Bayard Rustin papers, 1942-1987 (bulk 1963-1980)
Correspondence, memoranda, speeches, notes, reports, press releases, financial records, agendas, printed material, and other papers documenting Rustin's leading role as an activist in the African American civil rights movement, advocate of international human rights and social reform, and pacifist
Archival Material, English, uuuu
17,500 items 49 containers plus 1 oversize 23 microfilm reels 19.6 linear ft.
Microfilm edition available, no. 20,575; cataloged in record 90012780. The Bayard Rustin papers were microfilmed by University Publications of America before the collection was delivered to the Library of Congress and arranged by the Manuscript Division. A copy of this commercial microfilm edition is available for research use in the Manuscript Reading Room. To promote preservation of the originals, researchers are required to consult the microfilm edition. A register of the microfilm is also available
Includes material pertaining to African anti-imperialist movements in the 1950s, African American relations with Jews, alienation of African American youth, Rustin's sentencing to and exposé of chain gangs following his arrest for participation in freedom rides (1947), incarceration as a conscientious objector for his refusal to register for the draft during World War II, ethnic relations in Israel, black nationalism, civil rights marches including the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963), the Fellowship of Reconciliation, observation of elections by Freedom House, Haitian refugees, gay rights, integration of schools, work of the International Rescue Committee assisting Indochinese refugees (1978-1987), poverty, nuclear war protests, race riots of the 1960s, racism, Rustin's work (1950s-1960s) with Martin Luther King, Jr., and other members of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, and trade-unions
Microfilm produced from originals in the Manuscript Division, Frederick, Md., University Publications of America, 1988
Collection material in English