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National Conference for Community and Justice records

National Conference for Community and Justice Records

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Finding aid for the National Conference for Community and Justice Records

BC.MSS.00.31

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:National Conference for Community and Justice.
Title: National Conference for Community and Justice Records
Dates: 1942-2002
Quantity: 31.0 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains the papers of the National Conference for Community and Justice in Arkansas, originally the National Council of Christians and Jews.
Identification: BC.MSS.00.31
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged largely as it was received from the NCCJ.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains the papers of the National Conference for Community and Justice in Arkansas, originally the National Council of Christians and Jews. The records date from the early 1940s to 2002, and include budgets, committee meeting materials, as well as civil rights news and happenings from the area and country. It also includes content for Holocaust studies and Klan activities in Arkansas during the 1980's to 1990's.

Boxes 1-5: General office files including financial and meeting information

Boxes 6-9: Programs and fylers with general topical files

Boxes 10-12: Civil Rights and Racial Issues

Boxes 13-14: Holocaust and Anti-Semitism

Boxes 14-15: Brotherhood and Dialogue materials

Boxes 15-17: Individuals

Box 17: KKK and Gerald L. K. Smith

Box 18: Correspondence, 1963-2001

Box 19: Grants

Box 20: Awards and dinners

Box 21: Booklets, pamphlet, newsletters

Box 22: Grants and newsletters

Boxes 23-27: Photographs

Box 28: Media

Box 29: Interfaith calendar

Box 30 Personnel files [Restricted]

Box 31 Miscellaneous topical files


Biographical Information

The National Conference for Community and Justice - formerly the National Conference of Christians and Jews - was founded in 1927, by social activists Jane Addams and U. S. Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes. The aim of the organization was to bring people of different faiths together to address divisions. The NCCJ soon expanded to work to increase awareness for all social issues including race, class, gender, equity, sexual orientation and the rights of people with different abilities. The name was changed in the 1990's to reflect this change. The NCCJ's vision for America is "to make our nation a better place for all of us, not just some of us." They strive to achieve this vision by transforming communities through institutions by empowering leaders so that all people have access to the nation's opportunities. They work with students, teachers, clergy, corporate and civic leaders to facilitate workshops, to develop curriculums, and provide opportunities for dialogue. The "NCCJ seeks to build just and inclusive communities in which people from different religious, racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds learn to live together with mutual respect without compromising their faiths and identities."


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Civil rights -- Arkansas.
Ethnic relations -- Arkansas.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Study and teaching -- Arkansas.
Judaism and social problems.
Ku Klux Klan.
National Conference for Community and Justice.
Nonprofit organizations -- Arkansas.
Social justice -- Arkansas.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access, except where noted. Box 30 contains personnel files that are currently restricted due to privacy concerns.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

National Conference for Community and Justice Records, MSS.00.31, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by the National Conference for Community and Justice, 2000


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