Women-In-Action for the Prevention of Violence and Its Causes, Inc. Durham Chapter Records

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This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Women-In-Action for the Prevention of Violence and Its Causes, Inc., Durham Chapter records 1968-1998 and undated

Collection #RL.01380 | 20.7 Linear Feet; 9000 Items

Non-profit, inter-racial organization founded in Durham, N.C. in September 1968; Elna Spaulding was founder and first president. Collection comprises correspondence, by-laws, meeting agendas and minutes, budgets, articles of incorporation, as well as information about the organization's relationship to the Women In Action Foundation of Durham, N.C. Documents the organization's involvement in the Durham community on a variety of issues, including easing racial tensions; smoothing the way for court ordered school integration in 1970; providing for the recreational and cultural needs of disadvantaged youth; and establishing a clearinghouse to offer information and referral services to Durham citizens for a variety of social problems.

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Adopted by James Semans in memory of the friendship between and activism of Elna and Asa Spaulding and Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans.