and influence the civil rights planks of local politicians, in particular Governor John Volpe and Lieut. Gov. Frank Bellotti. Through voting analysis, this effort demonstrated the strength of the political base of the civil rights coalition and gained credibility and access to state leaders as a result during the mid 1960s.

• Organizing the visit to Boston by Dr. Martin Luther King in April 1965. Dr. King led 50,000 people in a March on Boston and addressed the state legislature and Ryan's synagogue, Temple Israel. She collaborated closely with Andrew Young, Dr. King's aide, in crafting Dr. King's local speeches to address local issues and spent many hours with Dr. King, briefing him on local issues and local leaders and personalities. She helped organize a massive public relations and fund raising campaign for this event and helped to negotiate the state proclamation of April 23rd as Martin Luther King Day.

• Organizing a Coalition of Concerned Citizens in New Haven, Conn. that united concerned suburbanites and Yale faculty with inner city black leaders in protesting police repression of local black leadership, misuse of urban renewal funds, and the failure to enforce housing codes. Ryan and her husband were arrested for picketing the home of the local housing official and years later won a suit against the New Haven police department for its illegal wiretapping of numerous politically active New Haven citizens.

• Participating in and publicizing the Massachusetts prison reform movement throughout the 1970's including the unprecedented civilian observer program at Walpole state prison.

Phyllis Ryan also was active in a number of national campaigns, including:

• Coordinating participation from Massachusetts in nonviolent demonstrations led by Dr. King and Southern Christian Leadership Conference in such cities as Selma, Williamston and St. Augustine.

• Garnering support in Massachusetts for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

• Strategic planning and negotiation in support of Dr. George Wiley's successful campaign to defeat President Nixon's 1972 "forced work" welfare plan.

• Massachusetts Senators Brooke and Kennedy were key allies in this fight, and their support was leveraged by Massachusetts civil rights leadership. Ryan managed press coverage of this effort in addition to her behind the scenes efforts. She actively supported Wiley's National Welfare Rights Organization.

Ryan was deeply persuaded of the moral rightness of the causes she supported, seeing not a multiplicity of causes but a single quest for justice. She also firmly believed her work was the practical living out of her Jewish faith. In addition to her work for civil rights organizations, Ryan was also active in encouraging Jewish-Christian relations. She served on the board of Packard Manse, an interfaith group and facility, from 1970 to 1972.

Ryan continued to consult with a new generation of community organizers and activists after she became bed-ridden in the late 1970s with a severe case of progressive multiple sclerosis. Her last public battle was a very local one. As a disabled resident of Newton, MA, Ryan successfully rallied local politicians to make the public lake wheelchair accessible.

Of note was her commitment to political discipline, in which all members of a negotiating team have their prearranged roles; only certain leaders communicate with the press, and personal relationships and the exchange of favors are discouraged. Ryan maintained this discipline and remained a background figure and a volunteer during her many years of activism. She sought to transmit her approach to seeking social change to the many younger people for whom she was a tireless mentor and advisor.

This biography is based on one written by Phyllis M. Ryan's daughter, Elizabeth Ryan Yuengart in July 2003.

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Series:

Personal, 1975-1980
Volume:.2 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical
Summary:

This series includes resumes and interviews with Phyllis M. Ryan that suggest the overall shape of her career as an activist, especially her work as a media relations coordinator.
BoxTitleDate
1Award1980
1Interview about Prison Reform Activism1975
1Resumesn.d.
Speeches
1Media Relationsn.d.
1Social Justice Activitiesn.d.
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Series:

Social Justice and Political Activities, 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1981)
Volume:5.8 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical
Summary:

This series documents Phyllis M. Ryan's work for social justice causes and political campaigns during the 1960s and 1970s. Records are arranged according to the organizations with which she was affiliated. In particular, the series documents the evolution of her social justice activities commencing with her support for civil rights (including movements against racial discrimination in housing and local public schools), continuing with advocacy of prison reform and welfare rights, and leading to efforts for disability rights. It includes press releases, media coverage, correspondence, reports, newsletters, campaign literature, and administrative records of civil rights organizations, social justice movements, and political candidates.
BoxTitleDate
1Accessibility: Federal Guidelines1981
1Ackerman, Barbara: Campaign for Governor1978
Ad Hoc Committee on Prison Reform
1General (3 folders)1971-1974
1Observers Meeting, March 26, 1973n.d.
1Instructions on Press Relations for Observersn.d., 1973
1Meeting Attendance1972, 1973
1Meeting with the Boston Globe1973
1Advisory Committee on Correction1973
1Advisory Committee on Racial Imbalance and Education1965
1Affirmative Action1972
1American Civil Liberties Union1973
American Friends Service Committee
1"Housing-Race Relations: A Bibliography"1962
1Justice Action Programs1971-1973
1Anti-Semitism: Skokie, Illinois1973
1Assault on Equality Conference1972
1Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)1978-1980
1Atkinson, Nolann.d.
1Backman, Jack 1984
1Beacon Hill Update: Newsletter Monitoring State House Activities Affecting Low Income People1980-1981
1Bellotti v. Hicks in Primary1964
1Bill to Eliminate Racial Imbalance in the Public Schools1965
1Black Lawyers and the Black Communityn.d.
1Boston Black United Front1979
1Boston Labor Committeen.d.
1Boston Common Service1965
Boston School Committee
1General (3 folders)1964-1967
1Vernon Carter Freedom Vigil (2 folders)1965
1Report on Racial Imbalance1965
1Election1965
Boston Schools
1General (2 folders)1963-1965
1Average Cost Per Capitan.d.
1Busing Report1965
1Census1965
1Logue Report1965
1Breeden, James: Statements1965
Brooke, Edward
1Senate Campaign (3 folders)n.d., 1978
1Speeches1965, 1966, 1972, 1978
1Brookline Committee for Civil Rightsn.d.
Brookline Fair Housing Practices Committee
1Correspondence with the White House1961-1962
1General (2 folders)1961-1962
1Burke, James: Correspondence1972
1Catholic Interracial Council1963
1Chavez, Caesarn.d.
1Chelsea Fair Share1973
1Children's March for Survival1972
1Citizens' Conference on Improving the Administration of Justice1972
1Citizens' Council on Police Practicesn.d.
1Citizens for Human Rights Rally1963
Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
1Board Meeting Minutes1972-1975
1General1972-1975
1Civil Rights Bill1963-1964
Civil Rights Outside Boston
1Springfield, MAn.d.
St. Augustine, FL
1Generaln.d.
2Notesn.d.
2Press Releases1964
2Media Coverage of Mary Peabody1963-1964
2Williamston, NC (2 folders)1963-1964
2Coalition for Better Judges1972
2Coalition for Human Services1973
2Coalition of Concerned Citizens (New Haven, Conn.)1968
2Commission on Church and Race: Report on Roxbury Riot1967
2Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism: A Call to Racial Justicen.d.
Committee Against Bogus Welfare Reform
2Correspondence with Senators Kennedy and Brooke1972
2General (3 folders)n.d., 1972
2Committee Against Political Extremism1964
2Community Change Inc.1972
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
2Bay State Banner1966
2Blair's Foodland Employment Discrimination1965-1966
2Contractors Association of Boston1964-1965
2Financial1965
2Farmer, James: Visit1965
2General (2 folders)1963-1966
2Gregory, Dick1964
2Housing (includes photographs)1964
2Newsletters1961-1965
2Congressional Black Caucus: National Priorities Forum1972
Correspondence
2Activistsn.d.
2General (3 folders)1959-1965, 1971-1972, 1985
2Counterpoise Schoolsn.d.
2Cox, Harveyn.d., 1971
2Crime: Channel 5 (WCVB) Television Show1975
2Crystal Lake (Newton): Accessibility1978-1981
2Cushing, Richard: Statement on Racial Justicen.d.
2Daniels, Jonathan1965
Day, Noel
Congressional Campaign
2General (includes photograph)1964
2Media Coverage1964
2Press Releases1964
Disability Rights
2General (2 folders)1978-1980
2Laws1979-1980
Dukakis, Michael
2Critiques 1976
2"Should Dukakis Be Governor?" Movement1976
Presidential Campaign
2General1988
2Notes on Kondrake Article in New Republic1987-1988
2Media Coverage1988
2Ecumenical Procession1963
2Edelman, Peter: Statements on Welfare Reformn.d., 1971
Editorials
2WBZ1963-1966
2WEEI Radio1965-1966
2Elections1966
2Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity1961
2Evers, Medgar1963
2Ex Convicts Help Organization (ECHO)1972-1973
Fair Housing Federation of Greater Boston
2Bylaws, Reorganization, Contacts1961-1964
2Candidates Night1962
2Conference1962
2Correspondence1961-1962
2General 1961-1965, 1972
2, 3House Listing Service (3 folders)1961-1964
3Meeting Minutes1961-1963
3Osgood Hill Conference1961
3Urban Renewal Committee1962
3Fair Housing Inc. (Freedom House): Annual Housing Report1964
3Fair Practices in Massachusetts Government1965
3Fine, Davidn.d.
Freedom Stay Out Day in the Boston Public Schools
3General (3 folders)1963, 1964
3National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)1963-1965
3Press Releases and Statements of Support1964
3Speech: "1964: Education's Time for Action"1964
3Goldwater, Barry: Presidential Campaign1964
3Governor's Advisory Committee on Civil Rights: Plan for Equal Employment Opportunity1963
3Greater Boston Defense Organization Against Racist and Political Repression1973
3Harris, Fred: Presidential Campaign1974-1975
3Hatch, Frank: Campaign for Governor1978
3Health/Medical Coalition1976
3Homans, Bill1974
3Housewives Enlist Lower Prices (HELP) (New Haven, Conn.) (3 folders)1967
3Homelessness: Media Coverage1987
Housing Discrimination
3Generaln.d.
3Media Coverage1960-1966
3Hughes, Stuart: Senate Campaignn.d.
3Human Services Coalition1974
3Institute for Economic Securityn.d.
3Intelligence Levels and Heredity: Hernstein Controversy1971-1972
3Interfaith Memorial Service1963
3Jackson, Ellen: Speechesn.d.
3Jewish Labor Committee: Newsletters1964-1965
3Jones, Hubie: Campaign for Congress1972
King, Martin Luther, Jr.: Visit to Boston, April 23, 1965
3General (6 folders)1965
3Northeastern Edition1982
3Sponsors (includes photograph)1965
3Kozol, Jonathan1965, 1967
3Lead Poisoning1970-1971
3Low Income Planning Aid: Health Care in Massachusetts1976
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C.
3General (2 folders)1963
3Press Releases1963
3Massachusetts Advocacy Center (2 folders)1975-1981
3Massachusetts Black Caucus1973
3Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless1986
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
3General (2 folders)n.d., 1962-1967
4Lawsuit Against A.J. Colangelon.d.
4"Permission to Discriminate: An Evaluation of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination"1964
Massachusetts Committee on Discrimination in Housing
4General (5 folders)1961-1966
4House Bill 221964
Reports
4Housing Discrimination in Massachusetts1963
4Low-Income Housing in the Boston Area1964
4Public Programs and the Shortage of Housing in Boston1963
4Special Commission on Low-Income Housing1965
4Massachusetts Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty1973
4Massachusetts Council for Public Justice1973
Massachusetts Department of Correction
4American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) National Prison Project Testimony1974
4Meetings with Commissioner1974
4Policies and Procedures1974
Massachusetts Fair Share
4General1973-1975, 1979
4Newsletters1975-1976, 1980-1981
Massachusetts Freedom Movement
General1964-1965
4Newsletters1964
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
4Correspondence1974-1975
4Newsletters: The New Wind1973, 1975
4Massachusetts Public Welfare Council1972
4Massachusetts State Labor Council, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)1976
4Mattapan Newspaper Summary1971
4McGovern, George: Presidential Campaign1972
4Miller, Mel: Campaign for Congress1972
4Ministerial Alliancen.d.
4Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (3 folders)1964-1966
4Movement for Economic Justice1973-1976, 1979
4Moynihan, Daniel Patrick1970, 1972-1973
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
4General1963
4Roy Wilkins Rally1965
4National Association of Negro Musicians1963
4National Center for Jobs and Justice: Reports1979
4National Coalition for Correctional Change1973
5National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing1958-1959
National Prisoners Reform Association
4External Board1974
4General (3 folders)1972-1974
4A Public Letter to Governor Sargent1973
4Walpole Prisoners Statement1974
New England Prisoners Association
4General1973
4Newsletters1973-1974
4New Haven (Conn.) Politics1967-1970
4New Haven (Conn.) Redevelopment1970
4Newton Community Development Foundation1970
4Newton School Committee1976
4Newton Tab1987-1988
5Nixon, Richard: Notes About the Median.d.
4Operation Exodus1966-1967
4Opportunities Industrialization Center1965-1966
4Owens, Bill1975, 1978, 1980
4Packard Manse (4 folders)n.d., 1965, 1970-1972
4Peabody, Endicott1964
4Peabody, Mary1964
4People's Lobby: Hubie Jones Proposal1972
4Police Power1964
Prisons
5Boston Globe Op Edsn.d.
5Boston Pre-Release Center
5Budgeting for Correctional Reform1975
5Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts Newsletter1973
5Conferences1971, 1973
5"Corrections 71: A Citizens Report"1971
5Editorials1971, 1973
5General1971-1986
Legislation
5General (2 folders)n.d., 1972-1974
5Task Force Bill to Reform the Correctional Process1972
5Massachusetts Council of Churchesn.d., 1971
5Norfolk Resident Council1974
5Observersn.d.
5"Prison Days and Nights at MCI Walpole"1971
5Publicationsn.d., 1972, 1975
5Report on Inmate Characteristics1972
Sentencing Legislation
5Articles1980, 1985
5Boston Globe Op Ed Articles1984-1985
5General (3 folders)1984, 1984-1986
5Rabbi Gittelsohn-Governor Dukakis Correspondence1984-1985
5Report: "Prison Cost and Population"1984
5Report to the Commission on Civil Rights from the State Advisory Committee1961
5Richardson, Elliotn.d.
5Safe Streetsn.d., 1972
5Self Development Group1973
5Simon, Paul: Presidential Campaign (4 folders)1988
5Sixty Minutes: "Jesse Jackson and Billy Graham"1979
5Social Services: Advocacyn.d.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
5General (4 folders)n.d., 1963-1965
5Newsletters1964
5"The SCLC Story"1964
5Summer Community Organization and Political Education Project1965
5STOPn.d.
5Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)1963-1966
5United Front Foundation1970
5United Synagogue of America: New England Region1965
5The Urban Center: "Toward Equal Educational Opportunity in the Urban Setting"1969
Urban Renewal
5Federal Guidelines1961-1962
5General1960-1963
5Report on Non-White Families1962
5Washington Park1963
5"What Relocation Means to You"1962
5Urban Renewal Outside Boston1958-1962
5Voice of Women, Newton-Brookline1963
Volpe, John
5General1964-1966
5Votes for Governor Volpe (3 folders)1965
5Volunteers for International Technical Assistance1970-1971
5Washington, Jackie (includes photograph)1962-1963
Welfare Coalition
5Correspondence1972
5General1972-1974
5Legislationn.d.
5Minutes, Agendas1972, 1973
Welfare Legislation
5General1973
House Resolution 1
5Amendments1971-1972
5General1971-1972
5Notesn.d.
5Testimony at Congressional Hearings (2 folders)1972
5Senator Harris Bill1971
5Massachusetts1971-1972, 1975
Welfare Reform
6Boston Globe Op Edsn.d.
6Episcopal Bishop's Message1972
6Federal Regulations1973
6"The Future of Income Maintenance"1970
5General (2 folders)1971-1972, 1975
Media Coverage
6General (2 folders)1967-1972, 1978-1979
6WBZ Editorials1975-1976
6Publications1978
6Reportsn.d., 1971
6Welfare and the Federal Budgetn.d., 1973
Wiley, George
6Memorial (includes photograph)1973
6Movement for Economic Justice1972-1973
6Worthy, William1968, 1972
6X, Malcolm1963
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Series:

Clippings, 1961-1973 (bulk 1963-1965)
Volume:4.45 cubic ft.
Arrangement:

Alphabetical
Summary:

The newspaper clippings, mostly from the Boston Globe, document events, organizations, and movements with which Phyllis M. Ryan was active and in which she was especially interested. To a large degree, the clippings parallel and support the records in series 2.
BoxTitleDate
6Boston Politics1962, 1964-1965
6Boston Schools (6 folders)1963-1965, 1974
10Brooke, Edward1978
10Brookline Fair Housing Practices Committee1961-1962
6Church and Clergy (2 folders)1964-1965
10Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts1975
6, 7Civil Rights (4 folders)1963-1965
Civil Rights Outside Boston
7General (5 folders)1963-1965
Selma, Alabama
7General (4 folders)1965
7James Reeb1965
7St. Augustine, FL: Mary Peabody (3 folders)1964
8Civil Rights: People (2 folders)1963-1965
8, 10Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)1964
10Crystal Lake (Newton)1979
10Day, Noel1965
8, 10Discrimination (2 folders)1964-1965, 1973
10Dukakis, Michael: Presidential Campaign (3 folders)1988
Education
8General1964-1965
8Special Programs Outside of Boston1964-1965
8Employment1963-1965
8, 10Fair Housing (6 folders)1961-1968
8, 9Freedom Stay Out Day in the Boston Schools (7 folders)1964-1965
9, 10General Programs (2 folders)1964-1965
10Housewives Enlist Lower Prices (HELP) (New Haven, Conn.)1965-1967
10Housing Discrimination1962
9, 10King, Martin Luther, Jr. (3 folders)1964-1968
10Kozol, Jonathan1974-1975
9Ku Klux Klan1965
9March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C.1963
10Massachusetts Commission on Discrimination in Housing1966
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
9Boston School Committee1963-1965
9General1963-1965
10National Prisoners Reform Association1973-1974
10"Negro in Boston" Series in Boston Traveler1962
10Peabody, Mary: Obituariesn.d.
9Police1962-1965
9Politics, National1963-1965
9Presidential Campaign (5 folders)1964
9, 10Prison Reform (8 folders)1971-1986
10Rally for God and Country: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Protest1963
10Simon, Paul: Presidential Campaign1988
10Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)1965
10United States Government (2 folders)1963-1965
10Urban League and Urban Renewal1965
10Urban Renewal1961-1962
11Welfare (2 folders)1972
10Willis Commission1964-1965
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