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Branch (Raylawni) collection

Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. McCain Library and Archives

Collection Description (Extant): The Branch (Raylawni) Collection contains materials collected by Mrs. Raylawni Branch, civil rights activist and one of the first two African American students at the University of Southern Mississippi. Included in the materials are her family photos and various items pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg and other parts of Mississippi.

Most of the materials in the collection relate in some way to John Fawcett, a close friend of Raylawni's and a volunteer in Mississippi during 1965. Fawcett worked as an assistant to Reverand Bob Beech of the Delta Ministry Project in Hattiesburg, and helped the organization implement several programs.

Date(s): 1960s, 1995

Existing IDs: M335

Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m335.htm External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Mrs. Raylawni Branch Oral History Interview, vol. 682. A print copy of the transcript is available in the McCain Library, call number F341.5 .M57.

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African Americans--Education
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights workers--Mississippi
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
College integration
University of Southern Mississippi

Genres:

Autobiographies
Manuscripts
Photographs

 

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