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Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16656
Content Description This collection contains the Civil Rights papers of Dr. Allison L Burnett, a biology professor at the University of Virginia and an active member in social movements, who was an organizer of the efforts and petition drive to integrate the University Theater. The papers include twenty-one long-sheet petitions, fourteen newspaper clippings, and six pieces of correspondence. The long-sheet petitions, each one or two pages, are signed by students and faculty in support of the...
Dates: c. 1960s
Identifier: MSS 16732
Content Description This collection contains the papers of Thomas Gardner, an alumnus of the University of Virginia, a leader in the Southern civil rights and national peace movements of the ‘60s and ‘70s, and Professor of Communication at Westfield State University. The collection documents Gardner's social and political activism and involvement with civil rights, labor, anti-war, and anti-prison movements through different organizations such as the Southern Conference Education Fund (SCEF), the...
Dates: c. 1966-2008
Collection — Box: BW 33, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16500
Content Description This collection contains six black and white photographs of members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) marching in Richmond, Virginia in 1963. Maria Saporta is identified as the photographer in the photographs.The SCLC's seventh annual convention occurred from September 24 to September 27 at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the organization's founding members and acted as president until his 1968 assassination. He spoke...
Dates: September 24-27, 1963
Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 16615
Content Description This collection contains papers, correspondence, newspapers and clippings, publications, leaflets, and records on events, activities, and professional connections related to Thurman Wenzl's study as a graduate student at the University of Virginia (1963-1969). These materials document his efforts in the Civil Rights Movement and for worker's rights. The items include 1994 reunion materials of the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC), information on the Radical Student Union of UVA,...
Dates: ca. 1960s-2000
- African Americans -- Civil rights 2
- Student activism 2
- Civil rights -- United States 1
- Labor laws and legislation -- United States 1
- Labor unions -- United States 1
- Segregation in education -- Virginia 1
- Social justice 1
- Student life 1
- University of Virginia -- Alumni 1 ∧ less
- Burnett, Allison L. 1
- Gardner, Thomas N. 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Nixon, Edgar Daniel 1
- Saporta, Maria 1