Theresa Funiciello Papers, 1972-2006

Quantity: 82 boxes (ca. 35 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research; donor reserves the right to review, revise, and edit works in which materials from these papers are cited.
Acquisition: Gift and purchase; Theresa Funiciello, Woodstock, N.Y., October 5, 2007.
Processed by: Nicholas Webb, Student Assistant, State University of New York at Albany, January 2008-May 2008

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Biographical Note:

Theresa Funiciello

Theresa Funiciello was born and raised in Ballston Spa, New York, one of eight children of a restaurant owner. She attended Bard College on a scholarship and graduated in 1970. In 1973 her daughter, Nanine, was born. Unable to find a job that would allow her to support herself while she raised her daughter, she signed up to receive welfare benefits. In 1975 she moved to New York City, but her experiences as a single welfare mother in the city were often traumatic. For example, when she first lit the gas stove in one welfare hotel, a swarm of cockroaches literally crawled out of the lit burner and into her frying pan. Struggling with the Human Resources Administration (New York City’s welfare department) to stay on the rolls, she became involved with the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC), first as a volunteer and later (in 1978) as a full-time organizer. (See below for the organizational history of DWAC.)

In 1981 Funiciello left her paid position at DWAC to become an organizer for the Youth Project, a nonprofit grant agency; from 1983 to 1985 she worked for the New York State Department of Social Services administering grants for the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP), where she met her future husband, Tom Sanzillo (then also an HHAP administrator.) She continued to serve as president of DWAC’s board and to write and advocate for poor people under the auspices of Social Agenda, the policy think tank which evolved out of DWAC during the mid-1980s. In 1985 she debated conservative social scientist Charles Murray on the Phil Donahue Show, and in 1986, Social Agenda was tapped to help distribute the funds raised by the Hands Across America charity campaign.

Her experiences as an activist, first at DWAC and later at HHAP, led her to criticize the welfare bureaucracy and the nonprofit charity establishment as serving their own interests more than those of the poor. Charities and bureaucrats, she argued, focused on providing “services” such as social work – and providing jobs for middle-class social workers – when what the poor really needed was direct cash payments that would allow them to support themselves.

In 1987 Funiciello became a Revson Fellow of Columbia University and served as an advisor to the Joint Legislative Women’s Caucus of the New York State Legislature, where she organized a major hearing on housing for the homeless. In 1987 she was hired by the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) to research and write a report on poverty in the United States. The report, titled Poverty: The Number One Killer of Our Children, received favorable coverage in the media, but Funiciello’s experiences at FPWA further disillusioned her with the private-charity bureaucracy.

In 1989, the Village Voice published her expose of the New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, which charged that the majority of the money collected by the Times went not to the poor but to the administrative expenses of the various charitable organizations (including FPWA) to which the fund donated. Similarly, Funiciello became a fierce critic of the soup kitchen and food bank systems, which she argued served as tax shelters for businesses but failed to provide the poor with nutritious food: businesses could donate worthless surplus and write it off on their tax returns as a charitable donation.

In 1993, Atlantic Monthly Press published Tyranny of Kindness: Dismantling the Welfare System to End Poverty in America, a combined memoir and policy analysis in which Funiciello told the story of her experiences on welfare, at DWAC, and as an advocate for the poor. During the 1990s she continued to write and publish articles on poverty issues, including op-ed pieces in USA Today and the New York Daily News. During the early years of the new millennium, Social Agenda worked with George Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI) to advocate for a Caregiver Tax Credit.

Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) / Redistribute America Movement (RAM)

In 1974, a group of welfare mothers (including Abbie Hoffman’s wife, Anita) founded the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) to serve as an advocacy organization. Welfare recipients in New York City found themselves at the mercy of unsympathetic bureaucrats and abusive guards who often tried to deny recipients the benefits to which they were legally entitled. DWAC helped recipients navigate this system by training them in their legal rights and advocating with caseworkers for particular clients.

By the late 1970s, the staff of DWAC realized that to make lasting changes to the system welfare recipients needed to organize themselves politically. In 1979 DWAC established a political arm, the Redistribute America Movement (RAM), which organized welfare recipients to campaign for a welfare system more responsive to the needs of the poor.

RAM focused its activism on raising the basic welfare grant, the minimum payment to which a welfare family was entitled. New York State’s welfare grant amount had last been set in 1972, but it did not increase to keep up with inflation, so by the early 1980s it was radically insufficient to provide its recipients with a standard of living. RAM adopted a strategy of staging high-profile media events to draw attention to the cause: in 1979, for example, during an awards ceremony for Governor Carey, Theresa Funiciello stood up and berated the Governor for failing to do more to raise the basic welfare grant.

DWAC also issued reports and publications on welfare rights issues. In 1983, for example, DWAC staff collaborated with Timothy Casey of Community Action Legal Services (CALS) to release a report titled “The In-Human Resources Administration’s Churning Campaign” which documented systematic abuses by the New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA). As a cost-cutting measure, the HRA had been dropping eligible recipients from the welfare rolls for trumped-up administrative reasons so that they could avoid paying benefits during the time it took these recipients to re-enroll, a practice known as “churning.”

As the national mood under President Reagan grew increasingly hostile to welfare recipients, Funiciello and the rest of the DWAC staff felt the need for an organization which would transcend day-to-day issues of advocacy and activism and serve as a policy clearinghouse that would represent the interests of poor people. Initially known simply as the “Social Policy Project,” in 1984 Social Agenda was established as an unincorporated project of DWAC; a 1984 conference, “Social Policy and the Current Economic Crisis,” announced the birth of the new organization.

By the mid-1980s, due to staff burnout and a dwindling budget, DWAC proper had become defunct. At a 19 June 1986 meeting the Board of Directors voted to end the advocacy aspect of DWAC while maintaining the policy-focused work of Social Agenda, which would become the organizational umbrella under which Theresa Funiciello undertook her subsequent writing and advocacy projects.

New Alliance Party and Related Groups

During the late 1970s and early 1980s, as DWAC and RAM struggled to support their welfare clients and organize for political change, they found themselves in competition with a group of organizations including the New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) and the National Federation of Independent Unions (NFIU) which were also attempting to organize New York City’s welfare recipients and working poor. These organizations were part of an intricate web of groups, centered around radical social theorist Fred Newman, of which the best known was the New Alliance Party (NAP). To discover more about these groups, Funiciello corresponded with investigative journalists Joe Conason and Dennis King and accumulated an extensive collection of materials documenting the history of NAP and its related organizations.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of author and activist Theresa Funiciello and the institutional records of various organizations with which she was associated. It includes the organizational records of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) and its activist arm the Redistribute America Movement (RAM), where Funiciello served in various executive and administrative capacities, and the records of the welfare policy think tank Social Agenda, which evolved out of DWAC during that organization’s dissolution. Another nonprofit agency, the Youth Project, is also represented in the collection, as is the New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS), where Funiciello worked as a grant administrator during the mid-1980s. The collection also contains materials related to Funiciello’s various written works, which include newspaper and journal articles and the 1993 book Tyranny of Kindness: Dismantling the Welfare System to End Poverty in America. An extensive file of research material includes numerous articles and publications related to poverty, homelessness and welfare rights, as well as an incomplete run of the newsprint periodical The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Finally, the collection contains an assortment of materials which document the activities of the New Alliance Party (NAP), a fringe political organization with which Funiciello and DWAC came into conflict during the early 1980s.

Provenance Note:

The materials in this collection have been organized into ten series based on the principles of provenance and original order. Where possible, the original order and filing scheme of the papers has been maintained and original folder titles have been preserved; in situations where this information was impossible to determine, the material has been organized according to standard archival arrangement practice.

Series Descriptions:

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
1975-2001

This series consists chiefly of Theresa Funiciello’s personal papers and published writings; it primarily documents her work as a writer and policy advocate following her departure from the staff of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC).

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 1: Correspondence
1975-2001
ca. 0.33 cu. ft., Box 1

Correspondence received by Funiciello throughout her career, primarily related to her writing and activism. Of particular biographical interest is the 1975 letter (Box 1, Folder 12) admitting Funiciello to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) welfare rolls in New York City.

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 2: Subject File
1982-1999
ca. 0.8 cu. ft., Boxes 2-3 plus 3 oversized items

Subject files related to Theresa Funiciello’s various activities, including material related to her Revson Fellowship at Columbia University, several newspaper profiles, and assorted notes and drafts.

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 3: Articles
1982-2000
ca. 0.8 cu. ft., Boxes 4-5 plus 2 oversized items

Copies of and material related to Funiciello’s numerous published articles. The level of detail in these files varies widely; some articles are accompanied by an extensive array of notes and drafts, while others are represented only by single photocopies.

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 4: Poverty: The Number One Killer of Our Children
1988
ca. 0.4 cu. ft., Boxes 5-6

Material related to Poverty: The Number One Killer of Our Children, the 1988 report which Funiciello prepared for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA). This sub-series includes copies of the report, clippings of the press coverage which the report received, and a small assortment of related correspondence.

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 5: Tyranny of Kindness
1986-1999
ca. 0.6 cu. ft., Boxes 6-7 plus one oversized item

Materials related to Funiciello’s 1993 book Tyranny of Kindness. Includes numerous drafts and proposals, an extensive file of reader correspondence, and a 1995 draft by Funiciello of a screenplay based on the book.

Series 2: Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) / Redistribute America Movement (RAM) Organizational Records
1977-1991 (bulk 1979-1985)

This series documents the activities of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) and its activist arm, the Redistribute America Movement (RAM).

Series 2: DWAC/RAM Organizational Records
Sub-series 1: Administrative Records
1978-1986
ca. 0.6 cu. ft., Boxes 8-9

The administrative records of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) and Redistribute America Movement (RAM), including annual reports, meeting minutes, and internal memoranda.

Series 2: DWAC/RAM Organizational Records
Sub-series 2: Financial Records
1977-1991
ca. 3.0 cu. ft., Boxes 10-18

The financial records of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) and Redistribute America Movement (RAM), including an extensive collection of bank statements and tax returns as well as numerous smaller account files and miscellaneous financial records.

Series 2: DWAC/RAM Organizational Records
Sub-series 3: Grants and Fundraising
1977-1985
ca. 0.6 cu. ft., Boxes 19-20

Records related to the fundraising activity of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC), including grant proposals and correspondence with various foundations.

Series 2: DWAC/RAM Organizational Records
Sub-series 4: Activism and Advocacy
1975-1991
ca. 2.0 cu. ft., Boxes 21-26

These records document the organizing and advocacy activities of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) and Redistribute America Movement (RAM). The bulk of the material in this sub-series consists of materials related to RAM’s organizing drives and public protests, including flyers, newsletters and an extensive collection of newspaper and magazine clippings. It also includes various formal reports issued by DWAC, including the 1979 pamphlet “Children on Welfare… Families in Need” (Box 21, Folder 6) and the 1983 report on “The In-Human Resources Administration’s Churning Campaign” (Box 24, Folder 15), as well as subject files relating to particular issue campaigns. The day-to-day advocacy work of the Center is less well-represented, but the blank forms in Box 21, Folder 20 provide insight into what a typical case looked like.

Series 3: Social Agenda
1983-2006

These records document the activities of Social Agenda, the advocacy think tank which evolved out of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) during the mid-1980s. Although this series consists exclusively of records relating to Social Agenda as an organization, this arrangement should not be interpreted as drawing too sharp a distinction between Theresa Funiciello’s personal projects and Social Agenda’s organizational activities; in practice, most of Funiciello’s post-1985 work, including the writing of Tyranny of Kindness, was undertaken under the formal auspices of Social Agenda.

Note also that although DWAC proper ceased activity in 1986, it continued to exist on paper for the sake of Social Agenda, which was founded as an organizational unit of DWAC and treated as such for legal and accounting purposes. The records of these two entities have been arranged in separate series, but due to their organizational relationship there is some unavoidable intellectual overlap, particularly in the domain of financial records. The day-to-day financial records of Social Agenda post-1986, such as disbursement ledgers and bank statements, can technically be considered DWAC records and were occasionally labeled as such, but, as they document the activities of Social Agenda rather than DWAC per se, they have been filed with the rest of Social Agenda’s organizational records in Series 3. The significant exception to this arrangement consists of income tax returns, which continued after 1986 to be filed in the name of DWAC; these have been kept with the pre-1986 DWAC tax returns in Series 2 to avoid breaking up their original arrangement.

Series 3: Social Agenda
Sub-series 1: Organizational Records
1983-2002
ca. 1.2 cu. ft., Boxes 27-29 plus 3 oversized items

These records include the administrative, fundraising and financial records of Social Agenda as well as a small collection of subject files. They include an extensive file of correspondence (Box 27, Folder 13) received following Theresa Funiciello’s 1985 appearance on the Phil Donahue Show, during which she debated conservative social scientist Charles Murray.

Series 3: Social Agenda
Sub-series 2: Hands Across America
1986-1987
ca. 0.6 cu. ft., Boxes 30-31

Records related to the distribution of Hands Across America funds by Social Agenda. They consist primarily of correspondence and financial records.

Series 3: Social Agenda
Sub-series 3: Caregiver Tax Credit Campaign
1998-2006
ca. 0.3 cu. ft., Box 32

Records related to the Caregiver Tax Credit Campaign, which Social Agenda undertook with the support of the Open Society Institute. They consist primarily of promotional materials from the campaign, including a 2006 comic book, The Adventures of Carrie Giver.

Series 4: The Youth Project
1979-1984
ca. 0.3 cu. ft., Box 33

Records relating to Theresa Funiciello’s 1981-1983 service as director of the Eastern Field Office of the Youth Project, consisting primarily of correspondence and internal memoranda.

Series 5: Mount Vernon (N.Y.) United Tenants (MVUT) / Tom Sanzillo
1979-1986
ca. 0.3 cu. ft., Box 34

This series consists primarily of an assortment of organizational records related to Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT), the Westchester County tenants’ union where Theresa Funiciello’s husband, Tom Sanzillo, worked as an organizer during the early 1980s. It also contains a small assortment of Sanzillo’s personal papers, including article drafts, correspondence and resumes.

Series 6: New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) / Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP)
1982-1990
ca. 1.0 cu. ft., Boxes 35-37

This series collects materials created and received during Theresa Funiciello’s and Tom Sanzillo’s tenure at the New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS). It includes applications from various agencies for Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) grants as well as an extensive file of internal NYSDSS documents and memoranda.

Series 7: Research Material
1972-2002

This series contains an extensive collection of research material on poverty, homelessness and welfare accumulated by Theresa Funiciello and Tom Sanzillo over the course of their respective careers.

Series 7: Research Material
Sub-series 1: Subject File
1972-2002 (bulk 1980-1990)
ca. 6.6 cu. ft., Boxes 38-58 plus 2 oversized items

These records have been organized alphabetically by subject. Of particular interest are the files of material on various charities, such as City Harvest and the Times Neediest Cases Fund, which Funiciello accumulated during her research into corruption and inefficiency in the nonprofit world; the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, in particular, is represented by several folders of internal documents. The subseries also includes files on numerous legal cases related to welfare and housing policy, extensive collections of news clippings, journal articles and agency reports, and individual files on a wide variety of subjects. Some files in this series contain correspondence between Funiciello and the subject of the file.

Series 7: Research Material
Sub-series 2: Publications and Printed Matter
1976-2002
ca. 3.3 cu. ft., Boxes 60-69

Intact original copies of periodicals and bound publications, including a number of printed reports by city, state and federal agencies and an extensive run of the newsprint periodical The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Series 8: New Alliance Party and Related Groups
1972-1989 (bulk 1977-1985)
ca. 1.6 cu. ft., Boxes 70-74

Material related to the New Alliance Party (NAP) and its numerous front groups and affiliates, including the New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) and Lyndon LaRouche’s National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC). This series includes an extensive although not complete run of the Party’s newspaper, the New York Alliance, as well as copies of various internal Party periodicals. It also includes several folders documenting investigations by journalists Dennis King and Joe Conason of the Party and its antecedents, including drafts and interview notes by Conason.

Series 9: Audio/Visual Materials
1979-2001, n.d.

These materials could not be played back during processing due to lack of equipment; therefore, any identifying information written on or accompanying each item has been copied verbatim into this finding aid. Media formats have been described as thoroughly as possible to facilitate transfer and/or migration.

Series 9: Audio/Visual Materials
Sub-series 1: Audiocassette Tapes
1979-2001, n.d.
ca. 0.25 cu. ft., Box 74

Audiocassette and microcassette recordings, the majority of which document media appearances by Theresa Funiciello. Dated tapes have been arranged chronologically; undated tapes have been arranged alphabetically. In addition, there are several tapes which have no identifying information.

Series 9: Audio/Visual Materials
Sub-series 2: VHS Videocassette Tapes
1979-1999, n.d.
ca. 1.0 cu. ft., Boxes 75-77

Videocassette tapes, the majority of which document media appearances by Theresa Funiciello. Dated tapes have been arranged chronologically; undated tapes have been arranged alphabetically. In addition, there are several tapes which have no identifying information.

Series 9: Audio/Visual Materials
Sub-series 3: Professional Videocassette Tapes
1978-1982, n.d.
ca. 0.8 cu. ft., Boxes 78-79

A collection of ten ¾" U-Matic videocassettes. (U-Matic, a professional-grade analog videocassette format, was the standard television production tape during the 1970s and 1980s.) Three of the cassettes have labels which indicate that they are recordings of RAM media appearances; the remaining seven are numbered sequentially but contain no information regarding their contents. In addition, this series contains six U-Matic S cassettes (a miniaturized version of the standard U-Matic cassette designed for onsite recording) whose labels indicate that they contain recording of RAM actions from the early 1980s.

Series 10: Artifacts
n.d.
ca. 0.33 cu. ft., Box F3

An assortment of physical artifacts consisting of a framed photograph (a still life displaying an ashtray, beer bottle and copy of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals) and several children’s shoes.

Container List

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
1975-2001

This series consists chiefly of Theresa Funiciello’s personal papers and published writings; it primarily documents her work as a writer and policy advocate following her departure from the staff of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC).

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 1: Correspondence
1975-2001
ca. 0.33 cu. ft., Box 1

Correspondence received by Funiciello throughout her career, primarily related to her writing and activism. Of particular biographical interest is the 1975 letter (Box 1, Folder 12) admitting Funiciello to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) welfare rolls in New York City.

Box Folder Description
1 1 Correspondence – 1975-1979
1 2 Correspondence – 1980-1984
1 3 Correspondence – 1985-1989
1 4 Correspondence – 1990-1994
1 5 Correspondence – 1995-1999
1 6 Correspondence – 2000-2001, n.d.
1 7 Correspondence and Support Letters – 1986-2000
1 8 Correspondence re: International Women’s Day Panel – 1983
1 9 Email Printouts – 1999-2000
1 10 Email Printouts – 1999-2000
1 11 Letter and Article from Andrea Dworkin – 1995
1 12 Letter of Admission to AFDC Assistance – 1975
1 13 Letter of Recommendation from Sam Hirsch – 1977
1 14 Letter of Recommendation from State Senator Velmanette Montgomery – 1986

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 2: Subject File
1982-1999
ca. 0.8 cu. ft., Boxes 2-3 plus 3 oversized items

Subject files related to Theresa Funiciello’s various activities, including material related to her Revson Fellowship at Columbia University, several newspaper profiles, and assorted notes and drafts.

Box Folder Description
2 1 Center for Women in Government (CWG) / Revson Fellowship – Papers – 1987
2 2 Center for Women in Government (CWG) / Revson Fellowship – Correspondence, Papers, Diploma, 1986-1990; Class Directory, 1999
2 3 Columbia Community Affairs – March 1989 – “A Revson Fellow Close-Up: Theresa Funiciello” – Original Issues
2 4 Draft of Speech[?] – 1986[?]
2 5 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests – Correspondence – 1990
2 6 Sheila Isenberg – “Former Welfare Mother Fights Poverty With Ambitious Agenda” (Profile of Theresa Funiciello) – Daily Freeman – 8 August 1985
2 7 Legislative Women’s Caucus – Memorandum on Housing Issues – 1987
2 8 Legislative Women’s Caucus – “Some Facts and Figures About NYS’s Basic Welfare Grant” – n.d.
2 9 News Clippings about Theresa Funiciello – 1992, 1994
2 10 New York Times Neediest Cases Fund / Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – Notes – late 1980s [1989?]
2 11 Non-Profit Agencies – Research Material – 1991-1992
2 12 Notepads – n.d. (1980s?)
2 13 Notes and Drafts – n.d. (1980s?)
2 14 Notes on Food Banks – n.d. (late 1980s?)
2 15 Notes on Neediest Cases Fund and Related Charities – n.d. (late 1980s?)
2 16 New York State (NYS) Department of Social Services – Memoranda – 1982-1985
2 17 NYS Department of Social Services – Performance Review – 1984
2 18 NYS Department of Social Services – Report on Restricted Payments – Drafts – 1985
3 1 NYS Department of Social Services – Timesheets and Employment Paperwork – 1983-1985
3 2 Presentation Notes – 1980s[?]
3 3 Presentation Notes – 3”x5” Index Cards (4 Packets) – 1980s[?]
3 4 Presentation Notes – 3”x5” Index Cards (3 Packets), 4”x6” Index Cards (1 Packet) – 1980s[?]
3 5 Presentation Notes – Spiral-bound 3”x5” Index Cards (1 Packet) – 1980s[?]
3 6 Unemployment Insurance Forms – 1985-1986
3 7 Woodstock Times 17:46 (17 November 1988) – Profile of Theresa Funiciello
F1 1 Theresa Funiciello – “Fighting for Women’s Voices Award” – Certificate – 1984
F1 2 New York Newsday – 26 October 1988 – David Firestone, “It’s Because I’ve Been There” (profile of Theresa Funiciello) – Original Issues

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 3: Articles
1982-2000
ca. 0.8 cu. ft., Boxes 4-5 plus 2 oversized items

Copies of and material related to Funiciello’s numerous published articles. The level of detail in these files varies widely; some articles are accompanied by an extensive array of notes and drafts, while others are represented only by single photocopies.

Box Folder Description
4 1 “Bandaids and Bureaucrats: How New York Manages the Poor” – Village Voice – 7 June 1988 – Layouts
4 2 “Bandaids and Bureaucrats: How New York Manages the Poor” – Village Voice – 7 June 1988 – Photocopies
4 3 “Born Poor” – Los Angeles Times Magazine – 25 May 1986 – Original Issues
4 4 “Born Poor” – Los Angeles Times Magazine – 25 May 1986 – Photocopies
4 5 “Close Down the Soup Kitchens” – Daily News – 3 December 1989 – Photocopies, Clippings and Responses
4 6 “Critique of ‘A Movement to Transform the Democratic Party’” (with Tom Sanzillo) – 1982[?]
4 7 “Food vs. Shelter: Helping the Poor Pay More for Less” (with Tom Sanzillo) – City Limits – October 1983 – Draft
4 8 “Food vs. Shelter: Helping the Poor Pay More for Less” (with Tom Sanzillo) – City Limits – October 1983 – Photocopies
4 9 “Funiciello’s Two Cents” (response to Gary Dorrien) – Draft – 1991
4 10 “Give Money, Not Advice” – Daily News – 23 July 1989 – Clipping and Photocopy
4 11 “Give Them Shelters” – The Nation – 2 April 1988 – Original Issues
4 12 “Give Them Shelters” – The Nation – 2 April 1988 – Photocopies and Correspondence
4 13 “Give Them Shelters”: Response to Critics – The Nation – 18 June 1988 – Original Issues
4 14 “Housing for Homeless Families: A Permanent Solution” – Drafts – 1987
4 15 “Illegitimate Logic of Newt and Bill’s Welfare Crusades” – Daily News – 30 January 1995 – Photocopy
4 16 “It’s the Welfare Bureaucracy, Stupid!” – Daily News n.d. [mid-1990s?] – Photocopy
4 17 “Join the Caregivers Tax Credit Campaign” – Organizing 22 (December 2000) – Photocopies and Original Issue
4 18 “New York’s ‘Work-Not-Welfare’ Program” – Dissent – Fall 1987 – Draft and Correspondence – 1986-1987
4 19 “New York’s ‘Work-Not-Welfare’ Program” – Dissent – Fall 1987 – Reprints
4 20 “The Poverty Industry: Do Government and Charities Create the Poor?” – Ms. – November-December 1990 – Photocopies
4 21 “Resume of a P.A. Mother” – Handwritten Manuscript – n.d.
4 22 “Rolling Back the Clock” – Newsday – 3 June 1992 – Photocopy
4 23 “The Soup Kitchen Elite” – USA Today – 2 February 1995 – Photocopy
4 24 “The Story Behind the Times Neediest Cases Fund” – Village Voice – 28 November 1989 – Drafts and Correspondence
4 25 “The Story Behind the Times Neediest Cases Fund” – Village Voice – 28 November 1989 – Notes, Drafts, Research Material, Correspondence – 1989
4 26 “The Story Behind the Times Neediest Cases Fund” – Village Voice – 28 November 1989 – Photocopy
4 27 “The Story Behind the Times Neediest Cases Fund” Responses – December 1989 – Clippings and Photocopy
5 1 “The Story Behind the Times Neediest Cases Fund” – News Coverage – Keller, Claire – “Why the Voice Didn’t Steal Christmas: The Story Behind ‘The Story Behind the Times Neediest Cases Fund’” – Flatiron vol. 1 no. 9 (January 1990) – Original Issues and Clippings
5 2 “The Voter Registration Strategy: A Critique” (with Tom Sanzillo) – Social Policy – Summer 1983
5 3 “The Voter Registration Strategy: A Critique” (with Tom Sanzillo) – Social Policy – Summer 1983 – Correspondence and Responses
5 4 “‘War on Poverty’ Really a War Against the Poor” – Daily News – 6 October 1992 – Photocopy
5 5 “The War on Poverty That Wasn’t” – Draft – 1989
5 6 “Welfare in the Cuomo Years: Less is Less” (with Sanford F. Schram) – in Colby, Peter W. et al., eds., New York State Today: Politics, Government, Public Policy, 2nd ed. – 1989 – Photocopy
5 7 “Welfare Mothers Earn Their Way” – Christianity and Crisis 44:20 (10 December 1984) – Original Issues
5 8 “Welfare Mothers Earn Their Way” – Christianity and Crisis 44:20 (10 December 1984) – Photocopies
5 9 “Welfare Mothers Earn Their Way” – Christianity and Crisis 44:20 – Correspondence and Responses – 1984-1985
5 10 “The Welfare/Dependency Mythos” – Typescript – n.d. (early 1980s?)
5 11 “The Welfare/Dependency Mythos” – Drafts – 1986
5 12 “Women, Work and Poverty” – Draft – n.d.
5 13 “Work Inside the Home is Still Work, Right?” – Ms. – March/April 1988 – Photocopy
5 14 “The Work of Women (and the Mistakes of Workfare Organizing)” – Third Force 5:5 (November/December 1987) – Photocopy
F1 3 Village Voice – 33:23 (7 June 1988) – “Bandaids & Bureaucrats: How New York Manages the Poor” – Original Issues
F1 4 Village Voice – 34:48 (28 November 1989) – “The Story Behind the Times Neediest Cases Fund” – Original Issues

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 4: Poverty: The Number One Killer of Our Children
1988
ca. 0.4 cu. ft., Boxes 5-6

Material related to Poverty: The Number One Killer of Our Children, the 1988 report which Funiciello prepared for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA). This sub-series includes copies of the report, clippings of the press coverage which the report received, and a small assortment of related correspondence.

Box Folder Description
5 15 Artwork – 1988
5 16 Correspondence – 1988
5 17 Correspondence between Theresa Funiciello and FPWA – 1988
5 18 Newspaper Coverage – 1988
5 19 Newspaper Coverage – Bonnie Langston. “Poverty: New York System Costs Children Dearly.” Sunday Freeman 20 November 1988.
5 20 Newspaper Coverage – Sydney H. Schanberg. “Cheap Slogans Won’t Put An End To Poverty.” New York Newsday 14 October 1988.
5 21 Newspaper Coverage – Ingrid Sturgis. “Erasing Myths About Poverty.” Unidentified newspaper [upstate New York?]
5 22 Newspaper Coverage – Ellen Tumposky. “Poorest Kids are Getting Burned.” Daily News 14 October 1988.
5 23 Printed Copies – 1988
6 1 Printed Copies – 1988
6 2 Printed Copies – 1988

Series 1: Theresa Funiciello – Writings and Personal Papers
Sub-series 5: Tyranny of Kindness
1986-1999
ca. 0.6 cu. ft., Boxes 6-7 plus one oversized item

Materials related to Funiciello’s 1993 book Tyranny of Kindness. Includes numerous drafts and proposals, an extensive file of reader correspondence, and a 1995 draft by Funiciello of a screenplay based on the book.

Box Folder Description
6 3 Book Proposal – Draft and Correspondence – 1986-1989
6 4 Book Proposal – Drafts – late 1980s[?]
6 5 Book Proposal – 1989[?]
6 6 Book Proposal – Draft and Correspondence – 1989-1990
6 7 Book Proposal – Drafts – 1992
6 8 Book Proposal – Draft – 1992
7 1 Contract – 1992
7 2 Contract – Correspondence – 1992-1996
7 3 Correspondence – 1993
7 4 Correspondence – 1994
7 5 Correspondence – 1995-1998, n.d.
7 6 Fundraising Correspondence – 1990
7 7 Movie Script – Draft – 1995
7 8 Order Form – Layout – 1994
7 9 Review – 1994
7 10 Royalties – Statements and Correspondence – 1992-1999
7 11 Sample Chapter – Drafts, Notes, Research Material – 1989-1990, n.d.
F1 5 Springfield College – Law and Politics of Poverty Class – Scrapbook on Tyranny of Kindness – 1996

Series 2: Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) / Redistribute America Movement (RAM) Organizational Records
1977-1991 (bulk 1979-1985)

This series documents the activities of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) and its activist arm, the Redistribute America Movement (RAM).

Series 2: DWAC/RAM Organizational Records
Sub-series 1: Administrative Records
1978-1986
ca. 0.6 cu. ft., Boxes 8-9

The administrative records of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) and Redistribute America Movement (RAM), including annual reports, meeting minutes, and internal memoranda.

Box Folder Description
8 1 Annual Report – Fiscal Year Ending (FYE) 6/30/1979
8 2 Annual Report – FYE 6/30/1980
8 3 Annual Report – FYE 6/30/1981
8 4 Annual Report – FYE 6/30/1982
8 5 Annual Report – FYE 6/30/1983
8 6 Annual Report – FYE 6/30/1985
8 7 Board and Committee Meeting Minutes – 1981-1984
8 8 Board Meeting Minutes – 1980
8 9 Board Meeting Minutes – 1984-1986
8 10 Board of Directors – Meeting Minutes and Memoranda – 1979
8 11 Board of Directors – Meeting Minutes and Memoranda – 1980
8 12 Board of Directors – Meeting Minutes and Memoranda – 1981
8 13 Board of Directors – Meeting Minutes and Memoranda – 1982
8 14 Board of Directors – Meeting Minutes and Memoranda – 1983-1984
8 15 Board of Directors – Meeting Notes – 1980-1981, n.d.
8 16 Board of Directors – Resolution re: Board Composition – 1980
8 17 Board Meetings – Agendas, Minutes and Support Material – 1979
9 1 Board Meetings – Agendas, Minutes and Support Material – 1980
9 2 Board Meetings – Agendas, Minutes and Support Material – 1981
9 3 Board Meetings – Agendas, Minutes and Support Material – 1982
9 4 Board Meetings – Agendas, Minutes and Support Material – 1983
9 5 Board Meetings – Agendas, Minutes and Support Material – 1984
9 6 Board Meetings – Agendas, Minutes and Support Material – 1985
9 7 Board Meetings – Agendas, Minutes and Support Material – 1986
9 8 By-Laws – 1980
9 9 By-Laws – n.d.
9 10 Certificate of Incorporation – 1978
9 11 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) Personnel Contracts – 1978-1980
9 12 Change of Address Mailing – 1986
9 13 Consultants – Notes and Invoices – 1982-1983
9 14 Correspondence and Memoranda – 1980-1985
9 15 Internal Correspondence and Memoranda – 1980
9 16 Internal Correspondence and Memoranda – 1981
9 17 Internal Correspondence and Memoranda – 1982
9 18 Internal Correspondence and Memoranda – n.d.
9 19 Job Opening Announcement – Head Organizer – 1981
9 20 Letters of Agreement – Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT) – 1984
9 21 Letter of Agreement – Phil Weitzman Consultancy – 1982[?]
9 22 Letter of Agreement – Social Agenda – 1984
9 23 Letter of Agreement – Theresa Funiciello Consultancy – 1982
9 24 Lists of Board Members – 1983, n.d.
9 25 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Annual Survey – 1982
9 26 Personnel Policies – Draft – n.d.
9 27 Personnel Policies – Drafts, Correspondence, Memoranda – 1979
9 28 Schedule (Theresa Funiciello) – 1981-1982
9 29 Staff Retreat – June 1980 – Photographs
9 30 Statewide Coordinating Committee Organizational Structure – 1981
9 31 Stationery – early 1980s[?]

 

Series 2: DWAC/RAM Organizational Records
Sub-series 2: Financial Records
1977-1991
ca. 3.0 cu. ft., Boxes 10-18

The financial records of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) and Redistribute America Movement (RAM), including an extensive collection of bank statements and tax returns as well as numerous smaller account files and miscellaneous financial records.

Box Folder Description
10 1 All Kinds of Products, Inc. (Office Supplies) – Invoice – 1982
10 2 Amalgamated Bank #01-018448 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 6/1978-6/1979
10 3 Amalgamated Bank #01-018448 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 7/1979-12/1979
10 4 Annual Report (Financial) – Fiscal Year Ending (FYE) 6/30/1983
10 5 Balance Sheets – 1979
10 6 Balance Sheet and Receipts – Eight Months Ending 2/29/1984
10 7 Balance Sheet and Receipts – FYE 6/30/1985
10 8 Billing Statements – 1980-1983
10 9 Budget – Notes – 1980[?]
10 10 Canon Photocopier – Lease, Invoices and Documentation – 1983
10 11 Cancelled Checks (Unidentified Accounts) – 1977
10 12 Cash Disbursement Journal – 1978-1979
10 13 Cash Disbursement Journal (“Manufacturers Hanover”) – 1979-1980
10 14 Central Supply – Invoices – 1982-1983
10 15 Checkbooks (Unidentified Bank Account) – 1977-1978
10 16 Chemical Bank – List of Checking Signators – 1979
10 17 Chemical Bank – List of Signators – 1979
10 18 Chemical Bank – Safe Deposit Box – Invoices – 1982-1983
10 19 Chemical Bank – Statements of Interest Income – 1981, 1984
10 20 Chemical Bank – #097-012629 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 11/1981-12/1981
10 21 Chemical Bank – #097-017663 – Bank Statements, Cancelled Checks and Disbursement Journal – 7/1985-12/1985
11 1 Chemical Bank – #097-020923 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 9/1979-5/1980
11 2 Chemical Bank – #097-020923 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 7/1981-12/1981
11 3 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 11/1979-12/1979
11 4 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 1/1980
11 5 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 2/1980
11 6 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 3/1980
11 7 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 4/1980
11 8 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 5/1980
11 9 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 6/1980
11 10 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 7/1981
11 11 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 8/1981
11 12 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 9/1981
11 13 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 10/1981
11 14 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 11/1981
11 15 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 12/1981
11 16 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 7/1985-11/1985
12 1 Chemical Bank – #097-021180 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 1/1986-3/1986
12 2 Chemical Bank – #097-021466 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 12/1979-6/1980
12 3 Chemical Bank – #097-021466 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 7/1981-12/1981
12 4 Chemical Bank – #097-021466[?] – Ledger Sheet – 1983
12 5 Chemical Bank – #097-073319 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 9/1979-6/1980
12 6 Chemical Bank – #097-073319 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 6/1981-12/1981
12 7 Chemical Bank – #097-073319 – Statements – 7/1985-11/1985
12 8 Chemical Bank – #097-073319 – Final Statement and Letter of Cancellation – 1986
12 9 Chemical Bank – Various Accounts – Statements and Deposit Slips – 4/1981-1/1982
12 10 Con Edison – Invoices – 1983
12 11 Correspondence re: Sales Tax Exemption Certificate – 1987
12 12 Correspondence and Notes to Bob Ostrow re: DWAC Financial Records – 1983-1986, n.d.
12 13 Correspondence with IRS – 1981
12 14 Correspondence with IRS re: Schedule A Exemption Form (Form 990) – 1981
12 15 Correspondence with Social Security Administration re: 1978 Payroll Taxes – 1986
12 16 Donation Records – 27 March 1980 Albany Rally
12 17 Expense Sheets – January 1983
12 18 Expense Sheets – February 1983
12 19 Expense Sheets – March 1983
13 1 Expense Sheets – April 1983
13 2 Expense Sheets – May 1983
13 3 Expense Sheets – June 1983
13 4 Expense Sheets – July 1983
13 5 Expense Sheets – August 1983
13 6 Expense Sheets – September 1983 – March 1984
13 7 Financial Status Reports – 1981-1983
13 8 Funding Report[?] – 1980
13 9 Greater New York Savings Bank – Retirement Plan (Keogh IRA) – Statements and Documents – 1979-1982
13 10 Income Record – 1978-1974
13 11 Income Tax Forms – FYE 6/30/1979
13 12 Income Tax Forms – FYE 6/30/1980
13 13 Income Tax Forms – FYE 6/30/1981
14 1 Income Tax Forms – FYE 6/30/1981 (continued)
14 2 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1982
14 3 Income Tax Forms – FYE 6/30/1982
14 4 Income Tax Forms – FYE 6/30/1983
14 5 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1983
14 6 Income Tax Forms – FYE 6/30/1984
15 1 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1985
15 2 Income Tax Return – FYE 6/30/1985 – Application of Extension for Time to File
15 3 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1986
15 4 Income Tax Return – FYE 6/30/1986 – W-3 Forms
15 5 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1987
15 6 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1988
15 7 Income Tax Forms – FYE 6/30/1989
15 8 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1989
15 9 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1990[?]
15 10 Income Tax Forms – FYE 6/30/1991
15 11 Interest Income Slip – 1984
15 12 IRS Status Letter – 1981
15 13 Lease – 853 Broadway #1103-04 – 1979
15 14 Legal Code Subscription – Invoice – 1983
15 15 Legal Research on Tax-Exempt Status – 1982
15 16 Letter from IRS re: Nonprofit Status – 1981
15 17 Letter from IRS – 1987
15 18 Lincoln Typewriters – Receipts and Service Agreements – 1979-1982
15 19 List of Donors – 1981
15 20 List of Sponsors / Subscribers – n.d.
15 21 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company #065-0016249 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 12/1977-5/1978
16 1 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company #065-0016249 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 7/1978-3/1979
16 2 Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company #065-0016249 – Statements and Cancelled Checks – 4/1979-1/1980
16 3 Medical Insurance for Jackie Goeings – Correspondence and Invoices – 1983-1984
16 4 Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company Stock Grant – Documents and Correspondence – 1982-1983
16 5 Miscellaneous Invoices – 1979-1980, 1986
16 6 Mr. Mimeo – Invoices – 1983
16 7 New York State Filing Fee Exemption Letter – 1989
16 8 New York State Unemployment Insurance Forms – 1985
16 9 New York Telephone – Various Accounts – Invoices – 1983
16 10 New York Telephone – Various Accounts – Documents, Correspondence and Invoices – 1981-1985
16 11 Non-Profit Tax Exemption – 1978
16 12 Norstar Bank[?] – Disbursement Journal – 9/1986
16 13 Norstar Bank[?] – Ledger – 9/1985-3/1986
16 14 NYS Income Tax Withholding Forms – 1978-1980
16 15 NYS Sales Tax Exemption – Application and Certifications – 1979-1984
16 16 NYS Tax Records – 1986-1990
16 17 Parking Tickets – 1980-1983
16 18 Payroll Taxes – 1979
17 1 Payroll Taxes – 1984
17 2 Payroll Taxes – 1985
17 3 Payroll Tax Records / State Insurance Fund – 1985-1987
17 4 Payroll Tax Records – 1986-1987
17 5 Payroll Records – 1986
17 6 Petty Cash Disbursement Ledger – 3/1986-5/1986
17 7 Petty Cash Record – 12/1983-3/1984
17 8 Post Office – Documents, Correspondence and Invoices – 1980-1983
17 9 Project Budgets – 1984
17 10 Receipts and Expenses – 1982-1985
17 11 Receipt for Lease – November 1985
17 12 Social Action Center (Albany) – Invoices and Pledge Slips – 1983
17 13 Sprint Account – #0082214 – Documents and Invoices – 1982-1983
17 14 State Office Supply and Printing – Invoices – 1983
17 15 Sunshine Rent-A-Car – Invoice – 1983
17 16 Tax Exemption Letter – 2000
17 17 Unemployment Insurance Records – 1978-1979
17 18 Unemployment Insurance Records – 1986-1989
17 19 Various Office Supply Companies – Invoices – 1982
17 20 W-4 Forms – 1979-1983
17 21 Workers’ Compensation Insurance – 1978-1979
18 1 Chemical Bank #097-021180 – Ledger – 1985
18 2 DWAC – Financial Statements – 1975-1979
18 3 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1979, 6/30/1980
18 4 Income Tax Return – FYE 6/30/1979 – Supporting Documentation
18 5 Income Tax Return – FYE 6/30/1980 – Supporting Documentation
18 6 Income Tax Records – FYE 6/30/1981
18 7 Income Tax Return – FYE 6/30/1981 – Supporting Documentation
18 8 Income Tax Return – FYE 6/30/1982 – Supporting Documentation
18 9 Income Tax Return – FYE 6/30/1984 – Supporting Documentation
18 10 Income Tax Return – FYE 6/30/1985 – Supporting Documentation
18 11 Karren Thomas Check Fraud / Chemical Bank – Affidavits and Correspondence – 1985-1986
18 12 Marine Midland Bank #001-77978-8 – Ledgers, Statements and Cancelled Checks – 4/1986-6/1986
18 13 Non-Profit Tax Code – Correspondence and Legal Guide – 1980
18 14 Payroll Sheets and Ledger – 1979, n.d.
18 15 Receipts and Ledgers – 1977-1978
18 16 Receipts – 1985-1986

Series 2: DWAC/RAM Organizational Records
Sub-series 3: Grants and Fundraising
1977-1985
ca. 0.6 cu. ft., Boxes 19-20

Records related to the fundraising activity of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC), including grant proposals and correspondence with various foundations.

Box Folder Description
19 1 Campaign for Human Development – Application and Grant Agreement – Responsive Welfare Project – 1979
19 2 Campaign for Human Development (CHD) Grant – Grant Agreement and Quarterly Reports – 1980-1981
19 3 Campaign for Human Development – Grantee Quarterly Report – 15 February 1980
19 4 Foundation Correspondence – Campaign for Human Development – 1981
19 5 Foundation Correspondence – Center for Community Change – 1980
19 6 Foundation Correspondence – Field Foundation – 1981
19 7 Foundation Correspondence – Hugh M. Hefner Foundation – 1979
19 8 Foundation Correspondence – John Hay Whitney Foundation – 1978-1979
19 9 Foundation Correspondence – Ms. Foundation – 1980
19 10 Foundation Correspondence – New York Foundation – 1979
19 11 Foundation Correspondence – New York Foundation – 1980
19 12 Foundation Correspondence – Norman Foundation – 1979
19 13 Foundation Correspondence – North Shore Unitarian Veatch Program – 1979-1980
19 14 Foundation Correspondence – Presbyterian Hunger Program – 1983
19 15 Foundation Correspondence – Public Interest Law Foundation – 1979
19 16 Foundation Correspondence – Rockefeller Family Fund – 1979
19 17 Foundation Correspondence – United Church Board for Homeland Ministries – 1979
19 18 Fundraiser / Celebration 15 May 1981 – Invitation
19 19 Fundraising Correspondence – 1978-1979
19 20 Fundraising – Foundation Grants and Reports – 1984-1985
19 21 Fundraising Report – 1981
19 22 Fundraising Report – 1983
19 23 Grant Application – Campaign for Human Development – 1980
19 24 Grant Correspondence – 1980-1981
19 25 Grantee Reports – 1980-1983
19 26 Grant Proposals – 1979-1984
20 1 Grant Proposal – 1981
20 2 Grant Proposal (“Robin Hood Was Right”) – late 1970s[?]
20 3 Grant Proposal – Community Service Society – Drafts – 1978
20 4 Grant Proposal – “Project: Responsive Welfare” – 1979
20 5 Grant Proposal Packet – late 1970s[?]
20 6 Grant Proposal Packet – late 1970s[?]
20 7 Grant Proposal in conjunction with People’s Information Center (PIC) – 1977[?]
20 8 Grant Proposal Packet – 1978
20 9 Grant Proposal Packet – 1980
20 10 New York Foundation – Reports and Correspondence – 1980-1985
20 11 Notes on Grant Applications[?] – 1980
20 12 Public Interest Law Foundation – 1979

Series 2: DWAC/RAM Organizational Records
Sub-series 4: Activism and Advocacy
1975-1991
ca. 2.0 cu. ft., Boxes 21-26

These records document the organizing and advocacy activities of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) and Redistribute America Movement (RAM). The bulk of the material in this sub-series consists of materials related to RAM’s organizing drives and public protests, including flyers, newsletters and an extensive collection of newspaper and magazine clippings. It also includes various formal reports issued by DWAC, including the 1979 pamphlet “Children on Welfare… Families in Need” (Box 21, Folder 6) and the 1983 report on “The In-Human Resources Administration’s Churning Campaign” (Box 24, Folder 15), as well as subject files relating to particular issue campaigns. The day-to-day advocacy work of the Center is less well-represented, but the blank forms in Box 21, Folder 20 provide insight into what a typical case looked like.

Box Folder Description
21 1 Albany March – 27 March 1980 – Flyers, Correspondence, Internal Documents
21 2 Allies Contact Sheets – [early 1980s?]
21 3 April Fool’s Day Action Against Mobil Oil – Press Releases, Correspondence – 1982
21 4 Diana Autin. “Death Valley Days. Your Host: Ronald Reagan.” WIN 1 August 1981.
21 5 Certificate for Theresa Funiciello – 1981
21 6 “Children on Welfare… Families in Need” (Pamphlet) – 1979
21 7 Christmas 1981 Tour – Correspondence – 1981
21 8 Churning – Press Releases and News Clippings – 1983-1984
21 9 Churning – Research Material – Reports and Studies – 1982-1987
21 10 Clothe Our Children Campaign – Campaign Schedule – 1980
21 11 Community Action Legal Services (CALS) – Correspondence and Memoranda – 1980-1985
21 12 Correspondence and Documents from Other Progressive Organizations – 1981-1983
21 13 Documents on Organizing Techniques – 1977-1982
21 14 “Draft Testimony” against S. 3470 – late 1970s[?]
21 15 Ephemera, n.d.
21 16 Fifth Anniversary Celebration – 14 November 1979 – Leaflet
21 17 Flyers – 1980
21 18 Flyers – 1981, n.d.
21 19 Flyer – “Budget Cut Jamboree” – n.d.
21 20 Flyers and Forms – Advocacy – 1979-1981, n.d.
22 1 “Helping the Poor Pay More for Less: The Welfare Rent Charade” – n.d.
22 2 “Helping the Poor Pay More for Less: The Welfare Rent Charade” – 1981[?]
22 3 “How to Begin Getting What Your RAM Chapter Needs” – 1980[?]
22 4 Information and Training Packet – 1991[?]
22 5 Leaflet – “What is RAM?” – 1979[?]
22 6 Leaflet – “¿Que es RAM?” (Spanish) – 1979[?]
22 7 Legislative Reports – 1978-1979
22 8 Letter re: Establishing a National Welfare Rights Organization – Draft – 1980
22 9 Letters of Appeal to DSS Commissioner – 1980
22 10 Letters of Support – 1978-1980
22 11 Letters of Support – 1981
22 12 List of Press Conference Speakers – n.d.
22 13 List of Upstate Contacts – 1980
22 14 Loose and Unidentified Pages – 1984, n.d.
22 15 Media Bibliography – Index
22 16 Media Bibliography – 1978
22 17 Media Bibliography – 1979
22 18 Media Bibliography – 1980
22 19 Media Bibliography – 1981
22 20 Media Bibliography – 1982
22 21 Media Bibliography – 1983
22 22 Memorandum re: Welfare Grant Increase – Draft – 1980
22 23 Mobil Oil Housing Proposal – 1981[?]
22 24 Mobil Oil Housing Grant Proposal – Proposals and Correspondence – 1983
22 25 Mobil Oil Proposal Packet – n.d.
22 26 News Clippings – 1975
22 27 News Clippings – 1976
22 28 News Clippings – 1978
22 29 News Clippings – 1979
23 1 News Clippings – 1980
23 2 News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1980
23 3 News Clippings – 1981
23 4 News Clippings – 1982
23 5 News Clippings – 1983
23 6 News Clippings – 1984
23 7 News Clippings – Anne Herman – 1983
23 8 News Clippings – Two-party Rent Check Campaign – 1978
23 9 News Clippings – Welfare Center Abuse – 1978-1979
23 10 New York City Housing Authority FOIA Request – 1983
23 11 Notes and Drafts (Handwritten) – n.d.
23 12 Notes and Invoices from RAM Conference – 1981
23 13 The Other Voice vol. 1 no. 1 (February 1979)
23 14 Permit for 27 March 1980 Albany Demonstration – 1980
23 15 Position Paper on Two-party Rent Checks – 1984
23 16 Press Kits – 1980-1982
23 17 Press Release re: Press Conference – n.d.
23 18 Press Release – Welfare Grant Increase – 1979
23 19 “RAM Comes Into Its Own” (Manuscript Notebook) – early 1980s[?]
23 20 RAM-CRAM Training Packet – June 1979
23 21 The RAM’s Horn #2 (December 1979)
23 22 The RAM’s Horn #4 (March 1980)
24 1 The RAM’s Horn #5 (May 1980)
24 2 The RAM’s Horn #6 (July 1980)
24 3 The RAM’s Horn #7 (November-December 1980)
24 4 The RAM’s Horn [Vol. 2?] #7 (May 1981)
24 5 RAM v. Blum – Summons and Affidavit – 1979
24 6 RAM v. Blum – Decision – 1980
24 7 Sample Child Support Affidavit – 1981
24 8 Sample Forms for Local Chapters[?] – n.d.
24 9 “Some Facts and Figures About NYS’s Basic Welfare Grant”
24 10 Songs – 1981
24 11 Songs – 1982
24 12 “Speech Delivered by Theresa Funiciello at the Club-C Conference” – 30 January 1982
24 13 Statewide Conference – 1981
24 14 “Support Materials: Leadership Development Phase II” – 1981-1982
24 15 “The In-Human Resources Administration’s Churning Campaign” – 1983
24 16 Tour of Northeastern Welfare Rights Organizations – Schedule and Addresses – 1982
24 17 Travel Log – 1981
24 18 Two-party Rent Check Campaign – “Cynthia: A Case History of Two-party Checks” – 1978
24 19 Two-party Rent Check Campaign – DWAC Reports and Position Papers – 1978-1979
24 20 Two-party Rent Check Campaign – “Memorandum of DWAC to NYS-DSS Institutional Review Board” – 1978
25 1 Two-party Rent Check Campaign – Reports, Correspondence and Research Material – 1977-1980
25 2 Two-party Rent Check Campaign – Research Material – NYC Human Resources Administration Study Proposal (1 of 2) – 1978
25 3 Two-party Rent Check Campaign – Research Material – NYC Human Resources Administration Study Proposal (2 of 2) – 1978
25 4 Two-party Rent Check Campaign – Research Material – 1978
25 5 Welfare Grant Increase Coalition – Fliers and Leaflets – 1981-1982
25 6 Welfare Rights Questionnaire – 1983
25 7 “Who’s On The Dole: A RAM Fact Sheet” – 1981[?]
25 8 “W.O.W. (Women on Welfare) Now!” – early 1980s[?]
26 1 Annual Report – Draft – 1980-1981
26 2 Flyer – “Tax Abatements: Welfare for the Rich” – 1979[?]
26 3 List of Staff Assignments for Conference – late 1970s[?]
26 4 Mobil Oil Housing Grant Proposal – Correspondence – 1982-1983
26 5 New York Times Article on Welfare Grant Levels – Article and Correspondence – 1980
26 6 Notes and Supporting Documents from Board Meetings – 1985[?]
26 7 Notes on Welfare and Poverty – early 1980s[?]
26 8 Report on Low-income Housing – Drafts – 1981[?]
F2 1 DWAC – Poster – late 1970s[?]
EL1   Color Caricature of Welfare Commissioner Blanche Bernstein – early 1980s?

Series 3: Social Agenda
1983-2006

These records document the activities of Social Agenda, the advocacy think tank which evolved out of the Downtown Welfare Advocate Center (DWAC) during the mid-1980s. Although this series consists exclusively of records relating to Social Agenda as an organization, this arrangement should not be interpreted as drawing too sharp a distinction between Theresa Funiciello’s personal projects and Social Agenda’s organizational activities; in practice, most of Funiciello’s post-1985 work, including the writing of Tyranny of Kindness, was undertaken under the formal auspices of Social Agenda.

Note also that although DWAC proper ceased activity in 1986, it continued to exist on paper for the sake of Social Agenda, which was founded as an organizational unit of DWAC and treated as such for legal and accounting purposes. The records of these two entities have been arranged in separate series, but due to their organizational relationship there is some unavoidable intellectual overlap, particularly in the domain of financial records. The day-to-day financial records of Social Agenda post-1986, such as disbursement ledgers and bank statements, can technically be considered DWAC records and were occasionally labeled as such, but, as they document the activities of Social Agenda rather than DWAC per se, they have been filed with the rest of Social Agenda’s organizational records in Series 3. The significant exception to this arrangement consists of income tax returns, which continued after 1986 to be filed in the name of DWAC; these have been kept with the pre-1986 DWAC tax returns in Series 2 to avoid breaking up their original arrangement.

Series 3: Social Agenda
Sub-series 1: Organizational Records
1983-2002
ca. 1.2 cu. ft., Boxes 27-29 plus 3 oversized items

These records include the administrative, fundraising and financial records of Social Agenda as well as a small collection of subject files. They include an extensive file of correspondence (Box 27, Folder 13) received following Theresa Funiciello’s 1985 appearance on the Phil Donahue Show, during which she debated conservative social scientist Charles Murray.

Box Folder Description
27 1 Annual Update – 1985[?]
27 2 Annual Update – 1987
27 3 Bank Statements – 1984-1987
27 4 Business Card and Pamphlet Layouts – 1984[?]
27 5 California Trip – Correspondence – 1984
27 6 Cash Disbursement Journal – 7/1989-6/1990
27 7 Chemical Bank – 1984-1985
27 8 Computer Purchase – Notes, Invoices, Correspondence, Catalog Clippings – 1991-1992 (contains 1 3.5” floppy diskette)
27 9 Contracts (with DWAC and others), Correspondence – 1985
27 10 Correspondence – 1984-1985
27 11 Correspondence – 1986-1988
27 12 Correspondence – Advisory Board – 1984
27 13 Correspondence re: Donahue Appearance – 1985
27 14 Disbursement Journal – Fiscal Year Ending (FYE) 6/30/1987
28 1 Disbursement Journal – Hands Across America (HAA) Account – 1987
28 2 Foundation Correspondence – 1984, 1988
28 3 Fundraising – Correspondence and Application – 1984
28 4 Fundraising – Correspondence – 1984
28 5 Fundraising – Correspondence – 1984
28 6 Fundraising – Correspondence – 1986
28 7 Fundraising – Letter – 1984
28 8 Grant Applications – Churches – 1984
28 9 Grant Proposal (“If We Can Put A Man On The Moon…”) – 1984
28 10 Grant Proposal Support Material – 1985-1986
28 11 “Housing Homeless Families: A Permanent Solution” – Proposal and Support Materials – 1985-1986
28 12 Information Packet – 1985[?]
28 13 Initial Proposal (as DWAC Social Policy Project) – Drafts and Correspondence – 1983
28 14 Initial Proposal (as DWAC Social Policy Project) – Correspondence and Responses – 1984
28 15 Initial Prospectus – Draft – 1984[?]
28 16 Leadership Development Research Project – Grant Proposal – mid-1980s[?]
28 17 Leadership Development Research Project – Proposal – 1985[?]
28 18 Letters to Editors – 1986
28 19 Letter to IRS re: Form 4977 – 1987
28 20 Loose Clippings and Papers
28 21 Norstar Bank – Cancelled Checks – 1991-1992
28 22 Norstar Bank – Deposit Slips – 1989
28 23 Norstar Bank – Deposit Slips – 1986-1991
28 24 Norstar Bank #576-1033028 – Bank Statements and Disbursement Journal –11/1985-7/1986
28 25 Norstar Bank #576-1033028 – Bank Statements 7/1989-8/1990, Cancelled Checks 10/1989-6/1990
28 26 Norstar Bank #576-5091081 – Statement 19 January 1990
28 27 Payroll and Cash Disbursement Journal – 1986
29 1 Payroll/Disbursement Journal – 1984-1986
29 2 Payroll/Disbursement Journal – 1984, 1986-1987
29 3 Payroll Records – 1985-1986
29 4 Presentation at Socialist Scholars Conference – Program and Handout – 1985
29 5 Receipts – 2002
29 6 Resumes and Associated Correspondence – 1986
29 7 Social Agenda Update / Grant Proposal Packet – 1986[?]
29 8 Social Policy and the Current Economic Crisis – Agenda – 1984
29 9 Social Policy and the Current Economic Crisis – Conference Pamphlet – 1984
29 10 Social Policy and the Current Economic Crisis – Conference Brochure – Layouts – 1984
29 11 Social Policy and the Current Economic Crisis – Correspondence, Agenda, Evaluations – 1984
29 12 Social Policy and the Current Economic Crisis – Invitational Flyers – 1984
29 13 “Statement of Theresa Funiciello to the American Society of Newspaper Editors” – 11 April 1986
29 14 Telephone Message Book – late 1980s[?]
29 15 Updates – 1985-1986
29 16 Village Voice Article Pitches – 1986
F2 2 Social Agenda – “Social Policy and the Current Economic Crisis” – Brochure Layout – 1984
EL2   Social Agenda – Placard – “It Shouldn’t Hurt To Be Born In America” (Child’s Drawing)
EL3   Social Agenda – Placard – “The Future Isn’t Over Yet!” (Child’s Drawing)

Series 3: Social Agenda
Sub-series 2: Hands Across America
1986-1987
ca. 0.6 cu. ft., Boxes 30-31

Records related to the distribution of Hands Across America funds by Social Agenda. They consist primarily of correspondence and financial records.

Box Folder Description
30 1 Administrative Correspondence and Invoices – 1986-1987
30 2 Administrative Expenses – Records and Correspondence – 1986-1987
30 3 Children’s Allowance Campaign – Proposal and Position Papers – 1987
30 4 Committee Members – New York – 1986[?]
30 5 Contact Lists – 1986
30 6 Correspondence with Committee Members – 1986-1987
30 7 Correspondence to Coupon Holders – 1986
30 8 Correspondence from National Sponsor Relations – 1986
30 9 Coupons for Section A Participants (1 of 2) – 1986-1987
30 10 Coupons for Section A Participants (2 of 2) – 1986-1987
30 11 Draft Letter and Ledgers – 1986
30 12 Electronic Correspondence – 1987
30 13 Guidelines Request Mailing List by State – 1986
30 14 Human SERVE Fund – Correspondence and Proposal – 1986
30 15 Hunger Action Network of New York State (HANNYS) – Correspondence and Publications – 1986
31 1 Internal Memoranda and Correspondence – 1986-1987
31 2 L.A. Times Article – 1987
31 3 List of Coupon Holders To Be Funded – 1987[?]
31 4 Miscellaneous Proposals – 1986
31 5 National Coalition for the Homeless – Correspondence and Report – 1986
31 6 News Clippings – 1987
31 7 New York State Meeting – Notes – 1986
31 8 Notepad [Phone Log?] – 1986-1987[?]
31 9 Notes and Drafts – 1986-1987[?]
31 10 Social Agenda – Correspondence – 1986
31 11 Social Agenda – Funding Proposal – Draft – 1986
31 12 Theresa Funiciello – Expense Receipts – 1987
31 13 Weekly Reports – 1986-1987
31 14 Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Association of New York – Correspondence – 1986

Series 3: Social Agenda
Sub-series 3: Caregiver Tax Credit Campaign
1998-2006
ca. 0.3 cu. ft., Box 32

Records related to the Caregiver Tax Credit Campaign, which Social Agenda undertook with the support of the Open Society Institute. They consist primarily of promotional materials from the campaign, including a 2006 comic book, The Adventures of Carrie Giver.

Box Folder Description
32 1 The Adventures of Carrie Giver – Comic Book – 2006
32 2 Articles and Drafts – 1998-2000
32 3 Brochures – n.d.
32 4 Correspondence – 2001
32 5 Correspondence and Proposals – 2000-2001
32 6 Flyer and Brochure Drafts – 2001
32 7 Information Packets – 2002
32 8 Invitations to Open Society Institute (OSI) Briefing – 2001
32 9 Open Society Institute (OSI) Briefing – 2001
32 10 Survey Notes – n.d. [2002?]
32 11 “Who, If Not Me?” Briefing – Information Packets – 30 January 2001

Series 4: The Youth Project
1979-1984
ca. 0.3 cu. ft., Box 33

Records relating to Theresa Funiciello’s 1981-1983 service as director of the Eastern Field Office of the Youth Project, consisting primarily of correspondence and internal memoranda.

Box Folder Description
33 1 Annual Report – 1981-1982
33 2 Center for Popular Economics – Documents and Correspondence – 1979-1982
33 3 Correspondence – 1981-1982
33 4 Correspondence from Grantees – 1983
33 5 Eastern Office – Concept Paper – Drafts and Correspondence –1982
33 6 Eastern Office – Memoranda, Notes and Correspondence – 1981-1983
33 7 Eastern Office – Memoranda, Notes and Correspondence – 1982-1983
33 8 Grant Proposal from Buffalo Federation of Public Housing Tenants – 1983
33 9 Memoranda and Correspondence – 1981-1984
33 10 National Office – Memoranda and Correspondence – 1981-1982
33 11 National Office – Memoranda and Correspondence – 1981-1983
33 12 Puerto Rico – Reports and Memoranda – 1982-1983
33 13 Regional Meeting Reports – 1982
33 14 United Auto Workers – Notes and Correspondence – 1982

Series 5: Mount Vernon (N.Y.) United Tenants (MVUT) / Tom Sanzillo
1979-1986
ca. 0.3 cu. ft., Box 34

This series consists primarily of an assortment of organizational records related to Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT), the Westchester County tenants’ union where Theresa Funiciello’s husband, Tom Sanzillo, worked as an organizer during the early 1980s. It also contains a small assortment of Sanzillo’s personal papers, including article drafts, correspondence and resumes.

Box Folder Description
34 1 Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT) – Budget, Reports, Research Material – 1981-1983
34 2 Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT) – Correspondence – 1982-1986
34 3 Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT) – Daily Argus Article Draft – 1982
34 4 Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT)[?] – Evidence Appendices from Court Case[?] –1982
34 5 Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT) – “The Failure of the Mount Vernon Building Department” – Report – 1982
34 6 Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT) – Flyers – 1980-1985
34 7 Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT) – News Clippings – 1980-1985
34 8 Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT) – Notes, Flyers, Workshop Handouts, News Clippings, Research Material – early 1980s
34 9 Mount Vernon United Tenants (MVUT) – Resumes – 1984
34 10 Tom Sanzillo – Article Draft on Rent Control – early 1980s[?]
34 11 Tom Sanzillo – Correspondence – 1982, n.d.
34 12 Tom Sanzillo – Housing Displacement Study Proposal – early 1980s[?]
34 13 Tom Sanzillo – Material Received at New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) Office of Shelter and Supported Housing – 1979-1980
34 14 Tom Sanzillo – NYSDSS/HHAP Performance Evaluation[?] – n.d. [early 1980s?]
34 15 Tom Sanzillo – Resumes – 1983-1984
34 16 Tom Sanzillo – Revson Grant Support Letter – 1985

Series 6: New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) / Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP)
1982-1990
ca. 1.0 cu. ft., Boxes 35-37

This series collects materials created and received during Theresa Funiciello’s and Tom Sanzillo’s tenure at the New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS). It includes applications from various agencies for Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) grants as well as an extensive file of internal NYSDSS documents and memoranda.

Box Folder Description
35 1 East Harlem Family Center – Correspondence and Documents – 1986-1987
35 2 East Harlem Family Center – Forms and Regulations – 1987
35 3 Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) Application – American Red Cross – 1982-1983
35 4 HHAP Application – Coalition Management Training Company and Victim Services Agency – 1986 (1 of 2)
35 5 HHAP Application – Coalition Management Training Company and Victim Services Agency – 1986 (2 of 2)
35 6 HHAP Applications – Notes and Memoranda – 1983, n.d.
36 1 HHAP Applications – Rating Sheets – 1983
36 2 HHAP Application – Victim Services Agency / New York Urban Coalition – 1983
36 3 HHAP Application – Western Catskills #A-82 – Letter – 1983
36 4 New York City Council – Minutes – 22 January 1987 (Report on Homeless Housing)
36 5 New York City Human Resources Administration – Correspondence, Reports and Memoranda – 1982-1989
36 6 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Correspondence – 1990
36 7 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Documents and Memoranda on Welfare and Poverty – 1983-1989
36 8 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Family Shelter Regulations – Memoranda and Documents – 1984-1989
36 9 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Internal Memoranda and Documents – 1983
36 10 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Internal Memoranda and Documents – 1984
36 11 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Internal Memoranda and Documents – 1985
36 12 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Internal Memoranda and Documents – 1986
37 1 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Internal Memoranda and Documents – 1987
37 2 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Internal Memoranda and Documents – 1988
37 3 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Internal Memoranda and Documents – 1989
37 4 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Internal Memoranda, Correspondence and Documents re: Shelter Allowance Schedule – 1986
37 5 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Internal Memoranda, Correspondence and Documents re: Shelter Allowance Schedule – 1987
37 6 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Low-Income Housing Proposal from Theresa Funiciello and Tom Sanzillo – Drafts, Notes and Memoranda – 1984
37 7 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Homeless Housing Proposals – Articles, Documents, Memoranda – 1983-1988
37 8 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Mailing Lists – 1989
37 9 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS) – Shelter Allowance Schedule – 1988
37 10 New York State Department of Social Services (NYSDSS)[?] – “Suggestions for a Demonstration Project to Expedite Individuals to Permanent Living Situations Rather Than a Shelter” – Draft – 1984[?]
37 11 Office of Shelter and Supported Housing Programs – Receipt for Combined Program – Legal Aid Society – 1989
37 12 Rural Ulster Preservation Company (RUPCO) – Letter – 1988
37 13 WESTHELP Report – “Transitional Housing for Homeless Families in Westchester County” – late 1980s[?]

Series 7: Research Material
1972-2002

This series contains an extensive collection of research material on poverty, homelessness and welfare accumulated by Theresa Funiciello and Tom Sanzillo over the course of their respective careers.

Series 7: Research Material
Sub-series 1: Subject File
1972-2002 (bulk 1980-1990)
ca. 6.6 cu. ft., Boxes 38-58 plus 2 oversized items

These records have been organized alphabetically by subject. Of particular interest are the files of material on various charities, such as City Harvest and the Times Neediest Cases Fund, which Funiciello accumulated during her research into corruption and inefficiency in the nonprofit world; the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, in particular, is represented by several folders of internal documents. The subseries also includes files on numerous legal cases related to welfare and housing policy, extensive collections of news clippings, journal articles and agency reports, and individual files on a wide variety of subjects. Some files in this series contain correspondence between Funiciello and the subject of the file.

Box Folder Description
38 1 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Proposed Economic Rights Project – Memoranda – 1980
38 2 Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Quality Control (QC) – Reports and Memoranda – 1980-1984
38 3 Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Quality Control (QC) – Reports and Memoranda – 1980-1984
38 4 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) – Accounting Principles and Reporting Practices for Certain Nonprofit Organizations – 1978
38 5 “A Voice of Experience Applauds Funiciello” – Christianity and Crisis – 24 December 1984 – Photocopies
38 6 “Background Information on Public Assistance and Restricted Checks” – 1984
38 7 Basic Income Research Group – Newsletters and Reports – 1984-1985
38 8 “Beyond Band-Aids: Shaping Public Policy in New York” (Conference) – Correspondence and Agenda – 1990
38 9 Bibliographies (Various Subjects) – 1978, n.d.
38 10 Ralph Bledsoe et al. – “Productivity Management in the California Social Services Program” – 1972
38 11 Brandeis University Conference – “Toward Social and Economic Justice” – Working Papers (1 of 2) – 1984
38 12 Brandeis University Conference – “Toward Social and Economic Justice – Working Papers (2 of 2) and Correspondence – 1984
38 13 Justice William J. Brennan – Cardozo Lecture – 1987
38 14 Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services – Information Packet – 1989
39 1 Brooklyn Bureau of Community Services – Project Moving On – Newsletter – 1989
39 2 J. Larry Brown – Reports on Nutrition in Low-Income Families – 1983
39 3 Campaign for Human Development – Reports, Fundraising Information, Correspondence – 1982-1983
39 4 Cape Alliance – News Clippings – 1982
39 5 Tim Casey – “Fertility and Natality” – Draft – 1982
39 6 Catholic Charities – Research Material – 1989-1990
39 7 CCAG[?] – Memorandum re: Involvement in Electoral Politics – 1981
39 8 Center for Women in Government – Fellowship on Women and Public Policy – Directory – n.d.
39 9 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – Report and Press Releases – 1985-1986
39 10 Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law – Memoranda to Welfare Specialists – 1980, 1984
39 11 Charity – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1989, 1991
39 12 Child Abuse – News Clippings – 1986-1991
39 13 Children’s Collaborative – Conference Packet, Correspondence with Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – 1987
39 14 Coalition for Basic Human Needs (CBHN) – Flyers – 1982
39 15 Coalition for the Homeless – “Position Statement of the Board of Directors on the New York State Welfare Grant Increase” – 1983
39 16 Coalition for the Homeless in Westchester – Reports and News Clippings – 1986
39 17 Community Action Legal Services (CALS) – Mailing for Welfare Advocates – 1985-1989
39 18 Community Food Resource Center – Correspondence – 1986
39 19 Community Food Resource Center – Income Tax Return – 1989
39 20 Community Service Society (CSS) – Committee on Income Security – Reports and Memoranda – 1977-1978
40 1 Community Service Society (CSS) – Memorandum re: Black Veterans for Social Justice – 1989
40 2 Community Service Society (CSS) – Newspaper Clipping on Employee Strike – n.d.
40 3 Community Service Society (CSS) – Shelter Development Project – Proposal and Reports – 1982-1983
40 4 Consumer Price Index – Article – 1987
40 5 Corporation for Legal Services (CLS) – Reading Group Packet – 10 October [1984?]
40 6 Mario Cuomo – News Clippings – 1983-1986
40 7 Economic Policy – Articles – 1987
40 8 Electoral Politics – Articles – 1982-1984
40 9 Electoral Politics – New World Conference – Articles, Agenda and Correspondence – 1983
40 10 Emergency Assistance Rehousing Program (EARP) – Reports – 1988, n.d.
40 11 Environmentalists for Full Employment – Report – 1984
40 12 “Factchecking / Legal Procedure for Editors” – Unidentified Periodical – n.d.
40 13 Falling Wall Press – Article and Pamphlet Photocopies on Wages-for-Housework – 1975-1977
40 14 Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) – Shelter Grant Guidelines – 1986
40 15 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – Briefing on Poverty and Welfare in New York – 13 October 1988
40 16 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – Hunger Watch: A Report on Poverty and Hunger in New York City – 1992
41 1 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – Internal Records – 1987-1989
41 2 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – Internal Records – 1987-1990
41 3 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – Internal Records – 1988-1989
41 4 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – Internal Records – 1988-1989
41 5 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – Research Material – 1986-1988
41 6 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) – Theresa Funiciello Notes and Correspondence – 1989-1991
41 7 Fenton Communications – Newsletters – 1984
41 8 Fighting Hunger with Prepared and Perishable Food: A Technical Assistance Manual (1 of 2)
42 1 Fighting Hunger with Prepared and Perishable Food: A Technical Assistance Manual (2 of 2)
42 2 Food Banks – Research Material – 1989-1994
42 3 Food Banks – Food For Survival – Research Material – 1987-1991
42 4 Food Banks – Second Harvest – Research Material – 1986-1992
42 5 Food Policy – Reports, Articles and Documents – 1983-1988
42 6 Food Stamps – Information – 1982
42 7 Foundation for American Communications – Conference Documents – 1986
42 8 Marilyn Gardner – “Children of the 80s: Our Choices, Their Futures” – Christian Science Monitor – 16 September 1986 – Clipping and Photocopies
42 9 George H.W. Bush Child Care Plan – Press Releases and Clippings – 1988-1990
43 1 Glickenhaus & Co. – Prospectus – 1993[?]
43 2 Greater New York March of Dimes – The Campaign for Healthier Babies (Pamphlet) – 1986
43 3 Hawkins, Delafield and Wood – “1989 Amendments to the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit” (Report) – 1989
43 4 Homelessness and Housing – News Clippings – 1983-1986
43 5 Homelessness and Housing – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1983-1986
43 6 Homelessness and Panhandling – News Clippings – 1989-1990
43 7 Homelessness – Legal Decisions – 1985-1986
43 8 Homelessness – Legal Documents, Reports and Memoranda – 1983-1985
43 9 Homelessness – McCain v. Koch – Legal Documents (1 of 2) – 1983
43 10 Homelessness – McCain v. Koch – Legal Documents (2 of 2) – 1983
43 11 Homelessness – Memoranda and Correspondence – 1983-1985
43 12 Homelessness – News Clippings – 1982-1983
43 13 Homelessness – News Clipping and Journal Articles – 1983-1988
44 1 Homelessness – Notes and Research Material – 1983-1986
44 2 Homelessness – Program Proposals – 1985-1987
44 3 Homelessness – Reports – 1981-1987
44 4 Homeless Shelters – Reports and Research Material – 1980-1988
44 5 Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP) – Correspondence, Notes, Research Material – 1988
44 6 Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP) – Correspondence and Tax Returns – 1987-1990
44 7 Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged (HELP) – Legal Documents and Correspondence – 1987-1990
44 8 Hunger Action Network of New York State (HANNYS) – 13 February 1989 Demonstration – Letter and Flyer – 1989
44 9 Hunger and Charity in the Capital District – News Clippings – 1989
44 10 “Inaccuracies in the 11/12/81 Daily News Article Concerning 2674 Valentine Avenue” – 1981[?]
44 11 Income Security Programs – Articles, Reports and Memoranda – 1977-1987
44 12 Infant Mortality – Journal Article – 1987
45 1 Inmate Demographics – Research Material – 1990-1991
45 2 Institute for Research and Alternatives (IRA) – 1982 Workfare Study – Proposal Draft – 1982
45 3 Institute for Research and Alternatives (IRA) – Project Proposal and Correspondence – 1982
45 4 Institute for Research on Poverty – Article – 1984
45 5 Interagency Council on the Homeless – Program Alert – 1981
45 6 In These Times – Poverty and the Women’s Movement – Article, Responses and Correspondence – 1983
45 7 League of Women Voters of Westchester County – 1980 Voting Guide
45 8 Legal – Jiggetts et al. v. Grinker et al. – 1988
45 9 Legal – Koster et al. v. Webb et al. – 1982
45 10 Legal – Loose Clippings and Photocopies – 1980-1990, n.d.
45 11 Legal – Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless et al. v. Dukakis et al. – Briefs, Press Releases, Articles, Correspondence – 1986
45 12 Legal – McCain et al. v. Koch et al. (1 of 2) – 1983
45 13 Legal – McCain et al. v. Koch et al. (2 of 2) – 1983
46 1 Legal – New York State Executive Law 7-A: The Solicitation and Collection of Funds for Charitable Purposes – 1987
46 2 Legal – NYCRR Supplement – 12/1983, 4/1984
46 3 Legal – Park Knoll Associates et al. v. Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board et al. – 1984
46 4 Legal – Photocopies and Notes on Social Services Law – n.d.
46 5 Legal – Report on Lien Law – n.d.
46 6 Legal – Research Material – 1982
46 7 Legal – Research Material – 1986
46 8 Legal – Sharp v. Perales – 1988
46 9 Legal – Sweeney et al. v. Affleck et al. – 1981[?]
46 10 Legal – Turner v. White Plains Housing Authority et al.n.d.
46 11 Legal – Williams et al. v. New Jersey Department of Human Services – 1990
46 12 Legal Services Center (LSC) / Community Action Legal Services (CALS) – Memoranda and Meeting Agendas – 1981-1983
46 13 Legal Services Corporation – Memorandum re: National Center on Women and Family Law (NCOWFL) Evaluation Team – 1980
46 14 Legislative Women’s Caucus of New York State – Hearing on Homelessness – Correspondence and Testimony – 1987
46 15 Manas – Article Photocopies – 1984
46 16 Media Consultations on Hunger – List of Conference Participants – 1977
46 17 Minimum Wage – Articles and Reports – 1977
46 18 Mounted Print of Brooklyn Bridge – n.d.
46 19 Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan – Articles – 1986
46 20 Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan – Godkin Lectures – 1985
47 1 Charles Murray – Losing Ground – Articles and Reviews – 1984-1986
47 2 National Welfare Rights Union (NWRU) – Conference Agenda and Correspondence – 1988
47 3 National Workshops on Transfer Payment Reinvestment – Reports – 1989
47 4 New York City Comptroller’s Office – Memorandum re: Non-Profit Real Estate Tax Exemption – 1988
47 5 New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development – Fliers on Loan Programs – n.d.
47 6 New York City Housing Authority – Press Release – 1982
47 7 New York City Human Resources Administration – Evaluation of the Pre-Added Allowance Levels (Photocopy) – 1977
47 8 New York City Human Resources Administration – News Clippings – 1984, n.d.
47 9 New York City Human Resources Administration – Report on Home Relief – 1983
47 10 New York City Human Resources Administration – Report on Utility Consumption – 1975
47 11 New York City Office of the Mayor – Memorandum re: Housing Maintenance Code SRO Ban – 1982
47 12 New York Politics – Research Material – 1988-1990
47 13 New York State Bar Association Committee on Legal Aid – “Report on Assigned Counsel in Civil Cases” – 1982
47 14 New York State Comptroller’s Office – Child Poverty in New York – 2001
47 15 New York State Department of Social Services – Proposed Budget – 1980
47 16 New York State Department of Social Services – Proposed Regulations – 1980
47 17 New York State Department of Social Services – Publications – 1979-1988
47 18 New York State Department of Social Services – Social Statistics (Newsletter) – 1983-1988
48 1 New York State Department of Social Services – Valuing Basic Needs in New York State: A Methodological Proposal (Photocopy) – 1988
48 2 New York State Tenant and Neighborhood Coalition (NYSTNC) – Correspondence – 1985
48 3 New York Times Neediest Cases Fund – Newspaper Clippings – 1986-1990
48 4 New York Times Neediest Cases Fund – News Clippings – 1989
48 5 New York Times Neediest Cases Fund – Research Material – n.d.
48 6 New York Women United – Questionnaire (Blank) – 1987
48 7 Non-Voter Study – Reports – 1988-1989
48 8 Nutrition Consortium of New York State – School Breakfast Program – Promotional Folder – 1989
48 9 Nutrition Consortium of New York State – Summer Food Service Program – Promotional Folder – 1990
48 10 Pennsylvania – Contacts and Research Material – n.d.
48 11 Pennsylvania – Research Material – 1981, n.d.
48 12 Politics – News Clippings – 1977-1984
48 13 Poverty – News Clippings – 1980-1987
48 14 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Emailed Articles – 2001-2002
48 15 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – 1982
48 16 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – 1983
48 17 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – 1984
48 18 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – 1985
48 19 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – 1986
48 20 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – 1987
48 21 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – 1988
48 22 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – 1989
48 23 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – 1991-1992
48 24 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings – n.d.
48 25 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1979
48 26 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1980
48 27 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1981
48 28 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1982
48 29 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1984
48 30 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1985
48 31 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1986
48 32 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1987
48 33 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1988
48 34 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1989
49 1 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1990-1994
49 2 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – n.d.
49 3 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1970-1973
49 4 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1977-1980
49 5 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1981
49 6 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1982 – 1
49 7 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1982 – 2
49 8 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1983 – 1
49 9 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1983 – 2
50 1 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1983 – 3
50 2 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1984
50 3 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1985 – 1
50 4 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1985 – 2
50 5 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1986 – 1
50 6 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1986 – 2
50 7 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1987 – 1
51 1 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1987 – 2
51 2 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1987 – 3
51 3 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1987 – 4
51 4 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1987 – 5
51 5 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1988 – 1
51 6 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1988 – 2
52 1 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1988 – 3
52 2 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1989 – 1
52 3 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1989 – 2
52 4 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1990-1991
52 5 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – n.d. – 1
52 6 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – n.d. – 2
52 7 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – Statistics – Loose Clippings and Photocopies – 1977-2001
52 8 Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development – Contract, Correspondence and Reports – 1989-1990
52 9 Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development – Budgets, Reports and Correspondence – 1990
53 1 Reagan Budget Cuts – Articles, Reports, Research Material – 1981-1983
53 2 Revson Fellowship – Newsletter and Biographies – 1989-1991
53 3 Rhode Island – HHS Proposals – 1981
53 4 The Sharing Community – Leaflet and Report – 1986
53 5 Allen Sheahen – Leaflets, Articles and Correspondence – 1983-1986
53 6 Shelter Allowance Schedule – Holmes v. Perales – Legal Documents – 1988
53 7 Shelter Allowance Schedule – News Clippings – 1983, 1988
53 8 Shelter Development Project (SDP) – List of Active Clients – 1983
53 9 Social Classes – Journal Articles – 1983-1985, n.d.
53 10 Statewide Emergency Network for Social and Economic Security (SENSES) – Russell Sykes Resignation Letter – 1987
53 11 Statewide Emergency Network for Social and Economic Security (SENSES) – Publications – 1985-1986
53 12 Statistics – Public Assistance Work Programs in New York State – 1980-1981
53 13 Supported Work Program in Massachusetts – Memoranda – 1982
53 14 Tax Policy – Articles and Reports – 1980-1982
53 15 Technology and the Economy – Journal Articles – 1984-1987
54 1 Technology and the Economy – Newspaper Articles – 1983-1985
54 2 Teen Pregnancy – Report and Correspondence – 1987
54 3 Robert Theobald / Action Linkage – Newsletters and Articles – 1983-1987
54 4 The Triple Revolution – Pamphlets
54 5 Two-Party Rent Checks – Herman Berkman Paper and Correspondence – 1979
54 6 Union of the Homeless – News Clippings – 1985
54 7 United Jewish Appeal – Financial Statement – 1988
54 8 United Nations – Children’s NGO Conference – Invitation – 1990
54 9 United Way of New York City – Campaign Report Letter – 1991
54 10 United Way of New York City – Emergency Food and Shelter Program – Fact Sheets – 1991
54 11 U.N. International Women’s Day – Press Releases, Draft of Speech by Catherine Boivin – 1983
54 12 U.S. Census Bureau – Money Income in the United States (Printout) – 1998
54 13 U.S. Census Bureau – Money Income in the United States (Printout) – 1999
54 14 U.S. Census Bureau – Money Income in the United States (Printout) – 2001
54 15 U.S. Census Bureau – Poverty in the United States (Printout) – 2001-2002
55 1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families – Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of TANF Recipients (Printout) – July-September 1997
55 2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Letter re: Emergency Assistance Program – 1987
55 3 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Memorandum re: Estimated Median Family Income – 1987
55 4 The Unsloppy Copy Shop – Receipt – n.d.
55 5 Welfare – Basic Grant Issues – Articles, Reports and Documents – 1979-1987
55 6 Welfare – California – Reports and Fact Sheets – 1981-1983
55 7 Welfare – Education – Reports and Journal Articles – 1987
55 8 Welfare – Newspaper Clippings – 1983-1990
55 9 Welfare – News Clippings – 1986
55 10 Welfare – Reports and Journal Articles – 1979-1987
55 11 Welfare Industry – Reports and Journal Articles – 1983-1987
56 1 Welfare Reform – Reports, Articles and Press Releases – 1986-1987
56 2 West Side SRO Law Project – “Protect Your SRO Home” (Leaflet) – 1982[?]
56 3 “Which Way Welfare Rights?” (author unidentified – late 1980s[?])
56 4 Who’s Who in America 1984-1985 – Clippings
56 5 Wine – Magazine (Vintage Issue, 1981) and Article Clippings (1984)
56 6 Women in Society – Journal Articles
56 7 Woodstock Town Zoning Law – Report – 1986
56 8 Workers’ Association for Guaranteed Employment (WAGE) – Notes, Flyers, Documents – 1982
56 9 Youth Policy Institute – Report – 1984
57 1 Cape Alliance – Correspondence, Clippings, Newsletters, Flyers, Pin – 1982
57 2 Center for Poverty Statistics (CPS) – Annual Demographic Survey – March Supplement 2002
57 3 Food For Survival – Research Material – 1987-1989
57 4 Institute for Research and Alternatives (IRA) – 1982 Workfare Study – Proposal Drafts, Notes and Correspondence – 1982
57 5 Institute for Research and Alternatives (IRA) – 1982 Workfare Study – Proposal Drafts, Notes and Correspondence – 1982
57 6 New York City Human Resources Administration – “Distribution of Households Receiving Authorization to Participate in the Food Stamp Program” – April 1981
58 1 Photograph and Negative – Depression-Era Breadline (Reproduction)
58 2 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Creston Avenue, The Bronx – 1983
58 3 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Creston Avenue, The Bronx – 1983
58 4 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Creston Avenue, The Bronx – 1983
58 5 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Creston Avenue, The Bronx – 1983
58 6 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Creston Avenue, The Bronx – 1983
58 7 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Creston Avenue, The Bronx – 1983 (Mounted)
58 8 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Davidson Avenue, The Bronx – 1983
58 9 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Davidson Avenue, The Bronx – 1983 (Mounted)
58 10 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Davidson Avenue, The Bronx – 1983 (Mounted)
58 11 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Davidson Avenue, The Bronx – 1983
58 12 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Davidson Avenue, The Bronx – 1983 (Mounted)
58 13 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Davidson Avenue, The Bronx – 1983
58 14 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Davidson Avenue, The Bronx – 1983
58 15 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Unidentified (The Bronx?) – 1983
58 16 Photograph – RAM Demonstration – Christmas 1981
58 17 Photographs – RAM Demonstration – Christmas 1981 – Contact Sheets and Accompanying Letter – 1981
58 18 Poverty, Homelessness and Welfare – News Clippings (Newsprint) – 1986-1992
58 19 RECAP (Homeless Housing in Orange County) – Budgets and Proposals – 1989
58 20 South Burlington (N.J.) NAACP v. Township of Mount Laurel – Court Records (1 of 2) – 1983
58 21 South Burlington (N.J.) NAACP v. Township of Mount Laurel – Court Records (2 of 2) – 1983
F2 3 Photograph – Housing Conditions – Granada Hotel, Brooklyn – 1983[?]
F2 4 Photographs – Housing Conditions – 414 E. 10th Street, Manhattan – 1983

Series 7: Research Material
Sub-series 2: Publications and Printed Matter
1976-2002
ca. 3.3 cu. ft., Boxes 60-69

Intact original copies of periodicals and bound publications, including a number of printed reports by city, state and federal agencies and an extensive run of the newsprint periodical The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Box Folder Description
59 1 Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation – How to Get Public Assistance (pamphlet) – 1978
59 2 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – A Hand Up – 1996
59 3 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – One Step Forward: The Deficit Reduction Package of 1990 – 1990
59 4 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities – The States and the Poor – 1992
59 5 Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program – The Impact of Welfare Sanctions on the Health of Infants and Toddlers – 2002
59 6 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 4, no. 8 (11 February 1992), vol. 4, no. 10 (10 March 1992)
59 7 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 4, no. 11 (24 March 1992)
59 8 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 5, no. 1 (20 October 1992), vol. 5, no. 4 (1 December 1992)
59 9 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 5, no. 12 (6 April 1993), vol. 5, no. 16 (1 June 1993)
59 10 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 5, no. 23 (21 September 1993)
59 11 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 6, no. 2 (2 November 1993), vol. 6, no. 12 (5 April 1994)
60 1 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 6, no. 16 (31 May 1994)
60 2 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 7, no.1 (18 October 1994), vol. 7, no. 2 (1 November 1994)
60 3 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 7, no. 3 (15 November 1994), vol. 7, no. 5 (13 December 1994)
60 4 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 7, no. 11 (23 March 1995), vol. 7, no. 16 (1 June 1995)
60 5 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 7, no. 20 (27 July 1995), vol. 7, no. 21 (10 August 1995)
60 6 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 7, no. 22 (7 September 1995)
60 7 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 7, no. 23 (21 September 1995)
61 1 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 8, no. 2 (2 November 1995), vol. 8, no. 16 (30 May 1996)
61 2 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 8, no. 23 (19 September 1996)
61 3 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 9, no. 2 (31 October 1996), vol. 9, no. 11 (20 March 1997)
61 4 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 9, no. 14 (1 May 1997)
61 5 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 9, no. 18 (10 July 1997)
61 6 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 9, no. 20 (7 August 1997)
61 7 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 9, no. 22 (4 September 1997)
61 8 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 10, no. 2 (30 October 1997)
62 1 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 10, no. 7 (29 January 1998), vol. 10, no. 10 (12 March 1998)
62 2 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 10, no. 15 (21 May 1998)
62 3 The Chronicle of Philanthropy – vol. 10, no. 19 (30 July 1998)
62 4 C.D. Citizen – 30 September 1983
62 5 CIS Report – 34 (Summer 1984), Leaflets
62 6 City Limits – vol. 4, no. 7 (October 1979), vol. 8, no. 10 (December 1983), vol. 9, no. 1 (January 1984), vol. 12, no. 2 (February 1987), vol. 12, no. 9 (November 1987), vol. 13, no. 8 (November 1988)
62 7 Coalition on Human Needs – How the Poor Would Remedy Poverty (photocopy)– n.d.
62 8 Community Action Legal Services (CALS) – Manual for Welfare Advocates in New York City – 1979
62 9 Economic Notes – vol. 50, no. 10 (October 1982)
62 10 Environmental Career Opportunities – vol. 2, no. 20 (28 September 1993)
62 11 Funny Times – Sample Issue – early 1990s[?]
62 12 Institute for Research on Poverty – United States Poverty in a Cross-National Context – 2000
63 1 Joint Legislative Women’s Caucus – Homeless Families: Causes and Solutions (public hearing) – 1987
63 2 Just Economics – vol. 6, no. 3 (May 1978)
63 3 Legislative Gazette – vol. 12, no. 3 (17 January 1989)
63 4 Manhattan Borough President’s Task Force on Education, Employment and Welfare – Work to Be Done – 1995
63 5 The Nation – vol. 242, no. 19 (17 May 1986)
63 6 National Welfare Rights Reporter – vol. 2, no.2 (June 1989)
63 7 New York City Human Resources Administration – A Report on Welfare in New York City – 1977
63 8 New York City Human Resources Administration – Dependency – vol. 1, no. 2 (July-December 1984)
63 9 New York City Human Resources Administration – Dependency – vol. 2, no. 1 (January-June 1985)
63 10 New York City Human Resources Administration – Dependency – 4 (June 1987)
63 11 New York City Human Resources Administration – Dependency – 5 (June 1988)
63 12 New York City Human Resources Administration – Follow-Up of Home Relief Recipients After CETA Public Service Employment – 1982
63 13 New York City Human Resources Administration – Low-Income Populations in New York City – 1994
64 1 New York City Human Resources Administration – Low-Income Populations in New York City –1995
64 2 New York City Human Resources Administration – Low-Income Populations in New York City – 1996, 1997
64 3 New York City Human Resources Administration – Selected Characteristics of Public Assistance Recipients in New York City – 1982
64 4 New York City Human Resources Administration – Special Grants to Public Assistance Recipients, 1975 to 1979 – 1980
64 5 New York City Human Resources Administration – Trends in the Characteristics of AFDC Families in New York City: 1969-1979 – 1981
64 6 New York City Interagency Task Force on Food and Hunger – Unfinished Business – 1989
64 7 New York State Comptroller’s Office – Staff Analysis of New York State’s Welfare Evaluation Report – 2000
64 8 New York State Department of Social Services – Annual Report – 1983
64 9 New York State Department of Social Services – Annual Report 1984 Statistical Supplement – 1984
64 10 People’s News – March 1983
64 11 The People’s Voice – vol. 1, no.11 (October 1980), vol. 2, no. 3 (January 1981)
64 12 Public Welfare – vol. 44, no. 1 (Winter 1986)
64 13 Survival News – vol. 4, no. 2 (Summer/Fall 1990)
65 1 Survival News – vol. 14, no. 2 (Winter 2001), vol. 15, no. 1 (Summer 2001)
65 2 Unite: The Broome County Tenants Union Newsletter – Fall 1982
65 3 U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare – Hearings in Public Assistance – January-June 1976
65 4 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children and Families – Characteristics and Financial Circumstances of AFDC Recipients – 1990
65 5 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Aid to Families with Dependent Children 1977 Recipient Characteristics Study – 1977
65 6 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Executive Summary: Emergency Assistance and Special Needs Programs in Public Welfare – 1981
65 7 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin – vol. 46, no. 6 (June 1983), vol. 46, no. 9 (September 1983), vol. 46, no. 12 (December 1983)
65 8 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin – vol. 51, no. 12 (December 1988), vol. 52, no. 10 (October 1989), vol. 53, no. 2 (February 1990), vol. 53, no. 3 (March 1990)
65 9 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin – vol. 53, nos. 4-8 (April 1990-August 1990)
66 1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin – vol. 56, nos. 1-2 (Spring 1996-Summer 1996)
66 2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin – vol. 56, nos. 3-4 (Fall 1996-Winter 1996)
66 3 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin Annual Statistical Supplement – 1982
66 4 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin Annual Statistical Supplement – 1987
66 5 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin Annual Statistical Supplement – 1988
67 1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin Annual Statistical Supplement – 1989
67 2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin Annual Statistical Supplement – 1990
67 3 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin Annual Statistical Supplement – 1995
67 4 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin Annual Statistical Supplement – 1996
67 5 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Social Security Administration – Social Security Bulletin Annual Statistical Supplement – 1999
68 1 U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics – Employment and Earnings – vol. 47, no. 1 (January 2000)
68 2 U.S. General Accounting Office – Insights Gained in Workfare Demonstration Projects – 1981
68 3 USDA Food and Nutrition Service – Annual Historical Review of FNS Programs – FY 1989
68 4 Welfare Mothers’ Voice (Wisconsin) – Spring 1988
68 5 Welfare Mothers’ Voice (Wisconsin) – Winter 2000, Spring 2001, Fall 2001, Winter 2001
68 6 Workers World – vol. 24, no. 22 (28 May 1982)

Series 8: New Alliance Party and Related Groups
1972-1989 (bulk 1977-1985)
ca. 1.6 cu. ft., Boxes 70-74

Material related to the New Alliance Party (NAP) and its numerous front groups and affiliates, including the New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) and Lyndon LaRouche’s National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC). This series includes an extensive although not complete run of the Party’s newspaper, the New York Alliance, as well as copies of various internal Party periodicals. It also includes several folders documenting investigations by journalists Dennis King and Joe Conason of the Party and its antecedents, including drafts and interview notes by Conason.

Box Folder Description
69 1 American Psychologist – vol. 37, no. 5 (May 1982)
69 2 Association of Public Service Workers (APSW) – Fliers – Late 1970s[?]
69 3 Centers for Change (CFC) – What’s Going On in CFC? – 14 November 1972, 17 January 1973, 5 February 1973
69 4 Chinese American Democratic Rights Association (CADRA) – Letter – 1979
69 5 Citizens for Larouche – “Creating a Republican Labor Party” (Pamphlet) – 1980
69 6 Coalition for a People’s Alternative in 1980 – List of Endorsements – 1980
69 7 Coalition of Grass Roots Women (CGRW) – Flyers, Newsletters, Correspondence – 1978-1980
69 8 Coalition to Defend Community Control – Flyer – 1978
69 9 Computer Punch Cards from NAP File – n.d.
69 10 Conason, Joe [?] – Notes and Research Material on Committee On Ballot Access and Electoral Reform (COBAER) – 1981
69 11 Conason, Joe – Notes, Drafts and Research Material on New Alliance Party (NAP)
69 12 Conason, Joe [?] – Notes on New Alliance Party (NAP)
69 13 Conason, Joe – Notes on New Alliance Party (NAP) Interviews
69 14 Conason, Joe – Transcript of Interview with Fred Newman and Nancy Ross
69 15 Cry For Freedom – vol. 1, nos. 1-4 (December 1978 – Summer 1979)
69 16 Don’t Mourn, Organize! – vol. 1, no. 8 (December 1977), vol. 3, no. 1 (January 1979); Benefit Flyer, n.d.
69 17 Eastern Farmworkers’ Association (EFWA) – Correspondence and Flyers – 1979-1981
69 18 Executive Intelligence Review – vol. 6, no. 27 (10 July 1979)
69 19 Fusion – vol. 2, no. 9 (July 1979)
69 20 Heights & Valley News – vol. 4, no. 6 (Holiday Season 1977)
69 21 International Workers Party (IWP) – Anti-IWP Polemical Documents – 1974-1976
69 22 King, Dennis – Article on New Alliance Party (NAP) – Drafts – n.d.
69 23 King, Dennis – Letter from International Workers Party (IWP) ex-member – [1977?]
69 24 King, Dennis – Letter to Theresa Funiciello – n.d. [1979?]
69 25 King, Dennis and Ronald Radosh. “The LaRouche Connection.” New Republic 19 November 1984 (photocopy).
69 26 Kresky, Sinawski and Hollenberg (law firm) – Letter to Vice President George H.W. Bush – 1982
69 27 Kresky, Sinawski and Hollenberg (law firm) – Press Release on Tenant Harassment – 1981
69 28 Labor Community Alliance for Change (LCAC) – Flyers – n.d.
69 29 Martin Luther King Jr. Poor People’s Convention – Flyer – 1979
69 30 Matter Over Mind – vol. 1, no. 3 (January-February 1979)
69 31 National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC) / U.S. Labor Party (USLP) –Articles – 1975-1979
69 32 National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC) – “Blueprint for Extinction: A Critique of the Zero Growth Movement” (pamphlet) – 1972
69 33 National Caucus of Labor Committees (NCLC) / U.S. Labor Party (USLP) – Flyers, Internal Documents, Research Material – 1973-[1980s?]
69 34 National Democratic Policy Committee (NDPC) – Press Releases – 1981
70 1 National Federation of Independent Unions (NFIU) – Pamphlets, Flyers and Clippings – 1978-1979
70 2 New Alliance News – vol. 1, no. 5 (March 1980)
70 3 New Alliance Party (NAP) – Correspondence with Village Voice re: Dennis King Article – 1981
70 4 New Alliance Party (NAP) – Flyers, Correspondence, Convention Material – 1979-1983
70 5 New Alliance Party (NAP) – Joseph Galiber Campaign – Clippings and Correspondence – 1977-1979
70 6 New Alliance Party (NAP) – News Clippings – 1979-1989
70 7 New Decade Media Speakers’ Bureau – Catalog – 1982
70 8 Newman, Fred – Explanation by Description: An Essay on Historical Methodology (1968) – Photocopy and Notes [Joe Conason?]
70 9 New Solidarity – vol. 7, no. 82 (21 December 1976), vol. 10, no. 19 (1 May 1979), vol. 11, no. 98 (16 February 1979)
70 10 New York Alliance – vol. 1, no. 4 (February 1980), vol. 1, no. 6 (April 1980), vol. 1, no. 7 (May 1980)
70 11 New York Alliance – vol. 2, nos. 2-4 (February 1981-April 1981), vol. 2, no. 6 (May 1981), vol. 2, no. 7 (6 June 1981), vol. 2, no. 10 (27 June 1981), vol. 2, no. 11 (11 July 1981), vol. 2, no. 15 (8 August 1981), vol. 2, no. 20 (11 September 1981), vol. 2, no. 24 (9 October 1981), vol. 2, no. 25 (16 October 1981)
70 12 New York Alliance – vol. 2, nos. 26-28 (23 October 1981-6 November 1981), vol. 2, no. 31 (27 November 1981), vol. 2, no. 33 (11 December 1981)
70 13 New York Alliance – vol. 3, nos. 1-4 (1 January 1982-22 January 1982), vol. 3, no. 6 (5 February 1982), vol. 3, no. 7 (12 February 1982)
70 14 New York Alliance – vol. 3, nos. 9-12 (26 February 1982-19 March 1982), vol. 3, no. 14 (2 April 1982), vol. 3, no. 16 (16 April 1982), vol. 3, no. 17 (23 April 1982), vol. 3, no. 19 (7 May 1982)
70 15 New York Alliance – vol. 3, nos. 22-24 (28 May 1982-5 June 1982), vol. 3, no. 28 (9 July 1982), vol. 3, no. 31 (2 August 1982), vol. 3, no. 32 (9 August 1982)
71 1 New York Alliance – vol. 3, nos. 34-36 (23 August 1982-6 September 1982), vol. 3, no. 39 (27 September 1982)
71 2 New York Alliance – vol. 3, no. 40 (4 October 1982), vol. 3, no. 45 (8 November 1982), vol. 3, no. 47-49 (22 November 1982-3 December 1982)
71 3 New York Alliance – vol. 4, no. 1 (3 January 1983), vol. 4, no. 2 (10 January 1983), vol. 4, no. 4 (24 January 1983), vol. 4, no. 5 (31 January 1983), vol. 4, no. 23 (6 June 1983), vol. 4, no. 43 (31 October 1983)
71 4 New York Alliance – vol. 5, no. 39 (12 October 1984)
71 5 New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) – Articles, Flyers and Correspondence – 1976-1980
71 6 New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) – Conflict with Project Open Doors – 1978
71 7 New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) – Conflict with RAM/DWAC – 1980
71 8 New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) – Fifth Anniversary Celebration – Flyers and Correspondence – 1980
71 9 New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) – Fifth Anniversary Celebration – Program – 2 August 1980
71 10 New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) – Lawsuit against Stanley Brezenoff – 1981
71 11 New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) – List of Addresses – 1978
71 12 New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) – Organizational Prospectus – 1981
71 13 New York Institute for Social Therapy and Research (NYISTR) – Course Catalog – 1982
71 14 New York Institute for Social Therapy and Research (NYISTR) – News Clippings, Correspondence, Flyers, Research Material – 1980-1981
72 1 Our Town – vol. 5, no. 9 (9 September 1979), vol. 5, no. 11 (23 September 1979), vol. 5, no. 13 (7 October 1979), vol. 5, no. 20 (25 November 1979), vol. 5, no. 24 (23 December 1979)
72 2 Our Town – vol. 10, no. 18 (26 August 1979), vol. 10, no. 19 (2 September 1979), vol. 10, no. 20 (9 September 1979), vol. 10, no. 24 (7 October 1979), vol. 10, no. 40 (27 January 1980)
72 3 The Public Eye – vol 1, nos.1-2 (1977-1978), vol. 3, nos. 3-4 (1982), vol 4, nos. 3-4 (Summer 1984)
72 4 Public Works Program (PWP) – PWP Workers Organizing Committee – Flyers, Correspondence, Convention Agenda 1978-1979; Bronx Tenants United Front, “Welfare and Work: A Critical Examination of the PWP” [1978?]
72 5 Terrorist Information Project – NCLC: Brownshirts of the Seventies (pamphlet)– n.d. [late 1970s]
72 6 The Union Works – vol. 3, no. 2 (February 1978), vol. 3, no. 5 (June-July 1978), vol. 3, no. 8 (May-June 1979), vol. 4, no. 1 (January-February 1980)
72 7 Welfare Action Coalition – Memoranda, Correspondence, Flyers, Notes – 1978
73 1 Committee to Elect Nancy Ross – Board of Elections Filings – 1981
73 2 Conason, Joe. “Psychopolitics: What Kind of Party Is This, Anyway?” Village Voice 1 June 1982
73 3 Illinois Welfare Rights Coalition and Recipients Union (IWRCRU) – “Welfare Rights: A Question of Power” – 1980
73 4 International Workers Party (IWP) – Correspondence on Factional Struggles – 1974-1976
73 5 King, Dennis. “West Side ‘Therapy Cult’ Conceals its True Aims.” Heights & Valley News November 1977.
73 6 Moses Harris / Black Economic Survival (BES) – News Clippings and Campaign Filings – 1978-1981
73 7 National Unemployed and Welfare Rights Organization (NUWRO) – “Midwest Regional Report” – 1974
73 8 New Alliance Party (NAP) – Joseph Galiber Campaign – Financial Disclosures – 1978-1980
73 9 Newman, Fred. “Excerpts from the Writing of Dr. F.D. Newman.” – n.d.
73 10 New York City Unemployed and Welfare Council (NYCUWC) – List of Addresses – 1978-1980
73 11 New York City Union of Lesbians and Gay Men – Flyers – 1982
73 12 New York Institute for Social Therapy and Research (NYISTR) – Custody Case – News Clippings, n.d.
73 13 Party Building– vol. 1, no. 4 (26 December 1976), vol. 1, no. 10 (1 March 1977)
73 14 The Public Eye – vol. 1, no. 1 (Fall 1977) (photocopy)
73 15 Right On Time – vol. 3, no. 4 (7 March 1974)
73 16 Welfare Action Coalition (WAC) – Bronx-Queens Borough Unit – Reports – 1978
73 17 Welfare Action Coalition (WAC) – Flyers, Notes and Correspondence – 1978-1980

Series 9: Audio/Visual Materials
1979-2001, n.d.

These materials could not be played back during processing due to lack of equipment; therefore, any identifying information written on or accompanying each item has been copied verbatim into this finding aid. Media formats have been described as thoroughly as possible to facilitate transfer and/or migration.

Series 9: Audio/Visual Materials
Sub-series 1: Audiocassette Tapes
1979-2001, n.d.
ca. 0.25 cu. ft., Box 74

Audiocassette and microcassette recordings, the majority of which document media appearances by Theresa Funiciello. Dated tapes have been arranged chronologically; undated tapes have been arranged alphabetically. In addition, there are several tapes which have no identifying information.

Box Tape Description
74 1 “Funiciello & Dan Wise, CALS / Welfare (WBAI)” – 25 April 1979
(audio cassette with accompanying letter and envelope)
74 2 “’Night Talk’ – Lynn Diamond. Show w/: Theresa Funiciello, Bert Beck (moderating), James Dumpson. Taped 5/30/79.”
(audio cassette)
74 3 “Radio Station WQXR – Received 11/28/79”
(Maxell LN46 audio cassette)
74 4 “Midday Live Program” – 15 April 1981
(audio cassette)
74 5  “Women Doing Time: A 30 Minute Radio Documentary on Women and the Criminal Justice System” – 5 May 1992.
(audio cassette)
74 6 “NY Welfare -- OTL 6-8-93 Hr. I”
(Dolby B C60 audio cassette)
74 7 “NY Welfare – OTL 6-8-93 Hr. II”
(Dolby B C90 audio cassette)
74 8 “Diane Rehm” – 15 June 1993
(audio cassette, no case)
74 9 “KGO Newstalk 81 – 6-28-93 A10-11”
(audio cassette, no case)
74 10 “6/30/93 Ray Briem Show – KABC Los Angeles”
(90 minute audio cassette)
74 11 “Hightower Radio – Week #43” – 6-10 December 1993.
(audio cassette)
74 12 “Passages Passanten – Therese [sic] Funiciello” – 21 December 1993.
(TDK D60 Type I audio cassette)
74 13 “Mother’s Union Testimony – House Human Services [Committee]” – 17 January 1995
(Scotch BX90 Type I audio cassette)
74 14 “Gil Gross – Theresa Funiciello: Welfare Reform – 2-2-95, 8 PM”
(3M AVX60 audio cassette with enclosed business card)
74 15 “Gil Gross Show – Welfare Reform – 8/1/96, 9 PM”
(3M AVX60 audio cassette)
74 16 “Vox Pop – July 3rd, 2001”
(Maxell DUP-120 audio cassette)
74 17 “Community Service Society – ‘Night Talk’ Panel for WOR”
(60 minute audio cassette)
74 18 “Edna, Jim and Boo”
(Sony Hi Fi Type I 120 minute audio cassette)
74 19 “Exceptional Cancer Patients: Guided Imagery & Meditation II”
(audio cassette, no case)
74 20 “Forgotten Voices”
(Dolby B audio cassette)
74 21 “John McKnight – Recorded by Julia Dinsmore”
(Scotch BX60 audio cassette)
74 22 Julia Dinsmore, Mother Warrior
(audio cassette, shrinkwrapped)
74 23 Learned Optimism, Martin E.P. Seligman (audiobook)
(audio cassette)
74 24 “New Morning Pt. I – ‘Welfare Advocates’”
(audio cassette)
74 25 “Violence”
(Memorex MRX2 Oxide 120 minute audio cassette)
74 26 Unidentified
(Fuji FR-II Type II 90 minute audio cassette)
74 27 Unidentified
(TDK “Endless Cassette”)
74 28 Unidentified
(3M AVX60 audio cassette)
74 29 Unidentified
(Ultrasound C-60 audio cassette)
74 30 Unidentified
(audio cassette)
74 31 Envelope containing five microcassettes:
  • “Christina Walker 7/91” (Panasonic RT-60MC audio microcassette in single case)
  • “Yolanda” (Radio Shack MC-60 audio microcassette in single-case)
  • “Ellen & Fran 8/1/90” (Panasonic RT-60MC audio microcassette in four-cassette case)
  • “Liz Solomon” (Panasonic RT-60MC audio microcassette in four-cassette case)
  • “Walker 7/91” (Panasonic RT-60MC audio microcassette in four-cassette case)

Series 9: Audio/Visual Materials
Sub-series 2: VHS Videocassette Tapes
1979-1999, n.d.
ca. 1.0 cu. ft., Boxes 75-77

Videocassette tapes, the majority of which document media appearances by Theresa Funiciello. Dated tapes have been arranged chronologically; undated tapes have been arranged alphabetically. In addition, there are several tapes which have no identifying information.

Box Tape Description
75 1 “‘Midday’ with Bill Boggs 1-18-79 – Diana Voelker, Sharon Hunt, Theresa Funiciello – ‘Ram Clinics’ #4 & #3”
(TDK T-120HS VHS videocassette)
75 2 “Sherry Hunt / RAM Organizer – David Susskind Show 1982”
(TDK T-60 VHS videocassette)
75 3 “‘Mobil Demonstration’ 4-1-82 – Speakers: Karren Thomas, Theresa Funiciello, Sam Myers, Ruth Messinger, Steve Max, Diana Austin, Jean Carr, etc. Singing.”
(TDK T-120HS VHS videocassette)
75 4 “Donahue Show 7/30/85”
(T-120 Master Series VHS videocassette)
75 5 “Theresa Funiciello – Conference – Income Security – 11/15/85”
(VHS videocassette)
75 6 “Done: #1 & #2” [1985 Income Security Conference?]
(Kodak Eastman T-120HG VHS videocassette)
75 7 “#3 & 4 – Theresa Funiciello – Woodstock” [1985 Income Security Conference?]
(Kodak Eastman T-120HG VHS videocassette)
75 8 “#5 & 6” [1985 Income Security Conference?]
(Kodak Eastman T-120HG VHS videocassette)
75 9 “Income Security Conf[erence] ’85 – #7” [1985 Income Security Conference?]
(Kodak Eastman T-60HG VHS videocassette)
75 10 “Theresa Funiciello @ Conference – Income Security – 11/15/85”
(Kodak Eastman T-30HG VHS videocassette)
75 11 “Theresa Funiciello @ Conference – Income Security – 11/15/85”
(Kodak Eastman T-30HG VHS videocassette)
75 12 “Metroline 4/1986”
(Kodak Eastman T-60HG VHS videocassette)
75 13 “Peter Maas on CNBC’s McLaughlin – 12/06/90”
(Ampex VHS videocassette)
76 1 “Donahue on Homeless 1/91”
(Maxell VHS videocassette)
76 2 “Donahue on Homeless 1/91”
(Radio Shack VHS videocassette)
76 3 “Donahue 1/1991”
(Kodak VHS videocassette)
76 4 “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour – Welfare Reform – 4/29/92”
(Scotch T-60 VHS videocassette)
76 5 “MacNeil/Lehrer 4/29/92 – weak copy”
(Panasonic NV-T120SHF VHS videocassette)
76 6 “MacNeil/Lehrer 4/29/92”
(VHS videocassette)
76 7 “M[acNeil]/L[ehrer] N[ews]H[our] – ‘Family Values’ – Aired 5/21/92”
(TDK VHS videocassette)
76 8 “Channel 9/WOR 5/93 – Theresa Funiciello”
(VHS videocassette)
76 9 “Channel 9/WOR 5/93 – Theresa Funiciello”
(Maxell VHS videocassette)
76 10 “Theresa Funiciello – NBC Today Show – 6/8/93”
(Maxell VHS videocassette)
76 11 “Public Affairs Symposium: Youth At Risk” – 1994
(VHS videocassette)
76 12 “MacNeil / Lehrer 11/25/94 (taped 11/23)”
(Scotch VHS videocassette)
76 13 “NewsTalk Television – Ernie Anastos Segment – 4/20/95 – Theresa Funiciello”
(3M VHS videocassette)
76 14 “NewsTalk Television – Lisa Maria Segment – 8/4/95 – Theresa Funiciello”
(3M T-60 VHS videocassette)
76 15 “Clinton’s Testimony – 1999”
(Sony T-120 VHS videocassette)
77 1 “Debates Debates – Will The New Welfare Bill Harm Poor People?”
(3M T-60 VHS videocassette)
77 2 “Donahue – Mid-’90s”
(Scotch T-120 VHS videocassette)
77 3 “Friday”
(Panasonic VHS videocassette)
77 4 “The McCuistion Program -- #511/#512 – ‘Welfare’ Part I/Part II”
(VHS videocassette)
77 5 “MacNeil/Lehrer”
(VHS videocassette)
77 6 “Thursday, 9/11/??”
(VHS videocassette)
77 7 “Ch. 13 War on Poverty Parts 2 & 3”
(Scotch T-120 VHS videocassette)
77 8 Welfare by Frederick Weisman”
(VHS videocassette)
77 9 “Welfare Reform – MacNeil/Lehrer”
(Konica VHS videocassette)
77 10 “Welfare Reform Series by Steven Hill – WSMV Tennessee – Four Segments”
(VHS videocassette)
77 11 Unidentified
(VHS videocassette)
77 12 Unidentified
(Radio Shack Supertape Pro Hi-Grade VHS videocassette)
77 13 Unidentified
(Maxell T-120 VHS videocassette)

Series 9: Audio/Visual Materials
Sub-series 3: Professional Videocassette Tapes
1978-1982, n.d.
ca. 0.8 cu. ft., Boxes 78-79

A collection of ten ¾" U-Matic videocassettes. (U-Matic, a professional-grade analog videocassette format, was the standard television production tape during the 1970s and 1980s.) Three of the cassettes have labels which indicate that they are recordings of RAM media appearances; the remaining seven are numbered sequentially but contain no information regarding their contents. In addition, this series contains six U-Matic S cassettes (a miniaturized version of the standard U-Matic cassette designed for onsite recording) whose labels indicate that they contain recording of RAM actions from the early 1980s.

Box Tape Description
78 1 “Midday 1/18/79 – ‘Roy Ayers’ – Seg. #5 – Diana Voelker, Sharon Hunt, Theresa Funiciello” – 18 January 1978
(¾" U-Matic videocassette – Scotch UC60)
78 2 “Bert Beck – CSS Channel L – Show About Welfare, 11/12/80 – Linda Storm, Viola Rondon, Lillie Benjamin, Anna Drew” – 12 November 1980
(¾" U-Matic videocassette – Sony KCA-60)
78 3 “Mobil Demonstration 4/1/82 – Speakers: Karren Thomas, Theresa Funiciello, Sam Myers, Ruth Messinger, Steve Max, Diana Autin, Jean Carr, etc. (Singing: Frank Negron and Ben Grant)” – 1 April 1982
(¾" U-Matic videocassette)
78 4 “#1”
(¾" U-Matic videocassette – Ampex 187 KCA-60)
78 5 “#2”
(¾" U-Matic videocassette – Ampex 187 KCA-60)
78 6 “#3”
(¾" U-Matic videocassette – Ampex 187 KCA-60)
78 7 “#4”
(¾" U-Matic videocassette – Ampex 187 KCA-60)
78 8 “#5”
(¾" U-Matic videocassette – Ampex 187 KCA-60)
78 9 “#6”
(¾" U-Matic videocassette – Ampex 187 KCA-60)
78 10 “#7”
(¾" U-Matic videocassette – Ampex 187 KCA-60)
79 1 “RAM Demonstration – Clothing Campaign – Audio Channel 2”
(U-Matic S videocassette – Sony KCS-20)
79 2 “News of Saratoga Action – August 1982”
(U-Matic S videocassette – Sony KCS-10)
79 3 “RAM Clinic #1”
(U-Matic S videocassette)
79 4 “RAM Clinic #2 – 1/12/82”
(U-Matic S videocassette – Sony KCS-20)
79 5 “RAM Clinic #3”
(U-Matic S videocassette – Sony KCS-20)
79 6 “RAM Clinic #4”
(U-Matic S videocassette – Sony KCS-20)

Series 10: Artifacts
n.d.
ca. 0.33 cu. ft., Box F3

An assortment of physical artifacts consisting of a framed photograph (a still life displaying an ashtray, beer bottle and copy of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals) and several children’s shoes.

Box Folder Description
F3   Still Life Photograph (Framed) – Ashtray, Beer Bottle, Saul Alinsky book – n.d.
F3   Children’s Shoes (Pair) – Light Blue Converse All-Stars
F3   Children’s Shoes (Pair) – Pink and Glitter Slippers
F3   Children’s Shoe (Right) – Olympian Cross-Trainer
F3   Children’s Shoe (Right) – “Beauty and the Beast” Velcro Sneaker
Last Updated: August 26, 2010