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8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001

Catalog Number: 573507; Accession Number: NN3-12-94-016

Title: Commissioner's Office Files, 1928 - 1980.

Corp/Agency Author: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Office of Education. Office of the Commissioner of Education. (04/11/1953 - 05/04/1980) (most recent).

Quantity: 505 linear feet, 9 linear inches; 1156 legal archives box, standard.

Physical medium: Textual records. Paper.

Access restrictions: Restricted - partly.
FOIA (b)(6) Personal Information.

Terms of reproduction and use: Restricted - possibly.

Some or all of the records may be suject to copyright restrictions. Researchers should contact the publisher for further information.

Summary: This series consists of correspondence, memorandums, clippings, reports, speeches, and copies of legislative documents. Subjects include Federal aid to schools, foreign education, program plans, vocational education, Title I, Head Start, bilingual education, school financing, and relations with Congress and the White House. There are also records relating to meetings of commissions, task forces, and other ad hoc groups.

Records cover topics such as segregation, integration, civil rights, racial balance in schools, segregated cafeterias, school district plans under the Civil Rights Act, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Title IV of the Civil Rights Act, student unrest, poor people's demands, desegregation plans, Howard University, urban education, historically black colleges, affirmative action, operation EXCEL, Jesse Jackson, civil rights compliance, and discrimination. There are progress reports, legal documents, correspondence, and newspaper and magazine articles relating to desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decision.

Box 79 contains materials relating to segregation. Box 80 contains a survey of the higher education of Negroes. Boxes 100 and 101 contain materials relating to school desegregation.

Other descriptions: Container list is available in the research room.

Linking note: Master Location Register (MLR) Entry Number: A1 122.
Agency Disposition Number: ED/RDS/9/8.

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically by year, generally in one-year blocks, and thereunder by type of file: reading files, alpha-numeric subject files, or miscellaneous files.

Hierarchical level: Series from Record Group 12: Records of the Office of Education, 1870 - 1979.

Location of originals: Civilian Records LICON, Textual Archives Services Division (NWCTC), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3480, Fax: 301-837-1919, Email:

Subject: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
Civil rights.

Education, Bilingual.
Head Start programs.
Vocational education.
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
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Index Term - Genre/Form: Clippings.

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