Dorothy M. and Robert Zellner papers, 1960-1979.


Dorothy M. and Robert Zellner papers, 1960-1979.

Papers created and collected by two civil rights activists who worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Conference Educational Fund during the 1960s and early 1970s. Most of the materials are near-print items, with some original correspondence, memos, reports, and notes, concerning SNCC, SCEF and its Grass-Roots Organizing Work (GROW) project among white Southerners, the Deep South Education and Research Associates, and many other civil rights and labor organizing groups. Among the other topics treated are the seven-month strike of Local 5-443, International Woodworkers of America against the Masonite Corp. in Laurel, Mississippi, and the Gulfcoast Pulpwood Association. Few personal papers are included; among them are autobiographical and biographical writings; other writings and correspondence; and a few items pertaining to Robert's father, the Reverend James Z. Zellner, and his civil rights activities. The tape recordings include a 1968 meeting of poor whites from Sunflower and Bolivar counties in Mississippi with GROW representatives, and an account by Robert Zellner of his early civil rights experiences and the couple's role in the formation of GROW. The photographs portray picketing by the Boston Friends of SNCC in 1965 and various unidentified meetings and rallies.

2.8 c.f. (2 record center cartons and 2 archives boxes),4 tape recordings,107 photographs, and62 negatives.

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Zellner, Dorothy (person)

Zellner, James A. (person)

Deep South Education and Research Associates. (corporateBody)

Zellner, Bob (person)

Boston Friends of SNCC. (corporateBody)

Gulfcoast Pulpwood Association. (corporateBody)

Grass-Roots Organizing Work. (corporateBody)

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) (corporateBody)

SNCC was founded in 1960 at the close of the Raleigh Conference, held at Shaw University, Raleigh, NC. It was a meeting of Southern student sit-in leaders and northern student supporters. In May, 1960, the committee held its first meeting in Atlanta. SNCC was composed of representatives from 16 southern states and the District of Columbia. Its basic purpose was the coordination of activities within the civil rights movement. From the description of Collection, 1960-1961. (Swarthmore ...

Southern Conference Educational Fund (corporateBody)

Established in 1943 as an educational arm of the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, but became independent in 1944. From the description of Fund records, 1958-1985. (Georgia State University). WorldCat record id: 51484422 The Southern Conference for Human Welfare (SCHW) was formally organized in Birmingham, Alabama in the fall of 1938. It was inspired by the findings of the National Emergency Council's Report on Economic Conditions in the South and by the philosophies of...

Masonite Corporation (corporateBody)

International Woodworkers of America. Local 5-443 (Laurel, Miss.) (corporateBody)