University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections
Grassroots Activism Project: This collection reflects the activism of grassroots leaders and organizations in the Southwest. Collections include the papers of Reies Lopez Tijerina, Frank Sanchez, Francisco ‚ÄúKiko‚Äù Martinez and American Indian Movement organizers Robert Robideau and Kay Cole.
Loyola- Marymount University Von der Ahe Library Archives and Special Collections
Thomas A. Gaudette Papers, 1938-1996. CSLA-18: This vast collection includes 21 boxes of materials saved and ordered chronologically by Tom Gaudette himself. Included are his organizing binders, speeches, correspondence with other organizers, including Saul Alinsky , pictures, recordings and videos.
Loyola-Marymount University Von der Ahe Library Archives and Special Collections
William F. Masterson Papers, 1960-2001. CSLA-19: This large collection consists of 65 archival boxes of records of Bill Masterson‚Äôs work with PICO and covers the development of various PICO organizing projects throughout the United States, as well as the internal growth and workings of PICO.
Brown University Library Hay Archives
Bob Cohen Papers 1952-1984
The Bob Cohen papers relate to his activist work as a student at Brown from 1966-1968, and as a community organizer in Providence and Boston around welfare rights, housing discrimination and education between 1968-1972. The collection contains original materials created in the context of this work, including press releases, research notes, minutes of meetings, leaflets, and other organizing materials, as well as news clippings covering the actual events.
Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives
Guide to Manuscripts for Civil Rights Resources A link to the universities collection of Civil Rights historical material.
Brown University Swearer Center for Public Service
Community Work: Community Organizing Archive Brown alumni working as community organizers are actively seeking to preserve for the future the record of community organizing and activism in the late 20th century. In an exciting collaboration, the John Hay Library at Brown University, home of the Manuscripts section of the Brown University Library as well as the Brown University Archives, has agreed to accept, archive and store for posterity personal papers and organization records pertaining to community organizing.
A University of Wisconsin site that links academics and activists , theory and practice to improve community organizing.
The CSO Project
The CSO Project was formed to capture the stories of the pioneers whose work in the 1950s marked the beginning of the Chicano Civil Rights movement. This website includes archival collections and oral histories of CSO organizers.
Organize! The Lessons of the Community Service Organization
The Community Service Organization was a grassroots effort launched in the 1940's that empowered a generation of Mexican-Americans, including Cesar Chavez. Poor immigrants were able to move into the mainstream of American society through voter registration drives, lawsuits and legislative campaigns. Now, over 50 years later, the leaders of the movement reflect on the impact.
Farmworker Movement Documentation Project
This website includes pictures, videos, oral histories, music and essays documenting the Farmworkes movement.
Studs Terkel Interview of Saul Alinsky, provided by the Thomas Gaudette Archives
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APEN- Asian Pacific Islanders Network http://www.apen4ej.org/
Indigenous Environmental Network http://www.ienearth.org/
National Organizers Alliance http://noacentral.org/page.php?id=1
Southern ECHO http://www.southernecho.org/
SW Environmental Justice Network http://www.sneej.org/