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Child Development Group of Mississippi records

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Records of a community action organization aimed at developing Head Start classes and improved education for young black children in Mississippi. Field operation files, which comprise over half the collection, contain reports, correspondence, and questionnaires from the various centers with information on the children enrolled, their families, and community meetings held at the centers. Director's files include budgets, materials from the Office of Economic Opportunity, minutes of central staff meetings, and press releases and newspaper articles. The records of the teacher development program concern recruiting, reports on student health and attitudes, lesson plans, critiques of training programs, and attempts to secure white students and teachers. Marvin Hoffman's community program division files contain correspondence and memoranda about the CDGM's efforts to develop complementary community self-help programs. The tape recordings include class demonstrations and conferences.
The processed portion of this collection is summarized above, dates 1965-1967, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1964-1969 and are described below.

Additions, 1964-1969, consisting of central office files and records relating to the Teacher Development Program. The central office files consist principally of the files of John Mudd, the Executive Director, and include handwritten notes from meetings, minutes, correspondence, program proposals, financial files, memos, reports, and statistics on the state of Mississippi. Also included are reports and newspaper clippings relating to federal funding issues, the Office of Economic Opportunity, the civil rights movement, and a few other Mississippi social activist organizations. The teacher development files include resource manuals for curriculum and classroom activities. Sound recordings include interviews with local residents discussing their backgrounds, education, racism and civil rights activism, work, and social conditions. See box list with accession form.

Origin Info: Originals loaned for copying by the Child Development Group of Mississippi, Jackson, Miss., July 1967.

Date(s): 1964-1969

Existing IDs: RLIN: WIHVC1280-A; Tape 435A; M2002-116

Extent: 15 reels of microfilm (35mm), 10 tape recordings; plus additions of 7.0 c.f. and 4 tape recordings.

Finding Aid URL: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-micr0092 External Link

Language: English

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

Subjects:

African American children
African Americans--Education
Child Development Group of Mississippi
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Educators
Head Start Program (U.S.)
United States. Office of Economic Opportunity

Genres:

Interviews
Lectures
Sound recordings

 

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