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Davis (Martha) Freedom Summer collection

Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. McCain Library and Archives

Collection Description (Extant): The Martha Davis Freedom Summer Collection contains information pertaining to the founding of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, their involvement in Civil Rights activities in Mississippi, and the personal experiences of Martha Davis, Hy Gold, and Tom Levin. The collection consists of four folders:
Folder 1 contains a three-page memoir recounting Dr. Davis' involvement with the MCHR and her participation in Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964.

In May of 2003 Dr. Davis conducted two oral interviews that enhance this collection. University of Southern Mississippi graduate student, Nadine Phillips, transcribed both interviews and the typed transcripts are included with the original audiocassettes.

Folder 2 holds Davis' interview with Dr. Hy Gold, who served as president of MCHR. Davis' interview with Dr. Tom Levin, founder of the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR).

Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM), is in Folder 3.

The collection also includes two photographs taken during Dr. Davis' volunteer work in Mississippi, which are located in Folder 4.

During the oral interview with Dr. Levin, he gave Dr. Davis a sheet from a memo pad with the CDGM logo, which he had kept as a memento and this can be found in Folder 4 with the photographs.

Date(s): 1964; 2003

Existing IDs: M 412

Extent: 2 audio cassettes
Typescript

Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m412.htm External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: M388 Blumenthal (Daniel S.) Papers
M406 Civil Rights in the South Collection
Health Care is a Human Right: A Collection of Biographies of the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), 1964-1997, (New York: MCHR Book Committee, 1998?), call number E185.93.M6 H43 1998 (McCain Library).
M375 Martin (Josephine) Papers
AM 2000-46 Orris (Leo) Civil Rights Collection

Interviewees: Martha Davis, Hy Gold, Tom Levin

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

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights workers--Mississippi
Medical care
Medical Committee for Human Rights (U.S.)
Mississippi Freedom Project

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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