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Lee S. Greene collection

Repository: University of Tennessee. Modern Political Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): "Lead Me On" is a biography of Gov. Frank G. Clement, who was involved with civil rights issues during his time as governor of Tennessee. Many African Americans mobilized behind him in his political campaigns. This collection includes information on civil rights and black political mobilization.

Collection Description (Extant): This collection houses materials documenting the life and work of Lee S. Greene. These materials include research used in the compilation of "Lead Me On," "To Foster Knowledge," and "Government in Tennessee," Greene's papers concerning the state Constitutional Convention in 1953, voluminous election data, papers concerning key political issues, items documenting Greene's work with the TVA, material describing the formation of the political science department at the University of Tennessee, and Greene's personal papers.

Date(s): 1930-1986

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: MS-1391

Extent: 18.0 linear feet

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the other Lee S. Greene collection at the modern Political Archives, which has additional interviews.

The Modern Political Archives contains the papers of many other Tennessee politicians active during the civil rights era, including Senator Estes Kefauver and Governor Buford Ellington.

Interviewees: Lee S. Greene, Charles Crawford, Victor Ashe, Buford Lewallen, Robert S. Clement Sr., Robert N. Clement Jr., Frank Goad, Joe Henry, Horace V. Wells, Ernest Stockton, Ralph T. Donnell, Roy Lillard, Roy Nicks, Brainerd Cheney, Joe C. Carr, Noble Caudill, Harlan Mathews, Andrew Holt, Harold Read, Edward F. Jones, William Snodgrass, Edward Boling, Annabelle Clement O'Brien, Eugene Collins, Rev. Ira North, Joseph Johnson, Glen Nicely, Agnes Thornton Bird, Valerius Sanford, Mrs. O'Brien, David Alexander, Ida Nicks, J. J. Mynatt, Tommy William, W. L. Barrer, David Pack, David Givens, Charles Cockett, Mary Smith, Fred Travis

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


African American political activists--Tennessee
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee
African Americans--Politics and government
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Clement, Frank Goad
Democratic Party (Tenn.)
Tennessee--Politics and government


Sound recordings


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