Hunter Gray (John R. Salter) Papers, 1955-2000

Summary Information

Title: Hunter Gray (John R. Salter) Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1955-2000

  • Gray, Hunter (name after 2000)
  • Salter, John R., 1934-2019 (birth name)
Call Number: Mss 525; Audio 851A; PH Mss 525; M2002-100

Quantity: 1.8 cubic feet (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes), 1 tape recording, and 56 photographs; plus additions of 6.0 cubic feet, 7 tape recordings, and 0.2 cubic feet of photographs and transparencies

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers of John R. Salter Jr., also known as Hunter Gray, a sociologist and professor active in civil rights and community organization groups starting in the 1960s, contains correspondence; speeches, reports, and other writings by Salter; files from some of his professional positions; his FBI files; newspaper clippings; and other documents. Salter's papers cover: civil rights of American Indians and African Americans; the boycott of white businesses in Jackson, Mississippi; his work for the Southern Conference Educational Fund in North Carolina (1963-1964), as director of the Chicago Commons Association (1969-1973), and as director of the Office of Human Development of the Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York (1976-1978); the Halifax County Voters Movement and civil rights in North Carolina; and activities while teaching sociology at the Navajo Community College, Tsaile, Arizona, and at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. There are no papers specifically illustrating Salter's teaching career. Also includes photographs and an audio recording of Floyd Westerman, a Native American musician. The photographic portion of the collection includes images of Hunter Gray, as well as images related to his civil rights activities in the 1960s and 1980s such as housing conditions for African Americans in the south in the 1980s.


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Language: English

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