The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Tom Kahn papers
Repository: Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Collection Description (Extant): The papers of Thomas David Kahn (1938-1992) span the years 1959-1992 and include correspondence, memoranda, speeches and statements, writings, notes, photographs, newspaper clippings, and printed matter. The bulk of the collection, 1963-1972, consists of Kahnís speeches and statements and writings on topics such as the civil rights movement, national and international labor issues, social democracy, and international affairs. In addition, there are a number of speeches and statements that Kahn wrote for Henry M. Jackson during Jacksonís presidential campaign in 1972. The papers include Kahnís civil rights work with Bayard Rustin, particularly his memoranda and notes as an assistant to Rustin while preparing for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.
Access Copy Note: The papers of Tom Kahn are open to research. Researchers are advised to contact the Manuscript Reading Room prior to visiting. Many collections are stored off-site and advance notice is needed to retrieve these items for research use.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: MSS85310
Extent: 200 items ; 2 containers ; .8 linear feet
Finding Aid URL: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms010219
Rights (Extant): Copyright in the unpublished writings of Tom Kahn in these papers and in other collections in the custody of the Library of Congress is reserved. Consult reference staff in the Manuscript Division for further information.
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987