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

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Collection Overview

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.


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 2: Related Organizations FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 5: American Civil Liberties Union, 1972-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Anti-Defamation League, 1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Chicano Federation, 1971-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Citizens Interracial Committee of San Diego County (CIC), 1962-1967Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Citizens Interracial Committee of San Diego County (CIC), 1968-1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Citizens Interracial Committee of San Diego County (CIC) - Human Relations in San Diego Special Report, September 1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Citizens Interracial Committee (CIC) - Support for Council Hearings, 1968-1970Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Common Cause, 1970-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Community Congress, 1971-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Community Relations Board, 1972-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Community Welfare Council and Volunteer Bureau, 1969-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Economic Opportunity Commission, 1969-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Ecumenical Council, 1972-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Elementary Institute of Science, 1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Fair Employment Practices Commission (FEPC), 1971-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Family Service Association, 1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Heartland Human Relations Association, 1971-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Indian Center, 1972-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Institute of Social Systems Engineering, Inc, 1970-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Japanese American Citizens League, 1971-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: League of Women Voters, 1969-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Metro - Department of San Diego District United Methodist, 1968-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15: National Conference of christians and Jews, 1970-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 16: Pacific Beach Fair Housing GroupsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 17: People for People -  El Cajon, 1971-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: Planned Parenthood Association, 1971-1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 19: Salvation Army, 1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 20: San Diego City Civil Service Commission, 1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 21: San Diego City Council, 1908-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 22: San Diego Board of Supervisors, 1968-1975Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: San Diego County Human Relations Commission, 1970-1976Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: San Diego Unified Coalition, 1970-1971Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: San Diego Unified Port Authority, 1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: San Diego Urban League, 1969-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Strongly Oriented for Action, 1973Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1969-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), 1968-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

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