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William B. Welsh papers, 1819-1956, bulk 1952-1956

Series I: Civil Rights, 1947-1956

This series contains information on Lehman's efforts to support civil rights legislation. It includes material on fair employment legislation, reports and correspondence on housing discrimination, and documents on the cases of black soldiers who were denied access to classes at several Southern universities, despite a program that provided the classes for free to soldiers. There is also material on filibusters, a tactic Lehman opposed and hoped to eliminate. It includes letters from those facing discrimination, correspondence between Lehman's office and other government officials, goals and plans for meeting with officials, and press releases.

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Box 1 Folder 1 Army Education Segregation-W.B.W. Personal File, 1956

Box 1 Folder 2 Army and Education I: University of South Carolina, 1949-1956

Box 1 Folder 3 Army and Education II, undated

Box 2 Folder 1-3 Background Material, 1951-1956

Box 2 Folder 4 Discharge of H.R., undated

Box 2 Folder 5 Economic Coercion, 1952

Box 2 Folder 6 Election Statistics, 1950-1956

Box 2 Folder 7 Fair Employment Practices Commission, 1950-1955

Box 2 Folder 8 Housing Discrimination, 1947-1956