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Congress of Racial Equality (Syracuse Chapter) Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Congress of Racial Equality. Syracuse Chapter.
Title: Congress of Racial Equality (Syracuse Chapter) Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1965
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft. (SC)
Abstract: Newsletters, publications, and mailings from the Syracuse Chapter.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Formed in 1942, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) began as an organization committed to non-violent, interracial activism. As the Civil Rights movement gained momentum in the mid-20th century, CORE became a significant force in the African-American freedom movements. The organization used a variety of tactics such as sit-ins, pickets, and boycotts. By the 1960s, CORE became increasingly radical due to the influence of media attention and activists such as Malcolm X. CORE succeeded in playing a dominant role in the Civil Rights movement, but by the end of the 1960s the organization lost much of its national influence.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Congress of Racial Equality (Syracuse Chapter) Collection contains a variety of materials including newsletters, publications, and mailings from the Syracuse chapter of the organization.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into five series: Correspondence, Photographs, Press releases, Printed materials, and Miscellaneous. The Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by recipient and Printed material is organized alphabetically by title. Meanwhile, Press releases are arranged chronologically.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Congress of Racial Equality. Syracuse Chapter.


Civil rights movements, New York (State), Syracuse.
Civil rights movements, Societies, etc.

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Congress of Racial Equality (Syracuse Chapter) Collection
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: LDC
Date: 15 Oct 2008
Revision history:

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Outgoing Correspondence
SC 233, Folder 1 Fellow Syracusan
SC 233, Folder 1 Friend (2 letters)
SC 233, Folder 1 Friend of Civil Rights
SC 233, Folder 1 Kharas, Ralph 22 Jan 1964, undated - Mayor's Commission for Human Rights (2 letters)
SC 233, Folder 1 Reader
SC 233, Folder 1 Syracuse area clergyman
SC 233, Folder 1 Picket lines in downtown Syracuse (Missing 10/15/2008) - negatives (1 roll)
Press releases
SC 233, Folder 2 1963-1965 , undated
Printed materials
SC 233, Folder 3 "Christmas 1963???"
SC 233, Folder 3 "Christmas 1963???: Where Are Their Voices?"
SC 233, Folder 3 "Chronology and Fact Sheet on the Events in the [Charles] Presley Case"
SC 233, Folder 3 "An Equal Time Replay: Leander Perez Replies"
SC 233, Folder 3 "An Equal Time Replay: Nils Douglas Replies"
SC 233, Folder 3 Freedom Carols: Join with Me
SC 233, Folder 3 Meeting notices (2 notices)
SC 233, Folder 3 "Niagara Mohawk [?illegible] Months After"
SC 233, Folder 3 Report of the Committee on Education of the Syracuse Area Council of the State Commission for Human Rights
SC 233, Folder 3 "Rules for Picket Line"
SC 233, Folder 3 Syracuse CORE Report on Police Procedures
SC 233, Folder 3 Upstate Manual: March on Albany 10 Mar 1964
Published materials
SC 233, Folder 4 All About Core
SC 233, Folder 4 In the Wind Feb 1964, Apr 1964, Aug 1964, Dec 1964, Apr 1965, Dec 1965, undated, undated
SC 233, Folder 4 The Schools and Urban Renewal by Terry Ferrer
SC 233, Folder 4 Syracuse: How Far From Birmingham? (2 copies)
SC 233, Folder 4 Toward Social Justice: Project 101
SC 233, Folder 4 Where is Democracy
SC 233, Folder 5 undated (3 items)

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