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Guide to the William A. Price Papers
||Price, William Addison, 1915-2009
||United Tenants Association. Ad Hoc Committee for Low-Rent Housing.
||United Tenants Association/Mutual Housing Association-Housing Development Fund Corporation,
Inc. (UTA/MHA-HDFC, Inc.).
||William A. Price Papers
||William Addison Price (1915-2009) was a journalist and community organizer. He worked
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.
||21.25 linear feet in 20 record cartons, 1 manuscript box, and 1 small flat box
||Boxes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 16, 19, and 21 are stored offsite. Advance notice is required
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|Language of Materials note:
||Most materials are in English, with some materials in Spanish