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Langston (Berta Green) papers
HLL.2019.002  
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Alexander Defense Committee Series I.  1965-1971

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Alexander Defense Committee members to various individuals, including Congressman William Ryan, Assistant Attorney General J. Walter Yeagley, and President Lyndon Johnson. Press releases, notices, and brochures relating to the committee are also included.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 1

Press Releases, Notices, Brochures 1965-1966

Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 2

Correspondence 1965-1971

Language of Material: English.
 

Fair Play for Cuba Committee Series II. 1958-2002

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, announcements, press releases, notices, and minutes from the Fair Play for Cuba Committee and its chapters. Information about the FPCC's first national conference and their December 1960 Cuba tour is included, newsletters such as Fair Play, Student Council, and Cuban Press Survey, in addition to correspondence and documents from the Political Committee and the National Executive Committee of the Socialist Workers Party are also included. The collection contains materials relating to the Eastland Committee Hearings, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook containing Political Committee minutes and documents as well.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 3

Newspaper Clippings 1958-1959

Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 4

Eastland Committee Hearings 1960-1961

Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 5

First National Conference and Cuba Tour 1960-1961

Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 6

Announcements, Press Releases, Advertisements, Notices, and Receipts 1960-1962

Language of Material: English.
 

Newsletters 1960-1963

Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 7

Fair Play Newsletter 1960-1961

Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 8

Student Council Newsletter 1960-1961

Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 9

Cuban Press Survey Newsletter 1961-1963

Language of Material: English.
 

Socialist Workers Party 1960-1963

Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 10

Scrapbook (PC Minutes, Correspondence, and Misc.) 1960

Language of Material: English.
box 1, folder 11

Political Committee (PC) and National Executive Committee (NEC) 1961-1963

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 1

Correspondence 1960-2002

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 2

New York Chapter and Banquet 1961

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 3

Correspondence, Notices, and Announcements Regarding Other Chapters 1961

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 4

Van Gosse Dissertation Draft 1991

Language of Material: English.
 

Committee to Combat Racial Injustice Series III. 1958-1959

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Contains newspaper clippings about the North Carolina "Kissing Case," in which two young African American boys were arrested for being kissed by a white girl, and the involvement of Robert F. Williams, President of the North Carolina National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) who was instrumental in garnering political support to pardon the boys. Correspondence, flyers, announcements, and press releases regarding Robert F. Williams and other Committee affairs are also included.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 2, folder 5

Newspaper Clippings 1958-1959

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 6

Correspondence and Announcements 1959

Language of Material: English.
 

Committee to Aid the Monroe Defendants Series IV. 1959-2001 1959-1964

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, newsletters, bulletins, financial statements, and symposium and conference information reflecting the activities of organizations that aided the African American people in Monroe, North Carolina, who defended themselves against racist attacks by the Ku Klux Klan. The series includes letters to and from Robert F. Williams, the president of the Monroe, North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), regarding the Monroe legal cases as well as his political exile in Cuba. Other correspondents include James Baldwin, Albert Perry, Dave Dellinger, William Worthy, Mae Mallory, Conrad Lynn, and Calvin Hicks, concerning the activities of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the NAACP, as well as to the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Attorney General. The collection contains The Crusader newsletter, as well as newspaper clippings concerning the Monroe Kidnap Case, Robert F. Williams, and the Monroe Defendants. Also included are song lyrics for the song "The Story of Old Monroe" by Pete Seeger and associated correspondence to and from Pete Seeger regarding a performance of the song at a benefit for the Committee.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 2, folder 7

Crusader, Monroe Non-Violent Action Committee, and Voice of Action Newsletters 1959-1964

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 8

Press Releases, Form Letters, Fact Sheets 1961-1964

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 9

Information Bulletins, Summary Reports, Financial Statements 1961-1964

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 10-11

Newspaper Clippings 1961-1969

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 12

Pete Seeger Music and Correspondence 1962-1963

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 13

Benefit Concerts and Other Events 1962-1963

Language of Material: English.
box 2, folder 14

Symposium and Conferences 1962-1963

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 1

Chronicles of the Monroe Riots 1962-2001

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Includes one photograph.
 

Correspondence 1961-1987

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 2

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 1961-1962

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 3

Robert F. Williams 1961-1963

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 4

Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, Congress of Racial Equality, and Southern Conference Educational Fund 1961-1963

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 5

Boston, Ohio, and California Chapters 1961-1964

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 6

Internal Socialist Workers Party and Committee to Aid the Monroe Defendants 1961-1964

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 7

Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Attorney General 1961-1987

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 8

Dave Dellinger and William Worthy 1961-2003

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 9

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 1962

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 10

James Baldwin 1963-1964

Language of Material: English.
 

Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East Series V. 1969-2005

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

These documents primarily concern the American speaking tour of Arie Bober, an anti-Zionist Israeli and member of the Israeli Socialist Organization, which the Committee on New Alternatives in the Middle East (CONAME) sponsored in spring and summer of 1970. It includes substantial correspondence with Bober, as well as letters to and from sponsors of the committee including Arthur Miller, Noam Chomsky, Pete Seeger, and various media and press outlets. Newspaper clippings, press releases, publicity materials, Bober's biography, copies of speeches, tour reports, schedules, and financial statements are also included. Of note is correspondence with Doubleday concerning publication terms of Bober's book The Other Israel. One issue of ISRAC, the Israeli Revolutionary Action Committee newsletter, is also included.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 3, folder 11

Media and Press Correspondence 1970

Language of Material: English.
box 3, folder 12

Newspaper Clippings, Press Releases, Publicity and Marketing 1970

Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

Includes one press release written by Noam Chomsky.
box 3, folder 13-15

Arie Bober and Committee Sponsor Correspondence 1970-2005

Language of Material: English.