Piven, Frances Fox
- Existence: 1932 October 10
Occupations: Professor, political science; Political activist.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
File — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This oral history collection consists of fourteen interviews conducted by Tamar Carroll for her dissertation on women's community activism in New York City, circa 1955-1995 for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Included are interviews with activists involved in Mobilization For Youth, one of the country's first anti-poverty agencies founded in 1957 on New York City's Lower East Side to combat juvenile delinquency. Activists include Frances Fox Piven, Rosalyn Baxandall, attorneys Faith...
Overview 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...
Dates of Materials: 1950 - 2012
Overview This collection consists of interviews conducted by Tamar Carroll for her dissertation on women's community activism in New York City, circa 1955-1995, including activists involved in Mobilization For Youth on New York City's Lower East Side and members of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women.
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2010
Overview Richard A. Cloward was a sociologist and social activist who was an architect of the welfare rights movement and the co-author of a groundbreaking critique of the welfare state as a tool for containing social unrest. Included are electronic mail, correspondence, memorandums and articles about Cloward's and Frances Piven’s social welfare activism; correspondence, clippings, and writings about Cloward's legal entanglements with Brandeis and Columbia Universities; Frances Piven's appointment...
Dates of Materials: 1944 - 2006