The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Floyd B. McKissick papers
Repository: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wilson Library
Collection Description (Extant): The Floyd B. McKissick Papers contain materials documenting his work as a lawyer, businessman, and civil rights leader. Included are items pertaining to his law practice in Durham, N.C.; his service, beginning in 1966, as national director of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); his work as advisor to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and his interests in politics and education. Many items relate to Soul City, N.C., a town owned and operated by African Americans near Warrenton, N.C. Included are items describing the impact of Soul City on rural Warren County, N.C., and Vance County, N.C. Among the companies documented are McKissick Enterprises of New York and North Carolina; City Development, Inc.; HealthCo, Inc.; Madison and McKissick Development, Inc.; McKissick S.C. Associates; the Soul City Foundation and other Soul City companies; and the Warren Regional Planning Corporation. There are also a few items relating to the McKissick family and to his affiliation with the Republican Party at the local, state, and national levels.
Access Copy Note: This collection is also held at North Carolina Central University.
Existing IDs: Collection Number: 04930
Extent: 126.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 157,000 items)
Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/m/McKissick,Floyd_B.html
Related Archival Items: The Southern Oral History Program (SOHP)contains an interview with McKissick completed on 31 May 1989. L-0040
Interviewees: Floyd B. McKissick
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American lawyers--North Carolina
Civil rights movements--North Carolina
Congress of Racial Equality
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People