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AM12-67, 1964, 2012


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection consists of a three-page memoir of Mr. Shonholtz's experiences as a Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteer. Written in 2002, the memoir involves events that took place during the historic summer of 1964.

Mr. Shonholtz's memoir begins with an account of his experiences as an American Field Services bus chaperon in the early part of the summer of 1964, following his sophomore year at UCLA. He discusses later purchasing a car in New York and traveling to Clarksdale, Mississippi to visit Lewis Sitzer, a Freedom Summer volunteer, friend, and fellow UCLA student.

He describes his arrest for participating in Freedom Summer activities and how he came to know Dr. Aaron Henry, a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party representative. In the memoir, Mr. Shonholtz details how he drove Dr. Henry out of Clarksdale to catch a plane bound for the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City.


  • 1964
  • 2012


Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.


From the Collection: 1 Item (3 pages)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Given By: Anne Devero

Date of Receipt: November 5, 2012

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001