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Fair Employment Practices Committee collection

 Collection
Identifier: L1982-36

Scope and Content of the Records

The Fair Employment Practices Committee, Collection, 1943-1946, consists of information on the March on Washington Movement, the Congress of Racial Equality, a plan to picket the Capitol in an effort to force the Senate to consider an anti-poll tax bill, and an attempt to force the Capitol Transit Company to hire Negroes. These documents were obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a Freedom of Information request by Dr. Merl Reed of the Georgia State University history faculty as part of his research on the FEPC, as the FEPC is frequently mentioned in them.

Dates

  • 1943-1946

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Historical Note

President Roosevelt established the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) by Executive Order in 1942. It required all federal agencies to include in their contracts with private employers a provision obligating them not to discriminate against persons of any race, color, creed, or nationality in matters of employment.

Extent

0.125 Linear Feet (in 3 folders)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

President Franklin Roosevelt established the Fair Employment Practices Committee by Executive Order in 1942. It required all federal agencies to include in their contracts with private employers a provision obligating them not to discriminate against persons of any race, color, creed, or nationality in matters of employment. The collection consists of material obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a Freedom of Information request by Dr. Merl Reed. The records, 1943-1946, concern the March on Washington Movement, the Congress on Racial Equality, a plan to picket the Capitol in an effort to force the Senate to consider an anti-poll tax bill, and an attempt to force the Capitol Transit Company to hire African-Americans.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dr. Merle E. Reed, November 24, 1982.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, December 16, 1982.
Title
Fair Employment Practices Committee:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1982
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • June 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • December 2005, August 2007: Revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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