UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Research Resources



Now available online:

Civil Rights Movement collection,link Wisconsin Historical Society

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  • Includes over 30,000 pages on Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964.
  • Anything not digitized may be borrowed and used in UWRF's Area Research Center.

The Wisconsin Historical Society owns one of the nation's richest collections documenting the Civil Rights movement, which includes more than 100 manuscript collections about the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964. That equates to approximately 750 folders of relevant documents totaling over 100,000 pages.

Over 30,000 pages from the Freedom Summer project manuscripts - enough to fill several file cabinets - are now available online. In them you'll find official records of organizations such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the personal papers of movement leaders and activists such as Amzie Moore, Mary King and Howard Zinn, letters and diaries of northern college students who went South to volunteer for the summer, newsletters produced in Freedom Schools, racist propaganda, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and brochures, magazine articles, telephone call logs, candid snapshots, internal memos, press releases and much more.


Stephen Feinstein Collection

The vast personal book collection of Dr. Stephen Feinstein is now available to the public. Most books in the collection can be sent to individuals who are unaffiliated with UWRF through regular inter-library loan channels. If interested, contact your local  library. Details

About Dr. Feinstein

The UWRF History and Philosophy Department is grateful to Dr. Feinstein's family for their generous donation of this amazing collection.