Poor People's Corporation Records, 1960-1967 (bulk 1964-1967)

Summary Information

Title: Poor People's Corporation Records
Inclusive Dates: 1960-1967 (bulk 1964-1967)

  • Poor People's Corporation
Call Number: Mss 172; Audio 549A

Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes) and 3 tape recordings

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records, chiefly 1964-1967, of the Poor People's Corporation (PPC), a non-profit organization founded in 1965 as a result of activities of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) to give financial and technical aid to low income groups in Mississippi to start cooperatives and other self-help programs. The papers relate to PPC, SNCC, and COFO activities and include correspondence, clippings, newsletters, press releases, organizational data, reports, and fragmentary files on individual cooperatives. The meetings of several of these co-ops are on tape. Of particular note is a letter and an article on PPC by Abbie Hoffman.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00172
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