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   Human Service Employees Registration and Voter Education Fund (Human SERVE) Records, 1982-2000

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Human Service Employees Registration and Voter Education Fund (Human SERVE) Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Bib ID:5018097 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Human Service Employees Registration and Voter Education Fund (Human SERVE)
Title:Human Service Employees Registration and Voter Education Fund (Human SERVE) Records, 1982-2000
Physical description:63 linear feet (70,500 items in 47 record storage boxes)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 34 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Series I: Human Serve Launching

Series II: Early Campaigns

Series III: Human Serve Publications

Series IV: Proposals

Series V: Foundations

Series VI: Fundraising

Series VII: Funders

Series VIII: Nonprofit Agencies: 1985-1988

Series IX: Nonprofit Agencies: 1995-1996

Series X: National Organizations

Series XI: Labor

Series XII: States

Series XIII: New York State Executive Orders

Series XIV: New York State Legislation

Series XV: New York State Implementation

Series XVI: New York State Subjects

Series XVII: New York City Early Years

Series XVIII: New York City Voter Assistance Ccommission

Series XIX: New York City NVRA Implementation

Series XX: New York City Nonprofits

Series XXI: New York City Subjects

Series XXII: New York Legal

Series XXIII: Pre-NVRA State by State

Series XXIV: D.C. Office

Series XXV: Federal Legislation

Series XXVI: Federal Agencies

Series XXVII: NVRA Implementation

Series XXVIII: Legal Restraints

Series XXIX: Press

Series XXX: Voter Registration and Turnout Data

Series XXXI: Subjects

Series XXXII: Chronologies (Staff Correspondence Files)

Series XXXIII: Board/Staff

Series XXXIV: Internal Administration/Operations

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Human Service Employees Registration and Voter Education Fund (Human SERVE) Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Cloward, Richard A.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Piven, Frances Fox.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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LettersPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
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Subjects

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Cloward, Richard A.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Human Service Employees Registration and Voter Education Fund.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Piven, Frances Fox.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Voter registration.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

The Human Service Employees Registration and Voter Education Fund (Human SERVE) was formed as a nonprofit organization in 1983 by Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. It played a catalytic role in the passage of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (Cloward and Piven stood behind President Clinton at the bill signing on May 20, 1993). The Act requires states to permit people to register to vote when they get or renew drivers licenses or when they apply for benefits in welfare (Food Stamps, Medicaid, Women Infants and Children offices, and disability agencies). The Act went into effect in January 1995 and Human SERVE played a leading role in the effort to improve implementation by state officials especially in social service agencies. Human SERVE closed its doors in June 2000 having reached its goal of changing the American voter registration system by opening up access to people at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale.

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