War on Poverty: Office of Civil Rights, 1965-1968
This collection provides a window into the implementation of the President's civil rights program in the War on Poverty. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes of meetings, convention programs, and other records concerning the activities of Maurice Dawkins, Assistant Director for Civil Rights in the Office of Economic Opportunity. Files on congressional supporters, foundations, lawyers, and local and regional civil rights groups are included. Among the materials in this collection are files on Adam Clayton Powell and correspondence pertaining to equal employment and activities of the Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee.