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Papers of Julian Bond

Repository: University of Virginia Library. Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection consists of speeches, oral histories, interviews, audio and videorecordings, photographs, and other materials related to the life and career of civil rights activist Julian Bond, who began his civil rights career as a participant in the Atlanta sit-in movement and as communications director for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He was elected to the Georgia state legislature in 1965 and served until 1987. Since then, he has been chairman of the board of the NAACP and a professor at American University and the University of Virginia. This collection includes a number of interviews and oral histories of Julian Bond as well as oral histories of civil rights activists John Lewis and Erline McQueen. It also includes oral histories about John Lewis done by Archie Allen.

Date(s): 1897-2006

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Accession Number: 13347

Extent: ca. 47,000 items (134 Hollinger boxes, 1 Card File Box and 3 Oversize boxes, ca. 60 linear feet)

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the Explorations in Black Leadership collection for oral histories done by Julian Bond of black leaders as well as an oral history of Julian Bond at the University of Virginia.

Interviewees: Julian Bond, Horace Julian Bond, John Lewis, Erline McQueen, Carl B. Stokes, Gloster Current

Rights (Extant): With the exception of Series X, there are no restrictions.


African American politicians--Georgia
Atlanta (Ga.)
Civil rights movements--Georgia
Civil rights--Press coverage
Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
Democratic Party (Ga.)
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Georgia--Politics and government
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban League
Political campaigns
Southern Poverty Law Center
Southern Regional Council
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Voter Education Project (Southern Regional Council)


Sound recordings


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