Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation Records, 1945-1964
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Brief Description:

The Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation (WCIC) was an organization of white and black women devoted to fostering racial harmony. The papers, dated 1951 to 1964, include the organization's constitution, minutes of meetings, correspondence, speeches, annual reports, member lists, booklets, pamphlets, programs, invitations, newspaper clippings and published articles. Of interest is a transcribed panel report titled, "How Norfolk Opened Her Schools," dated February 2, 1959 and Susan Slaughter's personal account of the "First Fifteen Years of WCIC." In addition, there is material relating to the inception and early history of the Human Relations Council, which superseded the WCIC.

Portions of the Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation Papers have been digitized and are available in the School Desegregation in Norfolk, Virginiacollection of the Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections.

Held at:
Special Collections and University Archives
Email: pbruce [at] odu.edu
Record Series Number: 00/MG 54
Created by: Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation (1945-)
Volume: 0.6 Linear Feet
Acquired: 07/19/1982.
Access Restrictions: Open to researchers without restrictions.
Subject Index
African Americans--Civil rights
Human Relations Council (Norfolk, Va.)
Mason, Vivian Carter
Norfolk (Va.)--History--20th century
Norfolk (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century
Race relations--History--20th century
Racism--Prevention
School integration--Massive resistance movement
School integration--Virginia--Norfolk--History--20th century
Virginia--Politics and Goverment--1865-1950
Virginia--Politics and government--1951-
Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation (Norfolk, Va.)
Women--Virginia--Social conditions
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from Special Collections and University Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not Old Dominion University Libraries.
Acquisition Notes: Mrs. H. M. Silverman, the President of the Organization from 1955 to 1957  Gift. Accession #A82-13
Related Materials:

Vivian Carter Mason Interviews (MG 53)

Edith R. White Papers (MG 109)

PreferredCitation: [Identification of item], Box [insert number], Folder [insert number and title], Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.