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Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer photographs

Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. McCain Library and Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs consists of three series of materials. The first and most prominent series contains 831 photographs developed from 1,759 photograph negatives that Herbert Randall produced during Freedom Summer (1964) in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. (The first ninety-one photographs were taken in Ohio at a Freedom Summer orientation session.) The photographs include images of violence against volunteers, voter registration canvassing, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Freedom Schools, the Free Southern Theatre, and a Picnic at the home of Vernon Dahmer, which was the official beginning of the Hattiesburg Project. Collectively, these photographs are invaluable assets to Freedom Summer history because they intimately and accurately reveal the people and events that made the movement all that it was.

The second series of materials includes information in such forms as videocassettes, audiocassettes, and brochures concerning the "Faces of Freedom Summer" photographic exhibit. The exhibit, which showcases Herbert Randall's Freedom Summer Photographs, has traveled to several locations since its debut in 1999.

The final series consists of publications such as museum catalogs, photographic journals, and scholarly publications about either Herbert Randall's role in Freedom Summer or his successful career as a photographer.

Date(s): 1964-2001

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: M351

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: M 345 Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers, 1938-2000
M 322 Adickes (Sandra E.) Papers, 1964-1994
M 323 Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964-1965
AM98-42 Lelyveld (Rabbi Arthur J.) Collection, 1964
M350 Owen (David) Freedom Summer Collection
AM 99-74 Spears (Lawrence D.) Civil Rights Collection, 1964-1999

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


Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Mississippi Freedom Project


Sound recordings


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