RG 94, Arlingtonians for a Better County (ABC) Organizational Records

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RG 94, Arlingtonians for a Better County (ABC) Organizational Records

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A Brief Look at the History of the Civil Rights Movement in Arlington by Kevin Sweeny
4 page document discussing the national civil rights movement and the struggle for desegregation in Arlington. Backs of pages include a program of a dinner and dance, a salute of the Arlington Young Democrats by the Arlington County Board Democrats,…

The Kiss of Death
Pro-Segregation literature on the basis of anti-Russian American identity and white supremacy

The $64,000 Question
Mailer campaigning for the election of Convention Candidates - Ralph Kaul, David Krupsaw, Barnard Joy, Barbara Riches, James Stockard - to the Arlington County Board and School Board, rather than the A.I.M. candidates. 7 pages

What I Think About Segregation, Integration, and the Public Schools, by Leo Ubanske
Document by County Board member Leo Urbanske stating his commitment to public schools and Arlington County.

Dear Thrifton Neighbor
Letter from Thrifton residents, with Mrs. Henle and Mrs. King's names and phone numbers listed as people to contact urging a vote against the referendum.

As Voters in Lyon Park
Document containing statements of residents of Lyon Park, with names and addresses, declaring why they will be voting against the referendum and urging neighbors to join them. Two pages

Congressional Record, Proceedings and Debates of the 84th Congress, First Session
Remarks made by Representative Watkins Abbitt on Thursday, June 9, 1955. Rep. Abbitt reads a statement prepared by the Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties, an organization formed in opposition to the Supreme Court's ruling…

Unsigned Letter to Senator Charles Fenwick
Unsigned letter to Senator Charles Fenwick to ask him to oppose amending the state constitution.

Request for Action by Northern Virginia Voters, Public Schools are Immediately Threatened
Mailing urging recipients to call or write to Northern Virginia Delegates and Senators to oppose calling a constitutional convention.

Will Virginia's Public School System Be Destroyed If Recommendations of the Gray Commission are Carried Out?
Mailing by Jack Orndorff to Virginia voters asking them to research and consider the impact of the proposed change to the Virginia Constitution before voting in the referendum. 2 pages

Letter from Leo Urbanske
Letter from Leo Urbanske urging a vote against the referendum.

Virginia Society for Preservation of Public Schools, Information Sheet on Referendum Monday
Information Sheet compiled and published by the Virginia Society for Preservation of Public Schools against amending the constitution and tuition grants. 15 pages

Letter from Leo Urbanske
Letter from Leo Urbanske urging a vote against the Constitutional Convention referendum.

Letter from the Committee of Mothers of the Madison Precinct
Letter from the Committee of Mothers of the Madison Precinct urging a vote against the Constitutional Convention referendum.

Letter from Dean Brundage, Vienna, Virginia
Letter from candidate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention on March 5, 1956 explaining his position against amending Section 141 of the constitution.

District of Columbia Industrial Union Council
Letter from the Virginia State Industrial Union Council on District of Columbia Council stationary urging union members to vote against the Constitutional Convention referendum on January 9th. 4 pages. Back of last page has handwritten names written…

Fact Sheet for Voters
Fact sheet issued by Citizens Committee for School Improvement against the referendum for a Constitutional Convention on January 9th.

Save Our Schools Committee of Arlington
Letter from the Save Our Schools Committee of Arlington to the public regarding the referendum on January 9th. Two pages

Letter to Mr. Leo Urbanske of the Arlington County Board from Robert J. Johnson
Letter from Robert Johnson, managing director of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, updating Leo Urbanske of the Arlington County Board of a recent resolution passed by the Chamber. Attached is Resolution by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce that the…

Address of Thos. B. Stanley, Governor, to the General Assembly
Address of the Governor to the General Assembly submitting a bill for a referendum on holding a Constitutional Convention to amend Section 141 of the Constitution of Virginia. 4 pages