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Clarie Collins Harvey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 170

Scope and Contents

The collection of Clarie Collins Harvey consists of a nine-part series arranged according to the various activities in which she was involved. Correspondence is interspersed throughout the first five series; the largest amount is in the first series , her personal papers, and is arranged chronologically. Church activities, civic activities, higher education, and business ventures comprise the next four series arranged alphabetically. The next two series are collected writings and collected items, also arranged alphabetically. The last two series are news clippings and oversized materials.

The collection measures a total of 38.46 linear feet. The total correspondence is housed in 12 boxes, with nine of those from the first series, with the rest housed in the church activities, civic activities, and higher education series. Notable correspondents include: U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, Medgar W. Evers, Dorothy I. Height, Bishop Robert E. Jones, Coretta Scott King, Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus, U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy, Virginia Naeve, Benjamin Quarles, Sargent Shriver, and Robert Penn Warren.

The non-correspondence materials include Harvey's personal papers, photographs, scrapbooks, plaques and awards, writings, and documents of her involvement with various church and civic activities, higher education, and business ventures. Collected items include writings and publications dealing with the varied interests of Harvey, such as civil rights, peace activism, women's issues, and world viewpoints.


  • Created: 1907-1991
  • Other: Date acquired: 08/01/1985


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright to these papers has not been assigned to the Amistad Research Center. It is the responsibility of an author to secure permission for publication from the holder of the copyright to any material contained in this collection.


38.46 Linear Feet



Physical Access Requirements

Audiovisual materials stored offsite. Please contact Reference Desk of the Amistad Research Center for inquiries.

Source of Acquisition

Clarie Collins Harvey and estate

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

Accruals in 1988, 1989, 1996

Related Materials

The Amistad Research Center also houses the papers of Harvey's husband, Martin, as well as the Collins Family Papers and the records of Collins Funeral Home. The papers of Fannie Lou Hamer also reflect civil rights activities in Mississippi.

Processing Information

Processed in 1990; reprocessed and rehoused in 2013.
Clarie Collins Harvey papers
Elizabeth Van and Rebecca Hankins
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Repository Details

Part of the Amistad Research Center Repository

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