New York: Foundation for Change, Inc., 1969.
Unbound. A small archive of material from the 1960s New York non-profit Foundation for Change. All items near fine with slight edgewear and creases from mailing. The ephemera includes pamphlets, reprinted articles, and printed letters detailing the foundation’s mission statement and education material to promote their group all housed in an envelope of a presumed potential member, with the name blacked out. One letter explains that Foundation for Change is “a new, privately-funded, non-profit, tax-exempt, educational foundation designed to develop public understanding and support for minority needs and aspirations in the New York Metropolitan area.” It continues, “poverty and racism are two ugly aspects of a society which has not chosen to use its wealth and resources to meet the pressing needs of all its citizens.” The foundation’s goal was to garner white support for “Black and Puerto Rican” minorities to combat economic hardship and bigotry. Throughout this material are educational tools to be used to understand the problems faced by these groups and to ultimately work to “eradicate poverty and racism.” This includes quizzes, book lists, and scholarly essays on welfare, African-American education, and school reform.
A modest but interesting collection of literature detailing the work of a New York non-profit advocating for African-Americans and other minorities in the 1960s.
1. *Most New Yorkers Would Flunk This Quiz – How do You Score? 10 True or False Facts about Welfare*. New York: Foundation for Change, [no date]. Pamphlet. One quarto sheet folded twice to make six pages.
2. *Can You Can Your Teachers Can Your Friends Can Your Students Pass This Soul Quiz on Famous Black Americans?* New York: Foundation for Change, [no date]. One quarto sheet folded twice to make six pages.
3. SMITH, Jean. *Black Power and Me*. New York: Foundation for Change, [no date]. Three loose quarto sheets folded to page 12. First published in *Redbook*.
4. VORSPAN, Albert. *Ten Ways Out for Tired Liberals*. New York: Foundation for Change, [no date]. Two yellow quarto sheets printed both sides and stapled at one corner.
5. COHEN, S. Alan. *Local Control and the Cultural Deprivation Fallacy*. New York: Foundation for Change / Phi Delta Kappa, 1969. Two green folio sheets printed both sides and stapled at one corner. Creased at the bottom from mailing.
6. ROGERS, David. *David Rogers Answers Questions on Community Control of Schools*. New York: Foundation for Change / Manhattan Tribune, 1969. One tabloid sheet printed both sides, reprint interview from the *Manhattan Tribune*. Creased from folding as issued.
7. *Have YOU a Squawk About New York? Rents? Traffic? Hospitals? Welfare? Pollution? Et cetera?...* New York: Foundation for Change, [no date]. Folio sheet folded twice to make eight pages.
8. FERRY, W.H. *Does an All-Black College Make Educational Sense?* New York: Foundation for Change / The Center Magazine, 1969. Two blue quarto sheets printed both sides and stapled at the top.
9. *Foundation for Change Offers: A Parents’ Guide to Textbooks and the Black American: Reading ‘Riting & Racism*. New York: Foundation for Change, [circa 1969]. Folio and quarto sheets of various colors and printed both sides. A packet totaling 12 pages.
10. HOFFMAN, Lyla and Beatrice Schutz. Foundation for Change Inc. Memo. New York: Foundation for Change, [circa 1969]. Informational letters about the organization.
11. HOFFMAN, Lyla, Beatrice Schutz, Robert E. Yuhnke. Printed Letter. New York: Foundation for Change, [circa 1969]. Letter sent with information packet.
12. ["Staff"]. for Foundation for Change. Printed Letter. New York: Foundation for Change, [circa 1969]. Letter accompanying the Parent's Kit.