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Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records, 1962-1990 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Title: Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records, 1962-1990Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1968-1976

Primary Creator: Citizens United for Racial Equality (1968-1978)

Extent: 3.96 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

I.  Administrative Files

            1.  Board of Directors Files

            2.  Education Project Files

            3.  Membership Files

            4.  Office Files

II.  Related Organizations Files

Date Acquired: 01/08/1978

Subjects: African Americans--California--San Diego--Social conditions, Citizens United for Racial Equality (Organization : San Diego, Calif.)--Archives, Civil rights--California--San Diego, Civil rights--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources, Civil rights movements--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources, Race discrimination--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources

Forms of Material: Organizational Records

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records (1962-1990) document the organization's activities and interests as well as the larger struggle for equality and integration in San Diego.  The collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, newsletters, pamphlets, project files, questionnaires and surveys, news clippings, reports, and more.  The majority of material dates from 1968 to 1976 and is divided into two series: Administrative Files (1964-1990) and Related Organizations Files (1962-1976).

The Administrative Files (1964-1990) document the organization's operation and activities, and is divided into four sub-series: Board of Directors Files, Education Project Files, Membership Files, and Office Files.  The Board of Directors Files (1968-1976) consists of meeting minutes, agendas, ballots, and other materials directly related to the Board of Directors.  Arranged alphabetically, these files document the Board's decisions concerning operational issues as well as other internal matters.  Of particular interest are the early minutes which document CURE’s growing pains as well as initial decisions on how the group would operate and what its main objectives would be.  The Education Project Files (1968-1976) document CURE's interest in and involvement with local school integration.  The sub-series, also filed alphabetically, includes news clippings, correspondence, information on bussing and the Carlin court case, as well as statistics and legislation.  Of particular interest are notes and meeting minutes related to the Lincoln High School incident in 1969.  During this incident, high school students protested the school’s curriculum and teaching methods and led to an intense stand-off between the students and school administrators and police.  The Membership Files (1968-1976) consists of membership lists and renewals, and document the size and make-up of the organization.  Lastly, the Office Files (1964-1990) document CURE's day-to-day activities, operations, and interests.  These files include correspondence, news clippings, pamphlets and brochures, subject files, financial information, reports, and newsletters.  This sub-series is arranged alphabetically and is the largest of the sub-series.  The majority of the files date from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s.  Highlights include the Integrated Cookbook, a cookbook created by CURE volunteers.  CURE used the cookbook, which contained multi-ethnic and multi-cultural recipes, to promote its mission and raise funds for the organization.

The Related Organizations Files (1962-1976) documents CURE's ties to numerous other local and national groups concerned with similar social and racial issues, including the Anti-Defamation League, the San Diego Human Relations Commission, the Chicano Federation, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).  Arranged alphabetically, this series includes news clippings, brochures, informational hand-outs, and reports.

Biographical Note

Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) was a grass-roots, non-profit organization dedicated to the integration of society and the promotion of racial equality in San Diego.  Established in 1968, the group was predominately white and sought to combat racism through the re-education of the white community.  In addition, CURE worked with similar organizations in order to support and coordinate mutual objectives and actions. The organization lobbied for the integration of San Diego schools and housing; held workshops on racism in conjunction with the University of California, San Diego; and led multi-ethnic discussion panels.  CURE also produced a monthly newsletter with approximately four thousand subscribers. A fifteen-member board of directors led the organization with the support of numerous volunteers.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans--California--San Diego--Social conditions
Citizens United for Racial Equality (Organization : San Diego, Calif.)--Archives
Civil rights--California--San Diego
Civil rights--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources
Civil rights movements--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources
Race discrimination--California--San Diego--History--20th century--Sources

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in some of these materials have been transferred to or belong to San Diego State University. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish.  Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Source: Citizens United for Racial Equality

Related Materials:

Harold K. Brown Papers

Reverend George Walker Smith Papers

Leon Williams Papers

Carlin Integration Case Records

School Integration Task Force Records

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Citizens United for Racial Equality (CURE) Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Finding Aid Revision History: Reprocessed in February of 2012.


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Series 1: Administrative FilesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Board of Directors FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Ballots, 1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Ballots, 1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Ballots, 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Meeting Minutes, Oct. 1968-Dec. 1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Meeting Minutes, May 1968 - Oct. 1968Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Meeting Minutes, Jun. 1969 - Dec. 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Meeting Minutes, Jan. 1971 - Jan. 1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Meeting Minutes, 1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Meeting Minutes, Feb. 1974 - May 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Members List, 1974-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Nominations and Resignations of Board Members, 1971 - 1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sub-Series 2: Education Project FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Board of Education Meeting Agendas, Mar. - Nov. 1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Board of Education Meeting Agendas, 1973-1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Bussing Newspaper Clippings, 1970-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: California State Board of Education, 1972-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Carlin Case, 1975-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1969-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Council for Basic Education, 1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Education Committee, 1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Education Organizations, 1970-1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Election Questions and Answers, 1968Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Emergency School Aid Act - Coalition - Project Yes, 1974-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Integration - Newspaper Clippings, 1969-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Integration Legislation - Letter from McGovern, Mondale, Kennedy, Stull, 1970-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Legal Matters - Lawsuits - Decisions, 1969-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Lincoln High School Incident, 1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15: School Integration, 1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Research Reports, Conclusions, 1970-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: San Diego Association for the Education of Young Children - Week of the Young Child, April 4-10, 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: San Diego City School District Reports, 1969-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: San Diego City School District Reports, 1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: San Diego Unified School District statements and letters, 1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Task Force for Integrated Education, 1971-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Task Force on Educational Justice - National Council of Churches, 1971-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Teacher Organizations, 1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sub-Series 3: Membership FilesAdd to your cart.
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Folder 9: Membership Correspondence, 1968-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Membership Forms, 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Membership, 1968-1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Membership, 1969-1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Membership, 1971-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Membership, 1972-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15: Membership, 1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 16: Membership Lists, 1968-1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Membership Lists, 1970-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Membership Renewal, 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Membership Renewals, 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Membership Report, March 1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sub-Series 4: Office FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Action Suggestion Lists, 1967-1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Agenda, 1968-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Program, 1971-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Annual Meetings, 1971-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Annual Report, 1968-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Annual Statements and Reports, 1969-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Articles and Literature, 1964-1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Articles of Incorporation, sellers, permits, 1968-1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Balanced Community Task Force, 1971-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: BylawsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15: Bylaws and Ammendments for Bylaws, 1968-1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 16: Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, 1968-1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 17: Assets and Operating Statement, 1969-1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: CURE / University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Workshop Suggestion Sheets, 1968Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 19: Community Conference, 1968Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 20: Community Contact Services Questionnaire, 1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1968-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1974-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Correspondence with Related Organizations, 1968-1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Correspondence with Related Organizations, 1972-1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: 'Directions' Human Resources Directory, 1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Employee Projects, 1972-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Farm Labor, 1971-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Film and Reading Lists, 1968Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Financial Records, 1968-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Financial Records, 1968Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Financial Report, 1974-1977Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Fundraising, 1968-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: General Meeting MinutesAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Groups Requesting Information, 1969-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Housing Issues, 1969-1972, 1990Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Integrated Cookbook, 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Individuals and Groups, 1968-1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Job Announcements, 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Lamotte, LuVerne Biographical SketchAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: La Mesa Incident, December 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Legislative Advocate Registration - County and City, June and September 1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Mailing List Survey, 1968-1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: News Clippings, 1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Newsletters, 1968-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Newsletter Subscription Mailing List, 1970-1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: News Media, 1968-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15: News Releases and Announcements, 1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 16: Pamphlets and Brochures, 1966-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
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Folder 1: Pamphlets and Literature, 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Panel ProgramAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Panels and Speakers, 1969-1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Planning Committee Minutes, 1968Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Postal Information, 1967-1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Poverty, 1970-1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Proposition 1 - Vote No FlyerAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Proposition 21 & Proposition 22, 1971-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Psychology Today, August 1968Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Public Solicitation Applications and Financial Report of Appeal or Activity, 1971-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Questionnaires and Evaluation Sheet, 1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: "Racism and a City in Motion" Workshop, 1968Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Reapportionment, 1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Registration Lists for CURE Members, 1968-1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15: Reproduction Information, 1969-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 16: San Diego City Affirmative Action, 1971-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 17: San Diego County Affirmative Action, 1971-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: SEARCH - Criminal Justice News, 1972-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 19: South Bay Terrace Housing Development, 1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 20: Statement to Board of Trustees, 1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 21: Tax Exemption Applications, 1968-1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Treasurer's Reports, 1968-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Volunteer Bureau, 1969-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Work Projects, 1969-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Writing Letters, 1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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