Highlander Research and Education Center Records, 1917-2005

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Title: Highlander Research and Education Center Records
Inclusive Dates: 1917-2005

  • Highlander Research and Education Center
Call Number: Mss 265; Micro 795; Micro 846; Audio 515A; Audio 807A; Audio 1450A; PH 4260; M83-030; M88-362; M90-345; M99-039; M99-091; M2000-186; M2004-203; M2008-091; M2010-108

Quantity: 41.2 cubic feet (104 archives boxes), 50 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and 258 tape recordings; plus additions of 96.7 cubic feet, approximately 1641 tape recordings, 4 disc recordings, 11.0 cubic feet of photographs, negatives and transparencies, 403 videorecordings, 29 film reels, 5 drawings, and 1 poster

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records of the Highlander Research and Education Center, 1917-2005, an adult education center, and its predecessor, the Highlander Folk School, documenting its programs and workshops including labor, civil rights, and Appalachian poverty, and the harassment of Highlander by government agencies. Files include: correspondence; minutes; annual reports; financial records; workshop materials; legal papers; play scripts and song books; clippings; speeches, writings and publications; tape recordings of meetings, interviews, addresses and speeches, workshops, etc.; and photographs of meetings, workshops and the grounds.


There is a restriction on use of this material; see the Administrative/Restriction Information portion of this finding aid for details.

Electronic reproductions of some Highlander images are available through the Wisconsin Historical Images page on the Wisconsin Historical Society web site.

Language: English, Spanish

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00265
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