Congress of Racial Equality. Monroe Chapter (La.): Records, 1961-1966

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Title: Congress of Racial Equality. Monroe Chapter (La.): Records
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1966

  • Congress of Racial Equality. Monroe Chapter (La.)
Call Number: Mss 119

Quantity: 2.2 c.f. (6 archives boxes)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Monroe, Louisiana, chapter of CORE. The collection documents every facet of the chapter's activity and provides information on its interrelationship with the Southern Regional and national CORE offices and with other civil rights groups. It also includes statistical data on the status and attitudes of Southern blacks during the 1960s. Presented are general correspondence, questionnaires, voter registration canvass and survey sheets, statements and affidavits recording intimidation and harassment experienced during sit-ins, reports, lists, near-print material, and clippings. Over half the collection consists of subject files on programs and projects, the most complete of which are the files on the chapter's voter registration efforts. Less complete files contain information on involvement with the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.

Language: English

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