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Alice Rabin papers

 Collection 0283-MDHC

Alice Rabin was an activist in Montgomery County, Maryland, in the 1960s and was involved in the efforts to alleviate poverty and to develop decent housing for low-income residents. She was an active member of the Montgomery County League of Women Voters. The collection consists of materials documenting Rabin's involvement in the League of Women Voters as well as information relating to Suburban Maryland Fair Housing.


  • 1963-1972
  • Majority of material found within 1966-1970

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection. A preliminary inventory is available under the Inventories/Additional Information section.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies or digital surrogates may be provided in accordance with Special Collections and University Archives duplication policy.

Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.

Archival materials may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.


6.00 Linear Feet

Scope and Content of Collection

The Alice Rabin papers cover the period from 1963-1971; the bulk of the materials date from 1967-1971. The collection consists of reports, newsletters, clippings, and other files pertaining to Rabin's efforts to alleviate poverty and to develop decent housing for low-income residents in Montgomery County and her involvement in the League of Women Voters.

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to the University of Maryland Libraries by Alice Rabin in 1974.

Guide to the Alice Rabin papers
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742