Robert Beech Papers, 1963-1972 (bulk 1964-1967)

Summary Information

Title: Robert Beech Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1972 (bulk 1964-1967)

  • Beech, Robert, 1935-
Call Number: Mss 945; PH Mss 945

Quantity: 2.8 c.f. (7 archives boxes) and 136 photographs

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, mainly 1964-1967, of Robert Beech, a civil rights volunteer with the Delta Ministry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from May 1964 to September 1967, documenting his work with the Ministry as well as the social and political conditions of the rural African-American population of the Mississippi Delta region in the 1960s, and consisting of correspondence with other staff members, ministers, and leaders from other civil rights organizations. Much of the information regarding the conditions of rural African-Americans in Mississippi comes from the reports of former volunteers who wrote to Beech about their experiences in Mississippi and their reactions to the work being done there. Also included are many official reports of the Delta Ministry and other civil rights groups such as the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC), as well as newsletters, photographs, pamphlets, and other published materials of the Ministry and other organizations.

Language: English

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