United Political Action Committee of Chester County Records

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Collection Title: United Political Action Committee of Chester County Records

Collection Number: Ms. Coll 143

Dates of Collection: 1958-1996

Box Numbers: 10 boxes

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA

Language: English

Project Archivist: Margaret Miles Baillie

Biography:

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Biography: 

“In 1966, several black civil rights workers decided to form a small organization whose purpose was to end racial discrimination in Chester County”[1].  So began the United Political Action Committee of Chester County.  The founders included Charles A. Melton, Charles H. Butler, Norman W. Bond, Robert L. Wright, Willie Stokes, James Ward, Alston B. Meade, W.T.M. Johnson, Ernest Spriggs and Charles V. Hamilton.  Charles A. Melton was the first president and Dr. Johnson was the secretary.  Dr. Johnson succeeded Charles A. Melton as president and it was he who maintained and later donated UPAC’s records to the Chester Country Historical Society.

UPAC worked with other local civil rights groups and activists, including noted national civil rights activist and West Chester native Bayard Rustin, the West Chester Branch of the NAACP, and the West Chester Human Relations Council in fighting against discrimination and for fair employment. They were one of the plaintiffs in the historic racial discrimination case against Lukens Steel (Goodman vs. Lukens Steel, 1973) which went to the Supreme Court in 1986, and were at the forefront of the successful 1986 legal challenge to West Chester's use of at-large elections in determining voter representation on West Chester's Borough Council. The result of this fight was the implementation of a ward system to replace at-large elections.


[1] Johnson, W.T.M., UPAC – A Brief History March 18, 1980.

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

The records, 1958-1996, include biographical material on committee members and others associated with UPAC as well as correspondence, minutes, hand written notes, legal documents, newspaper clippings, news releases, memos, scrapbooks, programs and photographs of activities.  Also in the collection are papers of Dr. W.T.M. Johnson. These include indexed compilations of his published letters as well as papers related to his time as a member of the faculty at Lincoln University.

Earliest records in the collection include material related to initial reform endeavors by Dr. Johnson, the Human Relations Council and others.  These included the segregation of West Chester’s YMCA, Brotherhood Week Celebration, Career Conferences for Negro Youth, improving African American students’ school performance, tutoring of students, etc.  Records for the Student Equality Union and the West Chester Human Relations Council are also part of the collection.

In Box 2, are Dr. Johnson’s records of his association with Lincoln University. The collection then continues chronologically with UPAC’s organization in 1966.  Records of topics with sufficient data are filed separately within their timeframe, for example, the Lukens suit (boxes 4 through 7). The collection ends with materials on the 1996 UPAC sponsored meeting on the significance of the Goodman vs. Lukens Steel civil suit.

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

Box 1:  Biographical information, UPAC history, T. Noel Stern, Opportunities Clinic, WC Human Relations Council.

Folder 1:   Bond, Norman W. Sr. (1922-1989)

-Tribute to Norman W. Bond Sr.,  Bulletin April 8, 1989 (3 copies)

-Funeral Service Bulletin April 8, 1989

-Draft of tribute given at the Funeral Service by W.T.M. Johnson

-News clipping article on Norman Bond’s death from the Daily Local News (herein DLN), April 5, 1989

-Typed tribute to N.W. Bond by W.T.M. Johnson April 5, 1989

-Resolution from the Board of Directors of the West Chester Community Center on Mr. Bond’s death, April 8, 1989

-Letter, June 29, 1989,  from NAACP Wilkes-Barre Branch to Dr. Hudock re:   possible autopsy

 

Folder 2:   Butler, Dr. Charles H. (1925- )

-Thank you note from Dr. Butler to Mr. Johnson, July 8, 1992

-Biographical sketch of Dr. Butler

-Manuscript of introduction of Dr. Butler as a guest speaker

-News clipping from DLN of advertisement for Dr. Butler’s campaign for congress, May 12, 1966

-Coatesville area NAACP newsletter July 1983 with article entitled “Roasting of......Dr. Charles H. Butler!!”

-Copy of letter by W.T.M. Johnson to DLN October 14, 1970, re:   the dropping of Dr. Butler from the Chester County Republican Executive Committee

-Pennsylvania NAACP Testimonial Banquet booklet honoring:  Louis E. Waller, August 25, 1990 in which Dr. Butler participated

-1991 Second Quarterly PA State Conference of the NAACP booklet, April 13, 1991, “Roast” and dinner for Dr. Butler.  Brief biography of Dr. Butler.

 

Folder 3:   Johnson, Dr. W.T.M. (1921-1998)

-Curriculum Vitae, February 29, 1992

-Note card to the Award Committee nominating Dr. Johnson for the John G. Knecht Memorial Award, February 4, 1964 from Mae H. Anderson

-Letter to Dr. Johnson, May 24, 1964

-Letter from Dr. Hideo Marumo of the Lion Fate & Oil Co., Ltd., Tokyo to Dr. Johnson re:   a report on surface modification of high polymers, April 4, 1966

-Reply letter to Dr. Marumo from Dr. Johnson, July 13, 1966

-Undated copy of news clipping announcing Dr. Johnson as speaker at a Unitarian meeting

-Request from Carolyn Smith for a recommendation, September 16, 1975

-Letter from Dr. Johnson’s uncle, September 13, 1983, re: his termination from Lincoln University

-News clipping DLN June 23, 1986 Letter to Editor “Dr. Johnson wishes Lincoln University Well”

-Thank you card from Ethel Closson, November 10, 1986, to Dr. & Mrs. Johnson.

-Dept. of the Treasury envelope with notice from Social Security and a sheet of paper with crossed out savings bonds numbers on it. December 31, 1987 is noted on envelope along with shopping list

-Letter from W.C. Community Center, Norman W. Bond to Dr. Johnson, December 12, 1983, accepting his resignation.

-Letter to Ms. Vivan Nix-Early from Dr. Johnson with his biographical summary attached, December 18, 1990

-Biographical summary, December 14, 1990 (2 copies)

-Rough draft of letter  by Dr. Johnson re:   the wider use of Heparin for Anti-atherogenic therapy, 1991

-Rough draft of letter to Dr. Samuel Milstein from Dr. Johnson re:   oral heparin, 1991

-Copy of paycheck from the Foundation of Vascular Hypertension Research to Dr. Johnson, January 14, 1991

-Bulletin from the International Society of African Scientists (ISAS) reception, June 21, 1911, and eighth annual technical conference June 22, 1991

-Envelope from the Chester County Historical Society containing flyer on “Sojourner” program and other brochures, January 24, 1992.

-Reply letter to Dr. Gitta Salanga, former student, December 2, 1995

-1996 Twenty-fifth Annual Report of the Foundation for Vascular-Hypertension Research.  This report includes research projects that Dr. Johnson worked on in conjunction with others or on his own (such as an inflatable speculum) and a recapitulation on the Foundation by him.  Meeting was held April 17, 1996.

-Dr. Johnson’s business card for the Foundation for Vascular-Hypertension Research

-Photo of Dr. Johnson, co-researchers and students of the Vascular-Hypertension Research Foundation. (no date) and photocopy of one from 1983.

-Letter May 29, 1997 from Dr. Johnson to his family and friends indicating a decline in health and an attachment of his obituary which he wrote himself and asked to be published in case of his death.

-Patent award April 28, 1998 for an inflatable speculum for pelvic examinations.  Letter from Dr. Johnson to his relatives and friends re:   the patent, May 5, 1998

 

Folder 5:  Eight Slides re:  1996 Twenty-fifth Annual Report of the Foundation for Vascular-Hypertension Research and Dr. Johnson’s patent.    

 

Folder 6:  Featherman, Dr. Sandra G.

-Resume and bibliography of Dr. Featherman

-Biographical Sketch

-Photo

-Letter to Dr. Liacouras, President Temple University, stating the importance of Dr. Featherman’s expert testimony in the West Chester Ward fight.

 

Folder 7:  Gartrell, M. Kay, Esq.

-Envelope 1986

-Letter August 18, 1988, from National Conference of Bar Examiners to Dr. Johnson asking for recommendation from him and UPAC for Ms. Kay’s admission to the Bar.  Attachments include checklist and typed extended answers to reference checklist, August 30, 1988.

-Letter to Dr. Johnson from M. Kay Gartrell thanking him for a recent letter and news clippings re:   Mr. Stokes.  Attached is a copy of remarks by Ms. Gartrell at the funeral of Mr. Stokes and a copy of donations made to UPAC in memory of Stokes.

 

Folder 8:  Meade, Dr. Alston B.

-Biographical Notes

-2 copies to Dr. Meade of letter to Mr. Sargent Shriver from Phillip H. Savage, Tri-State Director of the NAACP, November 7, 1966 re:   the Self-Help Housing program in southern Chester County and its hiring policies.

-Letter to Governor Raymond R. Shafer from Dr. Meade, June 30, 1967, re:   the Avon Grove School District.

-Statement from Dr. Irwin G. Weintraub, June 1967, re: the Otis Intelligence Test and the Avon Grove School District.

-Statement of goals for the Southern Chester County Branch NAACP in response to a Kennett Square “Talk Festival”

-Program flyer “Church, Education, and Community: A Forum on Educational Problems of Today” by the NAACP of Southern Chester County, September 5, 1968

-Text of workshop given by Dr. Meade “Civil Rights and School Boards” at the Annual Convention Clinic Session of the National School Boards Association, April 22, 1979

-Letter to DLN, December 2, 1982, re: “School board taken to task in the matter of Dr. Hewlett”

-Letter to Mr. Coley, Faulkner Buick from Dr. Johnson, June 16, 1991 re:   the unfair treatment of Dr. Meade

-Bulletin from the International Society of African Scientists (ISAS) reception, June 21, 1911, and eighth annual technical conference June 22, 1991

-Biographical summary, February 23, 1992

 

Folder 9:  Melton, Charles A. Sr. (1913-1987)

-DLN photo and article, October 9, 1963 “Hiring Policies Are Unfair In W. Chester, Speaker says”

-Five letters to the editor assembled under the title of “Five Letters of Racial Problems in West Chester Schools” July 7, 1965 – August 3, 1965

-Election card for Charles A. Melton for Borough Council, May 18th.

-DLN photo and article, May 5, 1967, “Charles Melton is CAB Head”

-DLN photo of C. Melton accepting the J. Dewees Mosteller Award for community service, January 29, 1969

-DLN photo and  article, March 11, 1974, “Center marks building start”

-Copy of photo May 18, 1975: Melton, Wright, Rustin, Butler & Johnson

-Philadelphia Inquirer photo and article, August 21, 1975, “W. Chester Raises No Busing Outcry”

-Four Letters from and to Dr. Johnson re: recognition of Mr. Melton by Cheyney State College.  Dates:  February 4, 1977, February 9, 1977, February 15, 1977 and March 25, 1977

-Founder’s Day and 140th Anniversary Celebration 1837-1977 Cheyney State College Booklet, November 4, 1977.  Includes brief biographies of Ed Bradley, Ethel D. Allen, A. Leon Higginbotham, jr., K. Leroy Irvis, and Charles A. Melton.

-Citation for Distinguished Service to Charles A. Melton from Cheyney State College, November 4, 1977, signed by Wade Wilson, college president, and others

-DLN photo and article, October 31, 1978, “Charles Melton moving on”

-Fourth Annual Awards Banquet of the West Chester Community Center program, December 5, 1978, “Salute to Charles A. Melton for Forty Years of Distinguished Service”

-DLN photo and article, December 6, 1978, “West Chester Community Center honors chief, decries problems”

-DLN photo, October 19, 1979, “Welcoming Leon Bell as the new executive director of the West Chester Community Center….”

-Tribute to Charles A. Melton, Sr., 1913-1987, funeral program.  A brief biography is included.

-DLN obituary September 2, 1987

-DLN article “Activist Melton dies at 73”, September 3, 1987

-Jet magazine September 28, 1987, photo and article page 6-7 “Crusader Charles Melton Gets Last Wish; New Vote System for Westchester, Pa.”

-DLN November 11, 1992, letter to the editor by Dr. Johnson “African Americans should help” re:   debt on West Chester Community Center and the Charles Melton Center Fund

-Booklet for the Charles A. Melton Eighth Annual Memorial Scholarship Award Reception, December 16, 1995

 

Folder 10:   Rustin, Bayard (1912-1987)

-Tribute to Bayard Rustin 1910-1987, funeral program.  A brief biography is included

-Letter 8/27/1987 with attached Philadelphia Inquirer article “ West Chester remembers changes Rustin brought” August 26, 1987

-New York Times column “Where We Stand:  Bayard Rustin 1912-1987”, August 30, 1987

-Transcript of Dr. Johnson’s tribute to Bayard Rustin, September 6, 1987

-Rough outline of transcript

 

Folder 11:   Stokes, Willie Sr. (1921-1993)

-Dr. Johnson’s “appreciation”  of the late Willie Stokes, Sr., March 26, 1993

-Dr. Johnson’s statement at Mr. Stokes’ funeral, March 20, 1993

-List of Services performed by Willie Stokes for both class members and counsel to plaintiffs in Goodman vs. Lukens between 1973 and 1986.

-Funeral program for Clementine Stokes, December 27, 1991

-Funeral program for Willie Stokes, Sr., March 20, 1993

-Funeral bulletin for Willie Stokes, Sr., March 20, 1993

-The Daily Record (Coatesville) article “Willie Stokes took on Goliath – and won”, March 31, 1993 (see also M. Kay Gartrell’s biography file)

 

Folder 12: Sutton, Joyce T. (1943- )

 

Folder 13: Wright, Robert L. (1917- )

-Western Union Mailgram to Governor Schapp, September 25, 1977, re:   the firing of the Honorable C. Dolores Tucker

-Brief  biographical sketch

-Philadelphia Inquirer article and photo, February 5, 1987, “A remark on minorities leads to police protest”

-Envelope

-A Brief History of the Bryn Mawr, PA, branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, by Oscar Bullock Cobb, Bryn Mawr, PA., (Circa 1934).

 

Folder 14: History

-UPAC – A Brief History March 18, 1980

-UPAC – A Brief History March 25, 1985

-A Brief History of UPAC – 1966-1987 October 12, 1987

-Letter to Chester County Historical Society, January 12, 1992, re: the records of the organization and its history

 

Folder 15: T. Noel Stern, West Chester State College, 1960-1962

-Letters to and from Mr. Stern and Mr. D. G. Roehrs, August 5, 1960, re: giving a talk at a Unitarian Fellowship meeting.

-Unitarian Fellowship of West Chester Form for guest speakers to fill out, October 4, 1960

-Final confirmation letter, October 13, 1960,  of Dr. Stern’s speaking engagement.

-DLN article, December 3, 1960, “Dr. Stern Assumes Office as Fourth College President”.

-News clipping and photo, (DLN? no date), entitled, “Meet Dr. T. Noel Stern.”  It gives a brief biography of Dr. Stern and his wife Katherine Kirk Stern (was not completely copied)

-News photo (Sunday Inquirer) of Dr. Stern’s installation at West Chester State College

-Program of “The Inauguration of Thomas Noel Stern as President of The West Chester State College,” December 3, 1960

-Eight page transcribed “Human Interest Sketch – T. Noel Stern”

-Church Report of the West Chester Unitarians, February 26, 1961 with attachment.

-Letter, May 7, 1961, from D.G. Roehrs to Dr. T. Noel Stern

-Letter to the Editor, September 19, 1961 from Dr. Johnson to DLN re: protesting dismissal of Dr. Stern as President of West Chester State College

-News clipping Letters to the Bulletin, September 20, 1961, from B. G. Hoffman “W. Chester State College Arguments”

-Letter, December 23, 1961, from Dr. Stern to G. Roehrs re: problems at West Chester State and the state college system along with names of professors to contact about the situation

-Paper by Dr. Stern, December 28, 1961, Political Football and College Administration

-Letter to G. Roehrs,  January 21, 1962, from Dr. Stern giving him a list of names as possible contacts for an upcoming radio broadcast on the Frank Ford Show and as possible members of a committee to reform the state college system

-Letter to G. Roehrs, February 12, 1962, from Dr. Stern re: the WPEN radio program and more suggestions from others on trustees/state college board reform

-Letter to Dr. Johnson, February 15, 1962, from B.H. Davis, American Association of University Professors re: college procedures enclosures.

-Letter to the Honorable Francis Worley, March 14, 1962, from D. Roehrs re: trustees/state college reform

-Letter to Dr. Johnson, March 21, 1962, from M. Adolphus regarding his future trip their

-Letter to Dr. Johnson, April 6, 1962, from Mr. Rauburger, Commissioner of NJ Education

-Letter to Mr. Roehrs, April 11, 1962, from Rep. Francis Worley

-Letter to Dr. Johnson, April 17, 1962, from M. Adolphus

-Rough outline, May 6, 1962, of Dr. Johnson’s talk “A Matter for Concern – The Case of Dr. Stern

-Rough draft of the talk, A Matter for Concern, by Dr. Johnson, May 6, 1962

-2 bulletins reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors.  1: Vol. 44, No. 1, Spring 1958, Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings and 2: Vol. 45, No. 1, Spring 1959, Academic Freedom and Tenure.

-Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure by the American Association of University Professors, #133-4-61.

-An open letter from the Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Fellowship of West Chester to the Republican and Democratic Candidates for Governor of Pennsylvania, September 12, 1962

-Reply from Richardson Dilworth, Democratic candidate for governor, October 12, 1962.

 

Folder 16: Opportunity Clinics, 1961-1962

-The Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Fellowship of West Chester, December 13, 1961 re:  Possible Programs for 1961-62:  1. Opportunity Clinics.  Clinics on employment for the Negro youth of West Chester.

-Remarks of Dr. Johnson at West Chester Opportunity Clinic, May 17, 1962

-Letter, April 24, 1962, to Mrs. Thomas of Club Le Juadims’ re:  Opportunity Clinic – Getting the Students and Parents Out.

-Signed R.S.V.P. post cards indicating recipients’ response in participation at the Opportunity Clinic May 17, 1962.

-Letter to Rev. Porter, April 30, 1962, requesting his participation on a panel at the Opportunity Clinic.

-News release, May 13, 1962 “Human Relations Council Sponsors Opportunity Clinic”

 

Folder 17:   Human Relations Council, 1958-1962

-Letter from Director of the West Chester YMCA, June 26, 1958 re:  policy of the West Chester YMCA in regard to integrated membership.

-Notes from the HRC meeting March 7, 1961

-Agenda for the Pre-Career Conference Meeting, Unitarian Fellowship for Social Justice, March 22, 1961

-Attendance list from March 22, 1961 meeting with attachment of “Goals of Career Conference.

-Letter from the HRC, April 29, 1961, three items addressed. 1:  Death of Chairman John G. Knecht. 2:  Comment on Operation Freedom and notice that an LP record They Chose Freedom, is available. 3:  Results of “Career Conference for Negro Youth.”  Next meeting announced.

-DLN letter to the editor, May 9, 1961, signed by fourteen re:  West Chester YMCA’s segregation policy.

-Rough draft of a letter to the editor, May 22, 1961, in answer to a response to the May 9, 1961 letter.

-Notes re: phone call placed by Mr. Johnson on May 22, 1961 to Mr. Edmund R. Tomb, YMCA executive council of the Central Atlantic Area inquiring about the segregation practice of YMCAs in New Jersey.

-Letter to Mr. W. Norman Watts, Fair Employment Practice Commission, June 5, 1961, re:  fair employment in West Chester.

-HRC of West Chester report, November 29, 1961, on November’s meeting. Some items include report of the Lansdowne Committee for Democracy in Housing, Brotherhood Week Celebration, John G. Knecht Award, and injustice in Tennessee

-Miscellaneous notes, December 14, 1961 re:  Brotherhood Week Celebration and letters to write

-Memorandum, January 1, 1962, “Brotherhood Week Celebration West Chester February 22, 1962”

-Social Action Committee Agenda for meeting February 1, 1962

-HRC agenda for meeting February 2, 1962

-HRC letter encouraging attendance at the Brotherhood Meeting February 21, 1962.  It commemorated the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and Dr. Jerome H. Holland was the speaker.

-News Release, February 12, 1962, “Adult Sunday School of Methodist Church Presented Human Relation Panel”

-HRC minutes of March 1962 meeting, March 28, 1962.

-Memorandum to Members of the Executive Board Chester County Citizens Housing Committee, April 4, 1962, from Jim Paul, re: next meeting

-Form Letter re: Opportunity Clinic May 17, 1962

-Letter, April 30, 1962, to Mr. Myron Emanuel to be participant in panel at the Opportunity Clinic.

-Letter, April 30, 1962, to Fr. Cecil H. Cowan to be participant in panel at the Opportunity Clinic.

-Letter to Mr. Merle G. Lavin, West Chester Senior High School, May 3, 1962, re:  Opportunity Clinic

-Notes, May 3, 1962, on the Opportunity Clinic

-January 1962 School Curriculum order for Scott, Foresman and Company with attached letter and response.

-A “To Do” list

-HRC letter giving directions for those who would be helping in the Opportunity Clinic May 17, 1962.

-Opportunity Clinic Student Questionnaire completed by Minerva Newton.

-Human Relations Inter-County Committee of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia memorandum to all members from Samuel Glantz, Secretary, October 12, 1962.  Handwritten notes on back.

-HRC November 1962 meeting notes. Items included are:  Fair Housing Demonstration for Program Planners, Operation Honor Roll, memberships, attendance and Dr. Hamilton’s return.

 

Folder 18: Human Relations Council, 1962 – Maurice E. Boddy

-Notes April 14 and 22, 1962 re:  meeting with school

-HRC Evening study schedule, April 17, 1962, for Maurice E. Boddy, Central Junior High School, 8th grade.

-Letter, May 18, 1962, from Jack Yohe, principal, West Chester Joint Junior High School, to Dr. Johnson, re:  Maurice Boddy and school performance.  Conference results attached.

-Letter, May 28, 1962 and envelope from Jack Yohe, principal, West Chester Joint Junior High School, to Dr. Johnson, re:  Maurice Boddy and school performance.

-Letter from M. Boddy’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Spangler, thanking the HRC for the help which they and the volunteers gave Maurice.

 

Folder 19: Human Relations Council, 1963

-DLN photo with caption, February 1963, Miss Helen H. Corson winner of the 1963 John G. Knecht Brotherhood Award

-Calendar of Events in West Chester Area 1963-1964.  Proposed schedule of HRC events

-Selective Buying Placards (placed) NAACP re: employment boycott

-HRC update May 24, 1963.  Mentions “Just above astronaut Gordon Cooper – in heroism – are William L. Moore and...”  and a call to action.

-NAACP Telephone network July 25, 1963

-HRC update July 30, 1963.  Mentions Annual Picnic, Fair Employment visits and YWCA to sponsor series of discussions be HRC

-DLN article, August 5, 1963 “Politicians Hear Report of Some Impatience with Negro Movement”

-Letter, August 28, 1963, to Dr. Johnson from Richard B. Anliot, Director, Division of Education, Department of Labor and Industry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania re: school survey and West Chester School System’s failure to utilize the curriculum guide, “Our Greatest Challenge – Human Relations.”

-DLN letter to editor, September 5, 1963, from Mitchell Crane and Jackson Thomas, co-chairmen of the Student Equality Union, “Prepared to Picket”

-HRC Minutes of October 1963 meeting.  Included is information about the Student Equality Union picket of the First National Bank, the establishment of an Executive Committee after Dr. Johnson had sent a letter to the editor before the next HRC meeting, and the topics for the YWCA’s discussions on Race Relations.

-Packet of documents re:  Student Equality Union picket.  Letter to Mayor Lucas, explanation of picket, rough draft of explanation, and statement of results of the picket

-DLN article, October 11, 1963 “NAACP President Opposes Picketing Planned Tonight”

-DLN article and photo, October 12, 1963 “Demonstrators March, Sing on High St.”

-“Why We Picket – A message to the citizens of West Chester, Pennsylvania - Student Equality League, NAACP, Human Relations Council, October 9, 1963”

-DLN letter to the editor, October 15, 1963, re:  comments on editorial suggesting that picketing groups and business leaders should get together to discuss the fair employment problem – typed copy and photocopy of actual DLN print entitled “Job Negotiation”

-DLN letter to the editor, October 17, 1963, “Let’s Take Another Look”

-Fair Employment Visits, November 10, 1963

-DLN article and photo, November 11, 1963 “Veteran’s Day Speaker Urges Freedom for All”

-Fair Employment Group: Possible Special Projects, November 17, 1963

-DLN Letter to the editor, November 19, 1963 “Day Can’t Come Too Soon” from Rev. Porter

-West Chester Branch NAACP official ballot election of officers December 19, 1963

-DLN “In Retrospect”, December 31, 1963, lists the top ten local happenings for the year 1963.

-HRC rough draft of letter from Dr. Johnson to Mr. Wingerd, Superintendent of Schools, January 16, 1964, re: Stetson Junior High incident regarding John Westley and Gilbert Thomas and the Principal Mr. Walter Derkacz.  Attached is the response letter from Mr. Wingerd and a copy of a separate letter from the West Chester Branch NAACP

-Program for the Annual Brotherhood Meeting, February 13, 1964

-DLN article and photo, February 14, 1964, “At 1964’s Brotherhood Meeting 350 Hear Talk by Rustin, YWCA Gets Annual Award”

-DLN article, February 15, 1964, “Borough YW Given Four-Part Citation”

-Fair Employment Visits, March 15, 1964

-Funeral bulletin for Gilda Louise Beachem March 15, 1950 – March 22, 1964

-DLN articles, March 27, 1964, “$1,600 Collected Housing Needed for Fire Victims”, “Funeral Services for Beachem Girl Attended by 500”, Silent Vigil Slated Sunday for Fire Victim” and “Unitarians Map Negro Career Parley”

-DLN letter to editor, March 27, 1964 (date incorrect?) “Shocked by Letter” by [?],  “Families Turned Away” by Charles Melton and “Would Help Community” by Harry Bleecher

-DLN letter to editor, 1964 (no date), “Mutual Responsibility” by Ruth Cook Redding and “Hang Heads in Shame” by Winifred A. Hurd

-DLN article, March 27, 1964, “Ad Lib:  Challenge of Open Mindedness Has Meaning for All Persons” by Jack Cornman

-DLN article, March 30, 1964, “At Holy Trinity We Are Guilty, Rector Says of Fatal Fire”

- DLN photo, March 30, 1964, “Silent Vigil at County Seat...” in memory of Gilda Beachem

-Typed copy Letter to editor “A Fine Community Citizen” April 1, 1964

-DLN Letters to editor, April 3, 1964, “Provided  A Home” by Maria L. Brock and Catharine L. Waddleton, “Poor White Family” by Samantha Wilding, “Dismayed by Reaction” by Daniel C. Frysinger “Would Make Tour” by Stanley N. Williams, Jr.

- “Triple Revolution” reprinted from the April 1964 Liberation

-Career Conference list of consultants and their occupations and employers and the rooms they are located in

-DLN photo, April 9, 1964, Career Conference.

-Career Conference map and program, April 9, 1964

-DLN article, June 30, 1964,  HRC “Unit Will Counsel Area Negro Students”

-Copy of typed letter, August 3, 1964, from Dr. Johnson to Mr. Mosteller, president of  Borough Council of West Chester

-HRC News Release, August 7, 1964, re: protest demonstration against the employment practices of National Foam Systems, Inc., West Chester, PA

-DLN article, September 25, 1964, “West Chester Attorney to be Feted” re: Robert W. Lentz.

-Announcement, October 4, 1964, “Selective Buying Program in West Chester.”  It gives results and lists new company to boycott.

-DLN photo, October 9, 1964, “Checking 30th anniversary program of the West Chester Community Center are, W. Burton, president of..., Marcus Foster, principal of Catto School in Philadelphia, who gave the main address, and ..Melton, ...”  See Dr. Johnson’s handwritten note on photo re: Marcus Foster

-HRC Agenda for December 1964 meeting.

-A Statement of Support for Carl A. Brown for President of the NAACP of West Chester, December 17, 1964.

 

Folder 20: Human Relations Council, 1965

-DLN article, 1965, “West Chester Board Hires New Principal; Negro Groups Protest”

-DLN article, February 1, 1965, “ ‘The Good’ Have Failed, Unitarian Fellowship is Told by Dr. Johnson”

-DLN photo, March 8, 1965, picture of peaceful demonstrators at the steps of the West Chester Court House re: voting denials and police brutality in Mississippi and Alabama

-Book “Fair Employment Survey of the West Chester Area” by Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Department of Labor and Industry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, April 1965. Includes Table of Contents and Appendix, 59 pages.

-DLN article, April 16, 1965, HRC “Reviews Results of W. Chester Job Survey”

-HRC Minutes of April 1965 meeting with handwritten notes by Dr. Johnson

-Note card “A Dinner Honoring the Rev. Christian H. Martin, Selma Volunteer – Attorney John Dutty, Mississippi Volunteer, Wednesday, May 19, 1965.”

-DLN article, June 25, 1965, HRC “Offers School Study Recommendations”

-"Toward Fully Equal Educational Opportunities in West Chester” A Report by the West Chester HRC relating to the Penna HRC Report on West Chester Schools. June 1965

-Minutes of Meeting of Executive Board of NAACP of West Chester, August 21, 1965

-Principal Findings and Conclusions  “Confidential” results of a survey of 512 Negro students of the secondary schools of the West Chester School District 

-Typed DLN letter to the editor, July 5, 1965, re: Response of the school board of the two school reports.

-Handwritten DLN letter to the editor, August 1, 1965, re: recommended remedial actions on West Chester School problems.

-News Release, August 24, 1965, “West Chester NAACP Plans Protest Demonstration on School Practices”

-Flyer “Now is the Time to Act to Change Unfair School Practices” August 26, 1985, Speaker B. Rustin,  August 27, 1985 Demonstration on Steps of Court House

-DLN photo, August 28, 1985,  of demonstrators.

-DLN photo, September 8, 1965, “Educational Plan. West Chester School officials.. Dr. Spellman, H. Wingerd, ... D. Nunan .. review a new school-community program presented for joint-board approval...Looking on... R. Lentz,...R. Butler,...Dr. Johnson......have been called upon to assist...selection of “ a top Negro education” to implement...new program.”

-Page 12 (only) from a report written by Dr. Johnson.  Two dates given: 1963 and June 20, 1965, re: “Negro Parents and their child”

 

Box 2: Lincoln University 1964-1986, UPAC 1965-1972

Folder 1:   Lincoln University, 1964-1977

-Letter, May 1, 1964, to Dr. Marvin Wachman, President from John T. Wilson of the National Science Foundation re: grant for Spectrophotometer.  Additional correspondence attached

-To The Faculty Report From the Special Committee on Grading, March 8, 1966

-May 3, 1966 “Testimony” typed transcript of  Student hearings at Lincoln.  Discussion of areas students would like changed or improved,

-DLN letter to the editor, January 6, 1968 “Resignations Explained”

-Letter, June 13, 1968, to Dr. Johnson from James M. Dickerson thanking him for contribution to the Harlan B. Joseph Memorial Scholarship

-Memorandum, January 27, 1971, to LU Faculty from Dr. Johnson re: Lincoln Visitation Program – 1971:  An Invitation for You to Participate.  8th graders from Oxford school were to see the University in a series of visits.  Also two Visitation Program 1971 forms and a followup procedure letter dated February 8, 1971

-Form letter, August 1, 1973, from Herman R. Branson, president re: elimination of courses with less than 12 students.  Response letter from the Lincoln University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors, August 13, 1973.

-Photos with identification of students and professors of the LU Biomedical Research Program, Biology Department, Summer 1973.

-Mid-semester faculty grade report, first semester 1973-74 for Chem 201, Quantitative Analysis.  Students’ names and grades

-Letter to Dr. Smucker, February 17, 1975, from Dr. Johnson on lab safety by completely prohibiting open flames in the organic chemistry laboratory.

-Lincoln Biomedical Research Program Fall 1976 Student Research Trainees list, Project Directors and Secretary.

-First Semester 1976-77 grad reports for Chemical Research, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry II, Seminar, and Quantative Analysis  classes

-List of Chemistry Majors, 1975-1976, 1976-1977

-Statistical list of Chemistry majors 1969-1976 with number of LU graduates and percentage of Chemistry major graduates

-List of  1976 Chemistry Graduates and their then-current company or school status, and List of 1967-1975 Chemistry Graduates and their status.

-English Department Schedule of Courses – 2nd Trimester 1977-1978

-Lab grades C201 Fall 1977

-Senior grades for Instrumental Analysis and Research, April 18, 1977

-LU Fall 1977 schedule

-Memorandum with attachments, October 4, 1977, to LU Trustees, President Branson, V.P. Wade, three professors and cc to Division Chairmen, re:  The Status of the Lincoln-Berean Program.

-Memorandum, October 7, 1977, re: Proposed Lincoln-Berean Program

-Letter, November 15, 1977, to Dr. Sweeney re: confirming meeting

-Education 100:  (Reading and Study Skills)  Syllabus, October 11, 1977

-Copy of same with title reading: English 100A

-General Information sheet on the Lincoln-Berean program and three new basic English courses being offered in 1977 and 1978

-Memorandum to Department Heads, October 17, 1977, re: Trustee Action on Program Curtailment

-Excerpt from minutes Humanities Division meeting, October 18, 1977, Resolution

-Memorandum, November 14, 1977, from Dr. Trotman to Dr. Wade re: Your request for my Doctorial Transcript

-Memo from the desk of Chuck Stone, Philadelphia Daily News, to Dr. Johnson

-Letter, November 14, 1977,  to Mr. Ware from Chuck Stone, editorial department PDN

-Notes from Joint Division meeting, November 15, 1977

-Memorandum , November 30, 1977, to Faculty and Staff re: Pre-Registration for Spring Trimester, 1978

-LU Commencement Exercises program, May 1, 1977

 

Folder 2:   Lincoln University, 1978-1980

-Letter, April 21, 1978, to Dr. Johnson from Pete Garretson re: regrets that he can not fill an order for a copy of the March issue of Circus Maximus

-Memorandum, September 21, 1978, re: voter registration

-PDN article, February 10, 1978, “While Lincoln U. ‘Burns,’ Trustees Board ‘Fiddles’” by Chuck Stone

-Transcript of hearing on plaintiff’s motion for preliminary injunction dated November 15, 1978:  C. James Trotman, et al vs. Board of Trustees of Lincoln University, et al, Civil Action No. 78-2133

-Memorandum, January 12, 1979,  to LU Faculty from Dr. Johnson re: The Persecution of  Professor Fuste

-Letter, April 30, 1979, to Dr. Johnson from H. Branson re: no appropriation bills passed in Harrisburg for 1979-1980

-Letter, May 1, 1979, to Mr. Fuste from H. Branson re: termination

-DLN photo, May 7, 1979, “LU Professors prepare to protest”

-Transcripts and index of proceedings (trial) dated June 22, - September 6 1979:  C. James Trotman, et al vs. Board of Trustees of LU of the Commonwelath System

-DLN letter to editor, October 11, 1979, “A Lincoln University professor gives his opinion of court ruling”

-LU Commencement program May 4, 1980

-Additional photocopies of letters to editor, and school duties correspondence

 

Folder 3:   Lincoln University, 1981-1986

-LU Commencement program, May 3, 1981

-Letter from Kenneth B. Clark, January 27, 1981

-MBS program termination

-Student Recital invitation, December 1, 1982

-Letters to editor of the Lincolnian and news clippings on issues

-photocopy of letter from Edward B. Groff, June 29, 1982

-copy of photo of Malcom X at LU, March 4, 1983

-Memorandum, March 10, 1983 “In Defense of Prof. James Durkin”

-Photocopies of Statement on settlement of suit, memo of Dr. Johnson’s termination, June 29, 1983.

-Copies of letters to editors

-Poems

-Letter, January 28, 1986, re: Johnson vs. Lincoln Univ., et al.

 

Folder 4:  United Political Action Committee of Chester County (UPAC) Membership Cards

 

Folder 5:   UPAC, 1965-1966

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the establishment of UPAC and activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson.

 

Folder 6:   Butler For Congress 1966

-Photocopy of newspaper ad, 1966, and letter to T. Rubino, chairman of Chester County Commissioners from Dr. Johnson re: removal of Dr. Butler from the committee

 

Folder 7:   UPAC, January – June 1967

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings, photos and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson.  Includes minutes and notes of meetings, letters about hiring practices at F & M Scientific and  Lasko Metal Products, Inc., Unity for Equality Dinner program, Radio program, The Ford Foundation, statistics on Chester County Family Income and a diagram of the PA Human Relations Commission.

 

Folder 8:   UPAC, July-December 1967

-A Survey of the Educational Experience of Negro and Puerto Rican Students in the Avon Grove School District by Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Department of Labor and Industry, July 1967

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, letters re:  reorganization of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the Coatesville Centennial Commission.

 

Folder 9:   UPAC, 1968

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, letters re:  more African Americans on county boards and councils, county wide job training for poor, Avon Grove education forum, Community Action Board notes, first African American member of West Chester Borough Council, school issues, and NAACP Career Conference.

 

Folder 10: UPAC, 1969

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, letters re:  Protest in Harrisburg, Proposal to re-activate JOBS program for low income persons, voting for Dr. Butler, Brotherhood Meeting, a copy of I. F. Stone’s Weekly April 7, 1969, Phoenixville Schools, and letter from members of the History Department of West Chester State College urging re-appointment of Dr. M. Kay for academic year 1970-1971.

 

Folder 11: UPAC, 1970-1971

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC, Community Area Board, and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, letters re: funding for housing, JOBS work program, dismissal of Marvin Rogers and Dr. Kay.

 

Folder 12: UPAC, 1972

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, letters re: support of a civil suit against Lukens Steel, employment practices at the Coatesville VA Hospital, Spring 1972 issue of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Report, West Chester School system, support for George McGovern, UPAC List of Members 1972-1973, Police Community Relations Officer, Voter Registration Drive, and Lukens Steel Departments by Minority Employment Ratios 1972.

 

Box 3: UPAC, 1973-1988 (includes West Chester Ward Case)

Folder 1:   UPAC, 1973-1979

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, letters re: West Chester Community Center, Improving School Discipline Codes in Chester County Schools, NAACP newsletter, flyer for initial program on the Lukens Steel Suit, voting, Coatesville survey, employment practices at Upjohn Company.

 

Folder 2:   UPAC, 1980-1985

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes are minutes and notes of meetings, letters re: Censuring West Chester School District, voting, R.S.V.P. from Kenneth B. Clark, will left to WC Community Center, Butler, et al. vs. City Council of Coatesville complainants reponse to motion to dismiss, and timeline of racial injustices in West Chester.

 

Folder 3:   UPAC, Meeting Notes 1973-1977, 1981

-Dr. Johnson’s handwritten notes of meetings

 

Folder 4:   Ward System for West Chester 1984-1985

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, copy of Borough Code, At-Large voting in the South,  beginning notes on the start of the Ward fight and petition May 31, 1984, Revitalization Committee Report, At-Large and Ward maps, complaint, motion to dismiss and reply to motion to dismiss.

 

Folder 5:   Ward System for West Chester Petition Docket #85-07949

-Copy of document with exhibits

 

Folder 6:   Ward System for West Chester, 1986

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, timeline, Council Resolution for Wards, the origin of the establishment of At-Large voting in West Chester, Petition of Intervenors to dismiss, and Memorandum from Samuel C. Stretton.

 

Folder 7:   Ward System for West Chester, January – September 1987

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, letter stating the contributions of Dr. Featherman’s expert testimony, winning of first court decision, award letter for S. C. Stretton, petition for creation of Wards, color computer print, Charles Melton obituary, article from JET magazine, packet of maps and statistics from Steven J. Handzel, and thank you card from S. Handzel.

 

Folder 8: Ward System for West Chester, October 1987 – 1988

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson. Includes minutes and notes of meetings, DLN article “Gradual phase-in of wards,”  Philadelphia Inquirer article and photos October 18, 1987,  suggested redraw of wards, allegations of conflict of interest, letter from Steve Handzel, and copies of Chester County Reports “In the Matter of the Petition to Establish Wards in the Borough of West Chester.”

 

Folder 9:  Ward System:  Coatesville, Kennett Square and Pittsburgh

-Original and/or photocopies of letters, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson in regards to the At-Large voting systems in Coatesville and Kennett Square and the fight to establish Wards there.  Pittsburgh news clippings. NAACP meeting workshop (Johnstown, PA) on establishing a ward system.

 

Box 4: Lukens Steel – Goodman vs. Lukens Steel Co., 1972-1980

Includes original and/or photocopies of correspondence, news clippings and documents related to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson in the civil suit Goodman vs. Lukens Steel Co. 

Folder 1:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328,  1972-1974

-Foundational meetings, documents, etc.  Includes: time line of the Lukens Steel Suit, Request for Admissions, Protective Order, letter re: Joseph Hunter, letter from James Kennedy, leaflet inviting workers to meeting, deposition subpoena, terms of representation from Ewing & Cohen, surveys, receipts, reply brief, NAACP notice of their joining the suit, and plaintiffs’ requirements to settle case.

 

Folder 2:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1975-1976

-Includes invoices, correspondence, notes and minutes of meetings

 

Folder 3:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1977-1978

-Includes meeting attendance lists, document request, correspondence, Union defendants’ first set of interrogatories to plaintiffs, final pretrial conference date.

 

Folder 4:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, January-April 1979

-Includes correspondence, Plaintiffs’ fourth set of interrogatories to defendant Lukens Steel Company, press release, stipulation, notice of depositions, and various other documents.

 

Folder 5:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, May-August 1979

-Includes correspondence, trial date set for February 1, 1980, US Department of Labor’s response to Goodman & Ewing’s inquiry, copy of order, Union Grievance Report June 13, 1979, 10th request for documents, Order to Compel Discovery, Notice of Despositions, and other documents.

 

Folder 6:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, September-December 1979

-Includes Plaintiff’s memorandum in Response to Lukens’ memorandum, notice of depositions, supplemental set of interrogatories and answers and objections, civil subpoena, copy of check, Statistical Analysis of Hourly Employees at Lukens Steel Company by Dr. Bernard Siskin December 15, 1979 (with handwritten notes in copy 1), Tables supporting Statistical Analysis, notice of motion, and other documents.

  

Folder 7:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1980 Appreciation Dinner

-UPAC Appreciation Dinner June 14, 1980, Honoring Our Legal Staff in the Black Steelworker’s Class Action Suit.  Program and copies of some photos.  see Scrapbook 1 for all photos and information.

 

Box 5: Lukens Steel – Goodman vs. Lukens Steel Co., 1980-1986

Includes original and photocopies of correspondence, news clippings and documents pertaining to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson in regards to the Civil Suit Goodman vs. Lukens Steel Co.

Folder 1:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1980-1983

-Confidential questionnaire for H. Parker, copy of check, memorandum on pretrial preparation, Letters to Willie Stokes and Mr. Gulliver, Letter re: Judith Hunt, Statement on the Decision in Goodman vs. Lukens, and other documents.

 

Folder 2:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, Expenses Summer 1984

-receipts, letters, news clippings and statements

 

Folder 3:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, January-June 1984

-News release “The Decision in Goodman vs. Lukens Steel” February 13, 1984, news clippings, Statement on the Decision, Special Meeting Announcement with attendance amount and claim form, Proposed Claim Statement, Coatesville NAACP newsletter, Claim Questionnaire, and other documents.

 

Folder 4:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, July-December 1984

-Notice of UPAC Coatesville office, Plaintiffs’ Motion for Interim Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses, Memorandum and Order, Copy of Appeal from the United States District Court 84-1478 & 84-1509, and other documents and notes

 

Folder 5:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, Brief for Appellees 1985

-Brief and other correspondence

 

Folder 6:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1986

-Correspondence, Letter to Joseph Martin, Sr., Party for legal staff and thank you correspondence, Attorney’s Settlement Proposal, Proposed award to Willie Stokes and list of services rendered, UPAC’s proposed settlement distribution, Opposition to parts of proposed settlement, and photocopies of newspaper clippings.

  

Folder 7:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1986

-Order Regarding Tentative Approval of Proposed Settlement, Rule 23(e) Notice to Class, Filing of Objections and Hearing on Proposed Settlement, additional handwritten notes by Dr. Johnson.

 

Box 6: Lukens Steel – Goodman vs. Lukens Steel Co., 1986-1987

Includes original and photocopies of correspondence, news clippings and documents pertaining to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson in regards to the Civil Suit Goodman vs. Lukens Steel Co.

Folder 1:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1986

-Settlement Proposal Distribution Plan: Goodman vs. Lukens, 73-1328, Memorandum of Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Support of Proposed Settlement With Defendant Lukens Steel Company, and Opposition to Parts of Proposed Settlement

 

Folder 2:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1986

-U.S. Supreme Court #85-2010, Brief for Respondents, 2 copies

-U.S. Supreme Court #85-1626, Reply Brief for Petitioners, 1 copy.

 

Folder 3:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1987

-Declaration of A.P. Borish with respect to counsel fees and expenses incurred in connection with implementation of settlement and administration and distribution of class damages sum.

 

Folder 4:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, January-June 1987

-List of what to ask Lawyers, Motion by Plaintiff UPAC, Mailgram to Judge Fullam, Approval of settlement, Letter stating amount to W. Stokes and Appeal of settlement from D. Meeks and D. Dantzler, jr., Letters to editor, news clippings, Estate of Artie Williams letter, Notice to Class Members Eligible to Participate in the Distribution of Settlement Funds, Release form, and rejection of Dantzler and Meeks appeal as well as other correspondence.

 

Folder 5:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, July- September 1987

-Notice to Class Members Eligible to Participates in the Distribution of Settlement Funds, Letter to T. Ward, copy of checks, Proposal for a Coatesville office, Record of “Daily Turnover” in the Coatesville office, Complaint letter to Judge Fullam from Dr. Johnson, Attorneys’ response letter to Judge Fullam re: complaint, List of estates taken off distribution list, Dr. Johnson’s reply to Attorneys’ response, Letter re: Leroy Davis, List of employees on probationary discharge, Notice of Picketing, and other correspondence.  

 

Folder 6:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, October-December 1987

-Second complaint letter, notice of meeting of all Class Members, Office of Disciplinary Counsel letter, Coatesville office costs, Probationary Discharge list, Answer to Disciplinary Counsel letter, handwritten notes for meeting, Results of meeting , report and attendance list, donations list, “Daily Turnover” list, list of returned checks, and other correspondence.

 

Folder 7:   Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, Proposed Distribution 1987

 

Box 7: Lukens Steel – Goodman vs. Lukens Steel Co., 1988-1991

Includes original and photocopies of correspondence, news clippings and documents pertaining to the activities of UPAC and Dr. Johnson in regards to the Civil Suit Goodman vs. Lukens Steel Co.

Folder 1:  Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, January-February 1988

-Letter to H. Lewis, Sr. with copy of check, Certificate of Service, Order to Adopt a New Set of Procedures in Treatment of Plaintiff Class Members, Letters to and from W. Ewing and Dr. Johnson re:  Order to Adopt New Set of Procedures, rough draft of letter to J. P. Clark, and Letter to Judge Fullam.

 

Folder 2:  Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, March-December 1988

-UPAC meeting agenda, Letter to Judge Fullam with attachments, Letter re: meeting with the Unions’ Attorneys, Memorandum of Plaintiffs’ Counsel in Opposition to Motion by UPAC, Letter re: Relief Proceedings Against the Unions, memorandum and order, news clipping, letter to W. Ewing from R. Rulon and follow up letter, and Lukens non-pool employment statistics.

 

Folder 3:  Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1989 Correspondence

-Correspondence, copy of Brenda Patterson, Petitioner vs. McLean Credit Union, and  NAACP & Black Steel Workers Memorial Scholarship Tea Program.

 

Folder 4:  Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1990 Correspondence

-Correspondence, notes, Plaintiffs’ Pretrial Memorandum, Highlights of Consent Decree, and date for hearing.

 

Folder 5:  Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328, 1991 Correspondence

-Correspondence, Proposed Supplemental Consent Decree, Tentative Approval of Proposed Settlement, Declaration of W. H. Ewing with Respect to Counsel Fees and Expenses, Class members’ estates, additional comments, and news clipping.

 

Folder 6:  Lukens Steel Co. Civil Action Suit #73-1328

-Partial copy of court case, pages 2 through 113

-Undated handwritten letters, notes, partial documents and an address all related to the suit.

 

Box 8: UPAC, 1986-1992

Folder 1:  UPAC, 1986-1989

- Contains documents and news clippings pertaining to events and issues that UPAC participated in during these years. Included, but not limited to, are:  Celebration of the 20th anniversary of UPAC, news clippings re: Hazel Brannon Smith, Henderson Black Student Union Awards, Senior Citizen Bus, Adult Probation Department Supervisor, Minutes of February 1988 meeting, demonstration at Unionville High School, and the Chester County Prison.  

 

Folder 2:  UPAC, 1990-1995

-Contains documents and news clippings pertaining to events and issues that UPAC participated in during these years. Included, but not limited to, are:  Letter from NAACP indicating disapproval of UPAC picket of the NEA, the West Chester Klu Klux Klan march and protest along with statement from the KKK, news clippings on Black history, list of UPAC officers, notes, letter to Temple University,  the Philadelphia Zoo protest, Denny’s Restaurant employment practices, and political offices.

 

Folder 3:  Censure of West Chester Area School District, 1982-1990

-Contains documents and news clippings pertaining to the Censure that  UPAC participated in. Included, but not limited to, are: dismissal of Dr. Black as Supervisor of State and Federal Programs, Request to the NAACP to Censure WCASD, news clippings and letters to the editor.

 

Folder 4:  Censure and Picket of the NEA, 1990-1991

-Contains documents and news clippings pertaining to the Censure that  UPAC participated in. Included, but not limited to, are:  NAACP 1990 meeting program, notes, correspondence, news clippings and photos, Resolutions approved at the 56th annual meeting of the Pennsylvania NAACP, and original letter to Dr. Leavell stating why UPAC picketed the NEA.

 

Folder 5:  The Reitmeyer Decision, 1989-1992

-Contains documents and news clippings pertaining to the Reitmeyer Decision that  UPAC participated in. The Reitmeyer Decision involves a middle school teacher who made three copies of black “jokes” and the ensuing results.   Included, but not limited to, are:  letters, photocopies, news clippings and photos, and the Opinion and Memorandum Opinion WCASB vs. West Chester Area Education Association documents.

 

Folder 6:  Pennsylvania State NAACP Convention, 1987

-Contains documents and news clippings pertaining to the workshop on the Ward System that UPAC gave at the 1987 convention.

 

Folder 7:  20th Anniversary, 1986

-Agenda and some photocopies of photos of the anniversary.  see Scrapbook 1 for complete details and photos.

 

Folder 8:  25th Anniversary Dinner, 1991

-Agenda, correspondence, receipt and photocopies of photos.

 

Folder 9:  Miscellaneous

-Various documents and news clippings, originals and photocopies, that are undated or their relationship with other events in the UPAC file unknown.  Includes:  Congratulations from the NAACP, list of Industries and Manufacturer in Coatesville, names and addresses from Southern Chester County, receipt, Dr. Johnson’s receipt and to-do list for a trip in 1989, and a refused document envelope.

 

 

Box 9:  Letters of Dr. W.T.M. Johnson, 1960-1995

-This box contains the letters of Dr. Johnson.  Letters dated 1960-1991 are bound.  Letters dated 1992-1995 are unbound and are in Folder 1.

2 bound manuscripts with indexes:

-The Published Letters of W.T.M. Johnson 1960-1986 Glen Mills,

 Pennsylvania

-The Published Letters of W.T.M. Johnson 1987-1991 Glen Mills,

Pennsylvania

Folder 1:  The Published Letters of W.T.M. Johnson, 1992-1995, with index.

 

Box 10:  UPAC Scrapbooks of 1996 meeting on Goodman vs. Lukens Steel, 1996

-Scrapbook 1:  This is a record of the UPAC sponsored meeting to discuss the Goodman vs. Lukens Steel civil suit and ask the questions:  Why did you sue Lukens and the Steel Unions? and Was it worth it? What was gained?    It was held Saturday April 13, 1996.  The scrapbook contains documents and correspondence pertaining to the suit, correspondence, photos of the lawyers and many of the plaintiffs.

-Scrapbook 2:  This is a continuation of Scrapbook 1 and contains photos and slides which Dr. Johnson used in his presentation.

 

Made Possible By: 
This project made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 2005