Dr. Walter Cooper Papers

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Dr. Walter Cooper papers
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Call Number: D.385
Dates: 1939-2011
Physical Description: 22 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Biographical information
Series II: Awards
Series III: Education issues during the 1950s-1980s
Subseries I: Education and school integration movements
Subseries II: Education and school integration movements, publications and local articles, 1960-1975
Subseries III: Education and school integration movements, national articles, 1960-1975
Subseries IV: Black Muslims, police brutality, and the Riots, 1960-1965
Subseries V: FIGHT and other post-Riot programs, 1964-1980
Series IV: Economic issues during the 1950s-1980s
Subseries I: Small business administration, 1960-1975
Subseries II: Black economics and employment, 1960-1975
Subseries III: Economics publications and articles, 1960-1975
Series V: Urban League of Rochester, Inc.
Subseries I: Urban League, 1964-1968
Subseries II: Urban League, 1969-1970
Subseries III: Urban League, 1971-1972, ongoing projects
Subseries IV: Urban League Project Uplift and other programs
Subseries V: National materials
Series VI: Action for a Better Community, Inc.
Subseries I: 1964-1967
Subseries II: ABC, Inc. programs
Subseries III: ABC, Inc. publications, articles, and miscellany
Series VII: Housing in Rochester
Series VIII: March on Washington and NAACP
Series IX: Civil rights
Subseries I: Civil rights speeches by Cooper
Subseries II: Civil rights materials
Collection Overview
Title: Dr. Walter Cooper papers
Call Number: D.385
Dates: 1939-2011
Physical Description: 22 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Dr. Walter Cooper [1928- ], scientist, humanitarian, activist, and educator, was born on July 18, 1928 in Clairton, Pennsylvania to Alonzo and Luda Cooper. Though his parents had received little formal schooling, they instilled in their eight children a deep appreciation for learning and education. Dr. Cooper performed well in school, shining in both academics and extracurricular activities. He became involved in the racial equality movement as a high school student when he and three of his fellow star football players succeeded in opening Clairton High School's application considerations for African American female cheerleaders. He was also focused on equality when applying to colleges—he insisted upon one which welcomed his full participation to the football team while also offering an academic scholarship. He attended Washington and Jefferson College where he served as his class secretary/treasurer, and continued to work toward equal opportunities. During the summer, Dr. Cooper led a group of eight fellow students to press U.S. Steel for employment and successfully obtained jobs. However, after graduation, despite his stellar record, Dr. Cooper struggled to find a company which would hire an African-American scientist. Although frustrated, Dr. Cooper did not abandon his goals: "I became a scientist because I did not see any black scientists. I looked around and I saw black doctors, black lawyers, but no black scientists. I chose that as a challenge."

Deciding to pursue a higher degree, Dr. Cooper attended Howard University briefly and then went on to earn his Ph. D in Physical Chemistry at the University of Rochester 1956. Almost immediately upon completion, he began working at the Eastman Kodak Company as a research scientist in successively higher professional appointments until his retirement in 1986 with three patents and many research publications to his credit. He is a member of several professional societies: the American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York State Academy of Science, and the American Physical Society. He has received honors and awards for his scientific achievements, including: National Science Foundation Fellow in 1955-56, Washington and Jefferson Honorary Doctor of Sciences 1967, Henry Hill Lecturer in 1983, and the Leo H East 1996 Engineer of the Year.

Simultaneous with his Kodak years, Dr. Cooper also increased his involvement in community development and civil rights issues, with emphasis on educational opportunities and motivation. There was a great deal of social turmoil present in Rochester, as shown by the 1964 Rochester Race Riots, and Dr. Cooper worked extensively to bring about peaceful change. To this end, Dr. Cooper served the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as the Rochester branch president and co-founded the Rochester Branch of the Urban League in 1965, continuing to serve on the Board of Directors into the 1970s. He was also a board member of the Baden Street Settlement, a non-profit organization working with northeast Rochester residents to improve the quality of life. The Baden Street Settlement was integral in bringing reform after the riots, and through it he worked to promote the candidacy and eventual election of Constance Mitchell as Third Ward supervisor.

Dr. Cooper saw business and enterprise as one way to achieve equal treatment and opportunity. Locally, he was a founding member of Action for a Better Community, Inc and served as associate director from 1964-65. He was also on the Social Goals and Policies Committee of the United Community Chest and on the Board of Directors of the Rochester Area Foundation. On a national level, he served as the Special Consultant to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) from December 1968 through May 1969 and continued to serve on the National Advisory Council to the SBA afterward. He researched black capitalism and studied successful economic models extensively in order to fulfill these roles.

Dr. Cooper also notably established Rochester's sister program with Bamako, Mali. He helped establish scholarships for students from Mali at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and offered moral support to the first students who came by inviting them to family gatherings. In keeping with the economic work he was doing in the US, Dr. Cooper researched business opportunities available in Mali and worked with the Malian government to establish programs. In 1981, he was named a Knight of the National Order of Mali in honor of the various services he had performed.

In recognition of his work in community development, Dr. Cooper received numerous awards, including: Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce's LeRoy Synder Award and the Rochester Chamber of Commerce Social Work Civic Development Award in 1966, the Charles T. Lunsford Award in 1978, the University of Rochester Hutchison Award in 1994, the F. Ritter and Hettie L. Shumway Distinguished Service Award in 1997, and the 69th Annual Rotary Award from the Rochester Branch of Rotary International in 2005. Also in 2005, he received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo. In 2008, Dr. Cooper received the University of Rochester Frederick Douglass Award which is awarded to those who "… have fought to open opportunities for all people in corporate America, in classrooms, and in the world."

Dr. Cooper's lifetime of initiatives reflects his unswerving belief in the power of education as the primary means to improve the opportunities and circumstances of young people. Dr. Cooper has often said, "Not to educate a child is the worst form of child abuse." From 1959 to 1965, he served as Chairman of the Education Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He worked with several efforts to improve school integration, notably the Urban-Suburban transfer program between Rochester city schools and the Penfield School District in the late 60s-early 70s. He served as Chairman of the Urban League's education sub-committee and was a core leader of Project Uplift, the Urban League's program for high school students. In 1975, he was named to the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Washington and Jefferson. He also served as a chairman of the Ralph Bunche Scholarship Committee in the 1980s.

In 1988, shortly after his retirement from Kodak, Dr. Cooper became a Regent of the State of New York. His efforts were focused on the math and science curricula, better healthcare offerings in schools, and working with the Interstate Migrant Communication Council. His interest in healthcare was strengthened by his services on the Board of Governors for the Genesee Hospital, the Board of Directors of the Rochester General Hospital, and the Board of Directors Finger Lakes Health System Agency. As a regent, he also worked to promote the field of nursing through such programs as Greater Opportunities in Nursing (GOIN), Inc. As for migrant students, because of his extensive efforts in civil rights, Dr. Cooper remains cognizant of current issues and is particularly interested in the challenges facing Hispanic immigrants. Though he stopped serving actively on the Board of Regents in 1997, he is a Regent Emeritus and continues to have special assignments to date.

Nowadays, Dr. Cooper's commitment to the Rochester community and education continues. In 2009, Rochester School Number 10 was named the Dr. Walter Cooper Academy. The school emphasizes research and interactive learning, the methodology which Dr. Cooper strongly supported. He said at the ribbon cutting ceremony that being the school's namesake "imposes upon me a kind of a responsibility to see that the school indeed works." To that end, Dr. Cooper has been a frequent visitor to the school and goes on field trips with the students. He works with the parents, teachers and administrators to create a supportive learning environment.

Scope and Content
The collection is very extensive, containing everything from report cards at the age of twelve to surveys of Rochester city schools in the 1960's to materials related to the 2009 founding and ongoing programs of the Dr. Walter Cooper Academy. Processing of this collection is now in progress. Due to high interest in the papers, the Rare Books and Special Collections Department is releasing this register in successive parts to facilitate public access to the collection as portions are organized and described. As processing continues, there will be periodic additions to the register until the collection is fully processed. The materials which are currently available include information on Dr. Cooper's personal history, the 1964 Rochester Race Riots, the school integration/urban-suburban transfer plan in Rochester, and the Small Business Administration. The types of materials in the collection include Dr. Cooper's writings, newspaper clippings, various organizations meeting minutes and newsletters, photographs, and letters.

Arrangement
Abbreviations:

MS Manuscript

TS Typescript

PC Photocopy

pp pages (previous to number, i.e. pp 1-6, denotes pagination, after a number i.e. 6 pp denotes total number of pages.)

[ ] educated guess made by the author of the register; [ ?] if less certain

BW black and white

C color

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Guide to listings:

Author. Title and/or description. Publication. Date. Medium. Total number of pages.

Example: Nagle, James F, Assemblyman 135nd District. Note showing support for re-election. 6 February 1990. Original. 1 p.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
African Americans
Civil rights movements
Awards
Speeches
Minutes (Records)
Cooper, Walter, 1928-
Urban League of Rochester, N.Y.
Action for a Better Community (Rochester, N.Y.)
Educators
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Dr. Cooper began donating his papers to the Department of Rare Books/Special Collections in Fall 2008, with periodic subsequent additions.Access
The Dr. Walter Cooper papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Dr. Walter Cooper papers, D.385, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
2008 Interview of Dr. Cooper as part of the Rochester Black Freedom Struggle Online Project.


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Content List
Series I: Biographical information
Box 1, Folder 1Overview: resumes, etc
[1968]. PC with MS additions. 2 pp.
[1981]. PC with MS additions. 5 pp.
"The Community Activities of Dr. Walter Cooper." [late 1960s]. [Presumably compiled by Beverly Davis--see "Jefferson Award Nomination"]. PC. 2 pp.
"Chronology of Community Development." [After 1986]. PC of MS. 3 pp.
"Business and Economic Development." Summary of Cooper's developmental activities. [2007]. PC. 1 p.
Box 1, Folder 2Schooling: Grades 6-12 report cards for Walter Cooper
Each report card is for the entire year and went home 3 times for the semester or 6 times for the year. It has teacher name(s) and grades. Elementary school has A, B, C and number grades and check boxes for "cooperates well with others," etc. Junior high and high school have numbers for academic classes and Good, Pass, Fail for electives.

Grade 6. Miller Avenue Schools. Clairton, PA. 1939-1940. Original. 1 p.
Grade 7. Fifth Street Junior High School. Clairton, PA. 1940-1941. Original. 1 p plus envelope.
Grade 8. Fifth Street Junior High School. Clairton, PA. 1941-1942. Original. 1 p plus envelope.
Grade 9. Clairton High School. Clairton, PA. Original. 1942-1943. 1 p plus envelope.
Grade 10. Clairton High School. Clairton, PA. Original. 1943-1944. 1 p plus envelope.
Grade 11. Clairton High School. Clairton, PA. Original.1944-1945. 1 p plus envelope.
Grade 12. Clairton High School. Clairton, PA. Original.1945-1946. 1 p plus envelope.
Box 1, Folder 3Schooling
Invitation to Clairton High School Class of 1946's 20th Reunion. 20 April 1966. 2 pp plus envelope.
30th Class Reunion of Clairton HS Class of 1946. Seven Springs, PA: 1976. C photograph.
Invocation and Benediction for 40th reunion of Clairton HS Class of 1946.
"Campus Personality: Walter Cooper." Red and Black. Washington Jefferson student newspaper.Vol 41, No 27, p 2. 5 May 1950. 7 PC. 7 pp.
University of Rochester Chemistry Department. 1954. BW Photograph.
Clairton Yearbook '46
Washington Jefferson College 1951 Pandora [yearbook]
Box 1, Folder 4Working at Kodak
"Kodak Names 23 To Research Staff." Democrat and Chronicle. 16 January 1966. PC. 1 p.
"AAP and How it Works at Kodak." Kodakery. 7 December 1972. Original. 3 pp.
"Dr. Cooper's Involvement Reaches into Many Fields." Kodakery. Original. Whole Publication.
Cooper and Dr. Annabel Muenter at work in lab. Eastman Kodak Labs: 1975. C photograph.
"School Services Checklist." (Center section, contains photograph of Cooper). Kodak School Services News. Fall 1980. Newsletter.
"25 year Service EK." Eastman Kodak: 1981. C photograph.
Box 1, Folder 5Rochester Civic Center Commission, 1960
Brasley, Pat. "Cooper Named to Civic Center Commission." Democrat and Chronicle. 11 March 1962. Original. 1 p.
Box 1, Folder 6Washington Jefferson Board of Trustees
"Cooper named college trustee." Lawton Community Guide. 27 March-2 April 1975. Original. Whole publication.
"Cooper Appointed Trustee." Communicade. 29 March-11 April. Original. Whole publication.
Congratulatory notes with newspaper clippings:
"Congratulations--Need this Extra?" n.d.
[Leatrici]. "Hi- Just a note to say hello and drop this nice clipping." 18 March 1975.
Hannick, Mary. "Congratulations!--This appointment will be to the advantage of Washington Jefferson College..." 4 April 1975.
Howard Johnson's. "I Saw You In The News!" n.d.
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter of congratulations. Enclosed: "Walter Cooper Appointed Trustee," publication unknown, n.d., original. 8 May 1975. Original. 2 pp.
Frey, Thomas, Assemblyman 132nd District. Letter of congratulations. 27 June 1975. Original. 1 p.
Knickerbocker, Max E., Administrator of the Canonsburg General Hospital. Letter of congratulations with attached: PC of "New Trustees-...", Observer Reporter, 24 February 1975. 24 February 1975. Original. 2 pp.
"Trustee Picture." Washington Jefferson College: 24 May 1980. BW photograph.
Schmidt, H. Gilmore, Secretary of the Board of Trustees of Washington Jefferson. Announcement of Cooper's completion of his term. 29 May 1981.
Box 1, Folder 7Board of Regents of New York
"Regent Cooper to Speak Here." Tor Echo. 28 February 1989. Original. Whole publication.
Nagle, James F, Assemblyman 135nd District. Note showing support for re-election. 6 February 1990. Original. 1 p.
Monroe County School Board's Association. Picture of Cooper on back. News Scope. February 1990. Newsletter.
"State Assembly re-elects Rochester man as Regent." Democrat and Chronicle. [1990]. Original. 1 p.
"Regents." At the State Department of Education: 1992 or 1993. C photograph.
Box 1, Folder 8Family
Cooper's Birthplace. Clairton, PA (born 1928, photograph taken later; n.d.) C photograph.
Cooper's Parents: Luda Sears and Alonzo Cooper. 1941. BW photograph.
"Blair Huts low cost defense housing;" people, from L-R: "Ogeltree, Ford, John Sulten (soldier), and W. Cooper." 1945. BW photograph.
Cooper. 1948. In picture holder. BW photograph.
Cooper's Parents: Luda Sears and Alonzo Cooper. 1954. BW photograph.
"Walter and first born." February 1954. C photograph.
"Grad Student U of R [next line] with son 532 S. Plymouth [next line] grad school residence [next line] Son Robert." 1955. BW photograph.
"Cesair and Walt [next line] Martinique." April 1975. C photograph.
Feldman, Sally. "Home, Family care: A Dilemma For Working Women." Article featuring Helen Cooper, wife of Walter. Brighton-Pittsford Post. 24 July 1975. Original. 1 p.
"Family Reunion." Clairton Park, Clairton, PA: 19 July 1976. C photograph.
"Family Picture Thanksgiving." 1978. C photograph.
"Celebrating the 100th birthday of my great aunt Ida Sears Lowery." Preston, GA: 1985. C photograph.
Walter and Helen Cooper. January 1993. C photograph.
Cooper, Helen and Walter. Letter post-1993 Family Reunion, hosted by the Coopers. 3 September 1993. PC. 1 p.
Box 1, Folder 9Football and physical fitness
Front: "Coop." Back: "May success be yours in your future endeavors and happiness abide with you, Your friend, Walter Cooper."[Clairton HS football action shot of Cooper catching a football]. April 1948. BW photograph.
"Congratulations To Robert J Bissell Walter Cooper On Being Honored By The Pete Henry Society From Your Teammates 1948 Football Team." BW photograph of the 1948 team, apparently from yearbook. The Pete Henry Society is the Washington Jefferson Alumni group of donors to athletic programs at W
Washington Jefferson Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2000. Cooper is an inductee, short biographical paragraph. [2003]. PC. 1 p.
Washington Jefferson Athletic Hall of Fame 2003. Program. Contains a biography of Cooper as a 2000 inductee (yellow marker); same as previous. 2003. Booklet.
"Exercise at Feels Great [Fitness Center]." 1990s. C photograph.
"Feels Great: Real Fitness for Real People." Advertisement for Feels Great Fitness Center featuring Dr. Cooper (picture and quote). [1991]. PC. 1 p.
Box 1, Folder 1080th birthday
Al-Sarag, Gloria Winston. "Walter Cooper: Nine Squared Minus One." Minority Reporter. 26 July 2008. Picture of Cooper on front, article on p 6. Original full publication.
Danich, Bill. n.d. Birthday card plus envelope.
Walter Cooper. [2008]. C photograph (With protective sheet).
Box 1, Folder 11Photographs
Cooper, speaking, on television. December 1965. BW photograph.
Cooper, walking, on television. December 1965. BW photograph.
Cooper, walking close-up, on television. December 1965. BW photograph.
Cooper receiving an award. [1960s-70s]. C photograph.
Cooper, portrait. [1960s-70s]. BW photograph.
Cooper, portrait (distinct from previous). [1960s-70s]. BW photograph.
Cooper, portrait (distinct from previous). 1969. BW photograph.
Cooper receiving an award. Unclear from whom or for what. Rochester, NY: 1997. C photograph.
Box 1, Folder 12Articles
[Washington and Jefferson] Alumni Magazine. Vol 38, No 4, p 9. Fall 1968. PC. 1 p.
[Washington and Jefferson] Alumni Magazine. Vol 39, No 3, p 9. Summer 1969. PC. 1 p.
"Walter Cooper, '50, receives Rochester Community Service Award. W J News. Vol 8, No 1, p 2. January 1979. PC. 1 p.
"Self Esteem." Publication unknown. n.d. PC. 1 p.
about...time: Special Business Issue. Featuring Dr. Walter Cooper and Dr. William T. Knox, Jr., main article on p 10. August 1979. Magazine.
Cooper. "The Role of Liberal Arts in Science and Research," p 52. Medical-Science Colloquium. 1983. Journal.
"Commencement 1987." W J College Magazine. Vol 15, No 2, p 56. Fall 1987. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. "Educator: German ways worth rev[iew]." Brighton-Pittsford Post. 1 October 1990. Original, part missing. 2 pp.
Cooper, Walter and Helen. "Save now for retirement security." USA Today. 9 April 1992. PC. 1 p.
Cooper, Walter and Helen. "Save now for retirement security."W J College Magazine. Spring 1992. PC. 1 p.
McNicol, Lynn. "Monday Spotlight: Many Roads Traveled." Article on Cooper. Citizen. 28 March 1994. 6 original clippings and 5 PC plus MS note from McNicol. 13 pp, plus envelope.
Series II: Awards
Box 1, Folder 13Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees)'s LeRoy Synder Award, 1966
Annual Bosses Night. 9 May 1966. Program.
Box 1, Folder 14Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees)'s LeRoy Synder Award: articles
"Chemist Wins Jaycees' Synder Award." Democrat and Chronicle. 10 May 1966. Original clipping and PC (also have Times-Union article, below, on same page). 2 p.
"He Fully Deserved His Award." Times-Union. 11 May 1966. Original clipping and PC (Also have D
"Jaycees Honor Dr. Cooper For Service to Community." Kodakery. [1966]. Original. 1 p.
"Man Honored in Rochester." The Clairton News. 26 May 1966. 2 original clippings. 2 pp.
Box 1, Folder 15Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees)'s LeRoy Synder Award: congratulatory notes
[?], Lake. 10 May 1966. Telegram. 1 p.
Z, Carl. n.d. Memo with newspaper clipping attached. 2 pp.
[?], Ken. 10 May 1966. Newspaper clipping with MS note. 1 p.
O'Brien, Robert. Personalized note paper. 1 p.
Anderson, David A., Associate Executive Director. 10 May 1966. Original. 1 p.
Everman, Pat. n.d. Memo with newspaper clipping attached. 2 pp.
Boddie, Dick, Lincoln Rochester Trust Company. n.d. Card with newspaper clipping attached. 2 pp.
Hawks, Thomas H, President of the Rochester Savings Bank. 11 May 1966. Original. 1 p plus envelope.
Hurst, Lloyd, Commissioner of the State Commission for Human Rights. 11 May 1966. Original. 1 p.
Sheehan, Mary A. n.d. Card.
Knox, Edna. n.d. Card
Taylor, Charlotte. n.d. Card plus envelope.
Taylor, Corky. 12 May 1966. Personalized note paper. 1 p.
Horwitz, James, National Clothing Company. 12 May 1966. Original. 1 p.
[?], Lida. 12 May 1966. Personalized note paper. 1 p.
Buckley, Betty. 12 May 1966. Note with newspaper clipping. 2 pp.
Stone, Des[mond]. 12 May 1966. Original. 1 p.
Gaudion, D.A., President of the Ritter Pfaudler Corporation. 12 May 1966. Original. 1 p plus envelope.
[?], Erma. [13 May 1966]. Original. 1 p.
[Bernstein, Phillip S.], Rabbi of Temple B'rith Kodesh. 13 May 1966. Personalized note paper. 1 p plus envelope.
[?], Nancy.13 May 1966. Card plus envelope.
Frankel, Lilian. 13 May 1966. Personalized note paper. 1 p plus envelope.
Chandler, Marvin, Rochester Area Council of Churches. 13 May 1966. Original. 1 p.
[?], Jane. 14 May 1966. Original. 1 p.
Mulcahy, Donald A., Rt. Rev. Msgr., Catholic Charities. 16 May 1966. Original. 1 p plus envelope.
[Weigl, John?]. 18 May 1966. Note with original clipping. 2 pp plus envelope.
Primo, Quintin E., Jr., Vicar of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church (former President of Rochester Branch of NAACP). 23 May 1966. Original. 1 p
May, Stephen, Councilman of Rochester New York. 26 May 1966. Original. 1 p.
Hopkins, Betty Jo, Dr, President of the Rochester Alumnae Chapter. 3 June 1966. original. 1 p.
Rebhun, Herbert F, President of the Bloomington Jaycees. 18 July 1966. Original. 1 p.
Box 2, Folder 1Rochester Chamber of Commerce Social Work Civic Development Award, 1966
Barbour, Marcus N., Director of the Civic Development Department of Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Reminder about the Monday luncheon to give the award. 6 December 1966. Original. 1 p.
"Council to Award Medal, Scrolls." Democrat and Chronicle. 18 December 1966. Original and 9 duplicate PC. 10 pp.
The Annual Awards Luncheon of the Civic Development Council of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce. 19 December 1966. Program.
"Brief Biographical comments about our honored guests at the 'Civic Awards Luncheon' as presented by the Civic Development Council of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce on Monday, December 19, 1966." 2 duplicate PC. 4 pp.
Box 2, Folder 2Rochester Chamber of Commerce Social Work Civic Development Award: congratulatory notes
Mousaw, Jeanne, President of Girl Scouts of Rochester and Genesee Valley Incorporated. 20 December 1966. Original. 1 p.
Bronstein, Herbert, Rabbi of Temple B'rith Kodesh. 21 December 1966. Original. 1 p.
Louis, Elmer, Executive Director of Jewish Community Council of NY. 22 December 1966. Original. 1 p.
[Last names?] Liz, Ricky, [Bauer?], Sam, and Diana of the Young Women's Christian Association. Thank you to Walter and Helen Cooper. [December 1966]. Original. 1 p.
"Civic Development...the Chamber Report." Greater Rochester Commerce. March 1967. Original. Whole publication, p 15.
Box 2, Folder 3Washington and Jefferson Honorary Doctor of Sciences
W & J college commencement, 1987
Washington and Jefferson baccalaureate program, 1987
Cooper partial biography.Came with his diploma and hood. TS. 1 p.
King, Robert, Assemblyman of NY's 130th District. Note with newspaper clipping attached. n.d. Original. 2 pp.
[?], Doretha and Fred. Congratulatory card to Cooper. n.d. Card plus envelope.
[Cooper], Robert. Congratulatory card to Cooper from "Your Brother Robert." n.d. Card plus envelope.
Box 2, Folder 4Washington and Jefferson Award, 1968
Stephen, Richard C., Director of Alumni Activities. Letter to Cooper about his receipt of the Distinguished Service Award. 10 September 1968. 9 duplicate PC. 9 pp.
Alumni Distinguished Service Award. Brief biography of Cooper stating reasons for his receipt of the award. 5 October 1968. 3 duplicate PC. 3 pp.
Box 2, Folder 5Charles T. Lunsford Award, 1978
Albright, James M, Corporate Communications at Kodak. Note forwarding a photograph (of Cooper, Dr. Charles T Lunsford, and Gwendowlyn Young) and its description to Linda Bumbry.21 November 1978. PC letter, BW photograph, PC description. 3 pp.
"Serving the Community." The Penfield Post-Republican. 7 December 1978. Original. 1 p.
Parker, Mary. Clipping of above article with MS note. [December 1978]. Original.1 p.
Boozer, [Churie?]. Note with clipping from Kodakery. [December 1978]. Original. 2 pp.
Bush, Dave. Note with clipping from Kodakery. 8 December 1978. Original. 2 pp.
Herman, H. Robert. Note with newspaper clipping. 8 December 1978. Original. 2 pp.
Strutz, Carl. Note accompanied a full Kodakery. n.d. 1 p.
"Kodak Researcher Walter Cooper Honored by Urban League." Kodakery. 7 December 1978. 5 original full publications plus 3 PC of article.
Lewis, Bud. Note accompanied a clipping from the W
"Walter Cooper, '50, Receives Rochester Community Service Award." W
Brown, Robert J. Letter to Cooper of congratulations. 9 January 1979. Original. 1 p.
Wazuri Society of Rochester, NY, Inc. Certificate of Appreciation. 1 May 1981. Original. 1 p.
Box 2, Folder 6Black Political Caucus Honors Cooper, 1982
Johnson, Nan. Regrets that she will be unable to attend the dinner in Cooper's honor. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Goldman, Manuel. Regrets/donation on RSVP card for the dinner in Cooper's honor. n.d. PC with original MS. 1 p.
Korn, Peter A. Regrets on RSVP card for the dinner in Cooper's honor. n.d. PC with original MS. 1 p.
Eib, Charles. Regrets on RSVP card for the dinner in Cooper's honor. n.d. PC with original MS. 1 p.
Emery, James, Minority Leader of the Assembly of the State of New York. Regrets that he will be unable to attend the dinner in Cooper's honor. 7 May 1982. Original. 1 p.
Ryan, Thomas P., Jr., Mayor of Rochester. Regrets that he will be unable to attend the dinner in Cooper's honor. 7 May 1982. Original. 1 p.
Gantt, Dave. Regrets that he will be unable to attend the dinner in Cooper's honor. 11 May 1982. Telegram. 1 p.
Scott, Bill and Ruth. Regrets that they will be unable to attend the dinner in Cooper's honor. 11 May 1982. Telegram. 1 p.
Starkweather, Ronald J., Chairman of the the Monroe County Republican Committee. Congratulatory note sent after the dinner. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Hanson, Paul W., President of the Genesee Hospital. Congratulatory note sent after the dinner. 13 May 1982. Original. 1 p.
Davis, Reuben K. Letter after the dinner, forwarding telegrams and early notes which had been sent to the Black Political Caucus. 5 June 1982. Original. 1 p.
"The Rochester Black Political Caucus Honors Walter Cooper: The Following Is the Text of the Keynote Address Delivered by Earl Graves." The Message. 22 May 1982. Original. 1 p.
Box 2, Folder 7Wazuri Society Certificate of Appreciation, 1981
Wazuri Soeciety of Rochester, NY, Inc. Certificate of Appreciation. 1 May 1981. Original. 1 p.
Box 2, Folder 8Knight of the the National Order: Mali, 1982
Castell, Susan L. Congratulatory letter. 3 August 1982. Original. 1 p.
"ROCHESTER, NY....Dr. Walter Cooper. Jackson's Excerpta: The International Newsletter. p 3. October 1982. Full publication.
Wennich, John. Congratulatory note and clipping from Kodakery. 25 January 1983. Original. 2 pp.
"Walter Cooper Wins Mali's Highest Civilian Honor." Kodakery.
Box 2, Folder 9Henry Hill Award and NOBCChE Involvement, 1981-1983
Foye, William O., Chairman of the Awards Committee. Note to Cooper forwarding PCs of
Letter to Clarence Tucker. 25 September 1981. 1 p.
Letter to Clarence Tucker. 7 January 1983. 1 p.
n.d. 3 duplicate PC. 18 pp.
NOBCChE Awards and Graduate Fellowships information. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Young, Robert L, Personnel Resources. Letter to Judith A Schwann forwarding the application of Michael McFarland, the recipient of the 1982 NOBCChE Fellowship. 13 April 1981. PC. ~20 pp.
Cooper. Letter to G. J. Vorhees forwarding a presentation for Judith Schwann. Presentation speech attached. 19 April 1982. PC. 3 pp
Vorhees, G. Jean, Corporate Communications. Letter to Judith Schwann forwarding presentation. 3 May 1982. PC. 5 pp.
Cooper. "Introductory Remarks to a Symposium on 'Technology/Talent Exchange with Developing Nations.'" For the 9th Annual National Meeting of the NOBCChE. 7 May 1982. PC. 4 pp.
Award presentation read by Judith Schwann for the 9th Annual National Meeting of the NOBCChE. 7 May 1982. PC. 4 pp.
Application of Joan Frye, the recipient of the 1983 NOBCChE Fellowship. 12 May 1982. PC. ~30 pp.
Tucker, Clarence T., Vice-Chairman of the NOBCChE. Letter to Cooper informing him of being chosen to receive the Henry A Hill Lectureship Award. 18 November 1982. Original plus PC. 2 pp plus envelope.
Washington, C. A., Chairman of the NOBCChE. Letter announcing the 10th Annual National Meeting. 9 December 1982. PC. 2 pp.
Young, Robert L., EEO Recruitment Programs. Forwarding the above materials (attached). 26 January 1983. PC 1 p.
Bush, Dave. Congratulatory note to Cooper. 11 February 1983. Attached:
"IN COMMENDATION-Walter Cooper..." Kodakery. [10 February 1993].
Original. 2 pp.
O'Soone, Ken. Congratulatory note to Cooper. 14 February 1983. Original. Attached:
"IN COMMENDATION-Walter Cooper..." Kodakery. 10 February 1993. (Same as above). Original.
"Henry A. Hill Award Recipient." NOBCChE Newsletter. March 1983. 2 duplicate PC. 4 pp.
NOBCChE Rochester Branch officer election information. 2 PC with MS at top. 3 March 1983. 8 pp.
Tentative slate of people for running for a position at the NOBCChE Rochester Branch. PC. 5 March 1983. 1 p.
Cooper. Notes on Robert Bell. n.d. MS. 1 p.
Candidates for the Executive Board. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Candidates for Administrative Offices. n.d. PC. 1 p.
NOBCChE Rochester Branch: Chairpersons, Membership Committee, Finance Committee, Nomination Committee. Letter to members and prospective members about the status of the local chapter. 15 March 1983. PC. 2 pp.
"Kodak's Walter Cooper Honored By Black Chemists Group." Press Release from Kodak. n.d. TS. 2 pp.
Cooper giving an award after being Henry A. Hill Lecturer. Knoxville, Tennessee: 1983. 5 copies with Kodak caption. BW photograph.
Jackson, Warren. Congratulatory note. n.d. Attached:
"Blacks in Chemistry." The Monitor. 22 September 1983.
"Researcher Honored." New York Voice. 1 October 1983.
Original. 3 pp.
"Dr. Walter Cooper Honored by Black Chemists Group." Herald-Dispatch (Los Angeles, CA). 22 September 1983. PC. 1 p.
"Penfield Chemist Gets Special Engineer Honor." Penfield Post-Republican. 14 September 1983. Original plus PC. 2 pp.
Box 2, Folder 10Jefferson Award Nomination, 1987
Geter, Dolores, Assistant Program Manager of WROC-TV Rochester. Letter to Beverly Davis acknowledging receipt of Cooper's name as a nominee for the Jefferson Award. 26 January 1987. Original. 1 p.
Nomination form for the Jefferson Award. Filled out by Beverly Davis for Cooper. n.d. PC. 1 p.
[Davis, Beverly]. "The Community Activities of Dr. Walter Cooper." [Also in Box 1: Folder 1 Overview: Resumes, etc]. PC. 2 pp.
Box 2, Folder 11Hutchison Medal, 1994
O'Brien, Dennis. President of the UR. Letter to Cooper announcing him as the 1994 recipient of the Hutchison Medal. Attached is information on Charles Force and Marjorie Smith Hutchison, along a list of past recipients. 9 December 1993. TS. 3 pp.
UR Commencement Ceremonies, 1994. 1st page of the commencement program and the speech preceding Cooper's receipt of the award. PC. 2 pp.
Box 2, Folder 12Distinguished Community Service Award, 1994
"Dr. Walter Cooper to Receive the Masonic Service Bureau's Distinguished Community Service Award." Masonic Times. October 1994. Original full publication.
Box 2, Folder 13Leo H. East Award as 1996 Engineer of the Year
"Walter Cooper PhD. 1996 Engineer of the Year." [publication unknown].n.d. Partial article; same text as following. PC. 1 p.
"Local ACS Member Receives Prestigious Award." Excerpt from the The Rochester Engineer. March/April 1997. Same text as previous (complete). PC. 1 p.
Box 2, Folder 14F. Ritter and Hettie L. Shumway Distinguished Service Award, 1997
Invitation to the Family Service of Rochester, Inc. Annual Dinner. 27 February 1997. Original. 1 p.
Family Service of Rochester, Inc Spring Highlights. Announcing the receipt of the F. Ritter and Hettie L. Shumway Distinguished Service Award by Cooper. PC. 1 p.
Box 2, Folder 15Honorary Degree from SUNY and Rotary Award, 2005
"Walter Cooper, SUNY Regent Emeritus and Kodak Scientist to Receive Honorary Degree at SUNY Geneseo's Commencement." 25 April 2005. 1 full and one partial PC. 3 pp.
Rochester Rotary's 69th Annual Rotary Award. 27 September 2005. Program
Box 2, Folder 16University of Rochester Frederick Douglass Award, 2008
"University of Rochester Honors Two Equal Rights Champions with The Frederick Douglass Medal." UR Press Release. 15 September 2008. Accessed: 17 December 2009 at http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3250. PC. 1 p.
"Walter Cooper: Our Own Frederick Douglass." Tribute video to Cooper; many pictures from the collection. Length 4:00. 16 September 2008. DVD. Video online at http://www.rochester.edu/provost/2008_cooper_douglass.html.
"Office of the Provost: Frederick Douglass Medal." University of Rochester. 23 September 2008. Accessed: 6 November 2009 at http://www.rochester.edu/provost/douglass.html. PC. 1 p.
"Inaugural Frederick Douglass Awards." Unedited footage of dinner and ceremony. Length 57:20. 23 September 2008. DVD.
"Inaugural Frederick Douglass Awards." Edited footage of ceremony. Length 20:15. Includes tribute video. 23 September 2008. DVD.
Loudon, Bennett J. "UR institute honors two with Douglass Medals." Democrat and Chronicle. 24 September 2008. Original. 1 p.
Box 2, Folder 17Dr. Walter Cooper Academy, Congress Avenue, Rochester, NY: Rochester elementary school, School 10, organized around a set of principles known as Expeditionary Learning., 2009
Cooper. Interview with Bob Smith.WXXI News. NPR, Rochester, NY. 24 April 2009. Length: 50 minutes. CD. Highlights:
Cooper's theory of education and possibility for success:
Stresses the the dual importances of family support and attitude and of principals and teachers with vision and who believe in their students (expectations of students play a large role in success)
Cooper's main theory: "If you do not educate a child, it is a lifelong handicap." 30:40-32:20.
Cooper's reasons for involvement: "Learning is a lifetime issue…if you stop learning, you atrophy." 47:00- 47:20.
Cooper's assessment of the current schools and suggestions for improvement : jobs are available for college educated students because "post-secondary schooling is what is saving our country [internationally]"
Ramos, Nestor. "New school honors its namesake." Democrat and Chronicle. 13 November 2009. Original and PC. 3 pp.
Box 2, Folder 18Recent speeches, 2009-2011
Earlier speeches are organized by subject, throughout the collection

Cooper. Comments before the Chatterbox Club. 16 March 2010. "Evolution of the African American Community from the Mid-1940s Until the Present Time." MS.15 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Cooper. Center for Community Health-Project Rochester: Community Orientation Series Session III: Evolution of the Black Community. 21 October 2010. Video Online Here - Internet Explorer Needed . Typed transcription. 20 pp.
Cooper. Commencement Address for Allendale Columbia School. June 2011. "...It is the shaping impulse of the individual that neither fate nor nature, nor the itedes of history, but the work of our own hands, coupled to reason and principle, will determine your destiny."TS./7pp.
Series III: Education issues during the 1950s-1980s
Subseries I: Education and school integration movements
Box 3a, Folder 1Cooper. School #29 PTA talk, October 21, 1964
MS and PC excerpts from articles and The Schools by Martin Mayer, 1961. 31 pp.

PTA Francis Parker Shcool #23. 1964-1965 Program. Cooper spoke 7 October 1964 on "Open Housing and the Twelfth Ward." Original. 1 p.
Box 3a, Folder 2Pennington-Moye Post Fathers' Day dinner and dance talk, June 20, 1965
Cooper. Talk. MS. 4 pp.
Program. Booklet.
Box 3a, Folder 3African-American child self-concept
Cooper. "Systems Analysis approach to Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Council of Social Agencies of Rochester, New York." Presented to Dr. William Knox and Mr. William Christiansen, Chairman of Ad Hoc Committee on Reevaluation. 5 December 1968. TS. 3 pp.
"Self-Concept for Negro Children and Classroom Relevancy." n.d. unknown MS. 2 pp.
"A Guide to the Review of Education Research." n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Rosenthal, Robert and Lenore F. Jacobson. "Teacher Expectations for the Disadvantaged. " Scientific American. April 1968. PC. 6 pp.
"Questionnaire." Sample question: "5. If you could change your color, which would you like to be? Darker brown, Lighter brown, White, Same." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
"Questionnaire on Self." Presumably draft for above. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Smith, Mortimer. "Memo to Slum Schools--Try Teaching." The Wall Street Journal. 11 March 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Schrag, Peter. "Why Our Schools Have Failed." Commentary. March 1968. PC. 8 pp.
Box 3a, Folder 4Nancy Padilla's fundraiser
Padilla, Nancy. Letter to Cooper thanking him for agreeing to speak at her fundraiser and passing on her resume. 1 June 1981. PC. 5 pp.
"Interview with: Nancy Padilla, Director of Program Operations, Ibero-American Action League." The Network. June 1981. Original. 4 pp.
Cooper. Comments for Nancy Padilla's Fundraiser. PC and MS. 19 June 1981. 5 pp.
Padilla, Nancy. Letter to Cooper thanking him for his speech. 24 June 1981. PC. 13 pp.
Padilla, Nancy. Letter to Cooper forwarding her platform for the school board campaign. 29 July 1981. PC. 13 pp.
Box 3a, Folder 5School protest, July 1960
"Group to Review School Goals."Democrat and Chronicle. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Author unknown. Letter to Mrs. Anthony G. D'Amanda (President, Rochester School Board, Board of Education) about the detrimental effects of curtailed education hours. 23 June 1960. 2 duplicate PC, incomplete. 2 pp.
Rochester City School District Board of Education. Meeting agenda, submitted by Howard C. Seymour. 6 July 1960. PC with MS notes by Cooper. 6 pp.
Cooper, Walter and others. NAACP Municipal Affairs Committee's presentation to the Board of Education about the curtailed school day. 7 July [1960]. PC. 1 p.
Cooper, Walter. Letter to Clifford Carpenter (Editor of the editorial page, Democrat and Chronicle) about the disparity between editorial comments of 10 July 1960 and actual educational inequality and asking for unbiased reporting. Attached NAACP Municipal Affairs Committee's presentation to the Board of Education. 11 July 1960. Multiple duplicate PC, some with MS edits. 12 pp.
Carpenter, Clifford. Letter to Cooper about the printing of Cooper's Letter to the Editor and apology for Carpenter's hypersensitivity.14 July 1960. Original plus 2 PC. 3 pp.
NAACP. Board meeting agenda with Mr. Rogers Black presiding. 14 July 1960. PC with manuscript marks. 1 p.
"Official Proceedings of the Board of Education of the City of Rochester: Adjourned Regular Meeting, 4:00 pm, Friday, July 15, 1960." Democrat and Chronicle. 3 August 1960. PC. 2 pp.
Gale, Dick. "Shortened Classes Dropped by Schools After Bias Charge." Democrat and Chronicle. Original. 16 July 1960. 1 p.
"School Bias Charge Unfortunate."[Democrat and Chronicle]. Original. 17 July 1960. 1 p.
"The Fault Is Not The Children's." Times-Union. Original. 18 July 1960. 1 p.
Carpenter, Clifford E. Letter to Mrs. Richard Woodland about Dr. Cooper's editorial and relations between the Democrat and Chronicle and organizations. Original plus 5 PC. 2 August 1960. 6 pp plus envelope.
Primo, Quintin E, President of Rochester Branch of NAACP. Letter to the Editor. "Story of Protest Draws a Protest." [Democrat and Chronicle]. n.d. Original with draft attached. 3 pp.
Gitelman, Board of Education Commissioner. "Equal Opportunity for Education." Democrat and Chronicle. 3 August 1960. Original. 1 p.
Cooper, Walter. Incomplete notes about intellectual challenge, educational foundation and improved motivation in schools, and community issues, begins: "...school should be intellectually challenged. Thus prior educational experiences would not play such a pervasive role in deter.' the youngsters educational future." n.d. MS. 2 pp.
Author unknown. "I should like to cite a few of the events that led to the filing of a suit..." Comments on effects of curtailed hours. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Box 3a, Folder 6De facto school segregation and integration discussion, 1962-1964
Gillette, Henry E, Mayor of Rochester. Resolution in Council, City of Rochester. Acknowledges the existence of racism/discrimination and resolves to promote fairness and equality in the workforce. 13 March 1962. PC. 2 pp.
Vogler, William. "Bi-Racial Suit Filed in Fight Against School Segregation." Discusses Reuben Davis. Democrat and Chronicle. 29 May 1962. Original. 1 p.
[Jay, Stuart A]. "Rochester and School Segregation." Article written based on information from Cooper about De Facto Segregation. 20 December 1962.Original. 13 pp.
Gale, Dick. "Two More Schools Top Color Line." Democrat and Chronicle. 9 January 1963. Original. 2 pp.
"School 'Balance.'" Editorial. Democrat and Chronicle. 10 January 1963. Original. 2 pp.
"472 Dropouts Reported by Schools' Aide." Democrat and Chronicle. 24 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
Bradley, Emily Rivera. "Is Non-White Total Being Built up?"Letter to the Editor. Democrat and Chronicle. 27 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Citizen Unit to Meet on Integration." Times Union. 5 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Citizens Committee on School Integration. Agenda for General Membership Meeting. 12 February 1963. PC. 1 p.
Holcomb, Charles. "School Integration Needs Discussed." Times-Union. 13 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"A Proud Heritage." Editorial. Democrat and Chronicle. 4 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
Holcomb, Charles. "Textbook Rule to be Considered by School Board." Times Union. 6 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Understanding of Minorities Basic to Sound Education." Editorial. Democrat and Chronicle. 8 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Dr. Springer: 'Quality of Education Equal in All Schools.'"Democrat and Chronicle. 9 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
Spellman, Bob. "9 Educators Write Text On Jobs for Dropouts."Democrat and Chronicle. 12 May 1963. Original. 1 p.
For text, see Rush Rhees Stacks: call number LB1027.5 G61j v.3 Goldberg, Herman E. and Winifred T Brumber, eds. The Job Ahead: New Rochester Occupational Reading Series. Chicago: Science Research Associates, Inc, 1963.
"School Ghettos." Henrietta Post. 23 May 1963. Original. 1 p.
Gale, Dick. "Noted Negro Educator [Dr. Samuel Shepard] to Address Teachers." [Democrat and Chronicle]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Western New York Committee for Constitutional Liberty. "The Meaning of Racial Balance." n.d. Brochure.
"State Tells Schools to Balance Races."/Holcomb, Charles."What Allen Ruling Means to Rochester." Times Union. 18 June 1963. Original plus PC. 4 pp.
City School District of Rochester, NY; Division of Planning and Research. "Summary of reactions to 'Recommendations of the Monroe County Human relations Commission to the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education on the Subject of the Problems of De Facto Segregation and Improving the Quality of the Educational Process.'" 15 July 1963. PC. 16 pp.
Cooper's MS notes on a budget; some money appears to be coming from Baden Street. 31 July 1963. Original. 1 p.
NAACP. "Text of State Directive on Integration." Message form James Allen,State Education Commissioner. Amendments to the Law by the 1963 Legislature, given to delegates to the 54th annual NAACP convention. n.d. Poster. 1 p.
Sebaste, James R. Letter to Cooper acknowledging receipt of telegram for Superintendent Herman Goldberg and information Goldberg is out of town. 8 August 1963. Original. 1 p.
Citizens Committee on School Integration and Hannah Storrs, President. Letter to Jacob Gitelman, Commissioner of Schools, about the institution of an integration plan. 4 October 1963. PC. 5 pp.
Maps contrasting school size, racial make-up, reading index, Otis Ability Index, and socioeconomic status of Rochester City School Districts. 1962-1963. PC. 5 pp.
Letter to Cooper from Hannah Storrs, President, and Jerome Balter, Vice-President of the Citizens' Committee for School Integration, March 1964, about and forwarding a letter to Lloyd Storandt, President of Board of Education Rochester City School District. March 1964. PC. 3 pp.
Envelope addressed to Jerome Balter (VP of Citizens' Committee for School Integration), not sent.
Box 3a, Folder 7Correspondence with Jonathan Steepee regarding work on segregation issues and related, 1961-1963
[?], Bette. Letter to Cooper with "information you wanted on the Human Relations Unit." 25 January 1961. MS. 1 p. Attached:
Theobald, John J., Superintendent of Schools, Brooklyn, New York. Eligibility Requirements-Director of the Human Relations Unit. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Steepee, Jon. Letter to Cooper about his desire to write a term paper on the composition of Rochester schools and expenditures. 12 March 1961. TS. 2 pp plus envelope.
[Mitchell, Constance]. Draft about conditions in the Third Ward, based on observations as Supervisor. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Steepee, Jon. Letter to Cooper about getting a job in New York City. 14 September 1962. TS. 2 pp plus envelope.
Steepee, Jon. Letter to Cooper about living at the YMCA. n.d. TS. 1 p.
Envelope addressed to John Steepee at the YMCA.
Collier, Charles A., Jr., Housing Field Representative for the State Commission for Human Rights. Letter thanking Cooper for showing him around Rochester. 31 October 1962. TS. 1 p plus envelope.
[Steepee, Jon?] Clipping of "Pas Police Nab Early Passenger [Laplois Ashford] at a Bus Station," Pascaquola Chronicle, 7 November 1962, with MS highlighting. 11 November 1962. Clipping plus envelope.
Steepee, Jon. Note to Cooper with New York Times clipping on Ashford's arrest at the bus station. 10 November 1962. TS, clipping, and envelope.
Steepee, Jon. Letter to Cooper about Muslims and police in Rochester. n.d. TS. 2 pp.
Steepee, Jon. Clippings on segregation and bias form the New York Times. 27 November 1962. Clippings plus envelope.
Steepee, Jon. Letter to Cooper about housing information in Rochester and his preparations to work on the "big maps" and various news clippings from New York Times on discrimination. 1 December 1962. TS, clippings, and envelope.
Ashford, Laplois. Letter to Cooper about his recovery from the beating he received from the police in Pascaquola. 10 December 1962, MS. 1 p plus envelope.
"Human Rights Day, December 10." [10 December 1962]. PC flyer. 1 p.
Steepee, Jon. Letter to Cooper about de facto segregation. n.d. TS. 1 p.
Steepee, Jon. Letter to Cooper announcing his completion of a graph for 1960 and statistics for 1950. n.d. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Letter to Hank Aaron about desegregation in baseball. 27 February 1961. MS. 2 pp.
Steepee, Jon. Letter to Cooper announcing his completion of a large map. n.d. TS. 1 p.
Directions to do [?] by New York City Hall. 11 January [1962?]. PC. 1 p.
Envelope to Cooper from Jon Steepee, 25 January 1963.
Steepee, Jon. Postcard to Cooper about Malcolm X visiting the New School, front picture of the International Hotel. 4 February 1963. Postcard.
Steepee, Jon. Letter to Cooper about de facto segregation. 2 March 1963. TS. 1 p.
Steepee, Jon. Note to Cooper with New York Times clippings on segregation and discrimination. 19 July 1963. TS, clippings, envelope.
Box 3a, Folder 8Urban League work on de facto segregation and curriculum
Cooper. Brainstorming notes, at bottom "On the basis of evidence received a committee on de facto school segregation is being formed." n.d. MS. 1 p.
Cooper. List of UL education committees. n.d MS. 2 pp.
List of UL education committees and their members. n.d. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 1 p.
List of UL education committees and their members. n.d. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 1 p. (distinct from above).
Ashford, Laplois. Note to Cooper forwarding a letter from Jerome Balter. 7 March 1967. MS. 1 p. Attached:
Balter, Jerome. Letter to Laplois Ashford about Balter's statements at recent school board meetings. 3 March 1967. PC. 1 p.
Balter, Jerome. Statement to the Board of Education. Insists that desegregation is necessary and needs to happen before the next school year. 2 March 1967. PC. 3 pp.
Balter, Jerome. Statement to the Board of Education. Discusses Frederick Douglass and the right of all to education. 16 February1967. PC. 3 pp.
Simms, Jack A., Project Director for the City School District. Letter to Laplois Ashford, Director of the Urban League of Rochester about adult education (Project OK). 7 March 1967. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Class Schedule for Project Opportunity [Adult Education]. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Simms, Jack A., Project Director for the City School District. Letter to FIGHT about adult education project, Project OK. 20 February 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Simms, Jack A., Project Director for the City School District. Open letter introducing "Opportunity Knocks Through Adult Basic Education." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to the Democrat and Chronicle praising Elliot Shapiro. 13 March 1967. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. Notes on de facto segregation.10 April 1967. MS. 2 pp. Attached:
List of persons with interest or background in segregation issues. n.d. PC with MS notes, 2 pp.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Statement presented to the Rochester City School District protesting 1967-68 budget cuts. 3 May 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc Education and Youth Incentives Committee Meeting. 8 May 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Gleason, Barbara, Urban League of Rochester, Inc Education and Youth Incentive Committee. Meeting minutes. May 1967. PC. 5 pp.
Kochheiser, Charles. De facto Segregation Subcommittee report. 8 May 1967. PC. 1 p.
Shapiro, Elliot, Director of the Center for Cooperative Action in Urban Education. Letter to Laplois Ashford about the World School of Inquiry. 19 May 1967. PC. 1 p.
The Center for cooperative Action in Urban Education. Proposal to reform city schools. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Education and Youth Incentives Committee. 23 May 1967. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper about financial aid for graduating youths. 25 May 1967. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc Education and Youth Incentives Committee Meeting Agenda. 5 June 1967. PC. 2 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper about adult education program, Project OK. 7 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. Letter to the American Jewish Committee about obtaining copies of an article they published, "The Shortchanged children of Suburbia." 8 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Gleason, Barbara. Letter to Nancy Jenkins about the Research and Evaluation Subcommittee of Education and Youth Incentives. 12 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Gleason, Barbara. Letter to Pedro Maneiro about the Role of the Federal Government Subcommittee of Education and Youth Incentives. 12 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Elliot Shapiro about RISE Program. 19 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Education and Youth Incentives Committee. 19 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. "Position Paper on the School Parent Advisor to the Neighborhood: A Program of Neighborhood and School Cooperation." Includes information on Project Uplift and a letter to Elliot Shapiro at the end. n.d. PC. 8 pp.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper about raising funds. 28 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper about confusion over committee roles. 6 July 1967. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Discussion on the Purposes of the Education Committee." 20 July 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, Special Assistant to the Governor on Urban Affairs about funding for Project Uplift. 13 November 1968. PC. 1 p.
Walker, Wyatt Tee, Dr., Special Assistant to the Governor on Urban Affairs. Letter to David Anderson, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, about funding for Project Uplift. 3 December 1968. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper about raising funds and Wyatt Tee Walker. 6 December 1968. PC. 1 p.
Box 3a, Folder 9School segregation law suit, Citizen's Council, and Superintendent Goldberg
Roche, William M., Reverend, Diocesan Superintendent of Schools. Letter to Cooper with information on Catholic Education in NY State. 17 November 1961. TS. 1 p. Attached:
"The Catholic School System in New York." n.d Pamphlet.
Hill, Norman, Assistant to the Director, Program Department. Memorandum to CORE Chapters regarding "Recommended Program for School Desegregation." n.d. PC. 1 p. Attached:
CORE. "Recommended Program for School Desegregation."
Diaz, Manuel, Supervisor of Group Work Department. Open letter announcing a discussion on "Desegregation of Schools in the North." 19 June 1962. PC. 1 p.
Civil Action: Allen Paul Aikens, et al, Plaintiffs -vs- The Board of Education of Rochester, NY, et al, Defendants. Interrogatories propounded by defendants to plaintiffs. n.d. PC. 8 pp.
Citizens' Committee on School Integration (signed by Reuben Davis, Hannah Storrs, William H. Gilman, Rev. Carl Westman, Rabbi Allan Levine, Obadiah Williamson, John Litto, Alex Gaby). Open letter announcing the formation of the Citizens Committee on School Integration. 28 November 1962. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Reply form to become a member, become a sponsor, join the mailing list, etc. of the Citizens Committee on School Integration. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Citizens' Committee on School Integration (signed by Reuben Davis, Hannah Storrs, William H. Gilman, Rev. Carl Westman, Rabbi Allan Levine, Obadiah Williamson, John Litto, Alex Gaby). Open letter about the lawsuit against the board of education. November 1962. PC. 1 p.
"Per Pupil Cost Analysis City School District of Rochester, New York for the School Years 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57." Educational Administration 226 Instructor: Dr. Robert Stuart. Prepared by: Robert J. Baker. n.d. PC. 19 pp.
Amos, Barbara E. "A Correlation Coefficient Between Negro Percentage and Music Budget in the Rochester Public School System." 18 May 1962. PC. 9 pp.
Summaries of the following school districts: Brighton District Number One, Fairport Central, Penfield Central, Wayne Central, Pittsford Central, Webster Central, and Catholic Schools. n.d. PC. 7 pp.
MS notes; lists a few relevant articles and general questions about issues in schools. n.d. unknown MS. 1 p.
Cooper. "Moral Implications c.f. Brown Decision 1954." n.d. MS. 1 p.
Citizen's Committee on School Integration. Statement of Principles and Statement of Proposed Activities. n.d. PC. 1 p. Duplicate with Hannah Storr's address.
Citizen's Committee on School Integration. "Tentative Program for the Initial Meeting of the Citizen's Committee on School Integration" and "Suggestions for Discussion Groups. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Cooper. MS notes, including address for Nancy Granning. n.d. MS. 1 p.
Resolutions of the State Conference of Branches of the State of New York. 26-28 May 1961. PC. 5 pp.
Essay/speech on the board of education. n.d. unknown MS. 3 pp.
Goldberg, Herman R., Superintendent and Lawrence N. [?] Letter to parents asking about parents desires concerning racial make-up of schools. 2 December 1963. PC. 1 p.
"Authorization." Document granting permission to Robert L. Garter to make decisions for the legal action to desegregate schools. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Curriculum Materials Development Center: Working Paper. 1965. PC. 6 pp.
Goldberg, Herman R., Superintendent. "Testimony on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965." 16 March 1966. PC. 10 pp.
"Study and Deliberation" of the report "Desegregation of the Elementary Schools." 17 March 1967. PC. 3 pp.
New York State Pupil Evaluation Program, Fall 1966: Reading and Arithmetic Results for Schools Showing Percentile Ranks and Percentage of Educationally Disadvantaged Pupils. May 1967. PC. 8 pp.
James, Jessie, and Leota Smith for the Parents Association of Clara Barton No. 2 School. Letter to Superintendent Herman R. Goldberg and the Board of Education on the status of the elementary schools. 17 July 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Woods, John J., Member of the Board of Education of Greece Central School District. "Suburban-Industrial-City Cooperative Educational Plan for Disadvantaged Children for the City of Rochester." n.d. Booklet.
Box 3a, Folder 10Cooper. Letter to Democrat and Chronicle about School #3, 4, 19
Outline, comments, and letter, n.d., MS. In return is a letter from Cliff Carpenter, the Editorial Page Editor for the Democrat and Chronicle with a suggested revision, 14 July 1960, PC. Total of 6 pp

Box 3a, Folder 11Articles
"Excerpts From Civil Rights Report on US Higher Education." The New York Times. 16 January 1961. Original. 1 p.
Gale, Dick. "New School 2 to Be Racially Balanced." Democrat and Chronicle. 22 February 1961. Original. 1 p.
"How the Illinois NAACP Fights School Segregation." The Crisis. May 1961. Original. 3 pp, front and verso.
"Baden Pupils' Integration Eyed." Democrat and Chronicle. 7 July 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Will Equality Require Unequal Treatment?" publication unknown. 3 October 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Human Relations Topic of Teachers' Panel." 20 October 1961. Original. 1 p.
"State to Conduct Racial Census in Public Schools." Democrat and Chronicle. 2 October 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Conference to Fight De Facto Segregation." Democrat and Chronicle. 30 October 1961. Original. 1 p.
"School Meets Planned on Segregation." 15 November 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Slum Housing Owners Seen School Problem." publication unknown. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"School 2 to Relieve Pressure." Times-Union. 20 March 1961. Original. 1 p.
Rumsey, John. "Springer Links School Quality to City Appeal." Times-Union. 23 March 1962. Original. 1 p.
"NAACP to Study Schools." Democrat and Chronicle. 31 March 1962. Original. 1 p.
"Rochester Whites Hailed for Desegregation Stand." publication unknown. n.d. Original. 2 pp.
Gale, Dick. "City School Board in Quandary over Segregation Issue." Democrat and Chronicle. 13 April 1962. Original. 1 p.
Holcomb, Charles. "3 in 10 Pupils Seen."/"De Facto School Segregation Debated at Board Meeting. Times-Union. 15 April [1962]. Original. 1 p.
"Equality in Education." Council Platform. April 1962. PC. 4 pp.
"Court Action Expected on Segregation." Democrat and Chronicle. 5 May 1962. Original. 1 p.
Holcomb, Charles. "Return of Junior Highs to Ease Pinch Studied." Times-Union. 12 May 1962. Original. 1 p.
Holcomb, Charles. "Segregation Suit Timing Surprises Supt. Springer." Times-Union. 29 May 1962. Original. 1 p.
"Rochester Acts, Names First Negro Principal." publication unknown. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Editorial: "Schools Lawsuit Is a Slap." Democrat and Chronicle. 30 May 1962. Original. 1 p.
Editorial: "NAACP Switches Its Attack to the North." Times-Union. 31 May 1962. Original. 1 p.
"School Officials Split Over NAACP Links." Democrat and Chronicle. 1 June 1962. Original. 1 p.
Editorial: "Rumors Can Hurt." Democrat and Chronicle. 1 June 1962. Original. 1 p.
"How to End Segregation in Schools? End it in Housing!" Labor News. 8 June 1962. Original. Whole publication.
Gale, Dick. "City Denies Responsibility for School Desegregation." Democrat and Chronicle. 19 June 1962. Original. 1 p.
"Segregation Denied by City Schools." Times-Union. 19 June 1962. Original. 1 p.
"NY Policy Cited in School Suit." Democrat and Chronicle. 22 June 1962. Original. 1 p.
"...a Denial of Segregated Schools." Democrat and Chronicle. 23 June 1962. Original. 1 p.
"Community College Sought by County." Democrat and Chronicle. 19 August 1960. Original. 1 p.
Mullins, John. "State Urges Concern for 9 City Schools." Times-Union. 31 July 1962. Original. 1 p.
Gale, Dick. "9 City schools More than 31 P.C. Negro." Democrat and Chronicle. 31 July 1962. Original. 1 p.
Smith, Cliff. "Delinquency Here Compared with New York City." /"NAACP Head Tells of Progress." [Times-Union]. [21 September 1962]. Original. 1 p.
"Gains Reported in School Segregation Issue." Democrat and Chronicle. 21 September. 1962. PC. 1 p.
"Junior High Plans Pushed; School 26 Shift Considered." Times-Union. 2 October 1962. Original. 1 p.
Gale, Dick. "The Confining World of Illiteracy." Democrat and Chronicle. 31 December 1962. Original. 1 p.
Holcomb, Charles. "Dr. R. L. Springer Unanimous Choice for Seymour Post." Time-Union. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Street, John. "How Rochester, Other Cities Compare on Open Enrollment." Times-Union. 11 June 1966. Original. 1 p.
Jolidon, Larry. "'I'm Controversial,' Admits Urban Schools Expert." Democrat and Chronicle. 28 August 1966. Original. 1 p.
Williams, Jack. "Discussion of Racial Imbalance Grows." Times-Union. 21 November 1966. Original. 1 p.
Cote, Richard, "Penfield Madison Pupils Get Live-in Exchange OK." Times-Union. 23 November 1966. Original. 1 p.
Democrat and Chronicle Magazine: "A Crucial Decision on Our schools..." 22 January 1967. Original. Whole publication.
Section on Education: "Text of Goldberg's Report on Desegregation," "Educational Park Plan," "The Rochester Plan," "Instructional Considerations," "Combination Plan," "Goldberg's Comment." Times-Union. 1 February 1967. PC. 2 pp. Original also available in OVERSIZED BOX.
Greenfield, Meg. "What is Racial Balance in the Schools?" The Reporter. 23 March 1967. Original. 4 pp, front and verso.
"Dollars for Scholars." publication unknown. 15 April 1967. PC. 1 p.
Hooper, Ken. "Nonwhite Enrollment Up in City's Public Schools." Times-Union. 18 January 1968. Original. 1 p.
Richards, Carol R. "Regents Spur Integration." Times-Union. 14 February 1968. Original. 2 pp.
Wilson, Joyce. "Racial Census Stirs School Board Clash." n.d. Original. 1 p.
Hooper, Ken. "Double Targets Reflected in School Boycott Settlement." Times-Union. 6 September 1969. Original clipping. 2 pp.
Box 3a, Folder 12Project Able Beacon, 1962-1963
"Project Able: An Appraisal." 19 February 1964. 6 pp.
"Project Able: Reverie to Reality: Forward." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
"Aims--Project Able." n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Project Beacon. "Teachers of the Poor." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
"The Disadvantaged Children." n.d. PC. 6 pp.
"Suggestion Survey." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
"Suggested Framework for Project Able." PC. 1 p.
"Slum Youth Who Succeed: Why?" n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Educational Values of Field Trips." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
"Suggestions for Field Trip Planning and Follow-Up." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Project Beacon. "Another Bibliography." n.d. PC. 7 pp.
Project Beacon. "Books about Negro Life for Children." n.d. PC. 6 pp.
"Teacher's Guide to 'Negro and the News.'" n.d. PC. 8 pp.
Box 3a, Folder 13Proposals by Superintendent Herman R. Goldberg
"Cliffs to Climb." Summer 1963. ~20 pp.
City School District Division of Planning and Research. "Summary of Reactions to 'Cliffs to Climb.'" 15 July 1963. 20 pp.
"A Suggested Program for Increasing the Supply of Office Workers: Proposal to the Board of Education Rochester, New York." September 1963. ~20 pp.
Box 3b, Folder 1Education relevant: letters and internal publications, 1965-1968
[?], Bill. Note to Cooper, forwarding: Langer, Elinor, "Negro Colleges: Long Ignored, Southern Schools Now Courted by Major Universities and Foundations," Science, July 1964, original, 3 pp. n.d. Original. 4 pp.
Donnan, Douglas, Chairman of Public Relations Committee, Rochester Teachers Association. Letter to Cooper about improving conditions in classrooms for children in ABC program. 14 February 1966. Original. 1 p.
Rochester Teachers Association. "Our Case in Negotiations." 21 February 1966. PC. 3 pp.
Rochester Teachers Association. "Demands for the School Year 1966-1967." Includes "Proposed Index Salary Bracket T-I: Basic Salaries for Classroom Teachers, Librarians and Attendance Teachers 1966-1967" and "Wages of Certain High Trades." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Group testing Program for 1967-1968. Board of Education of Buffalo, NY. n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Negro Citizens' Statement for Curriculum Change in the Moorestown Schools." Booklet. Folded inside: Memo to Members of Community Development Consortium from David A Anderson, 2 December 1968, Cooper wrote MS notes, 1 p.
Cooper, Walter. Notes [for a speech?] about the importance of desegregating schools. n.d. MS. 3 pp.
"How Classroom Desegregation Will Work: A Refutation." The Niagara Falls Teachers Association Newsnotes Supplement. n.d. TS with MS note, incomplete. 1 p.
Mental Health Clinical Services. Letter to Mr. Herman Goldberg, Superintendent Rochester City School District about the reorganization of the Pupil Personnel Services of the Rochester City School District. n.d. TS. 4 pp.
Peck, Elmer F, Superintendent of Schools. "Report to Board of Education on Racial Understanding in the Penfield Schools." n.d. PC. 7 pp.
Anderson, David. "New Learning Resources – School-Community Cooperation." Written for ABC. Working paper, confidential draft with limited circulation. n.d. PC. 8 pp.
"School 3 to 30 Transfers 1964?" List of students and addresses to participate in [Urban-Suburban?] transfer program. n.d. TS with MS notes. 7 pp.
Box 3b, Folder 2Cheeks, Francine E, Staff Assistant of Project Encourage. Letter to Cooper about Project Encourage at the University of the State of New York
Includes a summary of the project and the program contract. 20 February 1967. PC. 4 p.

Box 3b, Folder 3Sister Marie Martin and Joanne Ocello. "A Survey and Study of the Droupout in the Northwest of Rochester, NY with a Proposal for Positive Community Action", July 20, 1968
Box 3b, Folder 4City College of New York
The City College Alumnus. June 1970. Quarter-sized magazine.
Murray, George J. A., Chairman of the Black Studies Search Committee. Memorandum to Dean O. L. Chavarria-Aguilar about the proposal for a Black Studies Program. 20 August 1971. PC. 3 pp.
"Recommendations concerning the position of Director of the Program of Caribbean Studies at the City College." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
"A National Urban Center for City Colleges." 16 October 1970. PC. 9 pp.
"Draft Resolution for BHE [Board of Higher Education] RE [regarding] UCUP [University Center on Urban Problems]." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
"City College and NCUP." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
"Inaugural Response by President R. E. Marshak." 1 June 1971. PC. 7 pp.
Box 3b, Folder 5Public education and religious freedom
Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "What It Is and What It Does." n.d. Pamphlet.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "Wake Up New York." n.d. Pamphlet.
"Shall New York State Subsidize Church Schools? The Presbyterian Church USA States Emphatically NO!" n.d. PC Flyer. 1 p.
"Why Is Church-State Separation Essential in our Country?" n.d. PC. 1 p.
Envelope to Cooper from Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
List of organizations supporting PEARL and/or similiar stances. 2 December 1966. PC. 1 p.
Constitutional Convention Delegates. n.d. PC. 1 p.
The Church/State Issue Before the New York State Constitutional Convention. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Monroe Citizens for Public Education and Religious Liberty Membership [MCPEARL] Application. n.d. PC. 1 p.
West, Robert, Reverend. "Threat of Constitutional Convention to Religious Freedom and Public Education. 15 January 1967. PC. 2 pp. front and verso.
MCPEARL. Speech by Leo Pfeffer on "The Threat to Our Public Schools." 19 March 1967. PC Flyer. 1 p.
MCPEARL Proposed Program and [distinct from above] Membership Application. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
MCPEARL. Encouragement to write letters to newspapers and delegates. 28 March 1967.
Box 3b, Folder 6Eastman Kodak educational plan
"Hundreds Attend Kodak School Services Symposium." Kodakery. 9 November 1978. Original clipping. 1 p.
Winston, James W. and Larry Charles. "Project: Talent Search--A Brief Report." 11 June 1980. PC. 4 pp.
Orman, Dolores. "School-Industry Partnership Urged." Time-Union. 21 October 1968. Original clipping. 1 p.
Learning Systems Labortory, Eastman Kodak Company. n.d. PC. 11 pp
Box 3b, Folder 7Frank Horton urban report
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter to Loma Allen about a report on urban communities. 26 July 1968. TS. 1 p plus envelope. Included:
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY, et al. Letter to Senator Everett McKinely Dirksen, Senator, with report. 25 July 1972. PC. 32 p.
Allen, Loma. Letter to Frank Horton in reply. 13 August 1968. PC. 1 p.
Box 3b, Folder 8Frank Horton ACTION
Eilers, L. K., Chairman of the Board of the Eastman Kodak Company. Letter to William F. Dwyer, Chairman of the the Monroe County Republican Committee, about the possible appointment of Cooper to a position in Washington. 4 August 1971. PC. 1 p. Attached:
William F. Dyer, Chairman of the Monroe County Republican Committee. Letter to Dr. Louis K. Eilers regarding ACTION's interest in appointing Cooper. 29 July 1971. PC. 1 p.
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter to Cooper about the ACTION post. 2 August 1971. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter to Joseph Blatchford, ACTION Director-Designate, endorsing Cooper. 8 July 1971. PC. 1 p.
Box 3b, Folder 9Ralph Bunche scholarship
Ralph Bunche Scholarship Committee. List of members with their general information. 20 November 1962. MS. 1 p.
"13 Area Students Win Bunche Scholarships." Democrat and Chronicle. 23 August 1963. PC. 1 p.
Tax Exemption application and Special Instructions. Revised March 1964. 11 pp.
Liebschutz, Philip M. Letter to Cooper accompanying contribution for the Ralph Bunche Scholarship. 3 September 1965. TS. 1 p. Attached: Contribution card and envelope.
MS notes (some Cooper's, some others) from meetings on awardees and budgetting. Includes typed rejection and acceptance letter.
Cooper, Walter. "Comments to Ralph Bunche Scholarship Awardees," speech given at East High School. 16 June 1967. TS. 5 pp.
Box 3b, Folder 10Urban-Suburban transfer plan, 1969-1974
Aronson, Arnold, Secretary for Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. Letter to Participating Organizations about minimum wage, OEO-Legal services, and Impoundment. 13 June 1973. TS. 5 pp.
Reinis, Geddy, Executive Committeeman of the Penfield Democratic Committee. Letter to Cooper soliciting money. 10 September 1973. TS. 1 p
Gross, Norman N., Administrator of Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program. Letter to Advisory Committee Members about the prevention of the elimination of Metropolitan Area Programs from the Emergency School Aid Act. 16 November 1973. PC. 1 p.
Gross, Norman N., Administrator of Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program. Letter to interested parents as an overview of the program. 3 December 1973. Attached is letter to Jacob J. Javits, US Senator, asking for help in the funding of the project, 16 November 1973, 2 pp. PC. 6 pp
Javits, Jacob J., US Senator. Letter to Norman Gross about funding for Metropolitan Area Programs. 13 December 1973. PC. 1 p.
Minutes of the Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Advisory Committee, ESAA. Meeting about obtaining funding to keep school open. 18 December 1973. TS with MS notes. 4 pp.
Cox, George, Chairman of the ESAA. Letter to Norman Gross about Interdistrict Transfer Program funding. 19 December 1973. PC. 1 p.
Cox, George, Chairman of the ESAA. Open letter about the upcoming review of the Interdistrict Transfer Program.19 December 1973. PC. 2 pp.
Paxson, Florence. "World of Inquiry May Close." Rochester Patriot. 19 December 1973-January 15 1974. PC. 1 p.
Peake, Wendy. "World of Inquiry Looks for Funds." "Inquiry School Sets Fete." 10 January 1974. Brighton-Pittsford Post. PC. 2 pp.
"Urban-Suburban Transfer Program: A Rare Experience for Your Child." [1965?]. Brochure.
Rochester Chamber of Commerce. [Newsletter?]. January 1974. PC, incomplete. 7 pp.
League of Women Voters of the Rochester Metropolitan Area. Includes:
"Who Represents You 1974." Lists representatives for all levels of government concerning Monroe county. January 1974. Pamphlet.
Newsletter for Friends of the League. January 1974. TS. 1 p.
Envelope addressed to Dr. Cooper.
Marcus, Stanley, Chairman of the Urban-Suburban Transfer Program. Reminder to the Advisory Committee about their monthly meeting. 9 January 1974. PC. 1 p.
Packard, Jann G., Executive Director of Pittsford School Board. Letter to Warren G. Magnuson about the Urban-Suburban transfer Program. 14 January 1974. PC. 1 p. /ON VERSO: Marcus, Stanley, Chairman of the Urban-Suburban Transfer Program. Reminder to the Advisory Committee about their monthly meeting. 28 January 1974. PC. 1 p.
Hardesty, Peg, District Director of the Genesee Valley District PTA. Letter to Norman Gross about the Urban-Suburban Transfer Program. 21 January 1974. 1 p. /ON VERSO: Greenham, William A., Assistant Superintendent for Instruction of Pittsford central school District. Letter to Frank Horton about Urban-Suburban Transfer Program. 24 January 1974. PC. 1 p.
Seitzer, Robert H., Regional Commissioner of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Letter to Norman Gross rejecting an application for funding under the Emergency School Aid Act. 25 February 1974. PC. 2 pp.
Gross, Norman N., Administrator of Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program. Letter to Sharron E. Jones about resubmission of ESAA application along with program details. 1 March 1974. PC. ~25 pp.
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter to Cooper about Labor-HEW Appropriations bill and Emergency School Aid program. 7 March 1974. TS. 1 p.
Morin, Lucien A. Memo to Cooper. Attached is PC of letter from Frank Horton to Morin from 7 March, contents identical to previous. 14 March 1974. PC. 2 pp.
Gross, Norman N., Administrator of Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program. Letter to David A. Lovenheim, Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC, about specifics of program. 8 March 1974. PC. 2 pp.
Gallagher, Maryanne. "Transfers to end for Students?" Democrat and Chronicle. 9 March 1974. PC. 1 p.
Gross, Norman N., Administrator of Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program. Letter to Cooper about efforts in Hartford and NYC and how to work with the NAACP. 11 March 1974. TS. 1p. Attached:
Pikrone, Mary Anne. "End of Urban Transfers?" Times Union. 8 March 1974. Original and PC. 2 pp.
Purcell, John K., Public Affairs Director of Rochester Telephone Corporation. Letter to Cooper about Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA). 13 March 1974. TS. 1 p.
Gross, Norman N., Administrator of Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program. Letter to Advisory Committee Members about meeting with James Farmer. 19 March 1974. 1 p. Attached:
Biography of James Farmer. 1974. PC. 1 p.
Summary of "Minority Problems" by James Farmer. 1971. PC. 1 p.
Farmer, James. "From Polarization to Pluralism." Agony and Promise, Ch 8. 1969. PC. 10 pp.
"Metropolitan World of Inquiry School Progress Report." Criticism and suggestions for WIS. PC includes Cooper's MS notes. 4 pp.
Advertisement from Western Union, to send a message to a particular congressman or all of Congress. PC. 1 p.
Gross, Norman N., Administrator of Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program. Letter to Caspar M. Weinberger, Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare. 22 May 1974. 1 p.
Simms, Jack A., Program Manager of EEO. Letter to William J. Early, response about lack of ESAA funding. 24 May 1974. PC. 1 p.
Wilder, Alison and Jim Schieble. "Still No Word." Irondequoit Press. 30 May 1974. PC. 1 p.
Early, William J., Superintendent of West Irondequoit Central School District. Letter to 31 May 1974. Letter to Jack Simms about the disapproval of aid for WIS. PC. 1 p.
"World of Inquiry School Should Grow, Not Die." Editorial. Times-Union. 3 June 1974. PC. 1 p.
"Special Remedial Services." Budget for salaries and supplies for remedial schooling. PC with Cooper's original MS notes. 11 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Rough draft of letter to [senators?] about the Urban-Suburban Transfer Program. n.d. MS with edits. 2 pp.
Information on people involved in the Urban-Suburban Transfer Plan (including student, parent, teacher status and ethnicity). PC. 4 pp.
Box 3b, Folder 11Penfield Central School, 1966-1971
Wilder, John, David Bush, and Elizabeth H. Flory. Memorandum to the Board of Education stating a lack in human relations. 25 January 1966. PC. 2 pp.
Board of Education: Statement of decision to create a human relations committee.21 November 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Gamble, William C, President of the Board of Education. Invitation to Cooper to be on the Human Relations Committee. 31 January 1968. TS. 1 p.
Human Relations Committee of Penfield Central School Districts. Contact List of Members. PC. 1 p.
Kleinberg, Dolores, Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Meeting reminder to Cooper. 9 February 1968. TS. 1 p.
Information on Supreme Court Decisions regarding Race and Education. February 1968. PC with MS note. 1 p.
Peck, Elmer F, Superintendent of Schools. "Report to Board of Education on Racial Understanding in the Penfield Schools." PC. 7 pp. [also in "Education Relevant"].
Kleinberg, Dolores, Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Meeting reminder to the members of the committee. 28 March 1968. PC. 1 p.
Kleinberg, Dolores,Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Letter to the members of the committee, forwarding proposal to the Board of Education. 19 April 1968. PC. 9 pp.
Kleinberg, Dolores, Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Meeting reminder to the members of the committee, forwarding draft of interim report. 16 May 1968. PC. 5 pp.
Kleinburg, Dolores, Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Interim Report to the Board of Education. 16 May 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Human Relations Committee. Special Report to the Board of Education about the Urban-Suburban Transfer Program, attached is teachers' letter about Urban-Suburban program and the minutes of the Monroe County Urban-Suburban Action Proposal. 21 May 1968. PC. 8 pp.
Penfield Central School District. Viewpoint. Vol 8, No 6. June 1968. Newsletter.
Penfield Board of Education. Notes of meeting with the Human Relations Commission. 11 July 1968. PC. 6 pp.
Elins, Herbert S, for Cecil L Wilder Chairman of Study Committee. Letter to William Z Harper about the interest of schools in Monroe County in the urban-suburban transfer program, attached is the report of the Regional Demonstration Intermediate School Study Committee. 30 September 1968. PC. 4 pp.
Kleinberg, Dolores, Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Meeting reminder to the members of the committee. 10 October 1968. PC. 1 p.
Kleinberg, Dolores, Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Meeting reminder to the members of the committee. 19 November 1968. PC. 1 p.
Kleinberg, Dolores, Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Meeting reminder to the members of the committee. 10 December 1968. PC. 1 p.
Kleinberg, Dolores, Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Note to Cooper, forwarding him the notice of submission of the Human Relations Committee Final Report and the final report itself. 2 May 1969. MS and PC. 2 pp plus booklet.
Corrigan, Dean, Education specialist in the US Office of Education. Letter to Dolores Klienberg recognizing the Penfield Central School Human Relations Committtee.16 June 1969. TS. 1 p.
Kleinberg, Dolores, Chairman of Human Relations Committee. Letter to the members of the committee, discussing failures of the Board of Education and forwarding the resignation letter of members of the committee which would be sent to the board. PC. [30 June 1969?]. PC (of MS). 3 pp.
Evaluation Report of the Penfield Urban-Suburban Transfer Program. July 1969. PC. 37 pp.
Human Relations Committee. Letter to the Board of Education, Penfield Central Schools about the Coordinator for Human relations Programs. 23 February 1971. PC. 2 pp.
Penfield Renovation Organization. Soliciting for donation, includes description of PRO and covered with Cooper's MS notes with names. n.d. PC and MS notes.1 p.
Bickmore, John, President of Better Homes Inc. Letter to the editor of the Penfield Republican about rumors of Highland Circle (low-income housing). 1 October 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Patten, Cornelia, Penfield Better Homes Inc. Letter to Cooper about Highland Circle low-income housing. 7 October 1969. PC. 1 p.
Better Homes Corporation. Fact sheet about Highland Circle. 7 October 1969. PC. 1 p.
Box 3b, Folder 12Penfield Central School: Human Relations Committee reading materials, 1967-1971
Gardner, John W. and Harold Howe II, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Equality of Educational Opportunity. Washington: 1966. Booklet.
League of Women Voters of Monroe County. Racial Isolation In Our Schools. January/February 1967. Booklet.
"A Special report to the Board of Education of Hilton Central School on Poverty and Integration." 25 April 1967. PC. 10 pp.
"Historic Study Attacked, Analyzed." Education USA. 11 September 1967. PC. 4 pp.
"Learning Improves With Integration." Education USA. 23 October 1967. PC. 1 p.
"Federal Money for Education: Programs Administered by the US Office of Education, Fiscal Year 1968." PC. 8 pp.
Equal Educational Opportunity Newsletter. Vol 1, No 2. January 1968. Attached is excerpts from Carroll F. Johnson's piece, for the Human Relations Committee, "Achieving Racial Balance in White Plains, New York." PC. 12 pp.
Emery, Donald G. "Memo from Scarsdale: New Role for Suburban Schools." Look. 2 April 1968. PC. 2 pp
Subseries II: Education and school integration movements, publications and local articles, 1960-1975
Box 3c, Folder 1National Neighbors Annual Conference, 1975
National Neighbors. Letter thanking Cooper for his agreement to participate in the National Neighbors conference. 14 May 1975. TS. 2 pp.
National Neighbors. Letter thanking Cooper for his agreement to participate in the National Neighbors conference. 2 June 1975. TS. 2 pp.
National Neighbors. Fact Sheet. PC. 1 p.
National Neighbors. Map of transportation available. PC drawing. 1 p.
National Neighbors. Special needs form. PC. 1 p.
National Neighbors. Welcome and registration information. PC. 1 p.
National Neighbors. Bus information. PC. 1 p.
National Neighbors. General conference information handout. PC. 1 p.
National Neighbors Sixth Annual Conference. Agenda. 19-22 June 1975. 2 Pamphlets with map insert.
National Neighbors. "Proposed Resolutions." [June 1975?]. PC. 4 pp.
Moore, Christopher, Director of Chicago's Children's Choir. Letter to National Neighbors, welcoming them to Chicago and describing the choir. n.d. 2 duplicate PC. 2 pp.
Cooper, Walter. "Alternative Methods to Improve the Quality of Education." MS draft. 5 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Cooper, Walter. MS notes. 1 p.
National Neighbors Sixth Annual Conference. Executive Director's Report. Summary of activities and evaluation. June 1975. 2 duplicate PC. 8 pp.
"Neighbors: A publication on interracial living." Spring 1975. Original. 4 pp, front and back.
National Neighbors 1975 Annual Conference. Conference Procedures-Glossary of terms. PC. 1 p.
National Neighbors Annual Conference. Schedule. 19-22 June 1975. PC. 1 p.
National Neighbors Annual Conference. Schedule: Park Bench Events. 19-22 June 1975. PC. 1 p.
National Neighbors 1975 Annual Conference. Handout. PC. 1 p.
National Neighbors, Inc. Balance Sheet. 31 December 1974. PC. 5 pp.
National Neighbors 1975 Annual Conference. Feedback Questions. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. Letter to Ruth Steele, Secretary of National Neighbors. Thank you and attached list of expenses. PC. 2 pp.
Box 3c, Folder 2National Neighbors Readings, 1973-1977
"Look At Your Schools." About public education in Philadelphia. 1973. Booklet.
Abel, David. "Can a Student Sue the Schools for Educational Malpractice?" Harvard Educational Review. November 1974. PC. 20 pp.
"Getting Back at Alma Mater." About the education malpractice suit of Edward Donahue. [publication unknown]. n.d. Original and PC. 2 pp.
The results of Edward Donahue's Case, or Peter Doe vs San Francisco United School District are discussed in another essay by David Abel and Lindsey Connor, "Educational Malpractice: One Jurisdiction's Response." For text, see Rush Rhees' Stacks: call number L 13 N282 v 77th, pt 1. Hooker, Clifford P., ed. The Courts and Education. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978. pp 248-272.
"Which School Resources Help Learning? Efficiency and Equity in Philadelphia Public Schools." Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Business Review. February 1975. Booklet.
"Twenty Years After Brown: Equality of Educational Opportunity." Report of US Commission on Civil Rights. 2nd in series. March 1975. Booklet.
Jordan, Vernon E. Jr. "Schools Push Out Two Million Kids." [publication unknown]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Golightly, John. "Parents, Schools, Teachers Appear Villains In Decline of Children's Ability to Read Well." [Post Gazette?]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Fine, Ira. "City Lists School 'Demands.'" The Pittsburg Press. 30 May 1975. Original. 1 p.
"Enforcing newly-won students' right." [publication unknown]. May-June 1975. Original. 1 p.
Starnes, Richard. "Principals Urge Radical Changes for High Schools." The Pittsburg Press. 1 June 1975. Original. 2 pp.
Blakeslee, Sandra. "School for Blacks Offers Money Back Guarantee." The New York Times. 4 June 1975. Original. 1 p.
Fisk, Edward F."Schools, Like Doctors, Being Charged With Malpractice." The New York Times. 9 March 1977. Original and PC. 2 p.
Kodakery. Article about teaching students and opportunities at Kodak. 12 June 1975. Original. 2 pp.
Parkway Program: School District of Philadelphia. Informational brochure about the school.
Inequality in Metropolitan America order form. 2 duplicate PC. 2 pp.
Box 3c, Folder 3Miscellaneous
Harlem Education Program, Inc. Open letter about problems in Harlem public schools and the Harlem Education Program. n.d. PC. 1 p plus return envelope.
Hannahs, Walter G., Assistant Director of Admissions. Letter to Cooper about encouraging African-American students to plan for higher education. 24 January 1966. TS. 1 p.
Stevens, Barbara. Letter to Cooper with a list of names of people who might serve on committees (unclear what committees). 13 June 1967. MS. 2 pp.
US Commission on Civil Rights. National Conference on Equal Educational Opportunity in America's Cities, Advance Information for the Conference. [1967]. PC. 1 p.
Box 3c, Folder 4Marcus, Lloyd, Ed. D. "The Treatment of Minorities in Secondary School Textbooks." Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith. Booklet., 1961
Box 3c, Folder 5"Racial Imbalance in the Rochester Public Schools: Report to the Commissioner of Education." City School District of Rochester, New York, September 1963
Box 3c, Folder 6Samuels, Howard J. "An Insufficient House", November 6, 1964
Box 3c, Folder 7"Integration: Implication for Teachers."From the Integration Institute held by the Genesee Valley School Development Association, July 1967
Corrigan, Dean, Director of GVSDA Regional Center. Open letter introducing the booklet. July 1967. PC. 1 p.
"A Summary of the Integration Institute Held at the State University College at Brockport on June 2nd and 3rd." [ July 1967]. PC. 6 pp.
Box 3c, Folder 8Urban Education. Vol II, No. 4, 1967
Box 3c, Folder 9"Edison Technical and Occupational Center." Produced by the City School District. Pamphlet, undated
Box 3c, Folder 10SNCC. "Freedom Gifts" brochure, 1966/7
Box 3c, Folder 11National Science Board on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology. "Education for the 21st Century: A Report to the American People and the National Science Board", September 12, 1983
Box 3c, Folder 12Sherman, Susan W., ed. Education for Tomorrow's Jobs. National Academy Press, 1983
Box 3c, Folder 13Work for high school graduates
New York State Employment Service. "High School Seniors!" n.d. Pamphlet.
New York State Employment Service. "How to Get and Hold the Right Job..." n.d. Booklet.
New York State Employment Service. "How to Begin Working." n.d. Booklet.
Box 3c, Folder 14Local articles
"Teen Gangs Roam Joseph Ave." 7 May 1967. Original clipping. 1 p.
Hooper, Ken. "September Target for UNIQUE." 18 May 1967. Original clipping. 2 pp.
"School Busing Foes Win; GOP Clings to City Hall." Democrat and Chronicle. 3 November 1971. Original. Section A.
"Squabble Looms on Celli Council Seat,""Busses Rolling, But Contract Is Not Settled." Times-Union. 4 November 1971. Original. Section B.
Box 3c, Folder 15Articles on Rochester City schools, 1960s
Hooper, Ken. "Reorganization Proposed for City High Schools." Times-Union. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Hooper, Ken. "City Schools Lagging in Reading, Arithmetic." Times-Union. 10 May 1967. Original. 1 p.
Hooper, Ken. "City School Desegregation Plans Awaited." Times-Union. 5 March 1968. Original. 1 p.
Buder, Leonard. "Regents' Plan for City Asks Smaller Board, 15 Districts." New York Times. 30 March 1968. Original. 2 pp.
Hooper, Ken. "The School Budget Crisis: For 7 Days It Mounted And Suddenly It Was Over." Times-Union. 23 May 1968. Original. 2 pp.
Hooper, Ken. "Integration Plan Would Reorganize City Schools." Times-Union. 30 December 1969. Original. 2 pp.
Box 3c, Folder 16Education relevant articles, 1960-1962
Holcomb, Charles. "DuBois Gets Post After Split Vote." Democrat and Chronicle. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond. "Shifts in City's Population Create Challenge for Schools: Teachers Must Keep Discipline and Promote New Way of Life." Times-Union. 8 January 1960. Original. 1 p.
Gullo, Joseph F (Vice President in charge of membership, Rochester Federation of Classroom Teachers, AFL-CIO). "As Readers See It: Teacher Union Official Asks 'A Look at the Record.'" Times-Union. 20 August 1960. Original. 1 p.
Cerulli, Louis A. M.D. (Chairman, Board of Education Community College Committee). "It Should Be the City's Community College." Editorial. Democrat and Chronicle. Includes references to Reuben Davis, Roland Springer, and statistics from Barbara Ames. 20 August 1960. Original. 1 p.
Gale, Dick. "Negro Named School Head." Democrat and Chronicle. 29 May 1962. Original. 1 p.
Box 3c, Folder 17Education relevant articles, 1965-1966
Savell, Van. "Regents' Test Termed Inconclusive on Quality." Democrat and Chronicle. 15 December 1965. Original. 1 p.
Ricklefs, Roger. "Diverse Campuses: More Colleges Seek Students with Unusual Backgrounds, Talents: Columbia Gives Negro Edge Over White Applicant; Yale Will Recruit in Puerto Rico: Grabbing the Goldwater Fan." The Wall Street Journal. 22 December 1965. PC. 2 pp.
Karmin, Monroe W. "Negro Aid Muddle: Federal Programs to Help Businessmen at Cross Purposes." The Wall Street Journal. 4 January 1966. PC. 2 pp.
Karmin, Monroe W. "Racial Tinderbox: A Federal Study Finds Unrest Among Negroes Rising in Many Cities: New Watts-Type Rioting Is Feared; Vietnam's Inroads On Great Society a Factor: A Look at Oakland's Troubles." The Wall Street Journal. 5 January 1966. PC. 2 pp.
Savell, Van. "Penfield School Board Airs 14 Race Relations Proposals." Democrat and Chronicle. 12 January 1966. Original. 2 pp.
Street, John. "Open Enrollment Program to Include Madison High." Times-Union. 20 January 1966. Original. 1 p.
Savell, Van. "Race Imbalance Grows in Schools." Democrat and Chronicle. 21 January 1966. Original. 2 pp.
Street, John. "Pupil Shifts Fail to End Imbalance." Times-Union. 21 January 1966. Original.1 p.
Alsop, Joseph. "Upgraded Schools Are Step To Improving Negro's Lot." Times-Union. 25 January 1966. PC. 1 p
Williams, Jack. "How Suburban Parents Can Help City Schools."/Cote, Richard. "Penfield Board Hears Madison Visit Views." The Times-Union. 26 October 1966.
Subseries III: Education and school integration movements, national articles, 1960-1975
Box 3d, Folder 1New York Times Special education surveys, 1965-1967
Oversized box

Box 3d, Folder 2National/general articles
Stoddard, George D. et al. "Answers to Basic Question on the Co-operative Study of the Dual Progress Plan." School of Education, New York University, Long Beach Public Schools, and Ossining Public Schools. 2 September 1958. PC. 13 pp.
The Advisory Council of the Democratic National Committee. "Education and Freedom's Future." Democratic Programs for Action: Domestic Policies for a Growing and Balanced Economy. January 1960. Pamphlet.
AFL-CIO. "American Labor Seeks World Peace and Freedom." New York Times Advertisement. 8 May 1960. Original news section.
Hollander, Robert A. "One Mississippi Negro Who Didn't Go to College." The Reporter. 8 November 1962. Original clipping. 5 pp.
Jaffe, Natalie. "Dropout Projects Stressed By City." New York Times. 26 January 1964. 1 p.
Hechinger, Fred M. "Education Failure Up Front: Rights Issue Points Up Lack of Strong Education Leadership." New York Times. 13 February 1964. Original Clipping. 1 p.
Herbers, John. "Negro Education Is Found Inferior." New York Times. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
Ferrer, Terry. "There's a Cost Crisis Facing Colleges, Too." New York Herald Tribune. 10 April 1964. Original. 1 p.
"$49 Million Aids Neddy City Pupils."/"Negroes Are Cool To Mixed Marriage, 2 Sociologists Find." New York Times. 25 May 1964. Original. 1 p.
Hechinger, Fred M. "Education: Mind Transfusion." [May 1964]. Original clipping. 1 p.
Hechinger, Fred M. "Education: Class of '64." [June 1964]. Original clipping. 1 p.
Quinn Thomas M. "Boundaries, Buses and School Boards." America. 10 October 1964. PC. 5 pp.
"Israel Getting Schools to Close Educational Gap." New York Times. 14 October 1964. Original clipping. 1 p.
Monro, John U. "College Programs for Disadvantaged Youth. Expanding Opportunities. December 1964. PC. 8 pp.
Lifton, Walter M. "Counseling Theory and the Use of Educational Media." Vocational Guidance Quarterly. Winter 1964-65. Original clipping. 4 pp.
Cox, Eric. "The University and the Decaying American City." Educational Record. Fall 1964. Original. 5 pp. Attached:
Letter form Eric Cox to Constance Mitchell, Cooper, Franklin Florence, and Kim Zeitlen thanking them for meeting with him while he was in Rochester and forwarding the article. 30 January 1960. PC. 1 p.
"Text Books, Civil Rights, and the Education of the American Negro." Publisher's Weekly. 10 May 1965. PC. 8 pp.
Devlin, John C. "Kennedy's Ideals Inspire Program." The New York Times. 11 July 1965. PC. 1 p.
Dusky, Lorraine. "Slums Leave Scars, Social Worker Says." n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
Hechinger, Fred M. "NYU Adopting a School for Brooklyn Slum Study." New York Times. 17 July 1966. Original Clipping. 2 pp.
"School Desegregation Guidelines." The Crisis. April 1966. Original clipping. 4 pp.
House Congressional Record: White House Conference on Civil Rights, Remarks of Honorable Thaddeus J. Dulski. 6 June 1966. Original. 1 p.
"Bright Students Said to Shun Business." New York Times. 21 [?] 1966. Original clipping. 1 p.
House Congressional Record: The Federal Role in Urban Affairs. 1 August 1966. PC. 2 pp.
Farber, M. A. "Special Summer Classes Enrich the Disadvantaged." New York Times. 9 August 1966. Original clipping. 1 p.
Fenton, John H. "Submarine Yard Recruits Negroes." New York Times. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
"Civil Rights Bill Passed in House/Excerpts from the Open Housing Title of Rights Bill/Provisions of Civil Rights Bill of '66." New York Times. 10 August 1967. Original clipping. 1 p.
Buder, Leonard. "Program for Poor at City U. Expands." New York Times. 12 August 1966. Original clipping. 1 p.
Buder, Leonard. "Integration and Marks." New York Times. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
"Textbooks: Big Drive for Balance." Time. 19 August 1966. Original clipping. 1 p.
Buder, Leonard. "Showcase School sets Off Dispute." New York Times. 2 September 1966. Original clipping. 1 p.
Monserrat, Joseph. "School Integration: A Puerto Rican View." Integrating the Urban School: Papers and Summary. PC. 8 pp.
Franklin, Ben A. "'No Place to Go But Up': South's Educators Rip Own Failings." n.d. [Times-Union?]. PC. 1 p.
Buder, Leonard. "A Community Wants In." New York Times. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
"Technology in the Schools: Educators Are Uneasy." Science. 30 September 1966. Original clipping. 4 pp.
Buder, Leonard. "City Acts to Aid Ghetto School."/"School Plan Excerpts." New York Times. 20 October 1966. PC. 2 pp.
Letter: "Is Integration Necessary?" The New Republic." 3 December 1966. Original clipping. 4 pp.
Nichols, Robert C. "School and the Disadvantaged." Science. 9 December 1966. Original clipping. 4 pp.
Ball, William B. "Church and State: The Absolutist Crusade." SR. 21 January 1967. Original clipping. 6 pp.
Civil Liberties in New York. January 1967. Entire Publication.
Hechinger, Fred M. "Education: More Pros and Cons on the Value of IQ Tests." New York Times. n.d. Original Clipping. 1 p.
"Excerpts from Rights Agency's Report on Schools." New York Times. 20 February 1967. Original clipping. 1 p.
Greenfield, Meg. "What is Racial Balance in the Schools." The Reporter. 23 March 1967.Original. 4 pp.
"Educational Equality." Science. 7 April 1967. Original clipping. 10 pp.
Borton, Terry. "What Turns Kids On?" SR. 15 April 1967. Original clipping. 10 pp.
Currivan, Gene. "Parents Will Get Role in Direction of Public Schools." New York Times. 21 April 1967.Original clipping. 1 p.
Daniels, Lee. "An 'Active Partnership' That Spurs Learning." New York Times. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
"Excerpts from a School Poll: What Administrators Think." n.d. Publication unknown. Original clipping. 1 p.
Liberal Party Delegation 1867 Constitutional Convention Partial Record. 23 May 1967. PC. 4 pp.
"36% of Nonwhites in the US Earned Under $3,000 in '66." [August 1967]. Original clipping. 1 p.
Featherstone, Joseph. "Schools for Children: What's Happening in British Classrooms." The New Republic. 19 August 1967. PC. 5 pp.
"The School Crisis: Any Way Out?" Newsweek. 25 September 1967. Original clipping. 6 pp.
Alsop, Joseph. "Ghetto Education." The New Republic. 18 November 1967. Original. 4 pp, front and back.
Hechinger, Fred M. [title missing]. New York Times. 7 January 1968. Original. 1 p.
Phillips, McClandlish. "Bronx Children Act for a Better Future." New York Times. 16 February 1969. Original clipping. 1 p.
"Will industry run our ghetto schools?" Nations Schools. January 1970. 2 duplicate PC. 4 pp.
Ahlfeld, Kathy. "The Montessori Revival: How Far Will It Go?" Nations Schools. January 1970. 2 duplicate PC. 8 pp.
Saxe, David B. "A Necessary Next step?: The Educational Malpractice Idea."/Gillett, Thomas D. "Schools Can't Do It Alone: Basic Skills War: On the Home Front." 19 December 1976. Original. Section.
Box 3d, Folder 3Black colleges and universities
Coleman, Charles L., Dean of Men at Shaw University. Letter to Cooper on the United Negro College Fund. 18 May 1969. TS. 2 pp. Included:
"Predominantly Negro Institutions, Colleges and Universities in the United States." List of schools with enrollment information and addresses. PC. 8 pp.
"Summary of Activities of the ACS [American Chemical Society] Committee on Professional Training for 1970." Reprinted from Chemical and Engineering News. 17 May 1971. PC. 9 pp.
Stevens, William K. "Ford Fund, in a Shift, Awards Grants to More Black Colleges." New York Times. 31 October 1972. Original clipping. 1 p.
"Black Doctorates: Myth vs. Reality." Chemtech. May 1976. PC. 4 pp.
"ACS Committee on Professional Training, 1978 Annual Report." Chemical and Engineering News. 30 April 1979. Original clipping. 4 pp, front and verso.
"Below is a listing of historically black two-year and four-year colleges and universities." Black Enterprise. May 1976. Original clipping. 1 p. front and verso.
Charts labeled "Predominantly Black Colleges and Universities," "Blacks in America," and "Black Colleges in America." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Advertisement: "SUNY: the lifelong experience." New York Times. 9 January 1980. Original clipping. 1 p.
Box 3d, Folder 4Saturday Review Special Edition: education and poverty, May 15, 1965
Box 3d, Folder 5Education Technology articles
"National Research on Childhood Learning." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Entire Publication. 15 May 1966.
"Failing Students and Failing Schools." n.d. PC. 15 pp.
Box 3d, Folder 6Information Retrieval Center on the Disadvantaged (IRCD) bulletins, January 1966-March 1968
Each bulletin is around 5 pp

Subseries IV: Black Muslims, police brutality, and the Riots, 1960-1965
Box 4, Folder 1Nationalistic groups, 1960-1961
"Who Kills Whom?" Herald Dispatch. 17 December 1960. Original. 1 p.
"Letters to the Editor." Herald Dispatch. 14 January 1961. Original. 1 p.
Ali, Yusuf Hakim. "The Poet's Corner: My Love." [publication unknown]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"A Salute to Black Women." Herald Dispatch. [1961 or 1962?]. Original. 1 p.
Ali, Yusuf Hakim. "The Eternal Black Woman." Herald Dispatch. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Morsell, John A. "The Meaning of Black Nationalism." The Crisis. February 1962. 3 Pamphlets.
Reston, James. "'Copper Sun, Scarlet Sea, What Is Africa to Me.'" [publication unknown]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Cunningham, Evelyn. "Near Riot Shakes UN Decorum; Ben Davis Talks About Role."The Courier. February 1961. Original. 1 p.
"America has become a Police-state for 20 Million Negroes." Page criticizing NY Governor Nelson Rockefeller and Senator Kenneth Keating and demanding action. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Kihss, Peter. "Negro Extremist Groups Here Step Up Drives for Nationalism." The New York Times. 1 March 1961. Original. 2 pp.
Teague, Robert L. "Negroes Say Conditions in US Explain Nationalist's Militancy. The New York Times. 2 March 1961. Original. 2 pp.
Lytton, David. Opening page of Goddam the White Man. The New York Times. 2 March 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Uhuru!" [The New York Times?]. 5 March 1961. Original. 1 p.
Baldwin, James. "A Negro Assays the Negro mood." [publication unknown]. 12 March 1961. PC. 4 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Essay on the discrimination faced by African-Americans. MS. 7 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Cooper, Walter. "Comments on the Negro in America." MS. 10 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Cooper, Walter. "What Happened to Brotherhood?" MS. 5 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Box 4, Folder 2Black Muslims, publications, early 1960s
"What Do You Know About Islam?" n.d. Flyer. 1 p.
The Muslim Brotherhood, USA and the Islamic Press. "The Islamic Prayer." n.d. Booklet.
The Muslim Brotherhood, USA and Sayida Fazi Nasiruddin. "Islam--The True Refuge for Women." n.d. Booklet.
The Muslim Brotherhood, USA and the Islamic Press. "Jesus: God or Man?" n.d. Booklet.
The Muslim Brotherhood, USA and the Islamic Press. "When was Jesus Born." n.d. Booklet.
Box 4, Folder 3Black Muslims in Rochester, articles, 1963
"Black Muslims, Police Clash; 2 Arrested." Times-Union. 7 January 1963. PC. 1 p.
Claiborne, Bill. "Muslims Clash With Police; Pair Arrested." Democrat and Chronicle. 7 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
"NAACP Hits Separatists."/"Conference Slated On Black Muslims." Times-Union. 17 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
Vogler, Bill. "Officials Plan Meet to Discuss Black Muslim Significance."/"Policemen Testify in Muslim Case." Democrat and Chronicle. 17 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
Vogler, Bill. "Negroes Call for Unity To Protest 'Abuses.'" Democrat and Chronicle. 18 January 1963. PC. 1 p.
"The NAACP Speaks." Democrat and Chronicle. 19 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Rise of Muslims Laid to Bias." Democrat and Chronicle. 31 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Black Muslims Deny Guilt in Assault, Riot."[Times-Union?]. 11 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Bail for 7 Muslims To Be Considered." Democrat and Chronicle. 12 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Muslim Recruiting Fails in Jail." Democrat and Chronicle. 14 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Muslim Assails Police 'Hostility.'" Democrat and Chronicle. 15 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"NAACP Gives Stand on Muslim Sect."Democrat and Chronicle. 22 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Goals Differ." Democrat and Chronicle. 2 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"3 Muslims Deny Assault." Times-Union. 16 May 1963. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 4Black Muslims nationally, articles, 1951-1963
"Time's Flippancy and Facts." The Pittsburgh Courier. 24 October 1959. Original. 1 p.
"The Prophet Moses Was A Black Man." The Herald-Dispatch. 7 January 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Letters to the Editor: In answer to Meyer Rubin's..." [The Herald-Dispatch?]. 7 January 1961. Original. 1 p.
"In Return for Years of Slavery, Four or Five States." The New York Times Book Review. 23 April 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Inside a Black Muslim School." Jet. 12 July 1962. Magazine.
"Muslims Studied in Jersey Prison." The New York Times. 8 November 1962.
Tucker, Jack. "The Black Muslims: 5 Hard-Core Black Muslims Charge Rights Violated at Attica." (1 of 4 in Series). Democrat and Chronicle.13 November 1962. Original, incomplete. 1 p.
Tucker, Jack. "The Black Muslims: The Men Behind Court Action." (2 of 4 in Series). Democrat and Chronicle. 14 November 1962. Original. 2 p.
Tucker, Jack. "The Black Muslims: Cult Recruits Following Here." (3 of 4 in Series). Democrat and Chronicle. 15 November 1962. Original. 2 p.
Tucker, Jack. "The Black Muslims: Discouraged Youths Prime Fodder." (4 of 4 in Series). Democrat and Chronicle. [16 November 1962?]. Original. 2 p.
"Egypt Muslims Not Clubbed By Police, Muhammad Tells Reader." [publication unknown]. n.d. Original, incomplete. 1 p.
"Black Muslims Offer Hand to Negro Groups." [Democrat and Chronicle?]. n.d. Original and PC. 2 pp.
"Black Muslimism Is a Religion." Democrat and Chronicle. 19 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Role of the Press Explained in Covering Muslims." Democrat and Chronicle. 24 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
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"A Cooperative Effort of Negroes and Whites." Times-Union. 25 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 5Black Muslims: "[Mr.] Muhammad Speaks" by Elijah Muhammad, 1959-1963
"Common Sense Appeal to Unite." The Cleveland Courier. 25 April 1959. Original. 1 p.
"Common Sense Appeal to Unite." The Pittsburgh Courier. 25 April 1959. Original. 1 p.
"The Truth Has Come." The Cleveland Courier. 2 May 1959. Original. 1 p.
"Final War Against the Beast." [The --- Courier?]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"White Man's Clain [sic] to Divine Superiority." The Cleveland Courier. 4 July 1959. Original. 1 p.
"The So-Called Negroes of America." [The --- Courier?]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Negroes Salvation in Recognizing the Truth." Herald Dispatch. 9 July 1959. Original and PC. 2 pp.
"Negroes Salvation in Recognizing the Truth." Herald Dispatch. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Negroes Salvation in Recognizing the Truth." Herald Dispatch. 16 July 1959. Original. 1 p.
"Negroes Salvation in Recognizing the Truth." Herald Dispatch. 27 August 1959. Original. 1 p.
"What the So-Called Negro Must Do." 17 December 1960. Original. 1 p.
"Free Slave?-Free Master?" Herald Dispatch. 7 January 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Free Slave?-Free Master?" Herald Dispatch. 14 January 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Islam Versus Christianity." Herald Dispatch. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Muhammad Speaks. 30 December 1962. Newspaper.
Muhammad Speaks. 4 February 1963. Newspaper.
Muhammad Speaks. 27 March 1963. Newspaper.
Muhammad Speaks. 10 April 1963. Newspaper.
Muhammad Speaks. 22 May 1963. Newspaper.
Box 4, Folder 6Malcolm X, articles, 1963-1992
"Negroes Told White Man Is on Wane." Times-Union. 31 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
Malcolm X. Q
Illo, John. "The Rhetoric of Malcolm X." The Columbia University Forum. p 5-12. Spring 1966. Journal.
Lee, Felicia R. "Malcolm X, into the Eyes of Different Beholders." The New York Times. 1 November 1992. Original. 1 p.
Coughlin, Ellen. "X: Behind the re-emergence of the slain black nationalist leader is a complex mix of crass commercialism and serious politics." The Chronicle of Higher Education. 7 October 1992. Original. 2 pp.
[Feteui?], Barbara. Note to Cooper with interview of Cooper on Malcolm X attached, 22 November 1992, Original. 25 January 1993. 2 pp.
"The Message of Malcolm X." Democrat and Chronicle. 29 November 1992. Original. 1 p. Articles:
Mitchell, Constance. "A very personal remembrance."
Durkin, Barbara Wernecke. "Complex man, unsettling film."
Eagle, Howard J. "A fine picture, but incomplete."
"Malcolm X Ties to the Area Recalled." [publication unknown]. [1992?]. Original, incomplete. 1 p.
Dyson, Michael Eric. "King's Light, Malcolm's Shadow." The New York Times. 18 January 1993. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 7Police brutality, 1961-1963
Spezzano, Vince. "City, Negro Leaders Plan Meeting."/ Stone, Desmond and Ronald Watts. "NAACP Offers 2-Step Plan."/ "Mayor's Statement on NAACP Pickets". Times-Union. 25 August 1961. Original. 1 p.
"City Cops Charged in 16 Complaints. " Democrat and Chronicle. [1961-1962?]. Original. 1 p.
Cooper, Walter. Summary of the "Henry Faison" incident; where a young man was arrested under questionable circumstances and beaten by police (from his perspective). 4 September 1962. MS draft and TS. 10 pp.
"Man Cleared On Charge of Punching Cop." [publication unknown]. 29 January 1963. Original. 1 p.
"The Problem: Inter-group Relations Training for Policement and Development of Police Community Relations Program." n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Responsibilities of an officer and citizen, rights of arrested person, and method of dealing with a complaint. PC. 3 pp.
Box 4, Folder 8Rufus Fairwell police brutality case, 1962
"Indictments Hit By Police Group." [Times-Union?]. [November 1962?]. Original. 1 p.
Deutsch, Alfred. "Fairwell Group Assails Homer, New 4-Point Program for Police." Democrat and Chronicle. 22 November 1962. Original. 1 p.
"Police, Firefighters Back Homer on Fairwell Case." Democrat and Chronicle. 23 November 1962. Original. 1 p.
"Fairwell Committee Criticizes Homer." Democrat and Chronicle. 25 November 1962. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 9Black Muslims police brutality case, 1963
"Black Muslims, Police Clash; 2 Arrested." Times-Union. 7 January 1963. PC. 1 p.
"Warrant Needed To Get Evidence." [Democrat and Chronicle?]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 10A. C. White police brutality case, 1963
Statement of A. C. White. 5 February 1963. TS. 1 p.
"Four Patrolmen Suspended In Drunken Driver Arrest Probe." Democrat and Chronicle. 10 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Albright, Joe. "Suspension of 4 Policemen Protested by Fellow Cops." Democrat and Chronicle. 11 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Connolly, Tom. "Police Chief, City Aide Discuss Suspensions." Times-Union. 11 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Albright, Joe. "2 of 4 Suspended Patrolmen Testify." Democrat and Chronicle. 12 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"2d Police Meeting Set on Suspensions." Times-Union. 13 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Homer Backs Lombard on Suspensions." Democrat and Chronicle. 14 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Police Seek Ruling on Suspensions." Times-Union. 15 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Jury Will Probe A. C. White Case."/"Session to Air Racial Tension Cause Cures." Democrat and Chronicle. 21 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"4 Policemen Reinstated." Times-Union. 20 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"City Agrees to Provide Results Of Police-Abuse Probe to Group." Democrat and Chronicle. 14 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Vogler, Bill. "Racial Talks Halted; Patrolmen Reported Facing Charges." Democrat and Chronicle. 26 February 1963. Original. 2 pp.
Smith, Cliff and Desmond Stone. "Police Acts Defended by Lombard." Times-Union. 26 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Text of Lombard's Statement." Times-Union. 26 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Police Chief Lombard Submits Statement (Full Text)." Democrat and Chronicle. 27 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"White Drops Charges in Police Case." Times-Union. 6 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Policemen's Hearing Canceled."Times-Union. 8 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 11Formation of the police advisory board articles, 1963
"Democrats Laud Anti-Bias Unit." Democrat and Chronicle. 12 October 1962. Original. 1 p.
"Non-Violent Committee, City Officials to Meet." Democrat and Chronicle. 24 February 1963. Original and PC. 2 pp.
"Even Poor Heard by Philly Board." Democrat and Chronicle. 25 February 1963. Original. 2 pp.
Deustch, Arthur. "The Philadelphia Story: 'Police Efficiency Not Hurt By Board.'" Democrat and Chronicle. [February 1963?]. Original. 1 p.
Smith, Cliff. "Review Board Progress Cited." Times-Union. 27 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"City Directs Drafting Of Review Board Law." Democrat and Chronicle. 27 February 1963. 2 original clippings. 1 p .
Smith, Cliff. "Police Unit Hits 'Review' Plans." Times-Union. 28 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Board May Be Month Away." Democrat and Chronicle. 28 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Vogler, Bill. "3 Faiths Back Citizen Review Board Plan." Democrat and Chronicle. 1 March 1963. 2 original clippings. 1 p.
Vogler, William. "Law Drafted On 9-Member Review Board." Democrat and Chronicle. 3 March 1963. 2 original clippings. 1 p.
"Draft of Citizen's Review Board Rules."Democrat and Chronicle. 3 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Police to Fight Review Board." Democrat and Chronicle. 4 March 1963. 2 original clippings. 2 pp.
"Homer, Police Will Confer."/"Philadelphia Has Police Review Board."/"Clergy Group Statement on Review Board." Times-Union. 4 March 1963. Original and PC. 2 pp.
Vogler, Bill. "Controversy Increases on Citizens' Board Plan." Democrat and Chronicle. 5 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Homer, Councilmen Meet on Police Review Board." Times-Union. 6 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Labor Group Favors Police Review Board." Democrat and Chronicle. 8 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Review Board Gets Attack, Support." Times-Union. 8 March 1963. Original. 2 pp.
"GOP Seen Opposing Review Unit." Times-Union. 9 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
Picture of the City Council listening to Review Board Proposal. Democrat and Chronicle. 13 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
Brasley, Pat. "Democrats Agree to Form City Police Advisory Board." Democrat and Chronicle. 16 March 1963. Original. 2 pp.
"Gioia Elected Chairman of Police Board." Democrat and Chronicle. 24 May 1963. Original. 1 p.
Gale, Dick. "Guglielmino Eyes Keeping Advisory Board Post." Democrat and Chronicle. 5 June 1963. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 12Editorials on police and possible advisory board, 1963
"Editorials: 'Let NAACP Teach Respect of Law, 'Support of Police Public's Duty,' 'The Real Enemy: Law Violators,' 'Refugee Flight Harms West.'" Democrat and Chronicle. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Discusses Police Dog Use in Minority Areas." Includes editorial by Laplois Ashford. Times-Union. [1963?]. Original. 1 p.
"Quick Investigation Can Ease Police Tension." Times-Union. 13 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Community Moves Quickly To Ease Racial Tension." Times-Union. 22 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Racial Tensions Offer 'A Great Challenge.'" Times-Union. [23-24 February 1963?]. Original. 1 p.
"'Support, Understanding' Asked by Police Group." Times-Union. 23 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Interfaith Declaration by Clergymen of the City and County." Advertisement. Democrat and Chronicle. 24 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Role of the Press Explained In Covering Muslims." Democrat and Chronicle. 24 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Comment on Racial Questions." Times-Union. 26 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Momentum Must Not Be Lost in Easing Racial Tension." Times-Union. 27 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Public, Cops Need Mutual Respect." Democrat and Chronicle. 27 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"More Comment on Police Problems." Times-Union. 28 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Review Unit Could Be Asset to Police." Democrat and Chronicle. 1 March 1963. 2 original clippings. 2 pp.
"Police Controversy." Times-Union. 2 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"City Need Police Review Board." Democrat and Chronicle. 2 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Race Tension, Blight, Cube, All in Week's Grist." Democrat and Chronicle. 3 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"More Discussion Of Police Controversy." Times-Union. 4 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Concern for Civil Rights Must Not Hamstring Police." Times-Union. 4 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Cops Must Not Be--." Democrat and Chronicle. 5 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Oppose Police Review Board." Times-Union. 8 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Rules Must Curb Review Board."/"A Few Cops Lower respect for All." Democrat and Chronicle. 8 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Early Action Needed On Review Board." Democrat and Chronicle. 9 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
"The Police Advisory Board Rates a Fair Trial." Democrat and Chronicle. 16 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 13Articles prior to the Riots, 1961-1963
"Upcoming: Discrimination Report." Times-Union. June 1960. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond and Jack Germond. "Winds of Change:" Times-Union. June 1960. Articles:
"City is Caught in US Dilemma of Race Relations." Original. 2 pp.
"Better Housing Is the Negroes' Strongest Cry." Original and PC of first page. 2 pp.
"Housing Bias Hits Hard at Educated Negro." Original. 2 pp.
"SCAD Becomes A Symbol to Negro Community." Original. 2 pp.
"Negro Remains Man Apart In Community." Original. Two copies of second page. 3 pp.
"No Man Should Feel His Color Bars His Rise." Times-Union. 10 June 1960. Original. 1 p.
Editorial on "Winds of Change": "TU Series on Negro Brings Offers of Desirable Homes." Times-Union. [June 1960?]. Original. 1 p.
Editorial on "Winds of Change": "'Perceptive and Revealing'; Meditation Board Proposed." Times-Union. [June 1960?]. Original. 1 p.
Editorial on "Winds of Change": Davis, Reuben K. "Series Win Praise As Needed First Step."/"Help Asked in Plan To Aid Negro Housing." Times-Union. [June 1960?]. Original. 1 p.
Editorial on "Winds of Change": Davis, Reuben K. "Wrong Word...."/Primo, Quintin E. "Required Reading For All." Times-Union. [June 1960?]. Original. 1 p.
Editorial on "Winds of Change": "Wind Series Praised, Some Questions Asked." Times-Union.14 June 1960. PC. 1 p.
"Early Meeting Urged On Negro's Charge." Democrat and Chronicle. 24 August 1960. Original.1 p
Lunsford, Charles T. Editorial: "Negroes are Ignored by the Republican Party." Democrat and Chronicle. 19 February 1961. Original. 1 p.
Jones, Jenkin Lloyd. "Middle Road for Race Issue." Times-Union. 12 June 1961. PC. 1 p.
"Community Leadership Needed to Stop Attacks on Police." Democrat and Chronicle. 22 August 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Editorial: A Way to Improve Racial Problems." Democrat and Chronicle. 26 August 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Letters to the Editor: NAACP and 'Negroes Want To Be Accepted.'"Democrat and Chronicle. 29 August 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Equality for All Negro and White." 29 June 1962. PC. 1 p.
"On a Sensitive Racial Matter." Democrat and Chronicle. 1 July 1962. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond. "Winds of Revolt:" Times-Union. July 1962. Original. Articles:
"Civil Rights Groups Have Big Task Ahead." Pictures, remarks of Reuben Davis, Kenneth Storandt. 2 pp.
"Negroes' Political Ties Confuse Bias Fight." Pictures, remarks of Clarence Ingram, Loftus Carson, Lloyd Hurst, and Alexander Peyton. 2 pp.
"Race Progress Comes, But Dilemma Stays." Pictures, remarks of Constance Mitchell, Dr William Knox. 2 pp.
"Negroes' Leaders Split on Strategy." Pictures, remarks of Rev. Quintin Primo, Obadiah Williamson, Mrs. James Young, Stanley Thomas.1 p.
"Young Negro Leaders Think NAACP Lags." Pictures, remarks of Laplois Ashford, Glenn Claytor. 2 pp.
Vogler, William. "Gas Pipe Cut In Negro Home." Democrat and Chronicle. November 1962. Original. 1 p.
Vogler, William. "Gates Gas Case Laid to Vandals." Democrat and Chronicle. November 1962. Original. 1 p.
"NAACP Aide Arrested." 8 November 1962. Original. 1 p.
"Fraternity Alumni Organize." About John Blake and Kappa Alpha Psi. Democrat and Chronicle. 14 November 1962. Original. 1p.
"Heavy GOP Vote in South Linked To Candidates' Integration Stand." Times-Union. 14 November 1962. Original. 1p.
"A Start toward Better Relations?" [publication unknown]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Girl Hurt in East High Locker Room Scuffle." Times-Union. 7 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Police Probe Race Strife." Democrat and Chronicle. 8 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Session to Air Racial Tension Cause Cures." Democrat and Chronicle. 16 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond. "100 Clergy Seek Easing Of Tension." Times-Union. 20 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Vogler, William. "Civil Rights Area Fund Set Up By 100 Area Clergy." Democrat and Chronicle. 23 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Clergymen Push Civil Rights Fight." Times-Union. 23 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Racial Talks In Second Day." Times-Union. 25 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Vogler, Bill. "Racial Talks Halted; Patrolmen Reported Facing Charges." Democrat and Chronicle. 26 February 1963. First page PC, second page original. 2 pp. ALSO FILED IN FOLDER 10 "AC White Brutality Case."
"Editorial: White Citizens Not Always Wrong." Democrat and Chronicle. 28 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Editorial: 'How to Eliminate Racial Tensions.'" Democrat and Chronicle. [February 1963?]. 2 original clippings. 2 pp.
Smith, Cliff. "Bar Assn. Offers Aid to Ease Race Tension." Times-Union. 1 March 1963. Original. 2 pp.
"County Bar Offers Aid in Racial Issues." Democrat and Chronicle. 2 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
Smith, Cliff. "'Dynamic Program' On Racial Issue Urged." Times-Union. 5 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond. "Racial Harmony Requires 'A Look Over the Wall.'" Times-Union. 21 March 1963. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond. "She 'Grabbed St. Peter.'" Article on Mrs. Harper Sibley. Democrat and Chronicle. 3 June 1963. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 14Leading up to the Riots, 1961-1963
"The Negro Problem in America with Special Reference to Rochester." Summary of the "Brick Forum" series by Harold C Passer. Concludes that a lot of tensions are due to housing and has 5 attached articles from the Democrat and Chronicle and Times-Union on housing, ranging from 1952-1960. [early 1960s?]. TS. 8 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Summary of "Racial Bias at Rochester-Brooks Gun Club." 19 January 1960. MS. 1 p. Accompanied by typed transcription.
"Greater Rochester Takes a Look." Information on race demographics. n.d. 3 pamphlets, 1 with Cooper's MS notes.
Goodman, Jan. Note to Cooper thanking him for loaning her some articles and the "Greater Rochester Takes a Look" brochure. n.d. MS. 1 p.
NAACP, Rochester Branch. Advocator, Vol 3, No 3. Article by Cooper, "A Portent for the Future Based on Recent Events at the UN." April-May 1961. TS. 2 pp.
Watson, George A. Jr. Letter to Cooper about his belief he is being discriminated against as he tries to find employment as a electrician. 21 August 1961. TS. 1 p.
NAACP, Rochester Branch. Executive Committee term 1961-1963. TS. 1 p.
Yudelson, Joel. Letter to Cooper about speaking on a panel for de facto segregation. 2 February 1963. TS. 1 p.
Wilson, Joe. Letter to Lida Bell Lunt in reply to a note. Has an MS note from Lida Lunt to Cooper at top about talking to Joe Wilson and asking if "the brotherhood" could sponsor it. 6 February. 1963. TS. 1 p.
Bazaar, Benedict, from the Rochester, NY and Vicinity Labor Council AFL-CIO. Letter about the poor conditions of employees at the Depot Restaurant in Pittsford. 19 August 1963. PC. 1 p.
Cooper, Walter. "Race Relations at the Crossroads." n.d. MS. 2 pp.
Cooper, Walter. "Some Problems Facing the Negro Here in Rochester." n.d. MS. 14 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Author unknown. "Poverty and the Rochester Negro." Cooper wrote MS title on a MS draft, but the draft is not in his handwriting. 9 pp.
"A Graphic Illustration of Selected Problem Characteristics." Maps with population statistics from 1960 Census. Source: Community Renewal Program, Rochester Bureau of Municipal Research in 1963. n.d. TS. 14 pp.
Box 4, Folder 15Baden Street Settlement, 1962-1963
Cooper. Letter to Howard C. McClary, Executive Director of Baden Street Settlement, recommending Ernest D. Denny. 10 January 1962. PC. 1 p.
Baden Street Settlement Newsletter. Vol XIII, Issue 3. December 1962. Original. 2 pp.
Baden Street Settlement Activities Department Committee Minutes. 3 December 1962. TS. 1 p.
Neighborhood Development Committee, 1962-1963. TS. 1 p.
Advisory Committee of the Neighborhood Development Department Report. 12 December 1962. TS with Cooper's MS notes. 6 pp.
Minutes of the first Neighborhood Development Committee. 12 December 1962. TS. 1 p.
Baden Street Settlement Board of Directors meeting minutes. 13 December 1962. TS. 2 pp, front and back.
Baden Street Settlement Personnel Committee. Memo to the Board of Directors about personnel code. 27 December 1962. TS. 1 p.
Goldman, Jane A, Chairman of Baden Street Settlement. Meeting reminder. 7 January 1963. TS. 1 p.
Personnel Code for Baden Street Settlement. January 1963. TS. 2 duplicate copies. 6 pp, front and back.
Baden Street Settlement Board of Directors meeting minutes. 10 January 1963. TS. 1 p, front and back.
Minutes of the second Neighborhood Development Committee. 16 January 1963. TS. 3 p.
Minutes of the third Neighborhood Development Committee. 6 February 1963. TS. 2 p.
Baden Street Settlement Resolution. 15 February 1963. Final and draft. TS. 4 pp.
Miller, Paul, Gannett Newspapers. Letter to Loma Allen about the special meeting. 16 February 1963. TS. 1 p.
"The Drive for Understanding." Editorial about Baden Street Settlement efforts. Democrat and Chronicle. 21 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Allen, Loma, Vice President of Baden Street Settlement. Letter to the board members about a special meeting. TS. 22 February 1963.
List of invitees outside the Baden Street Settlement for special meeting. TS. 1 p.
Officials, Agencies Air Race Tension Problem." Democrat and Chronicle. 22 February 1963. Original. 1 p.
Smith, Cliff. "Baden Street Settlement Gets New Chief." Times-Union. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 16The Riots, 1964
"City Slandered in Riot Charge." Editorial. Democrat and Chronicle. 22 August 1964. p 8A. PC. 1 p.
"We Do Not Apologize." Democrat and Chronicle. Letter from Robert Cunningham for the the Monroe County Committee of the Liberal Party refusing to apologize to Mayor Frank Lamb about the Race Riots. 25 August 1964. p 5D. 3 PC. 3 p. Original also available in OVERSIZED BOX.
Stone, Desmond. "Rochester Riots: a Scar or a Spur." Collection of articles analyzing the riots, reprinted from August 1964. The Times-Union. 2 Booklets; Original articles (3rd article missing from originals).
Cooper, Walter. Discussion of the riots in Rochester: "It is regrettable that the facts surrounding the so-called riots involving policemen ..." TS with MS edits. 6 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Brief discussion of the reaction to the riots. MS. 2 pp.
"The Non-White Population of Rochester: Expansion of the Ghetto 1940, 1950, 1960, and 1964." A summary of the statutes, trying to explain the reason for the riots. Source unknown. n.d. 5pp.
Gilman, Bill. Note to Cooper about the information "Mr. Astor" was given relating to the riots. Attached is a summary, "Specific sources of bitterness, disillusion," of injustice in Rochester and a list of 30 people who might be able to help understand the issue (including Constance Mitchell, John Mitchell, Dr. Walter Cooper, Dr. William Lee, Dr. William Knox, Rev Franklin Florence) and their area of expertise. 4 August 1964. MS note, PC attachments. 3 pp.
Population Statistics, County of Monroe, 1960-1964. Contrasts minority and total population in 1960 and to 1964 by township. Information from US Special Census of Monroe County, prepared by Office of Public Information. Statistics from 1 April 1964, published 21 September 1964. Original and PC. 3 pp.
Salzman, Sidney J, President of the Monroe County Bar Association. Letter to Cooper about the official statement of the bar on the riots and the civil rights violations which sparked them. Statement enclosed. 27 August 1964. TS. 3 pp.
"Our Changing City: the Facts Behind the Census Numbers." Times-Union. 16 October 1964. Original. 2 pp.
1960 Census of Rochester, NY. PC. 1 p.
Whitaker, Arthur L, Reverend. "Anatomy of a Riot: Why Did It Happen?...What Can We Do About It?" Democrat and Chronicle. 28 February 1965. Original. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 17Police advisory board reflections: Official statement on riots and community protest of board, 1964-1965
FBI, United States Department of Justice. Report on the Race Riots throughout the Country and review of the police action.18 September 1964. TS. 5 pp, front and back.
FBI, United States Department of Justice. Memorandum to law enforcement officials in the wake of the riots, reminding them to be careful of civilian rights. TS. 1 p.
Conway, Lawrence C, Public Relations Officer of the CAPAB. Letter to Laplois Ashford, Commissioner of Public Safety, forwarding general information and the information for the next meeting.11 June 1965. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Statement issued by CAPAB demanding abolishment and listing general reasons why the board is wrong. TS. 1 p.
Meeting Information for CAPAB meeting on 23 June 1965. TS. 1 p.
Box 4, Folder 18Cooper's reflections on the Riot, 1964?
Cooper, Walter. "Analysis of a Riot July 24-26, 1964." Outline for Essay, sub-categories: Dynamics of Black Community 1960, Awareness by Organizations and Individual of the Racial Crisis. n.d. MS. 3 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Cooper, Walter. "Reflections on the Rochester Riots in Rochester, NY July 24-26, 1964." Essay. n.d. MS and some TS inserts from "Specific sources of bitterness, disillusion." 10 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Box 4, Folder 19Reflections on the Riots, 1965-2002
Rochester Bureau of Municipal Research, Inc. "Estimated Present and Future Need for Low and Moderate Income Housing in Monroe County." February 1968. PC.1 p.
Schroth, Raymond A. "Return to Rochester One Year After..." Mentions Laplois Ashford, Constance Mitchell, Dr. Walter Cooper, Harper Sibley Jr, Dean Harper, Saul Alinsky, and Rev Franklin Florence. America. 14 August 1965. PC. 2 pp.
Lampert, Bruce. "The 1964 Rochester Riots." Thanks Sergeant Giannavia and Dr. Walter Cooper for their information and interviews (recorded here, p 4-12; 12-21 respectively). 12 April 1983. TS. 22 pp. Included:
Letter from Lampert to Cooper thanking him for his help in research. 29 April 1983. 1 p.
Sheet with information to fax report to Jeremy Gagina from Cooper. 3 February 2002. 1 p.
PC of Lampert's Interview with Cooper, pages, 13-21 of the report. 9 pp.
Envelope.
Author unclear, edited by Cooper. "Riots in Rochester." n.d. TS with MS edits. 6 pp.
Blackwell, Jeffery. "Two Recall 1960s Civil Rights struggles."Constance Mitchell and Cooper reflect on their activism and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; includes remembrances of police violence. Democrat and Chronicle, p16A. 4 April 2010. Original and PC. 2 pp. Video from interviews available at http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20104040358, accessed 6 April 2010.
Subseries V: FIGHT and other post-Riot programs, 1964-1980
Box 5, Folder 1Alinsky and Industrial Areas Foundation, 1962-1972
Von Hoffman, Nicholas, Supervisor for the Woodlawn Project for the Industrial Areas Foundation in Chicago. "Reorganization in the Casbah." Discussion of the lower-class African-American community organization, housing, misconceptions, and what needs to happen. [April 1962--cited as a reference by a paper about the role of the churches, below]. PC of TS. 13 pp.
Hacker, Harold S. "Who Is Saul Alinsky?" Paper presented to the Philosopher's Club introducing Alinsky to Rochester. 22 February 1965. TS. 11 pp.
Hacker, Harold S. "Who Is Saul Alinsky?" (See above) Revised. March 1965. TS. 11 pp.
Miller, Paul."Parties' Leadership Needed To Meet Rochester's Tough Problems."/"What Has Been Done Here?" Times-Union. 6 March 1965. Original. 1 p.
Ridgeway, James . "Saul Alinsky in 'Smugtown.'" The New Republic. 26 June 1965. Original. 2 pp.
Alinsky, Saul with introduction by Marion K. Saunders. "The Professional Radical: Conversations with Saul Alinsky." Includes introduction by Marion K. Sanders. Harper's Magazine. June 1965. Original. 11 pp.
Paper presented by the City of Rochester, NY, the Industrial Areas Foundation, the United Presbyterian Church in the USA, and the Presbytery of Genesee Valley. Analysis of the current state of Rochester, the role of the churches, and goals/ambitions. n.d. [likely 1965, given dates in text]. TS. 8 pp.
Riessman, Frank. "Self-Help Among the Poor: New Styles of Social Action: Can Saul Alinsky's community projects become a nation-wide model?" Trans-Action. September/October 1965. PC. 9 pp.
Robinson, Douglas. "Hiring of Alinsky Draws a Protest." New York Times. 11 January 1967. Original. 1 p.
"Playboy Interview: Saul Alinsky: A Candid Conversation with the Feisty Radical Organizer." Playboy. [March 1972]. PC. 28 pp.
Box 5, Folder 2"Tom" and "Whitey" Flyers, 1964?
"Uncle Tom's Cabin - The people below have been found Guilty of Being a TOM…" Flyer. Names: Loftus Carson, Lloyd Hurst, Maxwell Walters, Lloyd Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Ingrham, Irvin Carter. n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin - The people below have been found Guilty of Being a TOM…" Flyer (handwritten, distinguishable). Names: Loftus Carson, Lloyd Hurst, Maxwell Walters, Lloyd Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Ingrham, Irvin Carter. n.d. Blue PC and 2 PC. 3 pp.
"Whitey's" and "Riot Proof Outpost # 1." Cartoon/Flyer. n.d. Blue PC and 3 PC. 4 pp.
Box 5, Folder 3Pre/early FIGHT organization, 1965
Horton, Flaminia. Public Affairs--Topic: "Rochester, 14 Months After the Riots," Speaker: Rev. Franklin Florence. 20 October 1965. PC. 1 p.
Rochester's Temporary Committee. Lead by temporary chairman, Rev. Franklin Florence. Agenda. 30 March 1965. PC. 4 pp.
FIGHT. Agenda for 20 April. [6 April 1965]. PC with MS notes on back (unidentified). 1 p.
Proposals from the Delegates Caucus. Setting up policies for FIGHT. 22 August 1965.
FIGHT. Open letter to Governor Rockefeller. About minority need for jobs in Rochester and anti-poverty programs. PC. 1 p.
FIGHT. Open letter to Senator Kennedy. Asking Kennedy to attend FIGHT's constitutional convention. PC. 1 p.
Proposed FIGHT Constitution. [1965]. PC. 8 pp.
Box 5, Folder 4FIGHT 1st Annual Convention, June 1965
"1st Annual FIGHT Convention." Agenda. June 1965. Original. 1 p.
"1st Annual FIGHT Convention: FIGHT's Policy and Issues." June 1965. Original (TS) and 2 duplicate PC. 24 pp.
"1st Annual FIGHT Convention: Report of the Nominating Committee." June 1965. Original, includes Cooper's MS notes, and 4 duplicate PC. 10 pp.
Box 5, Folder 5Council of Churches, 1965
Council of Social Agencies Envelope. 10 June 1965.
Gilman, John S., president of Council of Social Agencies of Rochester and Monroe County. Note to the board of directors results of a survey. 8 June 1965. PC. 1 p.
Storandt, Kenneth M. To board of directors, minutes of the May 18 meeting. 2 June 1965. PC. 5 pp.
Storandt, Kenneth M. Letter to Cooper, welcoming to the board of directors. 4 June 1965. TS. 1 p.
Handbook for the Social Service Department of the Rochester Area Council of Churches. PC. 15 pp.
"Negro Clerics Hit Bishop's Stand."Times-Union. 23 September 1965. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond. "Church Council Urges Kodak, FIGHT to Agree." 13 January 1967. Original. 1 p, both sides.
McKee, Mary. "FIGHT Support Urged." Democrat and Chronicle. 18 April 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Stone, Desmond. "The Council of Churches Criticizes FIGHT for the First Time." Times-Union. 11 May 1967. Original. 1 p.
Poniatowski, Don. "FIGHT Plan Rapped." Democrat and Chronicle. 12 May 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Box 5, Folder 6FIGHT articles, 1966-1967
Donovan, Brian. "FIGHT Offers to Modify Racial Membership Rule." Democrat and Chronicle. 29 June 1966. Original. 1 p.
Hooper, Ken. "Ashford Questions FIGHT Stand." Times Union. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Editorial: Boxscore on 'Fight.'" [Pittsford Post]. 19 January 1967. Original clipping. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League. Letter to the Editor of the Democrat and Chronicle clarifying the Urban League's view of FIGHT. Version forwarded to Urban League Board of Directors. 3 February 1967. PC. 4 pp.
"FIGHT Funding Gets Support." Times-Union. 18 April 1967. Original. 1 p.
Behr, Peter. "FIGHT Training Audit Shows No Irregularities."Times-Union. 16 June 1967. Original clipping. 1 p.
"FIGHT Picks McEwen." Democrat and Chronicle. 24 June 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Janson, Donald. "New Left Convention Next Month Will Seek Strategy to Defeat Johnson." FIGHT mentioned as collaborating group. New York Times. Original. 1 p.
Poniatowski, Don. "Negro Club Challenges FIGHT. Democrat and Chronicle. 27 December 1967. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond and Peter Behr. "Race Relations '67: Negroes divided Over FIGHT Tactics." (8th in a series). Pictures of Laplois Ashford, Harry Bray, Dr. William Knox, and John Mitchell. Times-Union. 1967. Original plus PC. 4 pp.
"FIGHT's Teen Foes Seek Negro Support." [Democrat and Chronicle]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Box 5, Folder 7FIGHT vs Kodak: memos, letters, etc., 1966-1967
FIGHT. Letter to Kodak about their demands of Kodak. 14 September 1966. PC. 4 pp.
[Mulder, J.G.?]. Memo to Cooper along with "Statement by Eastman Kodak Company to representatives of FIGHT on September 14, 1966." 19 September 1966. PC. 4 pp.
Eastman Kodak Company. Letter to supervisors about negotiations with FIGHT. 15 November 1966. 2 duplicate PC. 4 pp.
Katzander, Shirley, Director of Promotion at the Reporter. Letter to Dr. Cooper about the article "The FIGHT Against Kodak" by Barbara Carter. Accompanied by:
Carter, Barbara. "The FIGHT Against Kodak." Mentions Saul Alinsky, Rev. Franklin Florence, Paul Miller. The Reporter. 20 April 1967. Original (whole publication) and 2 duplicate PC. Magazine and 8 pp.
Vaughn, William S., Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eastman Kodak Company. Remarks prepared for Annual Meeting of Eastman Kodak Share Owners. Summary of year for Kodak and address to interactions with FIGHT. 25 April 1967. PC. 9 pp.
Gilstad, Roger, Dr. Neal McNabb, and Dr. Leo Stornelli. "We are protesting because we are tired of Paul Miller's Attacks on Clergy." Open letter criticizing Paul Miller, Gannett Press, for his comments on FIGHT and the Rochester clergy. n.d. 2 duplicate PC. 2 pp.
Eastman Kodak Company. "Equal Employment Opportunity." About hiring policies. n.d. Brochure.
Box 5, Folder 8FIGHT vs Kodak: articles, 1966-1968
Stone, Desmond. "FIGHT Voices Criticisms." [Times-Union]. 26 January 1966. Original. 1 p.
Donovan, Brian. "FIGHT Vows New Push For Kodak Jobs." Democrat and Chronicle. 26 October 1966. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond. "Kodak Charges FIGHT With Power Drive." Times-Union. 6 January 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Stone, Desmond. "Eilers' 'Debut': Faces Press in 'Give-Take.'" Eilers is the number two man at Kodak. Times-Union. 7 January 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Van Hoffman, Nicholas. "Picture's Fuzzy as Kodak fights FIGHT." The Washington Post. 9 January 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Kifner, John. "Negroes Reject Kodak Job Plan." The New York Times. 11 January 1967. Original. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond. "Church Council Urges Kodak, FIGHT to Agree." Times-Union. 13 January 1967. Original. 1 p, both sides. Filed in Box 5: Folder 5 Council of Churches (1965).
"Boxscore on 'Fight [sic].'" [Brighton-Pittsford Post]. 19 January 1967. Original. 1 p.
"FIGHT's Anti-Kodak Drive On." Times-Union. 20 January 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Ridgeway, James. "Attack on Kodak." The New Republic. 21 January 1967. Original. 2 pp.
"Kodak-FIGHT Talks called Key to Accord." Democrat and Chronicle. 25 January 1967. Original plus PC. 3 pp.
"Kodak Replies on Presbyterian Stand." Times-Union. 28 March 1967. Original. 1 p.
Scroth, Raymond A. "Self-Doubt and Black Pride." America. 1 April 1967. PC. 4 pp.
McKee, Mary. "FIGHT Support Urged." Democrat and Chronicle. 18 April 1967. Original. 2 pp. Filed in Box 5: Folder 5 Council of Churches (1965).
Stone, Desmond. "The Kodak-FIGHT Dispute: How it Began, Why it Continues." Times-Union. 21 April 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Loh, Jules. "'Rochester's Agony'...As an Outsider Sees It." Pictures of Florence and Eilers, Chandler, Mulder, Alinsky, Vaughn. Democrat and Chronicle. 23 April 1967. Original and feature story PC. 9 pp.
Kifner, John. "Kodak Holds Its Meeting Amid Racial Protests." The New York Times. 26 April 1967. Original. 1 p.
Poniatowski, Don. "Stockholder's Back Kodak." Democrat and Chronicle. 26 April 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Lockwood, Leonard. "Why Eastman Kodak Meets in Flemington." Democrat and Chronicle. 26 April 1967. Original. 1 p.
"Meeting to Discuss Jobs." [Times-Union]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"The fight that swirls around Eastman Kodak." Business Week. 29 April 1967. PC. 4 pp.
"Who's Out of Focus: A Note on the Harassment of Eastman Kodak." Barron's. 1 May 1967. 2 duplicate PC. 2 pp.
Stone, Desmond. "The Council of Churches Criticizes FIGHT for the First Time." Times-Union. 11 May 1967. Original. 1 p. Filed in Box 5: Folder 5 Council of Churches (1965).
Poniatowski, Don. "Kodak is Sued by FIGHT Chief." [Democrat and Chronicle]. [May 1967?]. Original. 1 p.
"As We See It: 'Dead End' Recognized In Battle Against Kodak." Times-Union. 12 MAy 1967. Original. 1 p.
Poniatowski, Don. "FIGHT Plan Rapped." Democrat and Chronicle. 12 May 1967. Original. 2 pp. Filed in Box 5: Folder 5 Council of Churches (1965).
"Kodak Directors Drop Executive." The New York Times. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Mulder Loses Post at Kodak." Democrat and Chronicle. 19 May 1967. Original. 1 p.
Rumsey, John. "Xerox Thanks FIGHT for Praise, But Lauds Kodak."/Stone, Desmond. "Mulder Shies Away From Pact." Times-Union. 19 May 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Smith, Gene. "Xerox Backs Kodak on Civil-Rights Issues.." The New York Times. 20 May 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Lockwood, Leonard. "Wilson Lauds Kodak." Democrat and Chronicle. 20 May 1967. Original. 1 p.
Florence, Franklin, Minister. " FIGHT President Criticizes Joe Wilson." Times-Union. May 1967. PC. 1 p.
Stone, Desmond. "Kodak-FIGHT Settlement: A 25 Year Friendship Pays Off." Times-Union. 26 June 1967. Original. 2 pp.
Stone, Desmond. "Kodak- FIGHT Agreement: Both Sides Needed It." [Times-Union]. n.d. 2 original clippings. 2 pp.
Hofmann, Paul. "Kodak Is Reported Considering a New Plant in Rochester Slum." The New York Times. 4 November 1967. Original. 1 p.
"Dr. Cooper: The Ghetto's Great Need is a 'Sense of Community."/"FIGHT's Accomplishment: 'Talk, But No Action.'" Based on interview/comments of Cooper's. The Brighton-Pittsford Post.1 February 1968. Original clippings. 2 pp.
Box 5, Folder 9"Anti-poverty" publications, 1966
The FIGHTER. "Antipoverty Officials are Anti-Poor." January 1966. 2 duplicate PC, bottom of pages cut short, some pages are on two pieces of paper. 12 pp.
ABC Fact Sheet. Information on ABC and Anti-Poverty. 23 February 1966. PC. 2 pp.
Montgomery Neighborhood Center. Annual Report. January-December 1965. Booklet.
Box 5, Folder 10Elect Franklin Florence, 1972
"Yes, I want to help elect Florence." Asks for personal information and what form of support is being offered. n.d. Printed index card.
Unsent envelope from/addressed to the Committee to Elect Franklin Florence to State Assembly. Envelope.
Florence, Franklin, Minister. Letter to Cooper about his platform and asking for support. 22 August 1972. TS. 1 p.
Box 5, Folder 11FIGHT articles, 1970-1976
Tammeus, William D. "High Turnover a Problem at Fighton." publication unknown. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
Farrell, William E. "FIGHT in Rochester Means Job Training and Houses." Mentions Bernard Gifford, Rev. Franklin Florence, Saul D. Alinsky. New York Times. 1970. Original. 1 p.
"
FIGHT's President Looks at the Future." President was Bernard Gifford; he mentions Rev. Franklin Florence and Saul Alinsky. Democrat and Chronicle. 26 July 1970. Original. 1 p.
Smith, Susan. "FIGHT Audit Reveals Embezzlement." Mentions Frank Horton and Bernard Gifford. Times-Union. 15 June 1972. Original and 8 PC. 10 pp.
Smith, Susan. "Project Rejection Tied to FIGHT Audit." Mentions Frank Horton, John Parrinello, Raymond Scott. Times-Union. 15 June 1972. Original and 5 PC. 6 pp.
"FIGHT Favors Democrats." Democrat and Chronicle. 7 August 1976. Original clipping. 2 pp.
Box 5, Folder 12Employment articles
O'Reilley, Barbara. "Job Applicants Must Have Specific Skills to Offer." Mentions Edward Croft and John D. Hostetler. Times-Union. 9 June 1975. Original. 2 pp.
McGinnis, John. "Rochester to Renew Fight Youth Contract." Features Rev. Raymond Scott. Democrat and Chronicle. 8 July 1975. Original. 2 pp.
Dixon, Phillip. "Model Cities Legacy: $12 Million and Little to Show." Times-Union. 1 July 1975. Original. 2 pp, incomplete.
Chambers, Marsha. "Many Hired in New York Schools Lack Licenses Yet Get Top Pay. " New York Times. 16 January 1978. PC. 2 pp.
Box 5, Folder 13Hometown plans for the construction industry, 1972
New York Committee. Hometown Plans for the Construction Industry in New York State. October 1972. Booklet.
Williams, Franklin H and Joseph Swanson, US Commission on Civil Rights. Press Release on Hometown Plans for Construction. 15 December 1972. PC. 4 pp.
Williams, Franklin H, US Commission on Civil Rights. Statement on Hometown Plans for Construction. 15 December 1972. 2 duplicate PC. 20 pp.
Cooper, Walter. n.d. MS notes minority business and opportunities. 6 pp.
Box 5, Folder 14Endorsement of Daniel P. Moynihan, 1976
Gifford, Bernard R. "Moynihan on Race and Poverty--Another Look." The New York Amsterdam News. Reprint and 3 PC. 3 July 1976. 7 pp.
Gifford, Bernard R and Franklin Florence. Invitation to Cooper to have private luncheon with Moynihan. 3 August 1976. TS. 1 p.
Gifford, Bernard R. "'Benign Neglect' not racist."Article on Daniel P. Moynihan. Democrat and Chronicle. 4 August 1976. Original. 1 p.
Box 5, Folder 15Articles by or about Bernard Gifford
Gifford, Bernard, FIGHT Education Committee Chairman. "Policy Statementt Concerning Rochester and Area Schools." 15 October 1967. PC. 5 pp.
Machacek, John. "Gifford Gets Local Backing in Congressional Bid." Times-Union. 7 July 1978. Original. 3 pp.
Falks, Bill. "Civil rights activist testifies for cities." Gifford supports city policies over federal ones. The Reporter Dispatch. 4 June 1980. Original and 2 PC. 3 pp.
Love, Norma. "A tempered radical." A look at Bernard Gifford 10 years after he worked for FIGHT. Democrat and Chronicle. 11 September 1981. Original. 2 pp.
Box 5, Folder 16FIGHT miscellany
"Fact Sheet." "Did you know" questions regarding FIGHT, ABC and various individuals. 19 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Series IV: Economic issues during the 1950s-1980s
Subseries I: Small business administration, 1960-1975
Box 6a, Folder 1Community self-determination act, 1969
Goodell, Charles E, New York Senator. Press release about the Community Self-Determination Act. 14 January 1969. TS. 1 p.
Congressional Record. About Community Self-Determination Act. 15 January 1969. PC. 6 pp.
Community Self-Determination Act of 1969 Bill. 15 January 1969. Original. Bound, 180 pp.
Box 6a, Folder 2SBA and SBIC pamphlets, 1968-1969
Small Business Administration: What it is, what it does." Small Business Administration. January 1969. 2 Booklets.
Starting a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) informational booklet. Small Business Administration. November 1969. Booklet.
SBIC Financing for Small Business informational booklet. Small Business Administration. March 1968. Booklet.
Lease Guarantee. Small Business Administration. October 1968. Booklet.
502 Local Development Company Program. Small Business Administration. August 1968. Booklet.
Box 6a, Folder 3SBA and national minority business beginnings, 1969-1973
"A Plan to Develop and Coordinate a National Program for Minority Business Enterprise." 17 February 1969. Booklet.
Congressional Record. About Black Capitalism. Attached is the business card of Robert H Waechter, from National Association of Manufacturers. 12 March 1969. TS. 2 pp.
"From Probation to World Renown: The Small Business Administration: Its History and Development." Stull, Ray E. 30 July 1973. Included is a Memo explaining contents, 5 July 1973, and a press release about appointment of Windle B. Priem to Regional Director, 3 July 1973. Booklet.
Box 6a, Folder 4SBA and related newsletters and press releases, 1961-1970
Small Business Investment Company Digest. Update and Information on the SBIC. December/January 1969-70. Original. 7 pp, front and back.
Press release from the US Department of Labor. Excerpts from an address by Louis F Buckley, from Bureau of Labor Statistics. Speech about the importance of following market trends as preparation to enter the world and a focus in one's studies. 11 April 1961. Original. 5 pp.
Religion and Race Memo 11. Information on civil rights connections, includes section on Martin Luther King Jr. 28 December 1964. Original. 2 pp.
Announcement of Cooper's appointment to the SBA advisory board. Democrat and Chronicle. 18 June 1966. Original. 1 p.
Small Business Administration News. Announcement of the Black Economic Development Advisory Council to the SBA. 14 December 1968. 2 PC. 3 pp.
Small Business Administration Press Release. 27 January 1970. Policy of William D. Brewer, the Deputy Administrator of the SBA. Original. 2 pp.
Small Business Administration Press Release. 29 January 1970. Opening of the first minority-owned restaurant in Miami, Florida. Original. 3 pp.
Philadelphia's Bicentennial Corporation: Agenda for Action. Black Business Digest. Includes general letter from Albert D. Hendricks about the publication and a entry form for a raffle the magazine ran. 4 July 1970. Magazine plus 2 pp.
Small Business Administration News. Announcement the SBA is seeking to expand guaranteed loans. 10 July 1970. Original. 2 pp.
Profits. Institute for Minority Business Education. Vol 1, no 1. July 1970. Original. Newsletter.
Access. Published by the Office of Minority Business Enterprise. July/August 1973. Magazine.
Access. Published by the Office of Minority Business Enterprise. November/December 1973. Magazine.
Box 6a, Folder 5Black Economic Development Advisory Council, 1969-1970
National Black Economic Development Council. Letter to Richard M. Nixon, President of the United States. n.d. PC. 1 p.
McKissick, Floyd B. Letter to Cooper with list of all members of the Black Economic Advisory Council. 27 January 1969. TS. 3 pp.
McZier, Arthur. Telegram to Cooper about an upcoming meeting. 16 October 1969. PC. 1 p.
Irons, Edward D., Dr. Telegram to Cooper regarding the NBL Joint Task Force. 16 October 1969. PC. 1 p.
Crockett, J. Routing and transmittal slip to Cooper. 12 November 1969. TS. 1 p. Attached National Advisory Council for Black Economic Development Contact list. TS. 8 pp.
National Advisory Council for Black Economic Development Contact list. Some names missing. n.d. TS. 8 pp.
Minority Advisory Council Steering Committee. Members, contact information, and areas. 14 November 1969. TS. 23 pp.
Crockett, J. Routing and transmittal slip to Cooper. 9 April 1970. TS. 1 p. Attached Black Economic Development Advisory Council contact list. TS. 7 pp.
Black Economic Development Advisory Council contact list. n.d. PC. 7 pp.
Black Economic Development Advisory Council contact list. n.d. PC with MS phone numbers. 4 pp.
Black Economic Development Advisory Council contact list. n.d. PC. 7 pp.
Black Economic Development Advisory Council contact list. n.d. PC with MS corrections. 4 pp.
Black Economic Development Advisory Council. n.d. PC with MS corrections. 7 pp.
Box 6a, Folder 6SBA: advisory council correspondence, 1969-1970
Behrend, Del, Research Director for Area Development in San Francisco. Memo to Walter E. Hoadly with attachment about probable community violence and how to prevent/minimize it. 2 April 1969. PC. 5 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Letter to Hilary Sandoval, Jr. summarizing Cooper's experiences in the SBA. 7 April 1969. PC. Resume attached, 1969. 4 pp.
Cooper's MS notes on problems with the SBA.
Cooper, Walter. Letter to the Members of the Black Advisory Council advising them of his dismissal and the state of the SBA. 25 April 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Burress, Thomas H., President [of THB III, Inc.]. Letter to Earl G. Graves, President of [Earl G. Graves, Ltd.] about his inability to attend a meeting and expressing his opinion on the Black Business and Economic Development Council. 6 May 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Wooten, John, Executive Director of Black Economic Union. Letter to Cooper regarding his recent dismissal. 6 May 1969. Original. 1 p.
Simmons, Donald M., Executive Director of Harlem Commonwealth Council, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding his recent dismissal. 7 May 1969. Original. 1 p.
Robinson, Jackie, Sea Host. Letter to Cooper regarding his recent dismissal. 9 May 1969. Original. 1 p.
Brathwaite, Yvonne W., State Representative for the 63rd District of CA. Letter to Cooper regarding his recent dismissal. 9 May 1969. Original. 1 p.
Blakely, Katus R., President of Blacks for the American Dream. Letter to Cooper regarding his recent dismissal. 12 May 1969. Original. 1 p.
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter to Hilary Sandoval expressing his disappointment in the SBA's recent actions and requesting Cooper be on any minority council formed. 21 May 1969. PC. 1 p.
Conville, [D ?], Director of Public Affairs of Eastman Kodak Company. Letter to Berkeley G. Burrell, President of National Business League, declining the loan of Cooper. 22 May 1969. PC. 1 p, plus envelope forwarding the letter to Cooper.
Guice, Garland C., Executive Director of Chicago Economic Development Corporation. Letter to Cooper regarding the slow reformation of the SBA. 26 May 1969. Original. 1 p.
Williams, Hosea L., Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Letter to Cooper regarding his recent dismissal. 28 May 1969. Original. 1 p.
Roeser, Thomas F, Assistant to the Secretary and Director of Minority Business Enterprise, US Department of Commerce. Letter to Louis K Eilers, cc to Cooper, about Cooper's work with the SBA. 28 May 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Letter to Senator Edward Brooke thanking the Senator for his interest in SBA. 5 June 1969. Draft and final. PC. 6 pp.
Sandoval, Hilary Jr., Administrator of the SBA. Letter to Cooper requesting his attendance at an advisory council of the SBA. 27 June 1969. TS. 1 p.
Bolden, Darwin W, National Executive Director of the Interracial Council for Business Opportunity (ICBO). Notification of the Black Advisory Council Meeting. 8 July 1969. PC. 1 p.
2 quotes showing "An Indication that blacks are above average prospects for the shoe-store ownership business." PC. 1 p.
Kaye, William G. Letter to Cooper about consumer credit to low income groups. 31 July 1969. TS. 1 p.
Bayh, Birch, US Senator. Letter to Cooper about 3 bills involving urban planning and economic development. Enclosed are the bills and the Congressional Record for 14 July 1969. 4 August 1969. TS and PC. 4 pp.
Brown, Robert J. Letter to Cooper acknowledging a letter about a meeting between President Nixon and the National Black Advisory Council for Business and Economic Development of the SBA. 5 August 1969. TS. 1 p.
McZier, Arthur, Acting Assistant Administrator for US SBA. Letter to Cooper asking his opinion on the SBA ability to grant loans to minorities. TS. Attached is the proposal as sent to Hampton Rabon, PC. 7 August 1969. 5 pp.
Bolden, Darwin W, National Executive Director of the ICBO. Letter to Cooper about becoming the new Director of the Minority Entrepreneurship Program in the Small Business Administration. 15 August 1969. TS with MS note at end. 2 pp.
Burress, Thomas H III, President of THB III, Inc. Letter to Cooper about meeting with President Nixon. 15 August 1969. Includes article from the New York Post by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, "Program for Black Capitalism Quietly Withers on the Vine." PC. 4 pp.
Brewer, WD, Acting Administrator for SBA. Letter to the Advisory Council about a budget increase. 12 December 1969. PC. 2 pp.
McZier, Arthur, Assistant Administrator for Minority Enterprise. About the SBA. TS. 4 pp.
Sandoval, Hilary Jr., Administrator of SBA. Letter to Cooper saying his appointment to the Regional Advisory council expired December 31, 1969. 26 March 1970. Original. 1 p
Burress, Thomas H. Letter to Cooper about the staffing of the Black Advisory Council. 10 April 1970. PC. 3 pp. Attached:
Burress, Thomas H. Memorandum to selected members of the Black Advisory Council regarding Local Council Organization (regional contacts). 10 April 1970. PC. 1 p.
Burress, Thomas H. Memorandum to Local Councils of the Black Advisory Council regarding Local Council Organization (regional contacts). 10 April 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Robinson, George H, Executive Director of the Institute for Minority Business Education. Letter with and attached City Directories of Black Businesses. 15 June 1970. PC. 7 pp.
McZier, Arthur, Assistant Administrator for Minority Enterprise. Form letter to Cooper about the appointment of Carlos Villamil to the office of of Small Business administration New York Regional Director. PC. 29 July 1970. 1 p.
Burress, Thomas H, III, from ICBO. Letter to Cooper accompanying information from Volume 35 Number 118 Part II of the Federal Register dated 18 June 1970. 5 August 1970. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Federal Register, Vol 35, No 118."Non-Discrimination in Federally Assisted Programs of the Department of Transportation." 18 June 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Sterling, William M. Letter to Cooper about Sterling's candidacy for State Representative in Oregon, asking for Cooper's advice on his campaign. 9 September 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Certificate of Nomination. 26 May 1970. PC. 1 p.
News articles about the election in which Sterling received the Democratic nomination by write-in. June 1970. PC. 1 p.
McKissick, Floyd B. Letter to Arthur McZier sending his regrets for the meeting on April 17, 1971. 5 April 1971. PC. 1 p.
Box 6a, Folder 7Presentation to house small business committee, July 1970
McZier, Arthur, Arthur, Assistant Administrator for Minority Enterprise. Letter to Cooper about a hearing held by the Select Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives. 23 June 1970. TS. 2 pp plus envelope.
McZier, Arthur, Assistant Administrator for Minority Enterprise. Letter to Cooper about the hearings the Select Committee on Small Business House of Representatives was holding. TS. 2 July 1970.
Evins, Joe L., Chairman of the Select Committee on Small Business House of Representatives. Invitation to Cooper to testify on the role of small business in minority economic development. 3 July 1969. PC. 1 p.
Cooper, Walter. Testimony presented to Select Committee on Small Business House of Representatives about the role of small business in minority economic development. 24 July 1969. PC. 9 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Rough draft of letter to the Advisory Council Members about the SBA. 6 July 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Notes on the Select Committee on Small Business of the House of Representatives. PC. 3 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Letter to the Advisory Council Members about the SBA. 10 July 1970. Attached: Announcement of review of the SBA by the House of Representatives. 6 July 1970. PC. 4 pp
Box 6a, Folder 8Cooper's presentation at Harvard University, February 22, 1969
Cooper, Walter. "Black Business and Economic Development." Presented at a Meeting of the Harvard University Black MBA Students. 22 February 1969. TS. 11 pp
Box 6a, Folder 9SBA miscellany, 1968-1974
Chiarella, James S. "Employer Obligations Selection of the Work Force." Discusses what an employee contract should include (fairness). n.d. PC. 6 pp.
Cooper, Walter. Statement promising to support students in the south and the NAACP. n.d. MS. 1 p. Accompanied by typed transcription.
"Corporations and Other Entities Which Have Organized or Are Interested in Organizing MESBICs." Original listing by Commerce Secretary Stans. 6 November 1969. PC. 6 pp.
"GSA Procurement Available to Minority Owned Companies." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
National Construction Task Force Contact List. n.d. PC. 2 pp, front and back.
SBA Franchise Representatives Contact list. n.d. PC. 4 pp.
Participating Franchisers in SBA-OMBE Franchising Program, Contact list and service description. n.d. PC. 10 pp.
Loan description cards. Small Business Administration. October 1968. TS. 11 cards.
SBA. Press Release of state of the SBA according to Hilary Sandoval, Jr. 11 May 1969. Starred sentenced, see attached. PC. 3 pp. Attached:
From "jc" to Cooper. "*knowing how the black leaders feel, I think this statement should have been deleted.....[next line]Carroll Harvey terminated Tom Langman's appt with MEDICO [next line] CONFIDENTIAL___------please." n.d. Internal memo sheet. 1 p.
SBA. Press Release of Hilary Sandoval's speech on SBA's stance on minority affairs. 12 May 1969. PC. 7 pp.
SBA National Advisory Council for Black Business and Economic Development. Meeting agenda. 24 May 1969. PC. 1 p.
"Studies of Negro Employment, Racial Policies of American Industry, Labor Relations and Public Policy, Collective Bargaining and Manpower. " University of Pennsylvania. 1970-1971. Booklet.
Washington, DC, organizations involved in minority owned businesses and economic development. n.d. List. PC. 1 p.
Itinerary for the Conference on Minority Financing. 7-9 October 1970. Accompanied by the business card of Susan Davis, from Urban Enterprise. PC. 1 p
Stuart, Reginald A., RRIC Correspondent. Letter to Cooper sending him his report on "Black Contractor's Dilemma." 15 August 1971. Original. 1 p. Attached:
Stuart, Reginald A. "Black Contractor's Dilemma." Race Relation Information Center. August 1971. Booklet.
"Creative Financing for Minority Areas." Information on business implementing social change. Includes a "checklist" to get financing from bank. n.d. PC. 19 pp.
Rivera, Victor M., District Director of NY. Letter to Advisory Council Members about nominations for a Small Business Man or Woman of the Year, nominating form attached. 18 January 1974. PC. 3 pp.
Box 6a, Folder 10Wingspread Conference, 1969
Johnson, Jed., Jr. Letter to Cooper inviting him to be a panelist. 17 September 1969. TS. 1 p
Cooper. Letter to Jed Johnson, Jr. which accompanied his resume. 15 October 1969. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. Notes [for panel at conference?]. n.d. MS. 4 pp.
Johnson, Jed., Jr. Letter to Cooper regarding a workshop. 29 October 1969. TS. 1 p.
Paffrath, Leslie. Letter to Cooper expressing pleasure at his participation in the conference. 13 November 1969. TS. 1 p plus envelope.
Conference Information. 20-22 November 1969. TS. 2 pp.
Revised Workshop Agenda. 20-22 November 1969. PC. 1 p.
Johnson, Jed, Jr., Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Letter to Cooper regarding a workshop. 28 November 1969. TS. 1 p.
Box 6a, Folder 11Wingspread Conference, 1971
"Guidelines for Effective Human Relations Commissions: Organization, Membership, Budget, Staff, Goals, Programs." 1970. Pamphlet.
Johnson, Jed, Jr., Educational Programs Division. Letter to Cooper summarizing the Wingspread Conference. 27 February 1970. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Education Program Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. "Summary of Workshop Recommendations from the Meeting of Trade Association Executives on Affirmative Action to Assure Equal Opportunity in Employment." "'Wingspread,' The Johnson Foundation." 20-22 November 1969. PC. 18 pp.
Johnson, Jed, Jr., Educational Programs Division. Letter to Cooper inviting him to the Wingspread Conference. 5 April 1971. TS. 1 p plus envelope.
Cooper. Letter to Jed Johnson Jr. accepting invitation to the Wingspread Conference. 16 April 1971. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. "The Road to Understanding--Rap and Produce." The keynote from a conference sponsored by RIT. 16 April 1971. PC. 14 pp.
Cooper. Outline. n.d. MS. 1 p.
Johnson, Jed, Jr., Educational Programs Division. Letter to Cooper acknowledging his acceptance. 22 April 1971. TS. 1 p.
Johnson, Jed, Jr., Educational Programs Division. Note to Cooper forwarding the conference agenda. n.d. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Tentative Program. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Map and directions to Wingspread Conference Center, Racine Wisconsin. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Paffrath, Leslie. Letter to Cooper expressing pleasure at his participation in the conference. 7 May 1971. TS. 1 p.
Cooper. Notes. MS. 2 pp.
Folder, letterhead, and unused postcards from the Johnson Foundation, Wingspread.
Departure Schedule. 16 May 1971. PC. 2 pp.
Robertson, William B., Special Assistant to the Governor of Virginia. Letter to Cooper complimenting his speech delivered at the conference. 19 May 1971. TS. 1 p plus envelope.
Johnson, Jed, Jr., Educational Programs Division. Letter to Cooper thanking him for his participation. 17 June 1971. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Johnson, Jed, Jr., Education Program Division. Letter to Cooper thanking him for his participation. 19 May 1971. TS. 1 p.
List of participants in Wingspread conference. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Friedman, Eric S. Letter to Cooper about his enjoyment of the conference.7 June 1971. TS. 1 p plus envelope. Attached:
Resolution from the Conference. 15 May 1971. PC. 1 p.
Friedman, Eric S. Letter to his local Junior Chamber of Commerce about the conference. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Friedman, Eric S. Letter to his local Junior Chamber of Commerce President about the conference. 27 May 1971. PC. 1 p
Kurtz, N. Tilt, Deputy Director of the Private Sector Division of Office of Economic Opportunity. Letter to Cooper complimenting his speech delivered at the conference. 12 July 1971. TS. 1 p plus business card and envelope.
Johnson, Jed, Jr., Educational Programs Division. Letter to participants about Reverend Leon Sullivan's address to Congress. [July 1971]. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Congressional Record of Reverend Leon Sullivan's address. 15 July 1971. PC. 12 pp.
Resumes and biographies of conference attendees.
Literature:
"Breaking the Fear Barrier." Nation's Business. July 1971. PC. 2 pp.
"Developing a Resource: The Black Executive." Nation's Business. July 1971. PC. 6 pp.
Cassell. Frank H. "The Corporation and Community: Realities and Myths." MSU Business Topics. Autumn 1970. PC. 8 pp.
DiFiore, Kathy. Note to Cooper. 10 January 1972. MS. 1 p plus envelope.
Box 6a, Folder 12"Congressional action special report." Washington report, December 7, 1981
PC. 3 pp.

Subseries II: Black economics and employment, 1960-1975
Bedford-Stuyvesant Renewal Project: The folders were all contained within an envelope from Senator Robert Kennedy to Cooper (said envelope is the last item).

Box 6b, Folder 1African-American worker in Rochester
NAACP. June Membership Meeting Agenda (Speaker-- Dr. Walter Cooper, Topic "Rochester and the Negro Worker"). June [?]. PC. 1 p.
Cooper's MS Notes on housing issues.1 p, front and verso.
Cooper. "The Negro Worker in Rochester." n.d. MS. 4 pp.
Program for "The Second Annual Variety Show and Dance" plus 2 pp of Cooper's MS notes on who has paid for their advertisement in the program or not. 24 May 1957.
Rochester Personnel Women. ~20 surveys about Equal Employment Opportunity challenges for Cooper to address in a speech scheduled January 12 [year?]. Originals. ~20 pp.
Box 6b, Folder 2Madison High School Career Club, 1963
Series of articles of the field of chemistry and job growth, highlighted by Dr. Cooper.

Box 6b, Folder 3Black power and progress
Cooper. "Black Power and Progress." Presented at the 45th Annual Conference of National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. 24 May 1968. PC. 15 pp.
Excerpts from various articles relating to child development, family revenue, and revenue reform.
Box 6b, Folder 4Shaw University, February 19-20, 1970
Proposed Itinerary for Shaw University. 19 February 1970. Information on Black Economic Development and the Civil Rights Movement.
Cooper. Notes/Outline of "Role of Higher Education in the Black Revolution." n.d. MS. 3 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Cooper. Notes/Outline of "Power in the City," talk on how movements work in cities. n.d. MS. 1 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Cooper. Notes/Outline of talk on political unity. n.d. MS. 2 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Cooper. Speech on black history and publications available on it. n.d. MS. 2 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Box 6b, Folder 5Community Action Agencies meeting, May 4-5, 1973
New York State association of Board Members of CAA's: Agenda. 4-6 May 1973. PC. 4 pp.
Cooper. "Comments Presented before the New York State Community Action Boards Meeting." 5 May 1973. MS. 8 pp plus attached article. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Box 6b, Folder 6NAACP Annual Banquet, Niagara Falls, New York, November 16, 1973
Cooper. Outline. n.d. MS. 2 pp.
Cooper. "The Complex Matrix of Poverty, Racism, and Genetic Engineering." 16 November 1973. MS. 17 pp plus various highlighted articles inset.
Box 6b, Folder 7United Community Chest, October 16, 1976
Cooper. Outline of speech. n.d. MS. 5 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Cooper. n.d. MS. 4 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Johnson, Geneva B., Associate Executive Director of United Community Chest of Greater Rochester. 6 October 1976. TS. 1 p.
Collection of articles on issues such as community relations and black pride, some with Cooper's MS notes. PCs and originals.
Box 6b, Folder 8Letters
Williams, Franklin and Walter Cooper. Letters (identical content) to Charles E. Cahill and Erastus Corning II about New York State Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights. 9 April 1974. PC. 2 pp.
Glick, Lawrence B, Acting General Counsel. Letter to William Carey, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, about releasing employment information. 12 June 1974. PC. 1 p.
Belt, C. Howard, from the Civil Service Research and Advocacy Project. Letter to Cooper thanking him for taking part in the Strategies for Change Conference. 16 September 1974. TS. 1 p.
"Civil Service Research and Advocacy Project Strategies for Change in Public Employment." 20-22 September 1974. PC, one with Cooper's MS notes. 4 pp.
Box 6b, Folder 9Michael Lowenstein and the Rochester Independent
Lowenstein, Michael. General letter advertising the Rochester Independent. 1 p.
Notes on the logistics of running the Rochester Independent.
Essay on the need for the Rochester Independent: "We stand now at what well may be..." 3 pp.
Essay on the need for the Rochester Independent: "What is written or not written in a newspaper..." 3 pp.
Box 6b, Folder 10Civic Center Commission, 1962
Curran, Arthur B Jr, Corporation Counsel. Amendments to the Rochester-Monroe Civic Center Commission. 7 March 1962. 2 pp.
Curran, Arthur B Jr, Corporation Counsel. Letter of congratulations to Cooper about his appointment to the Civic Club Commission. 26 March 1962. 1 p.
Write-up announcing Cooper's nomination to Civic Club Commission. unknown MS. 2 pp.
Box 6b, Folder 11Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce), 1961-1965
Kane, Bob and the Nominating Committee of Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce. 20 February 1961. Letter to Jaycees, asking for help in the selection of a a president and Board of Directors for the Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce. Attached is the bylaws referring to the qualifications of candidates. 20 February 1961. 2 pp.
Cooper, Jaycees Job Placement Committee Chairman. Letter to members regarding about finding work for teenagers. 6 April 1961. PC of draft, final letter, and signed version. 4 pp.
Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce personal qualification record. 1 p.
Oppenheimer, Robert, president of Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce. Letter to members about the creation of a Business and Technical Personnel Register. 28 June 1962. 1 p.
Boyle, M Ross, president of Rochester Junior Chamber of Commerce. Notification to Cooper about the expiration of his membership due to age. 9 July 1965. 1 p.
Box 6b, Folder 12Applied Urban Research Associates, Inc. (AURA) and city planning, 1964-1970
Box 6b, Folder 13AURA letters, resumes, etc.
Cooper, Walter. MS queries about legal right.1 pp.
Cooper. "A Systems Analysis Approach to Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Council of Social Agencies of Rochester, NY." 5 December 1968. PC. 3 pp.
Jackson, Samuel C., Assistant Secretary for Metropolitan Development. Letter to Dr. D.C. Shuman with suggested reading for Town Planning. 29 July 1969. PC. 2 pp.
"Authors You Should Know!" City planning books available from American Society of Planning Officials. PC. n.d. 2 p.
"The 701 Comprehensive Planning and Assistance Program." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Knox, William J., President of Applied Urban Research Associates, Inc. Letter to Satyendra S. Huja, Executive Director of R-NED about Applied Urban Research Associates, Inc. 7 July 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Wilson, Jerry, President of R-NED and Satyendra S. Huja, Executive Director of R-NED. "Proposal to City of Rochester By Rochester North East Development of Model Cities (R-NED) to Perform Work on the Economic Development Administration Grant." September 1970. PC. 19 pp.
MIT Research Directory 1969. PC. p 25, 69-74, 139-142.
Joint Blue Cross and Blue Shield Public Relations Meeting Minutes. 5 October 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Bylaws of Applied Urban Research Associates, Inc. n.d. PC. 7 pp. Attached: Note to Cooper accompanying the bylaws and reminding him of an upcoming meeting, 18 October 1970, MS, 1 p.
"Potential Model for Surveying Model City Program." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
"Community Economic Industrial Planner." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
"Qualifications Standards - GS 301 Series." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Huja, Satyendra Singh. Resume. July 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Haines, George H., Jr. Resume. May 1970. PC. 5 pp.
Denson, Fred L. Resume. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Knox, William J., Jr. Resume. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Box 6b, Folder 14AURA related articles
Duncan, Joseph W. "The Impact of Technology on Employment Opportunities for Young People." Battelle Technical Review, Vol 13, No 1. January 1964. PC. 7 pp.
Eberhard, John P. "Technology for the City." International Science and Technology. September 1966. PC. 12 pp.
Herrmann, Cyril C. "Systems Approach to City Planning." Harvard Business Review. September/October 1966. 5 pp.
Semple, Robert B Jr. "'Crisis of the Cities'--What Role for Business." New York Times. 4 December 1966. Original. 1 p.
"Can cities be lured into urban rebirth?" Business Week. 17 December 1966. 3 pp.
"Systems Analysis: No Panacea for Nation's Domestic Problems." Science, Vol 158. 24 November 1967. Original. 3 pp.
"American Association for the Advancement of Science and Affiliated Societies 1967 Annual Planning Meeting." Science, Vol 157. 6 November 1966. Original. 4 pp.
AAAS Annual Meeting Tentative Schedule. 26-31 December 1967. 4 pp.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 134th Meeting. Discussion of cities and how to improve them. 27 December 1967. 24 pp
Rodman, Hyman. "Family and Social Pathology in the Ghetto." Science, Vol 161. 23 August 1968. Original. 6 pp, front and back.
Doxiadis, C A. "Man's Movement and His City." Science, Vol 162. 18 October 1968. Original. 4 pp, front and back.
Stevens, William K. "Computer Scans Urban Ills and Overrules Experts. The New York Times. 31 October 1969. Original. 2 pp.
Ridgeway, James. "New Cities are Big Business." Original and PC. 5 pp total.
American Society for Metals. List of recent articles; of interest to Cooper was "Application of Computers to the Problems of Urban Society." n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Georgia Jury Split on Temple Bombing."/"Son Is Innocent, Parents Confident." Articles on the possible bombing of a Jewish Temple by a former Rochesterian. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Huxtable, Ada Louise. "How to Build a City, If You Can." publication unknown. n.d. Original. 2 pp.
Amstutz, Arnold E. "City Management--A Problem in Systems Analysis." n.d. PC. 27 pp.
"Effective Research on Urban Problems." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Duncan, Joseph W. "A Framework for Forecasting Socio-Economic Change." publication unknown. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Box 6b, Folder 15National Business League, 1969
Fitzhugh, H Naylor, Pepsi-Cola Company. Memo to New York Members of the NBL Joint Task Force about the 6 February Meeting. 10 January 1969. PC. 1 p.
Fitzhugh, H Naylor, Pepsi-Cola Company. Memo to New York Members of the NBL Joint Task Force about Fitzhugh's previous actions. 13 January 1969. 1 p. Attached: "A Systematic Approach to the 'Cause' of Black Enterprise." 16 December 1968. PC. 16 pp.
Press release about the Afro-American Builders Corporation Executive Committee Meeting. 25 January 1969. PC. 5 pp.
Special Meeting of the NBL Joint Task Force Agenda. Cooper's MS notes.6 February 1969. PC. 4 pp.
List of invitees to the 6 February 1969 Special Meeting of the NBL Joint Task Force. PC. 3 pp.
Downing, Newton S. Memo to Cooper about the meeting of the NBL Joint Task Force and the NAACP. Enclosed are the 6 February 1969 meeting minutes of the Committee. 24 February 1969. 6 pp.
NBL Joint Task Force on Black Economic Development, Meeting of New York Group. Agenda. Cooper's MS notes. 2 March 1969. 1 p.
Cooper, Walter. Statement on Business Goals for Black Americans for the Joint Task Force. 7 March 1969. TS. 3 pp.
Sexton, James Jr. Transmittal slip to Cooper with attached rough draft of comments and additions to Cooper's 20 March 1969 letter, based off previous statement. 27 March 1969. Original plus PC. 5 pp.
National Business League Memo to New York Members, NBL, Joint Task Force. Attached: Contact List of New York Members. 21 March 1969. PC. 4 pp.
Downing, Newton S. Memo to the Steering Committee, NBL, Joint Task Force. Results of meeting with the NAACP. 28 March 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Minutes of the Steering Committee NBL Joint Task Force. About community development. 2 April 1969. PC. 3 pp.
Box 6b, Folder 16Community Chest, 1971
Names and addresses. [Community Chest Mailing List?]. PC. 2 pp.
Cooper, Chairman of Panel A of the Community Chest. Letter to John Franco, Superintendent of Rochester School District about a Community Chest review. PC. 8 December 1971. 1 p.
Tota, Frank P., Assistant Superintendent of the City School District. Letter to Cooper about the City School District curriculum. 16 May 1974. TS. 1 p.
Weintrub, Ann D. Proposal sent to Fran Tota on the "Inclusion of Minority Studies in Primary Social Studies Curriculum." 21 June 1974. PC. 5 pp.
Concepts to teach about minorities. n.d. PC. 6 pp.
Social Studies curricula for the School District. n.d. PC. 7 pp, 11 pp, 21 pp, 10 pp.
Tota, Frank P. Excerpt from "The Need for a Multiethnic Curriculum" by Samuel L. Banks, published by the NAACP in The Crisis, April 1974, sent to the Minority Study Committee.
Box 6b, Folder 17Alternatives for the Future of Greater Rochester Conference, 1972
Brochures for Rochester--Cost of Living, Restaurants, Population, Cost of Living, etc.
Mitchell, James M. Director of the Brookings Institution. Letter to Cooper about a conference in Rochester. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Genesee Health Service Information Bulletin # 1. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Blackwell, John E., Community Affairs Coordinator Genesee Health Service. Memorandum to Board Members about a meeting on the Genesee Settlement House. 5 January 1972. PC. 1 p.
Agenda for the New Genesee Health Service, sponsored by the Genesee Settlement House. 5 January 1972. PC. 1 p.
"An Urban Policy Conference: Alternative Futures for Greater Rochester: A Conference to Prepare a Growth Policy for Greater Rochester." Sponsored by RIT, Rochester Industrial Management Council, Rochester Center for Governmental and Community Research, and the Brookings Institution. 1972. PC.
Box 6b, Folder 18Chicago Economic Development Council Conference, 1972
Cooper. "New Dimensions of Black Business." n.d. PC. 23 pp.
Browne, W. H., Argonne National Laboratory. Notes on the Progress Aerospace Enterprises. n.d. 3 pp.
"Congress Takes Activist Role in Science Policy." C
"Technology Initiatives: Hints on the Magruder Effort." 21 January 1972. Original clipping. 2 pp, front and verso.
Technical Search Results: Technology Transfer, requested by Cooper, sent by Mary Ann E. Archer. March 1972. PC. 12 pp.
Box 6b, Folder 19Civil Service Research and Advocacy Project, 1974
"Partial Listing of Recent Pending NYS Legislative Bills Concerning Public/Private Employment and Non-Discrimination." 9 January-22 February 1974. PC. 5 pp.
Wilmore, Jacques E., Regional Director of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. 25 February 1974. PC. 3 pp.
Belt, Howard C., Project Director of Civil Service Research and Advocacy Project. 4 March 1974. PC. 1 p.
Belt, Howard C., Project Director of Civil Service Research and Advocacy Project. "The Approach." A proposal to gather information on the Civil Service System. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Belt, Howard C., Project Director of Project Director of Civil Service Research and Advocacy Project. "General Research Design." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
"I. Examination of the Local Civil Service Structure." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
"II. Job Market Analysis to Be Determined By Local Research into Municipal Budgets and Personnel Roster." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
"III. Policy Review." Four versions. n.d. PC. ~20 pp.
"IV. Public Information Statutes (Federal)." n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Chapter XIV: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Mailgrams, letters and proposals for Affirmative Action, sent to various city officials. Summer 1974. PC. ~20 pp.
"Minorities' Rights in Public Employment." Pamphlet (2).
The United States Commission on Civil Rights. Brochure.
Minorities Rights in Public Employment." Booklet.
Belt, Howard C. Letter to Paul Brayer about his application for Affirmative Action Officer for the City of Rochester. 15 July 1974. PC. 2 pp.
US Commission on Civil Rights New York State Advisory Committee. "Proposal: Social Services and the Asian Community." n.d. PC. 1 pp, front and verso, plus envelope.
"There should be, authorized by Civil Service, the following..." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Civil Service Research and Advocacy Project: Direction for Change in Public Employment. "Conference Position." n.d. PC. 6 pp.
Wolpert, Ann, Betty Gittes, Rosalind Pollan. "How to Make Trouble: When to Bite the Hand that Feeds You." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Minutes from meeting for [city council?]. 13 August 1974. PC. 10 pp.
Bower, Joseph L. "Effective Public Management." Harvard Business review. March-April 1977. PC. 10 pp.
Box 6c, Folder 1General Electric, 1969-1970
Excerpt from article about GE's development programs. n.d. PC. 1 p.
General Electric. At Work in Industry Today. n.d. Booklet. Insert:
Kenerson, W.E., Manager of Employee and Community Relations for General Electric. Letter to Cooper about GE's efforts to hire minorities. TS. 23 February 1965. 1 p.
"Congressman Horton Praises Eastman Kodak Plan for Independent Business in the Rochester, NY, Inner City." Congressional Record. 29 November 1967. Original. 8 pp.
100 Small Beginnings: How General Electric People Are Trying to Help. Summer 1968. Booklet.
Houston, Haybert K., Nairobi Premier Mobile Services Division Manager. Introduction of Nairobi Corporation. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Bower, James B., President of Nairobi Corporation. Introduction and summary of Nairobi Corporation, formed by young African-American entrepreneurs. January 1969. PC. 3 pp.
Travel Authorization for Cooper by Philip Pruitt. 25 March 1969. PC. 1 p.
Cooper, Walter. "Report on Discussions Primarily with General Electric Company with Respect to 'Spin-offs' for Minority Enterprises." Sent to Philip Pruitt. 3 April 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Cooper. Statement about GE and its association with SBIC (SBA). n.d. MS. 1 p.
Cooper. List of Companies with addresses. n.d. MS. 11 pp.
Behrend, Del, Research Director Small Business Bank America. Telegram to Cooper about talking by phone. 3 April 1969. Original. 1 p.
Travel Authorization for Cooper by Philip Pruitt. 9 April 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Curriculum Vitae of Marcus Alexis. n.d. PC. 6 pp.
Doctors, Samuel I., Associate Professor of Management Environment. Letter to Cooper about his contribution of an article. 20 September 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Business and Minority Development: A Revolution in the Seventies. 15 September 1970. PC. 32 pp.
From Plastics to Groceries Inner City Businesses Grow in Rochester. n.d. PC. 14 pp.
"A Greater Coordination Likely in Technology Transfer." Industrial Research. PC. 2 pp.
Gourdine, Meredith C. "EGD-Harnessed Electric Wind." Industrial Research. PC. 6 pp.
"Microwaves--Novel Applications Spur Market Appeal." C
Mahar, James and Dean C. Coddington. "Academic Spinoffs." Industrial Research. PC. 9 pp.
Danilov, Victor J. "The Spinoff." Industrial Research. PC. 5 pp.
"Sources of Venture Capital." Industrial Research. PC. 5 pp.
Box 6c, Folder 2OEO Proposal for National Economic Development Institute, 1969
Economic Development Institute Agenda. 22 March 1969. PC. 1 p.
"Basic Functions of a National Economic Development Institute." n.d. PC. 6 pp.
Cooper. Outline of programs for economic development. n.d. MS. 1 p.
Box 6c, Folder 3OEO-TDS, 1972-1974
Thompson, Roy, President of Training and Development Systems, Ltd. General Information about the TDS/OEO Study Conference. 11 July 1973. 1 p.
Thompson, Roy, President of Training and Development Systems, Ltd. Letter to Cooper with specifics about the TDS/OEO Study Conference. 17 July 1973. 2 p.
OEO-TDS Study Conference Schedule of Activities. 25 July 1973. 3 pp.
OEO-TDS Study Conference Participants. 25-27 July 1973. 3 pp.
"The Imperatives." Strategic methods of reform for a community. PC. 54 pp.
TDS Conference. List of persons and summary of their accomplishments. 28 pp.
Biographical Sketch of David Clarence McClelland. 2 pp.
Simpkins, Gary A. Resume. 7 pp.
Goldenberg, Ira. Resume. 6 pp.
Questions about generalities of organizations/business success in various areas. 2 pp.
Thompson, Roy, President of Training and Development Systems, LTD. Thank-you to Cooper for helping with the TDS/OEO Study Conference. 2 August 1973. 1 p plus envelope.
"Racism Made An Issue by Mrs. Ghandi." The Times-Union. 1972. PC. 1 p.
Rowan, Carl. "'Blacks Need More Vigorous Leadership.'" [?]. Original. [?]. 1 p.
Emeka, Mauris L. "Black Banks: Progress and Problems." New York Times. 10 June 1973.Original. 2 pp.
Jones, Brendan. "Foreign Investments in the US Still High." The New York Times. 15 May 1974. Original. 2 pp.
Box 6c, Folder 4Shiffman, Ronald. "Strategy for a Coordinated Social and Physical Renewal Program: Bedford-Stuyvesant", 1966
Bound, ~200 pp.

Box 6c, Folder 5Bedford-Stuyvesant
"Bedford-Stuyvesant Renewal and Rehabilitation Corporation: By-Laws." 9 December 1966. PC. 23 pp.
"Purpose and Structure: Bedford-Stuyvesant Renewal and Rehabilitation Corporation." n.d. 2 Booklets.
Box 6c, Folder 6Bedford-Stuyvesant
"Meeting of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Development and Services Corporation." 12 January 1967. 2 Booklets.
"Industrial Development - Job Creation." 19 March 1967. PC. 8 pp.
"Bedford Stuyvesant Special Impact Program - Community Improvements Elements." n.d. PC. 16 pp.
Map of Bedford-Stuyvesant.
Box 6c, Folder 7Bedford-Stuyvesant
"Senator Robert Kennedy's Proposals for the City--Bedford-Stuyvesant Program." Congressional Record. 23 January 1967. 2 originals.
"Statement by Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the One Day Conference on Community Development in Bedford-Stuyvesant." 9 December 1966. PC. 9 pp.
Envelope.
Subseries III: Economics publications and articles, 1960-1975
Box 6d, Folder 1Study of the unemployed in Monroe County, 1967
Rochester Bureau of Municipal Research, Inc. "A Study of the Unemployed in Rochester and Monroe County, NY." January 1967. Booklet.
Box 6d, Folder 2Economic Opportunity Acts and Reports, compliments of Frank Horton, US Representative for the 34th/36th District of NY
Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. 20 August 1964. Original. Bound, 27 pp.
Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1966. 8 November 1966. Original. Bound, 27 pp.
Economic Opportunity Amendments of 1967, Report of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare United States Senate. 12 September 1967. Original. Bound, 223 pp.
Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Growth and Stabilization and the Subcommittee on Fiscal and Intergovernmental Policy of the Joint Economic Committee Congress of the United States. 28 July 1977. Original. Bound, 79 pp. Attached: Note from Frank Horton to Cooper.
Box 6d, Folder 3Publications from the US Department of Labor
Wirtz, W. Willard, Secretary of the US Department of Labor. "Know Your Employment Rights." [1964?]. Booklet.
Manpower Administration. "Jobs for the Hard-to-Employ in Private Enterprise." May 1966. Booklet.
McGill, Ralph E. Manpower Administration. "Seminar on Manpower Policy and Program: The South and the Southerner."December 1966. Booklet.
Manpower Administration. "New Directions in Manpower Programs." 1967. Booklet.
Manpower Administration. "Joblessness and Poverty in Urban Slums." 1967. Booklet.
Manpower Administration. "Your Opportunity for Job Training." n.d. Pamphlet..
Employment Service Review. "The New Manpower." [1967]. Booklet.
Wage and Labor Standards Administration. "Negro Women in the Population and in the Labor Force." December 1967. Booklet.
Box 6d, Folder 4Welsh, Fred S., Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. "Urban Opportunities...No Longer Business as Usual." Presented to the 51st Annual International Marketing Congress, American Marketing Association, June 17, 1968
Box 6d, Folder 5Remarks and reports
Ziegler, Ray A., Director of the Senior Worker Division of the Oregon Bureau of Labor. "A Report on the Motivational Effect of the Creative Job Search Techniques Classes Upon the Participants." 29 May 1964. PC. 6 pp.
Nilsen, Norman O., Commissioner of Labor, and Mark A. Smith, Administrator Civil Rights Division, Oregon Bureau of Labor. "Thirty-second Biennial Report." 1964-1966. PC. 25 pp.
Nilsen, Norman O., Commissioner of Labor, and Dr. Eric J. Weiss, Director- Research and Information Division, Oregon Bureau of Labor. "A Partial Report on the Inquiry into the Social and Economic Situation of Oregon Working Women with Dependents." 1967. PC. 28 pp.
Beardwood, Roger. "The Southern Roots of Urban Crisis." Fortune. 1968. Booklet.
"Remarks of James O. Gent, President Real Estate Board of Rochester, Inc, before the Human Relations Committee." 11 January [?]. PC. 3 pp.
"Remarks of the Honorable John J. Gilligan, Administrator of Agency for International Development at the National Conference of Sister Cities International, St. Louis, Missouri." 20 July 1978. PC. 16 pp.
Box 6d, Folder 6Training and Development Systems, Ltd. "Models and Strategies: How Public Resources Can Stimulate Economic Development and Human Achievement within the Minority Urban Communities", June 1973
Book, 271 pp

pp 97-122: Cooper. "Technology Transfer and Its Potential for Economic Development of Poor Communities."
Box 6d, Folder 7Local economics, 1961-1973
Editorial: "Parties 'Need' Negroes and Negroes 'Need' Parties." Times-Union. 24 February 1961. Original. 1 p.
Editorial: "Human Relations Unit Ignored." Democrat and Chronicle. 30 August 1961. Original. 1 p.
"Baden Venture in 60th Year, Faces 'Challenge.'" Democrat and Chronicle. 3 September 1961. Original. 1 p.
Editorial: "'What Have you Done For Me Lately?'" Times-Union. 31 July 1962. Original. 1p.
Tucker, Jack. "5 Black Muslims Segregated at Attica."/Deutsch, Arthur. "Low-Income Minorities Called Prey of Operators of Stacked Lotteries." Democrat and Chronicle. 13 November 1962. Original. 1 p.
"Project Booster." The Xerox World. 12 August 1969. Whole newsletter.
"Fighton Tells of Problem." Times-Union. 8 September 1969. Original, incomplete. 1 p.
"Pitfalls and Long Hours." Times-Union. 9 September 1969. Original, incomplete. 1 p.
"A Look at Three Businesses." Times-Union. 10 September 1969. Original, incomplete. 1 p.
Porter, Sylvia. "The Plight of the Poor Who Work." publication unknown. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Another Cassius Clay?" publication unknown. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Frederick Douglass Voice.30 September 1970. Original. Complete publication.
Tammeus, William D. "A Look at Three Firms: Rhetoric Doesn't Pay Rent." [Democrat and Chronicle]. n.d. Original. 2 pp.
"On Hiring Practices." Democrat and Chronicle. 8 July 1973. PC. 1 p.
Box 6d, Folder 8Local economics, 1974
Musto, Paula. "Action Council Named for Hiring Minorities."Democrat and Chronicle. 12 December 1973. Original. 1 p.
"Job Bias Charged to County." Democrat and Chronicle. 24 January [?]. PC. 1 p.
Thompson, Maurice H. "Industry Chided on Fair Employment Law." Democrat and Chronicle. April 1974. Original. 2 pp.
Stanley, Marsha. "Lapple Defends Civil Service; Democrats Ask for Investigation." Times-Union. 4 April 1974. Original, incomplete. 2 pp.
Sherman, Mike. "Suburban Officials Challenge Civil Service Report." Times-Union. 5 April 1974. PC. 1 p.
Musto, Paula. "Morin: Can't Fire Other's Employees." Democrat and Chronicle. 6 April 1974. PC. 1 p.
Minnery, Tom. "Give Civil Service Back to City--Ryan/State Charges Job Finagling." Times-Union. 8 April 1974. PC. 1 p.
Minnery, Tom. "Civil Service Here Circumvents NY State Law, Study Charges." Times-Union. [8 April 1974?]. PC. 1 p.
Minnery, Tom. "State Report Says 29 Should Be Fired." Times-Union. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Buckley, Sally. "City Accused of Stalling on Minority Hiring." Democrat and Chronicle. 10 April 1974. PC. 1 p.
Flaherty, Neva. "27 'Illegal' Employees: Where They Are Now." Democrat and Chronicle. 15 April 1974. Original. 2 pp.
Editorial: "Freedman Plan Betters Minority Job Chances." Times-Union. 16 April 1974. PC. 1 p.
Buckley, Sally. "Minority Work Hearing Planned." Democrat and Chronicle. 16 April 1974. PC. 1 p.
"Area Second in Job Bias, State Says." Democrat and Chronicle. 18 April 1974. PC. 1 p.
Buckley, Sally. "Dinorah Rudolph Quits City Affirmative Action." Democrat and Chronicle. 20 April 1974. PC. 1 p.
Minnery, Tom. "Civil Service Office May Bounce Back to the City--Again." Times-Union. 26 April 1974. PC. 1 p.
Minnery, Tom. "Return of Civil Service to City Goes to Senate." Times-Union. 9 May 1974. PC. 1 p.
Goldberg, Gerald. "Lawsuit Upsets Plans for 11 Police Trainees." Democrat and Chronicle. 28 May 1974. PC, incomplete. 1 p.
Buckley, Sally. "City Seeks to Recruit Minorities for Police." Democrat and Chronicle. 29 May 1974. PC. 1 p.
Ryan, Thomas P., Jr., Mayor of Rochester. Editorial: "Some Legislators Are Not Interested in the City." Times-Union. 29 May 1974. PC. 1 p.
Editorial: "Diversifying Police Force Tough Task."Democrat and Chronicle. 29 May 1974. PC. 1 p.
Musto, Paula. "County survey finds minorities low on pay scale." Democrat and Chronicle. 28 June 1974. Original and 2 PC. 3 pp.
Orman, Dolores. "Few from Minorities in Top County Jobs." Times Union. 29 June 1974. Original and 2 PC. 3 pp.
Minzesheimer, Bob. "Agency warns county on job bias." Democrat and Chronicle. 5 July 1974. Original and PC. 4 pp.
Minzesheimer, Bob. "Civil service chief disputes study on job discrimination." Democrat and Chronicle. 6 July 1974. Original and PC. 2 pp.
Hannon, Richard, Research Associate from the Civil Service Research and Advocacy Project. Letter to Cooper about Rochester's Affirmative Action Plan. 18 July 1974. TS. 1 p.
"Coalition Criticizing Minority Hiring Plan." Times-Union. 23 July 1974. PC. 1 p.
Dixon, Philip. "Federal Panel Wants to Check City Hiring of Women, Minorities." The Times-Union. 25 July 1974. Original and 2 PC. 3 pp. Attached:
Buck, Minna. Memo to Walter Cooper about the Public Employment Subcommittee Interview with Rochester and Monroe County personnel departments. 18 June 1974. PC. 9 pp.
Buckley, Sally. "Minority hiring plan is criticized." Democrat and Chronicle. 14 August 1974. Original. 1 p.
Buckley, Sally. "City Manager defends plan." Democrat and Chronicle. 15 August 1974. Original. 1 p.
Gallagher, Maryanne. "Schools get hiring plan." Democrat and Chronicle. 15 August 1974. Original. 1 p.
"Affirmative Action Plan on Good Intent." The Times-Union. 15 August 1974. Original. 1 p.
Locke, Henry. "Bias Plagues County Jobs, Report Claims." Buffalo Courier-Express. 23 August 1974. PC. 1 p.
"Will Snub Matthewson: Action Coalition." Democrat and Chronicle. 29 August 1974. PC. 1 p.
Musto, Paula. "Minority Hiring Not Keeping Pace." Democrat and Chronicle. 2 October 1974. Original . 1 p.
Lubschutz, Sarah. Editorial: "Minority Hiring Increases." Times-Union. 11 October 1974. PC. 1 p.
Box 6d, Folder 9General magazine and journal articles on economics and Black capitalism, 1960-1979
Samuels, Howard J. "Minority Economic Development -Where to?" n.d. PC. 12 pp.
Collison, Jim. "The American Press--Key to social Acceptance?" The Crisis. November 1960. 2 pp, front and back.
Bullock, Henry Allen. "Consumer Motivations In Black and White." Reprinted from The Harvard Business Review. May-June 1961 and July-August 1961. Booklet.
Harrington, Michael. "The Economics of Racism." The Commonweal. Article explaining inherent racism in the system which must be eradicated for true equality. 7 July 1961. PC. 4 pp.
Martz, Larry. "The Negro Market--Business Courts Its 19 Million Customers." Newsweek. 31 July 1961. 2 pp, front and verso.
Dorsey, Emmet E. "The American Negro and His Government-1961." October 1961. 5 pp, front and verso.
"More race pressure on business." Business Week. 12 May 1962. 2 pp.
Jules Feiffer. Political cartoon. Two men walking, one white and one black; sample dialogue: White Man:-"Look, I do my bit! Every day I DELIBERATELY sit next to one of you on the bus! Don't I get SOME time-off for liberalism?" Black Man- "Have you ever taken a colored person home with you?" Hall Syndicate, Inc. 21 September 1963. PC. 1 p.
"Income revolution' slows up." Business Week. 28 September 1963. Original and PC, 4 pp each, plus 2 repeats. 10 pp in total.
Fitzhugh, H. Naylor. "The 'Negro Market': Fact or Fallacy?" The Howard University Magazine. April 1964. Magazine, pp 10-12.
"Negroes get a hand." Business Week. 27 June 1964. 1 p.
Malabre, Alfred L, Jr. "The War on Poverty: The First Skirmish." The Reporter. 17 December 1964. Magazine, p 27.
Mahar, James, and Dean C. Coddington. "Academic Spinoffs." Industrial Research. April 1965. 10 pp
Moskowitz, Milton. "Where It's At: Black Capitalism." Business and Society. 17 December 1968. PC. 8 pp
Sturdivant, Frederick D. "The Limits of Black Capitalism." Harvard Business Review. Discusses the Community Self-Determination Act. January-February 1969. PC. 7 pp.
[?], Al. Note to Cooper about a recent visit. Attached is "Government: Black Capitalism Has a Hollow Ring," Business Week, 30 August 1969. 5 September 1969. 4 pp.
Conant, James, B. "In Our--Social Dynamite--Large Cities." Discovery. n.d. Original. 4 pp, front and back.
Sewell, Granville H. "Industrialization and Research in Developing Countries." Article on industrialization in Turkey, India, Taiwan, Lebanon, etc. n.d. PC with MS notes and highlighting. 6 pp.
Young, Whitney M, Jr. "What Price Prejudice?--On the Economics of Discrimination." [publication unknown]. n.d. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 5 pp.
Perry, John. "Business--Next Target for Integration?" 12 pp. At the end is an excerpt from Value in Social Theory by Paul Streeten. 2 extra PC. 18 pp total.
Goeke, Joseph R. and Caroline S. Weymar. "Barriers to Hiring the Blacks." Harvard Business Review. September-October 1969. PC. 6 pp.
Brill, Steven. "Sears Suit Stumbles." Esquire. 24 April 1979. PC. 2 pp.
Box 6d, Folder 10National news articles, 1963-1971
Poore, Charles. "Books of the Times." The New York Times. 13 August 1961. Original. 1 p.
Kaselow, Joseph. "Integration--A Start." [New York Times?]. 12 May 1963. Original. 1 p.
Lewis, Anthony. "Kennedy Weighs New Rights Law." The New York Times. Article on government regulation of rights, accompanied by graphs and charts about African-Americans. 2 June 1963. Original. 1 p.
"Negroes take aim at GM." Business Week. 20 July 1963. PC. 2 pp.
Pomfret, John D. "Economic Factors Underlie Negro Discontent." New York Times. 18 August 1963. Original and PC. 3 pp.
"Job Racial Bias Cited in Syracuse." Democrat and Chronicle. 14 April 1964. Original. 1 p.
"Excerpts from Statement Explaining Rights Bill." New York Times. 24 April 1964. Original. 1 p.
Schanberg, Sydney H. "New Racial Job Crisis." New York Times. 29 April 1964. Original. 1 p.
"Employers Urged to Tell Race Aims." New York Times. 27 April 1965. Original and PC. 3 pp.
Rusk, Howard A. "Caring for the Poor." New York Times. 22 August 1965. Original. 1 p.
Loftus, Joseph A. "Economic Growth Cuts Lists of Poor." New York Times. 22 August 1965. Original. 1 p.
Wicker, Tom. "Two Wars: Can Johnson Win Either?" New York Times. 2 September 1965. Original. 1 p.
Germond, Jack W. "Economic Report Shows Prosperity Is Negro's Biggest Help." Times Union. 27 January 1966. Original. 1 p.
Handler, M.S. "Welfare Groups to Organize Poor." New York Times. 9 August 1966. Original. 1 p.
Schulberg, Budd. "One Year Later: Still the Angry Voices (and Tears) of Watts." New York Times. 14 August 1966. Original. 1 p.
Ward, Douglas Turner. "American Theater: For Whites Only?" New York Times. 14 August 1966. Original. 2 pp.
Semple, Robert B., Jr. "Summer Job Plan May Be Extended."/Roberts, Steven V. "Urban Renewal to be Cut Back." New York Times. 18 August 1966. Original. 1 p.
"Non-white Youths Bypassed on Jobs." New York Times. 4 December 1966. Original. 1 p.
"A Planner Talks of Role of Poor." New York Times. 29 October 1967. PC. 1 p.
Miller, Arthur. "Topics: On the Shooting of Robert Kennedy." New York Times. 8 June 1968. PC. 1 p.
Shannon, William V. "Where Will the McCarthy Vote Go?" New York Times. 14 October 1968. Original. 1 p.
Conconi, Charles. "Negro Leaders Press Nixon for Business Aid to Ghettos." Washington Evening Star. 26 January 1969. Original. 1 p.
Porter, Frank C. "Black Coalition Claims Nixon Is Avoiding Talks." Washington Post. 26 January 1969. Original. 1 p.
"Nixon Sets Up Agency to Help Blacks Own, Manage Businesses." Jet. Whole Publication.
Behr, Peter. "Cooper Dismissed at SBA." [Times-Union?]. [April-May 1969]. Original clipping and PC. 3 pp.
Barmash, Isadore. "Shopping-Center Construction Falling Short of Demand." New York Times. 11 May 1969. Original. 1 p.
Evans, Rowland and Robert Novak. "Sandovall Bars Doors: SBA Head Orders Main Office Locked Up To Block Black Advisers' Meeting." Washington Post. 25 May 1969. PC. 1 p.
Delaney, Paul. "Black Capitalism Program Falling Far Short of Goals"/"Black Aid Agency Bold in Approach." New York Times. 29 June 1970. Original. 2 pp.
"Sandoval stands siege at the SBA: Democrats are gunning for him, but so are some Republicans." Government. 18 July 1970. Original clipping. 2 pp.
Dale, Edwin L., Jr. "Jobless Rate Up Slightly in April; Negro Level Rises."/Rosenthal, Jack. "Poor in Nation Rise by 5%, Reversing 10-Year Trend." New York Times. 8 May 1971. Original clipping. 8 May 1971. 3 pp.
Delaney, Paul. "Dissidence Mounts in Job Aid Alliance." [New York Times]. n.d. Original clipping. 2 pp.
Kihss, Peter. "Nonwhites Said to Gain in Income." [New York Times]. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
"Consumer Price Index."/"Cost of Living Increase Since 1958." [New York Times]. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
Rosenthal, Jack. "Progress Yes, but There Is Still Much Poverty." publication unknown. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
Loftus, Joseph A. "City Poverty Grants Linked to Aggressiveness." New York Times. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Detroit Car Makers Adding Negro Dealers." New York Times. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Rumsey, John. "General Motors Plans to Push $1.1 Billion Plant Expansions." Times Union. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Weaver, Warren Jr. "Negro Here Gets U.S.S.[sic] Busines[sic] Aid." [New York Times?]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Dr. Lee Stresses Our Economics Potential." n.d. Original. 2 pp.
"The Negro Economic Potential." (Also about Dr. Lee). n.d. Original. 1 p.
"US Aide Finds Task of Negro Banks Difficult." The New York. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Barmash, Isadore. "Retailers Facing Up to Sweeping Social Change." The New York Times. n.d. Original. 2 pp.
Series V: Urban League of Rochester, Inc.
Timeline: Urban League of Rochester, Inc 1960-Rochesterians involved with Urban League Program Tomorrow's Scientists and Technicians (TST) 1964-Friends of the Urban League 1965-Rochester branch founded; Dr. Marcus Alexis serves as first president, Robert H. Gudger serves as first Executive Director 1966-Gudger is asked to leave; replaced by Laplois Ashford 1969-Dr. William Lee becomes president 1970-Laplois Ashford leaves, Fred Denson serves as Interim Executive Director 1971-Denson become Executive Director, Paul V. Smith become President

Subseries I: Urban League, 1964-1968
Box 7, Folder 1Urban League Conference: general, 1964
NUL. "Community Action Assembly (Handbook)." 9-11 December 1964. Booklet.
National Urban League (NUL), Inc. "Community Action Assembly: Outline of Immediate Action." December 9-11 1964. PC. 1 p.
NUL, Inc. "Community Action Assembly: Annotated Bibliography." 11 December 1964. PC. 2 pp.
Millstone, James C. "Editorials: Civil Rights Leaders Begin a New Mission For Better Jobs, Housing and Education." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reprinted by the NUL. 13 December 1964. PC. 1 p.
NUL, Inc. "Local Affiliates." 24 December 1964. PC. 7 pp.
Box 7, Folder 2Urban League Conference: jobs, 1964
NUL, Inc. "Community Action Assembly: Job Opportunities Session." Schedule. December 9-11 1964. PC. 1 p.
Puryear, T. M. "Community Action Assembly: Job Opportunity Session." 11 December 1964. PC. 3 pp.
Puryear, T. M. "Some Characteristics of the American Labor Force." Background Paper: Job Development and Employment. 9-11 December 1964. PC. 9 pp.
Puryear, T. M. "The Negro Worker: His Status, His Problems, and His Needs." Background Paper: Job Development and Employment. 9-11 December 1964. PC. 9 pp.
Box 7, Folder 3Urban League Conference: housing, 1964
NUL, Inc. "Community Action Assembly: Housing Session." Schedule. December 9-11 1964. PC. 1 p.
Alves, Paget L., Jr. "Housing Needs of Negroes." 9 December 1964. PC. 14 pp.
Box 7, Folder 4Urban League Conference: health, 1964
NUL, Inc. "In Consequence of Color---The Health of American Negroes in America Today." PC. 35 pp.
Jones, Jeweldean."Priority Needs of Negroes in Health and Welfare." 10 December 1964. PC. 5 pp.
Jones, Jeweldean."Health and Welfare: The Urban League's Approach." 10 December 1964. PC. 5 pp.
Box 7, Folder 5Urban League Conference: education, 1964
NUL, Inc. "Community Action Assembly: Education and Youth Incentives Session." Schedule. 9-11 December 1964. PC. 4 p.
Box 7, Folder 6Urban League Conference: related articles, 1964
Horowitz, Irving Louis."The Life and Death of Project Camelot." Trans-Action. November-December [1964]. PC. 8 pp.
Rauch, Stephen S., Dr. "'In's' vs. 'Out's.'" [publication unknown]. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Mathews, Ralph, Jr. "Bridging Two Worlds: Playwright Arthur Miller Delineates the 'Ideal' Grassroots Worker." [publication unknown]. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Gilliam, Dorothy. "D.C. Making Progress in War on Poverty: Cardozo Area Sets the Pace; Suburbs Trail." The Washington Post. Newspaper.1 p.
Box 7, Folder 7Establishment and early meetings, 1965
Friends of the Urban League. meeting minutes. 8 December 1964. PC. 2 pp.
Knox, William, Dr., Chairman of the Rochester Friends of the Urban League. Invitation to a general interest meeting to start an Urban League in Rochester. n.d. (Meeting to be held 15 March 1965). PC. 1 p.
Gudger, Robert H. Resume. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Rochester Urban League. Names and Addresses of Board Members. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Gudger, Robert H., Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board Members of the Urban League of Rochester about the Personnel Code. 14 September 1965.
Allen, Loma, Chairman of the Personnel Committee of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester, forwarding the Personnel Code Proposal. 10 September 1965. PC. 18 pp.
Gudger, Robert H., Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Note to Cooper, forwarding:
Bennett, L. Howard, Principal Assistant for Civil Rights. Letter to Robert H. Gudger asking for information on African-American leaders in Rochester and asking for Cooper's own recommendations and information. 29 September 1965. PC. 2 pp.
Van Shaick, Frances L., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. Board meeting minutes. 27 September 1965. PC. 3 pp.
Knox, William, Jr., Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 19 October 1965. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for Board of Directors Meeting. 25 October 1965. PC. 1 p.
Van Shaick, Frances L., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. Board meeting minutes. 25 October 1965. PC. 2 pp.
Knox, William Jr., Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 8 November 1965. PC. 1 p.
Van Shaick, Frances L., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. Board meeting minutes. 29 November 1965. PC. 2 pp.
Knox, William Jr., Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Special board meeting announcement to the Board of Directors. 3 December 1965. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for Board of Directors Meeting. 13 December 1965. PC. 1 p.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. Board meeting minutes. 13 December 1965. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester. Financial Statement. 31 December 1965. PC. 1 p.
Gudger, Robert H., Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Board of Directors and members about the National Urban League's position on "black power" controversy. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc blank envelope (with letterhead).
Box 7, Folder 8Agendas, minutes, announcements, 1966
Personnel Committee of the Urban League of Rochester. Salary Ranges and Annual Merit Increases.14 January 1966. PC. 1 p.
Miller, Richard P., Manager of the Rochester Community Chest. Letter to Dr. William Knox, Jr. about funds allocated for the salary of the Urban League Executive Director's salary. 18 January 1966. PC. 1 p.
Knox, William, Jr., Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 20 January 1966. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for Board of Directors Meeting. 31 January 1966. PC. 1 p.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 7 February 1966. PC. 3 pp.
Lee, William E., Member of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Dr. William Knox Jr. about being unable to attend the meeting and giving his evaluation of the Urban League up to that point (in anticipation of a review of the Urban League at the next meeting).
Knox, William, Jr., Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 21 February 1966. PC. 1 p.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 28 February 1966. PC. 3 pp.
Knox, William, Jr., Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 17 March 1966. PC. 1 p.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary and Dorsey Nunley,Acting Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 28 March 1966. PC. 3 pp.
Urban League of Rochester. Financial Report. 31 March 1965. PC. 4 pp.
Gudger, Robert H., Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Announcement to the Board of Directors about the Executive Board's unanimous approval of the budget proposal. 1 April 1966. PC. 1 p.
By-Laws of the Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. Amended 25 April 1966. PC. 12 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 16 May 1966. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 25 April 1966. PC. 4 pp.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 23 May 1966. PC. 5 pp.
Eason, Charles E., Eastern Regional Office of the NUL. Memorandum to Eastern Regional Files about the "Field Visit to Rochester, NY, May 3-May 6 1966." 31 May 1966. PC. 15 pp.
Urban League of Rochester Proposed Job Description of the Executive Director. 2 PC, second has Cooper's MS notes. 4 pp.
Lowe, Robert C., Assistant Director for Public Safety for the US Aid Mission to Vietnam, Embassy of the United States. Letter to Laplois Ashford, Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety of the City of Rochester suggesting he consider a post in Vietnam. 17 September 1966. PC. 1 p.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 19 September 1966. PC. 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety of the City of Rochester. Letter to Cooper forwarding the speech Ashford delivered that day at the Chamber of Commerce. 22 September 1966. TS. 1 p. Enclosed:
"Continuing Our Efforts for Meeting Community Needs." 22 September 1966. PC. 12 pp.
Euell, Julian Thomas, Crew Supervisor of Audio-Visual Service Corps. "Why Audio-Visual Aid?" Advertising sent to the Urban League. PC. 2 pp.
Allen, Loma, Acting Chairman of the Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for Board Meeting. n.d. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Expenditure Report- Year to Date- Beginning April 1, 1969." n.d. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 1 p.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 9 November 1966. PC. 4 pp.
William Hall, Interim Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Cover letter to the Board of Directors forwarding "Urban League Business--An Approach to Action." 18 November 1966. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Turner, John B., Consultant to the NUL. "Urban League Business--An Approach to Action." July 1966. PC. 20 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Amendment to the Constitution: changing the composition of the Executive Committee. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Box 7, Folder 9Articles on the Executive Director change, 1966
Donovan, Brian. "Urban League Director Reported Under Fire." Democrat and Chronicle. 30 June 1966. Newspaper. 1 p.
Donovan, Brian. "New Urban League Head: Tradition Out, Says Ashford." Democrat and Chronicle. 18 November 1966. Newspaper. 1 p, front and verso.
Box 7, Folder 10Agendas, minutes, announcements, 1967
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Names and Addresses of the Board of Directors. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for Board Meeting, summaries of various projects given by the Executive Director, see "Associated." 23 January 1967. PC. 1 p. Associated:
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director Elect of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Richard P. Miller, Community Chest, with the proposed 1967-1968 Budget. 8 December 1966. PC. 1 p.
Philosophy and Programs. PC. 10 pp.
Proposed Budget. PC with Cooper's MS notes. PC. 2 pp.
Addendum to the Budget. PC. 2 pp.
Explanations for the Proposed Budget. PC. 5 pp.
Conclusion. PC. 1 p.
Job Description, Executive Director. PC. 2 pp.
Job Description, Associate Director. PC. 3 pp.
Job Description, Director of Housing and Urban Development. PC. 2 pp.
Job Description, Director of Economic Development and Employment. PC. 2 pp.
Furniture Needed to Equip Urban League Office. PC. 1 p.
Training Equipment. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester On-the Job Training Project. Progress Report for December 1965-December 1966. PC. 9 pp.
Urban League of Rochester On-the Job Training Project. Rationale for a New Approach. 5 pp.
Urban League of Rochester Project Uplift. Extended Budget. PC. 5 pp.
Urban League of Rochester Project Uplift. Summary. PC. 6 pp.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 23 January 1967. PC. 5 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 15 February 1967. PC. 1 p.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 27 February 1967. PC. 5 pp.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 3 April 1967. PC. 6 pp.
"Report of the Executive Director [Laplois Ashford]." 3 April 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. 3 April 1967. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester Standing Committees. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Budget. 1967-1968. PC. 13 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Budget Proposal. 1967-1968. PC. 2 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to the Board of Directors about Committee Assignments. 5 April 1967. 3 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 11 April 1967. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Rochester Urban League. Letter to Phillip Nusbaum at Henry Forbs School #4 about the Urban League's position on a proposed mental health services funding reduction. 19 April 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for Board Meeting. 24 April 1967. 2 PC, second with Cooper's MS notes. 2 pp.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 24 April 1967. PC. 3 pp.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Corporation meeting minutes. 24 April 1967. PC. 5 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 17 May 1967. PC. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for Board Meeting. 22 May 1967. 2 PC, second with Cooper's MS notes. 2 pp.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Corporation meeting minutes. 22 May 1967. PC. 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to the Executive Committee Members about Project Uplift Refunding. 7 June 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 12 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Holmes, Adolph, Associate Director of the NUL. Letter to William Hall, Director of Economic Development and Employment of the Urban League of Rochester about a visiting professor at Eastman Kodak through the Urban Leagues' Summer Fellowships Program. 14 June 1967. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper forwarding the attached letter. 10 July 1967. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Letter to Paget Alves, Associate Director of Housing and Urban Development for the NUL about Operation Equality. 6 July 1967. PC 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper about contacting Senator [Ted] Kennedy and Mark Battle, National Director of the Work Programs in the Department of Labor. 1 September 1967. TS. 1 p.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. [prior to 25 September 1967]. PC. 7 pp. Attached:
Urban League Proposal to ABC, Inc. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 13 October 1967. PC. 1 p.
Hayes, Mary, Urban League of Rochester Staff. Economic Development and Employment Committee meeting minutes. 19 October 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 23 October 1967. PC. 4 pp.
Toby, Williams, Jr., NUL's Training Seminars Program Director. Letter to sending refund for participation in conference. 2 November 1965. TS. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting reminder to the Board of Directors; also mentioning the Board-Staff Institute and the membership kickoff luncheon. 8 November 1967. PC. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to Cooper about the budget hearing before the Community Chest. 1 December 1967. PC. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting reminder to the Board of Directors; forwarding board meeting minutes. 6 December 1967. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 20 November 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper about the Community Chest Budget Committee hearing. 21 December 1967. TS. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper thanking him for his support and with well-wishes for the holidays. 22 December 1967. TS. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester Budget. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Box 7, Folder 11Agendas, minutes, announcements, 1968
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting reminder to the Board of Directors; forwarding board meeting minutes. 11 January 1968. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 18 December 1967. PC. 3 pp.
Proposed Budget. 5 pp.
Board-Staff Institute Small Groups. Assigns board members to a group for Education, Housing, or Employment. 17 February 1968. PC. 1 p.
Wilson, Jerry, Mrs., President of the ABC Board of Directors. Invitation to Laplois Ashford, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, to serve on the ABC board. 17 June 1968. PC. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for Board Meeting. 24 June 1968. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors about the Proposed Conference and Symposia on the African-American Family. 24 June 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "A Proposal from the Urban League of Rochester, Inc; A Proposal To Build New Housing to be Submitted to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Fund." 24 June 1968. PC. 8 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors forwarding attached. 25 July 1968. PC, with Cooper's MS notes. 1 p. Attached:
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Emergency Board of Directors meeting minutes. 17 July 1968. PC. 5 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors containing his Statement to the Board at the July 17th Board of Directors Meeting. 24 July 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Whitney Young, Executive Director of the NUL about the upcoming Urban League conference. 18 July 1968. PC. 4 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors relating the conversation with the Community Chest concerning the "New Thrust" movement. 24 July 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors of a newspaper article published by the Washington Post titled "New Directions for Black Power." 22 July 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Notification to Dr. Marcus Alexis, Board of Directors President, of his vacation days. 24 July 1968. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. New Thrust Application. 12 August 1968. PC. 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Dr. Marcus Alexis, Board of Directors President, containing rent costs for the Urban League. 6 September 1968. PC. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting reminder to the Board of Directors; forwarding board meeting minutes. 23 September 1968. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 24 June 1968. PC. 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Forwarding item to Cooper. 23 September 1968. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Young, Whitney, Executive Director of the NUL. Memorandum to Executive Directors of Urban League Affiliates about the upcoming Urban League conference. 17 September 1968. PC. 6 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for board meeting. 23 September 1968. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors forwarding items. 2 October 1968. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Changes to the National Health and Welfare Retirement Plan for employees of Red Feather Agencies. Effective 1 October 1968. PC. 3 pp.
Policy Statement of the Health and Social Services Emphasis of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. 8 October 1968. Addendum to the New Thrust Application to Sterling Tucker, Director of the NUL Field Services. 8 October 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Tucker, Sterling, Director of the NUL Field Services. Reply to Laplois Ashford accepting his proposal. 28 October 1968. PC. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 15 November 1968. PC. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Agenda for board meeting. 25 November 1968. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 1 p.
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 25 November 1968. PC. 4 pp.
Marshalleck, Helen. Memorandum to William Hall about Trainee Placements, including list of trainees [for ACT?]. 2 December 1968. PC. 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors inviting members to a Christmas Party. 12 December 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Executive Committee meeting reminder, forwarding letter about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund. 12 December 1968. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Pocari, James A., Jr., Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Fund. Letter to Laplois Ashford stating the Fund's willingness to pay half the salary of an Urban League management trainee. 28 August 1968. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Forwarding item to Cooper. 13 December 1968. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Press release from the NUL about prominent black educators. 4 December 1968. PC. 3 pp.
Box 7, Folder 12Budget, finances, solicitation material, 1968
NUL, Inc. Summary Tables Analysis of Urban League Finances and Personnel from 1966-1967. [1968]. Booklet.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Proposed Salary Ranges and Annual Merit Increases for 1968-1969. 1968. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Proposed Budget. nd. PC. 4 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Detail Duties of Program Worker. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the Community Chest for funding requests. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Guidelines For Membership Solicitors. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Form letter for mail solicitation. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Prepared by Price Waterhouse Co for the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Financial Statements. 31 March 1968. Booklet
Box 7, Folder 13Membership application, personnel code, January 1969
Application for Membership 1969 form. PC. 1 p plus envelope.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Personnel Code--Adopted September 27, 1965--As Amended October, 1968 January, 1969. PC. 17 pp.
Subseries II: Urban League, 1969-1970
Box 8, Folder 1Agendas, minutes, announcements, 1969
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting reminder to the Board of Directors, includes previous meeting's minutes as attachment. 15 January 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Phillips, Thelma M., Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting minutes. 16 December 1968. PC. 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Richard Miller, Manager of the Rochester Community Chest about the Urban League's Budget. 13 January 1969. PC. 2 pp.
"A Report on the Working Relationship Between the Urban League's Operation Equality Housing Division and the State Division for Human Rights September, 1967, through December, 1968." 24 January 1969. PC. 5 pp.
Quick, Mrs. Nathaniel, Acting Corresponding Secretary. Board meeting minutes. 27 January 1969. PC. 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors forwarding Urban League Conference information. 4 February 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Proctor, Samuel D., Conference General Chairman of the NUL. Memorandum to Urban League members about the 1969 NUL Conference. 20 January 1969. PC. 7 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Executive Committee about the Virginia Wilson Information Center. 5 February 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Miller, Richard A., Member of the Board of the Virginia Wilson Information Center. Letter to Laplois Ashford about the Urban League of Rochester becoming the sponsoring organization of the Virginia Wilson Information Center. 4 February 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Executive Committee meeting minutes. 4 February 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Executive Committee about the Presentation for the Community Chest Budget Committee Scheduled for Friday, February 14, 1969, at 4:30 pm. 12 February 1969. PC. 14 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Executive Committee about last minute information and instructions for budget hearing scheduled for Friday, February 14, 1969. 13 February 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Executive Committee about supportive information for Community Chest budget hearing scheduled for Friday, February 14, 1969, at 4:30 PM. 13 February 1969. PC. 8 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper forwarding CEP information. 17 February 1969. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Report on meeting with CEP staff, February 15, 1969. 17 February 1969. PC. 3 pp.
Report on recommendation of the executive staff members re: CEP program. 17 February 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors about the Report by City-County Youth Board. 19 February 1969. PC.1 p. Attached:
Bub, William J., Jr. Letter to James T. Cosgrove about the Report on Soul Brothers Urban League Project. 7 February 1969. PC. 4 pp.
Cawley, Dudley O., Assistant Regional Director of the NUL. Letter to Laplois Ashford thanking him for his cooperation during the inspection of the Rochester branch and sending copies of the Ombudsman and the Grant-in-Aid Program. 19 February 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Cawley, Dudley O. "The Ombudsman." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
"Grants-in-Aid and Civil Rights." n.d. PC. 9 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Accompanying forwarded materials. 20 February 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Report on meeting with CEP staff, February 15, 1969. 17 February 1969. PC. 3 pp.
Report on recommendation of the executive staff members re: CEP program. 17 February 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Walker, John S., CEP Orientation Program Director. Letter to Laplois Ashford about CEP Orientation Program. 17 February 1969. PC. 5 pp.
Quick, Mrs. Nathaniel, Recording Secretary. Board meeting minutes. 24 February 1969. PC. 2 pp. Attached:
Minutes of the Nominating Committee meeting. 17 February 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Green, William. Nominating Committee Report. 17 February 1969. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors about the budget. 14 March 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Preliminary Request for Budget Increase for Fiscal Year 1969-1970. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois. Letter to Jerry Riordan with Project Uplift budget. PC. 6 pp.
Riordan, Jerry, Community Chest of Rochester. Letter to Laplois Ashford approving the budgeting. PC. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 17 March 1969. PC. 1 p plus response card.
Quick, Mrs. Nathaniel, Recording Secretary. Board meeting minutes. 24 March 1969. PC. 3 pp. Attached:
Minutes of the Membership Committee meeting. 18 March 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Minutes of the Membership Committee meeting. 24 March 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Price Waterhouse Co. Statement of Revenues Collected, Expenses Disbursed and Fund Balances for the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. 31 March 1969. Booklet.
Whaley, Betti S., Program Director. Memorandum to Urban League Executive Directors and Housing Staff. about NUL Housing Foundation. 18 April 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Parks, Henry G., Jr., Chairman of the Housing Committee of the NUL. Memorandum to the Executive Committee of the NUL. 15 April 1969. PC. 5 pp.
NUL Housing Foundation Questions and Answers. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Executive Committee about Budget Hearing. April 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Riordan, Jerry, Community Chest of Rochester. Letter to Laplois Ashford approving the budget. PC. 1 p.
Riordan, Jerry, Community Chest of Rochester. Letter to Laplois Ashford about Project Uplift's budget. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois. Letter to Richard Miller, Manager of the Rochester Community Chest about the Urban League's Budget. 3 April 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Budget. n.d. PC. 25 pp.
Box 8, Folder 2Agendas, minutes, announcements, 1969
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Executive Staff, Executive Committee, and Obadiah Williamson about the visit form Mr. Cawley and Mr. Mack in New Thrust. 7 May 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Mack, John W., General Field Secretary of the NUL. Letter to Laplois Ashford about visit to discuss New Thrust. 30 April 1969. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Rochester Urban League. Letter to L[aplois] Ashford, C. Jones, R[obert] Mohr, W. Mabry, Dr. W[illiam] Lee, Dr. Walter Cooper about pursuing additional funds for Project Uplift. 19 June 1969. PC. 1 p.
Budget: June 21, 1969-June 20, 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Quick, Mrs. Nathanial[sic] E., Recording Secretary. Board meeting minutes. 23 June 1969. PC. 4 pp.
Claytor, Glenn A., Urban League of Rochester. Open letter recruiting members to the Urban League. 23 June 1969. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois. Memorandum to Executive Committee Members about the affiliation of WEDGE with the Urban League. 26 June 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Lincoln, William F., Member of the Ways and Means Committee of WEDGE. Letter to Laplois Ashford about the possibility of WEDGE affiliating with the Urban League. 23 June 1969. PC. 1 p.
"A Capsule View of Wedge." 6 May 1969. PC. 4 pp.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Rochester Urban League. Letter to John Walker and Obadiah Williamson about "Wednesday evening workshop program" about "nostalgia" and past of the civil rights movement. 3 July 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Program Description. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Executive Committee and the Executive Staff about the pre-conference meeting. 18 July 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Young, Whitney M., Jr., Executive Director of the NUL. Letter to Urban League Representatives about the pre-conference meeting with a statement about the New Thrust. 16 July 1969. PC. 11 p.
Quick, Mrs. Nathaniel E., Recording Secretary. Executive committee meeting minutes. 21 July 1969. PC. 3 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board and Executive Staff about a proposal to have a staff attorney for the Urban League of Rochester. 23 July 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached.
"Proposal for the Position of a Staff Attorney for the Urban League of Rochester." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Executive Committee about WEDGE. n.d. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Valdez, Jenette, Executive Director of WEDGE. Letter to Laplois Ashford about finding the policies of the Urban League and WEDGE consistent. 6 August 1969. PC. 1 p.
Constitution for the WEDGE. 11 November 1968. PC. 3 pp.
Exhibit A: The Action Group for Recreation and Youth. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Valdez, Jenette, Executive Director of WEDGE and William F. Lincoln, Community Chaplain of WEDGE. Suggested Amendments for updating the Constitution for WEDGE, Inc. PC. 1 p.
Executive committee meeting minutes. 11 August 1969. PC. 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to all board members and staff about the response to WNYR editorial. 18 August 1969. PC. 3 pp.
Foran, J. R., Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Board members about the Community Chest Policies and Urban League deficit. 26 August 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Policies and Budget Procedures of the Community Chest of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc. PC. 7 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Recommendations for Changes in Personnel Practices." 8 September 1969. PC. 8 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to staff about procedures for problem solving. 12 September 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors about school boycott. 10 September 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Lee, William, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting reminder to the Board of Directors for 22 September 1969. n.d. PC. 1 p. Attached:
"Project March: Research Project for Aiding the Rochester Urban League in Establishing a Program to Ameliorate Landlord/Tenant Relations in Rochester, New York." 12 September 1969. PC. 5 pp.
Board of Directors meeting minutes. 22 September 1969. PC. 5 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "News N' Views." October-November 1969. PC. 3 pp, front and verso.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Report on the Status of the Concentrated Employment Program in Rochester." n.d. PC. 10 pp.
Best, Wyoma, Publicity Committee of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper confirming an interview of himself on the Eddie Meath Show on the Black Families Conference. 7 October 1969. TS. 1 p.
Gill, W. Patricia, Community Health Department Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to the board about Urban League position on welfare cutbacks. 10 October 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
"Urban League Position on Welfare Cutbacks." 10 October 1969. PC. 3 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to all board members and staff about the visit of Congressman Frank Horton. October [1969]. PC. 1 p.
Lee. William, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 14 October 1969. PC. 1 p.
Byrd, Anna, Advancement through Clerical Training Director of the the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper about the commencement exercises of ACT. 31 October 1969. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Dr. William Lee regarding the Model Cities council. 10 November 1969. TS. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Jerry Riordan regarding the budget. 10 November 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Proud, Gary, Chairman of the Model Neighborhood Council. Letter to Laplois Ashford, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc, regarding the Model Neighborhood Council. 13 November 1969. YS.. 1 p.
Model Cities Fact Sheet: First Year Program. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Anderson, David A., Deputy Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to John E. Hines, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, regarding the Black Families Conference. 14 November 1969. PC. 1 p.
Angle, George, member of the Urban League of Rochester's Board of Directors. Letter to Thomas Boyde regarding the Urban League's Halstead Street housing project. 18 November 1969. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors about "discussions held on October 27 (the night of our last scheduled board meeting)." 21 November 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Byrd, Anna, Director of ACT. Thank-you to Dr. William Lee. 24 November 1969. TS. 1 p.
McDowell, Rozetta M., Chairman of the Program Committee. Program Committee Report. 1 December 1969. TS. 1 p.
Board of Directors meeting minutes. 1 December 1969. PC. 4 pp.
Cerame, Mario P. Letter to Laplois Ashford, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc, regarding the Urban League's lease. 9 December 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter to Laplois Ashford about Legal Aid and Assistance Programs. 11 December 1969. PC.
McDowell, Rozetta M., Program Chairman of the Urban League of Rochester. Program Committee Report. 16 December 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Board of Directors meeting minutes. 22 December 1969. PC. 5 pp. Attached:
Supervisor Orientation Outline. n.d. PC. 4 pp.
Riordan, Jerry, Community Chest of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc. Letter to Laplois Ashford about the approval of the Chest of the non-renewable supplemental allocation of funds for the Soul Brothers Program. 31 December 1969. PC. 1 p.
Box 8, Folder 3Black Families Conference: Myth and Reality, 1969
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Rochester Urban League. Letter to Cooper updating him on the status of the Black Families Conference. 13 June 1969. TS plus PC. 2 pp.
Memorandum to Committee Chairmen and Co-Chairmen of the Black Families Conference on "Report Meeting." Contains the proposed program format. 24 June 1969. PC. 1 p.
Black American Families: Myths and Realities. 4th Draft of the Program. 15 July [1969]. PC with Cooper's MS revisions. 5 pp.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Rochester Urban League. Letter to Roger Wilkins, Program Director of the Ford Foundation about the possible support of the Black Families Conference by the Ford Foundation. 16 July 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors about the Black Families Conference. 24 July 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
"A Conference on the Black American Family." Overview of conference. PC. n.d. 1 p.
Black American Families: Myth and Reality. Conference program. As of 16 July 1969. PC. 5 pp.
Cooper. "Black Families Conference." Outline of various aspects. n.d. Cooper's MS notes. 2 pp.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Rochester Urban League. Memorandum to Laplois Ashford, Dr. William Lee, Dr. Walter Cooper, Mrs. Madge Green, Mrs. C. Willis, and Dr. Mitchell about Contact of Resource Persons for Black Families Conference. 21 July 1969. PC. 3 pp. Attached:
"A Conference on the Black American Family." Overview of conference. n.d. PC. 1 p. (same as earlier listing, under memo from Ashford)
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. and Madge Green, Community Affairs of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Open letter about the "Black American Families: Myth and Reality" Conference. PC. 4 pp. front and verso.
"Black Families: Myth, Reality." Democrat and Chronicle. 12 October 1969. Newspaper clipping. 1 p.
Billingsley, Andrew, Dr, and Jeweldean Londa. "The Urban League's Statement on the Black Family." September 1968. PC. 5 pp.
Black American Families Conference. Format for Meetings. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Black American Families: Myths and Realities. 6th Draft of the Program. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Rochester Urban League. Letter to Cooper asking for a biographical sketch and a photograph. 6 October 1969. PC. 1 p.
Black American Families Conference. Panelists and speakers. 21-23 October 1969. Brochure.
Black American Families: Myths and Reality. Guide (general information, program, et cetera). 21-23 October 1969. 2 Booklets and 1 PC (9 pp).
"The Black American Families: Myths and Reality Conference." Opening session presented by Cooper. 21 October 1969. PC. 8 pp.
Cooper. [Notes from conference on the cost of living for a black family]. n.d. Cooper's MS notes. 2 pp.
Javits, Jacob K., US Senator of New York. Telegram to David Anderson apologizing for being unable to attend the conference due to the NATO conference in Europe. Telegram. 2 pp.
Descriptions of 3 programs for the Black Families conference. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Box 8, Folder 4Articles and press releases, 1969
"Why Neighbors Are Not Kin." Nature. 10 May 1969. PC. 1 p.
Stennis, John C., US Senator of Mississippi. Floor Speech about failure to integrate in the north while focusing on south. 16 October 1969. PC. 10 pp.
Brooke, Edward W., US Senator of Massachusetts. Letter to the President of the United States requesting a withdrawal of Judge Haynsworth's nomination to the Supreme Court. 1 October 1969. PC. 1 p.
Duggan, Dennis. "Still Forgotten: The Working Poor." The Nation. 9 June 1969. PC. 1 p, front and verso.
Box 8, Folder 5Agendas, minutes, announcements, 1970
Lee, William, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 14 January 1970. PC. 1 p.
Strawbridge, David A, of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, McCloy. Letter to Whitney Young, Executive Director of the NUL explaining the effects of the Tax Reform Act of 1969 on the Urban League and its affiliates. 20 January 1970. PC. 5 pp.
Office of the Executive Director of the NUL. Information on foundation grants and the Tax Reform Act of 1969. 22 January 1970. PC. 4 pp.
Quick, Jeanne, Mrs., Recording Secretary. Board meeting minutes. 26 January 1970. PC. 5 pp. Attached:
Reorganization of Community Health and Housing Departments. 26 January 1970. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester News Release. Position-Superintendent's Plans for Reorganization of the Rochester Public Schools. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Ashford, Laplois Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Remarks at the Chicago Urban League Annual Luncheon, after being introduced as the replacement for the Chicago Urban League's Retiring Executive Director, Bill, Berry. 30 January 1970. PC. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Note to Cooper and Charles Jones about presenting the Urban League of Rochester's stance on Goldberg Desegregation Proposal. 10 February 1970. PC. 1 p.
Allen, Alexander J., Executive Director of Eastern Region Affiliates. Memorandum regarding the Eastern Region Community Organization Training Plan. 11 February 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Eastern Regional Council Planning Committee meeting minutes. 10 January 1970. PC. 5 pp.
Parks, Ralph, Assistant Secretary of the Marine Midland Trust Company. Letter to Laplois Ashford regarding the Trust Company's involvement with the Urban League of Rochester. 13 February 1970. 2 PC (identical contents). 4 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors updating them. 17 February 1970. PC. 1 p.
Lee, William, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 19 February 1970. PC. 1 p.
Quick, Jean[ne], Mrs., Recording Secretary. Board meeting minutes. 23 February 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Williamson, Obadiah, Director of Community Organization and Development. Letter to Dr. William Lee regarding an issue facing his department. 4 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding the census program. 5 March 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
"The Census Project." 4 December 1969. PC. 11 p.
Anderson, David, Deputy Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding a press release on mothers needing welfare. 6 March 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
"Position of Eastman Welfare Recipients versus Monroe County Social Services Department." 3 March 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Anderson, David, Deputy Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding the death of Mr. Yeager's mother. 6 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Letters regarding the Termination of Contracts with Camura.
Rolle, John J., Project Director of On the Job Training. Letter to Laplois Ashford. 10 March 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Lein, Kenneth, Coordinator of the NUL. Letter to John J. Roller. 6 March 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Anderson, David, Deputy Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Harold Mars, President of Camura, Inc. 6 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding resignations. 18 March 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Resignation letter of Charles M. Jones. 18 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Resignation letter of Obadiah Williamson. 18 March 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Lee, William, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 27 April 1970. PC. 1 p.
Lee, William, Dr., President of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Board of Directors agenda. 27 April 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Denson, Fred, Interim Executive Director. Letter to Richard P. Miller, Manager of the Rochester and Monroe County Community Chest, regarding the proposed Urban League budget. 9 April 1969. PC. 1 p.
Agency Memorandum. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Budget, includes: Agency Trend Summary, Financial Summary, Expenditures Details. n.d. PC. ~50 pp.
Agenda [for Board meeting?]. 14 May 1970. PC of MS. 2 pp. Attached:
Proposed Supplemental Bylaws. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Miller, Richard P., Manager of the Rochester and Monroe County Community Chest. Letter to Fred Denson regarding the Urban League budget.19 June 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Board meeting minutes. 30 July 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Smith, Paul, President of the Urban League of Rochester. Statement (made necessary by tensions between the branch and the national organization). 3 August 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Tompkins, Ronnie, Acting Executive Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to the Board of Directors regarding Expenses 1970. 7 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to staff regarding support in future months. 12 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester. Reminder to Board of Directors about meeting. 26 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Board meeting minutes. 31 August 1970. PC. 5 pp.
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director. Letter to the University of Colorado regarding a student in need of financial aid. 24 September 1970.PC. 1 p.
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director. Letter to Edward Johnson regarding his need of financial aid. 24 September 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester. Board meeting agenda. 28 September 1970. PC. 1 p.
Board meeting minutes. 28 September 1970. PC. 6 pp.
Snipe, David H., Jr., Director of Housing and Urban Development. Letter to Cooper about study on zoning. 12 October 1970. TS. 1 p.
Linen, James A, President of the NUL. Letter to Paul, V. Smith, President of the Urban League of Rochester, about the termination of five Urban League employees, saying the Urban League needed to meet the NUL's demands in reinstating said employees, et cetera, or lose affiliation. 23 October 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. Agenda for Board of Directors meeting. 26 October 1970. PC. 1 p.
Board meeting minutes. 30 November 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper regarding the Personnel Code. 4 November 1970. TS. 1 p. Attached:
Sections of the Personnel code that were revised. PC. 7 pp.
Amendment to the Constitution regarding the composition of the Executive committee. Changes on first page, complete constitution attached. PC. n.d. 28 pp.
List of committee members for all committees, potential members, and potential Friends of the Urban League with contact information. n.d. PC. 7 pp.
Box 8, Folder 6Metro-Act of Rochester, Inc., February 1970
"Agenda for Negotiation between Metro-Act of Rochester, Inc, and the Community Chest of Rochester and Monroe County." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Metro-Act of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the directors of Rochester's "Red Feather" Agencies regarding budgeting. 5 February 1970. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. To the Board of Directors regarding Metro-Act. 10 February 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Arensmeier, Dan. Letter to Laplois Ashford regarding Metro-Act, the Community Chest, and the Urban League of Rochester. 10 February 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Haefner, Robert. "The Man Behind Metro-Act." Article on Dan R. Arensmeier and Metro-Act. The Brighton-[Pittsford Post]. n.d. PC. 2 p
Box 9, Folder 1Scandal/conflict memos, January-October 1970
Ashford Laplois, Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. To the Board of Directors regarding Obadiah Williamson's hiring. 12 January 1970. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. Letter to Dr. William Lee regarding his resignation and transfer to Chicago.16 January 1970. PC. 1 p.
Jones, Jean M., on behalf of the General Staff. Letter to Dr. William Lee recommending David Anderson as the next Executive Director. 22 January 1970. PC. 1 p.
Williamson, Obadiah, on behalf of the Executive Staff of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Dr. William Lee recommending David Anderson as the next Executive Director. 23 January 1970. PC. 1 p.
Williamson, Obadiah. Letter to Dr. William Lee regarding his resignation from the Board of Directors in light of his new position as a staff member. 23 January 1970. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. To the board of Directors forwarding attendance records for board meeting. 26 February 1970. PC. 4 pp.
"I. Function of Selection Committee, II. Firing, II. Community Chest, IV. Proposed Slate." n.d. Cooper's MS notes. 1 p.
Wilson, C. "Selection Committee." Describes all members of the selection committee for a new executive director. 26 February 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Lee, William E., Dr., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the staff announcing Fred Denson as the Interim Executive Director. 10 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Dr. William Lee about the transition in leadership during his move to Chicago. 13 March 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Lee, William E., Dr., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the Board of Directors calling a special meeting about the transition of leadership. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Williams, Henry P. Letter to the Board of Directors, forwarding a letter addressed to Dr. William Lee regarding the overlooking of David Anderson. 20 March 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. Memorandum to the Board of Directors about "Communications to and from NUL." 24 March 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Jim Oliver, Personnel Director of NUL, recommending David Anderson as his successor. 4 February 1970. PC. 1 p.
Oliver, James M., Director of Department of Personnel and Training of NUL. Letter to Laplois Ashford regarding the materials needed to process David Anderson as a potential candidate. 9 February 1970. PC. 1 p.
Wood, Danna M, Assistant Director of Personnel Services of NUL. Letter to Laplois Ashford asking for a recommendation for David Anderson. 27 February 1970. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Cover letter of the recommendation of David Anderson to Danna Wood. 3 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Oliver, James M., Director of Department of Personnel and Training of NUL. Letter to Dr. William Lee regarding the approval of David Anderson as the new executive director. 8 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Rivers, Roberts, Chairman of the Selection Committee (for the new executive director). Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding the "Executive Directorship Vacancy" and forwarding informational materials on the position requirement. 14 April 1970. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Position of the Executive Director: Responsibilities, Qualifications. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Fact Sheet: Founded, Affiliation, Board, Staff, Programs, Funding, Location, New Thrust, Salaries, Benefits. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Statement of Purpose and Policy. Adopted January 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Position of the Executive Director: Responsibilities, Qualifications. PC. 2 pp. (same as above)
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc.. Confidential memorandum to the Personnel Committee regarding the recent dismissals of David Anderson, Jean Jones, Mary Hayes, Robert Mohr, and Linda Bannister. PC. 1 p.
Lee, William E., Dr., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Open letter to members of the Urban League regarding the terminations of David Anderson, Jean Jones, Mary Hayes, Robert Mohr, and Linda Bannister. PC. 5 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, former President of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to the Rochester Black Caucus regarding his interpretation of the executive directorship affair. 23 April 1970. PC. 4 pp plus envelope.
Jones, Charles M. Letter to Dr. William Lee, accusing him and other board members of racism and criticizing his tenure as president. 24 April 1970. PC. 1 p.
[Urban League of Rochester, Inc]. Press release regarding the contradictory statements of Ashford, Anderson, and Lee. 29 April 1970. PC. 1 p.
O'Brien, Bill. "Urban League Strife Boils Over." Democrat and Chronicle. 30 April 1970. Original. 2 pp.
Lee, William E., Dr., President of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. Letters to David Anderson, Linda Bannister, Jean M. Jones, Mary Ann Hayes, and Robert Mohr informing them of the rights of employees under the personnel code and giving him the information for the hearing scheduled with the personnel committee. 8 May 1970. PC (contents identical in all letters). 6 pp.
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Personnel Committee outlines of reasons for dismissal of David Anderson, Linda Bannister, Jean M. Jones, Mary Ann Hayes, and Robert Mohr. 11 May 1970. PC. 8 pp. Exhibits:
A: Anderson, David A., Deputy Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Esther Stott regarding: "These fifteen names were drawn from the list the staff had submitted to the board's nominating committee several days ago." 17 April 1970. PC. 2 pp.
B: Anderson, David A., Deputy Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the executive staff containing a list of names of those the staff (lead by Anderson) would like to the see on the Board of Directors. PC. 2 pp.
C: Check from the Urban League of Rochester, recipient's name unreadable due to poor photocopying. (presumably made out to David Anderson, as suggested by the outline of his offenses). [12 November 1969?]. PC. 1 p.
D: Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Brief History of the Urban League of Rochester." n.d. PC. 12 pp.
Ashford, Laplois Ashford, former Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, current Executive Director of the Chicago Urban League. Letter to Bill O'Brien, writer of "Urban League Strife Boils Over" (article listed previously) correcting quotes O'Brien had of Ashford. 12 May 1970. PC. 1 p.
Allen, Alexander J., Director of the Eastern Region of the NUL. Letter to Dr. William E. Lee, scolding the Urban League of Rochester for the firings. 14 May 1970. PC. 3 pp.
"F.A.C." Internal Urban League memorandum about how to deal with accusations and the official position of the league; includes the calendar and schedule of the hearings, etc.14 May 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Allen, Alexander J., Director of the Eastern Region of the NUL. Letter to Dr. William E. Lee regarding the allocation of funds of the NUL to the Rochester branch. 1 July 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Dr. William E. Lee regarding his inability to continue as interim director. 1 July 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Thomas Taylor regarding the upcoming election of Board members. Includes a list of all current board members and their status. 6 July 1970. PC. 4 pp.
Allen, Alexander J., Director of the Eastern Region of the NUL. Letter to Paul V. Smith, President of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. regarding the upcoming meeting in Rochester between the branch and NUL. 11 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Allen, Alexander J., Director of the Eastern Region of the NUL. Letter to Paul V. Smith, resident of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. regarding funds for the Rochester branch from NUL. 11 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Linen, James A., President of NUL. Letter to Paul V. Smith, President of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. regarding the treatment of David Anderson, Linda Bannister, Jean M. Jones, Mary Ann Hayes, and Robert Mohr. 23 October 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Box 9, Folder 2Letter to Whitney Young and response from Alexander Allen, Spring 1970
Cooper. Draft of letter to Whitney Young, Executive Director of NUL: "You are probably aware of the fact the [sic] Mr. Laplois Ashford has resigned..." n.d. MS. 8 pp.
Cooper. Draft of letter to Whitney Young, Executive Director of NUL. 30 March 1970. 2 PC with MS revisions. 8 pp.
Cooper. Letter to Whitney Young, Executive Director of NUL. 31 March 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Allen, Alexander J., Director of the Eastern Region of NUL. Letter to Dr. William A. Lee responding to Cooper's letter. 10 April 1970. PC. 4 pp.
Box 9, Folder 3Community responses, 1970
Poster. Reads: "Urban League Makes the Community Count, Not Oreo Cookies like Dr. William E. Lee, Dr. Walter Cooper, Dr. William J. Knox, Manuel D. Goldman, *Bill Hall* [new line] If you have concern for you community organization [new line] Report to the A.M.E. Zion church on Favor Street, 8:P.M. Wed. Evening." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Johnson, Edward, student at the University of Colorado. Letter to the Director of the Urban League of Rochester about the league's inaccessibility and asking for money. 10 Sept 1970. PC 2 pp.
Black Caucus at Colgate Rochester Divinity School. Letter to Dr. William Lee scrutinizing the board of directors. Attached is a similiar letter from Cato, John David, Reverend and Reverend Obadiah Williamson of the Divinity School. PC. 2 pp.
Attached: Notes from a Junior Chamber of Commerce meeting in 1962. Apparently attached by Dr. Cooper because of a paragraph it contains. Some sections highlighted in the letter and the notes which are pertinent to each other. PC. 1 p.
Donby, Sam, member of the Urban League. Letter to [Dr. Lee], cc-ed to Cooper stating his concern over the recent activities. 20 May 1970. PC. 1 p.
Statement of the the Urban League of Rochester regarding the controversy. Apparently written by Cooper. n.d. PC and MS draft. 13 pp.
Box 9, Folder 4Budget and financial issues, 1970
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Financial Report. February 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the Board of Directors regarding a Community Chest Request. 23 March 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Riordan, Jerry. Letter to Laplois Ashford explaining inability to approve the Urban League's additional funding requests. 20 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Price Waterhouse Co. Financial Statements and Supplementary Information. 31 March 1970. Booklet.
Budget and evaluation, as sent to the Board of Directors. 12 June 1970. PC. 10 pp.
Price Waterhouse Co. Letter to the Board of Directors regarding audit. 23 June 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Denson, Fred, Interim Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. Letter to the Board of Directors regarding the financial audit by Price Waterhouse Coo. 29 June 1970. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Response to Price Waterhouse Management Memorandum. 20 November 1970. Booklet. At end:
Price WaterHouse Co. Recommendations to Promote Increased Administrative Efficiency and to Improve Internal Accounting Controls and Procedures. 30 October 1970. Booklet
Denson, Fred, Executive Director of Directors of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to board members regarding the above booklet. 8 December 1970. PC. 1 p.
Box 9, Folder 5Board/staff institute, September-October 1970
The Board/Institute was an all-day event on October 3, 1970, from 9am-5pm, consisting of informative sessions held by the Urban League of Rochester to acquaint the board and staff with each other and about all programs in the Urban League of Rochester. (If they are only focused on one issue, members might not know the progress of other initiatives.)

Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Board of Directors about the Board Staff Institute. 23 September 1970. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Board/Staff Institute RSVP card. 25 September 1970.
Board/Staff Institute Agenda. 3 October 1970. PC. 1 p.
Board-Staff Institute Workshops: Assignment of Staff. Assigns staff members to one of four workshops (Economic Development and Employment Department, Education and Youth Incentives Department, Community Organization and Development Department, Housing and Urban Development Department). [3 October 1970]. PC. 1 p.
Snipe, David H., Jr., Director of Housing and Urban Development. "Board Staff Institute: Urban Housing and Urban Development Priorities." 3 October 1970. PC. 6 pp.
"Education Workshop." [Sign-in for the education workshop at the board staff institute; the name of the workshop is in Cooper's handwriting, names are not]. [3 October 1970]. MS. 1 p.
Box 9, Folder 6Executive board orientation: schedule and registration, August 1970
Folders 6-11 are from the Executive Board Orientation. Held during August 1970, this was an effort on part of the Urban League of Rochester to bring all its board members up-to-date on policies and projects. Part of the motivation for this was the conflict which occurred in the Rochester Urban League when Laplois Ashford took the executive director position in the Chicago Urban League and left Rochester.

Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Board of Directors Orientation Schedule. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Board of Directors Information on Board Members. Basic personal information and preferences for conferences. n.d. PC. 1 p. Attached:
"Committee Preference." Key to abbreviations on selection sheet of committees (e.g. Education and Youth Incentives, Housing and Urban Development, ...). n.d. PC. 1 p.
Box 9, Folder 7Executive board orientation session I: Overview of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc., August 1970
Board of Director [sic] - Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Orientation-Session I." Agenda for Session I. n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Board/Staff Relations Committee: Lawrence Wright-Chairman, Richard Miller, and George Simmons." n.d. PC. 1 p.
[Urban League of Rochester, Inc]. "By-Laws." n.d. PC. 8 pp.
[Urban League of Rochester, Inc]. "Statement of Policy." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
[Urban League of Rochester, Inc]. "Summary of Urban League Personnel Practices and Policies." n.d. PC. 9 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Personnel Code." n.d. PC. 26 pp.
[Urban League of Rochester, Inc]. "Committee Chairmen." n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Legal Committee: Roger Kessel-Chairman, J. Richard Everett, Robert Feldman, Richard Miller, Thomas Taylor, Charles Willis." n.d. PC. 1 p.
[List of goals of the Urban League?]. "..administration..supervision..coordination..policy recommendations..policy implementation ..housing..housing..governmental affairs ..training.. health..social welfare..guilds ..youth student affairs..economic develop. employment..report coordination." PC. 1 p.
Organizational Diagrams from NUL, NUL Eastern Region, Administration of the Urban League of Rochester, and the departments. 1 April 1970. PC. 13 pp
"Organized Resources--How to Use." Explanation of resources available to the Rochester Urban League (e.g. Planned Parenthood) and how to get in contact. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Billingsley, Andrew, Dr., Consultant. "Rochester Urban League." History, summary, and analysis of the Urban League of Rochester. n.d. PC. 8 pp.
Billingsley, Andrew, Dr., Consultant NUL. "Description of the Rochester Urban League." History, summary, and analysis of the Urban League of Rochester (contents identical to previous). 1968. PC. 8 pp.
"Urban League of Rochester, Inc." Official description of the organization; includes mission statement, officers, staff, structure, campaigns, etc. PC. 8 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Brief History of the Urban League of Rochester." Includes demographic information on the League. n.d. PC. 12 pp.
Personnel code and various memorandums regarding code. PC. 29 October 1968-5 December 1969. PC. ~20 pp.
"Profile of Rochester: Employment, Education, and Housing." n.d. PC. 2 pp
Box 9, Folder 8Publications
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "When people want equality and equity...the Urban League of Rochester is there to help...and so can you!" n.d. Brochure.
"United Funds, Community Chests and the Urban League: A Vital Campaign Matter for Community Leaders." n.d. Brochure.
Information and pictures on the Urban League of Rochester and various projects. n.d. Booklet.
Box 9, Folder 9Executive board orientation session II: housing, August 1970
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Reminder to the Board of Directors about Orientation Session II. 9 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Orientation Session II Agenda. n.d. PC. 1 p.
[Urban League of Rochester, Inc]. "Crisis in Housing." Focus on low-income housing in Rochester. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
[Urban League of Rochester, Inc]. "Urban League Parcels Q R." Statistics, maps, and 2 articles ("Mt. Read Emerson Industrial Park" and "Rochester Scatters Sites, Cuts Red Tape")on the City of Rochester. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
[Urban League of Rochester, Inc]. "The Nonwhite Population of Rochester: Expansion of the Ghetto: 1940, 1950, 1960, and 1964." n.d. PC. 10 pp.
Box 9, Folder 10Executive board orientation session III: education and youth, August 1970
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. Reminder to the Board of Directors about Orientation Session III. 17 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Orientation Session III Agenda. 19 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Department of Education and Youth Incentives. "Educational Priorities." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
Soul Brothers Organization. "Quarterly Report." n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Paper on Superintendent's Plans for Reorganization of the Rochester Public Schools." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Box 9, Folder 11Executive board orientation session IV: community organization and development, August 1970
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. Reminder to the Board of Directors about Orientation Session IV. 22 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Orientation Session IV Agenda. 26 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Community Organizer: A Guide for Record Keeping." n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Community Organizers: Problem Solving Formula." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
"Criteria for Organizing and Action Project." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Community Organization and Development. "Priorities." 15 September 1970. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 2 pp.
"Statement drawn up by a committee of concern to be endorsed and issued by the council of executive directors as a position of the future operation of the Urban League." n.d. PC. 1 p, front and verso.
"Building Ghetto Power for Urban Change: A New Thrust for the Urban League Movement." 1 November 1968. PC. 11 p.
NUL. "A New Thrust for the Urban League Movement." 5 June 1968. 2 booklets (38 pp each).
Box 9, Folder 12Executive board orientation session V: Economic Development and Employment, September 1970
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. Reminder to the Board of Directors about Orientation Session V. 30 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Orientation Session V Agenda. 2 September 1970. PC. 21 p.
Economic Development and Employment. "Priorities." n.d. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 6 pp.
"Outline of the Welfare System." n.d. PC. 9 pp.
"Urban League Position on Welfare Cutbacks." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Denson, Fred L., Interim Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League, Inc. To the Board of Directors with materials from final (Session V) orientation. 14 September 1970. PC. 1 p.
Box 9, Folder 13Eastman Hotel
"Confidential-For Your Information: Eastman Hotel Report." 9 February 1970. 3 PC (identical contents, different formatting). 21 p.
Ashford, Laplois, David Anderson, Patricia Gill, Robert Mohr, Wallace Mabrym, Charles Jones, Robert Rowe, Helen Marshalleck, Roland Yeager, Glenn Claytor, James George, Lotti Benker, and John Walker. "A Staff Working Paper on the Priorities for the Urban League of Rochester." PC. 18 pp.
Box 9, Folder 14Lead prevention
"Lead Poisoning in Rochester: List of Index Cases Since 1962." 24 April 1968. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David A., Deputy Executive Director. Letter to George Darcy, President of Darcy Associates, Inc, about the Wonder Matthews case. 9 July 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Anderson, David A., Deputy Executive Director. To George Darcy, President of Darcy Associates, Inc, regarding "Summary of the Plight of Lead Poisoning Victim Wonder Matthews." 9 July 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Matthews, Alex, father of Wonder Matthews. Letter to Norman F. Lent, Senator, sharing his daughter's story. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Facts About Lead Poisoning in Rochester." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. News release: "Urban League Statement on Government Ineffective Procedures Regarding Lead Poisoning Detection and Control." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
Project Uplift. "The Lead Poison Prevention Crew." n.d. Booklet.
Box 9, Folder 15Genesee Valley Park
"Death of the Genesee Valley Park." (City of Rochester was planning on changing 40 acres of the park into an Expressway, 34 acres for a highway, and 30 acres for canal drainage, and the University of Rochester was purchasing 38 acres for construction.) PC. 1 p.
Angle, George M., Vice President for Business Affairs of the UR. Letter to Wyoma Best with information on the details of the sale of the GVP to UR. 20 July 1970. PC. 2 p.
Best, Wyoma, Director of Community Organization and Development of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Robert Sproull, President of the UR, about the UR's purchase of 38 acres of the GVP. 17 July 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. News release: "Urban League Fights for Genesee Valley Park Land." 20 July 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Community Organization Report. Information on the GVP purchase and organizations who are concerned. PC. 3 pp.
Box 9, Folder 16Natatorium
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. News release: "Natatorium must remain." 12 August 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Natatorium Issue (Fact Sheet). n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Box 9, Folder 17Rodent control
Payton, Sheila. "Rat Control Area Doubles Today." Democrat and Chronicle. 10 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Subseries III: Urban League, 1971-1972, ongoing projects
Box 10, Folder 1Agendas, minutes, announcements, 1971
Board meeting minutes. 28 January 1971. PC. 4 pp.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper about his appointment to the Selection Committee. 4 February 1971. PC. 1 p.
Denson, Fred, Executive Director. Letter to the Board of Directors regarding the Jefferson Avenue field office which forwarded various letters on development. 19 February 1971. PC. 6 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Status of Priorities, Established at the Board Staff Institute, Interim Report." PC. 11 p.
Granston, Roland, Project Director of Orientation. Letter to William Mullen, Director of Economic Development and Employment regarding Activity Report. 22 February 1978. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Community Chest Activities, Urban League, Project Uplift, New Thrust, 10 Month Report." 23 February 1971. PC. 6 pp.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 25 February 1971. PC. 1 p.
Board meeting minutes. 25 February 1971. PC. 3 pp.
"Departmental Activities Report." February 1971. PC. 13 pp.
Board meeting minutes. 15 March 1971. PC. 3 pp. Attached:
By-Laws Committee. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Denson, Fred, Executive Director of Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the Board of Directors regarding Student Suspension Policy City School District. 20 May 1971. PC. 1 p. Attached:
McCuller, James, Action for a Better Community, Inc.; Fred L. Denson, Urban League of Rochester, Inc.; Raymond B. T. Scott, FIGHT; William Hall, Baden Street Settlement. Letter sent to school board officials regarding present suspension policies. 10 May 1971. PC. 2 pp.
Denson, Fred, Executive Director of Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the Board of Directors regarding school reorganization survey. Confidential. 19 May 1971. PC. 3 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Survey on School Reorganization. 11 May 1971. PC. 1 p.
Miller, Richard P., Manager. of the Rochester Community Chest. Letter to Fred Denson, Executive Director of Urban League of Rochester, Inc., about the budget of the Urban League. 4 May 1971. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Orman, Dolores. "Chest: More to Some, Less to Others." publication unknown. n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Time Table for the Completion of the Work of the Task Force on the Revision of the Terms of Affiliation." 23 April 1971. PC. ~30 pp.
Price Waterhouse Co. Financial Statements and Supplementary Information. 31 March 1971. Booklet.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Dr. Cooper regarding the Personnel Code amendments (attached). 8 April 1971. PC. 5 pp.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 12 May 1971. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Board meeting minutes. 24 May 1971. PC. 3 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Statement of Income and Expenditures. 31 May 1971. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. All Projects Financial Summary. May 1971. PC 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Highlights." 1 April 1970-27 June 1971. PC. 4 pp.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 22 June 1971. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Checkbook status as of June 25, 1971. 28 June 1971. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Board meeting minutes. 28 June 1971. PC. 4 pp.
Box 10, Folder 2Agendas, minutes, announcements, 1971
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Reminder for Board of Directors Meeting. 6 July 1971. PC. 1 p.
Tolliver, Peter, Chairman of the Membership Committee of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding the Membership Committee Report--Guidelines and Procedures. 8 July 1971. PC. 8 pp.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum regarding the Urban League Efforts to Establish and Maintain Sounder Fiscal Policies. 20 July 1971. PC. 4 pp.
Calvin Salzburg, Chairman of the Personnel Committee of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding the Amendment of the Personnel Code. 2 August 1971. PC. 13 pp.
McDaniels, Lewis. Resume. n.d. PC. 8 pp.
"General Comments," "Current Receivables," "OJT," "Project Uplift," "Recapitulation." n.d. Unidentified MS. 5 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Board meeting minutes. 22 November 1971. PC. 4 pp. Attached:
Urban League Guild of Rochester, Program 1972. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Operating Report - Deficit Plan." November 1971. PC. 8 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Executive Committee meeting minutes. 13 December 1971. PC. 3 pp. Attached:
"Legal Action Urged on Block Schools." publication unknown. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda. 20 December 1971. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Board meeting minutes. 20 December 1971. PC. 4 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Operating Report - Deficit Plan." December 1971. PC. 12 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Information on Board Members blank form. n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Negotiating Guidelines Pertaining to the Possible Working Relationship Between Urban League of Rochester, Inc., and the Virginia Wilson Helping Hand Center." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Recommendations with Respect to the Urban League's Financial Affairs. n.d PC. 2 p.
Box 10, Folder 3Agendas, minutes, announcements, 1972
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda. 24 January 1972. PC. 1 p.
Contractual Commitment Report, July 15, 1971 to November 30, 1971. n.d. PC. ~40 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Operating Report - Deficit Plan." January 1972. PC. 10 pp.
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda. 28 February 1972. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Committee members lists. n.d. PC. 4 pp.
Box 10, Folder 4OJT, 1965-1970
Pictures and brief stories about people enrolled in OJT. n.d. Booklet.
Thorough information on OJT. n.d. PC. 11 p.
Summary of OJT. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
OJT Program Structure. n.d. PC. 8 pp.
OJT Staff Members. n.d. PC. 1 p.
OJT Orientation Schedule. First Week. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
OJT Orientation Schedule. Second Week. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Facts About OJT Program of the Urban League of Rochester. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
Facts About OJT. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
"Urban League Project Gets OK to Train 400." Democrat and Chronicle. 7 December 1965. PC. 1 p.
Letters about Times Union's articles and said articles. 22 July 1966. PC and original newspaper. 7 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Economic Development and Employment Committee." 19 October 1967. 2 pp.
NUL OJT Brochure.
Mabry, Ariel, Field Representative to Laplois Ashford, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc., regarding OJT contracts. PC. 5 pp.
Cox, John J., Assistant Coordinator of the NUL OJT Coordination Office. Letter to Laplois Ashford, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc., regarding initialization procedures for the local branch. 3 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Lein, Kenneth, Coordinator of the NUL OJT Coordination Office. Letter to Paul V. Smith, President of the The Urban League of Rochester, Inc., regarding budgeting. 11 September 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Smith, Paul V., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Wendell Freeland, Esq. regarding OJT budgeting. 25 September 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Box 10, Folder 5ACT, 1968-1972
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. " Proposal for (CAT) Clerical Advancement Training." n.d. PC. 9 pp.
Evaluation ACT Program. 3 January 1968. PC. 6 pp.
Byrd, Anna. Letter to Cooper thanking him for his assistance with ACT. 8 April 1970. TS. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Advancement through Clerical Training. All program information. 26 August 1970. PC. 11 p.
ACT advertisement. Includes BW photograph. PC. 1 p.
Byrd,Anna, Director of ACT. Letter to William Mullen, Director of ED
ACT Program Activity Report from September 1, 1971 through February 15, 1972. n.d. PC. 10 pp.
Box 10, Folder 6General economics, 1970-1971
Wirtz, Willard W., Secretary of US Department of Labor. "Preparing Disadvantaged Youth for Work." n.d. Booklet.
Eastman Kodak Company. Letter to CSA Executive Director Selection Committee about Chamber of Commerce issues.8 May 1970. PC. 7 pp.
PAR (Professional Association of Rochester). Outline of purposes, structure, etc. PC. 5 pp.
Professional Association of Rochester. Meeting minutes. 27 May 1971. PC. 3 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Guild. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Denson, Fred L.,Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Loretta Davis regarding the plan for establishing an Urban League Guild in Rochester. 10 February 1971. PC. 2 pp.
Denson, Fred L.,Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Form letter about the creation of the Urban League Guild and how to get more involved. 11 February 1971. PC. 1 p.
Davis, Loretta J. Suggested Ideas for Discussion for Implementation by the Urban League Guild. 18 February 1971. PC. 5 pp.
Urban League Guild. Eastern Region Handbook/Manual. July 1970. PC. 5 pp
Box 10, Folder 7Community organization and development, August 1970
Urban League of Rochester, Inc, Community Organization and Development. "News Release: Urban League New Department Head [Wyoma Best]." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Best, Wyoma, Director of Community Organization and Development of the Urban League of Rochester. Announcement about "Supervision: Community Organization Workers." 14 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Best, Wyoma, Director of Community Organization and Development of the Urban League of Rochester. Memorandum to John Jacob, Project Director Community Organizing Project, about "Identification of Target Community: Working Poor and Non-Working Poor." 14 August 1970. PC. 1 p.
Best, Wyoma, Director of Community Organization and Development of the Urban League of Rochester. Announcement about "Rationale for Target Project (Hospital Workers)." 14 August 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc, Community Organization and Development. "News Release: Black Participation in Government Needed." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Laws, Ray. "One Man's Opinion." Radio editorial in support of the Urban League's proposal to fill a temporarily vacant district council seat with a minority representative (Black or Puerto Rican is suggested). 14 December 1970. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc, Community Organization and Development. "News Release: Construction Affirmative Action Plan Denounced by the Urban League of Rochester." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc, Community Organization and Development. "News Release: [Charles P.] Adams Joins the Urban League of Rochester." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Personnel Statistical Report (blank). n.d. PC. 3 pp.
"Draft: Policy Statement of the Health and Social Services Emphasis of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc." n.d. PC. 1 p.
"Community Organization and Department Priorities." n.d. PC. 18 pp.
Box 10, Folder 8Operation Equality and Housing, 1964-1971
"Log of Commission Contacts." "The following are brief descriptions of some experiences of the Operation Equality Field Office staff with the New York State Division of Human Rights:" n.d. PC. 5 pp.
"Report of Survey of 28 Negro Families Living in Predominantly White Neighborhoods in Rochester, New York (May-June 1960). n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Tables of data from the 1960 Census and the 1964 Special Census of Monroe County. n.d. PC. 5 pp.
"Available Rental Housing (1960 - Census Data)." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
NUL. "A Pilot Demonstration Program to Improve Minority Housing Opportunities: Fund Appeal." 13 December 1965. PC. 9 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Proposed Operation Equality Program." n.d. PC. 6 pp.
"Statement of the Urban League of Rochester." About housing available in the City of Rochester and the Urban League's position on the situation.13 September 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Claytor, Glenn A., Director of Housing and Urban Development of NUL. "Statement of Purpose." 6 September 1967. PC. 5 pp.
Groome, Mary M., Co-Chair of Affirmative Action Committee of Monroe County. "What Housing Crisis? : A Critique of Housing in Monroe County." n.d. PC. 8 pp.
Operation Equality. Flier and application to join the program (apply for better housing).
Operation Equality. Brochure.
Urban League's Operation Equality: Equal Housing Program. General information. n.d. PC. 10 pp.
Anderson, David., Associate Director. Letter to Cooper about with his remarks from the board staff institute and a new proposal.27 November 1967. TS. 1 p. Attached:
"Biography--Hero on My Shoulder." 12 September 1967. PC. 2 pp.
"Rationales: Community and Socialization." Board/Staff Institute held at the University of Rochester. n.d. PC. 6 pp.
Angle, George M. Letter to the Housing Committee regarding possible committee projects. 26 February 1968. PC. 3 pp.
County of Monroe Human Relations Commission. HRC News. Featured: "HRC Field Offices in Action on the Spot," article on Urban League working with HRC. April 1968. Original newsletter.
[Alexis], Marcus, from the School of Business Administration of the University of California at Berkeley. Friendly letter to Bill [Dr. William Lee] forwarding information on AURA. 25 November 1969. TS. 1 p. Attached:
"Request for Proposal No. H-5-70 for 'Design of Model Curricula and Training Techniques for use in Subprofessional Manpower Development at the State-Local Level.'" 14 November 1969. PC. 18 pp.
National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. Announcement of a position opening for an Associate Director. December 1969. PC. 1 p.
Claytor, Glenn A., Director of Housing and Urban Development of NUL. Letter to Laplois Ashford, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc., regarding funding for Operation Equality in Rochester. 21 January 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Rosfeld, A. E. Letter to David Stirling, Jr. Press Release regarding Training Program Grant. 2 February 1970. PC. 6 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the Board of Director regarding the Stirling Homes Corporation. 5 February 1970. PC. 3 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the Board of Director regarding the Stirling Homes Corporation. 12 February 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Harold Yanowitch of the Stirling Homes Corporation about working with the Urban League. Includes Yanowitch's reply to Ashford. 24-25 February 1970. 2 PC versions. 4 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Postion on Eastman Welfare Recipients vs. Monroe County Social Services Department." 3 March 1970. PC. 3 pp.
"Counseling Agreement." To be signed by Harold M. Yanowitch, Laplois Ashford, and William E. Lee. n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the Board of Directors regarding the Stirling Homes Corporation. 31 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Davis, Reuben K., Vice President and Associate General Counsel of the Stirling Corporation. Letter to Paul V. Smith, President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc., regarding the contract between the Stirling Homes Corporation and the Urban League. 30 November 1970. PC. 1 p.
Denson, Fred L. Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League. Statement on the Open Meeting on Equal Employment Opportunity in the Construction Industry, before the New York State Advisory Committee US Commission on Civil Rights. 17 December 1970. PC. 5 pp.
Snipe, David H., Jr., Director of Housing and Urban Development of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Samuel J. Simmons, Assistant Secretary for Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, regarding information the Urban League had sent in May 1969 about Equal Opportunity. PC. 12 February 1971. 2 pp.
Snipe, David H., Jr., Director of Housing and Urban Development of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Robert J. Magnum, Commissioner for the State Division of Human Rights, regarding information the Urban League had sent in May 1969 about Equal Opportunity. Contents identical to the above listing. PC. 16 February 1971. 2 pp.
Magnum, Robert J., Commissioner for the State Division of Human Rights. Letter to David H. Snipe responding to his letter and sending the requested information. 1 March 1971. PC. 1 p.
Denson, Fred L. Executive Director of the Rochester Urban League. Memorandum to all news media regarding the telegram dated March 8, 1971, sent to Rochester Management, Inc. Board of Directors. 8 March 1971. PC. 1 p.
News Conference: notification of conference, the letter sent to Simmons and Magnum, the reply, and the telegram dated March 8, 1971. 9 March 1971. PC. 1 p.
Memorandum of Agreement between the Urban League of Rochester, Inc., the People's Libertarian Council and the Rochester Management, Inc. 10 March 1971. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. News Release: "The Urban League of Rochester Charges Discriminatory Practices by Rochester Management." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
"Unfair Housing Practices Charged." publication unknown. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Box 10, Folder 9Yanowitch, Michael H. Assistants: Holly Clarke, John Kaufman, Barbara Pitlick, Hosea Taylor. The Urban League of Rochester Inc. Department of Housing and Urban Development. "Research Report: Restrictive Zoning in Suburban Monroe County," undated
PC. 164 pp.

Subseries IV: Urban League Project Uplift and other programs
Box 11, Folder 1Prior and up to 1966
National Council of Jewish Women. "Council Platform." Featuring article: "Equality in Education." Vol. 6, No. 5. April 1962. PC. 4 pp.
Jackson, Nelson C., Associate Executive Director of NUL. Letter to Cooper offering his offices help on an initiative with poverty Cooper was working on. 4 January 1965. PC. 1 p.
Gillim, Roy, Norry Company. Letter to Cooper offering aid in finding the Urban League a place for training. 8 December 1965. PC. 1 p.
Gudger, Robert, Executive Director, and Dr. William Knox, Jr., President or the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Statement By the Urban League of Rochester to the Board of Education of the City of Rochester Regarding Racial Imbalance in the Schools." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
City School District of Rochester, NY. "Policy on Racial Imbalance in the Public Schools." 1963. PC. 2 pp.
"Schools Designated for Replacement." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Project Uplift Budget. 23 May-30 September 1960. PC. ~60 pp.
Urban League republication of Project Uplift news stories. Original. 1 p, front and verso.
Stone, Desmond. "A Different Summer: UPLIFT Gives Teen Jobs." Times-Union. 30 August 1966.
"Project Uplift has Cleanup." Times-Union. 20 July 1966.
"Good News." Democrat and chronicle. 22 August 1966.
Stone, Desmond "A Different Summer: UPLIFT Gives Teen Jobs." Times-Union. 30 August 1966. Original newspaper clipping. 1 p.
Allen, Loma. Memorandum to George Angle regarding Project Uplift picnic. 10 September 1966. PC. 1 p.
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter to Dr. William Knox apologizing for being unable to attend the Project Uplift picnic. 22 September 1966. TS. 1 p.
Jencks, Christopher. "Education: The Racial Gap." The New Republic. 1 October 1966. Original clipping. 3 pp, front and verso.
Schrag, Peter. "The New Pedagogy." The Reporter. Magazine, pp 58-60.
Box 11, Folder 21967
Eric IRCD [Information Retrieval Center on the Disadvantaged] Bulletin. Winter 1966-1967. Original. Newsletter. Inserted:
"Board of Education Official Proceedings." Democrat and Chronicle. 3 August 1960. PC. 1 p.
"Summary and Disposition of Requests at Woodlawn Education Information Center." Is labeled as Frank Besag's, Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo. 3 January-17 February 1967. PC. 6 pp.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding potential members for the education committee. 1 February 1967. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Herman Goldberg, Superintendent of Schools, regarding desegregation. 3 February 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Besag, Frank P., Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo. "Store Front Centers." Academic paper on store fronts. 23 February 1967. PC. 7 pp.
Hechinger, Fred M. "Education: Integrated vs. Compensated." New York Times. 26 February 1967. Original plus PC. 2 pp.
Hechinger, Fred M. "Education: Schools and City Hall." New York Times. n.d. Original. 1 p.
"Isolation in the Schools." National Observer. 27 February. PC. 2 pp.
Rochester Teachers Association. "RTA Integration Proposal." March 1967. PC. 6 pp.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the Commissioners of the City School District of Rochester, NY about the inner-city schools. 16 March 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Carter, Robert L., General Counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Editorial: "Toward Integrating Negro Pupils." [New York Times]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Hooper, Ken. "Defeat of Compulsory Busing a Surprise." Times-Union. 20 March 1967. Original. 2 pp.
FIGHT Delegate Council and Educational Meeting. 28 March 1967. PC. 1 p.
"Education." Time. 31 March 1967. Original and PC. 2 pp.
Evans, Olive. "On Colleg [sic] Boards." New York Times. 9 April 1967. PC. 1 p.
Hooper, Ken. "$818,332 Cost Estimated for Desegregation." Times-Union. 10 April 1967. Original. 1 p.
Leo, John. "Study Indicates Pupils Do Well When Teacher Is Told They Will." New York Times. 8 August 1967. Original. 2 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Statement to the Rochester City Council in protest of school budget cuts. 3 May 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Frank Horton, US Representative for the 34th District of NY, about funds for Project Uplift. 1 September 1967. PC. 3 pp.
Project Uplift Taskforce. Purpose and Summary. 1 November 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Allen, Loma and Manuel Goldman, Vice-Presidents of the Urban League of Rochester, NY. Letter to the Board of Directors about Project Uplift. 1 September 1967. PC. 1 p.
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter to William W. Wirtz, Department of Labor, regarding Project Uplift funding. 1 September 1967. PC. 1 p.
"Harmful Monopoly: The Public School System Should Be Broken Up." Barron's. 11 September 1967. PC. 3 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. "Discussion on purposes of the Educating Committee." 19 September 1967. PC. 3 pp.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to the members of the Education Committee regarding the Draft of the Structure of the Education Committee. n.d. PC. 1 p. Above item is attached.
Granakis, A. Robert., Deputy Director of the Office of Operation of the the Bureau of Work Programs. Letter to David Anderson regarding the funding of Project Uplift. 31 October 1967. PC. 1 p.
"J. A joint RTE-Administrative Committee will study all salary differentials..." Discusses teaching, academics, integrations, etc. Appears to be guidelines or constitutional document but for what is unclear. n.d. PC. 7 pp.
Fischer, John H., President of the Teachers College at Columbia University. "Urban Schools for an Open Society." 16 November 1967. PC. 18 pp.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Dorothy Culbert, Director, Student Development Programs of the National Science Teachers Association regarding Project Uplift. 30 November 1967. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Seymour Brandwein, Director, Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation and Research of Manpower Administration of the US Department of Labor regarding Project Uplift.15 December 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to James Reynolds, Under Secretary of Labor of the US Labor Department regarding Project Uplift. 22 December 1967. PC. 1 p.
"The President's Program." About President Johnson's National Teacher Corps. [publication unknown]. n.d. Original. 1 p.
Cooper. "Recently the school administration has handed down a decision curtailing the minimum educational program for..." Draft. TS with MS revisions. n.d. 5 pp.
Box 11, Folder 3Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Project Uplift summary report, 1967
PC. ~50 pp.

Box 11, Folder 41968
Riordan, Jerry, Community Chest of Rochester and Monroe County. Letter to Laplois Ashford, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc., regarding funding for Project Uplift. 8 January 1968. PC. 1 p.
Reynolds, James J., Under-Secretary of Labor of the US Department of Labor. Letter to David Anderson regarding funding for Project Uplift. 5 February 1968. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Dr. Marcus Alexis, President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. regarding lack of funds for Project Uplift. 8 February 1968. PC. 1 p.
Minutes of the Education and Youth Incentives Committee. 12 February 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Greater Boston. Position Statement on Five-State Organizing Committee for Community Control to the Office of Metropolitan Education Collaboration Conference on Educational Sub-Systems. 26 February 1968. PC. 7 pp.
Brown, Toye L., Education Coordinator of the Urban League of Greater Boston. Letter to David Anderson about that branch's approach to education. Attached are documents outlining the different programs. 26 February 1968. PC. ~50 pp.
Farley, Reynolds and Karl E. Taeuber. "Population Trends and Residential Segregation since 1960: Special censuses for 13 cities reveal increasing concentrations of highly segregated Negroes." Science, Vol 159. 1 March 1968. PC. 4 pp.
Cooper. Education and Youth Incentives Committee Agenda. 11 March 1968. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding "Survey on Parent's Knowledge of Guidance in Schools Serving a Neighborhood of Low-Income Families." 14 March 168. PC. 1 p. Attached:
"Survey on Parent's Knowledge of Guidance in Schools Serving a Neighborhood of Low-Income Families." n.d. PC. 18 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to James Malone, Office of the City Manager,City of Rochester, regarding 1968 Summer Youth Opportunities. 20 March 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding the Charles Kochheiser and the RTA proposal. 29 March 1968. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David, Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding the Education Committees approval of the RTA proposal. 29 March 1968. PC. 1 p.
Urban League statement supporting the RTA. 29 March 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester Education Committee. Questions to pose to Herman Goldberg, Superintendent of Schools. PC. 2 pp.
Cooper. Education and Youth Incentives Committee Agenda. 8 April 1968. PC. 1 p.
"What Happened at Howard University: The Chronology of a Crisis." Sent to the alumni of Howard University (Cooper), explaining the details of a recent sit-in and protest, reflective of educational protests around the country. 8 May 1968. Booklet.
"Youth Program Proposed by the Soul Brothers Organization in Cooperation with Urban League of Rochester." 28 May 1968. PC. 8 pp.
City Council of Rochester. Resolution No.12. About the school budget for 1968-1969 school year. 6 June 1968. PC. 3 pp.
Cooper. Education and Youth Incentives Committee Agenda. 17 June1968. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Jones, Charles M., Director of Education and Youth Incentives. Letter to Cooper about the upcoming Education Committee Meeting. PC. 12 June 1968.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding the school budget passed by the City Council. 11 June 1968. PC. 2 pp. Attached:
Statement by Laplois Ashford regarding the School Budget. 6 June 1968. PC. 5 pp.
Carlson, Elliot."Parents in Charge: School Decentralization Proceeds in Some Cities Despite Controversy:Critics Warn About Extremist Take-Overs; Supervisors and Teachers Are Unhappy: Miriam Makeba Over Bach." Wall Street Journal. 24 June 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding the school budget adjustments. 25 June 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc, writing as the President of the Board of Education . Letter to Roy E.VanDelinder about programs that would be affected by the budget cuts. PC. 1 p.
Jones, Charles M., Director of Education and Youth Incentives. Letter to Herman Goldberg about the refusal to transfer Esther Stott. 27 June 1968. PC. 1 p.
Conant, Eugene F., Assistant Superintendent for Administration of the City School District. Letter to Esther Stott explaining why she would not be transferred. 27 June 1968. PC. 1 p.
"Inner City Youth Program to be Conducted by the Soul Brothers Organization in Cooperation with Urban League of Rochester, Inc." 28 June 1968. PC. 9 pp.
"Inner City Youth: Proposal for the Soul Brothers Organization Sponsored by the Soul Brothers Organization." n.d. PC. 9 pp.
Box 11, Folder 51968
Conant, Eugene F., Assistant Superintendent for Administration of the City School District. Letter to Esther Stott acknowledging her letter of 27 June 1968. 1 July 1968. PC. 1 p.
Conant, Eugene F., Assistant Superintendent for Administration of the City School District. Letter to Charles M. Jones, Director of Education and Youth Incentives, regarding Esther Stott. 2 July 1968. 1 July 1968. PC. 1 p.
Miller, Harry L. "Black Power for Black Schools?" Bell Telephone Magazine. July-August 1968. PC. 5 pp.
Robinson, Layhmond, Public Relations Director of the NUL. Press release on school decentralization. 19 September 1968.PC. 3 pp.
Stormont, James M., Chairman of the Commission on Church and Society. Letter to church members about "Educational Opportunities and Problems in Metropolitan Rochester." 25 September 1968. PC. 3 pp.
Hechingler, Fred "Education: The Decline and Fall of the School Enrichment Programs." New York Times, republished in National Council of Jewish Women. Fall 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Advertisement: "Why the New York Urban League backs the Ocean Hill-Brownsville governing board without reservation." New York Times. 11 October 1968. Original. 1 p.
Bennett, Howard, Director of Civil Rights of Manpower and Reserve Affairs from the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Open letter about encouraging young men to join the military. 23 October 1968. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Memorandum for Educators: Equal Opportunity to Attend the Service Academies of the United States Army, Navy, and Air Force. 23 October 1968. PC. Bi-fold.
Civil Liberties in New York. Featuring: "The Burden of Blame: Report on Ocean Hill-Brownsville." November 1968. Newsletter.
Nemy, Enid. "A School for Unwed Mothers, With a Nursery for Their Babies." New York Times. 4 November 1968. Original. 1 p.
Reeves, Richard. "City's School Strike Cuts Deeply."New York Times. 10 November 1968. Original. 3 pp.
Friedman, Milton. "Decentralizing Schools." Newsweek. 18 November 1968. PC. 1 p.
Advertisement:"Due Process...Civil Liberties...and the Public Schools." New York Times. 24 November 1968. Original. 1 p.
"What Happens to Decentralization Now?" New York Times. 24 November 1968. PC. 1 p.
"New Developments in Educational Technology." Science, Vol 162. December 1968. Original. 1 p.
Cooper. Education and Youth Incentives Committee Agenda. 9 December 1968. PC. 1 p.
Editorials: "School Decentralization I" and "School Decentralization II." New York Times. n.d. Original. 3 pp.
Editorials: "A Coherent Urban Policy" and "Decentralization Perspective." New York Times. 16 November 1968. Original. 1 p.
Board of Education of New York City. "Proposed Community School District System Plan." New York Times. 27 December 1968. Original. 1 p.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. News release: "Position- Superintendent's Plans for Reorganization of the Rochester Public Schools." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. News release: "Urban League's Position on City School's Reaction to East High Assembly Protest." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. News release: "The Urban League of Rochester completely supports the concept of Black Students getting together. Their unionizing..." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Summary of Project Uplift. Includes initiatives, staff, budget, etc. n.d. PC. ~100 pp.
Cohen, D.K., The Joint Center for Urban Studies of Harvard and MIT. "School Desegregation and White Achievement." n.d. PC. 25 pp.
Box 11, Folder 61969
Miss Benker, Administrative Assistant of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Laplois Ashford regarding the budgeted rental. 25 April 1969. PC. 1 p.
Riordan, Jerry, Rochester and Monroe County Community Chest. Letter to Laplois Ashford regarding the Chest's refusal of supplemental funding to the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. 29 April 1969. PC. 1 p.
Young, Whitney M., Jr., Executive Director of NUL. Letter to Presidents and Executive Directors of Local Urban Leagues regarding NUL support of affiliates in crisis situations. 4 June 1969. PC. 1 p.
Horton, Frank, US Representative for the 34th District of NY. Letter to Donald Rumsfeld, Director of Office of Economic Opportunity regarding Project Uplift. 5 June 1969. PC. 1 p.
91st Congress, 1st Session. HR 9191: In the House of Representatives: A Bill: "Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Elimination Act of 1969." 18 March 1969. PC. 5 pp.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Congressman Barber Conable regarding HR 9191 (above) and HR 9192. 19 June 1969. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to John Leermakers regarding Congressman Barber Conable. 20 June 1969. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to William Knox, Walter Cooper, William Lee, Obadiah Williamson, Mrs. Nathaniel Quick, William Hall regarding the review of Project Uplift. 13 June 1969. PC. 21 p.
Education and Training for veterans. "Hearings before the Subcommittee on Veteran's Affairs of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare United States Senate." 91st Congress, 1st session. Part 1. 24, 25, 26 June 1969. Booklet.
Yeager, Roland, Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Laplois Ashford and Glenn Claytor regarding 41 Savannah Street. 2 July 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Mohr, Robert, Economic Development and Employment Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Laplois Ashford regarding the status of RADA (a company with which OJT was working). 2 July 1969. PC. 6 pp.
Jones, Charles M., Education and Youth Incentives Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Laplois Ashford regarding Education and Youth Incentive Department issues. 11 July PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding community control and bussing, as described by Charles M Jones. 14 July 1969. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director and Charles M. Jones, Education and Youth Incentives Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Confidential: Community Control. 11 July 1969. PC. 5 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director and Charles M. Jones, Education and Youth Incentives Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Confidential: Bussing. 17 July 1969. PC. 3 pp.
Jones, Charles M., Education and Youth Incentives Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding an emergency meeting. 14 July 1969. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the executive staff regarding Suggested Procedures for Problem Solving and Program Implementation. 17 July 1969. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. Education and Youth Incentives Committee Agenda. 17 July 1969. PC with Cooper's MS notes. 1 p.
Envelope from Urban League of Rochester, Inc. addressed to Cooper.
Milius, Peter. "Sentiment Growing for a 12-Month School Calendar." Washington Post. July 1969. PC. 1 p.
Education Technology. August 1969. Original magazine. Marked by Cooper: Performance Contracting as Catalyst for Reform, p 5.
Cooper. Letter to members of the Urban League regarding educating and raising black children. 13 August 1969. PC. 2 pp.
Lee, William E.,President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Desmond Stone, editor of the Editorial Page at the Democrat and Chronicle regarding the Urban League's position on education. 13 August 1969. PC. 1 p.
Katz, Lillian G., Cornell University. "Children and Teachers in Two Types of Head Start classes." Reproduced from Young Children. September 1969. PC. 4 pp, front and verso.
Sprague. Lois R. Letter to Walter and Helen Cooper regarding public funds going to private and parochial schools. Includes articles and budgeting information on the topic. 28 October 1969. PC. 8 pp.
Proposal for an Urban-Based Family Learning Center. 10 November 1969. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter Charles M. Jones, Education and Youth Incentives Director regarding the resolution on community control. PC. 1 p.
Box 12, Folder 1Project Uplift, 1970
Loane, J.K. Letter to Cooper regarding education reform. 20 January 1970. TS. 1 p.
Rochester Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Statistics on school budgets in Monroe County. n.d. PC. 1 p, front and verso.
"Integration and Parochial Schools." [1970]. PC. 1 p, front and verso.
"Parochial and Racial Balance." Church and State. February 1970. PC. 1 p, front and verso.
"120 Urban Youth Enrolled in Rochester NY Urban League Youth Development Project." Now: News from the President's Council on Youth Opportunity. 6 February 1970. PC.1 p.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to Laplois Ashford regarding the "Science Discovery Club Undertaking with University of Rochester School of Medicine." 18 February 1970. PC. 2 pp.
[Cooper?]. Letter to Ray Kikclighter regarding the "Report on Proposed Urban-Based Family Learning Center." 26 February 1970. PC.. 4 pp.
Shagaloff, June,Director for Education Program of the NAACP Special Contribution Fund. Letter to Laplois Ashford explaining her late reply to his letter due to illness (unclear what his original query was). 3 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Anderson, David A., Associate Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to Laplois Ashford regarding the "Science Discovery Club Undertaking with University of Rochester School of Medicine." 4 March 1970. PC. 2 pp.
Sumner, Charles, President, and Lois R. Sprague, 2nd Vice President of the Rochester Chapter Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Letter to Cooper regarding integration and parochial schools. 5 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Cooper regarding his work with June Shagaloff about the school board's recent decisions. 18 March 1970. PC. 1 p.
Porter, Sylvia. "Education Funding Faces the Ax." [Times -Union?]. n.d. Original clipping. 1 p.
Kompare, Wayne F. Letter to Cooper regarding a data processing training program. 17 April 1970. PC. 1 p.
"To Learn--A Great Adventure." Commencement Address for Washington and Jefferson College. 6 June 1970. Pamphlet.
Sheffield, Samuel, Director of Education and Youth Incentives. Letter to Cooper regarding psychologically disadvantaged students. 3 December 1970. TS. 2 pp.
Department of Education and Youth Incentives of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Soul Brothers Annual Report. 1970. PC. 6 pp.
Department of Education and Youth Incentives of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Project Uplift Annual Report. 1970. PC. 8 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. News release: "Project Uplift Presents: Benchmark." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
Urban League of Rochester, Inc. News release: "Cutbacks Harmful to School Children." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Proposal between Eastman Kodak and the Urban League of Rochester: "To develop an Urban-Based Learning Center which will involve the family and the individual in a totally new concept of education through direct involvement of parents and community." n.d. PC. 2 pp.
[Another draft of Proposal between Eastman Kodak and the Urban League of Rochester]. "Abstract: Changes in society make it increasingly evident that to serve students..." n.d. PC. 10 p.
"Selection of Director [for Department of Education and Youth Incentives]." n.d. Unknown MS. 4 pp.
Department of Education and Youth Incentives. "Educational Priorities." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
"Urban-Based Family Learning Center." n.d. PC. 5 pp.
"Broadcasting - Radio Journalism." Trains 20 inner-city youth in radio broadcasting. n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Soul Brothers. "Automotive Mechanics Training Project." n.d. PC. 6 pp.
"Recommendation - Uplift." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Project Uplift. "Tentative Restructuring." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Scott, Frederick J., Jr. "The editor's page: Having taken Rutgers University to task for an ironical application of faculty teaching criteria..." n.d. American Laboratory. Original magazine clipping. 1 p.
Box 12, Folder 2Project Uplift, undated
Feldman, Sandra. Looking Forward: "Decentralization and the City Schools." No. 12 in a series of occasional papers. n.d Booklet.
"The Dove Counterbalance General Intelligence Test." n.d. PC. 5 pp.
"Occupational Inquiry--Draft Proposal." For Project Uplift. n.d. PC. 6 pp.
Box 12, Folder 3Rochester Urban League publications
The Urban League of Rochester brochure. [1965].
Informational booklet on the Urban League of Rochester. [From between 1966 and 1969].
1967-68 Annual Report. 2 Booklets.
Box 12, Folder 4Urban League Affirmative Action program, May 5, 1980
Cooper. "Urban League's Annual Affirmative Action Program." Draft of a speech given at Holiday Inn (Genesee Crossroads). 5 May 1980. MS. 3 pp. Accompanied by typed transcription.
Box 12, Folder 5Committee on minority enrollment at the UR
Witmer, Robert G., Jr., P.C. of Nixon, Hargravem, Devans and Doyle: Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Letter to Cooper regarding his being "the chairman of the committee on minority recruiting for the campaign for Admissions." 15 November 1982. TS. 1 p.
"Campaign for Admissions at the University of Rochester." n.d. PC. 2 pp. Attached: Business card of Deborah Diamond, Administrator at the University of Rochester.
The Campaign for Admissions Planning Committee on Minority Recruiting. Agenda. 16 February 1983. PC. 1 p.
Witmer, Robert G., Jr., P.C. of Nixon, Hargravem, Devans and Doyle: Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Letter to Cooper thanking him for his suggestions for minority recruiting for the campaign for Admissions. 28 March 1983. TS. 1 p.
Diamond, Deborah K., Administrator. Memorandum to Members of the Committee on Minority Enrollment,Campaign for Admissions regarding the details of the Urban League reception. 22 April 1983. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. Letter to Patricia C. Thompson regarding concerns about the Minority Enrollment Campaign for Admissions. 29 April 1983. PC. 2 pp.
Diamond, Deborah K., Administrator. Memorandum to Members of the Committee on Minority Enrollment,Campaign for Admissions regarding the next meeting. 5 May 1983. PC. 1 p.
The Campaign for Admissions Committee on Minority Enrollment. Meeting minutes. 17 May 1983. PC. 2 pp.
Cohen, Jules, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education. Letter to Cooper thanking him for his assistance in recruiting "high school students for the Minority High School Research Apprentice Program at the University of Rochester." 9 June 1983. PC. 1 p.
Diamond, Deborah K., Administrator. Memorandum to Members of the Committee on Minority Enrollment,Campaign for Admissions regarding the next meeting. 22 June 1983. PC. 1 p.
Information on a University of Rochester-Urban League Scholarship Program. Besgins: "Rochester, New York: Home of Frederick Douglass." n.d. PC. 4 pp.
University of Rochester-Urban League Scholarship. Information on nomination and selection. n.d. PC. 1 p.
The Campaign for Admissions Committee on Minority Enrollment. Meeting minutes. 30 June 1983. PC. 2 pp.
Minority Alumni List. 6 June 1983. PC. 13 pp.
Diamond, Deborah K., Administrator. Memorandum to Members of the Committee on Minority Enrollment,Campaign for Admissions regarding the next meeting. 1 September 1983. PC. 1 p.
The Campaign for Admissions Committee on Minority Enrollment. Meeting minutes. 20 September 1983. PC. 2 pp.
The Campaign for Admissions Committee on Minority Enrollment. Meeting minutes. 26 January 1984. PC. 2 pp.
Pan-Afrikan Graduate Students. "Institutional Racism Flourishes at the University of Rochester." 27 March 1984. PC. 2 pp.
Wilson, Kinsey. "UR Accused of Racially Biased Policies: Urban League head threatens to scrap backing for school." Democrat and Chronicle. 30 March 1984. Newspaper. 2 pp.
Box 12, Folder 6Miscellany
Cooper. Urban League of Rochester, Inc. outline. n.d. MS. 1 p.
Cooper. Letter to "Ernest" regarding "materials of interest." 21 January 1977. MS.1 p. Attached:
GOIN, Inc Human Relations Workshop. Schedule. 1975. PC. 2 pp.
GOIN, Inc Human Relations Workshop. Outline of Program or Experience Information. 1975. PC. 2 pp.
GOIN, Inc Human Relations Workshop. Pervasiveness of Racism in Language. 1975. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. Letter to "Ernest" regarding copies of articles from a presentation of Cooper's. 25 January 1977. MS.1 p. Attached:
Peirce, Neal. "Northeast Is Nation's Poor Cousin." Times-Union. 28 June 1976. PC. 1 p.
Cullen, Robert B. "Foreign Investor: Sunbelt States are getting the lion's share." Democrat and Chronicle. PC. 1 p.
Cooper. "Comments at the Annual Dinner Booker T. Washington Center, Inc." 20 December 1976. PC. 11 pp
Box 12, Folder 7Anniversary dinners
Urban League of Rochester. News N' Views. Spring 1985.
Urban League of Rochester, NY, Inc. 20th Anniversary Celebration 1965-1985. Dinner program.
Johnson, William A., Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the Urban League of Rochester. Letter to Cooper confirming his presence at the 25th Anniversary dinner. 23 April 1990. TS. 1 p.
Subseries V: National materials
Box 12, Folder 8Publications
"A Family With a Future." Advertisment section run in the New York Times in honor of NUL's fiftieth anniversary. 1960. Original. 4 pp.In OVERSIZED BOX.
"America, His Hope, His Future..." Advertisment section run in the New York Times in honor of NUL's fiftieth anniversary. 1960. Original. 9 pp. In OVERSIZED BOX.
NUL. "Talent Bank, USA." [1961]. Booklet.
Operation Open City, The New York Urban League. Planning for Open City: Research Finding and Recommendations for New York's Operation Open City. 1967. Booklet.
NUL. "Urban League means Equal Opportunity." January 1965. Brochure.
NUL. Systems Change: The Attack on Root Causes: Process and Procedure in Program Development. n.d. Booklet.
NUL. The Racial Gap 1955-1965 : 1965-1975. June 1967. Booklet.
NUL. "How to Organize An Urban League." Brochure.
NUL."Where Might the Urban League Go From Here?" Brochure.
NUL."Terms of Affiliation for Local Urban Leagues." 2 Booklets.
NUL. Urban League Annual Report 1966. Cover: "When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters: one represents danger and one represents opportunity." Booklet.
Young, Whitney M., Jr. "To Be Equal: We Are All Militants." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Young, Whitney M., Jr. "To Be Equal: Black Soldiers." n.d. PC. 3 pp.
Stanley, Frederick L., Jr., Associate Director of NUL. Administrative Bulletin No.III: "One of the Chicago Urban League's Components Concerning Remedial and Supportive Services to Pre-Apprentices." n.d. PC. 6 pp
NUL. "A Call to Action: Recommendations on the Urban and Racial Crisis Submitted to President Richard M. Nixon." 20 January 1969.
Box 12, Folder 9National conference, 1967
Room reservation reply cards for the conference: Portland Hilton, Congress Hotel, Heathmen Hotel. 1967. 4 cards.
Poston, Ersa H., Secretary of the National Board of Trustees. Letter to the 1967 Delegate Assembly regarding the basic information for the conference. 5 June 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Manion, Brian G., Chairman of the 1967 Conference Resolutions Committee. Letter to the Annual Delegate Assembly and the President of Local Affiliate Board of Trustees regarding past difficulties at conferences. 27 June 1967. PC. 2 pp.
Tennyhill, Ann, Conference Manager. Letter to Executive directors of Local Affiliates regarding hotel, food, and such details for the conference. 14 July 1967. PC. 5 pp.
Whaley, Betti S., Program Director of NUL. Letter to Conference Participants with informational materials. 31 July 1967. PC. 1 p.
Hotel prices for the conference. n.d. PC. 1 p.
"People vs. The City? Challenge Opportunity." Workshop Manual. 21-22 August 1967. Booklet.
"People vs. The City? Challenge Opportunity." Conference program. 20-24 August 1967. 2 pamphlets.
"Proposed Statement of Concern National Conference of the Urban League." 23 August 1967. PC. 16 pp.
Advance registration for conference. Reply card.
Kimball, Lindsey F., NUL President. Letter to board members of local Urban Leagues regarding volunteers fro the conference. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Poston, Ersa H., Secretary of the National Board of Trustees. Letter to the 1967 Delegate Assembly regarding the Delegate Assembly meeting at the conference. 11 August 1967. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Annual Delegate Assembly tentative Agenda. n.d. PC. 1 p.
Report of Committee on Nominations. n.d. PC. 4 pp.
Certified Delegates and Alternate Delegates. 9 June 1967. PC. 6 pp.
Certified Delegates and Alternate Delegates. 10 August 1967. PC. 3 pp.
Members-At-Large Annual Delegate Assembly. 11 August 1967. PC. 2 pp
Box 12, Folder 10National conference, 1968
NUL Delegate Assembly 1967. "Statements of Concern." 23 August 1967. PC. 11 p.
Poston, Ersa H., NUL Secretary. Letter to the 1967 Delegate Assembly with the minutes from the 1967 Assembly. 14 May 1968. PC. 10 pp.
NUL. Resolution expressing appreciation. 31 July 1968. PC. 1 p.
Annual Scholarship Awards Meeting of the Ralph Bunche Scholarship Fund. 4 August 1968. Program. 1 p.
"Statement drawn up by a committee of concern to be endorsed and issued by the council of executive directors as a position of future operation of the Urban League." n.d. PC. 1 p.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the Board of Directors forwarding material. 25 July 1968. PC. 1 p. Attached:
Phillips, Thelma, Recording Secretary of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Emergency Board of Directors Meeting minutes. 17 July 1968. PC. 5 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding New Thrust. 25 July 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Whitney Young, Executive Director of NUL regarding the upcoming national conference. 18 July 1968. PC. 4 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding Community Chest. 25 July 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Alexis, Marcus, Dr., President of the Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Memorandum to the Board of Directors regarding newspaper article on black power by Charles Bartlett. 22 July 1968. PC. 2 pp.
Ashford, Laplois, Executive Director of Urban League of Rochester, Inc. Letter to Dr. Marcus Alexis regarding his vacation schedule. 24 July 1968. PC. 1 p.
US Department of Labor: Manpower Administration. Employment Service Review. May-June 1968. Booklet.
NUL. Directions for Advance Registrants and general conference information. 21 June 1968. PC. 9 pp.
Whaley, Betti S., Program Director of NUL. Letter to Regional Directors and Executive Directors. Attached is information on all workshops and council sessions at the conference. 19 July 1968. PC. ~25 pp.
"Galvanizing the Community under the New Thrust." 28 July 1968. PC. 3 pp.
"Assignments." 29 July 1968. MS. 2 (3in by 5in) pp.
Box 12, Folder 11National conference, 1969
Calculations of conference costs. n.d. MS. 1 p.