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Guide to the Arnie Goldwag Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) collection ARC.002

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 19, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Committee for Peace Organization.
Creator: Congress of Racial Equality. Brooklyn Chapter.
Creator: Congress of Racial Equality.
Creator: End the Draft Committee.
Creator: Goldwag, Arnold
Title: Arnie Goldwag Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1943-2007
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1961-1971
Abstract: The Arnie Goldwag Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) collection consists principally of the subject files concerning 1960s civil rights activism maintained by Arnie Goldwag, an officer of Brooklyn CORE during the first half of the 1960s. These files include correspondence, newsletters, event announcements (e.g., fliers), directions for demonstrators, photographs, press releases, clippings, and other documents related to many of the actions conducted by Brooklyn CORE, particularly for the period 1961-1965. Actions represented in the collection include those protesting discrimination in employment, housing, schools, and the like, including the controversial initiative to block traffic in connection with the opening of the 1964 World's Fair. The collection also includes reminiscences by Goldwag and other CORE members looking back from the 1990s and 2000s. In addition to Brooklyn CORE-related material, the collection includes material related to other 1960s activist groups, including those involved with civil rights, Vietnam War opposition, and draft resistance, among others.
Quantity: 13.75 Linear feet in 13 manuscript boxes, 5 record cartons, and 2 artifact boxes
Call Phrase: ARC.002