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Paul Terrell Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M608

Scope and Contents

The contents of this small collection include photographs of Paul Terrell and other volunteers during Mississippi Freedom Summer as a volunteer at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


  • 1964-1965; undated


Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Paul Terrell was a Professor of Sociology, lecturer, and coordinator of academic programs emeritus at the School of Social Welfare. His research focuses on social policy, particularly the financing and organization of social welfare programs and public voluntary sector relationships and contracting.

He has coauthored Dimensions of Social Welfare Policy, The Social Impact of Revenue Sharing: Planning, Participation, and The Purchase of Service, and Social Services Contracting in the Bay Area. Articles he authored include studies of advocacy in social work, financing social services, and privatization.

The Summer of 1964 in Mississippi was a pivotal moment in Civil Rights history, and it is commonly called Freedom Summer or the Mississippi Summer Project. The goals of the project were to establish Freedom Schools, promote black voter registration, and to alter the white delegation. Paul Terrell was a volunteer at the Morning Star Freedom School in Hattiesburg.


1 Folder (6 images)

Language of Materials



Photographs and reproductions of photographs related to Paul Terrell's time as a volunteer during Freedom Summer in Mississippi.


The collection was arranged in the order it was received.


Donated by Paul Terrell on June 27, 2014.

Related Materials

Related materials found at the University of Southern Mississippi:

• M336 Matthew Zwerling Freedom Summer Collection

• M351 Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs

• M371 Raymond Shonholtz Freedom Summer Memoir

• M537 Richard Beymer Freedom Summer Collection

• M565 David Batzka Civil Rights Collection

Other Materials Donated by Paul Terrell

"Brief Submitted by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party for the Consideration of Credentials Subcommittee of the Democratic National Committee, The Democratic National Committee, Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention, Delegates to the Democratic National Convention” prepared by Joseph L. Rauh, Jr., assisted by Eleanor K. Holmes, and H. Miles Jaffe in 1964.

Mississippi from Within by Shirley Tucker, 1965.

The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality, text by Lorraine Hansberry, 1964.

Books by Paul Terrell

The social impact of revenue sharing : planning, participation, and the purchase of service, by Paul Terrell, 1976. Cook Library, call number HJ279 .T47

Dimensions of social welfare policy, by Paul Terrell and Gilbert Neil; 1974, 1986, 1998, 2002. Cook Library, call number HV41 .G52

Social services contracting in the Bay Area, by Ralph Kramer and Paul Terrell, 1984. Cook Library, call number HV99.S4 K73 1984


• Case File

• Contents from the collection

• Biographical information on Freedom Summer obtained from:

Paul Terrell Freedom Summer Collection
Collection processed and finding aid written by Amanda Abulawi
April 16, 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001