Phyllis M. Ryan papers, 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1988)

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Title

Phyllis M. Ryan papers, 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1988)

Subject

Ryan, Phyllis M., 1927-1998
Dukakis, Michael S. (Michael Stanley), 1933-
Jones, Hubert
Volpe, John A.
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Class of 1950
Congress of Racial Equality
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Fair Housing Federation of Greater Boston
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
United States -- Race relations
Race discrimination -- United States
Prisons -- Massachusetts
Prisons -- Law and legislation
Corrections -- Massachusetts
Welfare rights movement -- United States
African American politicians
African Americans -- Politics and Government
Politicians -- Massachusetts
Massachusetts -- Politics and Government
Presidential Candidates -- United States
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity
Religions -- Relations
Discrimination in housing -- United States
Segregation -- Massachusetts -- History
School integration -- Massachusetts -- History
People with disabilities -- Civil rights -- United States
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
People with disabilities -- United States
Women political activists -- United States

Description

This collection documents the work of activist Phyllis M. Ryan and the social justice causes with which she was active from the late 1950s to the early 1980s, including civil rights, housing discrimination, racial imbalance in local schools and school desegregation, prison reform, welfare reform, interfaith relations, and disability rights, with an emphasis on the Boston area. Especially well documented organizations include the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Fair Housing Federation of Greater Boston. Personal papers such as resumes and speeches suggest the breadth of her work, and substantial clippings indicate the contemporary events of interest to her. Ryan's work in New Haven, Connecticut during the late 1960s is sparsely documented.

Creator

Ryan, Phyllis M., 1927-1998

Source

Phyllis M. Ryan papers, 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1988)

Publisher

Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.

Date

1959-1988

Contributor

Finding aid created by Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.

Rights

This item is made available for research and educational purposes by Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections. Rights status is not evaluated. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be requested from Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.

Format

10.45 cubic feet.

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

M94

Coverage

Boston, MA

Items in the Phyllis M. Ryan papers, 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1988)

Collection

Operation Exodus, Inc. tutorial program 1967
Contains information regarding a tutorial program for Operation Exodus students.

Memo: "To the task force on racial imbalance."
Contains information regarding the final proposal for reducing racial imbalance.

Press release: "The basis for N.A.A.C.P. activity concerning public education in Boston."
This document contains information regarding de facto segregation.