Scope and Content
Title: Stokely Carmichael-Lorna D. Smith collection,
Date (inclusive): 1964-1972
Collection number: Special Collections M0170
5 linear ft.
Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain
permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.
Gift of Lorna D. Smith, donated as collected, beginning in 1966.
[Identification of item] Stokely Carmichael-Lorna D. Smith collection, M0170, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University
Libraries, Stanford, Calif.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of correspondence, an inscribed book, and 15 scrapbooks filled with clippings from newspapers, magazines,
circulars, folders, conference advertisements, and programs dating from July, 1964 to Nov. 1972. All of the items relate directly
to Stokely Carmichael and to his work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and to his role in the Black Power
movement, racial unrest, rioting in American cities (as represented by the Press).
The correspondence is mostly addressed to Mrs. Lorna Smith in reference to her work on the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964
or her later help with the efforts of SNCC, including 55 letters from Carmichael dating from December, 1964 to Nov. 1972.
These are fairly personal in nature.
Included in the collection is
Freedom Summer, inscribed by the author Sally Belfrage. Some of her letters to Mrs. Smith are also found in the collection, relating her opinions
of the representation Carmichael received in the press.
Additions received on: Dec., 1967 - Seventh scrapbook, clips dating from
- Aug. to Nov. 1967.
- Mar. 1968 - Eighth scrapbook, clips dating Nov. 67 to
- Feb. 1968.
- Apr. 30, 68 - Ninth scrapbook, clips dating Feb. 68 to Apr. 68
- Aug. 1968 - Tenth scrapbook.
- Jan. 2, 1969 - Eleventh scrapbook.
- July 7, 1970 - Twelfth scrapbook.
- Nov. 1970 - 2 letters to Mrs. Smith, 7-8-70 from Carmichael, and 7-12-68 from Ukita.
DONOR CARD FILE FOR FURTHER ADDITIONS.
||born in Trinidad
||family moved to Harlem, New York and later to the East Bronx
||graduated from the Bronx High School of Science
||graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Philosophy
||field secretary of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
||elected chairman of SNCC