The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Hazelton (Margaret J.) Freedom Summer collection
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. McCain Library and Archives
Collection Description (Extant): The collection consists of papers and photographs documenting Margaret Hazelton's Freedom Summer volunteer work in Clarksdale, MS from June to August of 1964. The papers date from the summer of 1964 to 1968 and contain a variety of materials, most notably Margaret Hazelton's pocket journal, affidavits and itemizations of race-related harassment throughout the state, and materials about Freedom Summer, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO). Other materials include Margaret Hazelton's correspondence to the Woodmere Methodist Church in Detroit, Michigan and a sermon from this church by Rev. James N. Porter entitled "The Tip of His Finger." The papers are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Rev. Frazer Thomason took the photographs. The majority of them are taken in Clarksdale, MS. These photographs include work in the community center, staff meetings, and various sights around the town. A few of the photographs were taken at the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party convention in Jackson, MS. The photographs are arranged in the order they arrived.
Existing IDs: M 359
Extent: ca. .25 cubic feet, 54 photographs
Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m359.htm
Related Archival Items: M320 Zoya Zeman Freedom Summer Collection
M336 Matthew Zwerling Freedom Summer Collection
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights workers--Mississippi
Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)
Mississippi Freedom Project
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)