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Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson papers

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Papers of civil rights worker Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson. Included are correspondence, diaries, COFO minutes and reports, Freedom School materials, printed matter, and a tape recording concerning her experiences as a volunteer in Canton, Mississippi, and as a SNCC neighborhood organizer in San Francisco in 1965. Fragmentary Knox College files mainly concern her involvement in the Student Peace Union. The tape is an interview by another Canton COFO worker concerning the Mississippi Summer project.

Included is an interview by Susan Sanford, a fellow COFO worker in Canton, with Mrs. B. [name unknown] who recounts experiences and personal reactions to racial incidents during the Mississippi Summer Project; and also a Canton Freedom School lecture on such topics as the nature of society's power and class structures, the distribution of wealth, the criteria of the "good" life, and the purposes of education.

Access Copy Note: User copy of tape is located in main stacks: Audio 508A User Copies

Date(s): 1960-1966

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: WIHVR1709-A; Tape 508A

Extent: 0.8 c.f. (2 archives boxes); 1 tape recording

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Susan Sanford, Jo Ann Ooiman Robinson

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


African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi
African Americans--Education
Civil rights movements--California
Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
Mississippi Freedom Schools
Women civil rights workers


Sound recordings


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