Series 3, Subseries 2, Grant Awards

more than 5 folders

This collection is stored at Mudd Manuscript Library.

Requests will be delivered to Public Policy Papers, MUDD Reading Room .

Collection Creator: Fund for the Republic..

Dates: 1953-1958.

Extent: more than 5 folders

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use.


Series 3, Subseries 2, Grant Awards, 1953-1958, contains correspondence, press releases, and announcements regarding four groups who received unsolicited awards from the Fund. These awards were meant to dramatize the progress made in upholding civil rights, and acknowledged individuals, organizations, and communities who had distinguished themselves by the stand they had taken. The town of Waverly, Iowa received $10,000 for accepting the family of black Air Force Captain Virgil A. Daniels into its all-white community; $5,000 to Mrs. Mary Knowles, who refused to speak about her alleged Communist party membership before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1957; $5,000 to Stiles Hall, the Young Men's Christian Association of the University of California at Berkeley for its active observance of the principles of free speech and assembly and its equal treatment of all persons without regard to race or creed; and lastly $5,000 to the University Young Women's Christian Association of Westwood Village, California, for its maintenance of an open platform where all citizens were free to meet and debate, in the vicinity of the University of California at Los Angeles.


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Preferred Citation

Series 3, Subseries 2, Grant Awards; 1953-1958; Fund for the Republic Records, Public Policy Papers, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Title Date Container
    Plymouth Monthly Meeting: Mary Knowles 1953-1958 Box 69, Folder 1-4
    Plymouth Monthly Meeting: Mary Knowles Transcript 1955-1956 Box 69, Folder 5
    Waverly, Iowa 1955-1956 Box 69, Folder 6
    YMCA/ Stiles Hall, University of California, Berkeley 1955-1956 Box 69, Folder 7
    YWCA/ University of California, Los Angeles 1954-1956 Box 69, Folder 8

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