Dorothy M. Zellner Papers, 1960-1979, 1983

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Title: Dorothy M. Zellner Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1960-1979, 1983

  • Zellner, Dorothy M., 1938-
Call Number: Mss 674; Audio 1135A; PH 3677

Quantity: 2.8 cubic feet (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes), 4 tape recordings, 107 photographs, and 62 negatives

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers created and collected by Dorothy Zellner with contributions from Robert "Bob" Zellner, two civil rights activists who worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF) during the 1960s and early 1970s. Most of the materials are near-print items, with some original correspondence, memos, reports, and notes, concerning SNCC, SCEF and its Grass-Roots Organizing Work (GROW) project, among white southerners and many other civil rights and labor organizing groups. Among the other topics treated are the seven-month strike of Local 5-443, International Woodworkers of America against the Masonite Corporation, in Laurel, Mississippi and the Gulfcoast Pulpwood Association. Few personal papers are included; among them are autobiographical and biographical writings; other writings and correspondence; and a few items pertaining to Robert's father, Rev. James A. Zellner, and his civil rights activities. The tape recordings include a meeting of poor white people from Sunflower and Bolivar counties in Missisippi with GROW representatives in 1968 and an account by Robert Zellner of his early civil rights experiences and the couple's role in the formation of GROW. The photographs portray picketing by the Boston Friends of SNCC in 1965 and various unidentified meetings and rallies.


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Language: English

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