Materials relating primarily to Pottinger’s work on civil rights matters in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (1970-1973), and the Department of Justice (1973-1977) during the Nixon and Ford administrations. The collection documents the investigation and enforcement of various civil rights issues, including: desegregation, busing, women’s rights, affirmative action, education, employment, government surveillance, Kent State, and Wounded Knee.
56.4 linear feet (ca. 112,000 pages)
The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming, which had acquired the papers as a gift from Mr. Pottinger. When the AHC redefined its collecting scope, it donated the collection to the Ford Library with the support of Mr. Pottinger (accession number: 2006-NLF-030)
Open with some items temporarily restricted under terms of the donor's deed of gift, a copy of which is available on request, or under National Archives and Records Administration general restrictions (36 CFR 1256).
Works prepared by U.S. Government employees as part of their official duties are in the public domain. The copyrights to materials written by other individuals or organizations are presumed to remain with them.
Prepared by Valerie S. Hinojosa, November 2007
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