The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Lee S. Greene collection
Repository: University of Tennessee. Modern Political Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): Gov. Frank G. Clement was involved with civil rights issues during his time as governor of Tennessee, and many African Americans mobilized behind him in his political campaigns.
This collection contains copies of interviews also held in the other Lee S. Greene collection at the Modern Political Archives.
Collection Description (Extant): This collection is made up of the research materials and manuscripts that Dr. Lee S. Greene developed in preparation for his Frank Clement biography, "Lead Me On." Although much of the research material dates from the 1950's, Dr. Greene gathered and prepared the manuscript between 1973 and 1982.
Date(s): circa 1950-1982
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: MS-1106
Extent: 16.5 linear feet
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. It also has an oral history collection.
Interviewees: Charlotte Allen, W. L Barry, Herb Bingham, Brittain, Lucille Clement, James Cummings, Douglas Fisher, Leslie Hart, Robert Hutcheson, Charles Lockett, Stuart Maher, Avondale Rawls, Grant Smith,
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American political activists--Tennessee
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Clement, Frank Goad
Highlander Folk School (Monteagle, Tenn.)
Tennessee--Politics and government