Papers, 1904-1991.


Durr, Virginia Foster. Papers, 1904-1991.

Papers, 1904-1991.

These papers contain correspondence, letters, clippings, photographs, awards, certificates, ephemera, and printed materials. The primary topics discussed are her family and friends, civil rights and voting in the South, and politics in the U.S. and in Ala. Correspondence and letters constitute one-half of the collection, and clippings one-fourth. Of particular interest is the correspondence with the Harkness Fellows, who were European students studying in the U.S., as well as the correspondence with Hugo L. Black, and his second wife, Elizabeth, and with Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson. Other prominent correspondents included: Julian Bond, Angus Cameron, William Sloan Coffin, John Doar, James Dombrowski, William O. Douglas, James E. Folsom, Abe Fortas, John Hope Franklin, Helen Fuller, Katherine Graham, Grover Cleveland Hall Sr., Estes Kefauver, Herbert H. Lehman, David E. Lilienthal, Carey McWilliams, Arthur Miller, Drew Pearson, Walker Percy, Claude Pepper, Albert Raines, Richard T. Rives, Pete Seeger, Eleanor Roosevelt, John Sparkman, Harlan F. Stone, Studs Terkel, and William Allen White.

1.3 cubic ft. (4 archives boxes, 1 oversized folder).

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