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2. Social Justice and Political Activities, 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1981)



This series documents Phyllis M. Ryan's work for social justice causes and political campaigns during the 1960s and 1970s. Records are arranged according to the organizations with which she was affiliated. In particular, the series documents the evolution of her social justice activities commencing with her support for civil rights (including movements against racial discrimination in housing and local public schools), continuing with advocacy of prison reform and welfare rights, and leading to efforts for disability rights. It includes press releases, media coverage, correspondence, reports, newsletters, campaign literature, and administrative records of civil rights organizations, social justice movements, and political candidates.


  • 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1981)

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 10.45 cubic feet (11 containers)


From the Collection: English



Physical Description

5.8 cubic ft.


Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US