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Miriam Feingold papers

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Papers and tapes of civil rights activist Miriam Feingold describing demonstrations, prison experiences, treatment of local blacks, and other topics regarding her work which was primarily in Mississippi and Louisiana. Included are correspondence (with several letters written on toilet paper by imprisoned civil rights activists in Plaquemine, Louisiana), notebooks, voter registration material, reports, speeches, leaflets, and clippings. The tapes record Feingold's interviews with local blacks and civil rights workers in Bogalusa, Clinton, Tullulah, Jonesboro, Jackson, Lisbon, Church Point, and Greensburg, Louisiana, and Liberty, Mississippi; among those interviewed are Gayle Jenkins, E. W. Steptoe, and Annie Purnell Johnson.

Access Copy Note: Except for the toilet paper letters and tape recordings, this collection is available only on microfilm.

Date(s): 1960-1967

Existing IDs: Mss 859; Micro 845; Tape 528A

Extent: 0.1 c.f. (1 oversize folder), 2 reels of microfilm (35mm), and 4 tape recordings

Finding Aid URL: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00859 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Gayle Jenkins, E. W. Steptoe, Annie Purnell Johnson

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

Subjects:

Civil rights movements--Louisiana
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Voter registration
Voter registration--Louisiana
Women civil rights workers

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Sound recordings

 

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