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BOX X:1461-1526 Part X: Mississippi Papers, 1940-1999
The Mississippi Papers reflect the history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi primarily from 1963 to 1978, covering major civil rights events, issues, and topics, including the Jackson Movement and the death and legacy of Mississippi field director Medgar Wiley Evers. The series largely comprises the files of field directors Charles Evers, Emmett C. Burns, Alex Waites, and Robert Walker, as well as Mississippi State Conference president Aaron E. Henry. Some personal files relate to his political career as a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives. In the 1990s, the NAACP's Henry Lee Moon Library received a project grant to process, catalog, and digitize this group of material, which they termed the "Mississippi Papers." Only a small amount of work was completed before the grant expired and the project was abandoned. As a result, the documents were received in a state of disarray with many removed from their original context. Attempts were made to restore this context, but there is significant crossover among the files. The digitization project also accounts for the individual code stickers on each document. A file on the Mississippi Papers imaging project in the Part X: Administrative File series provides further background on the project.
Material types include correspondence, memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, affidavits, news clippings, financial material, and printed matter.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, name, or type of material.
BOX X:1461 Affidavits, 1963-1964, 1976, undated
(2 folders)
BOX X:1461 AFL-CIO, 1962-1970, 1979-1983, 1991
(3 folders)
BOX X:1461 Alcorn College, Lorman, 1964-1966, 1979
BOX X:1461 American Federation of World Citizens, 1964-1965
BOX X:1461 American Friends Service Committee, 1964-1965
BOX X:1461 American Red Cross, 1979
BOX X:1462 American Veterans Committee, 1963-1970
BOX X:1462 Americans for the Preservation of the White Race, 1963
BOX X:1462 Annual convention
BOX X:1462 1963-1978
(6 folders)
BOX X:1463 1979-1983, 1990-1991
(2 folders)
BOX X:1463 Ashford, Laplois, 1962-1964
BOX X:1463 Boston, Mass., 1964
BOX X:1463 Branch directories, 1967-1984, undated
(4 folders)
BOX X:1463 Branche, Bobbie, 1963-1969
BOX X:1463 Branches, delinquent, 1967-1968, 1976-1984, 1990
BOX X:1464 Branches, potential, 1965-1968, 1977-1983
BOX X:1464 Bureau of the Census, "The Black Population in the United States," 1991
BOX X:1464 Burns, Emmett C., 1973-1980
(5 folders)
BOX X:1465 Calendar sales, 1964
BOX X:1465 Carter, Robert L., 1962-1968
BOX X:1465 Celebrity appearances canceled due to segregation (Bonanza cast and Birgit Nilsson), 1964
BOX X:1465 Chaney, James Earl; Goodman, Andrew; Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1989-1991
BOX X:1465 Child Development Group of Mississippi, 1966
BOX X:1465 Christian Science Publishing Society, 1940, 1951, 1964
BOX X:1465 Christmas for Mississippi, 1963-1964, undated
(2 folders)
BOX X:1465 Churches, 1963-1966, 1973-1983, undated
BOX X:1465 The Citizen, 1963-1964
BOX X:1465 Citizen's Crusade Against Poverty, 1966-1967
BOX X:1466 City planning, 1968
BOX X:1466 Civil rights demonstrations, 1963-1965
(2 folders)
BOX X:1466 Community Coalition for Public Schools, 1971
BOX X:1466 Community coordination, 1976-1980, undated
(4 folders)
BOX X:1467 Community Service Association, 1967-1971, undated
BOX X:1467 Complaints of discrimination, 1966-1971, 1979, 1990-1991
BOX X:1467 Correspondence, general
BOX X:1467 1963-1971
(4 folders)
BOX X:1468 1976-1992
(3 folders)
BOX X:1468 Council of Black Leaders of State Organizations of Mississippi (Co-Blossom), 1976-1978
BOX X:1468 Council of Federated Organizations, 1963-1964, undated
BOX X:1468 Criminal incidents and investigations, 1963-1971, 1977, 1990, 1999
BOX X:1468 Current, Gloster B.
BOX X:1468 1963-1964
(2 folders)
BOX X:1469 1965-1976
(5 folders)
BOX X:1469 Democratic National Committee, 1965-1969, undated
BOX X:1469 Democratic Party (Mississippi), 1969-1970, 1976-1980, 1991, undated
(2 folders)
BOX X:1470 Department of Agriculture, 1965-1971, 1977-1979
BOX X:1470 Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1964-1979, undated
BOX X:1470 Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1966-1970, 1978-1980
BOX X:1470 Department of Justice, 1963-1968, 1979-1983, 1991
BOX X:1470 Department of Labor, 1961-1964, 1969-1970
BOX X:1470 Department of Transportation, 1967-1970
BOX X:1470 Education
BOX X:1470 General
BOX X:1470 1961-1983
(2 folders)
BOX X:1471 1989-1990, undated
(2 folders)
BOX X:1471 Reports and data, 1962-1969, 1970-1972, 1982-1991
(2 folders)
BOX X:1471 Emergency Relief Fund, 1964-1971, 1977-1983
(4 folders)
BOX X:1472 Energy, 1977
BOX X:1472 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1964-1983
(2 folders)
BOX X:1472 Evers, Charles
BOX X:1472 Campaign for governor, 1968-1971
BOX X:1472 Correspondence
BOX X:1472 1963-1965
(3 folders)
BOX X:1473 1966-1969, undated
(3 folders)
BOX X:1473 Invitations to speakers, 1963-1966
BOX X:1473 Meetings with Congress, 1964-1967
BOX X:1473 Personal and biographical material, 1963-1969, undated
BOX X:1473 Radio and television appearances
BOX X:1473 1963-1968
(2 folders)
BOX X:1474 1968
BOX X:1474 Reports, 1963-1968, undated
BOX X:1474 Speaking engagements
BOX X:1474 1963-1968
(5 folders)
BOX X:1475 1963-1969
(6 folders)
BOX X:1476 Travel expenses, 1963-1969, undated
(2 folders)
BOX X:1476 Evers, Medgar Wiley
BOX X:1476 Correspondence, 1958-1963
BOX X:1476 Memorial fund, 1963-1969
BOX X:1476 Memorial library, 1964-1968
(3 folders)
BOX X:1477 Memorial poems, 1963-1964
BOX X:1477 Memorials, 1963-1971, 1977-1992
(2 folders)
BOX X:1477 Miscellany, 1962-1963, 1990, undated
BOX X:1477 Travel expenses, 1956-1963
BOX X:1477 Evers-Williams, Myrlie, 1964
BOX X:1477 Fair share, 1983, 1990
BOX X:1477 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 1962-1964
BOX X:1477 Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 1959-1968
BOX X:1477 Financial file
BOX X:1477 Contributions, miscellaneous, 1963-1971
(3 folders)
BOX X:1478 Freedom Fund, 1960-1978, 1990
BOX X:1478 Membership and Freedom Fund reports, 1962-1983, 1991, undated
(3 folders)
BOX X:1478 Mississippi State Conference
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