Anna Holden Papers, 1946-1999

Summary Information

Title: Anna Holden Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1999

  • Holden, Anna
Call Number: Mss 543; Micro 815; Audio 810A

Quantity: 9.0 cubic feet (22 archives boxes), 1 reel of microfilm (35 mm), and 5 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Anna Holden, a research sociologist who was active in various civil rights organizations throughout the 1950s and 1960s. The collection reflects Holden's work with the Washington, D.C., and Ann Arbor, Michigan, chapters of the Congress of Racial Equality, and her interest in the fair housing projects sponsored by those organizations. In June 1968 she began a study of desegregation in small and medium-sized school districts for the United States Civil Rights Commission. The study was later taken over by the Center for Urban Education, and involved detailed case studies of the school districts of Charlottesville, Virginia, Providence, Rhode Island, and Sacramento, California. Records from this study and from a similar study made in Clinton, Tennessee, in 1956 are a major portion of this collection. A second portion of Holden's papers consists of records of the activities of the Washington chapter of CORE, primarily during the early 1960s, and of the direct action projects of its Housing Committee. The collection also includes a taped radio interview with Holden, made in 1964, and four tapes recording meetings of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission regarding school desegregation in Charlottesville, 1967-1968. There are very few personal papers in the collection.

Language: English

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