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Fair Employment Practices Committee:

A Guide to Its Collection at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

June 2001



Profile Description

Creation: Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, June 2001.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator: United States. Fair Employment Practices Committee.
Title: Fair Employment Practices Committee collection
Dates: 1943-1946
Quantity: .125 linear feet
Abstract:President Franklin Roosevelt established the Fair Employment Practices Committee by Executive Order in 1942. It required all federal agencies to include in their contracts with private employers a provision obligating them not to discriminate against persons of any race, color, creed, or nationality in matters of employment. The collection consists of material obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a Freedom of Information request by Dr. Merl Reed. The records, 1943-1946, concern the March on Washington Movement, the Congress on Racial Equality, a plan to picket the Capitol in an effort to force the Senate to consider an anti-poll tax bill, and an attempt to force the Capitol Transit Company to hire African-Americans.
Identification: L1982-36
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Fair Employment Practices Committee, Collection, 1943-1946, consists of information on the March on Washington Movement, the Congress of Racial Equality, a plan to picket the Capitol in an effort to force the Senate to consider an anti-poll tax bill, and an attempt to force the Capitol Transit Company to hire Negroes. These documents were obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on a Freedom of Information request by Dr. Merl Reed of the Georgia State University history faculty as part of his research on the FEPC, as the FEPC is frequently mentioned in them.


Historical Note

President Roosevelt established the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) by Executive Order in 1942. It required all federal agencies to include in their contracts with private employers a provision obligating them not to discriminate against persons of any race, color, creed, or nationality in matters of employment.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Fair Employment Practices Committee Collection, L1982-36, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dr. Merl E. Reed, November 24, 1982.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, December 16, 1982.


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