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David Batzka Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M565
Abstract

The David Batzka Civil Rights Collection contains papers from before, during, and after Batzka’s time in Clarksdale, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi history, and Freedom Summer.

Dates: circa 1963-1965; 1984, 1989, 1993-1995

Jim Kates Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M390
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of materials pertaining to the book, "Letters From Mississippi", which was first published in 1965, and republished in 2002. The book contains letters written by Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteers in 1964 about their experiences in that important segment of the Civil Rights Movement.

Dates: 1963-2001

Joseph S. Schwartz Civil Rights Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M381
Abstract

Letters written by a Freedom Summer volunteer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: circa 1962-1966

Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M502
Abstract

The Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection contains a vast array of materials from during and after the [Lorenzi] Sojourner’s time in Holmes County, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi history, and Freedom Summer.

Dates: 1900s; 1940s–1950s; Majority of material found within 1960s–2010s; Undated

Lawrence D. Spears Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M482
Abstract

Materials about the assault of civil rights workers Lawrence Spears, David Owen, and Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on July 10, 1964.

Dates: 1964-1999

Roy Torkington Freedom Summer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M386
Abstract

Photocopies of letters written by Freedom Summer volunteer, Roy Torkington, to his fiance, Anne. Mr. Torkington assisted with voter registration in Itta Bena , Mississippi (Leflore County), and the letters describe his surroundings, his thoughts, and events that took place during his sojourn in Mississippi.

Dates: June 14-August 3, 1964