UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
NEW! History blog by UWRF senior history major Kayla Friedlund
BEHIND THE FINE PRINT
Civil Rights Movement collection, Wisconsin Historical Society.
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 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.
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