Chicago SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) History Project Archives

Dates: 1960-2011
Size: 16 linear feet (19 archival boxes, 4 oversize)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628
Collection Number: 2006/02
Provenance: Donation of Sylvia Fischer and Fannie Rushing, May 2006. Subsequentdonations from these donors in 2010, 2011 and 2014
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Chicago SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) History Project Archives, [Box #, Folder #], Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
Processed by: Marcia Walker, Archival Assistant, Mapping the Stacks Project, and Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Harsh Archival Processing Project

Organizational Note

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded in 1960 on the initiative of Ella Baker, a member and former executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Seeing the need to capitalize on the student sit-in movement across the South and to incorporate more youth into the civil rights movement, Baker held a conference for student leaders in April of 1960 on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Out of the conference, SNCC was born. Nonviolent in its orientation, but seeking to connect more militant student protest groups across the nation, SNCC later began to shift its focus from desegregation protests to voting rights and voter registration, helping to found and establish Freedom Schools as well as the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) in 1963 and 1964, respectively.

SNCC was not a membership-based organization, but consisted of SNCC staff. Though its headquarters was in Atlanta, Georgia, SNCC members lived in and adopted the concerns of black communities in Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and in other states across the South. The group saw itself as catalysts for change rather than leaders. SNCC sought to aid in the development of local black leaders and local black institutions which would outlive the group’s presence. This particular brand of organizing and difference in perspective often resulted in clashes between SNCC and other civil rights organizations like the SCLC and the NAACP, especially in the mid-1960s. In 1966, Stokely Carmichael replaced John Lewis as chairman of SNCC, reflecting the organization’s shift towards a more racially separate and militant Black Power stance. By 1968, SNCC was only a shadow of its former self as financial troubles, dwindling staff, internal conflicts and police repression weakened the organization’s support and impact.

The Chicago Area Friends of SNCC (CAFSNCC) was founded in January of 1963 by a small group of Chicago activists interested in supporting and lending financial assistance to SNCC’s work in the South through fundraising, clothing and food drives, and recruitment. Similar to other “Friends of SNCC” groups which operated mainly in the northern and western part of the United States, CAFSNCC held close ties with the Southern movement. The CAFSNCC differed from other “Friends of SNCC” groups in the extent of its involvement in many local Chicago civil rights struggles such as adequate and fair employment, education and housing for African Americans. They played an important role in the 1963 Chicago Schools Boycott. As part of the boycott’s Freedom Day activities, the CAFSNCC organized Freedom Schools for children to attend where they could learn about the history of African American freedom struggles. Autonomous in structure, the Chicago Area Friends of SNCC, unlike SNCC, was membership based. With the collapse of SNCC at the national level, the CAFSNCC ended around 1968.

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Scope and Content

The Chicago SNCC History Project Archives contains the papers of the Chicago Area Friends of SNCC (CAFSNCC), SNCC—National, and the Chicago SNCC History Project. The CAFSNCC records include correspondence, manuscripts, administrative and financial and legal papers related to the group’s activities. This first series also includes records and clippings of the 1963 Chicago Schools Boycott as well as materials from other Chicago-based civil rights organizations like the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO), the Chicago Urban League, the Negro American Labor Council (NALC) and the Tenants Committee for Better Education of Robert Taylor Homes. Series 2, SNCC-National, contains administrative records and correspondence from the national headquarters in Atlanta, GA as well as communications from various other SNCC organizing projects across the country. Also represented are manuscripts either authored by or featuring SNCC, and an incomplete run of the SNCC’s publication, The Student Voice. Some of the manuscripts collected in this series are authored by individuals not connected to SNCC. Series 3 documents the Chicago SNCC oral history project, including records from the 2005 Tell the Story Conference and interviews and Interview Sound Recordings from oral histories with former CAFSNCC members. Series 4 consists of photographs taken: 1) during the work of Chicago Area Friends of SNCC, 2) during the work of SNCC nationally, and 3) during the work of the Chicago SNCC History Project. Series 5 contains a small collection of SNCC memorabilia.

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Container List

Series 1: Chicago Area Friends of SNCC (CAFSNCC), Predominant dates, 1960-1968

Box 1 Folder 1 CAFSNCC, Administrative Records, 1960-1964, undated
Box 1 Folder 2 CAFSNCC, Executive Committee members, circa 1963
Box 1 Folder 3 CAFSNCC, List of officers, associate groups, committee chairs and board, circa 1963
Box 1 Folder 4 CAFSNCC, Organization letterhead, 1963
Box 1 Folder 5 CAFSNCC, Administrative Records, Addresses and Contact Cards, undated (1)
Box 1 Folder 6 CAFSNCC, Administrative Records, Addresses and Contact Cards, undated (2)
Box 1 Folder 7 CAFSNCC, Administrative Records, Addresses and Contact Cards, undated (3)
Box 1 Folder 8 CAFSNCC, Administrative Records, Addresses and Contact Cards, undated (4)
Box 1 Folder 9 CAFSNCC, Administrative Records, Addresses and Contact Cards, undated (5)
Box 1 Folder 10 CAFSNCC, Administrative Records, Addresses and Contact Cards, undated (6)
Box 1 Folder 11 CAFSNCC, List of “Chicago people in Selma-Montgomery march,” 1965
Box 2 Folder 1 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, "Who and What We Are," 1963
Box 2 Folder 2 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, "A Memorial Service for Joan Hamilton," 1964
Box 2 Folder 3 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, On Human Rights and the Black Ghetto, author unknown, May 1965
Box 2 Folder 4 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, "Black Power-Notes and Comments," 1966
Box 2 Folder 5 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, "We Want Black Power," circa 1967
Box 2 Folder 6 CAFSNCC, Manuscript fragments, 1963-1968
Box 2 Folder 7 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Feldman, Eugene, Brochure on “Hiram Revels: Negro Senator From Mississippi,” undated
Box 2 Folder 8 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Higgs, William L., "An Analysis of the Kastenmeier Omnibus Civil Rights Bill," 1963
Box 2 Folder 9 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Landry, Lawrence, An Abstract of a working paper read at the CCCO workshop on the "Kind of Leadership Needed," 1963
Box 2 Folder 10 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, “In Memoriam” for Lawrence A. Landry,” June 1997
Box 2 Folder 11 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, McNamara III, Robert C., “Proposal: Civil Rights Information Service,” circa 1965
Box 2 Folder 12 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Riddick, George, Church Federation of Greater Chicago, “SNCC Opens A Dialogue: Black Power in a White Perspective,” 1966
Box 2 Folder 13 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Rushing, Fannie, Notebook on CAFSNCC work, 1965
Box 2 Folder 14 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Author Unknown, "A Proposal for Freedom Elections in Fifty Negro Precincts in Chicago by June 1, 1966," circa 1965 or 1966
Box 2 Folder 15 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Essays by students at Carnegie School on school life, 1961
Box 2 Folder 16 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Herschel, Austin, on the role of the Catholic Church and Chicago civil rights, 1964
Box 2 Folder 17 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Johnston, Robert, Statement after meeting with Mayor Richard J. Daley (fragment), 1964
Box 2 Folder 18 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Prosten, Ann, "An Open Letter to the Chicago Board of Education," 1963
Box 2 Folder 19 CAFSNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Von Hoffman, Nicholas, "His Honor Surprised!", circa 1963 or 1964
Box 2 Folder 20 CAFSNCC, Correspondence, 1961-1968, 2002
Box 2 Folder 21 CAFSNCC, Correspondence, Letter from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Lawrence Landry, 1964
Box 2 Folder 22 CAFSNCC, Financial, February-April 1963
Box 2 Folder 23 CAFSNCC, Financial, May-July 1963
Box 2 Folder 24 CAFSNCC, Financial, August-October 1963
Box 2 Folder 25 CAFSNCC, Financial, November-December 1963
Box 2 Folder 26 CAFSNCC, Financial, January-February 1964
Box 2 Folder 27 CAFSNCC, Financial, March-May 1964
Box 2 Folder 28 CAFSNCC, Financial, June 1964
Box 2 Folder 29 CAFSNCC, Financial, August-September 1964
Box 3 Folder 1 CAFSNCC, Financial, October 1964
Box 3 Folder 2 CAFSNCC, Financial, October-December 1964
Box 3 Folder 3 CAFSNCC, Financial, 1965, undated
Box 3 Folder 4 CAFSNCC, Fundraising, 1962-1964, undated
Box 3 Folder 5 CAFSNCC, Legal, 1963-1967
Box 3 Folder 6 CAFSNCC, Chicago Schools Boycott, 1963-1964
Box 3 Folder 7 CAFSNCC, Schools Boycott Research Materials, 1963-1968
Box 3 Folder 8 CAFSNCC, Freedom Schools, 1964-1965
Box 3 Folder 9 CAFSNCC, “Don’t Shop Downtown” campaign, December 1963
Box 3 Folder 10 CAFSNCC, Chicago support and demonstrations for Freedom Movements in the South, 1963-1965
Box 3 Folder 11 CAFSNCC, Chicago High School Friends of SNCC, 1963
Box 3 Folder 12 CAFSNCC, “March for Civil Rights,” (against Sen. Dirksen), September 12, 1963
Box 3 Folder 13 CAFSNCC, Publications, 1963, 1965
Box 4 Folder 1 CAFSNCC, Clippings, 1962-1963
Box 4 Folder 2 CAFSNCC, Clippings, 1964-1968
Box 5 No folders CAFSNCC, Memorabilia: Buttons from CAFSNCC campaigns, contribution slips, fundraising tickets, book covers, drawings and letterhead
Box 6 Folder 1 Other Organizations, ACT, exchange of letters between Lawrence Landry and J. Edgar Hoover, 1967
Box 6 Folder 2 Other Orgs, ACT (Lawrence Landry), lawsuit against Chicago ordinances, 1967-1968
Box 6 Folder 3 Other Orgs, The Advisory Panel on Integration of the Public Schools, 1964
Box 6 Folder 4 Other Orgs, American Civil Liberties Union, 1967
Box 6 Folder 5 Other Orgs, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), 1964-1965
Box 6 Folder 6 Other Orgs, Board of Education, City of Chicago, 1964
Box 6 Folder 7 Other Orgs, Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago, circa 1963
Box 6 Folder 8 Other Orgs, Chicago Committee March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
Box 6 Folder 9 Other Orgs, Chicago Federation of Labor-Industrial Union Committee, circa 1963
Box 6 Folder 10 Other Orgs, Chicago Teachers Union, 1964
Box 6 Folder 11 Other Orgs, Chicago Urban League, 1962-1963
Box 6 Folder 12 Other Orgs, Chicago Urban League, 1964-1966
Box 6 Folder 13 Other Orgs, Clergy for Quality and Equality in our Public Schools, 1963
Box 6 Folder 14 Other Orgs, Coalition Against Racist Medical Care, 1970
Box 6 Folder 15 Other Orgs, Committee to End Discrimination in Chicago Medical Institutions, 1963
Box 6 Folder 16 Other Orgs, Committee for Independent Political Action (C.I.P.A.), 1966
Box 6 Folder 17 Other Orgs, Coordinating Committee to Support the Southern Student Protests, 1960
Box 6 Folder 18 Other Orgs, Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (CCCO), 1962-1963
Box 6 Folder 19 Other Orgs, CCCO, 1963 (1)
Box 6 Folder 20 Other Orgs, CCCO, 1963 (2)
Box 6 Folder 21 Other Orgs, CCCO, 1963 (3)
Box 6 Folder 22 Other Orgs, CCCO, 1963 (4)
Box 6 Folder 23 Other Orgs, CCCO, 1964
Box 6 Folder 24 Other Orgs, CCCO, 1965
Box 6 Folder 25 Other Orgs, CCCO, 1966-1968
Box 6 Folder 26 Other Orgs, CCCO, undated
Box 6 Folder 27 Other Orgs, Direct Action for Total Equality (DATE), 1963
Box 6 Folder 28 Other Orgs, Ecumenical Institute/Church Federation of Greater Chicago, 1963
Box 6 Folder 29 Other Orgs, The Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity, c. 1963
Box 6 Folder 30 Other Orgs, Freedom Democratic Clubs, 1964
Box 7 Folder 1 Other Orgs, Illinois Rally for Civil Rights, 1964
Box 7 Folder 2 Other Orgs, Illinois-Wisconsin National Student Association, 1963
Box 7 Folder 3 Other Orgs, JOIN, 1966
Box 7 Folder 4 Other Orgs, Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), 1975
Box 7 Folder 5 Other Orgs, Leadership Conference on the School Superintendency, circa 1964
Box 7 Folder 6 Other Orgs, Metropolitan CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), 1966
Box 7 Folder 7 Other Orgs, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 1963
Box 7 Folder 8 Other Orgs, NAACP Chicago Branch (press releases), 1964-1965
Box 7 Folder 9 Other Orgs, Negro American Labor Council (NALC), 1963-1965, undated
Box 7 Folder 10 Other Orgs, Operation Breadbasket, circa 1967
Box 7 Folder 11 Other Orgs, Presbyterian Interracial Council, Chicago Chapter, 1963
Box 7 Folder 12 Other Orgs, Protest at the Polls, 1963-1964
Box 7 Folder 13 Other Orgs, Protest at the Polls, (press release), 1965
Box 7 Folder 14 Other Orgs, South East Community Organization, 1963
Box 7 Folder 15 Other Orgs, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Chicago Chapter, 1965
Box 7 Folder 16 Other Orgs, Southern Regional Council, 1963
Box 7 Folder 17 Other Orgs, Student Woodlawn Area Project (S.W.A.P.), 1964
Box 7 Folder 18 Other Orgs, Teachers for Integrated Schools, 1963
Box 7 Folder 19 Other Orgs, Tenants Committee for Better Education of Robert Taylor Homes, 1964
Box 7 Folder 20 Other Orgs, United Packinghouse, Food and Allied Workers (UPWA), 1962-1963
Box 7 Folder 21 Other Orgs, WAAF Radio (Lou House), 1963, 1965
Box 7 Folder 22 Other Orgs, Witness Against Willis, circa 1966
Box 7 Folder 23 Other Orgs, Woodlawn Federation of Community Services, 1960s
Box 7 Folder 24 Serials, “Challenge-The Revolutionary Newspaper”, 1968
Box 7 Folder 25 Serials, “CORE-LATOR, 1963
Box 7 Folder 26 Serials, Hyde Park Herald”, 1966
Box 7 Folder 27 Serials, “I.F. Stone's Weekly”, 1962-1963, 1965-1966
Box 7 Folder 28 Serials, “Integrated Education”, 1963-1964
Box 7 Folder 29 Serials, “JET”, April 8, 1965
Box 7 Folder 30 Serials, “Letter from China”, 1965
Box 7 Folder 31 Serials, “Life with Lyndon In the Great Society”, 1965
Box 7 Folder 32 Serials, “The Nation”, 1964-1966
Box 7 Folder 33 Serials, “The National Guardian”, 1963-1965
Box 7 Folder 34 Serials, “The National Guardian”, 1966-1967
Box 7 Folder 35 Serials, “Negro Digest”, 1964, 1966
Box 7 Folder 36 Serials, “New University Thought”, 1963
Box 7 Folder 37 Serials, “The Observer”[The Woodlawn Organization], 1969
Box 7 Folder 38 Serials, “Renewal,” 1965
Box 7 Folder 39 Serials, “The Southern Patriot”, 1963, 1965
Box 7 Folder 40 Serials, “The Struggle,” [Vol. 1, No. 1], 1963
Box 7 Folder 41 Serials, “The Struggle”, 1964 (fragment)
Box 7 Folder 42 Serials, “The United Teacher”, 1967
Box 7 Folder 43 Serials, “Vietnam GI”, 1968
Box 7 Folder 44 Serials, “The Young Socialist”, 1963
Box 8 No folders Posters, Chicago Area Friends of SNCC and Chicago SNCC History Project
Box 9 Folder 1 Clippings, “Chicago’s American,” Chicago, 1963
Box 9 Folder 2 Clippings, “Chicago’s American,” Chicago, 1964
Box 9 Folder 3 Clippings, “Chicago Courier”, Chicago, 1964-1965
Box 9 Folder 4 Clippings, “Chicago Daily News”, 1963
Box 9 Folder 5 Clippings, “Chicago Daily News”, 1964
Box 9 Folder 6 Clippings, “Chicago Daily News”, 1965
Box 9 Folder 7 Clippings, “Chicago Defender,” 1963
Box 9 Folder 8 Clippings, “Chicago Defender”, 1964
Box 9 Folder 9 Clippings, “Chicago Sun-Times”, 1963
Box 9 Folder 10 Clippings, “Chicago Sun-Times”, 1964
Box 9 Folder 11 Clippings, “Chicago Tribune”, 1963
Box 9 Folder 12 Clippings, “Chicago Tribune,” 1964
Box 9 Folder 13 Clippings, “Chicago Tribune,” 1965
Box 9 Folder 14 Clippings, “The Old Town Newspaper,” 1965

Series 2: Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC National), Predominant dates, 1960-1968

Box 10 Folder 1 SNCC, Materials issued by National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1962
Box 10 Folder 2 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1963
Box 10 Folder 3 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1964 (1)
Box 10 Folder 4 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1964 (2)
Box 10 Folder 5 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1964 (3)
Box 10 Folder 6 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1965 (1)
Box 10 Folder 7 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1965 (2)
Box 10 Folder 8 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1965 (3)
Box 10 Folder 9 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1966
Box 10 Folder 10 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), 1967-1968
Box 10 Folder 11 SNCC, National Headquarters (Atlanta, GA), undated
Box 10 Folder 12 SNCC, Alabama, 1965-1966
Box 10 Folder 13 SNCC, California, 1964-1966
Box 10 Folder 14 SNCC, Illinois, 1963-1965
Box 10 Folder 15 SNCC, Indiana, 1964
Box 10 Folder 16 SNCC, Iowa, 1965
Box 10 Folder 17 SNCC, Michigan, 1964
Box 10 Folder 18 SNCC, Mississippi, 1962-1965, undated
Box 10 Folder 19 SNCC, Mississippi, Robert Jackall, handwritten journal on his experiences in Drew, Mississippi, 1967
Box 10 Folder 20 SNCC, New York, 1967
Box 10 Folder 21 SNCC, Pennsylvania, 1966
Box 10 Folder 22 SNCC, Tennessee (includes material from The Original Fayette County Civic and Welfare League), 1960-1961
Box 10 Folder 23 SNCC, Washington, D.C., 1964-1967
Box 10 Folder 24 SNCC, Canadian Friends of SNCC (newsletter), 1965
Box 10 Folder 25 Mailing list for former SNCC staff members, 1970s
Box 11 Folder 1 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Author Unknown, Remarks on the murders of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman, 1964
Box 11 Folder 2 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Conference on Strengthening New Politics, 1965
Box 11 Folder 3 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Epton, Bill, Draft of "The Negro Question and the Right to Revolution," later "Black Self-Determination," 1966
Box 11 Folder 4 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Evans, Rowland and Novack, Robert, "Inside Report: Black-White Politics," 1964-1965
Box 11 Folder 5 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Hamilton, Charles V., "An Advocate of Black Power Defines It," 1968
Box 11 Folder 6 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Hayden, Thomas, Summary of "The Dixiecrats and Changing Southern Power: from Bourbon to bourbon," 1960s
Box 11 Folder 7 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Markels, Charles, “A Northern Lawyer Views Mississippi,” in “New City,” 1964
Box 11 Folder 8 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Matusow, Allen J., "From Civil Rights to Black Power: The Case of SNCC, 1960-1966," 1975
Box 11 Folder 9 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Mendelsohn, Jack, "Black Power and the Liberal Church," 1967
Box 11 Folder 10 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Remsberg, Charles, "Behind the Cotton Curtain," 1964
Box 11 Folder 11 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Riddick, George, "SNCC opens a dialogue: Black Power in the White Perspective," 1966
Box 11 Folder 12 SNCC, Manuscripts, Other, Zinn, Howard, "Albany," 1962
Box 11 Folder 13 Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), Mississippi, 1965
Box 11 Folder 14 Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), 1964
Box 11 Folder 15 MFDP, 1965 (1)
Box 11 Folder 16 MFDP, 1965 (2)
Box 11 Folder 17 MFDP, 1966
Box 11 Folder 18 Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (MFLU), 1965, undated
Box 11 Folder 19 SNCC, Clippings, 1962-1968
Box 11 Folder 20 SNCC, National Reunions and Conferences, 1977-1988
Box 11 Folder 21 “Mississippi Politics in Perspective,” draft article, author unknown, circa 1980
Box 11 Folder 22 List of exhibit sites, “We’ll Never Turn Back,” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, 1981-1984
Box 12 Folder 1 SNCC, Publications, Aframerican News Service, 1968
Box 12 Folder 2 SNCC, Publications, Aframerican Report, c. 1966-1967
Box 12 Folder 3 SNCC, Publications, "Mississippi," compiled by Jack Minis, 1963
Box 12 Folder 4 SNCC, Publications, "Negroes in American History: A Freedom Primer," text by Bobbi Cieciorka and Frank Cieciorka, 1965
Box 12 Folder 5 SNCC, Publications, Southern Reporting Service, 1965
Box 12 Folder 6 SNCC, Publications, The Student Voice, 1962-1965
Box 12 Folder 7 SNCC, Publications, SNCC Newsletter, 1967
Box 12 Folder 8 Press releases, COFO (Council of Federated Organizations), 1964
Box 12 Folder 9 Press release, National Committee for the Albany Defendants, 1963
Box 12 Folder 10 Press release, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), 1964
Box 12 Folder 11 Press release, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1964
Box 12 Folder 12 Wire Service printouts (possibly UPI), on Mississippi, Harlem, Civil Rights bill, 1964
Box 12 Folder 13 Clippings on civil rights, Alabama, 1964
Box 12 Folder 14 Clippings on civil rights, Florida, 1964
Box 12 Folder 15 Clippings on civil rights, Georgia, 1964
Box 12 Folder 16 Clippings on civil rights, Louisiana, 1964
Box 12 Folder 17 Clippings on civil rights, Maryland, 1963-1964
Box 12 Folder 18 Clippings on civil rights, Mississippi, 1963-1964
Box 12 Folder 19 Clippings on civil rights, Missouri, 1964
Box 12 Folder 20 Clippings on civil rights, New York, 1964
Box 12 Folder 21 Clippings on civil rights, North Carolina, 1964
Box 12 Folder 22 Clippings on civil rights, Texas, 1964
Box 12 Folder 23 Map of congressional districts with large African American populations in South, circa 1964

Series 3: Chicago SNCC History Project (CSHP), Predominant dates, 2005-2011

Box 13 Folder 1 Chicago SNCC History Project (CSHP), Administrative, 2005-2010
Box 13 Folder 2 CSHP, Early work on CSHP “Tell The Story” Conference, 2005
Box 13 Folder 3 CSHP, Advertising copy for “Tell The Story” Conference, 2005
Box 13 Folder 4 CSHP, Emails in preparation for “Tell The Story” conference, 2005
Box 13 Folder 5 CSHP, Call for Papers, participants in “Tell The Story” conference, 2005
Box 13 Folder 6 CSHP, Conference Program, “Tell The Story,” October 21-22, 2005
Box 13 Folder 7 CSHP, Conferences, Tell the Story Conference, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL), 2005 (1)
Box 13 Folder 8 CSHP, Conferences, Tell the Story Conference, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL), 2005 (2)
Box 13 Folder 9 CSHP, Conferences, Tell the Story Conference, Roosevelt University (Chicago, IL), 2005-2006
Box 13 Folder 10 CSHP, James Forman Memorial Program and Obituaries, 2005
Box 13 Folder 11 CSHP, Meeting minutes and agendas, 2005-2007
Box 13 Folder 12 CSHP, Correspondence, Quentin Young, MD to Sylvia Fischer, 2005
Box 13 Folder 13 CSHP, Review of SNCC Collection at University of Illinois-Chicago Library, 2005
Box 13 Folder 14 CSHP Mailings, 2005-2006
Box 13 Folder 15 CSHP, Conferences, SNCC History Project Panelists, 2006
Box 13 Folder 16 CSHP, Contact assignments for Rose Jennings, circa 2006
Box 13 Folder17 CSHP, Conferences, Service Learning Conference (Chicago, IL), 2008
Box 13 Folder 18 CSHP, Conferences, Third University of Tennessee-Martin Civil Rights Conference, "Tent-City," 2010
Box 13 Folder 19 CSHP, Conferences, SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference, Shaw University (Raleigh, NC), 2010
Box 13 Folder 20 CSHP, Conferences, 6th Annual Conference of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement (Jackson, MS), 2011
Box 13 Folder 21 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Sylvia Fischer, May 23, 2006
Box 13 Folder 22 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Ron Dorfman, June 5, 2006
Box 13 Folder 23 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Lorne Cress Love, June 19, 2006
Box 13 Folder 24 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Mildred Page, June 21, 2006
Box 13 Folder 25 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Bennett Johnson, June 30, 2006
Box 13 Folder 26 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Bill Cousins, Jr., November 3, 2006
Box 13 Folder 27 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Mel and Martha Rothenberg, November 13, 2006
Box 13 Folder 28 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Dr. Alfred Klinger, February 16, 2007
Box 13 Folder 29 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Bob Lucas, March 2, 2007
Box 13 Folder 30 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Richard Morrisroe, March 8, 2007
Box 13 Folder 31 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Kariem Muhammad, April 27, 2007
Box 13 Folder 32 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Dr. Elizabeth Hill, undated
Box 13 Folder 33 CSHP, Oral History forms and notes, Group interview with Bennett Johnson, Abdul Alkalimat, Sylvia Fischer, Timuel Black, Brenetta Howell Barrett, Fannie Rushing, November 4, 2006
Box 14 Folder 1 CSHP, Administrative files, Chicago history resources, 2006
Box 14 Folder 2 CSHP, Administrative files, Chicago history, on Black migration’s impact, by Fannie Rushing, 2006
Box 14 Folder 3 CSHP, Administrative files, Chicago history, “History as Reparations,” by B. Solomon, 2006
Box 14 Folder 4 CSHP, Administrative files, Chicago history resources, 2006,
Box 14 Folder 5 CSHP, Administrative files, press release, 2006
Box 14 Folder 6 CSHP, Conferences, Chicago Freedom Movement Commemoration conference, 2006
Box 14 Folder 7 CSHP, conference at Harsh Research Collection on Chicago Friends of SNCC, November 4, 2006
Box 14 Folder 8 CSHP, Board information and contacts, 2006-2007
Box 14 Folder 9 CSHP, Summer Orientation, 2007
Box 14 Folder 10 CSHP, Black United Fund of Illinois grant, 2006
Box 14 Folder 11 CSHP, Archival Resources, 2006
Box 14 Folder 12 CSHP, “Sixty to Sixty-five, Inc.”, 2006-2009
Box 14 Folder 13 CSHP, CAN-TV Users Information, 2006-2007
Box 14 Folder 14 CSHP, Conferences, The Legacy of Chicago CORE, 2007
Box 14 Folder 15 CSHP, Website design, 2007
Box 14 Folder 16 CSHP, Community Organizations file, 2007
Box 14 Folder 17 CSHP, Material from National Organization of Recovering Racists, 2007
Box 14 Folder 18 CSHP, Meeting agendas and notes, 2007-2011
Box 14 Folder 19 CSHP, “Let Freedom Sing,” program on music of the civil rights movement, April 2010
Box 14 Folder 20 CSHP, Conference on the 50th anniversary of the founding of SNCC, April 2010
Box 14 Folder 21 CSHP, Emails for program on CAFSNCC, to be held October 2011
Box 14 Folder 22 CSHP, Preparations for program on SNCC at DuSable Museum, October 22, 2011
Box 14 Folder 23 CSHP, Program on SNCC at DuSable Museum, October 22, 2011
Box 15 A/V 001 CSHP, Conferences, Tell the Story Conference, October 21, 2005, Tape 1. Recorded on VHS
Box 15 A/V 002 CSHP, Conferences, Tell the Story Conference, October 21, 2005, Tape 2. Recorded on VHS
Box 15 A/V 003 CSHP, Conferences, Tell the Story Conference, James Forman Memorial Service, October 21, 2005. Recorded on VHS
Box 15 A/V 004 CSHP, Conferences, Tell the Story Conference, October 22, 2005, Tape 1. Recorded on VHS
Box 15 A/V 005 CSHP, Conferences, Tell the Story Conference, October 22, 2005, Tape 2. Recorded on VHS
Box 15 A/V 006 CSHP, Conferences, Tell the Story conference, October 22, 2005, Tape 3. Recorded on VHS
Box 15 A/V 007 CSHP, recordings of three meetings of CSHP board, 2006. Sound recordings on cassette tape, later migrated to CD-R
Box 16 A/V 008 CSHP, Conferences, Bob Zellner speaking at U. of Chicago conference on majority involvement in minority movements, May 28, 2009. Recorded on mini-videocassette tapes
Box 16 A/V 009 CSHP, Conferences, University of Chicago Conference on Majority Involvement in Minority Movements, Sue Thrasher and Fannie Rushing, 2009. Recorded on mini-videocassette tapes
Box 16 A/V 010 CSHP, Conferences, University of Chicago Conference on Majority Involvement in Minority Movements, Gwen Zaharah Simmons, 2009. Recorded on mini-videocassette tapes
Box 16 A/V 011 CSHP, Conferences, University of Chicago Conference on Majority Involvement in Minority Movements, 2009. Recorded on mini-videocassette tapes
Box 17 A/V 012 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, William Cousins, Jr., November 3, 2006. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 013 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Ron Dorfman, June 5, 2006. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 014 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Sylvia Fischer, May 23, 2006. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 015 CSHP, Oral History Project, Video Recording, Group Interview with Bennett Johnson, Abdul Alkalimat, Sylvia Fischer, Timuel D. Black, Brenetta Howell Barrett, Fannie Rushing, November 4, 2006. Recorded on mini-videocassette tapes
Box 17 A/V 016 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Bennett Johnson, June 30, 2006. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 017 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Alfred Klinger, 2007. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 018 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Lorne Cress Love, 2006. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 019 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Robert (Bob) Lucas, 2007. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 020 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Therese McDermott, 2007. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 021 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Richard Morrisroe, 2007. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 022 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Irene Nelson, 2007. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 023 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Mildred (Forman) Page, 2006. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 024 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Don Rose, 2007. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 025 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Mel and Marcia Rothenberg, 2006. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 026 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Videotape Recording, Rosie Simpson, 2009. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 027 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Nancy Bild Wolf, 2007. Includes photos
Box 17 A/V 028 CSHP, Oral History Project, Interview Sound Recording, Kariem Muhammad, 2007. Includes photos

Series 4: Photographs and other Audiovisual Materials: Chicago Area Friends of SNCC, National SNCC, and Chicago SNCC History Project

Box 18 Photo 001 CAFSNCC, Freedom Day Rally, 1963
Box 18 Photo 002 CAFSNCC, Sylvia Fischer at Freedom Day Rally, 1963
Box 18 Photo 003 CAFSNCC, Freedom Day Banner Hanging from the Chicago Board of Education Building, 1963
Box 18 Photo 004 CAFSNCC, Rally for Civil Rights bill, circa 1963
Box 18 Photo 005 CAFSNCC, School Boycott Office with Ann Cook, Vernon Jarrett, and possibly Ralph Rappaport, circa 1963
Box 18 Photo 006 CAFSNCC, 1968 Democratic National Convention billboard, 1968
Box 18 Photo 007 CAFSNCC, Headshot of M. Frank Wright, 1960s
Box 18 Photo 008 CAFSNCC, Inscribed photo of Philip J. Cohran, “The Artistic Heritage Ensemble”, 1960s
Box 18 Photo 009 CAFSNCC, Photo of Ralph Rappaport, 1960s
Box 18 Photo 010 CAFSNCC, Photo of Lawrence Landry, 1960s. Photo by Terry’s Photography, Chicago, circa 1964
Box 18 Photo 011 CAFSNCC, Lawrence Landry raising his arms at a demonstration or rally, 1960s. Photo by Marino, Chicago Daily News
Box 18 Photo 012 CAFSNCC, Activists at Chicago School Boycott, being interviewed by WSBC reporter, 1963. Photo by Ted Bell, Chicago
Box 18 Photo 013 CAFSNCC, Activists including Lawrence Landry conferring at Chicago School Boycott, 1963. Photo by Ted Bell, Chicago
Box 18 Photo 014 CAFSNCC, Lawrence Landry speaking at dinner event, possibly for ACT, circa 1966
Box 18 Photo 015 CAFSNCC, Kaye Prichard, Mississippi Summer Project volunteer, Kaye Prichard’s mother, Fannie Rushing, and Fannie Rushing’s mother, circa 1965
Box 18 Photo 016 CAFSNCC, Unidentified African American woman with leaf print blouse, undated
Box 18 Photo 017 CAFSNCC, James Forman and Chuck Neblett, SNCC staff, January 1963
Box 18 Photo 018 CAFSNCC, James Forman, undated
Box 18 DVD 001 CAFSNCC, “Freedom Day!” by Onikwa Bill Wallace. DVD contains film of October 22, 1963 Chicago Public Schools Boycott, “A Chicago Area Friends of SNCC Project”
Box 18 Photo 019 National SNCC, John McFerren and Viola McFerren at home with their children, Fayette County, Tennessee, 1960. Photo by Ernest Withers, Memphis, Tennessee
Box 18 Photo 020 Activists from the Fayette County Civic and Welfare League at a fundraiser in Hyde Park, Chicago, circa 1960
Box 18 Photo 021 Activists from the Fayette County Civic and Welfare League with Sylvia Fischer at a fundraiser in Hyde Park, Chicago, circa 1960
Box 18 Photo 022 Activists from the Fayette County Civic and Welfare League at a fundraiser in Hyde Park, Chicago, circa 1960
Box 18 Photo 023 SNCC, downtown demonstration, Jackson, Mississippi 1961
Box 18 Photo 024 SNCC, swimming pool demonstration, Cairo, Illinois. Photo by Danny Lyon, 1962
Box 18 Photo 025 SNCC, “Bull Conner's Wagon,” Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
Box 18 Photo 026 SNCC, Demonstrations in Birmingham, AL, 1963 (1)
Box 18 Photo 027 SNCC, Demonstrations in Birmingham, AL, 1963 (2)
Box 18 Photo 028 SNCC Staff, Birmingham, AL, 1963 (1)
Box 18 Photo 029 SNCC Staff, Birmingham, AL, 1963 (2)
Box 18 Photo 030 SNCC staff members singing at the March on Washington, Photo by Danny Lyon, 1963
Box 18 Photo 031 SNCC, Sit-in at Toddle House, Atlanta, GA, Photo by Danny Lyon, 1963
Box 18 Photo 032 SNCC, Stokely Carmichael, Charlie Cobb, and Cleve Sellers at Toddle House Sit-in, Atlanta, GA, Photo by Danny Lyon, 1963
Box 18 Photo 033 SNCC, James Forman, Cleve Sellers, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Stokely Carmichael, and unknown at Toddle-House Sit-In, Atlanta, GA, Photo by Danny Lyon, 1963
Box 18 Photo 034 SNCC, Dallas County Courthouse Demonstration, Selma, Alabama, Photo by Danny Lyon, 1963
Box 18 Photo 035 SNCC Staff (including James Forman and Ivanhoe Donaldson) with members of SNCC Freedom Singers, Danville, Virginia. Photo by Danny Lyon, 1963
Box 18 Photo 036 SNCC Training Session, circa 1962s
Box 18 Photo 037 SNCC, Demonstration at an unknown county courthouse in the South, 1960s
Box 18 CD-R 001 SNCC, CD-R entitled “Images of a People’s Movement.” produced by Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement. Photos copied from "The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality," 1964
Box 18 Photo 038 Chicago SNCC History Project group oral history session, with (left to right): Sylvia Fischer, Bennett Johnson, Brenetta Howell Barrett, Abdul Alkalimat, Tim Black, Jr., Fannie Rushing, 2006
Box 18 Photo 039 Tim Black, Jr. at CSHP group oral history session, 2006
Box 18 Photo 040 Sylvia Fischer, CSHP,2006
Box 18 Photo 041 Lorne Cress Love, CSHP, 2006
Box 18 Photo 042 Ron Dorfman, CSHP, 2006
Box 18 Photo 043 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 044 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 045 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 046 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 047 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 048 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 049 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 050 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 051 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 052 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 053 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 054 “A Living Tribute to the Life and Works of Kwame Ture,” with John Lewis, Marion Barry, Minister Louis Farrakhan, members of AARPP, Washington, DC, April 12, 1998. Photo by Roy Lewis, Hyattsville, Maryland
Box 18 Photo 055 “Mississippi Summer Project Report Dinner,” Bob Moses, Lucy Montgomery, Al Raby, and Fannie Lou Hamer pictured left to right, Sherman House in Chicago, 1964 September. Photo by Barbara Carey

Series 5: Memorabilia. Predominant dates, 1963-2011

Box 19 No folders SNCC, Memorabilia: Buttons, stickers, and name tags, mostly from Chicago Area Friends of SNCC, and an inscribed copy of Steven Kasher's book, "The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-1968"

 

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