The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Stoner (Peter) papers
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. McCain Library and Archives
Collection Description (Extant): The Peter Stoner Papers contains the original and photocopy of a thirteen-page typed document entitled "Report of SNCC Worker Pete Stoner on Experiences in Hattiesburg from January 7 to May 21, 1964." The document gives detailed information about Pete's activities in Hattiesburg, including the dates and reasons for his arrests and jail terms. Also included are the names and positions of local law enforcement and elected/appointed officials. The report lists prisoners with their personalities and background, and emphasizes their reactions to the civil rights struggle. The report also details the beatings that Pete received from officers and fellow prisoners, and his impression of local officials.
The second document in the collection is a nineteen-page memoir by Peter Stoner that recounts his experiences as a civil rights worker in Mississippi during the 1960s, while giving his feelings on the state of democracy and politics. The memoir, entitled "A Glimpse Into the Past: A Few Words About My Civil Rights Days," was written in March of 1998 and documents his participation in civil rights activities. These activities include passing out leaflets, conducting voter registration classes, transporting prospective voters to and from local courthouses and statewide meetings, and participating in a peaceful picket line at the courthouse in Hattiesburg to encourage voter registration and object to voter discrimination. A photograph of Pete Stoner (ca. 1960) is included in the memoir.
Date(s): 1964, 1998
Existing IDs: M 168
Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m168.htm
Interviewees: Peter Stoner
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights workers--Mississippi
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)