Planners for Equal Opportunity Records, 1964-1978

Collection Number: 3943

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Planners for Equal Opportunity Records, 1964-1978
Collection Number:
3943
Creator:
Planners for Equal Opportunity.
Quantity:
3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Records, newsletters, correspondence, and constitutions.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Planners for Equal Opportunity was established in 1964 by a small group of professionals in the housing, planning, architecture and social work fields as an organization through which planning skills and concepts could be used to work for equality among minorities. The group encouraged professional planners to serve as civil rights advocates and to work for the change of policies and practices they considered racist.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

Planners for Equal Opportunity was established in 1964 by a small group of professionals in the housing, planning, architecture and social work fields as an organization through which planning skills and concepts could be used to work for equality among minorities. The group encouraged professional planners to serve as civil rights advocates and to work for the change of policies and practices they considered racist. It published a periodic newsletter, Equalop, which ceased publication in 1971. At its zenith the organization had over 700 members in the United States and Canada with chapters in several regional and urban areas. Under the Planners for Equal Opportunity banner, advocacy planning was conceived, nurtured and to a limited degree, legitimized. The organized disbanded in 1976.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes records of conferences and policy and steering committees; newsletters; correspondence; constitutions; and administrative records. Also includes correspondence of the group's executive director, Walter Thabit.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Planners for Equal Opportunity.
Thabit, Walter.

Subjects:
City planning.
Regional planning.
Equality.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Planners for Equal Opportunity Records, #3943. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

See also the Walter Thabit Papers, #4215.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Conference Material
Box 1
Series II. PEO Policy and Steering Committee
Box 1
Series III. PEO Miscellaneous
Box 2
Series IV. Equalop Newsletter
Box 2
Series V. Correspondence
Box 2
Series VI. Constitution
Box 2
Series VII. PEO - Administrative
Box 3
Series VIII. Policy Committee
Box 3
Series IX. PEO Program Framework
Box 3

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
PEO - 3rd Annual Conference
1969
Box 1 Folder 2
PEO Conference materials
1966
Box 1 Folder 3
PEO billings
1965-1971
Box 1 Folder 4
6th Annual Conference
April 1972
Box 1 Folder 5
PEO Conference
1971
Box 1 Folder 6
PEO - 3rd Annual Meeting
1969
Box 1 Folder 7
Cincinnati Conference, ASPO
1969
Box 1 Folder 8
PEO, 4th Annual
April 1970
Box 1 Folder 9
PEO 4th Annual Meeting Conference Archives
1970
Box 1 Folder 10
PEO Resolutions to AIP, Pittsburgh
1968
Box 1 Folder 11
PEO Pittsburgh
October 1968
Box 1 Folder 12
Information sheets
Box 1 Folder 13
Conference
March 16, 1968
Box 1 Folder 14
PEO Conference proceedings
March 1968
Box 1 Folder 15
Washington Conference mailing list
1967
Box 1 Folder 16
PEO AIP Conference
1967
Box 1 Folder 17
AIP Conference
October 1967
Box 1 Folder 18
War Against the Cities
1967
Box 1 Folder 19
PEO positions and resolutions, AIP Conference, Vietnam petition
1967
Box 1 Folder 20
Joint AIP-PEO Committee on Minorities
1967, 1968
Box 1 Folder 21
Draft AIP platform/PEO, revised March 5, 1969
January 31, 1969
Box 1 Folder 22
October 3 Resolutions,
1967
Box 1 Folder 23
AIP election campaign - biographical data; PEO platform
1969
Box 1 Folder 24
PEO/AIP
1968, 1969
Box 1 Folder 25
AIP revolt
1968, 1969
Box 1 Folder 26
PEO IV
1964-1969
Box 1 Folder 27
Policy/Steering Committees
1967
Box 1 Folder 28
Minutes - Steering Committee
1969
Box 1 Folder 29
Minutes - Policy Committee
1969, 1970
Box 1 Folder 30
PEO Chairman's notes - File
1965-1969
Box 1 Folder 31
Washington PEO - Conference press coverage
Box 1 Folder 32
Chairman's File - PEO
1969
Box 1 Folder 33
President's File - PEO
1970
Box 1 Folder 34
PEO President's File
1971
Box 1 Folder 35
PEO Policy/Steering Committees
1964-1965
Box 1 Folder 36
PEO Policy/Steering Committees
1966
Box 1 Folder 37
PEO Policy/Steering Committees
1968
Box 2 Folder 1
PEO-ADVO Case #1
Undated
Box 2 Folder 2
PEO - Advocacy jobs file
1969
Box 2 Folder 3
PEO archives material
1964-1968
Box 2 Folder 4
Archives material
1965-1967
Box 2 Folder 5
PEO - Miscellaneous
1968-1971
Box 2 Folder 6
PEO - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 7
Vol. 1, No.1, Spring
1965
Box 2 Folder 8
Vol. 1, No. 2, Summer
1965
Box 2 Folder 9
Vol. 1, No.3, Winter
1965
Box 2 Folder 10
Vol. 1, No. 4, Spring and Summer
1966
Box 2 Folder 11
Vol. 1, No. 5, Spring
1967
Box 2 Folder 12
Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring
1968
Box 2 Folder 13
Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall
1968
Box 2 Folder 14
Vol. 2, No.3, Winter
1969
Box 2 Folder 15
Vol. 2, No. 4, Spring
1969
Box 2 Folder 16
Vol. 3, No. 1, Summer
1969
Box 2 Folder 17
Vol. 3, No. 2, Fall
1969
Box 2 Folder 18
Vol. 3, No. 3, Winter
1970
Box 2 Folder 19
Vol. 3, No. 4, Spring
1970
Box 2 Folder 20
Vol. 4, No. 1, Summer
1970
Box 2 Folder 21
Vol. 4, No. 2, 3 & 4, Spring
1971
Box 2 Folder 22
Vol. 5, No. 1, 2 & 3, Winter
1971
Box 2 Folder 23
Equalop (material)
Box 2 Folder 24
1965-1970
Box 2 Folder 25
1970-1972
Box 2 Folder 26
1968
Box 2 Folder 27
Outgoing Correspondence, 1969
Box 2 Folder 28
1973, 1974
Box 2 Folder 29
Incoming Correspondence, 1969
Box 2 Folder 30
PEO requests
1966-1971
Box 2 Folder 31
PEO correspondence
1971
Box 2 Folder 32
PEO - Material to review
1966
Box 2 Folder 33
PEO newsletter material
1966, 1967
Box 2 Folder 34
Equalop correspondence and background material
1966, 1967
Box 2 Folder 35
Constitution PEO
1969
Box 2 Folder 36
PEO - Mailing
Box 2 Folder 37
PEO mailing list
November 1967
Box 2 Folder 38
PEO letterheads, envelopes, membership cards
Box 2 Folder 39
PEO - Library requests
Box 2 Folder 40
Steering Committee meeting notice
Box 2 Folder 41
PEO Constitution,
1965
Box 2 Folder 42
Purposes
Box 3 Folder 1
PEO Treasurer
1965-1970
Box 3 Folder 2
PEO Foundation
1969-1978
Box 3 Folder 3
PEO Pending
1964-1968
Box 3 Folder 4
Materials for Executive Secretary
1968-1970
Box 3 Folder 5
Done
1968-1971
Box 3 Folder 6
PEO Organizing (chapters)
Box 3 Folder 7
Chapter contracts
1965-1970
Box 3 Folder 8
Potential interested organizations
1968
Box 3 Folder 9
PEO mailing
1975
Box 3 Folder 10
PEO - Solicitations
1964-1969
Box 3 Folder 11
PEO - Reproduction
1967-1969
Box 3 Folder 12
Conference call layout
1968
Box 3 Folder 13
PEO elections
1967-1970
Box 3 Folder 14
PEO Policy Committee ballot, March 16 positions
1968
Box 3 Folder 15
Program outline
1966
Box 3 Folder 16
Policy statement
August 1968
Box 3 Folder 17
PEO Policy Committee meeting
May 25-26, 1968
Box 3 Folder 18
Letter to Policy Committee member
December 23, 1968
Box 3 Folder 19
PEO Policy Committee
1966-1969
Box 3 Folder 20
PEO Conclave
1974-1976
Box 3 Folder 21
PEO Internal
1969
Box 3 Folder 22
PEO Funding proposal - 10 cities background
1966
Box 3 Folder 23
PEO - 10 cities
1966
Box 3 Folder 24
PEO Model Cities proposal
1968
Box 3 Folder 25
Tenants Rights proposal
1966, 1967
Box 3 Folder 26
PEO in Pittsburgh
1968
Box 3 Folder 27
Hartman case
1970
Box 3 Folder 28
PEO consultants list
Undated
Box 3 Folder 29
Press release scoring lack of C.P.D. minorities
February 17, 1969
Box 3 Folder 30
Blueprint for Integrated Education
1965
Box 3 Folder 31
PEO - Letter to Mrs. Flatow
Box 3 Folder 32
ALPA report
1966-1969
Box 3 Folder 33
PEO Advocacy cases requests
1968
Box 3 Folder 34
Crisis in rent control
1967
Box 3 Folder 35
Communities of Tomorrow, Town & Country Alliance
1967, 1968
Box 3 Folder 36
10 Cities proposal, Summer
1966
Box 3 Folder 37
Harlem TV programs
c. 1970
Box 3 Folder 38
PEO requests file
1964-1965
Box 3 Folder 39
PEO Program Committee
1966-1968
Box 3 Folder 40
Nixon Administration Urban problem report card
1970
Box 3 Folder 41
Local planning - Local controls press release
1970
Box 3 Folder 42
Press release
April 6, 1970
Box 3 Folder 43
Harvard Urban Field Service, Hartman
1970
Box 3 Folder 44
1st Annual Conference - Proceedings
1966
Box 3 Folder 45
Rent control fact sheet #7
1970
Box 3 Folder 46
4th Annual Conference
1970
Box 3 Folder 47
Resolutions for ASPO, Actions
1970
Box 3 Folder 48
Dues schedule
Undated
Box 3 Folder 49
1969 PEO Policy Committee reports and minutes
Box 3 Folder 50
Women and Planning
1970
Box 3 Folder 51
Jobs for Advocates
Undated
Box 3 Folder 52
Covering letter for demand for Planning Services
1969
Box 3 Folder 53
Special Award: Hartman
1970
Box 3 Folder 54
Release, April 15, 1971, Watchdogging public agencies
1971
Box 3 Folder 55
Steering Committee letter re: lunch meeting
1973
Box 3 Folder 56
5th Annual Conference (announcement),
1971
Box 3 Folder 57
Steering Committee letter
April 1974
Box 3 Folder 58
Preliminary proposal for 1974 meeting
October 1973
Box 3 Folder 59
Press release, Hartman citations
April 4, 1970
Box 3 Folder 60
Press release, PEO Conference, New York
April 7, 1970
Box 3 Folder 61
Policy statement PEO (2nd Annual Conference)
1968
Box 3 Folder 62
Blank sheets "News from ... PEO"
Box 3 Folder 63
6th Annual PEO announcement
1972
Box 3 Folder 64
Master plan policies for the people
c. 1969
Box 3 Folder 65
Task Force on New York Critique, PEO 4th Annual Conference
1970
Box 3 Folder 66
Press release, make-up of City Planning Committee, 1970
December 1970
Box 3 Folder 67
PEO Archives (photos, buttons, embosser, etc.)
Box 3 Folder 68
Clarence Funnyé: The Man and His Views
c. 1970