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King, Mary E. Papers

Repository: Wisconsin Historical Society. Library-Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): The tape recording pertains to Mary King's participation in the civil rights movement, particularly in SNCC, 1962-1965, and her service in the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign and administration, 1976-1980.

Collection Description (Extant): Selected papers of Mary E. King, deputy director of ACTION during the Jimmy Carter presidency, 1977-1981, and civil rights activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1962-1965.
The civil rights papers contain personal correspondence, including letters from Jane Stembridge, Tom Hayden, and Casey Cason Hayden; original WATS reports taken by King as SNCC communications staff person in Atlanta and especially in Jackson, summer 1964; SNCC press releases written by King and Julian Bond, 1963-1964; photographs taken by King while in the South; personal notebooks kept in 1965; and miscellaneous SNCC reports and newsletters.
The Carter administration files comprise memoranda from King to Carter regarding women's issues and health policy (she was his major campaign advisor on women's issues); speeches on these topics which she drafted for Carter; memoranda from King and her husband Peter Bourne to Carter, advising him on possible appointments following his 1976 campaign victory; correspondence and clippings re Carter's appointment of King as deputy director of ACTION; a complete set of King's speeches for ACTION (written primarily by her speechwriter, Judith Axler Turner); and a tape recording of Carter's major campaign speech on women, delivered October 2, 1976, to the National Women's Agenda Conference, and drafted by King.
Additions to the collection in the following areas are expected: King's career as an administrator for the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the National Association of Women Business Owners which she founded, and additional correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks pertaining to the Carter campaign and administration.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1962-1999

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: RLIN: WIHVK1420-A; Tape 1224A/1

Extent: 2.0 c.f.; 3 tape recordings; 8 photographs

Language: English

Interviewees: Mary E. King

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


Civil rights movements--Georgia
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Women civil rights workers


Sound recordings


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