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Guide to the William A. Price Papers TAM.398

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Rachel Schimke, 2013 (incorporating inventory by Tamiment staff, 2009)

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 06, 2015
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to reflect updated administrative information  , May 2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Price, William Addison, 1915-2009
Creator: United Tenants Association. Ad Hoc Committee for Low-Rent Housing.
Creator: United Tenants Association/Mutual Housing Association-Housing Development Fund Corporation, Inc. (UTA/MHA-HDFC, Inc.).
Title: William A. Price Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1930-2009
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1960-1999
Abstract: William Addison Price (1915-2009) was a journalist and community organizer. He worked for the New York Daily News as a United Nations correspondent and later wrote about social issues in New York City and the civil rights movement in the South for the  National Guardian. In 1956, Price invoked his First Amendment rights when called before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee, which was investigating allegations of Communist infiltration in the media. Price began working with the United Tenants Association (UTA) and other housing rights organizations in the 1970s, fighting the New York City government's plans to develop the Upper West Side. The collection is mostly comprised of materials generated by the UTA and other housing rights groups, as well as the New York City government, regarding urban renewal plans in the designated West Side Urban Renewal Area (WSURA). There are also materials related to the civil rights movement, the opposition to the House Un-American Activities Committee and other Congressional inquisitorial groups, and the state of journalism and journalists' unions. The collection also contains biographical information on Price, particularly his World War II service.
Quantity: 21.25 linear feet in 20 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 small flat box
Location note: Boxes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 16, 19, and 21 are stored offsite. Advance notice is required for use of these boxes. Please contact at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language of Materials note: Most materials are in English, with some materials in Spanish
Call Phrase: TAM.398