The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Charles A. and Roena L. Haynie papers
Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives
Collection Description (Extant): Papers collected by Haynie, a field director of the voter registration project of the Fayette County Civic and Welfare League (Tennessee), and his wife, a hygiene and family planning instructor. Included are project reports, published articles, and other papers by Haynie; correspondence and memoranda; and affidavits, election reports, complaints, statistics, political leaflets and flyers, and other election material. There are also a few papers of the League. The three tapes were apparently made by Haynie and consist of interviews with local residents and participants in the league's projects.
Reel 1 (1963) includes interviews with Fanny Vinson, Gloria Dowdy, Ezra Shaw, John McFerren, and others. Reel 2 consists of songs, chants, and prayers led by Rev. June Dowdy and her congregation, talks, and reports on school integration, the civil rights bill, and freedom marches, plus remarks by Haynie and others. Reel 3 records talks by local residents concerning country schools and other topics; speakers include Claudette Morrow, Mrs. McFerren, H. Jameson, and Mrs. Puckett, speaking about Tent City.
Origin Info: Presented by Charles A. Haynie, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 1965. Accession Number: M65-120.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: RLIN: WIHVH1650-A; Tape 831A
Extent: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box); 3 tape recordings (9 1/2 ips
Finding Aid URL: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-mss00563
Related Archival Items: The Wisconsin Historical Society also holds the papers of the West Tennessee Voters Project (Records, 1964-1966). See also the Robert and Vicki Gabriner papers, 1964-1966.
Interviewees: Fanny Vinson, Gloria Dowdy, Ezra Shaw, John McFerren
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights.
Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music