About the Collections

About the Civil Rights Collection, 1900-1990. MS.0334: The Civil Rights Collection brings together papers and publications from individuals and organizations, as well as over fifty hours of taped interviews with civil rights participants. Individuals include Charles Haynie, Buford Posey, Sidney Redmond, Walter and Elizabeth Rogers, and Claude Williams, among others. Organizations include ACLU, CORE, SCEF, SRC, and several others. The collection includes a wealth of pamphlets, organized by topic, and newsletters, organized by title. Documents from several court cases can be found in Sidney Redmond’s papers and Claude Williams’ papers as well as in the Legal Papers folders. Of particular interest may be the manuscript and accompanying papers for Dorothy Swisshelm’s book, Six Years Behind the Magnolia Curtain.

About the William G. Keen World War II Papers, 1938-1948, CSWS.WWII.1.0011: These papers document the military training and career of William G. Keen, an Army Air Force lieutenant who served in Europe during and after World War II. The collection includes several years of correspondence, training documents, professional photos, issues of many different magazines and newspapers from his various posts, as well as an assortment of memorabilia saved from service and travel.