The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Papers of Sarah Patton Boyle
Repository: University of Virginia Library. Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Collection Description (CRHP): Sarah Boyle was a prominent white civil rights activist in Virginia in the 1950s and 1960s. Her autobiography, "The Desegregated Heart," argued for desegregation. This collection includes a transcript of an interview of Boyle by the Institute for Religious and Social Studies--"How to Effect Change? How Should Change Come?"--from 1966 Oct 18 in Box 21.
Collection Description (Extant): The collection contains correspondence and material concerning Sarah Patton Boyle's "The Desegregated Heart" and her "For Human Beings Only"; speeches; editorials; book reviews; and material regarding the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Virginia Council on Human Relations, the Congress of Racial Equality, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
There are also polls, including the "Parker Poll" on desegregation at the University of Virginia, miscellaneous clippings and articles, a scrapbook, and a cross which was burned on Mrs. Boyle's lawn.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: Accession number: 8003-a,-b
Extent: ca. 12,000 items
Finding Aid URL: http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/viu02095.xml.frame
Related Archival Items: See the related collection at the Univ. of Virginia Small Library: Sarah-Patton Boyle Papers, ca. 1938-1988 (Collection Number: 8003-c, finding aid available at: http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/uva-sc/viu01051.xml.frame). It contains a pamphlet titled "A Mike Wallace Interview with James McBride Dabbs." Dabbs was president of the Southern Regional Council.
Interviewees: Sarah Boyle
Rights (Extant): There are no restrictions.
Civil rights movements--Virginia
Civil rights--Press coverage
Congress of Racial Equality
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Southern Regional Council
University of Virginia
Women civil rights workers