Nicholas Allan Fischer Papers, 1964-1965

Summary Information
Title: Nicholas Allan Fischer Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1964-1965

  • Fischer, Nicholas Allan
Call Number: Mss 544

Quantity: 0.2 c.f. (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Photocopied papers of Nicholas Fischer, a former University of Wisconsin student who worked as an organizer for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in Sharkey County, Mississippi, in 1965. Included is personal correspondence, party papers, flyers, and leaflets. Earlier correspondence concerns fund-raising efforts that Fischer conducted among University of Wisconsin students to support Mississippi civil rights workers.

Language: English

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Scope and Content Note

As an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1964-1965, Fischer helped organize residents of his dormitory to financially support several volunteer civil rights workers in Mississippi. The collection includes copies of correspondence between the students and the volunteers, as well as records of funds collected. The following summer Fischer worked for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in Sharkey County, Mississippi. There he assisted in building the rudiments of a precinct organization; continued voter registration efforts; and helped promote school desegregation, begin a Freedom School, and a Freedom Library. His letters and writings reveal additional information about his activities. Other material consists of general printed flyers and leaflets, and Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party papers, some of which pertain to the areas where Fischer worked.

Administrative/Restriction Information
Acquisition Information

Presented by Nicholas Fischer, Madison, Wisconsin, 1966. Accession Number: M66-28, M66-188

Contents List
Box   1
Folder   1
Correspondence and Papers re: Sponsorship of Mississippi Volunteers, 1964-1965
Box   1
Folder   2
Fischer's Letters and Writings, 1964
Box   1
Folder   3
Leaflets and Flyers re: Mississippi, 1965, undated
Box   1
Folder   4
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Papers, 1965, undated