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David Batzka Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M565
Overview 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

Richard Beymer Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M537
Overview Comprised of testimonials from volunteers and black residents, A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer consists of rare and historically significant footage of segregated Mississippi against a backdrop of virulent racism. Violence haunted Freedom Summer from the beginning. On June 21, one week after the first volunteers arrived for training, three activists—James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner—had disappeared. The FBI conducted a massive search and found...
Dates: 1964

George William Chilcoat Freedom Summer Research Collection

Identifier: M382
Scope and Contents Dr. Chilcoat has published extensively on subjects related to social studies, secondary education, curriculum and instruction, and teaching methodology. Among his writings are a number of articles regarding the Freedom Schools that were established during Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964.
Dates: 1994-1999

Gloria Clark Freedom Summer Photographs

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM14-30
Overview Copies of photographs taken by donor documenting Freedom Summer activities.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1964-1966; 1993

Kathleen Dahl Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M357
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of materials that document the Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Summer in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Included is biographical information regarding Freedom Summer volunteers, photographs, correspondence, subject files, printed materials, and artifacts. For the researchers convenience the collection has been divided into seven series:Series I: Biographical Information consists of biographical sketches of many of the Freedom Summer Volunteers...
Dates: 1963-2003

Jon G. Davies Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M364
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Jon Davies’ application for participation in the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964 and an evaluation of Dr. Davies written by Dot Zellner.
Dates: 1964

Martha Davis Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M412
Scope and Contents This collection was donated by Dr. Martha Davis in 2003. It contains information pertaining to the founding of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, their involvement in Civil Rights activities in Mississippi, and the personal experiences of Martha Davis, Hy Gold, and Tom Levin.
Dates: 1964; 2003

Joseph and Nancy Ellin Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M323
Scope and Contents Collection Title: Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer CollectionCollection Number: M323Dates: 1963 - 1988Volume: 1.7 cu.ft.Provenance: Materials in this collection were donated by Joseph and Nancy Ellin in 1999, 2000, and 2001.Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).Biographical/Historical Sketch: Dr. Joseph Ellin was...
Dates: 1963-1988

James G. Faulconer Freedom Summer Report

Identifier: M385
Scope and Contents This collection would be of interest to researchers of the Civil Rights movement during the 1960’s, especially those researching the experiences of volunteers participating in Freedom Summer 1964.
Dates: 2000

Glenda Funchess Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M325
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials that document Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Dates: 1968-1999

Jinny Glass Mississippi Freedom Summer Diary

Identifier: M257
Scope and Contents This collection contains a typed copy of a diary kept by Jinny Glass from August 7 through August 25, 1964. The diary recounts her experiences as a volunteer during Mississippi Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg. The account begins with her August 7 departure from her sister's home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and concludes with her departure from Mississippi on August 25. Included are the details of her daily life, such as food and living conditions, as well as her personal reflections of the...
Dates: August 7-25, 1964

Candy Brown Gonzalez Freedom Summer Photographs

Identifier: M484
Overview Candy Brown Gonzalez of Los Angeles, participated in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project from June to December 1964. The collection contains photographs she took while in Greenville, Issaquena County, McComb, Hattiesburg and Waveland.
Dates: 1964

Ed Hamlett White Folks Project Collection

Identifier: M376
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of the following: photocopied letters of general correspondence; photocopied letters of organizational correspondence; photocopied and original White Folks Project (WFP) and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) daily reports; photocopied WFP meeting minutes; original completed Freedom Summer volunteer applications; photocopied and original articles, newsletters and booklets; photocopied photographic materials; and a 45-minute videotaped interview...
Dates: circa 1963-2001

Anthony J. Harris Civil Rights Memoir

Identifier: M369
Scope and Contents The collection is a six-page memoir of the events from the early teenage years of Dr. Anthony J. Harris (circa 1964), to his days in graduate school (1977). The experiences include: the arrest of himself, his brother James, and a friend for underage picketing of the Forrest County Courthouse on behalf of black voter registration ... and how his mother rescued them; the role he played in the desegregation in Hattiesburg public schools; a visit from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the city of...
Dates: 1998

Margaret Jo Hazelton Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M359
Scope and Contents The collection consists of papers and photographs documenting Margaret Hazelton's Freedom Summer volunteer work in Clarksdale, MS from June to August of 1964. The papers date from the summer of 1964 to 1968 and contain a variety of materials, most notably Margaret Hazelton's pocket journal, affidavits and itemizations of race-related harassment throughout the state, and materials about Freedom Summer, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Council of Federated Organizations...
Dates: circa 1964

Jackson Freedom House Civil Rights Photograph

Identifier: M400
Scope and Contents The collection consists of an 8 x 10 photograph of Tom Wahman (left) and SNCC Field Secretary, Ralph Featherstone (right), taken during the summer of 1964 in the Freedom House at 1017 Lynch Street in Jackson, Mississippi. The Freedom House also served as state headquarters for Freedom Summer, the 1964 summer project of SNCC. The photograph was taken by Wallace Roberts, a 23 year-old COFO worker from Lennox, Massachusetts. While in Mississippi, Roberts served as a Freedom Summer volunteer in the...
Dates: 1964

Jim Kates Papers

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

Ruth Koenig Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M362
Scope and Contents This collection consists of some original but primarily photocopies of materials that document the Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Summer in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Included are Ruth Koenig’s journals from 1964 and 1966, photographs, correspondence, subject files, and printed materials.
Dates: 1964-1994

Francis X. Kuhn "Voices of Freedom Summer" Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM2000-34
Form of Material Two video tapes and two printed programs of the encore performance of "Voices of Freedom Summer" and "Songs of Reflection", presented in Bennett Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi on February 28, 2000. Conceived, written and directed by USM theater professor Francis X. Kuhn, "Voices of Freedom Summer" is a dramatic reading for four voices with guitar accompaniment which retells the story of Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 in words from actual...
Dates: 1999-2000

Umoja Kwanguvu Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: m366
Scope and Contents The Umoja Kwanguvu Freedom Summer Collection consists of five folders containing photographs and personal reminiscences of Kwanguvu's experiences as a Freedom School teacher in 1964, as well as photographs taken during the 35th anniversary of Freedom Summer celebration that took place at The University of Southern Mississippi, June 5 - 7, 1999.
Dates: 1966, 1999

Dorie Ann Ladner Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM2000-63
Overview Newspaper clippings, printed material, and photos regarding the professional activities of the donor and her sister Dr. Joyce Ladner, natives of Palmer's Crossing, Mississippi and SNCC Field Secretaries.
Dates: circa 1788-2009

Ellen Lake Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M370
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies of materials collected by Ellen Lake relating to the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. The originals are housed at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Ellen Lake's mother, Alice Lake, received an assignment to write an article for Redbook about the Project. The article "Last Summer in Mississippi" appeared in the November 1964 edition and describes Kay Prickett, a Freedom Summer volunteer in Madison County, Mississippi.
Dates: circa June-October 1964

Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld Collection

Identifier: M483
Overview The collection contains photocopies of newspaper articles describing the attack on Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, Lawrence Spears, and David Owen on July 10, 1964. There are also two DVDs of interviews with Rabbi Lelyveld.
Dates: 1964; undated

John B. Maurer Freedom Summer Photographs

Identifier: M358
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographs documenting John Maurer's activities as a volunteer worker in Panola County, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer. The majority of the photographs were taken in the cities and townships of Batesville, Crenshaw, Como, Ruleville, and Sardis, Mississippi in the summer of 1964, and they depict local people, various buildings, and other volunteers in the area. The images are arranged in the order in which they arrived.
Dates: circa 1964

William “Bill” G. McAtee Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M581
Overview The William “Bill” G. McAtee Civil Rights Collection consists of pamphlets and brochures published by SNCC, as well as a Freedom School curriculum McAtee received from the SNCC-NCC training center in Oxford, Ohio. This collection is of particular value to researchers interested in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Freedom Summer, Freedom Schools, interracial involvement, and religion.
Dates: circa 1963-1964

Michael J. Miller Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M368
Scope and Contents The inclusive dates of the collection are 1958 to 1988, but the bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and materials from 1964 to 1966, which document Michael J. Miller's tenure as a fulltime staff member on the Student Nonviolent Student Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1962 to 1966 in Mississippi. Specifically, the collection contains correspondence and materials on the Mississippi Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), Freedom Summer of 1964, Freedom Schools, Mississippi...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1958-1988

David Owen Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M350
Scope and Contents This collection consists of information concerning David Owen's involvement in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project in 1964. Forms of material present include personal correspondence, newspaper clippings, and information concerning various civil rights organizations. Also included are a photograph of David Owen and several issues of The Southern Patriot. Of particular interest is a newspaper clipping detailing a physical attack against David Owen, Lawrence Spears, and Rabbi Arthur Lelyveld,...
Dates: circa 1964-1989

John R. Rachal Papers

Identifier: M417
Scope and Contents The collection contains a reprint of Dr. John R. Rachal’s article entitled “We’ll Never Turn Back: Adult Education and the Struggle for Citizenship in Mississippi’s Freedom Summer” ("American Educational Research Journal", Summer 1998). This article received the Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education conference in October 1999. The article discusses the role of Freedom Schools and adult education in the...
Dates: 1998

Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs

Identifier: M351
Overview Photographs taken by creative artist at SNCC orientation session and in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during Freedom Summer, materials documenting USM's commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Freedom Summer on June 5-7, 1999 in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit "Faces of Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall", and materials related to the book Faces of Freedom Summer.
Dates: 1964-2001

“Reflections of Mississippi Freedom Summer”

Identifier: M399
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of one video cassette of a documentary film produced by James Boukalik and Melissa Priem titled “Reflections of Mississippi Freedom Summer.” Boukalik and Priem created the film to gain knowledge about the Freedom Summer Project and to help others in their research on the subject. The film examines the experiences of Freedom Summer participants on a personal level. It features question and answer sequences with members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee...
Dates: 2002