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Papers donated by Norman Goldfarb, Director, and former Co-Chairman, 1964-1982

Identifier: Series II

Scope and Contents

Citizens' Council on Human Relations (CCHR) took an active role in seeking to end discrimination, particularly against African-Americans, in Buffalo. The subject files, consisting of correspondence, news clippings, policy statements, printed materials, and speech notes, reflect the actions CCHR undertook in this role. There are also organization files, consisting of by-laws, newsletters and membership lists, which reflect the internal workings of CCHR itself.

During the years 1964-1972, the major institutions and activities in which CCHR fought against discrimination were: private clubs - particularly fighting to integrate the Buffalo Athletic Club and to have the all-black Golden Tee Club accepted in tournaments; construction and other employment - concentrating on the Amherst campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Main Place Mall; education - aiming to create quality integrated education in Buffalo, involving fights over bussing, portable classrooms, and middle schools.

These activities involved the CCHR with the State Commission for Human Rights and the Buffalo Commission on Human relations, as well as organizations involved in civil rights, the SUNY Urban Center, and summer youth programs.


  • 1964-1982


Terms of Access

The Citizens' Council on Human Relations Records are open for research.


From the Collection: 10.43 Linear Feet (24 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials



The files are arranged by subject and then alphabetically. Materials within each folder and arranged chronologically, with undated materials placed at the beginning.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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