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Medical Committee for Human Rights records

Ms. Coll. 641

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Medical Committee for Human Rights.
Title:
Medical Committee for Human Rights records
Date [inclusive]:
1963-2004
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 641
Extent:
64 boxes
Language:
English
Abstract:
The records of the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) include minutes and other administrative records; correspondence and other papers of members; financial records; records of field work and other programs; subsidiary groups; events; publications; and publicity. Arising in conjunction with the civil rights movement, the MCHR was an organization of doctors, nurses, and other health workers dedicated to advancing health among minority groups and equality in the health industry. Working in both southern and northern states, the MCHR also fought for national health insurance, the rights of prisoners, and the end of the Vietnam War.
Cite as:
Medical Committee for Human Rights records, 1963-2004, Ms. Coll. 641, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) was an organization of doctors, nurses, and other health care providers devoted to promoting civil rights, reaching out to minority groups, and improving the delivery of health services in the United States from 1964 to 1980. The group formed in New York City in 1963 as the Medical Committee for Civil Rights in response to requests from civil rights organizations, primarily the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO). Their initial purpose was to recruit health professionals to visit southern states and provide health services to civil rights activists, who were often unable to get adequate care from local services due to a combination of discrimination, lack of available facilities, and the physical danger they faced. MCHR also provided a medical presence at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

MCHR quickly expanded its program to include working against discrimination in medicine and providing health services to disadvantaged minority groups, primarily in the rural South. In 1964, the organization was incorporated as the Medical Committee for Human Rights in recognition that their goals extended beyond the sphere of the civil rights struggle.

During the early 1970s, volunteers, led by national chairman, Quentin Young, launched their National Health Plan, a proposal for a single class of health care for all Americans featuring equality between the different branches of medicine and consumer control of health care through government and community intervention. Other proposals by a number of organizations, political groups, and individuals including the American Medical Association (AMA), Nixon’s Family Health Insurance Program (FHIP), Nelson Rockefeller, and Senator Edward Kennedy (Health Security Act), were made, but the MCHR deemed them unacceptable, seeking “not national health insurance, but a national health service” (Dittmer, The Good Doctors, page 244).

The MCHR was dissolved in 1980, but it “left its mark on American history and provided a model for organizations that succeeded it … and the continuing social activism of its former members” (Dittmer, AMA Journal of Ethics).

Works cited:

Dittmer, John. The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care. (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2009).

Dittmer, John. “The Medical Committee for Human Rights.” AMA Journal of Ethics. September 2014, Vol. 16, No. 9, pages 745-748. (http://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/2014/09/mhst1-1409.html)

Medical Committee for Human Rights, “Manual for Southern Medical Projects” (http://www.crmvet.org/docs/mchr.pdf)

Scope and Contents

The collection on the Medical Committee for Human Rights came to the University of Pennsylvania from Walter J. Lear’s Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health. The collection is made up of 64 boxes of material, including administrative records, papers of members, financial records, program work, subsidiary groups, events, publications, publicity, and a file on other organizations. It contains minutes, correspondence, and other manuscripts as well as some printed publications and articles. The collection documents the early years of MCHR most thoroughly, and provides less information about the later 1970s.

The Administration series contains material pertaining to the establishment and operations of MCHR. The series contains information about the earlier Medical Committee for Civil Rights, and also the incorporation, constitution, and bylaws of the group as the Medical Committee for Human Rights. The papers of the Executive Committee and the National Governing Council include correspondence and minutes of meetings that determined the direction of MCHR. The Organizational Priorities file contains essays regarding MCHR’s future, including the platforms of such groups as the Revolutionary Communist Party, the Third World Caucus, and the People’s Health Coalition. The National Program file contains further writings on subjects that MCHR prioritized. The National Office and Office Notes files reveal the ever-changing state of affairs at MCHR’s national office as it moved about the country and, in some years, temporarily ceased operating entirely.

The Papers of Members series contains more information about MCHR in the correspondence and published writings of the organization’s officers. This Officers sub-series is organized chronologically within each position, and the more complete files, such as National Chairman, provide a good overview of the organization’s activities. At least some of the gaps in these series are a result of changes in MCHR’s operations, and not solely the result of incomplete records (for example, see Apendix 1). The Other Members sub-series is organized alphabetically, and it includes additional folders for some individuals who served as officers. Documents have been filed in Officers or Other Members based on the content of each document.

The Financial series contains the financial records of MCHR. These include records of MCHR’s fundraising efforts, including parties and other general fundraising events, but not including fundraising relating to specific MCHR publications, which can be found in the Publications series. There are also files for grants MCHR received, notably a multi-year grant from the United Automobile Workers in the late 1960s, and funds that MCHR gave to other organizations. Files on income and expenses, bills, bill payment, taxes, and a large number of receipts round out the series. Correspondence regarding unpaid bills and later also unpaid taxes offer a glimpse of the financial insecurity that MCHR struggled with. The Program Work series contains papers specific to individual programs run by MCHR at the national level. Papers are sorted into the three sub-series depending on the nature of the work. The Southern Programs sub-series contains programs that were run by MCHR in the South. The Work With Other Organizations sub-series contains similar material, but follows MCHR’s work in collaboration with other groups. The Issues sub-series contains MCHR projects that were organized around specific parts of their national program. Notable programs include their work on improving health services at the community level, attempting to establish a national health insurance system, and also supporting the rights of prisoners and the mentally ill. In general MCHR’s individual projects were limited either in time or geography, but together they paint a picture of a national organization working on many fronts.

The Regional series contains minutes, correspondence, publications, publicity, and all other papers relating to MCHR programs carried out by chapters and regional groups. There is a connection to other collections from the Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health in Chapters - Maryland, where there is some correspondence with scientist and activist Ruth Bleier (see Ms. Coll. 616), and there is a connection to the University of Pennsylvania in Chapters - Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania.

The Events series contains papers related to MCHR involvement in events of their own and also those organized by other groups. These include lectures on topics ranging from discrimination in American medicine to development of health services in the third world; conferences on issues such as discrimination and health; anniversaries, which contain retrospectives of MCHR; and the National Convention files (see Appendix 2). The 1975 and 1978 National Conventions are particularly important, as they include information about the split in MCHR between the Revolutionary Communist Party members and their more moderate opponents.

The Publications series contains complete files for MCHR’s publications, sometimes including correspondence, publicity, fundraising, and budget information. It includes MCHR’s long-running, if intermittent publications MCHR News, about MCHR, and  Health Rights News, about the health industry. It also contains many shorter-lived publications, such as  Office News,  The Torch, and  The Body Politic, which illustrate the ephemeral nature of many MCHR projects.

The MCHR Publicity series contains pamphlets promoting MCHR and also news clippings that were about the organization as a whole rather than a single issue or event. It also includes a chronological file of press releases from the national office, which tend to focus on MCHR’s work against racism and in support of national health insurance, as well as MCHR’s criticism of the American Medical Association on both counts.

Unlike the rest of the collection, the last two series look at the health movement outside of MCHR. The Press Coverage of Health Issues series contains articles and news clippings collected by MCHR about a variety of issues of interest to them that were not necessarily part of the national program. The Other Organizations series contains documents from other organizations that were of interest to MCHR. These include major professional organizations such as the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association; selected state and local government bodies; churches; medical organizations similar to MCHR; and political organizations ranging from the Young Lords to the Ku Klux Klan. Particularly noteworthy are the Council of Health Organizations, which was a coalition of MCHR, The Physicians Forum, and Physicians for Social Responsibility, and also the 1012 Crisis Center, a drug and community health clinic in Syracuse, NY that was started with the help of MCHR members.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2007

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Christopher Segal

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Walter J. Lear; Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health, 2006.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Manuscripts, American--20th century
Subject(s)
  • Civil rights movements--United States
  • Health and race--United States
  • Health insurance
  • Medical care--United States
  • Medicine
  • Physicians--United States--Political activity
  • Political activists
  • United States--History--20th century

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Collection Inventory

I.  Administration, 1963-1980.

Series Description

Contains the constitution, bylaws, and other administrative records of the Medical Committee for Human Rights. These include minutes and correspondence of the Executive Committee and the National Governing Council, mailing lists, and the papers of the national office. Also documents relating to the organizational priorities of MCHR and the implementation of its national program.

Box Folder

Constitution and Bylaws, 1964-1972.

1 1-2

Incorporation, 1973.

1 3

Medical Committee for Civil Rights, 1963.

1 4

Annual Reports, 1966.

1 5

Chapter and Field Reports, 1965.

1 6

Delegate Assembly, 1966.

1 7

Executive Committee: General, 1971-1979.

1 8

Executive Committee: Correspondence, 1964-1976.

1 9

Executive Committee: Durham Report, 1976.

1 10

Executive Committee: Mailing Lists, 1964-1978.

1 11

Executive Committee: Minutes, 1964.

1 12

Executive Committee: Minutes, 1965-1975.

2 13-18

Executive Committee: Minutes, 1976-1980, undated.

3 19-20

Executive Committee: Reports, 1977.

3 21

Executive Director, Reports, 1965-1970.

3 22

General Counsel, 1970.

3 23

List of Names, 1969-1975.

3 24-25

Mailing Lists, 1963-1969.

3 26-28

Mailing Lists, 1970-1980.

4 29-35

Mailing Lists, Chapters, 1965-1972.

4 36

Members and Directors Meeting, 1965.

5 37

Membership, 1965-1980.

5 38-41

Membership Committee, 1965.

5 42

National Governing Council, 1964-1965.

5 43-45

National Governing Council, 1966-1968.

6 46-48

National Governing Council, 1969-1971.

6 49-51

National Office, 1963-1968.

6 52

National Office, 1969-1977.

7 53-56

National Program, 1964-1977.

7 57-59

National Program, Northern, 1965-1969.

7 60

Office Management, 1965.

8 61

Office Notes, 1963-1968.

8 62-63

Officers, 1963.

8 64

Organizational Priorities, 1964-1978.

8 65-68

Quarterly Meeting, 1970-1971.

9 69

Questionnaire, 1968.

9 70

Referrals, 1971.

9 71

Resolutions, 1968.

9 72

Speakers Bureau, 1973.

9 73

Sponsors, 1964-1970.

9 74-76

Staff, 1965-1972.

9 77

Staff hiring, 1965-1971.

9 78

Staff hiring, Executive Director, 1965.

9 79

Steering Committee, 1965.

10 80

Task Forces, undated.

10 81

Women’s Auxiliary, 1964-1965.

10 82

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II.  Papers of Members, 1963-1996.

Series Description

Arranged in two sub-series; Officers and Other Members. Contains the personal papers of members of MCHR, including letters and publications, as well as articles and news clippings about them. The Officers sub-series is arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically within titles; the Other Members sub-series is arranged alphabetically.

A.  Officers.

Box Folder

Chapters Chairman: Hoffman, Lee, 1964-1965.

10 83

Chairman of Public Relations: Friess, Constance, 1964-1968.

10 84

Director of Special Projects: Smith, Esther, 1965-1966.

10 85

Executive Director: Parham, Johnny, 1966.

10 86-88

Executive Director: Ross, Rosalie, 1966.

10 89

Executive Director: Wilson, T.G.G. (George), 1969-1970.

10 90

Executive Secretary: Murchie, Pat, 1971-1972.

10 91

Fund Raising Director: Smith, Esther, 1964-1965.

11 92

National Chairman: Wells, Aaron O., 1964-1965.

11 93-93

National Chairman: Holloman, John, 1965-1966.

11 96

National Chairman: French, David, 1966-1967.

11 97

National Chairman: Wilson, T.G.G. (George), 1968-1969.

11 98

National Chairman: Lowinger, Paul, 1969-1970.

11 99

National Chairman: Messinger, Eli, 1970-1971.

12 100

National Chairman: Young, Quentin, 1971-1972.

12 101

National Chairman: Mazer, Art, 1973.

12 102

National Chairman: Price, Bruce, 1976.

12 103

National Recruitment Chairman: Bridger, Wagner, 1965-1966.

12 104

National Secretary: Phaneuf, Maria, 1968-1970.

12 105

National Secretary: Lear, Walter, 1970.

12 106

National Secretary: Osborn, Harold, 1977-1978.

12 107

National Vice Chairman: Hance, Felicia, 1971.

12 108

Organizational Director: Goldsmith, Frank, 1971-1972.

12 109

Secretary-Treasurer: Moldovan, Alfred, 1964-1967.

12 110-114

Southern Coordinator: Finer, June, 1965.

12 115

Treasurer: Garland, Ann, 1971.

12 116

Treasurer: Metzger, Henry, 1969.

12 117

B.  Other Members.

Box Folder

Atwood, Sanford S., 1963.

12 118

Badger, Jeannette, 1965-1966.

12 119

Barsky, Edward, 1965.

12 120

Berman, Tuni, 1966.

12 121

Bridger, Frances, 1965.

13 122

Brislen, Andrew J., 1971.

13 123

Budd, Sue, 1972.

13 124

Callan, Desmond, 1964-1967.

13 125

Cheren, Rita, 1964-1965.

13 126

Cooper, Vicki, 1972.

13 127

Cullen, Phyllis, 1972.

13 128

Cunningham, M. Phyllis, 1965-1966.

13 129

Disparti, Josephine, 1964-1965.

13 130

Falk, Leslie, 1959-1967.

13 131

Feiner, Joel, 1965.

13 132

Finer, June, 1968.

13 133

Frankiel, Rita V., 1964.

13 134

Freeman, Corinne, 1964.

13 135

Frumin, M. Jack, 1963.

13 136

Gardiner, Richard, 1971.

13 137

Geiger, H. Jack, 1965-1966, 1996.

13 138

Gold, Hymen, 1963.

13 139

Goodrich, Charles H., 1963.

13 140

Green, Laura, 1971.

13 141

Greenberg, Sidney, 1964.

13 142

Gubin, Joan, 1965.

13 143

Halkin, Didi, 1972.

13 144

Hoekenbury, Joan, 1972.

13 145

Hoffman, Lee, 1964.

13 146

Holloman, John, 1963-1975.

13 147

Holman, Mary, 1965-1966.

13 148

Hurwitt, Elliott, 1964.

13 149

Lambert, Maxine, undated.

13 150

Lear, Walter, 1963-1980.

13 151-153

Levine, Tom, 1964-1971.

14 154

Lowinger, Paul, 1964-1978.

14 155-159

McDermott, Walsh, 1964.

14 160

Megill, Margaret, 1978.

14 161

Messinger, Eli, 1966-1980.

14 162-162

Michaelson, Michael, 1971-1972.

14 164

Nudell, Mary, 1972.

15 165

Peterson, Malcolm L., 1968.

15 166

Pollack, Sandy, 1972.

15 167

Poussaint, Alvin F., 1965-1966.

15 168-169

Richardson, Helene, 1966.

15 170

Roemer, Milton I., 1964.

15 171

Ross, Margi, 1970.

15 172

Russell, Greer, 1963.

15 173

Scarmon, George, 1971.

15 174

Schnall, Susan, 1972.

15 175

Schultz, Stephen, 1971.

15 176

Segal, Sam, undated.

15 177

Spock, Benjamin, 1964.

15 178

Steiner, Ruth, 1965.

15 179

Venable, Alan, 1969-1980.

15 180

Webb, Harvey, Jr., 1969.

15 181

Weiner, Richard, 1965-1966.

15 182

Weiss, Berne, 1970-1971.

15 183

Wells, Aaron O., 1963-1966.

15 185

White, Paul Dudley, 1964-1965.

15 186

Wilson, T.G.G. (George), 1965-1970.

15 187

Wright, Charles H., 1965.

15 188

Wright, Ledonia S., 1965.

15 189

Young, Quentin, 1966-1978.

15 190

Miscellaneous, 1966-1980.

15 191-192

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III.  Financial, 1963-1979.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically. Contains statements of income and expenses, fund-raising campaigns and parties, grant applications, bills and correspondence regarding bills, receipts, tax information, and other financial papers of MCHR.

Box Folder

General, 1969-1970.

16 193

Accountant, 1970.

16 194

Accounting, undated.

16 195

Banking, 1965-1978.

16 196

Bills, 1963-1964.

16 197-201

Bills, 1964-1965.

17 202-207

Bills, 1965-1966.

18 208-214

Bills, 1966-1976.

19 215-219

Bills: Correspondence, 1963-1965.

19 220-221

Bills: Correspondence, 1966-1977.

20 222

Budget, 1965-1974.

20 223-224

Chapters, 1970.

20 225

Check Stubs, 1963-1965.

20 226-227

Check Stubs, 1965-1975.

21 228-230

Check Totals, 1969-1971.

21 231

Checks, 1964-1973.

21 232

Correspondence, 1969-1972.

21 233

Deposits, 1969-1971.

22 234

Disbursements, 1969-1971.

22 235-239

Donations: Outgoing, 1971.

22 240

Dues, 1966-1970.

22 241

Expenses, 1967-1976.

22 242

Finance Committee, 1965-1966.

22 243

Fundraising: General, 1965-1970.

22 244

Fundraising: Acknowlegements, 1964-1972.

23 245-252

Fundraising: Appeals, 1965-1975.

23 253

Fundraising: Art Show, 1965.

23 254

Fundraising: Champagne Mexicana, undated.

24 255

Fundraising: Chaplin Cocktail Party, 1966.

24 256

Fundraising: Contributions, 1963-1973.

24 257-258

Fundraising: Falk Parties, 1965-1966.

24 259

Fundraising: Grants, 1964-1979.

24 260

Fundraising: United Automobile Workers, 1966-1970.

24 261

Fundraising: Henry Reception, 1964.

24 262

Fundraising: June 17 Benefit, 1966.

24 263

Fundraising: Levin Party, undated.

24 264

Fundraising: Levy Cocktail Party, undated.

24 265

Fundraising: Lists, 1965.

24 266-267

Fundraising: Loans, 1973.

24 268

Fundraising: Long Island Jewish Hospital, 1965.

24 269

Fundraising: MCHR Pins, 1965.

24 270

Fundraising: Men's Faculty Room Party, 1966.

24 271

Fundraising: Messinger Party, 1971.

24 272

Fundraising: Mexican Benefit, undated.

24 273

Fundraising: Mississippi Volunteers Cocktail Party, 1965.

24 274

Fundraising: Reception, 1965.

24 275

Fundraising: Rosen Party, 1965.

24 276

Fundraising: Ross Party, 1965.

25 277

Fundraising: Sands Reception, undated.

25 278

Fundraising: Schnall Benefit, 1969.

25 279

Fundraising: Short Brunch, 1965.

25 280

Fundraising: Sidney Green Associates mailing, 1971-1973.

25 281

Fundraising: Spock Cocktail Parties, 1964-1966.

25 282-283

Fundraising: Stern Fund, 1971-1972.

25 284

Fundraising: United Piedmont Society Benefit Dance, 1966.

25 285

Fundraising: Wadler Party, 1965.

25 286

Fundraising: Walliser Party, 1966.

25 287

Fundraising: Young Cocktail Party, 1969.

25 288

Fundraising: Miscellaneous, 1964-1978.

25 289-290

Income, 1965-1975.

25 291

Investments, 1970-1976.

25 292

Policies, 1969-1970.

25 293

Receipts, 1965.

26 294-301

Receipts, 1965-1972.

27 302-305

Receipts: Cash, 1965-1966.

27 306

Receipts: Cash Deposits, 1964.

27 307-308

Reports, 1964-1978.

28 309-312

Staff, undated.

28 313

Taxes, 1965-1976.

28 314-315

Miscellaneous, 1965-1976.

28 316

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IV.  Program Work, 1962-1994.

Series Description

Arranged in three sub-series; Southern Programs, Work With Other Organizations, and Issues. Each sub-series is arranged alphabetically. Southern Programs is organized geographically, and covers MCHR’s program in southern states in the 1960s, including promotional material, volunteer recruitment, correspondence, and reports. Work With Other Organizations is arranged alphabetically by organization, and contains minutes, correspondence, publications, and other papers from and about groups MCHR worked closely with at various points. The Issues sub-series is arranged alphabetically and contains MCHR’s correspondence, publications, and reports relating to issues that formed part of their program.

A.  Southern Programs.

Box Folder

General, 1963-1966.

29 317-320

General Medical Records, 1965.

29 321-322

Alabama: General, 1965-1966.

29 323

Alabama: Medical Records, 1965.

30 324

Alabama: Selma, 1965-1968.

30 325-328

Arkansas, 1972.

30 329

Georgia, 1965.

30 330

Louisiana, 1965.

30 331-333

Mississippi: General, 1964.

31 334-339

Mississippi: General, 1965-1994.

32 340-341

Mississippi: Holmes County, 1964-1966.

32 342

Mississippi: Insurance, 1964.

32 343

Mississippi: Jackson, 1964-1966.

32 344-347

Virginia, 1965.

32 348

Volunteers: General, 1964-1968.

32 340-341

Volunteers: Recruitment, 1965-1966.

33 350

Volunteers: Correspondence, General, 1965.

33 351

Volunteers: Correspondence A-F, 1966.

33 352

Volunteers: Correspondence G-P, 1966.

33 353

Volunteers: Correspondence, R-Z, 1966.

33 354

Volunteers: Mailings, 1966.

33 357

Volunteers: Medical Presence and Recruitment Committee, 1965.

33 356

Volunteers: Notes, 1966.

33 357

Miscellaneous, 1965.

33 358

B.  Work With Other Organizations.

Box Folder

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy, 1964.

33 359

Black Panthers, 1966.

33 360

Broadway Congregational Church, 1965.

33 361

Congress of Racial Equality, 1964-1965.

33 362

Council of Federated Organizations, 1964-1965.

33 363

Head Start, 1965-1966.

33 364

Health-PAC, 1970.

33 365

Highlander Center, 1965.

33 366

Institute for the Protection of the Mother and the Newborn (Vietnam), 1971.

33 367

Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, 1965.

33 368

League of Revolutionary Black Workers, 1970.

33 369

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, 1965-1966.

33 370

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1965-1966.

33 371

National Council of Churches, 1965.

34 372

Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1965.

34 373

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1964-1966.

34 374

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee: Health Insurance, 1964-1966.

34 375

Tougaloo College (Mississippi), 1964-1965.

34 376

United Automobile Workers, 1969.

34 377

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1966.

34 378

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1965-1974.

34 379-381

World Medical Relief, Inc., 1965-1966.

34 382

C.  Issues.

Box Folder

Abortion, 1970-1977.

34 383

Aging, 1973-1975.

34 384

American Medical Association, 1963-1971.

35 385-391

American Nurses’ Association, Inc., 1970-1971.

36 392

American Psychiatric Association, 1968.

36 393

American Public Health Association, 1969-1977.

36 394

Anti-Defamation League, 1970-1971.

36 395

Anti-Poverty Health Program, 1964-1965.

36 396

Birth Control, 1965.

36 397

Black Panthers, 1970.

36 398

Blue Bus, 1971.

36 399

Chicago Chronic Disease Detection Program, 1968.

36 400

Chicago Health, 1971.

36 401

Child Screening, 1973.

36 402

China Delegation, 1972.

36 403-404

Churches, 1963.

36 405

Civil Disorder, 1964-1970.

36 406

Civil Rights Bill, 1963.

36 407

Civil Rights Book (Lowinger), 1966.

36 408

College Students, 1963.

36 409

Communal Mobile Health Project, 1970-1971.

36 410

Community Control, 1970.

37 411

Community Mailing Service, 1970.

37 412

Cutbacks in Health Services, 1975-1979.

37 413

DDT, 1969.

37 414

Demonstrations, 1980.

37 415

Dental Program, 1964-1965.

37 416

Detroit Medical News, 1965.

37 417

Discrimination, 1962-1966.

37 418

Donaldson v. O’Connor, 1970.

37 419-420

Dow Chemical Company, 1968-1972.

37 421-422

Draft, 1968-1971.

38 423-424

Draft: Alternative Service, 1969.

38 425

Drugs: Medical, 1969-1971.

38 426

Drugs: Recreational, 1969-1971.

38 427-428

Emergencies, 1967.

38 429

Family Planning, undated.

38 430

Gonorrhea, undated.

38 431

Government, 1969-1971.

38 432

Grape Strike, 1969.

38 433

Health Care Film, 1969-1970.

38 434

Health Centers, 1968-1971.

38 435

Health Costs, 1975.

38 436

Health Education, undated.

38 437

Health Maintenance Organizations, 1970.

38 438

Healthmobile, 1964-1967.

38 439

Hill-Burton Program, 1963-1965.

38 440

Hospitals, 1963-1981.

39 441-442

House Un-American Activities Committee, 1965-1968.

39 443

Illinois Health Care Study, 1968.

39 444

Integration in Medicine, 1965.

39 445

Internal Revenue Service, 1974.

39 446

Lead Poisoning, 1970-1971.

39 447

Library, 1971.

39 448

Mace, 1968-1969.

39 449

Medical Education, 1967-1976.

39 450

Medical Presence, 1970.

39 451

Medicare, 1965-1972.

39 452

Mental Health, 1965-1972.

39 453

Michigan State Government, 1966.

39 454

Military, 1967-1970.

39 455

Military Education, 1971.

40 456

Miners, 1978.

40 457

National Black Economic Development Conference, 1969.

40 458

National Health Crusade, 1971.

40 459

National Health Insurance, 1963-1972.

40 460-461

National Health Plan, 1969-1978.

40 462-464

National Medical Association, 1965.

40 465

Nuclear Issues, 1980.

40 466

Nursing, 1964-1978.

41 467

Occupational Safety and Health, 1971-1972.

41 468-472

Occupational Safety and Health, 1974.

42 473

Occupational Safety and Health: Black Lung, 1971.

42 474

Patient's Bill of Rights, 1970.

42 475

Patient's Rights, 1972-1975.

42 476

People v. Angela Davis, undated.

42 477

Prisons, 1969-1975.

42 478

Psychiatry, 1962-1970.

42 479

Public Accommodations Civil Rights Bill, 1963.

42 480

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 1977-1978.

42 481

Reproductive Rights, 1970.

42 482

Rural Health, 1972.

42 483

Sickle Cell Anemia, 1971.

42 484

State v. Fred Lyons, 1965-1966.

42 485

Students, 1964-1967.

43 486

Title VI, 1965-1968.

43 487-489

Unions, 1970.

43 490

Vietnam: Jane Kennedy, 1969-1971.

43 491

Vietnam: War and Aid Efforts, 1966-1975.

43 492-493

Vietnam: Washington Peace March, 1969.

43 494

War and Peace, 1967.

43 495

Welfare, 1971.

43 496

White House Conference on Children, 1970.

43 497

Women's Health, undated.

43 498

Wounded Knee, 1973.

43 499

Zimbabwe Aid, undated.

43 500

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V.  Regional, 1963-1981.

Series Description

Arranged in two sub-series; Chapters and Regional Meetings. Both are sorted geographically and arranged alphabetically. They contain the minutes, correspondence, program materials, and other papers of MCHR’s subsidiary groups.

A.  Chapters.

Box Folder

General, 1965-1978.

44 501-502

Reports, 1965.

44 503

Alabama, 1969-1970.

44 504

Ann Arbor, 1969-1970.

44 505

Arizona, 1969-1970.

44 506

Arkansas, 1969-1970.

44 507

Atlanta, 1965-1970.

44 508

Baltimore, 1966-1968.

44 509

Berkeley-Oakland, 1969.

44 510

Boston, 1964-1971.

44 511-512

Boston, 1972-1981.

45 513-514

Canada, 1965-1966.

45 515

Chicago, 1964-1979.

45 516-519

Cincinnati, 1974-1976.

45 520

Cleveland, 1959-1969.

45 521

Cleveland, 1970-1978.

46 522-523

Columbia, Missouri, 1971.

46 524

Des Moines, 1972.

46 525

Denver, 1965-1972.

46 526

Detroit, 1964-1978.

46 527-529

Durham-Chapel Hill, 1976.

46 530

Florida, 1969-1971.

46 531

Hartford, 1969-1977.

46 532

Hawaii, 1969-1972.

46 533

Houston, 1971.

46 534

Illinois, 1971.

46 535

Indiana, 1970.

46 536

Iowa, 1969-1971.

46 537

Iowa City, 1971.

46 538

Jacksonsville, 1972.

46 539

Kansas, 1971.

46 540

Kentucky, 1970-1971.

46 541

Los Angeles, 1964-1972.

47 542-544

Madison, 1971.

47 545

Maryland, 1965.

47 546

Miami, 1970.

47 547

Milwaukee, 1971.

47 548

Minneapolis, 1969-1971.

47 550

Minnesota, 1969-1972.

47 550

Nashville, 1968-1971.

47 551

New Hampshire, 1969.

47 552

New Haven, 1965-1972.

47 553

New Jersey, 1970-1976.

47 554

New Orleans, 1969-1971.

47 555

New York City, 1963-1964.

47 556

New York City, 1965-1982.

48 557-564

New York City, undated.

49 565-567

New York State, 1966-1971.

49 568

North Carolina, 1969-1976.

49 569

Ohio, 1970-1977.

49 570

Oklahoma, 1969-1973.

49 571

Oregon, 1969-1970.

49 572

Philadelphia, 1965-1969.

49 573-575

Philadelphia, 1970-1980.

50 576-583

Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1967.

50 584

Pittsburgh, 1964-1974.

50 585-586

Pittsburgh, 1964-1965.

51 587

Queens-Nassau, 1964-1972.

51 588

Rhode Island, 1970-1977.

51 589

Rochester, 1971.

51 590

San Diego, 1969-1971.

51 591

San Francisco Bay Area, 1965-1973.

51 592-595

Seattle, 1969-1973.

51 596

South Carolina, 1971.

52 597

St. Louis, 1964-1973.

52 598

Stony Brook, 1971-1973.

52 599

Syracuse, 1965-1972.

52 600

Tennessee, 1969-1970.

52 601

Texas, 1970-1971.

52 602

Utah, 1969-1970.

52 603

Vermont, 1974.

52 604

Virginia, 1969-1976.

52 605

Washington, D.C., 1964-1975.

52 606-608

Washington State, 1971.

52 609

West Virginia, 1970-1971.

53 610

Wisconsin, 1969-1972.

53 611

Worcester, MA, 1965-1966.

53 612

Miscellaneous, undated.

53 613

B.  Regional Meetings.

Box Folder

General, 1977.

53 614

Detroit-Ann Arbor, 1967.

53 615

Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, 1977.

53 616

Midwest Regional Conference, 1971-1972.

53 617

New Haven, 1970-1974.

53 618

Newark, 1980.

53 619

Northeast Regional Meetings, 1972-1977.

53 620

Providence, 1978.

53 621

Southeastern Division, 1972.

53 622

Southern Regional Meetings, 1970-1972.

53 623

Southwest Regional Meeting, 1976.

53 624

Western Regional Meeting, 1971.

53 625

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VI.  Events, 1963-2004.

Series Description

Arranged in two sub-series; MCHR Events and MCHR Participation in Other Events. Both are arranged alphabetically by event name, and contain information relating to events MCHR members were involved in, primarily in the form of advertisements, pamphlets, and correspondence.

A.  MCHR Events.

Box Folder

25th Anniversary, 1989.

53 626

30th Anniversary, 1994.

53 627

30th Anniversary, Biography project ( Health Care is a Human Right), 1997.

53 628

40th Anniversary, 2004.

53 629

Annual Dinner: General, 1965.

53 630-632

Annual Dinner: Reservations, 1965.

53 633

Annual Dinner: Speeches, 1965.

53 634

Conference: Health in the Workplace, 1972.

54 635

Conference: Howard University College of Medicine, 1965.

54 636

Counter Orientation, 1976-1978.

54 637

Einstein Meeting, 1964.

54 638

Health Free University, undated.

54 639

Health Workers: Unions, & MCHR, 1969.

54 640

Krugman Protest, 1972.

54 641

Lecture: The American Health Empire, undated.

54 642

Lecture: Health in Zimbabwe Liberation Struggle, 1978.

54 643

Lecture: Medicine in Quest of Peace, 1968.

54 644

Lecture: Plot Against the Poor, undated.

54 645

Meeting: Health Workers, Unions, & MCHR, 1969.

54 646

National Conference on Health Care and the Aging, 1974.

54 647

National Convention, 1965-1966.

54 648-653

National Convention, 1966-1971.

55 654-658

National Convention, 1972-1980.

55 659-664

Party, 1972 November 13.

56 665

People's Convention, 1980.

56 666

People’s Health Care Convention, 1970.

56 667

Pot Luck Dinner, undated.

56 668

Southern Projects Workshop, 1965.

56 669

Theatre Benefit, 1964.

57 670

Workers Conference, 1970.

57 671

Miscellaneous, 1965-1966.

57 672

B.  MCHR Participation in Other Events.

Box Folder

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963.

57 673

Mississippi Freedom Summer Reunion, 1995.

57 674

National Conference on Medical Costs, 1967.

57 675

National Consumer Health Conference, 1971.

57 676

National Health Council Forum, 1968-1969.

57 677

Washington Peace Actions, 1969.

57 678

Miscellaneous, 1965.

57 679

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VII.  Publications, 1963-1980.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically by publication. Contains papers relating to MCHR publications, including correspondence, financial transactions, submitted articles, publicity, and in the some cases the final publication.

Box Folder

General, 1971-1976.

57 680

The Body Politic, 1970.

57 681

Health Liberation Movement News, 1969.

57 682

Health Rights News: General, 1965-1975.

57 683-685

Health Rights News: Articles, 1970.

57 686

Health Rights News: Chapter Reports, undated.

57 687

Health Rights News: Correspondence, 1966-1970.

57 688

Health Rights News: Correspondence, 1971.

58 689

Health Rights News: Editorial Board, 1974.

58 690

Health Rights News: Financial, 1970-1971.

58 691

Health Rights News: Grants, 1974.

58 692

Health Rights News: Subscriptions.

58 693-699

InterChapter Newsletter, undated.

58 700

Medical Cadre, 1970.

59 701

MHCR News: General, 1969-1979.

59 702

MHCR News: Correspondence, 1977-1979.

59 703

MHCR News: Editorial Board, 1976-1979.

59 704

MHCR News: Submitted articles, 1976-1980.

59 705-707

MHCR News: Subscribers, 1977.

59 708

MHCR News: Reports, 1976.

59 709

Newsletter, 1963-1977.

59 710

Newsletter: Correspondence, 1964-1965.

59 711

Office News, 1971-1972.

59 712

Organizational Newsletter, 1971-1972.

60 713-715

Research Network Newsletter, 1971-1972.

60 716

The Torch, 1966.

60 717

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VIII.  MCHR Publicity, 1963-1984.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically. Contains press releases and other publicity efforts of MCHR, as well as news clippings related to MCHR.

Box Folder

General, 1964-1971.

60 718-722

General, 1972-1979.

61 723-724

MCHR History Project, 1984.

61 725

News Clippings, 1965-1975.

61 726

Press Releases, 1963-1974.

61 727-728

Public Service Announcements, 1972.

61 729

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IX.  Press Coverage of Health Issues, 1964-1980.

Series Description

Sorted into magazine and newspaper articles. Contains press coverage of health issues not specific to MCHR.

Box Folder

Articles, 1964-1971.

61 730

News Clippings, 1965-1980.

61 731-732

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X.  Other Organizations, 1962-1977.

Series Description

Arranged alphabetically. Contains papers related to organizations of interest to MCHR outside of MCHR’s own program work.

Box Folder

1012 Crisis Center (Syracuse, NY), 1971.

61 733

Activist Caucus, 1975-1976.

61 734

Ad Hoc Psychiatric Commitee for Social Action, 1968.

61 735

The Advocate for Human Services, 1976.

62 736

Algonquin Civic Club, Inc., undated.

62 737

The American Foundation for Maternal and Child Health, Inc., 1976.

62 738

American Civil Liberties Union, 1965-1968.

62 739

American Jewish Congress, 1965.

62 740

American Journal of Nursing, 1976.

62 741

American Medical Students Association, 1977.

62 742

American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1972.

62 743

American Psychiatric Association, 1964-1965.

62 744

American Psychiatric Association: Radical Caucus, 1969.

62 745

American Psychological Association, 1967.

62 746

American Psychologists for Social Action, 1969.

62 747

American Public Health Association, 1968.

62 748

Artists' Workshop Society, 1965.

62 749

Association for the Improvement of Medical Services, 1965.

62 750

Berkeley Defense Committee, 1969.

62 751

Borborygmi, 1965.

62 752

Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church, 1966.

62 753

Center for Political Research, 1970.

62 754

Chicago Women's Liberation Union, undated.

62 755

Child Development Group of Mississippi, 1965-1966.

62 756

Committee for National Health Insurance, 1969.

62 757

Committee on Public Health and Safety, 1976.

62 758

Committee of Responsibility, Inc., 1967-1970.

62 759

Congress of Racial Equality, 1965-1966.

62 760

Council of Health Organizations, 1969-1973.

62 761-763

Councilman Ravitz Progress Report, 1968.

62 764

Detroit Commission on Community Relations, 1968.

62 765

Detroit-Metropolitan Drug Abuse Council, 1973.

62 766

Detroit and Wayne County Health Departments, 1968.

62 767

Emergency Support Committee, Southern California, undated.

62 768

Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1963.

62 769

Fellowship of Reconciliation, undated.

62 770

For the People’s Health, 1970.

63 771

Good Samaritan Hospital, 1964.

63 772

Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation, 1962-1963.

63 773

The Health Information Project, 1971.

63 774

Health Organization to Preserve the Environment, undated.

63 775

Health Policy Advisory Center, 1970.

63 776

Inner City Voice, 1967.

63 777

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 1972.

63 778

Jewish Vocational Service, 1965.

63 779

Kansas Health Workers Local 1271, 1968.

63 780

Ku Lux Klan, undated.

63 781

Law Students Civil Rights Research Council, 1965.

63 782

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, undated.

63 783

Local 1199 (The National Health Care Workers’ Union), 1970.

63 784

LTC Advocacy Project, 1976.

63 785

Massachusetts Nurses Association, 1968.

63 786

McGregor Fund, 1963-1965.

63 787

Medical Action Collective, 1972.

63 788

Medical Aid Committee for Indochina, 1971.

63 789

Medical Committee Concerned with Civil Rights, 1971.

63 790

Medical Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 1968.

63 791

Medical Resistance Union, 1968-1970.

63 792

Mental Health Advocacy Association, 1971.

63 793

Metropolitan Community Churches, 1976.

63 794

Michael Schwerner Memorial Fund, Inc., 1968.

63 795

Michigan and Regional Medical Programs, 1968.

63 796

Michigan Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1971.

63 797

Michigan State Medical Society, 1970.

63 798

National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, 1976.

63 799

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1963.

63 800

National Association of Broadcasters, 1976.

63 801

National Association of Social Workers, 1960.

63 802

National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, 1965-1966.

63 803

National Council on Alcoholism, Inc., 1976.

63 804

National Council on Family Relations, 1976.

63 805

National Education Association, 1976.

63 806

National Institutes of Health, 1969.

63 807

National Medical Association, 1965.

63 808

National States Rights Party, undated.

63 809

National Urban League, Inc., 1963-1965.

63 810

National Welfare Rights Organization, 1970.

63 811

People's Health Center, 1976.

63 812

People's Medical Center, undated.

63 813

Physicians Forum, 1970.

64 814

Physicians for Social Responsibility, 1968-1969.

63 815

Ramparts, 1968.

63 816

Resist, 1976.

63 817

Smith Kline & French Laboratories, 1965.

63 818

Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1963-1968.

63 819

Student Health Organizations, 1965-1969.

63 820

Student Health Organizations, 1970.

64 821

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1962-1965.

64 822

UAW Citizenship-Legislative Department, 1972.

64 823

United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, 1976.

64 824

United Piedmont Society, Inc., 1965.

64 825

U.S.-China People’s Friendship Association of Detroit, 1976.

64 826

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1963-1966.

64 827

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1964-1976.

64 828

War Resisters League, undated.

64 829

Wayne County Medical Society, 1965-1972.

64 830

Wayne State University Press, 1965.

64 831

William C. Whitney Foundation, 1960-1961.

64 832

Yale Medical Center Newsletter, 1969.

64 833

Young Lords Organization, 1970.

64 834

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