The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Robert Vernon papers
Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives
Collection Description (Extant): Papers of Robert Vernon (who also used his birth name, Robert DesVerney), a longtime member of the Socialist Workers Party and member of its National Committee from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. Vernon's important contributions to the development of the party's political orientation to the struggle for Black rights and to Malcolm X and the Organization of Afro-American Unity in the early 1960s is reflected in the papers, which include discussion bulletins, articles, leaflets, chronologies, notes, class materials, correspondence, talks, interviews, and print and near-print publications. Related to the material on the Black civil rights movement is a file concerning Vernon's involvement with Afro-Americans Against the War in Vietnam. Also in the papers is a hand-written log of his trip to Cuba in 1960-1961, along with other material relating to the Fair Play for Cuba Committee.
Collection URL: http://arcat.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=15772
Existing IDs: M96-075
Extent: 0.4 c.f.
Interviewees: Robert Vernon
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights and socialism
Organization of Afro-American Unity
Socialist Workers Party
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements