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Michaels (Sheila) papers

Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. McCain Library and Archives

Collection Description (Extant): The Sheila Michaels Papers consists of materials from 1962-1964, during Michaels' tenure as a staff member in CORE and later in SNCC. Of special interest in the collection are Michaels' role in the adoption of "Ms." as a form of address for women, her 23-page Field Diary, the January 5, 1963-June 8, 1963 copies of the Mississippi Free Press, and an oral interview of Mr. Sandy Leigh, SNCC Field Secretary in Mississippi in 1963 and 1964. Included in this collection is an oral Interview with Sandy Leigh conducted by Michaels on November 8, 1966, and photographs.

Date(s): 1960-2001

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: M 373

Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m373.htm External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: RG 1 Sheila Michaels Oral History Interview (Vol. 732)
M395 Komisar (Lucy) Collection
M351 Randall (Herbert) Collection

Interviewees: Sandy Leigh

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

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights workers--Mississippi
Congress of Racial Equality
Mississippi Freedom Project
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Women civil rights workers

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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