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Creator Madison Citizens for Fair Housing (Wis.)
Title Madison Citizens for Fair Housing records
Dates of Creation 1960-1966
Physical Description 3 folders
Language of Material English
Scope & Content The Madison Citizens for Fair Housing Records, 1960-1966, contain minutes, correspondence, membership lists, pamphlets, and other working papers of the organization, which was a local branch of the Wisconsin Citizens for Fair Housing. The records detail the formation of an educational committee and speaker's bureau, how the group worked successfully on a campaign for a city ordinance that created the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, and work done for fair housing legislation on a statewide level.
Admin/Biographical History The Madison Citizens for Fair Housing was formally organized in 1964 as a branch of Wisconsin Citizens for Fair Housing. Its purpose, as stated in the bylaws is: "In order to secure equal opportunity in housing for all people, regardless of race, creed, color, or national origin, we will seek community support through education, research, and persuasion. Since we believe that government action should a) guarantee fairness to those seeking housing and b) encourage those who do not discriminate, we support legislative and administrative action on all levels of government to assure our goal of fair housing for all."
Archival History Anonymous source, via Madison Public Library, 1971. M71.001
Subjects Housing
Discrimination
Places1 Madison (Wis.)
Institutions1 Madison Citizens for Fair Housing (Wis.)
Object Name Records
Call Number ARM 71-01
Catalog ID Number 1971.005.0001