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Batson, Ruth. Papers

Repository: Harvard University. Radcliffe Institute. Schlesinger Library

Collection Description (Extant): The collection includes correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, speeches, writings, travel diaries, etc., documenting Batson's work as a civil rights advocate and educator in Massachusetts. Also included are reports, minutes, memos, publications, etc., from various organizations with which Batson was active, including Boston University, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), the Museum of Afro American History, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Ruth M. Batson Educational Fund. Letters, scrapbooks, photographs, and autographs document the political luminaries Batson worked with, including John F. Kennedy, Endicott Peabody, Edward M. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. There are three folders documenting Batson's participation as a member of Team 2 in the National Council of Negro Women's 1964 Wednesdays in Mississippi program. The program sponsored trips by northern women of different races and faiths to Mississippi to develop relationships between northern and southern peers and to create bridges of understanding across regional, racial, and class lines.

Date(s): 1919-2003

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Call No.: MC 590;

Extent: 3.21 linear ft. (5 + 1/2 file boxes, 1 folio box, 1 card file box, 3 folio+ folders, 1 supersize folder, 8 photograph folders, 2 folio photograph folders)

Finding Aid URL: http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/deepLink?_collection=oasis&uniqueId=sch01215 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Ruth Batson

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--Massachusetts
African Americans--Relations with Jews
Civil rights movements--Massachusetts
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Council of Negro Women
Wednesdays in Mississippi
Women civil rights workers

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Speeches
Transcripts

 

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