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Frances Fox Piven Papers, 1957 - 2011 [ongoing]
157 boxes (123.25 linear ft. )
Collection number: MS 238

Abstract:
Professor, political science and political activist. The material in the Frances Fox Piven Papers, which includes correspondence, organization files, speeches, and writings, reflects her involvement as both an academic and activist concerned with community development, poverty, the welfare state and urban reform. Organizations documented include the American Civil Liberties Union, Mobilization for Youth, and the National Welfare Rights Organization. Correspondents include June Jordan, Michael Harrington, and Senator Paul Wellstone.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Restricted Access: permission is required from the donor to use this collection. Contact the SSC for more information.

New, unprocessed accessions are closed until processed; Piven's personal correspondence is closed for fifty years from its date of creation; and letters of reference are closed for twenty years from their date of creation.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Frances Fox Piven's papers. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Widely recognized as one of America's most thoughtful and provocative commentators on America's social welfare system, Frances Fox Piven, political scientist, activist, and educator, was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1932. She came to the U.S. in 1933 and was naturalized in 1953, the same year she received her B.A. in City Planning from the University of Chicago. She also received her M.A. (1956) and Ph.D. (1962) from the University of Chicago. While married to Herman Piven, she had a daughter, Sarah. After a brief stint in New York as a city planner, she became a research associate at one of the country's first anti-poverty agencies, Mobilization for Youth -- a comprehensive, community-based service organization on New York City's Lower East Side. At its height the organization coordinated more than fifty experimental programs designed to reduce poverty and crime. A 1965 paper entitled "Mobilizing the Poor: How It Can Be Done," launched Piven and her co-author, Columbia University professor Richard Cloward, into an ongoing national conversation on the welfare state. Piven and Cloward's collaborative work came to influence both careers, and the two eventually married. Their early work together provided a theoretical base for the National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO), the first in a long line of grass-roots organizations in which Piven acted as founder, advisor, and/or planner. Piven taught in the Columbia University School of Social Work from 1966 to 1972. From 1972 to 1982 she was a professor of political science at Boston University. In 1982 she joined the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has co-authored with Richard Cloward Regulating the Poor: The Functions of Public Welfare (1971); The Politics of Turmoil: Essays on Poverty, Race and the Urban Crisis (1974); Poor People's Movements (1977); The New Class War (1982); The Mean Season (1987); Why Americans Don't Vote (1988); and The Breaking of the American Social Compact (1997), as well as dozens of articles, both with Cloward and independently, in scholarly and popular publications.

Piven is known equally for her contributions to social theory and for her social activism. Over the course of her career, she has served on the boards of the ACLU and the Democratic Socialists of America, and has also held offices in several professional associations, including the American Political Science Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems. In the 1960s, Piven worked with welfare-rights groups to expand benefits; in the eighties and nineties she campaigned relentlessly against welfare cutbacks. A veteran of the war on poverty and subsequent welfare-rights protests both in New York City and on the national stage, she has been instrumental in formulating the theoretical underpinnings of those movements. In Regulating the Poor , Piven and Cloward argued that any advances the poor have made throughout history were directly proportional to their ability to disrupt institutions that depend upon their cooperation. This academic commentary proved useful to George Wiley and the NWRO as well as a great many other community organizers and urban theorists. Since 1994, Piven has led academic and activist opposition to the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996," (known as the Personal Responsibility Act), appearing in numerous public forums, from television's Firing Line to the U.S. Senate, to discuss the history of welfare and the potential impact of welfare reform initiatives.

In corollary activity, Piven's study of voter registration and participation patterns found fruition in the 1983 founding of the HumanSERVE (Human Service Employees Registration and Voter Education) Campaign. The Campaign's registration reform effort culminated in the 1994 passage of the National Voter Registration Act, or the "Motor-Voter" bill, designed to increase voter registration, especially among low-income groups.

Michael Harrington, whose book The Other America helped focus the nation's attention on poverty in the early 1960s, has said that Piven is "one of the few academics who bridge the world of scholarship and the world of activism." Of this mix, Piven herself has said: "One informs the other, energizes the other . . . There are dimensions of political life that can't be seen if you stay on the sidelines or close to the top . . ." The larger significance of both activism and academics in Piven's life can be gleaned from her remark that such work "also has to do with comradeship and friendship, . . . with being part of the social world in which you live and trying to make some imprint on it, . . . with the real satisfaction of throwing in with the ordinary people who have always been the force for humanitarian social change."

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frances Fox Piven Papers (circa 1957-), extending 72 linear feet, are primarily professional, though they also contain some personal materials.

The collection consists of correspondence with colleagues, editors and publishers, students and friends; teaching materials; organization and subject files; and speeches and writings, reflecting her work as both an academic and activist in the areas of urban social welfare, poverty, and public policy. Taken together, Piven's papers offer a comprehensive critique of the welfare state, from Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty to the present, and ongoing efforts, acute in the late 1990s, to reform it. Other important and related subject areas illuminated throughout her papers include voting and voter registration (see especially SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE-HumanSERVE); community development (largely in New York City); working-class political activity; housing rights, reform, and homelessness in New York City (see especially course files in SERIES III. TEACHING; SERIES V. WRITING; and SERIES VII. SUBJECTS); campus politics (especially regarding Columbia University, Boston University, and the City University of New York); civil rights; and United States social and economic policies. Papers throughout the collection also pertain to Piven's co-author and husband, Columbia University School of Social Work Professor Richard A. Cloward. Substantial material documents Piven and Cloward's role in the founding and development of Mobilization for Youth and HumanSERVE (see SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE). Several correspondents are significant both for the extent of their correspondence with Piven and for their prominence on the national stage. These include poet June Jordan, scholars and activists Howard Zinn and Rosalyn Feldberg, and Senator Paul Wellstone. Other correspondence with significant figures throughout the social sciences and national social policy forums is scattered throughout the collection, and includes Chester Hartman, Sam Bass Warner, S.M. Miller, Herbert Gans, Ira Katznelson, Frank Reissman, Todd Gitlin, Nancy Chodorow, Donna Shalala, and Michael Lipsky.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

Restricted Access: permission is required from the donor to use this collection. Contact the SSC for more information.

New, unprocessed accessions are closed until processed; Piven's personal correspondence is closed for fifty years from its date of creation; and letters of reference are closed for twenty years from their date of creation.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to Frances Fox Piven's papers. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use."

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Frances Fox Piven Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

Additional Formats

Selections from the Frances Fox Piven Papers can be viewed in the Web exhibit Agents of Social Change: New Resources on 20th-century Women's Activism .

History of the Collection

Frances Fox Piven began donating her papers to the Sophia Smith Collection in 1988 and will continue to add to the collection.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected.

Processing Information

Processed by Marla Miller, 1998.

Recent additions to this collection are unprocessed and are not reflected in the finding aid.


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Series Descriptions
(1970- )
1.25 linear feet.

This series includes mainly clippings documenting Piven's roles as a public figure and activist/academic. Articles gathered here report specifically on Piven's activities or record her views on the issues and events at hand. Also included are interviews with Piven, occasionally accompanied by Richard Cloward. These materials provide insight into and some overview of the main activities in which Piven was involved over the course of her career, from the 1960s work of the Poverty/Rights Action Center and NWRO to academe's response to the 1996 Personal Responsibility Act (Additional interviews can be found in SERIES VIII. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS.)

1962-
9.75 linear feet.

This series spans Piven's entire professional career. Letters between Piven and the editors of scholarly and popular publications, colleagues throughout the U.S. and abroad, and present and former students illustrate Piven's broad influence on the fields of sociology, urban planning, and political science. Some portion of this correspondence is addressed to both Piven and Richard A. Cloward, and some was initially addressed to Cloward and subsequently referred to Piven, shedding some light on the evolution and character of their collaboration. In addition to Cloward, this series contains correspondence with other significant figures throughout the social sciences. Correspondents include national political figures and commentators such as Ira Glasser (Executive Director of the ACLU), Donna Shalala, and Barbara Ehrenreich (see also SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE--Campaign for Media Fairness in Welfare). Other significant signatories include Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Tom Hayden, Joseph P. Kennedy II, and Milton Friedman.

The materials contained herein, which include letters both to and from Piven as well as clippings, writings, and reports attached to the correspondence, are divided into three subseries: General, Individuals, and Personal. The General correspondence, comprising the bulk of these materials, is arranged chronologically. Letters of reference, boxed separately, are closed for twenty years from their date of creation. The subseries devoted to Individuals, arranged alphabetically, contains correspondence that is significant both for its duration and extent, and for the prominence of the correspondent on the national stage. Correspondents here include poet June Jordan (see also SERIES V. WRITING, regarding Piven's 1974 paper, "Planning for Women in the Central City" and SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE--Mobilization for Youth, for what appears to be Jordan, then June Meyer), scholars and activists Howard Zinn and Rosalyn Feldberg, and Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN). (For other material pertaining to Wellstone, see SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE--Campaign for Media Fairness on Welfare). Three items from Michael Harrington are also located here. (Piven's correspondence with Susan Tichanuk is closed until Tichanuk's death).

The Personal correspondence is largely correspondence between Piven and members of her family. Much of this material is from Piven's niece, Sarah Keller. One folder contains correspondence from Piven's daughter, Sarah Piven. There appears to be little if any correspondence from Piven's sister, noted MIT Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science Evelyn Fox Keller.

Additional correspondence is distributed throughout the collection: e.g., for correspondence pertaining to her employment at Columbia University see SERIES III. TEACHING; for correspondence pertaining to her work with the American Civil Liberties Union, see SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE.

Piven usually clipped together sets of related documents and brief exchanges of letters, and that arrangement has been retained throughout the correspondence, filed by the most recent date. Correspondence for which the date could only be identified or approximated to the calendar year is placed at the end of that calendar year.

1963-
4.5 linear feet.

This series consists of correspondence, reports, memoranda, and course materials (including lecture notes, syllabi, clippings, etc) from Piven's positions at a wide variety of institutions, including Columbia University, Boston University, Brooklyn College, LaGuardia Community College, New York University Law School, the University of Amsterdam, the University of California, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna, the University of Bologna, and the City University of New York. It is arranged in four subseries: Columbia University (1965-1972), Boston University (1972-1982), the City University of New York (1982-present), and a final subseries devoted to her Visiting professorships. Each subseries includes administrative files, correspondence, and course materials, and is arranged by type of material or subject. Course materials, which includes syllabi, exams, lecture notes, reading lists, and clipping files, record Piven's pedagogical approach to subjects from "Big City Politics" and "Movements of the Poor" to "The Future of American Housing Policy" and "The Politics of Social Welfare." These materials served in part as research files for Piven on these subjects as well. There is also a set of unpublished papers, written by Columbia University students circa 1971 under Piven's supervision, pertaining to "squatters" and New York City housing. Administrative files illuminate aspects of academic life in the late twentieth century, especially student unrest on college campuses, including the 1968 "Siege of Columbia" and 1990s student activism at CUNY (see also SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE--National Student Action Union, and SERIES VIII. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, for a circa 1996 videocassette about student activism at CUNY); academic freedom (see also SERIES V. WRITINGS, for Piven's 1982 paper, "The Myth of Academic Freedom"); and university politics.

(circa 1964- )
11.5 linear feet.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and content:

This series, the largest in the Piven papers, documents the host of advisory and editorial boards on which Piven served, the organizations she helped to found and direct, and the public forums in which she appeared. That she described these activities as "community service" itself sheds some light on the way in which she viewed the application of her scholarly work. The series is arranged alphabetically, and documents her contributions to dozens of projects, conferences, programs, and organizations, from the American Political Science Association to the Yale Law and Policy Review. Piven's level of participation in these organizations varied, from the review of a single grant proposal to active, longterm involvement on boards and committees. In the latter case, several boxes of materials each document Piven's work in the Mobilization for Youth project (MFY), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), HumanSERVE, and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

Mobilization for Youth was conceived at a 1957 board meeting of the prestigious Henry Street Settlement House when members planned an "overall attack" on juvenile delinquency. For the next four years organizers drafted reports and proposals, seeking short- and long-term funding, which MFY ultimately secured from the National Institute for Mental Health, the President's committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime, the City of New York, and the Ford Foundation. By the summer of 1963, MFY was poised to become a model for U.S. service organizations. However, following the organization's support of rent strikes and its alleged role in the "race riots" of 1964, MFY came under close and hostile scrutiny, accused of fiscal mismanagement and the subversive infiltration of its staff. Piven's files, which contain several drafts of proposals in the late 1950s and early 1960s, record those two phases in the life of the organization: the early forging of the MFY's plan of operation and its response to attacks by its critics, as well as the outcome of investigations into its staff and operations. Additional materials regarding MFY can be found in the papers of Dorothy Kenyon, also housed in the Sophia Smith Collection.

Piven's work with the MFY was closely related to her involvement in the welfare rights movement, though at present, researchers interested in the National Welfare Rights Organization and the Poverty/Action Center will find comparatively little material. Four folders in SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE document the work of the NWRO between 1966 and 1972, while one folder contains reports and publicity materials from the Poverty/Rights Action center, circa 1966. A memoranda from the founder of both organizations, George Wiley, regarding Piven's 1966 article "Desegregation: How the Ghetto Pays for the Reformer's Ideal," can be found in SERIES V. WRITINGS. Researchers may also wish to consult a folder of "Miscellaneous writings on the welfare rights movement," 1967, filed also in SERIES V, WRITINGS.

In the 1970s and 80s, Piven served as an at-large member of the ACLU Board of Directors and chaired two working committees -- Poverty and Civil Liberties, and Poverty and Constitutional Rights, both of which aimed to develop and implement ACLU policy on economic issues and rights. Though this subseries contains correspondence and memoranda from Piven's tenure on the Board of Directors, the bulk of the material pertains to the committee work. These files, arranged chronologically within committees, include administrative memoranda as well as reports and research materials on subjects studied by the committees, from homelessness to Medicaid to Reagan Administration budget cuts.

In the 1980s Piven also sat on the National Executive Committee of the Democratic Socialists of America, a national coalition of feminist, labor, civil rights, and peace activists seeking to promote a democratic socialist society. Toward that end, the DSA sponsors conferences, publishes literature, and works in and with a variety of issue-oriented and electoral campaigns. The materials Piven collected as a board member largely illuminate the internal administrative affairs of the DSA (co-chaired by Michael Harrington and Barbara Ehrenreich), from finances to membership to board and committee procedures, as well as the many programs administered and/or supported by the DSA. Issues on the table during these years include U.S. presence in Central America, arms control, immigration, poverty, and racism. Over time, concern turned toward national health care, reproductive rights, and social welfare policies. These folders, dating from 1983 to 1993, are generally arranged chronologically.

The papers pertaining to HumanSERVE, which Piven helped found in 1983, include correspondence; memoranda; and several folders of clippings, articles, reports, and other data pertaining to voter registration and turnout. The purpose of HumanSERVE was to dramatically open the political system by making voter registration available through thousands of public and voluntary agencies. The national board of HumanSERVE circulated newspaper clippings, reports, studies, proposals, and memoranda pertaining to voter registration and participation among board members, and Piven, as one of the organization's founders, also gathered similar data for her own research and writing. When possible, packets of such materials sent together in preparation, for example, for national board meetings, have been preserved, with the remainder filed in general files by date. Research materials -- largely reports, clippings, and memoranda - are distributed throughout the HumanSERVE files and track voter registration and participation from 1982 through 1989. In 1984, HumanSERVE joined the "Campaign for Full Political Participation," a larger effort toward universal enfranchisement, chaired by Lani Guinier, staff counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. This effort brought together several groups in which Piven was involved, including the Association for Community Activism Now (ACORN) and the ACLU. Several of these files relate to an 1986 lawsuit against the State of California contending that local officials must seek to remedy, with aggressive outreach programs, unequal registration rates between demographic groups.

Studies, reports and proposals produced by numerous professional, scholarly, activist, commercial, and/or service organizations are scattered throughout the series. They are about issues such as voter turnout in the 1980s elections, "Building a Feminist Economic Program," and "The Law and Sexual Freedom." Professional conference materials are filed by the name of the sponsoring organization. Of special interest are several folders of materials surrounding the founding of two contemporary welfare-rights advocacy initiatives, the Campaign for Media Fairness on Welfare (1991-) and the Committee of 100 (1995-), as well as several folders of material documenting other welfare reform lobbying activities in response to the Personal Responsibility Act (filed as "Welfare reform--lobbying activity"). Piven also commented on several scripts for documentaries, the proposals and text of which, along with Piven's commentary, are filed under the production company. One box contains material related to Piven's work in the mid-1980s with "Policy Alternatives for the Caribbean and Central America" (PACCA), a group which monitored and worked to shape U.S. foreign policy.

In some instances, researchers are directed to related material in separate series. For example, the 1989 CUNY conference on Popular Power in Post-Industrial Society resulted in the publication of Labor-Parties in Post-Industrial Societies. Correspondence, memoranda, and budgetary material pertaining to the conference is found in this series, as well as drafts of conference papers submitted by participants, along with Piven's commentary. Subsequent drafts of the conference papers, as they were being edited for publication by Piven, as well as her editorial correspondence with the authors, are found in SERIES V. WRITINGS. Similarly, correspondence pertaining to Piven's radio and television appearances are generally filed in this series, while video and audio cassette tapes of these appearances can be found in SERIES VIII. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL.

(circa 1962- )
6 linear feet.

Scope and content:

This series contains two subseries: Books, unpublished and published; and Articles and papers. Both published and unpublished work are arranged chronologically, beginning with Piven's unpublished doctoral dissertation. Both subseries include correspondence, drafts, offprints, reviews, publicity materials, and in many instances the publications themselves. The first subseries contains materials pertaining to book-length manuscript entitled "Urban Fiscal Crisis," including correspondence, research materials and funding proposals generated by a collaborative project with Roger Friedland and Robert Alford on urban fiscal crisis as well. The second subseries contains articles and conference papers written between 1962 and the present. These are arranged chronologically, and, in some cases, with accompanying correspondence attached. An >appendix to this finding aid lists these writings by topic.

Note:

[for full citations of published work see SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL; a list of Piven's articles organized by subject appears in an >appendix to this finding aid]

(1967-1997)
5.25 linear feet.

This series includes correspondence, printed matter, travel receipts, publicity materials, notes, and texts pertaining to Piven's public speaking. These more extemporaneous talks are distinguished from Piven's more formal and usually published conference papers, generally located in SERIES V. WRITINGS. In general Piven clipped together all material that related to a particular public appearance. That arrangement has been retained; the materials are arranged chronologically according to the date of the speaking engagement.

This series contains material from Piven's public appearances for notable political and professional organizations including: American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Democratic Action, American Jewish Congress, American Political Science Association, American Sociological Association, Berkshire Forum, Bertha Capen Reynolds Society, Child Study Association of America, Democratic Socialists of America, HumanSERVE, Institute for Policy Studies, Junior League of New York City, Lawyers' Guild, League for Industrial Democracy, League of Women Voters, NAACP Legal Defense Fund., Inc., National Association of Social Workers, National Coalition for the Homeless, National Feminist Majority, National Organizers' Alliance, National Organization for Women, National Welfare Rights Organization, New Party, Planned Parenthood, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Women Strike for Peace, and the YWCA. [For additional material on the ACLU, APSA, and other organizations with which Piven was most closely involved, see also SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE.]

The series contains correspondence from several notable signatories including: Illinois Senator Paul Douglas (1968); New York Secretary of State March Fong Eu (1989); Lani Guinier (1987); Jesse Jackson (1995); Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1968); Vermont Congressmen Bernard Sanders (1995); Eleanor Smeal (1996); historian Louise Tilly (1991); and sociologist William Julius Wilson (1989).

(circa 1950- )
1.25 linear feet.

This comparatively small series contains primarily published and printed materials collected by Piven. The bulk of this material pertains to welfare rights, welfare reform, housing rights, and housing reform. Additional files reflect Piven's interest in other subjects, from Cuba under Castro to urban unrest to educational segregation. These files are arranged alphabetically by topic.

(1987- )
3 linear feet.

This series is arranged in two subseries: Videotapes and Audiotapes. The Videotapes are grouped by subject (welfare reform, voter registration, and general topics) and then arranged chronologically. They record Piven's television appearances in the 1980s and 1990s. Most of these programs were produced by CUNY-TV or other local access stations in New York. More than half capture Piven in debate with others interested in welfare reform, while the remainder record her assessment of electoral politics and voter participation, as well as her views on more general topics like "The American Dream," family values and political culture, and the work ethic in American life. The Audiotapes document similar events. Six record sessions at the 1989 conference Popular Power in Post-Industrial Society. The remainder, organized chronologically, record other conference sessions, classroom presentations, and more of Piven's appearances on talk shows, largely to debate welfare reform initiatives.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL
(1970- )


Lists of speeches and publications and curriculum vitae,
1971-1998

Box 1: folder 1
Newspaper clippings and other printed material



1964-97, n.d.

Box 1: folder 2-8
Interviews



Note:
U.S. Health Services, for the Foundation for Child Development: transcript,
1973

Box 1: folder 9
Voter registration, for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom: transcript,
1973

Box 1: folder 10
Voter registration, for The Body Politic,Vol. 6, No. 2,
1976

Box 1: folder 11
"An Interview with Frances Fox Piven," Social Policy, Vol. 22
(Spring 1992)

Box 1: folder 12
Urban politics and crisis, Liberation, transcript,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Welfare reform, for City Pages, Vol. 18, No. 856
(1997)

Box 1: folder 14
"Social Analysis and Organizing: An Interview with Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven," for "RA": transcript for unidentified publication,
n.d.

Box 1: folder 15
SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE,
1962-


General



[includes Eunice Kennedy Shriver (12 Jan 1966) Tom Hayden (22 May 1968)]
1962-70

Box 2: folder 1-10
1971-72

Box 3: folder 1-10
1973-74

Box 4: folder 1-8
[includes Todd Gitlin (17 May 1976) and responses to Bill Moyers appearance (Mar 1976)]
1975-76

Box 5: folder 1-9
1977

Box 6: folder 1-5
[includes Joseph P. Kennedy, II (1978, n.d.)]
1978

Box 7: folder 1-5
[includes Milton Friedman (28 Sep 1979)]
1979-80

Box 8: folder 1-10
1981-82

Box 9: folder 1-10
1983-June, 1984

Box 10: folder 1-7
July, 1984-1985,

Box 11: folder 1-8
1986

Box 12: folder 1-5
1987-88

Box 13: folder 1-10
1989-90

Box 14: folder 1-10
1991-92

Box 15: folder 1-10
1993-94

Box 16: folder 1-10
1995

Box 17: folder 1-5
1996, n.d.

Box 18
1997

Box 19
Individuals



Michael Harrington,
1983-84

Box 20: folder 1
June Jordan,
1967-97

Box 20: folder 2-4
Paul Wellstone,
1968-95

Box 20: folder 5-7
Note:
Howard Zinn and Rosalyn Feldberg,
1973-97

Box 20: folder 8-9
Note:
References for colleagues and students,
1965-95

Box 21-24
Note:

(closed for 20 years after the date of creation)

Susan Tichanuk,
1979-96

Box 25: folder 1-2
Note:

(closed until Tichanuk's death)

Personal,
1968-

Box 26
Note:

(closed for 50 years after the date of creation)

SERIES III. TEACHING,
1963-


Columbia University



Employment and tenure: correspondence regarding positions,
1963-77

Box 27: folder 1
Columbia University School of Social Work: reports for Committee on Academic Appointments,
1967, 1970

Box 27: folder 2-3
Department of Political Science



"Columbia Political Science Fight": correspondence regarding Piven's possible appointment to a tenured position,
1972

Box 27: folder 4
Invitations to accept positions elsewhere,
1971-73

Box 27: folder 5
Correspondence regarding Queens College,
1974

Box 27: folder 6
Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning: correspondence regarding Piven's possible appointment to a tenured position



General,
1974-75

Box 27: folder 7
Peter Marcuse,
1974-76

Box 27: folder 8
References,
1974-75

Box 27: folder 9
Administration



General,
1970-78

Box 27: folder 10
Correspondence with students,
1977-79, n.d.

Box 27: folder 11
Campus activism: "The Siege of Columbia, "
1968-69, n.d.


Articles and clippings,
1968

Box 27: folder 12
Institutional responses,
1968-69

Box 27: folder 13
Printed materials,
n.d.

Box 27: folder 14
Reports and papers



Class rank and selective service, [includes unpublished paper, Allan Silver, "Politics and the Recreation of Columbia University," 1968]
circa 1967-68

Box 28: folder 1
Paul Nyden, "Unions and Unionization Attempts at Columbia University,"
1967

Box 28: folder 2
Columbia University published reports,
1967, 1968

Box 28: folder 3
Descriptions of the Urban Planning Program,
1973-75

Box 28: folder 4
Course materials



Evaluations,
1965-71

Box 28: folder 5
Class rosters,
1977-78

Box 28: folder 6
"Analysis of Policy Formation": syllabus, exams, and reserve list,
1977

Box 28: folder 7
"Community Organizing in the Urban Social Service System": prospectus and reading lists,
1972

Box 28: folder 8
"The Future of American Housing Policy" (Architecture 4415): correspondence and Piven's Paper, "The Government's Role in Housing,"
1977

Box 28: folder 9
"Politics of Social Welfare": outlines, memos, exams, reading lists, notes, and clippings,
1966-72

Box 28: folder 10-15
"Social Planning": notes and reading lists,
1967

Box 29: folder 1
"Social Work and Social Problems": memo, notes, and articles,
1971

Box 29: folder 2
"The Structures of the Urban Community": lecture outline, reading list, and exam,
1966

Box 29: folder 3
Unidentified



"CO4 Reprints": reprints and lecture notes,
circa 1972

Box 29: folder 4
"CO3" and "CO4" final lecture notes,
1969, 1970

Box 29: folder 5
"404": notes, clippings, papers and articles, circa
1968-72


"Education"


Box 29: folder 6
"Health"


Box 29: folder 7
"Housing"


Box 29: folder 8-9
"The University"


Box 29: folder 10
"Welfare"


Box 29: folder 11
"A Study of Squatting" (collection of student essays supervised by Piven,
circa 1971)

Box 30: folder 1-3
Boston University



Correspondence



1971-82, n.d.

Box 31: folder 1-13
Students,
1976-81

Box 31: folder 14
Troy Armstrong,
1979

Box 31: folder 15
Cynthia Hamilton,
n.d.

Box 31: folder 16
Andrew "Chip" Maxwell,
1977-79

Box 31: folder 17
Eric Schneider,
1980

Box 31: folder 18
Richard W. Sterling,
1977

Box 31: folder 19
John Tirman,
1978-80

Box 31: folder 20
Carol McClung Mueller: proposals and correspondence regarding her study of ERA activists and the women's movement,
1979-80

Box 31: folder 21
Open Enrollment Program



Sam Bass Warner: correspondence,
1972

Box 32: folder 1
General (includes proposals),
1973-75

Box 32: folder 2
Silber controversy



Clippings,
1982

Box 32: folder 3
Board of Trustees,
1980

Box 32: folder 4
Course materials



General reading lists and syllabi,
circa 1970-80

Box 32: folder 5
"Big City Politics" (P.O. 511)



Syllabi and reading lists, lecture notes, exams, and evaluations,
1973-81

Box 32: folder 6
Subject/lecture notes, clippings and reports, ca.
1977


Decentralization


Box 32: folder 7
Fiscal crisis


Box 32: folder 8
"The Changing Structure of American Government" (P.O. 606)



Syllabus, clippings, and notes,
1980

Box 32: folder 9
Collected articles and unpublished papers


Box 32: folder 10
Student paper proposals


Box 32: folder 11
"Movements of the Poor" (P.O. 625): syllabus, lecture notes, and exams,
1974-80

Box 33: folder 1-4
"The Politics of Social Welfare" (P.O. 509): syllabi, exams, notes and rosters,
1974-1981

Box 33: folder 5-7
Articles, clippings, and research notes,
1971-81

Box 33: folder 8
Lecture notes and subject files,
1975-82


Education


Box 33: folder 9
Health


Box 33: folder 10-11
Housing


Box 34: folder 1
The University


Box 34: folder 2
"The Politics of Social Welfare" (P.O. 549/509): Syllabus, exams, and lecture notes,
circa 1972-78

Box 34: folder 3
Subject/lecture notes, 509 & 707,
circa 1972-78


"The Great Society"


Box 34: folder 4
Income maintenance


Box 34: folder 5
Urban crisis


Box 34: folder 6
Housing


Box 34: folder 7
"Urban Political Issues": syllabi, exams, lecture notes, and student roster,
1980

Box 34: folder 8
City University of New York



Correspondence



General,
1984, 1996-97

Box 34: folder 9
From Bologna,
1990

Box 34: folder 10
Brian Guerre,
1984-89

Box 35: folder 1
Richard Hofrichter,
1983

Box 35: folder 2
Administration



Class rosters,
1994, 1996-97

Box 35: folder 3
Committees



Colloquium: correspondence,
1983-86

Box 35: folder 4
Curriculum: memoranda,
1982-85

Box 35: folder 5
Rutgers-Newark evaluation: correspondence, notes, memoranda, and curricula vitae,
1985-86

Box 35: folder 6
Search,
1985-86

Box 35: folder 7
Rockefeller Foundation grant, "Evaluating...Voter Registration Systems..."



Correspondence,
1992-93

Box 35: folder 8
Financial materials,
1992-93

Box 35: folder 9
City University of New York Political Science Conference: notes, memoranda, and printed material,
1991

Box 36: folder 1
"3rd Exams": correspondence and memoranda,
1983-91

Box 36: folder 2
Campus activism



Graduate Faculty for a CUNY Future: memoranda, notes, and correspondence,
1989

Box 36: folder 3
CUNY strike: notes and research materials, [includes manuscript by Piven, "What Did the Students Accomplish?"]
1990

Box 36: folder 4
CUNY Hearings: correspondence and research materials,
circa 1990

Box 36: folder 5
Equal Protection lawsuit: correspondence, memoranda, legal materials, and clippings,
1991-96

Box 36: folder 6-9
Visiting professorships and sabbaticals



Brooklyn College,
1975-76


Correspondence


Box 37: folder 1
Administration



Teaching evaluations


Box 37: folder 2
Class rosters and grade sheets


Box 37: folder 3
Course materials



Albany tutorials: correspondence


Box 37: folder 4
"Big City Politics": syllabi and course materials


Box 37: folder 5
Fieldwork seminar: syllabus, notes, programs, and correspondence


Box 37: folder 6
Greenpoint campus course: notes, syllabus, and exams


Box 37: folder 7
"Metropolitan Legal Structure": notes, articles, and unpublished materials


Box 37: folder 8
Political Science 731 and 734: notes, syllabus and exams


Box 37: folder 9
Student writings: correspondence and exams


Box 37: folder 10
Syllabi and course descriptions


Box 37: folder 11
New York University Law School



"New Perspectives on 'Deviant' Behavior": course proposal and notes,
1978

Box 37: folder 12
Correspondence,
1978

Box 37: folder 13
Sabbatical contacts


Box 37: folder 14
University of Amsterdam: correspondence and lectures,
1979-1980

Box 37: folder 15-16
Institute for Advanced Studies: correspondence and report,
1982

Box 37: folder 17
SERIES IV. COMMUNITY SERVICE
(circa 1964- )


American Civil Liberties Union



Board of Directors,



Correspondence,
1977-88

Box 38: folder 1
Memoranda,
1978-86

Box 38: folder 2
General correspondence,
1972-88, n.d.

Box 38: folder 3
Committees



Ad hoc group on Reagan budget cuts: report,
1981-82

Box 38: folder 4
Biennial Resolution No. 2/The Right to Work


Box 38: folder 5
Constitutional Rights and Economic Benefits (CREB),
1978-79

Box 38: folder 6
Poverty and Constitutional Rights



Correspondence, memoranda, minutes and reports,
1981-90

Box 39: folder 1-4
Correspondence with Robert Collins on homelessness,
1987

Box 39: folder 5
Meeting materials,
Oct 1987 and Mar 1989

Box 39: folder 6-7
Policy #318: reports and memoranda,
1988

Box 39: folder 8
Poverty Think Tank,
Sep 1987

Box 39: folder 9
Poverty and Civil Liberties



Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and reports,
1983-88

Box 40: folder 1-3
Policy #317: "Poverty and Civil Liberties"


Box 40: folder 4
Ad hoc Committee on Children's Rights


Box 40: folder 5
Equality



Discussions of economic rights,
1977

Box 40: folder 6
Memoranda,
1973, 1977

Box 40: folder 7
Economic Rights,
1981

Box 41: folder 1
Medicaid Task Force,
1983-84

Box 41: folder 2
American Political Science Association



Correspondence



General,
1975-85

Box 41: folder 3
Program Committee,
1975-76

Box 41: folder 4-5
Conference Program,
1983

Box 41: folder 6
American Sociological Association Meeting: correspondence, program, and notes,
1996

Box 41: folder 7
Association for Community Organization Now (ACORN),
1979-81

Box 40: folder 8
American Poverty Law Educational Foundation: correspondence and memoranda,
1983-84

Box 40: folder 9
Basic Systems: program, correspondence, and budget materials,
1965-66

Box 41: folder 10
Blackside, Inc.



"America's War on Poverty": correspondence and proposal,
1989

Box 41: folder 11
"Eyes on the Prize": correspondence,
1989

Box 41: folder 12
Campaign for Media Fairness on Welfare: correspondence, memoranda, financial records, and publicity materials,
1991-96, n.d.

Box 42: folder 1-4
Caucus for a New Political Science



Correspondence,
1974-75

Box 42: folder 5
Notes and memoranda re: election,
1976

Box 42: folder 6
New Political Science editorial board: correspondence,
1976-82

Box 42: folder 7
Cavtat Round Table, "Socialism and the Economy,"
1986

Box 42: folder 8
Center for Philadelphia Studies,
circa 1982


Correspondence and "A Philadelphia Prospectus, circa 1982"


Box 43: folder 1
National Consultants Comments [includes Piven's "Health and Human Services Task Force Interim Report"]


Box 43: folder 2
Citizen Involvement Network: correspondence,
1975

Box 43: folder 3
Coalition for Basic Human Needs: correspondence, testimony, and public relations materials,
circa 1979

Box 43: folder 4
Coalition on Human Needs



Correspondence,
1994

Box 43: folder 5
Funding proposals,
1994-95

Box 43: folder 6
Committee of 100: correspondence, memoranda, and printed material,
1995-97

Box 43: folder 7-9
Community Action Network Program: memo to advisory committee,
n.d.

Box 44: folder 1
Community Service Society: preliminary draft of task force report,
1986

Box 44: folder 2
Congress of Racial Equality: paper by Floyd McKissick,
1966

Box 44: folder 3
Democratic Socialists of America


Box 44
Note:
Downtown Welfare Advocacy Center: notes and memoranda,
1981-82

Box 44: folder 4
Farmworkers Justice Fund: correspondence,
1986

Box 44: folder 5
Firing Line: "Resolved: Welfare Has Done More Harm Than Good": notes, correspondence, and research materials,
1994

Box 44: folder 6
Note:
Flint Sit-Down Project: correspondence,
1986

Box 44: folder 7
Ford Foundation: correspondence,
1967

Box 44: folder 8
Hotel Tenants Rights Project: correspondence and reports,
1988-89

Box 44: folder 9
HumanSERVE


Box 44
Note:
Institute for Labor and Mental Health,
1979

Box 44: folder 10
Institute for Labor Education and Research



Correspondence,
1976-79

Box 44: folder 11
Position papers, proposals, and assorted manuscripts,
circa 1976-77

Box 44: folder 12
Funding proposal,
Jan 1977

Box 44: folder 13
Institute for New Communications roundtables, "Building a Feminist Economic Program," proposal, correspondenceand memoranda, minutes and proceedings, and final report
1983-84:

Box 44: folder 14
Institute for Policy Research: 19??


Box 44: folder 15
Institute for Policy Studies: paper by Piven and Cloward, "The Reagan Attack on the Welfare State," with comments by Marc Raskin, and news release regarding conference,
1982

Box 44: folder 16
Institute for Public Policy Research: unpublished. manuscript. by Gosta Esping-Anderson, "Equality and Work in the Post-Industrial Life Cycle," and Piven's commentary, for Reinventing the Left,
circa 1993-94

Box 44: folder 17
Democratic Socialists of America



Constitutions and amendments,
circa. 1985

Box 45: folder 1
General correspondence, memoranda and reports



1983-88

Box 45: folder 2-8
1989-93

Box 46: folder 1-2
Convention packet and publications,
1983

Box 46: folder 3-4
National Executive Committee meeting materials,
17-18 Sep 1988

Box 46: folder 5
National Board meeting materials,
11-13 Nov 1988

Box 46: folder 6
Responses to the death of Michael Harrington,
1990

Box 46: folder 7
HumanSERVE



General correspondence and memoranda



[includes Paul Wellstone, 1984]
1983-86

Box 46: folder 8-12
1986-89

Box 47: folder 1-5
National Staff meeting and mailings



1986

Box 47: folder 6-7
1987-88

Box 48: folder 1-7
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund,
1987, n.d.

Box 48: folder 8
Voter registration



Data and research materials


Box 48: folder 9
Clippings on voter registration and turnout,
1982-89

Box 49: folder 1-6
Information kits for service agencies,
1987, n.d.

Box 49: folder 7
Proposals



Program proposals,
1985-89

Box 49: folder 8-9
"Universal Enfranchisement: A National Advocacy and Public Education Campaign,"
1986-87

Box 49: folder 10
Public relations materials and poster


Box 49: folder 11
Newsletters and press releases,
circa. 1985

Box 49: folder 12
Senate testimony,
1988

Box 49: folder 13
State registration initiatives



Litigation campaign,
1984

Box 50: folder 1
California,
1986


General


Box 50: folder 2
Briefs, HumanSERVE


Box 50: folder 3
Briefs, government response


Box 50: folder 4
Clippings


Box 50: folder 5
Florida,
n.d.

Box 50: folder 6
New Jersey,
circa 1986

Box 50: folder 7
Texas,
circa 1985-89

Box 50: folder 8
Strategy Conference for Full Political Participation: agendas, reports, and memoranda,
Sep 1985

Box 50: folder 9
Reports, articles, and publications



Articles,
1984-89

Box 50: folder 10
Reports and surveys,
1985-88

Box 50: folder 11
Undated materials


Box 50: folder 12
ABC News Report, "The 1982 Vote"


Box 51: folder 1
Cloward and Piven, unpublished. manuscript, "Rising Turnout Decisive in 1984"


Box 51: folder 2
"Enhancing the Voter Participation of Traditionally Underrepresented Groups,"
Aug, 1984

Box 51: folder 3
"On Gerrymandering," UCLA Law Review,
Oct 1985

Box 51: folder 4
"Non-Voter Study, '85-'86," Ford Foundation,
Apr 1987

Box 51: folder 5
"Winning the South in 1992: A New Analysis of the 1988 Presidential Election"


Box 51: folder 6
Drafts of unidentified manuscript by Piven and Cloward,
1986, 1989

Box 51: folder 7
Institute for the Study of Socialism and Democracy: correspondence and brochure,
1983-84

Box 51: folder 8
Institute for Research on Poverty,
1976-80

Box 51: folder 9-10
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research,
1976-84

Box 51: folder 11
International League for Rights and Liberation of Peoples



circa 1977-84

Box 52: folder 1-3
circa. 1988

Box 52: folder 4
International Political Science Association World Congress, Berlin,
1994

Box 52: folder 5
International Sociological Association: Committee of Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy meeting, Budapest,
1973

Box 52: folder 6
International Sociological Association World Congress, Mexico City,
1982

Box 52: folder 7
International Sociological Association World Congress, Madrid, (re: Piven's panel: "Women and the Welfare State")
1990

Box 52: folder 8
International Sociological Association World Congress, Bielefeld,
1994

Box 52: folder 9
Jefferson Center for New Democratic Processes: correspondence, printed material, and reports, "Policy Jury on School-Based Clinics" (Minnesota) and "The St. Paul Mayoral Election,"
circa 1988

Box 53: folder 1
League of Women Voters for New York State, "CampaignWatch 1992": correspondence, press reports, press materials and reports,
1992

Box 53: folder 2
"Making Contact," "Welfare Reform and the Rural Poor," National Radio Project,
1996

Box 53: folder 3
Metropolitan Mental Health Problems Review Committee, Department. of Health, Education and Welfare: correspondence, memoranda, and reports on grant applications,
1975-79

Box 53: folder 4
Metroview, "Welfare Reform: Scapegoating Women,"
Mar 1994

Box 53: folder 5
MIT Visiting Committee: correspondence and memoranda,
1981-82

Box 53: folder 6
Mobilization for Youth


Box 53
Note:
National Student Action Union: correspondence, conference agenda, and budget proposal, [includes paper, "Organizing the Emerging Student Movement: General Principles and Organization, Strategy and Tactics"]
1989-90

Box 53: folder 7
National Union of the Homeless: correspondence and clippings,
1987

Box 53: folder 8
National Welfare Rights Organization



Publicity materials and proposal,
circa 1966

Box 53: folder 9
Printed materials, [including Hilary Rose, "Bread and Justice: the National Welfare Rights Organization," reprint, The Sociological Review Monograph, 1975]
1970-72

Box 53: folder 10
2nd National Conference materials,
1969

Box 53: folder 11
Convention materials,
1972

Box 53: folder 12
NOW Commission,
1990

Box 53: folder 13
Pacific Streets Productions



Correspondence,
1979-80

Box 54: folder 1
National Endowment for the Humanities Proposal, "The Law, the Courts, and the People,"
1982

Box 54: folder 2
"The Law and Sexual Freedom": outline and related correspondence,
1981

Box 54: folder 3
Policy Alternatives for the Caribbean and Central America


Box 54
Note:
Policy Studies Organization,
1982-88

Box 54: folder 4-5
"The Political Economy of Inflation and Unemployment," conference, Williams College,
1982

Box 54: folder 6
"Popular Power in Post-Industrial Society," CUNY Conference


Box 54
Note:
Poverty/Rights Action Center: reports and publicity materials,
1966

Box 54: folder 7
"Reconstructive Knowledge," conference, Hampshire College: correspondence, and papers,
circa 1979

Box 54: folder 8
Smith College, "Project on Women and Social Change": correspondence,
1978-82

Box 54: folder 9
Mobilization for Youth



Administration



General, [includes June Meyer (Jordan) letter]
1963-66

Box 55: folder 1
Minutes



December Meeting No. II,
1959

Box 55: folder 2
Meeting of the Head Workers,
May 1963

Box 55: folder 3
Meetings called by city administrator,
1963

Box 55: folder 4
Congressional testimony,
1963

Box 55: folder 5
Congressional hearing transcripts,
1963

Box 55: folder 6
Publicity and community relations



Early history: notes and documents [includes timeline]


Box 55: folder 7
MFY publicity,
1963

Box 55: folder 8
"Organizational Strains": reports, memoranda, and correspondence pertaining to criticism of MFY,
1963-64

Box 55: folder 9
Clippings and public relations material responding to criticism,
1964

Box 55: folder 10
Speeches and statements,
1963-65

Box 55: folder 11
Programs



General policy announcements, papers and memoranda,
circa 1961-63

Box 55: folder 12
General program material,
1962-63

Box 56: folder 1
Board of Education: correspondence and memoranda,
1963-64

Box 56: folder 3
Civil Rights movement activities,
1963-64

Box 56: folder 4
Community Organization Staff: minutes and memoranda,
1962-64

Box 56: folder 5
Housing Program: statements,
circa 1961-66

Box 56: folder 6
Legal Services Unit,
1964-65

Box 56: folder 7
Voter Registration Campaign,
1963

Box 56: folder 8
Work Program: notes, clippings, and annual report,
1963-64

Box 56: folder 9
Research



Research staff meeting minutes and memoranda,
1962-63

Box 57: folder 1
Juvenile delinquency: summary and proposal regarding research by Raymond Gould,
1955

Box 57: folder 2
Lloyd E. Ohlin: writings,
1957-64

Box 57: folder 3
Opiate addiction: correspondence and writings by Isidor Chein,
1959

Box 57: folder 4
NIMH Research reports,
1964

Box 57: folder 5
"An Exploratory Study of Voluntary Associations of the Lower East Side,"
May, 1961

Box 57: folder 6
"Five Decades of Action for Children: A History of the Children's Bureau" (Washington: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare,
1962)

Box 57: folder 7
"Report to the President," President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime,
May 1962

Box 57: folder 8
"The Lower East Side Story: Emphasizing the Mobilization Area,"
Sep 1962

Box 57: folder 9
"Training in Parent and Neighborhood Leadership Toward the Prevention and Control of Juvenile Delinquency," In Service Training Dept., NYC Youth Board,
1962-63

Box 57: folder 10
Research Center, Columbia University School of Social Work (CUSSW), "Research Program for Mobilization For Youth,"
circa 1964

Box 57: folder 11
"Master Annotated Bibliography of the Papers of Mobilization for Youth" (published, unpublished and presented at conferences)
1965

Box 57: folder 12
"Who Was Reached?: An Analysis of the Population Served by Mobilization for Youth, 1962-5" by Stephen Leeds, CUSSW


Box 57: folder 13
"Notes from the Ghetto: Papers from the MFY Experience,"
July 1966

Box 58: folder 1
"A Review of Research in conjunction with Mobilization for Youth," CUSSW,
January 1967

Box 58: folder 2
Fundraising



Department of Health, Education and Welfare



Application for Demonstration Grant,
May 1965

Box 58: folder 3
Demonstration Projects Technical Advisory Panel: minutes,
1962-63

Box 58: folder 4-6
Ford Foundation,
1964

Box 58: folder 7
National Institute of Mental Health



Children's Bureau-Delinquency Committee: transcripts of proceedings,
1959

Box 58: folder 8
Reports to the Congress on Juvenile Delinquency, prepared by the NIMH and Children's Bureau,
1960

Box 58: folder 9
Appendices,
1960

Box 58: folder 10
Site visits,
1959-65

Box 58: folder 11
Proposals,
1957-59, n.d.

Box 59: folder 1-7
"President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime": report,
1963

Box 59: folder 8
Interviews


Box 60-61
Policy Alternatives for the Caribbean and Central America (PACCA)



Correspondence,
1985-87, n.d.

Box 62: folder 1-2
Clippings and articles,
circa 1986-87

Box 62: folder 3
Domestic Roots of American Foreign Policy pamphlet series



Civil Liberties


Box 62: folder 4
The Constitution


Box 62: folder 5
Immigration


Box 62: folder 6
Labor


Box 62: folder 7
Drafts of pamphlet materials



Norma Chinchilla, "Central American Migration in the United States,"
1986

Box 62: folder 8
[Van Gosse], "The North American Front of the Central American Struggle,"
1987

Box 62: folder 9
"1985 Perspectives for Work Concerning Nicaragua,"
1985

Box 62: folder 10
"An Alternative Future for Central America,"
n.d.

Box 62: folder 11
"Five Nations/Five Realities,"
n.d.

Box 62: folder 12
Unidentified manuscript on labor unions, the international economy, and pro-worker foreign policy


Box 62: folder 13
"Popular Power in Post-Industrial Society," CUNY Conference,
Feb 1989


Conference planning correspondence,
1987-89

Box 63: folder 1
Budget materials


Box 63: folder 2
Piven's notes on conference papers


Box 63: folder 3
Post-conference correspondence with participants,
1989

Box 63: folder 4
Post-conference correspondence with Wagner Institute,
1989-90

Box 63: folder 5
Conference papers: Drafts and editorial comments, authors A-Z


Box 63: folder 63a-63b
Note:
Socialist Scholars Conference: program,
1991

Box 64: folder 1
Social Science Research Council: correspondence, memoranda, and prospectus, "Power, Culture and Place: Essays on New York City,"
circa 1982

Box 64: folder 2
Society for the Study of Social Problems,
1976-82

Box 64: folder 3-6
United Nations Expert Study Group: memorandum,
n.d.

Box 64: folder 7
Urban Social Services Research Group (Bellagio Group): correspondence,
1974-75

Box 64: folder 8
Workers' Association for Guaranteed Employment (WAGE): correspondence, funding proposal, and clippings, [Includes "A Short History of WAGE Victories"]
1982

Box 64: folder 9
Wagner Institute



Memoranda and proposals,
1987-88

Box 64: folder 10
New York City electoral study: correspondence, notes, reports, and clippings,
1988-89

Box 64: folder 11
Publications,
1989-90

Box 65: folder 1
Welfare reform/lobbying activity



Testimony, Council of the City of New York Sub-Committee on Welfare Hearings,
1967

Box 65: folder 2
Fordham University Peer Exchange Program,
1994

Box 65: folder 3
Personal Responsibility Act: organizational responses


Box 65: folder 4
General correspondence,
1994-95

Box 65: folder 5
Welfare Warriors, VisionQuest Film and Video Production: correspondence and printed material,
1997

Box 65: folder 6
Note:
"Women and the Transformation of the Welfare State" research group: correspondence, papers, and funding proposals,
1983-89

Box 65: folder 7
Women to Women on Welfare Reform (CUNY TV Forum, correspondence, memoranda, and research materials
1994):

Box 65: folder 8
Note:
Working Papers: correspondence,
1978

Box 65: folder 9
World Research, Inc.: "The Poverty Trap,": script and related correspondence,
circa 1982

Box 65: folder 10
Yale Law and Policy Review: editorial board correspondence,
1984

Box 65: folder 11
SERIES V. WRITINGS
(circa 1962- )


"The Function of Research in the Formation of City Planning Policy: A Case Study" (Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Chicago,
1962)

Box 66: folder 1-2
Books



Unpublished



"Urban Fiscal Crisis"



Correspondence, notes, and drafts,
1971-80

Box 66: folder 3-5
Contract with Sage Publishing,
1977

Box 66: folder 6
Proposals



"The Political Management of Urban Fiscal Crisis": notes, outlines, and correspondence,
circa 1976

Box 66: folder 7
Robert A. Alford, Roger Friedland and Piven, "The Political Management of Urban Crisis,"
circa 1976

Box 66: folder 8
National Science Foundation: drafts, notes, and correspondence,
1978

Box 67: folder 1
"Research Pre-Proposal to Study Theories of Social Change . . .": drafts, notes and correspondence,
1979

Box 67: folder 2
Notes, research, and draft material



Draft material,
circa 1977

Box 67: folder 3
"Hypotheses": correspondence, notes, and draft material,
circa 1977

Box 67: folder 4
"Political Conflict, Urban Structure and the Fiscal Crisis," Roger Friedland, Robert Alford, and Piven,
circa 1979

Box 67: folder 5
Notes,
1979, n.d.

Box 67: folder 6
"Urban Fiscal Crisis," paper presented to "The Future of Older Metropolitan Areas," Buffalo, NY,
n.d.

Box 67: folder 7
Conference paper, "The Future of Older Metropolitan Areas," Buffalo, NY,
n.d.

Box 67: folder 8
Articles on fiscal crisis



Troy C. Armstrong, "Bureaucracy and Politics in Chicago,"
1974

Box 67: folder 9
David [Gordon?], draft material,
circa 1976

Box 67: folder 10
John Lojkne, "The Crisis of Local Hegemony,"
1980

Box 67: folder 11
Guido Martinotti, "Local Financial Problems in Italy,"
1978

Box 67: folder 12
Mattera and Demac, "Developing and Underdeveloping in New York,"
1977

Box 67: folder 13
John B. McKinlay, "The Confinement of Non-Options"


Box 68: folder 1
Peter Messeri, "The Urban Fiscal Crisis and the Fortunes of the Police During the 1960s,"
1975

Box 68: folder 2
John Mollenkopf, "The Post-Industrialization of U.S. Cities," chapter draft,
n.d.

Box 68: folder 3
K. Newton, "The Local Resource Squeeze"


Box 68: folder 4
Terry Nichols, "Urban Fiscal Strain,"
1978

Box 68: folder 5
Guenther Schaefer, "Trends in Local Government and Finance in Germany Since 1950,"
1978

Box 68: folder 6
Published



Regulating the Poor (New York: Vintage),
1971


Revision materials


Box 68: folder 7
Reviews


Box 68: folder 8-9
The New Class War: Reagan's Attack on the Welfare State and its Consequences (New York : Pantheon Books),
1982


Comments and notes


Box 69: folder 1
Reviews


Box 69: folder 2
The Mean Season: The Attack on the Welfare State (New York: Pantheon), [with Cloward, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Fred Block]: drafts and notes
1987

Box 69: folder 3-4
Why Americans Don't Vote (New York : Pantheon Books,)
1988


Research and materials


Box 69: folder 5
"Democracy Thwarted: Why So Many Americans Don't Vote": draft


Box 69: folder 6-8
Labor Parties in Post-Industrial Society (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press),
1991


Correspondence,
1989-92

Box 70: folder 1-2
Draft materials


Box 70: folder 3-5
Drafts of essays


Box 70: folder 6-8
Proofs and editorial correspondence


Box 70: folder 9
Reviews from publisher


Box 70: folder 10
The Breaking of the American Social Compact
(1997)


Correspondence, notes, clippings, and research materials


Box 71: folder 1
Outlines, introduction, and epilogue drafts


Box 71: folder 2



"The Public Interest in Urban Renewal": proposal drafts and budget proposals,
1962

Box 72: folder 1
"Institutional Analyses: Divergent Conceptions of Welfare,"
Jun 1962

Box 72: folder 2
"Low-Income People and Political Process," with Richard A. Cloward (hereafter RAC),
Apr 1964

Box 72: folder 3
"Conceptual Themes in the Formation of Mobilization for Youth": drafts and correspondence,
1965

Box 72: folder 4
"Politics, Professionalism and Poverty," with RAC: drafts,
1965

Box 72: folder 5
"Resident Participation in Community Action Programs: An Overview,"
1965

Box 72: folder 6
"The Professional Bureaucracies Benefit Systems as Influence Systems," with RAC,
1965

Box 72: folder 7
"Breaking up the Ghetto: Desegregation or Redistribution,"
circa 1966

Box 72: folder 8
"The Worsening of Ghetto Housing,"
circa 1966

Box 72: folder 9
Untitled manuscript on ghetto housing,
circa 1966

Box 72: folder 10
"The Case Against Urban Desegregation,"
circa 1966

Box 72: folder 11
"Desegregation: How the Ghetto Pays for the Reformers' Ideal," with RAC: drafts, research materials, correspondence, and memo response from George Wiley,
1966-67

Box 72: folder 12
"Organizing the Poor: How it Can be Done," with RAC:
Feb 1966

Box 72: folder 13
"Echoes from the 'Old Left:' A Comment of the Mobilization for Youth Fiasco," with RAC: drafts, notes, and research materials,
1965

Box 72: folder 14
"The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty," with RAC,
1966

Box 73: folder 1
"A Strategy to End Poverty," with RAC,
1966

Box 73: folder 2
"Poverty, Injustice, and the Welfare State," with RAC,
1966

Box 73: folder 3
"Participation of Residents in Neighborhood Community Action Programs,"
1966

Box 73: folder 4
"Desegregated Housing: Who Pays for the Reformers' Ideal?" with RAC,
1966

Box 73: folder 5
Review, Cities: A Scientific American Book,
1966

Box 73: folder 6
"Private Benevolence and the Welfare State; The Founts of Social Welfare,"
1966

Box 73: folder 7
"Professionalism as a Political Skill: The Case of a Poverty Program,"
1966

Box 73: folder 8
Reply, RAC and Piven, to Reissman, re: "The Guaranteed Income,"
1966

Box 73: folder 9
"The Demonstration Project: A Federal Strategy for Local Change," in Broyer and Purcell, eds., Community Action Against Poverty.
circa. 1967

Box 73: folder 10
"The House Deals with the Poor": clippings, correspondence and text,
1967

Box 73: folder 11
"The New Metropolitan Politics: How the Negro Will Lose," with RAC: drafts and correspondence,
1967

Box 73: folder 12
"Political-Science Content and the Social Work Curriculum: Some Further Comments," correspondence, drafts, and conference program,
1967

Box 73: folder 13
"The Case Against Urban Desegregation," with RAC,
1967.

Box 73: folder 14
Miscellaneous writings on the origins of the welfare rights movement,
circa. 1967

Box 73: folder 15
"Comments on [Victor Palmieri's essay] 'Hard Facts About the Future of Our Cities',"
1967

Box 73: folder 16
"The Weapon of Poverty: Birth of a Movement," with RAC,
1967

Box 73: folder 17
"Separatism Versus Integration; A Rejoinder," with RAC,
1967

Box 73: folder 18
"We've Got Rights! The No-Longer Silent Welfare Poor," with RAC,
1967

Box 73: folder 19
"Women and Children Last," with RAC,
1967

Box 73: folder 20
"Black Control of Cities: Heading It Off by Metropolitan Government," with RAC,
1967

Box 73: folder 21
"Ghetto Redevelopment: Corporate Imperialism for the Poor," with RAC,
1967

Box 73: folder 22
"Improving Social Welfare: Using Available Resources," with RAC,
1967

Box 73: folder 23
"Rent Strike: Disrupting the Slum System," with RAC,
1967

Box 73: folder 24
"Starving in Mississippi," with RAC, The Nation,
1967

Box 73: folder 25
"Le Burocrazie professionali: il sistema assistenziale come sistema di influenza," with RAC,
1967

Box 74: folder 1
"Professionalism as a Political Skill: The Case of a Poverty Program,"
1967

Box 74: folder 2
"A Visit to Cuba": correspondence, memoranda, and draft,
1968

Box 74: folder 3
Note:
"Uncivil Servants," with RAC,
1968

Box 74: folder 4
"What Change for Black Power," with RAC,
1968

Box 74: folder 5
"Dilemmas in Social Planning: A Case Inquiry,"
1968

Box 74: folder 6
"Disrupting City Services to Change National Priorities," with RAC,
1968

Box 74: folder 7
"La participacion de los Vecinos en Programas Urbanos de Comunidad,"
1968

Box 74: folder 8
"Finessing the Poor," with RAC,
1968

Box 74: folder 9
"Community Control: Beyond the Rhetoric,"
1968

Box 74: folder 10
"The Poor Against Themselves," with RAC,
1968

Box 74: folder 11
"Migration, Politics and Welfare," with RAC,
1968

Box 74: folder 12
"Federal Intervention in The Cities: The New Urban Programs as a Political Strategy," in Handbook for the Study of Social Problems,
1968

Box 74: folder 13
"Public Employees and the Ghetto," with RAC: draft, clippings, and correspondence,
1968

Box 74: folder 14
"Social Planning or Politics": draft and correspondence,
1968

Box 74: folder 15
"Militant Civil Servants in New York City,"
1969

Box 74: folder 16
"Advocacy as a Strategy of Political Management,"
1969

Box 74: folder 17
"Whose 'Maximum Feasible Misunderstanding'?," reply to Moynihan,
1969

Box 74: folder 18
New York Free Press articles: four-part series on how to organize a Rent Strike, with RAC, 7 Nov 1968; 15 Nov 1968; 29 Dec 1968-9 Jan 1969, and 16 Jan 1969; also, "The Arden House Affair," Westside News, 9 Nov 1967; Westside News 22 Jun 1967.


Box 74: folder 19
"Whom does the Advocate Planner Serve?": correspondence, drafts, responses, and rejoinder,
1969-70

Box 74: folder 20
"Comprehensive Social Planning: Curriculum Reform or Professional Imperialism,"
1970

Box 74: folder 21
"The Great Society as Political Strategy,"
1970

Box 75: folder 1
"New Directions for Established Institutions," published panel with Peter Weiss, Rev. Howard R. Moody, and Leonard Buder, Piven moderator,
1970

Box 75: folder 2
"Welfare I: A Political Response," Op-Ed with RAC,
1971

Box 75: folder 3
"The Perils of Relief Reform for the Poor," Op-Ed with RAC,
1971

Box 75: folder 4
"The Relief of Welfare," with RAC,
1971

Box 75: folder 5
"How the Federal Goverment Caused the Welfare Crisis," with RAC,
1971

Box 75: folder 6
"The Urban Crisis: Who Got What, and Why,"
1971

Box 75: folder 7
"Short Versions, Urban Crisis": drafts entitled "Why are Cities Going Broke," "The Urban Fiscal Crisis, or, Who Got What and Why," "The Urban Crisis: I., A Matter of Services or Politics?,"
1972

Box 75: folder 8
Comment, New York University Public Service Employment Conference session on "Dangers, Issues and Directions,"
1972

Box 75: folder 9
"Social Work Individualizers on the Highways and Byways and at the Crossroads of the Urban Crisis," review of Meyer, Social Work Practice,
1972

Box 75: folder 10
"The (Retroactively) Disasterous Consequences of the Welfare Explosion," with RAC: correspondence and draft,
1972

Box 75: folder 11
"Who Gets What: Cutting Up the City Pie,"
1972

Box 75: folder 12
"Nathan Glazer's Retroactive Wisdom on Welfare," with RAC,
1972

Box 75: folder 13
Forward, Larry Bailis' Bread or justice : grassroots organizing in the welfare rights movement,
1973

Box 75: folder 14
Review of George, Social Security and Society,
1973

Box 75: folder 15
Review of Howell, Hard Living on Clay Street: Portraits of Blue Collar Families,
1973

Box 75: folder 16
Review of Fellman and Brandt, The Deceived Majority,
1973

Box 75: folder 17
"Good Old Golden Rule Days," review of Greer, The Great School Legend,
1973

Box 75: folder 18
"Social Science and Social Policy,"
1974

Box 75: folder 19
"The Political Uses of "Planning" and "Decentralization" in the United States": correspondence and drafts,
1974

Box 75: folder 20
"Planning for Women in the Central City," drafts, American Society of Planning Officials correspondence and workshop materials, "Planning for Women," (includes response to paper by June Jordan)
1973-74

Box 75: folder 21
"Planning and Class Interests,"
1975

Box 75: folder 22
Review, Harrington's The Other America: draft and correspondence,
1975

Box 75: folder 23
Review, Ginzberg and Solow's The Great Society,
1975

Box 75: folder 24
"Regulating the Poor in the 1970s": correspondence and transcription of seminar,
1975

Box 75: folder 25
"The Social Worker as Advocate": correspondence and drafts,
1975

Box 76: folder 1
"Boston University News Articles": correspondence and drafts, possibly by Howard Zinn; also, "The Ambiguity of Excellence," by Piven, Howard Zinn, and Murray Levin


Box 76: folder 2
"Commentary on the Cleveland Policy Planning Report": correspondence, drafts, and research materials,
1975

Box 76: folder 3
Untitled manuscript of paper presented at "Beyond Civil Rights: The Right to Economic Security," Notre Dame, 1975; also, correspondence, transcript of panel on "Welfare Reform and the Redistribution of Wealth: The Right to an Adequate Income," and paper by Piven, "Welfare Reform and the Redistribution of Income."


Box 76: folder 4
"The Urban Crisis as an Arena for Class Mobilization," with RAC: correspondence and drafts,
1976

Box 76: folder 5
Review of Wilensky, The Welfare State and Equality,
1976

Box 76: folder 6
Reply to Moynihan, with RAC,
1977

Box 76: folder 7
"Welfare Reform Again," Op-ed with RAC,
1977

Box 76: folder 8
Reply to Roach and Roach, with RAC,
1978

Box 76: folder 9
"The Urban Crisis,"
1978

Box 76: folder 10
"Social Policy and the Formation of Political Consciousness," with RAC: drafts, commentary, and correspondence, ; also translation of manuscript into German
1978

Box 76: folder 11
"Hidden Protest: The Structuring of Female Deviance," with RAC: draft, printed material, and correspondence,
1978

Box 76: folder 12
"Electoral Instability, Civil Disorder, and Relief Rises: A Reply to Albritton," with RAC: correspondence and drafts,
1978

Box 76: folder 13
"Why Ordinary People Sometimes Rebel," Op-ed on Boston University and John Silber,"
1978

Box 76: folder 14
Review, Tabb and Sawers' Marx and the Metropolis,
1979

Box 76: folder 15
Untitled essay on the future of public welfare for Public Welfare,
1979

Box 77: folder 1
Review of Schlozman and Verba, Injury to Insult,
1979

Box 77: folder 2
Note:
Untitled Op-ed,
circa 1980

Box 77: folder 3
"Capital Against Democracy,"
1981

Box 77: folder 4
"Moral Economy and the Welfare State," with RAC: drafts,
1981

Box 77: folder 5
"Public Choice and Private Power: A Theory of Fiscal Crisis," with Roger Friedland: correspondence and drafts,
1981-82

Box 77: folder 6
"The American Road to Democratic Socialism," with RAC: correspondence, notes, and drafts,
1982

Box 77: folder 7
Untitled manuscript on the meaning of war; also, paper and Op-ed by Seymour Melman on "The Permanent War Economy,"
1982

Box 77: folder 8
"Social Breakdown and Social Solidary [sic] Theories of Protest Movements," with RAC,
1982

Box 77: folder 9
"The Transformation of City Politics,"
1982

Box 77: folder 10
"The Myth of Academic Freedom": drafts and correspondence,
1982

Box 77: folder 11
"The Reagan Attack on the Welfare State"


Box 77: folder 12
Note:
"Prospects for a Resurgent Democratic Left: Responses to Walter Dean Burnham," ("The Reagan Revolution and the Eclipse of the Democratic Party"): drafts and correspondence,
1981

Box 77: folder 13
"Ideas, Protest and Humanitarianism,"
1983

Box 78: folder 1
"Toward a Class-Based Realignment of American Politics: A Movement Strategy," with RAC,
1983

Box 78: folder 2
Untitled article for Mother Jones' campaign '84 special issue, and special issue proposal,
1984

Box 78: folder 3
"Disruption and Organization: A Rejoinder" (to Gamson, "Organizing the Poor"): drafts and correspondence,
1983-84

Box 78: folder 4
"Trying to Break down the Barriers," with RAC,
1985

Box 78: folder 5
Untitled manuscript on voter registration, with RAC, (possibly for The Nation)
circa 1985,

Box 78: folder 6
"The Executive Action Strategy," with RAC, galley for The Nation, (includes "Part II," probably of above)
1985

Box 78: folder 7
"Toward a Just and Adequate Welfare State: Philosophical and Programmatic Perspective," with Barbara Ehrenreich,
1985

Box 78: folder 8
Correspondence and outlines for book with Fred Block and Barbara Ehrenreich on the attack on social welfare,
1985-87

Box 78: folder 9
"The Trouble with Full Employment," with RAC, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Fred Block, drafts, correspondence, and research materials
1988:

Box 78: folder 10
"Welfare Reform Impact on Women and Families,"
1987

Box 78: folder 11
Review, Weir, et al., The Politics of Social Policy in the United States,"
circa 1988

Box 78: folder 12
"Popular Politics and Social Policy in the United States,"
1988

Box 78: folder 13
"Gender, Power, and Welfare: A Reply to Linda Gordon,"with RAC,
1988

Box 78: folder 14
"What Happened to the Promise of Women's Power: The Case of American Social Policy,"
1988

Box 78: folder 15
Untitled manuscript on voter turnout,
circa 1989

Box 78: folder 16
"Why Voter Turnout is Low, and Falling," drafts and comments by Raymond Wolfinger
1989:

Box 78: folder 17
"Ideology and the State: Women, Power and the Welfare State": correspondence and page proofs,
1989

Box 79: folder 1
"Planning, Power, Politics and People": correspondence and panel transcript,
1990

Box 79: folder 2
"The American Democratic Party,"
1990

Box 79: folder 3
"Welfare State Policies in the United States": drafts and correspondence, 1990-91, and conference program, "First All-European Dialogue on Social Policies," Helsinki, March 1990


Box 79: folder 4
"Why Turnout is Low, and Falling: The Multiple Determinants of NonVoting in the United States,": paper and correspondence, 1991; and "Rules, Parties and Political Attitudes: The Multiple Determinants of NonVoting in the United States," 1991


Box 79: folder 5
Essay on patriotism for The Nation, with RAC,
1991

Box 79: folder 6
"Race, Liberals, the Democratic Party,"
circa 1991

Box 79: folder 7
"The Mayors and the Federal System,"
circa 1991

Box 79: folder 8
"Reforming the Welfare State": drafts,
circa 1992

Box 79: folder 9
"Ideology, Disruption and Movement Power: Preliminary Notes;" "Gender and the Future of Welfare State;" "Movements and Dissensus Politics": correspondence


Box 79: folder 10
Paper for "Conference on Justice and Human Rights Advocacy," drafts, correspondence, and copies of other conference papers,
1993

Box 79: folder 11
"Welfare Reform and the New Class War": correspondence and editorial materials for Unmasking Social Inequalities (1995),
1993

Box 79: folder 12
"The Public Sector Under Seige": draft proposals and correspondence,
1994

Box 79: folder 13
"Was Welfare Reform Worthwhile?": text and response by David Ellwood,
1996

Box 79: folder 14
"Women in the Welfare State": draft, galleys and correspondence,
1996

Box 79: folder 15
"We Should have made a Plan!," with RAC: drafts, correspondence, and conference materials,
1996-97

Box 80: folder 1
Undated writings



"Part I: The Principle of Indeterminancy;" "The Classical Paradigm as Indeterminant"


Box 80: folder 2
"Sociology's Asociological Perspective on Deviant Behavior"


Box 80: folder 3
"State Structures and Political Protest: Notes Toward a Theory"


Box 80: folder 4
"The Politics of Unemployment in the 1980s"


Box 80: folder 5
"Education Policy and the Formation of Political Consciousness"


Box 80: folder 6
"Popular Power and the Welfare State"


Box 80: folder 7
"Draft of PEO Policy Statement"


Box 80: folder 8
"Rent Strikes Now!"


Box 80: folder 9
"Low-Income People and Institutional Change"


Box 80: folder 10
"Challenging 'The Poor Law'"


Box 80: folder 11
"Dissensus Politics: A Strategy for Black Power;" "Dissensus Politics: Martin Luther King's Political Legacy"


Box 80: folder 12
Rewrite, "The Professional Bureaucracies Benefit Systems as Influence Systems"


Box 80: folder 13
"Public Planning and the Local Community"


Box 80: folder 14
Women and the State: Ideology, Power, and the Welfare State


Box 80: folder 15
SERIES VI. SPEECHES
(1967-1997)


Notes, correspondence, and publicity materials



1967-1997, n.d.

Box 81-87
HumanSERVE speech notes,
1984-1988, n.d.

Box 88-91
SERIES VII. SUBJECT FILES
(circa 1950- )


Cuba



Correspondence and clippings,
circa 1968-69

Box 92: folder 1
Travel journal, [Kept by Piven]
Jul 23 - Aug 17 [1968?]

Box 92: folder 2
Travel journal, [Probably kept by Lisa Peattie?]
Jul 27- Aug 18 [1968?]

Box 92: folder 3
Housing



"Organizer Propaganda" (manuals),
circa 1966

Box 92: folder 4
Rent strike materials: printed material and clippings,
1969-70

Box 92: folder 5
"A Plan for Borough and Neighborhood Government in New York City,"
1970

Box 92: folder 6
Tenant,
1971

Box 92: folder 7
Tenants' First Defense Committee: informational packet,
circa 1976

Box 92: folder 8
"U.S. Housing Policy at the Crossroads: A Progressive Agenda to Rebuild the Housing Constituency," Peter Dreier,
1996

Box 92: folder 9
New York City Population and Voting Data,
1980s

Box 92: folder 10
Readings (from graduate school?): notes,
circa 1950s

Box 92: folder 11
Riots: clippings,
1967-71

Box 92: folder 12
Segregation and education,
circa 1966-67

Box 93: folder 1
Welfare



Clippings, [includes some materials pertaining to the National Welfare Rights Organization and the Poverty/Action Center]
1966-67

Box 93: folder 2-3
Federal Minimum Income Program: memoranda, clippings, and printed material,
1965-66

Box 93: folder 4
Poor relief: notes on its history,
n.d.

Box 93: folder 5
Onandaga County (NY) Dept. of Social Welfare: minutes and correspondence on welfare housing,
1966

Box 93: folder 6
Poor/Welfare: talks, clippings, and speech notes,
1988-90

Box 93: folder 7
NYC Welfare Reform,
1994-95

Box 93: folder 8
"The Welfare Fighter,"
1972

Box 93: folder 9
Welfare Rights Handbooks,
circa 1960s-70s

Box 93: folder 10-11
SERIES VIII. AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL
(1987- )
3 linear feet.

This series is arranged in two subseries: Videotapes and Audiotapes. The Videotapes are grouped by subject (welfare reform, voter registration, and general topics) and then arranged chronologically. They record Piven's television appearances in the 1980s and 1990s. Most of these programs were produced by CUNY-TV or other local access stations in New York. More than half capture Piven in debate with others interested in welfare reform, while the remainder record her assessment of electoral politics and voter participation, as well as her views on more general topics like "The American Dream," family values and political culture, and the work ethic in American life. The Audiotapes document similar events. Six record sessions at the 1989 conference Popular Power in Post-Industrial Society. The remainder, organized chronologically, record other conference sessions, classroom presentations, and more of Piven's appearances on talk shows, largely to debate welfare reform initiatives.

Videotapes



Welfare reform



Currents, "Children in Poverty" (Child Welfare)
1 Oct 1987

Box 94
Currents, "Welfare: What's Fair?" (Welfare Reform) [Piven does not seem to appear on this broadcast]
5 May 1988

Box 94
Opening conference, McGill University,
2 Mar 1992

Box 94
CUNY TV, MetroView, "Welfare Reform: Scapegoating Women,"
Mar 1994

Box 94
WNYC New York Hotline, "Who Are New York's Poor?"
8 Feb 1995

Box 94
Hamline University, "The Politics of Contemporary Welfare Reform,"
21 Feb 1995

Box 94
"Women in the Welfare State," Radio Free Maine,
10 May 1995

Box 94
The McNeil/Lehrer Report, "Rethinking Welfare,"
Jun 1995

Box 94
NewsTalk Television, "Welfare Reform,"
19 Sep 1995

Box 94
The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, "America Works,"
10 Oct 1997

Box 94
Welfare Warriors: VisionQuest Film and Video Productions,
1997

Box 94
Labor At the Crossroads, "Workfare, Welfare, Nightmare" (Hunter College).
n.d.

Box 94
Firing Line, "Resolved: Welfare Has Done More Harm Than Good,"
15 Mar 1994

Box 95
CUNY-TV, "Women to Women on Welfare Reform,"
n.d.

Box 95
CUNY-TV, "Views from the Left,"
n.d.

Box 95
Voter turnout



CUNY Forum, "Election '96: What's In Store?"
12 Nov 1996

Box 95
WNYC New York Hotline, RAC on voter turnout,
n.d.

Box 95
CUNY TV MetroView, "The Election of 1996,"
n.d.

Box 95
General



NewsTalk Television, "The American Dream,"
4 May 1995

Box 95
NewsTalk Television, "Balancing the Budget," (several short blackouts on tape)
22 Mar 1996

Box 95
"Closing the Open Door: The Fight for Education" (topic: student strikes at CUNY),
circa 1997

Box 95
CUNY TV, The Women's Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center present "Women on Social Issues" (topic: Family Values and Political Culture),
n.d.

Box 95
CUNY TV, CUNY Conversations (in the aftermath of the Socialist Scholars Conference, topics include the impact of Socialism, welfare systems, the disaffected electorate, and the work ethic in American culture),
n.d.

Box 95
CUNY TV MetroView, "Is Washington Abandoning the Cities?"
n.d.

Box 95
Audiotapes



"Popular Power in Post-Industrial Society," CUNY Conference, : cassette tapes
February 1989


1)Frances Opening/Panel 1 [opening remarks, Piven]


Box 96
2)Panel 1 cont'd/Panel 2/Panel 3


Box 96
3)End of Day/Day 2 Panel 1/Panel 2


Box 96
4)Day 2 Panel 2/Panel 3


Box 96
5)Panel 3/Panel 4/Panel 5/Panel 6


Box 96
6)Sweden/Miller


Box 96
"Bridges: A Liberal/Conservative Dialogue with Larry Josephson" (topic: welfare reform)


Box 96
Voice of America, "Youth in the Democratic Process" (a conversation with panelists in Santiago, Chile)
17 Oct 1991

Box 96
Wisconsin Public Radio, "Ideas Network," Jan Weller (welfare reform)
14 Jun 1994

Box 96
Gil Gross Show (topic: Virginia law requiring mothers to identify fathers in order to receive welfare benefits)
4 Jun 1996

Box 96
CSWE Conference, Detroit, Opening Plenary Session 43, 11 Mar 84 [Tape is damaged]


Box 96
Making Contact, "Welfare Reform and the Rural Poor," National Radio Project,
1996

Box 96
Talk of the Nation, "The Influence of Karl Marx,"
1 May 1996

Box 96
OVERSIZE MATERIALS



SERIES III. TEACHING: "Housing," notes and flow chart, "Site Production Process,"
1970

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SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL and SERIES VI. SPEECHES: Publicity materials


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Subjects
  • American Civil Liberties Union--History--Sources
  • Boston University--Faculty--History--Sources
  • Campaign for Media Fairness on Welfare
  • City University of New York--Faculty--History--Sources
  • Cloward, Richard A.
  • Columbia University--Faculty--History--Sources
  • Columbia University--Strike, 1968
  • Community development--New York (State)--New York--History--Source
  • Democratic Socialists of America--History--Sources
  • Douglas, Paul Howard, 1892- --Correspondence
  • Ehrenreich, Barbara--Correspondence
  • Guinier, Lani--Correspondence
  • Harrington, Michael--Correspondence
  • Hartman, Chester W.
  • HumanSERVE--History--Sources
  • Jackson, Jesse, 1941- --Correspondence
  • Jordan, June, 1936- --Correspondence
  • Juvenile delinquency--United States--History--Sources
  • Mobilization for Youth--History--Sources
  • Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927- --Correspondence
  • New York (N.Y.)--Social conditions--20th century
  • Piven, Frances Fox
  • Poor--United States--Political activity--History--20th century--Sources.
  • Public welfare--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Smeal, Eleanor--Correspondence
  • Voter registration--United States--History--Sources
  • Welfare rights movement--United States--History--Sources


Appendix: Piven's Articles By Subject

The following articles are located in Series V. Writings, arranged chronologically.

HOUSING AND HOUSING POLICY
"Breaking up the Ghetto; Desegregation or Redistribution," circa 1966
"The Worsening of Ghetto Housing," circa 1966
untitled manuscript on ghetto housing, circa 1966
"The Case Against Urban Desegregation," circa 1966
"Desegregation: How the Ghetto Pays for the Reformers' Ideal," with Richard A. Cloward: drafts, research materials, correspondence, and memo response from George Wiley, 1966-1967
"Desegregated Housing: Who Pays for the Reformers' Ideal?" with Richard A. Cloward, 1966
Review, Cities: A Scientific American Book, 1966
"The Case Against Urban Desegregation," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
"Separatism Versus Integration; A Rejoinder," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
"Ghetto Redevelopment: Corporate Imperialism for the Poor," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
"Rent Strike: Disrupting the Slum System," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
New York Free Press articles: four-part series on how to organize a Rent Strike, with Richard A. Cloward, 7 November 1968; 14-20 November 1968; 29 December 1968-9 January 1969, and 16 January 1969; also, "The Arden House Affair," Westside News, 9 November 1967; "Westside news 22 June 1967.
"Rent Strikes Now!" n.d.

 
URBAN SOCIAL POLICY
"The Public Interest in Urban Renewal:" proposal drafts, budget proposals, 1962
"Conceptual Themes in the Formation of Mobilization for Youth:" drafts &correspondence, 1965
"The Professional Bureaucracies Benefit Systems as Influence Systems," with Richard A. Cloward, 1965
"Resident Participation in Community Action Programs: An Overview," 1965
"Participation of Residents in Neighborhood Community Action Programs," 1966
"The New Metropolitan Politics: How the Negro Will Lose," with Richard A. Cloward: drafts and correspondence, 1967
"Comments on [Victor Palmieri's essay] 'Hard Facts About the Future of Our Cities'," 1967
"Black Control of Cities: Heading It Off by Metropolitan Government," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
" The Demonstration Project: A Federal Strategy for Local Change," 1967.
"What Change for Black Power," with Richard A. Cloward, 1968
"La participacion de los Vecinos en Programas Urbanos de Comunidad," 1968
"Community Control: Beyond the Rhetoric," 1968
Federal Intervention in The Cities: The New Urban Programs as a Political Strategy," in Handbook for the Study of Social Problems, 1968
"New Directions for Established Institutions: " published panel with Peter Weiss, Rev. Howard R. Moody and Leonard Buder, PIVEN moderator, 1970
"Federal Intervention in the Cities: The New Urban Programs as a Political Strategy:" correspondence, drafts and galleys, 1971
Review of George, Social Security and Society, 1973
"Social Science and Social Policy," 1974
"The American Public Welfare System" 1974
Review, Ginzberg and Solow's The Great Society, 1975.
"Social Policy and the Formation of Political Consciousness," with Richard A. Cloward: drafts, commentary and correspondence, 1978; also translation of manuscript into German
"The Transformation of City Politics," 1982
"Welfare State Policies in the United States," drafts and correspondence, 1990-91, and conference program, "First All-European Dialogue on Social Policies," Helskinki, March 1990.
"The Politics of Unemployment in the 1980s," n.d.
"Education Policy and the Formation of Political Consciousness," n.d.
Rewrite, "The Professional Bureaucracies' Benefit Systems as Influence Systems," n.d.

 
VOTER REGISTRATION AND THE POLITICAL PROCESS
"Low-Income People and Political Process," with Richard A. Cloward, April 1964
"Migration, Politics and Welfare," with Richard A. Cloward, 1968
"The Great Society as Political Strategy," 1970
"Electoral Instability, Civil Disorder, and Relief Rises: A Reply to Albritton," with Richard A. Cloward: correspondence and drafts, 1978
Prospects for a Resurgent Democratic Left: Responses to Walter Dean Burnham," ("The Reagan Revolution and the Eclipse of the Democratic Party"): drafts and correspondence, 1981
"Capital Against Democracy," 1981
"The American Road to Democratic Socialism," with Richard A. Cloward: correspondence, notes and drafts, 1982
"Toward a Class-Based Realignment of American Politics; A Movement Strategy," with Richard A. Cloward, 1983
"Ideas, Protest and Humanitarianism," 1983
Untitled article for Mother Jones' campaign '84 special issue, and special issue proposal, 1984
Untitled manuscript, with Richard A. Cloward, circa 1985, on voter registration (possibly for The Nation)
"Trying to Break down the Barriers," with Richard A. Cloward, 1985
"The Executive Action Strategy," with Richard A. Cloward, galley for The Nation, 1985 ("Part II, possibly of above)
Untitled manuscript on voter turnout, circa 1989
"Why Voter Turnout is Low, and Falling," 1989, drafts and comments by Raymond Wolfinger
"The American Democratic Party," 1990
"Why Turnout is Low, and Falling: The Multiple Determinants of NonVoting in the United States," paper and correspondence, 1991; and "Rules, Parties and Political Attitudes: The Multiple Determinants of NonVoting in the United States," 1991
"Richard A. Cloward, Liberals, the Democratic Party," circa 1991
"The Mayors and the Federal System," circa 1991
"State Structures and Political Protest: Notes Toward a Theory," n.d.

 
URBAN FISCAL CRISIS
"The Urban Crisis: Who Got What, and Why," 1971
"Short Versions' Urban Crisis:" drafts entitled "Why are Cities Going Broke," "The Urban Fiscal Crisis, or, Who Got What and Why," "The Urban Crisis: I., A Matter of Services or Politics?," 1972
"The (Retroactively) Disastrous Consequences of the Welfare Explosion," with Richard A. Cloward: correspondence and draft, 1972
"Who Gets What: Cutting Up the City Pie," 1972
"The Urban Crisis as an Arena for Class Mobilization," with Richard A. Cloward: correspondence and drafts, 1976
"The Urban Crisis," 1978
"Public Choice and Private Power: A Theory of Fiscal Crisis," with Roger Friedland: correspondence and drafts, 1981-2

 
WELFARE REFORM
"Institutional Analyses: Divergent Conceptions of Welfare," June, 1962
"Echoes from the 'Old Left:' A Comment of the Mobilization for Youth Fiasco," with Richard A. Cloward: drafts, notes, research materials, 1965
"Organizing the Poor: How it Can be Done," with Richard A. Cloward: February 1966
"The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty," with Richard A. Cloward, 1966
"A Strategy to End Poverty," with Richard A. Cloward, 1966
"Flooding the Welfare Rolls," with Richard A. Cloward
"Strategy of Crisis: A Dialogue," with Richard A. Cloward et al.
"Poverty, Injustice, and the Welfare State," with Richard A. Cloward, 1966
"Welfare Reform and the Redistribution of Income" ca. 1966
"Private Benevolence and the Welfare State: The Founts of Social Welfare," 1966
Reply, Richard A. Cloward &Piven, to Reissman, re: "The Guaranteed Income," 1966
"The House Deals with the Poor:" clippings, correspondence and text, 1967
"Welfare," 1967
"Starving by the Rule Book," with Richard A. Cloward.
"The Weapon of Poverty: Birth of a Movement," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
"We've Got Rights! The No-Longer Silent Welfare Poor," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
"Women and Children Last," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
"Improving Social Welfare: Using Available Resources," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
"Corporate Imperialism for the Poor," with RAC, 1967.
"Starving in Mississippi," with RAC, 1967.
"Disrupting City Services to Change National Priorities," with Richard A. Cloward, 1968
"Finessing the Poor," with Richard A. Cloward, 1968
"The Poor Against Themselves," with Richard A. Cloward, 1968
"Whose 'Maximum Feasible Misunderstanding?" reply to Moynihan, 1969
"Welfare I: A Political Response," Op-Ed with Richard A. Cloward, 1971
"The Perils of Relief Reform for the Poor,: Op-Ed with Richard A. Cloward, 1971
"The Relief of Welfare," with Richard A. Cloward, 1971
"How the Federal Goverment Caused the Welfare Crisis," with Richard A. Cloward, 1971
"Nathan Glazer's Retroactive Wisdom on Welfare," with Richard A. Cloward, 1972
Forward, Larry Bailis' Bread or justice: grassroots organizing in the welfare rights movement, 1973
"Regulating the Poor in the 1970s:" correspondence and transcription of seminar, 1975
Untitled manuscript of paper presented at "Beyond Civil Rights: The Right to Economic Security," Notre Dame, 1975; also, correspondence, transcript of panel on "Welfare Reform and the Redistribution of Wealth: The Right to an Adequate Income," and paper by Piven "Welfare Reform and the Redistribution of Income."
Review of Wilensky, The Welfare State and Equality, 1976
Reply to Moynihan, with Richard A. Cloward, 1977
"Welfare Reform Again," Op-Ed with Richard A. Cloward, 1977
Reply to Roach and Roach, with Richard A. Cloward, 1978
Untitled essay on the future of public welfare for Public Welfare, 1979
Untitled Op-Ed, circa 1980
"Moral Economy and the Welfare State," with Richard A. Cloward: drafts, 1981
"Disruption and Organization: A Rejoinder" (to Gamson, "Organizing the Poor"): drafts and correspondence, 1983-4
"Toward a Just and Adequate Welfare State: Philosophical and Programmatic Perspective," with Barbara Ehrenreich, 1985
Reforming the Welfare State," drafts, circa 1992
Speech for "Conference on Justice and Human Rights Advocacy," drafts, correspondence, copies of other conference papers, 1993
"Welfare Reform and the New Class war," correspondence and editorial materials for Unmasking Social Inequalities (1995), 1993
"The Public Under Siege," draft proposals and correspondence, 1994
"Was Welfare Reform Worthwhile?," text and response by David Ellwood, 1996
"We Should have made a Plan!" with Richard A. Cloward, drafts, correspondence, conference materials, 1996-7
"Popular Power and the Welfare State," n.d.
"Draft of PEO Policy Statement," n.d.
"Low-Income People and Institutional Change," n.d.
"Challenging 'The Poor Law,'" n.d.

 
PROFESSIONALISM
"Politics, Professionalism and Poverty," with Richard A. Cloward: drafts, 1965
"Professionalism as a Political Skill: the Case of a Poverty Program," 1966
"The Professional Bureaucracies Benefit Systems as Influence Systems," with Richard A. Cloward, 1965
"Political-Science Content and the Social Work Curriculum: Some Further Comments:," correspondence, drafts and conference program, 1967
"Le Burocrazie professionali: il sistema assistenziale come sistema di influenza," with Richard A. Cloward, 1967
"Professionalism as a Political Skill: The Case of a Poverty Program," 1967
"Uncivil Servants," with Richard A. Cloward, 1968
"Public Employees and the Ghetto," with Richard A. Cloward: draft, clippings and correspondence, 1968
"Militant Civil Servants in New York City," 1969
Comment, New York University Public Service Employment Conference session on "Dangers, Issues and Directions," 1972
"Social Work Individualizers on the Highways and Byways and at the Crossroads of the Urban Crisis," review of Meyer, Social Work Practice, 1972
"The Social Worker as Advocate:" correspondence and paper drafts, 1975
"Boston University news Articles: correspondence and drafts, possibly by Howard Zinn; also, "The Ambiguity of Excellence," by Piven, Howard Zinn and Murray Levin.

 
URBAN PLANNING AND URBAN PLANNERS
"Dilemmas in Social Planning: A Case Inquiry,"
"Social Planning or Politics:" draft and correspondence, 1968
"Advocacy as a Strategy of Political Management," 1969
"Whom does the Advocate Planner Serve?": correspondence, drafts, responses and rejoinder, 1969-70
"Comprehensive Social Planning: Curriculum Reform or Professional Imperialism," 1971.
"The Political Uses of "Planning" and "Decentralization" in the United States:" correspondence and drafts, 1974
"Planning for Women in the Central City," drafts, American Society of Planning Officials correspondence and workshop materials, "Planning for Women," 1973-4 (includes response to paper by June Jordan)
"Planning and Class Interests," 1975
"Commentary on the Cleveland Policy Planning Report:" correspondence, drafts, and research materials, 1975
"Planning, Power, Politics and People," correspondence and panel transcript, 1990
"Dilemmas in Social Planning: a Case Inquiry," 1968

 
WOMEN AND THE WELFARE STATE
"Hidden Protest: The Structuring of Female Deviance," with Richard A. Cloward: draft, printed matter and correspondence, 1978
Correspondence and outlines for book with Fred Block and Barbara Ehrenreich on the attack on social welfare, 185-7
"Gender and the Future of the Welfare State;" correspondence, research materials and essay with Richard A. Cloward, in Richard Flacks, Cultural Politics and Social Movements (Temple, 1985)
"Welfare Reform Impact on Women and Families," 1987
"What Happened to the Promise of Women's Power: The Case of American Social Policy," 1988
"Popular Politics and Social Policy in the United States," 1988
"Welfare Doesn't Shore Up Traditional Family Roles, " reply to Linda Gordon, with RAC, 1988.
"Ideology and the State: Women, Power and the Welfare State," correspondence and page proofs, 1989.
Review of Politics of Social Policy in the U.S., by Weir, Orloff and Skocpol, ca. 1989.
"Women in the Welfare State," draft, galleys and correspondence, 1996
"Women and the State: Ideology, Power, and the Welfare State," n.d.

 
OTHER
"A Visit to Cuba:" correspondence, memoranda and draft, 1968 (see also Series VII, SUBJECTS)
Review of Howell, Hard Living on Clay Street: Portraits of Blue Collar Families, 1973
Review of Fellman and Brandt, The Deceived Majority, 1973
"Good Old Golden Rule Days," Review of Greer, The Great School Legend, 1973
Review, Harrington's The Other America: draft and correspondence, 1975
"Why Ordinary People Sometimes Rebel," Op-Ed on Boston University and John Silber," 1978
Review, Tabb and Sawers' Marx and the Metropolis, 1979
Review of Schlozman and Verba, Injury to Insult, 1979
Untitled manuscript on the meaning of war; also, paper and Op-Ed by Seymour Melman on "The Permanent War Economy," 1982
"The Myth of Academic Freedom:" drafts and correspondence, 1982
"Social Breakdown and Social Solidary [sic] Theories of Protest Movements," with Richard A. Cloward, 1982
"The Idea that Will Defeat Reagan," with Richard A. Cloward, ca. 1985.
"The Trouble with Full Employment," with Richard A. Cloward, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Fred Block, 1988, drafts, correspondence, research materials
Essay on patriotism for The Nation, with Richard A. Cloward, 1991
"Part I: The Principle of Indeterminancy;" "The Classical Paradigm as Indeterminant,"n.d.
"Sociology's Asociological Perspective on Deviant Behavior," n.d.
"Dissensus Politics: A Strategy for Black Power;" "Dissensus Politics: Martin Luther King's Political Legacy," n.d.

 

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