Piven, Frances Fox
- Existence: 1932 October 10
Occupations: Professor, political science; Political activist.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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,...
Dates of Materials: 1950 - 2012
Abstract 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