Daisy Bates Papers, 1946-1966

Summary Information

Title: Daisy Bates Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1966

  • Bates, Daisy, 1914?-1999
Call Number: Mss 523; Micro 801; Audio 814A; PH Mss 523; PH Mss 523 (3); M93-074

Quantity: 2.2 cubic feet (6 archives boxes), 6 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 4 tape recordings, 123 photographs (1 archives box and 1 oversize folder) and 0.2 cubic feet of realia (1 box)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of Daisy Bates, a civil rights activist who as head of the Arkansas NAACP was a leading figure in the desegregation of the Little Rock schools in 1957. Included in the collection are general correspondence, primarily relating to her speaking engagements and writing; speeches and biographical statements; and copies of drafts to her memoir The Long Shadow of Little Rock (1962). Also includes copies of clippings pertaining to Daisy Bates, L.C. Bates, her husband, and the school desegregation crisis in general; research files on the nine students who integrated Central High School; behavioral record cards of many Central High School students (1955-1958); Arkansas and Little Rock NAACP records; a few audio recordings; and photographs documenting the activities of Daisy Bates and her involvement in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School.


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Language: English

URL to cite for this finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00523
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