Papers. 1947-1981.


Byrd, Daniel Ellis., 1910-1984. Papers. 1947-1981.

Papers. 1947-1981.

Field secretary of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Correspondence, minutes, speeches, reports, articles, news releases, biographical material, clippings, and tape-recorded interview by David Legendre, documenting Byrd's career in civil rights. Includes NAACP reports, petitions to public school boards in Louisiana, and papers relating to Louisiana Education Association, National Council of Officers of State Teachers Associations, and Louisiana Committee for the Dismantling of a Dual System of Higher Education. Correspondents include Robert L. Carter, Gloster B. Current, John W. Davis, Medgar W. Evers, John Kermit Haynes, Thurgood Marshall, Jack Greenberg, Martin Luther King, J. Rupert Picott, and Roy Wilkins. (See also historical note).

6 microfilm reels.

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