Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:
American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana records
Content Description These records document a range of activities including legal cases and ongoing functions of the Louisiana branch of the American Civil Liberties Union. Cases range across the state’s parishes and include a variety of issues involving prison conditions in parish facilities, as well as at Angola, the state’s maximum security prison, including death row conditions, Native American religious issues, and gender discrimination. Cases also involve Creationism, abortion, AIDS discrimination, police...
Dates: Other: 1970-1985
John Allen Buggs Papers
Scope and Contents The papers of John Allen Buggs document his career as an educator and school administrator. The collections consists of 4,000 items or 3.2 linear feet. There are 2,560 pieces of correspondence, 46 multi-page reports, 240 general single-page reports, 25 essays, and approximately 1,000 general items such as financial reports, bulletins, pamphlets, invitations, announcements, photographs, newspaper clippings, contracts, lists, press releases, and biographical sheets.The papers...
Dates: Created: 1939-1964; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1973
Found in: Amistad Research Center / John Allen Buggs Papers
Committee on Civil Rights in Metropolitan New York, Inc. records
Collection — Box 82
Scope and Contents The records of the Committee on Civil Rights in Metropolitan New York measure approximately 32 linear feet, comprising administrative, restaurant, and housing records, each being inclusive of correspondence, minutes and notices, speeches, sound recordings, publications, mailing lists, and collected print items. Financial, legal, fundraising, and personnel records can be found under the Administrative series, while survey findings, summaries, research data, and methodology can be found under...
Dates: Created: 1950-1966; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1972
Carolyn M. Dejoie papers
Content Description The Carolyn M. Dejoie papers document her career in academia as a faculty member at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Health and Human Issues Department. The papers consist of documentation compiled and generated in relation to the gender and racial discrimination case of Carolyn DeJoie against the University of Wisconsin. Dejoie filed a "Charge of Discrimination" with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in May 1972. After the...
Dates: Other: 1891-2005
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Carolyn M. Dejoie papers
Tom Dent papers
Scope and Contents The papers of Tom Dent provide a rich documentary source in the areas of African American literature and theater, the Civil Rights Movement, and the society and culture of New Orleans. The collection encompasses 149 linear feet of correspondence, literary manuscripts, oral history interviews, photographs, financial records, and memorabilia generated by one of New Orleans' most treasured poets, playwrights, and oral historians. Dent was a prolific writer of letters, poetry, and...
Dates: Created: 1861-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1959-1998; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1976
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Tom Dent papers
Barbara Edmonson collection
Content Description The Barbara Edmonson collection consists of transcripts, as well as background information in typescript form describing the harassment the Edmonson family received from their New Orleans neighbors for hosting an interracial birthday party for their daughters in 1962. The documents within the collection contain a first-hand account of in person and telephone harassment based on racism endured by a white family in New Orleans for allowing their daughters to invite three African American...
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Barbara Edmonson collection
Frank S. Horne papers
Scope and Contents
The papers of Frank Smith Horne measure approximately 22 linear feet and consist of 30,000 items dated between 1927 and 1974. Over half of the papers of the collection is personal and business correspondence. The other half consists of financial records, lists, minutes, legal documents, writings, press releases, reports, general items, newspaper clippings, and various collected publications. The papers have been arranged topically and chronologically.
Dates: Created: 1927-1974; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1975
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Frank S. Horne papers
Homer C. McEwen papers
Scope and Contents The Homer Clyde McEwen papers encompass 15 linear feet of material extensively covering the subject areas of civil rights in the South and ministerial work particularly in relation to school segregation; the discrepancies of funding allocation for African American education; voting rights in Georgia; local organizational history; and the history of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia. The collection is arranged into seven groups of materials that are extensively...
Dates: Created: 1930-1985; Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1979; Other: Date acquired: 06/07/1987
Found in: Amistad Research Center / Homer C. McEwen papers
NAACP, Memphis Branch records
Scope and Contents The records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Memphis Branch were generated during the tenure of Maxine A. Smith as Executive Secretary and document the branch's efforts to secure equal employment, equal housing opportunities, protect the civil rights of Black citizens, and improve the overall quality of life for African Americans in Memphis. The largest portion of the records consists of reports, including Executive Secretary reports and annual...
Dates: Created: 1969-1995; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1984
Found in: Amistad Research Center / NAACP, Memphis Branch records
NAACP, Office of Field Director of Louisiana records
Scope and Contents The records of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) Louisiana State Field Office consist of 21 linear feet of documents. The largest portion of the collection is comprised of correspondence; the remainder of the collection consists of reports, press releases, minutes, newsletters, complaints, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The correspondence in the collection is arranged chronologically and consists primarily of letters written to and by the NAACP...
Dates: Created: 1964-1976; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1977