Carl and Anne Braden Papers, 1928-2006

Summary Information

Title: Carl and Anne Braden Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1928-2006

  • Braden, Carl, 1914-1975
  • Braden, Anne, 1924-2006
Call Number: Mss 6; PH 3299; PH 3499 (5); PH 5-6466; Audio 443A; Audio 667A; Audio 909A; Micro 306; CA 503; VHA 637-VHA 641

Quantity: 99.6 cubic feet (62 records center cartons, 93 archives boxes, and 1 card box), 1.4 cubic feet of photographs (3 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 oversize folder), 0.1 cubic feet of posters (1 oversize folder), 177 tape recordings, 15 disc recordings, 5 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 1 film, and 5 videorecordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Louisville, Kentucky, civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden, primarily documenting their work with the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF), 1954-1974, and the Social Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice (SOC), 1974-2006. Additional records of SCEF and its predecessor, the Southern Conference for Human Welfare (1938-1948) are also included and were once in the possession of James Dombrowski, who headed both organizations before the Bradens. The Bradens' career with SCEF is documented by correspondence and subject files about work as field organizers, editors of the Southern Patriot, and co-directors. Many mailings and sound recordings document the split within SCEF that led to the Bradens' resignation and the organization of the Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice in 1975.

Language: English

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