Contents and Arrangement

Series 3, Subseries 1, Grants Approved, 1940-1965

17 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Series 3, Subseries 1, Grants Approved, 1940-1961, consists of grant proposals, approval notices, correspondence, progress and final reports, and audits. These files also provide a rich source of organizational histories. Each applicant often provided the Fund with copies of brochures and articles documenting the activities of their respective organizations.

Those receiving monies from the Fund were a various mix of religious, civil rights, educational, fraternal, and other voluntary organizations. The largest beneficiary was the Southern Regional Council, which received over $700,000, to support their educational programs in race relations throughout the South. As a result, the Southern Regional Council was able to strengthen its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and staff twelve state affiliates with full-time professional personnel. It should be noted that the Fund was one of the few philanthropic organizations to be active in the explosive arena of racial discrimination, and allocated large amounts of money for this purpose.

Another area of initial interest for the Fund was immigration, although only one grant was made to an immigrant aid organization. The Common Council for American Unity received monies from the Fund to expand its legal representation of immigrants and provide an analysis of the cases it handled. The analysis provided an objective view of how certain provisions in the United States's immigration laws were actually working.


No arrangement action taken or arrangement information not recorded at the time of processing.

Collection History


No information about appraisal is available for this collection.


These papers were processed with the generous support of The National Historical Publications and Records Commission and The John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Kristine Marconi in 1998-1999, with the assistance of Chris Kitto, Atu Darko, Michael Gibney, Meghan Glass, Nate Holland, Sandra Kumahor, Adelia Reliford, Stan Ruda, Brian Schulz, Susan Stawicki, Jeremy Sturchio, Michael Sullivan, and Terun Weed. Finding aid written by Kristine Marconi in 1998-1999.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Series 3, Subseries 1, Grants Approved; Fund for the Republic Records, MC059, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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