WHCF Subject File - HU: Human Rights

According to the White House Central Files manual, this category was for "material pertaining to human and civil rights, the promotion and denial of such rights, discrimination or discriminatory practices and matters relating to segregation, ideologies and voting rights, including communications from the public expressing views or complaints about such matters."


HU: Human Rights
Executive 200 pp. / General 100 pp.
Material on the protection or violation of civil rights, especially in the U.S., and the Privacy Act of 1974 in particular.

HU 1: Citizenship
Executive 130 pp. / General 100 pp.
Material on restoration of citizenship to General Robert E. Lee and miscellaneous items, especially cross references, concerning naturalization and citizenship.

HU 2: Equality
Executive 2250 pp. / General 1125 pp.
Material on equal economic, social, and political rights for racial and ethnic groups, especially Blacks and Spanish-speaking Americans; and White House relations with these groups. Also included is some material on the U.N. resolution on Zionism, the Arab boycott of firms dealing with Israel, and 1976 campaign strategy for capturing the ethnic vote.

HU 2-1: Education - Schooling
Executive 900 pp. / General 400 pp.
Material on equality in education, especially forced busing to achieve racial balance and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibited sex discrimination at educational institutions receiving federal aid.

HU 2-1/ST#:Education - Schooling/ (by state)
Executive 425 pp. / General 250 pp.
Material on busing problems in specific communities, primarily Louisville, Kentucky (ST 17); Boston, Massachusetts (ST 21); and Ferndale, Michigan (ST 22). Arranged by state.

HU 2-2: Employment
Executive 775 pp. / General 500 pp.
Material on job discrimination by age, race, sex, or ethnic background. specific topics include Affirmative Action programs, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the question of mandatory retirement.

HU 2-3: Housing
Executive 40 pp. / General 30 pp.
Material on housing problems such as redlining, federal housing programs, and violations of the Civil Rights Code.

HU 2-4: Voting
Executive 155 pp. / General 25 pp.
Material on extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, with miscellaneous additional items and many cross references relating to voting rights.

HU 2-4/ST#: Voting/(by state)
Executive none / General 4 pp.
Items on voter rights in San Francisco, California and the state of Colorado.

HU 2-5: Women
Executive 1575 pp. / General 940 pp.
Material on women's rights issues such as ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, implementation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and International Women's Year Activities. Included are a list of Ford Administration actions re women's rights to 4/30/76 and a list of women in federal government executive positions.

HU 3: Freedoms
Executive 20 pp. / General 60 pp.
Miscellaneous items, primarily cross references and correspondence with the general public, concerning freedom of religion and the press, and the right of privacy.

HU 3-1: Civil Disturbances - Riots
Executive 10 pp. / General 2 pp.
Miscellaneous items, primarily cross references, on civil disturbances and legal demonstrations, including a demonstration by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

HU 3-1/LG: Civil Disturbances - Riots/(by local government)
Executive 65 pp. / General 30 pp.
Miscellaneous items concerning civil disturbances and legal demonstrations in specific locales, especially the District of Columbia. Materials are sub- divided by name of local government or, for the District of Columbia, by file code FG 106.

HU 3-2: Campus Disturbances
This file category was not used.

HU 4: Genocide
Executive 80 pp. / General 10 pp.
Material on genocide, especially public opinion on U.S. acceptance of a U.N. genocide convention, and one item on managing terrorist threats of mass destruction.

HU 5: Ideologies
Executive 290 pp. / General 1750 pp.
Expressions of goodwill and patriotism and proposals to stimulate patriotism, offered by adults, children, and organizations. Also included are protests against the U.N. resolution equating Zionism and racism.

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