Rachel Davis DuBois Papers, ca. 1917-1974

Immigration History Research Center
University of Minnesota

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IHRC 114
DuBois, Rachel Davis,
Papers, ca. 1917-1974
17 Linear Feet


DuBois was born in Clarkesboro, NJ, the daughter of Quaker farmers.  She attended Bucknell University, and taught in the schools of Glassboro, NJ, until 1920.  From 1920 to 1924, she was active in the peace movement.  Subsequently, improvement of racial and ethnic group relations and development of greater appreciation for American society's diverse cultural strains became her life's work.  She helped develop the assembly program technique, which combined assembly programs on contributions of various ethnic or racial groups to American life with classroom follow-up.  After moving to New York City in 1929, DuBois initiated and participated in a series of intercultural curriculum experiments in schools in Washington, DC; Philadelphia, PA; and Englewood, NJ.  She received her doctorate in educational sociology from NYU.  In 1934, she founded the Service Bureau for Education in Human Relations, later identified as the Service Bureau for Intercultural Education.

In 1941, DuBois founded the Intercultural Education Workshop, which in 1946 was incorporated as the Workshop for Cultural Democracy.  It remained in existence until about 1958.  In 1951, the State Department sent DuBois to West Germany to aid in post-war reconstruction.  When she returned, the Workshop focused its efforts on programs to train "leaders of leaders" on a nationwide basis.  After its dissolution, she was invited by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to lead a program to lessen race tensions in the South.  Her lifetime activities as teacher, author, lecturer, and organizational leader earned her many commendations and distinctions.  Papers include both personal papers and organizational records documenting much of DuBois's life and career, and are comprised of correspondence, minutes, reports, publications, and curricular materials.  In English.  Inventory available.  Related collections: Bureau for Intercultural Education; Stewart G. Cole.

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The papers of Rachel Davis DuBois were donated by DuBois and acquired by Rudolph J. Vecoli and Nicholas Montalto in December 1972. They were supplemented twice, in October 1973 and April 1987. The collection was processed originally by Nicholas Montalto; Babs Boter, graduate research assistant of the University of Minnesota, carried out final processing. The biographical sketch was written by Montalto; the finding aid was prepared by Boter under the supervision of Joel Wurl, IHRC Curator. In accordance with the gift agreement between DuBois and the IHRC, various materials related to DuBois’ involvement with the Society of Friends have been removed from the collection and returned to her.  Finding aid prepared for the Internet by student assistant Jessica Roskoski and Assistant Curator Heather Muir in 2001.

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Biographical Sketch

Rachel Davis DuBois was born in Clarkesboro, New Jersey, on January 25, 1892. Raised on a farm, she inherited her family’s Quaker religion and a feeling for her old-stock, English-Welch ancestry. She attended Bucknell University and graduated in 1914. After graduation, she taught in the schools of Glassboro, New Jersey, until 1920. From 1920 to 1924, she was active in the peace movement. In 1922, she traveled abroad with a delegation of women headed by Jane Addams to attend the conference of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in the Netherlands. In the fall of 1923, she—along with two other women associated with the League—went to the first Peace Automobile Caravan in this country.

In 1924, two events occurred that redirected the course of her life. First, she visited a Negro school in the South, where she met Dr. George Washington Carver and felt embarrassed by her lack of knowledge on the racial question; and second, she read an article by the black historian W.E.B. DuBois (no relation), in which he argued that resolution of the problem of war rested on the eliminating the problem of race. These two experiences awakened in her the realization of her life’s “concern,” the improvement of racial and ethnic group relations and the development of greater appreciation for the diverse cultural strains in making up American society.

In the fall of 1924, she began teaching at the Woodbury High School, Woodbury, New Jersey, where she remained until 1929. It was at Woodbury High School that she helped to develop the assembly-program technique for improving group relations. A series of assembly programs were held over the course of each school year, each one focusing on the “contributions” of particular ethnic or racial groups in American life. Follow-up activities or lessons were held in the classroom. Finding that the curricular materials in this area were lacking or inadequate, she contacted various individuals or organizations to obtain materials or information that could be incorporated into the Woodbury curriculum. This type of endeavor—the development of curricular units on the cultural traits or history of particular groups—would become a specialty of Rachel DuBois and her associates in the years to come.

In 1929, Rachel DuBois left southern New Jersey and moved to New York City, which was to become her home or headquarters for many years, until she returned to her home in southern New Jersey. Between 1929 and 1933, Dr. DuBois initiated, or participated in, a series of curriculum experiments in intercultural education in the schools of Washington D.C.; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Englewood,  New Jersey. At the same time, she continued her education at Columbia University Teachers College and at New York University, eventually receiving a doctorate in educational sociology from N.Y.U.

In January 1934, Dr. DuBois—with the sponsorship of a number of Columbia University faculty members—founded the Service Bureau for Education in Human Relations, a “clearing house’ agency designed to help teachers and school administrators in setting up programs in intercultural education. She was appointed “executive secretary” of this group. With financial assistance from the American Jewish Committee and the Works Progress Administration, this agency sponsored intercultural programs in fifteen schools in the New York metropolitan area (1934-1935). In January of 1937, the Service Bureau for Education in Human Relations was invited to become the “Commission on Intercultural Education” of the Progressive Education Association. This marriage with the P.E.A was short-lived, however, ending in September of 1938, after which the original organization was revived and rechristened the Service Bureau for Intercultural Education.

During 1938-1939, the Service Bureau worked in conjunction with the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education, to do research for an award-winning series of radio programs entitled “Americans All-Immigrants All.” Dr. DuBois and Ruth Davis, also of the Service Bureau, served as consultants to the Office of Education on this project. During 1939-1940, the General Education Board, before deciding to make a commitment to the Bureau for financial support, conducted an evaluation of the activities of the Service Bureau. The report of the G.E.B was critical of an approach to intergroup relations that emphasized the contributions of individual groups. The philosophic and programmatic differences that emerged at this time led to the resignation of Dr. DuBois and other members of the Board of Directors (1939-1941) and the dismissal of others not in agreement with the dominant point of view.

In 1941, Dr. DuBois founded a new organization called the Intercultural Education Workshop to carry on her work. In 1946, this organization was incorporated and renamed the Workshop for Cultural Democracy. It remained in existence until ca. 1958. The Service Bureau—after Dr. DuBois’ departure—changed its name to Bureau for Intercultural Education, and remained in existence until ca. 1954.

After 1941, a greater effort was made my Dr. DuBois and her associates to involve adults and teachers in the programs of the Workshop. A “new social invention” called the “Neighborhood Home Festival” or “Group Conversation” technique was developed, which became the stock-in-trade of the Workshop. In brief, this technique called for the gathering together of 20 to 40 individuals of diverse backgrounds and the collective recall of childhood memories touching on such universal themes as the change of seasons, work, holidays, home customs, etc. The technique was used in a number of “tension areas” of New York City to promote more amicable relations between parents of different ethnic and racial groups. The story of one such program at Public School 165 was chronicled by Dr. DuBois in her book Neighbors in Action (1950).

During the fifties and sixties, Dr. DuBois continued her efforts to promote intergroup harmony and understanding. In 1951, she was sent by the State Department to Germany to aid in the post-war reconstruction. After her return, the Workshop for Cultural Democracy focused its efforts in devising programs to train “trainers of leaders” on a nationwide basis. It also became interested in depth psychology and group techniques for bringing about interpersonal understanding in culturally homogeneous settings. After the dissolution of the Workshop, Dr. DuBois was invited by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to lead a program to lessen tensions between whites and blacks in the South.

Louis Adamic once called Rachel DuBois “a pioneer in intercultural education and relations.” The description seems fitting. Her activities as teacher, author, lecturer, group and organizational leader extend over a lifetime and have earned her many commendations and notable distinction.

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Scope and Content

The Rachel Davis DuBois collection spans the years ca. 1917-1976, but covers mostly the period between 1930 and 1950. The collection measures 14.5 linear feet. The material is organized in the following series:
The first series, PERSONAL MATERIALS, consists of seven boxes containing a total of 64 folders. Boxes 1 and 2 include resumes, articles, clippings, and other biographical materials that collectively provide an insightful introduction to Dr. DuBois’ life and work. The papers relating to her twentieth anniversary celebration (1953) and those relating to her attainment of an honorary degree at Bucknell University (1966) clearly demonstrate some of her ideas and concerns. The clippings and correspondence regarding her involvement in the “American Legion Affair,” the “McCarthy Affair” and the “Minuteman Affair” are similarly helpful in rendering a detailed account of some of her activities and philosophies. The last five boxes of this series hold DuBois’ correspondence with individuals and institution and cover the period 1917-1976. Since many of Dr. DuBois’ correspondents were also her very personal friends, and it was impossible to distinguish between “personal” and “business” correspondence, most of her correspondence was therefore categorized as “general.”

Records of the series WRITINGS BY RACHEL DAVIS DUBOIS span the years 1917-1973 and consist of six boxes of published and unpublished work by DuBois. Drafts and notes, correspondence relating to her writings, reviews, and publicity pamphlets are also included, as are some of her term papers, speeches and radio talks. Some of the writings in this series, documenting her views on the obstacles she encountered in her work, are unique and especially interesting.

Two boxes comprise the series INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION, TEACHERS’ COLLEGES. The records are arranged in chronological order and relate to DuBois’ education activities at teachers’ colleges in the period 1933-1973. Among the documents included are lecture notes and outlines, reading lists, term papers, correspondence and course criticisms.

The next series, INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION, PROJECTS, covers the fifty years from 1924 to 1974, during which Dr. DuBois taught in public schools, neighborhoods, and organizations such as labor unions. The documents clearly reflect her ideas about intercultural education, as well as the development of these in the course of time. The division within the series is based on a chronological order, reflecting her work with assembly programs (ca. 1920s-1930s), neighborhood home festivals and parrandas (home visits) (ca. 1940s-1050s), and group conversation (ca. 1950s-1970s). Besides teaching materials, many of the 72 folders include resources, announcements, correspondence, evaluations, and newspaper clippings.

The documents in series V, INTERCULTURAL EDUCATION, “AMERICANS ALL, IMMIGRANTS ALL,” deals with the series of radio programs that in 1938 and 1939 were prepared by the Service Bureau for Intercultural Education in conjunction with the Office of Education of the U.S. Department of the Interior. The first nine folders of the series, containing outlines and statements of purpose and methods as well as materials relating to cooperation with the Washington Office, provide a good introduction to the series. The remaining materials of the seven boxes include research files, documents pertaining to publicity, programs scripts, listener aids, and phonographic records.

The sixth series, ORGANIZATIONAL PAPERS, consists of five boxes containing a total of 54 folders. The records are again arranged in chronological fashion and cover the time period of 1934-1957. Included are not only the minutes, reports and other documents of the organizations in which Dr. DuBois was involved, but also classroom materials and manuals that were published by these organizations. Of particular research value are the documents relating to the evaluation that was undertaken by the General Education Board in 1939.

Dr. DuBois’ great and increasing interest in issues of race is reflected in the seventh series, RACE RELATIONS. The 21 folders span the years 1943-1973, but mostly relate to DuBois’ involvement in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the 1960s. The papers relating to her relationship with Dr. W.E.B. DuBois and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are not very extensive, but quite interesting and valuable. Most of this series consists of reports of projects DuBois started or was involved in, such as the “Ten Cities Project” of the S.C.L.C. and the Southern Rural Action Project.

Series VIII, RESOURCES, is the largest of the collection, and includes seven boxes of published and unpublished writings that DuBois received and collected during her life. In contrast to the other series of collection, most of this series is arranged by subject. In some cases the original arrangement and folder titles of Dr. DuBois were retained, but most of the materials of this series were divided in a new manner. The first ca. 40 folders hold magazine articles and newspaper clippings on books, ethnic and race relations, 24 different ethnic and racial groups, intercultural education, and more. The remainder of the series consists of newspapers, newsletters, magazines, reports, pamphlets, and writings by others. The latter subdivision covers the period 1922-1955 and contains some interesting unpublished and published material by Louis Adamic, Franz Boas, W.E.B. DuBois, and Bruno Lasker.

DUPLICATE AND CONFIDENTIAL MATERIAL makes up the ninth and last series of the Rachel Davis DuBois collection.

The Rachel Davis DuBois collection constitutes a rich and valuable documentation of DuBois’ ideas and activities in her various fields of interest and concern. The full usage of the sources within this collection, as well as published monographs by DuBois in the IHRC “general” book collection (see appendix) will provide researchers with a complete and useful portrait of this “pioneer in intercultural education.” Much of the material is also a significant source for both ethnic and educational history. Finally, the papers show an exceptional diversity, cover an extensive time period, and are largely complete and in good physical condition.

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Container List

RDD=Rachel Davis DuBois
Box Folder Contents
1 1 Biographical Materials - Resumes, etc., 1945-1946, n.d.
       Publicity, 1939-1950, n.d.
  3      Publication Lists, 1942, 1946, n.d.
  4      Articles about RDD’s Work, 1935-1959
  5      Article about RDD’s Work, Coronet Magazine, 1943
  6      Article about RDD’s Work, Teachers College Record, 1972
  7      Reprints of Articles about RDD’s Work, 1941-1958, n.d.
  8      Newspaper Clippings about RDD’s work, 1941-1958, n.d.
  9      Book Reviews and Newspaper Clippings about RDD’s Work, mounted, 1943-1957
  10 Twentieth Anniversary, Correspondence, 1953
  11      Lists of Names and Addresses, 1953
  12      Manuscripts, Handwritten, 1953
  13      Manuscripts, Typed, 1953
  14      Program Script, 1953
  15      Newspaper Publicity, 1953
2 1 Biographical Materials- Honorary Degree, Bucknell University, 1966
  2 Post-War Relief and Peace Caravan, ca. 1920-1925
  3 American Legion Affair, Correspondence, 1927-1928, n.d
  4      Manuscripts, 1922-1927, n.d.
       Articles and Other Publications, 1913-1928, n.d.
  6-7      Newspaper Clippings, 1927
  8 Sharon Springs Group Living, 1944-1945
  9 “McCarthy Affair,” June 1953
  10 “Minuteman Affair,” 1968
Correspondence, General, 1917-1929
  2      1930-1936
  3      1937-1939
  5      1942-1943
4 Correspondence, General, 1946-1947
5      Jan. 1 – Aug. 31, 1954
  6      Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 1954
  7      Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, 1955
1 Correspondence, General, March 1 – Dec. 31, 1955
  2      1956-1957
  3      1958-1959
  4      1960-1970
  5      1970-1976
  6      Undated
  7 Correspondence, RDD to her Friends, 1955-1973
  8      Alice Chalip, 1972-1974, n.d.
6 1 Correspondence, Ethel Duncan, 1939, 1946, n.d.
  2      Ethel Duncan, Illness and Death of, 1951-1952
  3      Prince Eket of Nigeria, 1954-1963, n.d.
  4      Fundraising, 1937-1947
  5      Fundraising, 1948-1957, n.d.
  6      Fundraising Campaign, 1946-1947, n.d.
  7      Letters from Contributors, 1944-1951, n.d.
  8      Foundations, Lists, ca. 1953-1957
7 1 Correspondence, Foundations, Proposals, ca. 1952-1955, 1960s
  2      Foundations, Proposals, ca. 1954
  3      Biddle Foundation, 1968-1973, n.d.
  4      Ford Foundation, Bronx Community Integration Project, ca. 1956
  5           Appendix Proposal, ca. 1956
  6      Ford Foundation, Religious Leaders, ca. 1956-1957
  7      Littauer Foundation, 1946-1970, n.d.
  8      Mayer Family (Fannie Korn), 1939-1971, n.d.
  9      Murray Fund, 1968, n.d.
  10      Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 1968, n.d.
8 1 Correspondence, Publications, 1944-1972, n.d.
  2 Get Together Americans, Correspondence, 1943-1944
  3      Publicity, 1943-1944
  4      Reviews, 1943-Feb. 1944
  5      Reviews, March 1944-1945
  6 Build Together Americans, Chapter Drafts
  7      Chapter 1
  8      Correspondence, 1945
  9      Publicity, ca. 1945
  10      Reviews, 1945-1946
  11 Neighbors in Action, Correspondence, 1949-1952, n.d.
  12      Cover
  13      Publicity, ca. 1950
  14      Reviews, 1950-1951
  15 Know Your Neighbors, 1953
  16      Reviews, 1950-1951
  17 The Art of Group Conversation, Publicity, n.d.
         Reviews, 1964-1965
9 1 Reducing Social Tension and Conflict, Manuscript, 1970
  2      Correspondence, 1970-1971
  3      Publicity, ca. 1970
  4      Book and Authors Luncheon, January, 1971
  5      Reviews, 1971-1972
  6 All This and Something More, Outlines
  7      Chapter Drafts
  8      Notes and Drafts, Typed
  9      Notes and Drafts, Handwritten
  10      Miscellaneous, Notes, Handwritten
  11 Published Writings, 1924-1935
10 1      1936-1940
  2      1941-1945
  3      1946-1950
  4      1951-1955
  5      1959
  6      1966-1972
  7 Newsletters, 1927-1958
  8 Manuscripts, 1917-1929
11 1      1930-1936
  2      1937-1939
  3      1940-1943
  4      1944-1945
  5      1946-1949
  6      1950-1959
12 1      1960-1973
  2      Term Papers, 1930-1940
  3      Book Chapters, n.d.
  4      Articles, n.d.
  5      Incomplete, Typed, n.d.
  6      Incomplete, Handwritten, 1950, n.d.
  7      “Obstacles,” Typed, n.d
  8      “Obstacles,” Handwritten, 1940-1954, n.d.
  9 Speeches, 1920-1929
  10 Speeches and Radio Talks, 1930-1939
13 1      1940-1949
  2      1950-1959
  3      Undated
  4 Miscellaneous Notes, n.d.
14 1-2 Lecture Notes, n.d.
  3 Boston, Lectures and Paper, 1933
  4 Englewood, NJ, Course Criticisms, 1934
  5 San Francisco, CA, Announcement and Term Paper, 1935-1936
  6 New York City Board of Education, Spring 1939
  7      Fall 1939
  8      1940
  9 New York University, Announcements and Course Outlines, ca. 1938-1942
  10      Correspondence, Tests, and Student Criticisms, 1939-1942
  11      Student Papers, 1940-1941
  12 Newark, NJ, Announcements, Syllabi, etc. 1943
  13 Harvard University, Reports, 1943
  14 Temple University, Jewish Culture Contacts Trip, Feb. 1947
  15 Drexel Institute, July 1947
15 1 Columbia University, Outlines, ca. 1948
  2 Temple University, Exam, 1951
  3 New School, ca. 1946-1954
  4 Cambridge Program, 1952
  5 Leadership Training Institute in Human Relations, 1957
  6 Notes of Visits to Teachers’ Colleges, 1957-1958
  7 Earlham College, 1971-1973, n.d.
  8 Course Reading Lists, 1941-1948, n.d.
  9 Course Outlines, n.d.
  10 Student Papers, 1928-1951
  11 Student Papers, n.d.
  12 Course Criticisms, n.d.
  13 Courses, Miscellaneous, ca. 1940-1950
16 1 Assembly Programs, General, 1927-1968, n.d.
  2      British and Irish, 1932, n.d.
  3      German, 1930, n.d
  4      Italian, 1929-1936, n.d.
  5           Homeroom Activities, n.d.
  6           Plays, n.d.
  7      Jewish, 1931-1935, n.d.
  8            Plays, 1934, n.d.
  9           Clippings, etc., 1931-1934, n.d.
  10      Mexican, n.d.
  11      “Negro,” 1931, 1940, n.d.
  12      Oriental, 1924, 1933, n.d.
17 1 Assembly Programs, Oriental, Plays, 1923, n.d.
  2      Russians, 1931, n.d.
  3 Textbook Studies, 1931-1939, n.d.
  4 World-Mindedness, Methods and Philosophy, ca. 1931-1936
  5      Classroom Materials, ca. 1928-1936
  6      Classroom Materials, Mathematics, ca. 1931-1936
  7 Philadelphia, ca. 1934
  8 Englewood, NJ High Schools, Spring 1934
  9-10 New Jersey High Schools, 1934-1935
  11 Benjamin Franklin High School, New York City, ca. 1935
  12 San Francisco, 1936-1937
  13 New York City High Schools, 1939-1940
  14 New Rochelle, NY, 1939-1940
  15 Philadelphia, 1940-1941
  16 Springfield Plan, 1939-1943
18 1 New York City Board of Education, “Harlem Project,” 1943-1945
  2 New York City Advisory Commission in Human Relations, 1943-1947
  3 Labor Unions, 1940s
  4 I.L.G.W.U., 1943-1957
  5 Elfin Lake Camps, 1946, 1948
  6 Proposed Encyclopedia, Correspondence and Documents, 1946-1948
  7 New York City Board of Education, P.S. 165 and Other Projects, 1944-1947
  8      P.S. 165 and Other Projects, 1948-1952, n.d.
  9      P.S. 165 Cultural Informants, n.d.
  10      P.S. 165 “Obstacles,” 1945-1946, n.d.
  11      P.S. 165 “Obstacles,” 1949-1958, n.d.
  12 Neighborhood Home Festivals, General, 1942-1950, n.d.
19 1 Neighborhood Home Festivals, Programs, 1937-1939, n.d.
  2      Reports, 1941-1944
  3      Reports, 1945-1949
  4      Reports, 1950-1955
  5      Reports, n.d.
  6      Summary Lists, n.d.
  7      “Democracy in Action,” 1940-1941
20 1 Neighborhood Home Festivals and Parrandas, Scrapbook, ca. 1947-1949
  2      Teaching Materials, 1949, n.d.
  3 Parrandas, General, 1950, n.d.
  4      Publications, 1947-1955, n.d.
  5      Kay Report, ca. 1947
  6      Reports, 1947-1949, Undated
  7      Miscellaneous, 1947-1950
  8 Parrandas Follow-Up,” Ethel Duncan, ca. 1950
  9 Group Conversation, General, 1950-1972
  10      Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, 1952
  11      Miscellaneous Projects, 1953
  12      Chicago Project, Correspondence, 1952-1954
21 1 Group Conversation, Chicago Project, Reports, Minutes, etc., 1952-1954
  2      Institute on Racial and Cultural Relations, 1954
  3      Bronx Programs, 1950-1957, n.d.
  4      Creative Maturity Project, 1956
  5      Manhattanville Project, 1956
  6      “Eight Countries,” Correspondence, 1968-1970
  7           Notes, Reports, etc., ca. 1969
  8           Names and Addresses
  9           Ireland, ca. 1969
  10      Morris County Fair Housing Council, 1970-1971
  11      Richmond, “We Americans,” 1974
  12      Churches and Synagogues, n.d.
  13      Miscellaneous, 1954-1965, n.d.
22 1 Purpose, Methods, etc., Sept,-Oct. 1938, n.d.
  2 Program Summaries, ca. 1939
  3 United States Office of Education, Reports, etc., 1938-1939
  4 Correspondence, William D. Boutwell, 1937-1938
  5      Philip L. Green, ca. 1938-1939
  6      Dorothea Seelye, ca. 1938-1939
  7      Gilbert Seldes, ca. 1938-1939
  8      John W. Studebaker, ca. 1938-1939
  9      Stanely W. Walker, ca. 1938
  10 Research and Resources, Bibliographies, ca. 1939
  11      Correspondence, ca. 1938-1939
  12      Advisors and Consultants
  13      Criticisms, 1939, n.d.
  14      Program #2: “Our English Heritage”
  15      Program #3: “Our Hispanic Heritage”
  16      Program #4: “Scotch-Irish and Welch in the United States”
  17      Program #5: “Winning Freedom”
  18      Program #6: “The Negro in the United States”
  19      Program #7: “French Speaking People in the United States”
  20      Program #8: “Upsurge of Democracy”
  21      Program #9: “Irish in the United States”
  22      Program #10: “Germans in the United States”
23 1      Program #11: “Scandinavians”
  2      Program #12: “Closing Frontiers”
  3      Program #13: “Jews in America”
  4      Program #14 and #15: “Slavs in America”
  5      Program #16: “Orientals in America”
  6      Program #17: “Italians in America”
  7      Program #18: “Near Eastern People”
  8      Program #19: “Other Groups”
  9      Program #20: “Contributions in Industry”
  10      Program #21: “Contributions in Science”
  11      Program #22: “Arts and Crafts”
  12      Program #23: “Social Progress”
  13      Program #24: “New England Town”
24  1      Program #25: “An Industrial City”
  2      Program #26: “Grand Finale”
  3 Program Scripts # 1-5
  4      # 6-11
  5      # 12, 13, 17, 18
  6      # 19-21
  7      # 22, 23, 24, 26
25 1      Incomplete
  2 Publicity, Program Announcements, 1938-1939, n.d.
  3      Arthur Derounian, 1938-1939, n.d
  4      Letters to President F.D. Roosevelt, 1938-1939, n.d.
  5      Pamphlets
  6 Listener Aids, General
  7      Leaflets
  8      Leaflet on Program #1
  9-10      Leaflet on Program #2
  11      Leaflet on Program #3
  12      Leaflet on Program #4
  13      Leaflet on Program #5
  14      “Future Leaflets”
  15      Manual
  16      Correspondence on Leaflets and Manual, 1938-1939
26 1 Listener Aids, “Let Freedom Ring”
  2 Listener Response, 1938-1940
  3 Script Reproduction of Distribution, 1939
  4 Sale of Recordings, 1939
  5 Linguaphone Institute, n.d.
  6 Follow-Up Program on Regionalism, Correspondence and Documents, 1939-1942
  7      Undated Documents
  8      Clippings, 1934-1939
  9 Follow-Up Program on Regionalism, Clippings, 1940-1948, n.d.
  10      Bibliography, Notes, etc., 1933-1942, n.d.
  11      The South, 1941-1943, n.d.
27   Program Recordings, Program # 4, 6, 14, 15, 17
28   Program Recordings, Program # 18, 20, 23-25
29 1 Service Bureau for Education in Human Relations, Documents, 1934-1935, n.d.
  2 Commission on Intercultural Education, Trip to Mexico, 1935
  3      Publication, 1937
  4      Documents, 1936-1938, n.d.
  5      Documentary Movies, 1937-1938, n.d.
  6 Service Bureau for Intercultural Education, Documents, 1932-1935
  7      Documents, 1938-1941, n.d.
  8      Publications, 1939-1941
  9      Publication Lists, 1937-1946, n.d.
  10      Classroom Materials, “A-L,” ca. 1933-1936
  11      Classroom Materials, “M-Z,” ca. 1933-1936
30 1 Service Bureau for Intercultural Education, Classroom Materials, British, ca. 1936-1940
  2      Classroom Materials, German, ca. 1936-1940
  3      Classroom Materials, Italian, ca. 1936-1940
  4      Classroom Materials, Jewish, ca. 1936-1940
  5      Classroom Materials, Mexican, ca. 1936-1940
  6      Classroom Materials, Near East, ca. 1936-1940
  7      Classroom Materials, “Negroes,” ca. 1936-1940
  8      Classroom Materials, “Oriental,” ca. 1936-1940
  9      Classroom Materials, Scandinavian, ca. 1936-1940
  10      Classroom Materials, Slavic, ca. 1936-1940
  11      Classroom Materials, Plays, n.d.
  12      Confidential Report on Use of Playwriting, ca. 1940
31 1 Service Bureau for Intercultural Education, Classroom Materials, Teacher Aids, ca. 1936-1940
  2      Manual, 1939
  3      Classroom Materials, Criticisms and Evaluations, ca. 1939
  4      General Education Board, Evaluation Outlines, ca. 1940
  5           Evaluation Documents, 1939-1941
  6           Evaluation, Report B, Clean Copy, ca. 1940
  7           Evaluation, Report B, Annotated Copy, ca. 1940
32 1 Bureau for Intercultural Education, Publications, Reports, Correspondence, 1943-1949
  2      Intercultural Education Workshop, General Historical, ca. 1942-1945
  3      Publications, ca. 1941-1945
  4      Official Reports, 1941-1946
  5      Radio Program, n.d.
  6      Miscellaneous Documents, ca. 1940-1946
  7      Workshop for Cultural Democracy, General Historical, ca. 1948-1957
  8      Historical Report, ca. 1946
  9      Report and Prospectus, 1947-1948
  10      Manual, ca. 1946
  11      Manual, 1955
  12      Questionnaire, 1946
  13      Seminar, 1947
  14      Minutes, Official Reports, 1946-1949
33 1 Workshop for Cultural Democracy, Minutes, Official Reports, 1950-1955
  2      Minutes, Official Reports, 1959-1957, n.d.
  3      Board of Directors and Sponsors, Correspondence and Lists, 1946-1949
  4      Board of Directors, Correspondence, 1954
  5      Newsletters, 1947-1948
  6      Pamphlets, 1946-1948, n.d.
  7      Publicity Folder, n.d.
  8      Miscellaneous Publications, 1953-1958
  9      Legal and Tax Status, Correspondence and Documents, 1946, 1951, 1954-1957
  10      Miscellaneous Documents, 1931-1948, n.d.
  11 Detroit, 1943-1944
  12 W.E.B. DuBois, Correspondence and Memoranda, 1944-1960
  13      Newspaper Clippings, Articles, etc., 1939-1963
34 1 Martin Luther King Jr., Correspondence, ca. 1964-1969
  2      Writings, Speeches, 1957-1968
  3      Magazine Articles, Clippings, etc., 1965-1973
  4 Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Correspondence, 1966-1974
  5      Reports, 1965-1968, n.d.
  6      Publicity, 1964-1969, n.d.
  7      Miscellaneous, 1966-1968
  8 “Ten Cities Project,” General, 1965-1968
  9      Atlanta, 1965-1968
  10      Birmingham, 1965
  11      Louisville, 1965-1967
  12      Nashville, ca. 1965-1966
  13      Richmond, 1968
  14      St. Louis, ca. 1966
  15      Selma, ca. 1966
  16 Hard Core Unemployed, ca. 1968-1970
  17 Southern Rural Action Project, 1967-1968
  18 Southern Regional Council, 1954-1973
35 1 Bibliographies
  2 Articles, Newspaper Clippings, etc., Art and Design
  3      Biographies
  4      Book Reviews
  5      Campos, Pedro Albizu
  6 Articles, Newspaper Clippings, etc., Ethnic and Race Relations, General 
  7      Ethnic and Racial Groups, “Africa”
  8          Albanians
  9          “All People”
  10          American Indians
  11          Armenians
  12          Asian Americans
  13          Austria
  14          Belgians
  15          Blacks and Race Relations, 1920s
  16          Blacks and Race Relations, 1930s
  17          Blacks and Race Relations, 1940s
  18          Blacks and Race Relations, 1950s
36 1          Blacks and Race Relations, 1960s
  2          Blacks and Race Relations, 1970s
  3          Blacks and Race Relations, n.d.
  4          English
  5          French
  6          Germans
  7          “Germans” (Pennsylvania)
  8          Greeks
  9          “Gypsies”
37  1          Hungarians
  2          Iceland
  3          India
  4          Irish
  5          Italian
  6-7          Jews
  8          Polish
  9          Russian
  10          Scotch-Welch
  11          “Spanish”
38  1 Articles, Newspaper Clippings, etc., Ethnic and Racial Groups, Regional
  2         Intercultural Education
  3         Religion and Spirituality
  4         Violence and Non-Violence
  5         Women
  6         Youth
  7 Newspaper Clippings, Miscellaneous
  8 Newspaper, 1922, 1973
  9 Magazine Articles, Miscellaneous, 1916-1973
  10      Reprints, 1923-1974, n.d. 
  11 Magazines, Newsletters, 1920-1929
39 1      1930-1939
  2      1940-1949
  3      1950-1959
  4      1960-1969
  5      1970-1976
  6 Manas, 1957-1972
40 1 The Reconstructionist, 1948-1975
  2 Reports, Pamphlets, etc., 1919-1939
  3      1940-1949
  4      1950-1959
  5      1960-1975, n.d.
  6 Souvenir Booklets
41 1 Writings by Others, Manuscripts, 1925-1946, n.d.
  2      Papers and Addresses, 1922-1955, n.d.
  3      Louis Adamic, ca. 1942-1945
  4      Franz Boas, 1924-1927, n.d.
  5      W.E.B. DuBois, 1924, 1933
  6      Ethel Duncan (also personal material of Duncan), 1937-1952, n.d.
  7      Ethel Duncan, “Further Opportunities for Intercultural Education,” 1938
  8      Bruno Lasker, 1933, 1958
  9      Eduard C. Lindeman, 1928-1948
  10      George B. Neumann, A Study of International Attitudes of High School Students (New York, 1926)
  11      Carl Rogers, 1948
42 1 Duplicate Material, Biographical Material
  2      Writings by Rachel David DuBois
  3      Newsletters
  4      Reprints
  5      Pamphlets
  6      Society of Friends
  7      Miscellaneous Documents
  8 Confidential Material

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Writings by or about DuBois available in the “general” monograph collection.
  1. Rachel Davis DuBois, Build Together Americans: Adventures in Intercultural Education (New York, 1945).

  3. Rachel Davis DuBois, Get Together Americans: Friendly Approached to Racial and Cultural Conflicts through the Neighborhood-Home Festival (New York, 1943).

  5. Rachel David DuBois, Neighbors in Action: A Manual for Local Leaders in Intergroup Relations (New York, 1950).

  7. Rachel David DuBois and New-Soong Li, The Art of Group Conversation (New York, 1963).

  9. Rachel Davis DuBois and Emma Schweppe, The Jews in American Life (New York, 1935).

  11. Alice Grace Chalip, “A Descriptive Study of the Group Conversation Method of Rachel Davis DuBois,” Master’s Thesis (Hayward, CA, 1974).

  13. Ethel M. Duncan, Democracy’s Children (New York, 1945).


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