The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Office of the president records: George A. Owens
Repository: Tougaloo College. L. Zenobia Coleman Library. Archives
Collection Description (Extant): The Office of the President Records: George A. Owens Official records and family papers of George A. Owens, president of Tougaloo College from 1966 to 1984. Also includes some records of earlier presidents, including Harold C. Warren (1947-1955), A. A. Branch (Acting, 1955-1956), Samuel C. Kincheloe (1956-1960), and A. D. Beittel (1960-1964).
During the Owens years distinguished Civil Rights advocates such as Shirley Chisholm, Senator Robert Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., addressed the campus community.
These records consist of files that were maintained during Owens' administration as president of Tougaloo College (1966-1984). They also contain official and general correspondence, calendars, his speeches, speeches of others, and oral history transcripts. Owens' personal and family records document his and his wife's activities prior to and after his presidential term. Printed materials including Tougaloo College programs, leaflets, brochures, newsclippings, artifacts, photographs and oversize material complete this portion of Owens' papers
Date(s): 1966-1980, 1939-2003
Existing IDs: 80.01
Finding Aid URL: http://collections.msdiglib.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/tougaloo/id/914/rec/1
Interviewees: George A. Owens
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Education (Higher)
Civil rights movements--Mississippi