James N. Mays Papers, 1960-1967

Summary Information

Title: James N. Mays Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1960-1967

  • Mays, James N., 1928-
Call Number: Mss 404; PH Mss 404

Quantity: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes), 18 photographs, and 12 negatives

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of James N. Mays, a civil rights activist and field representative for the National Sharecroppers Fund. Mays worked for the NSF in Mississippi and Alabama, drawing on his experience as a small farmer. His papers include typewritten and printed form letters; miscellaneous notes and speech fragments; photographs; and flyers, leaflets, and near-print material from a number of civil rights organizations in the South. Among the most interesting records are his reports as Mississippi field representative for the NSF, minutes of farmers' meetings, and his Council of Federated Organizations files on Freedom Schools. There are also a few items concerning anti-Vietnam War protest.

Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00404
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