Marion A. Wright papers, 1936-1982.


Marion A. Wright papers, 1936-1982.

Consisting of correspondence, speeches, writings, and reference material compiled by Wright and documenting his involvement in the movement to ban capital punishment, and his work with the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union, 1973-1981, the South Carolina Conference on Social Work, 1936-1941, and the South Carolina Tuberculosis Association, 1939- 1942; together with a biographical sketch of Wright, 1985, compiled by J. Isaac Copeland. Collection also includes correspondence and other items, 1950-1952, with Judge J. Waties Waring and wife Elizabeth A. Waring re article that Wright proposed writing on Waring for publication in a national magazine. These letters reveal the Warings' activities at the time and their attitudes re the status of race relations in the South and the progress of desegregation. Other correspondents include Professor Arnold Shankman of Winthrop College, who collaborated with Wright on Human Rights Odyssey, a collection of Wright's speeches and articles, with introductory material by Shankman, and Leslie Dunbar of the Field Foundation.

1.25 linear ft. (1 carton)

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South Carolina Conference on Social Work. (corporateBody)

Waring, Elizabeth Avery, 1895-1968 (person)

Shankman, Arnold M., 1945-1983 (person)

Arnold M. Shankman taught history at Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S.C. From the description of Essays, 1978?. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007453 ...

Field Foundation (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

The Field Foundation was established in 1940 by Marshall Field III, a Chicago banker, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, and grandson of the founder of the Marshall Field and Company department store in Chicago. The foundation provided support to organizations promoting civil rights, civil liberties, and child welfare and to other groups and individuals working for social change. By 1988 the foundation had distributed all its funds and ceased to exist. From the guide to the Field Fo...

South Carolina Tuberculosis Association (corporateBody)

Wright, Marion A. (Marion Allan), 1894-1983 (person)

South Carolina attorney who practiced law in Conway, S.C. and elsewhere; native of Marion; retired to Linville Falls, N.C., ca. 1950; died 1983; Wright was an advocate of public libraries as a tool to improve literacy during the 1930s and 1940s. From the description of Marion A. Wright papers, 1936-1982. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 30679833 Marion Allan Wright (1894-1983) of South Carolina was an attorney, author, member of the board of directors of t...

Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968 (person)

Judge. From the description of Reminiscences of Julius Waties Waring : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309728157 Federal judge, lawyer, and civil rights advocate; of Charleston, S.C. From the description of Letter, 1921 May 24, Charleston, S.C., to Julian Mitchell, Charleston, S.C. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 54862038 From the description of Letter, 1935 Apr. 27, Charleston, S...

Dunbar, Leslie 1921- (person)

Leslie Wallace Dunbar (1921- ), author, consultant, educator, served as executive director of the Southern Regional Council (1961-1965) and executive director and secretary of the Field Foundation (1965-1980), resides in Durham, North Carolina. From the description of Leslie Dunbar papers, [ca. 1946-2005]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863263 ...

North Carolina Civil Liberties Union (corporateBody)

Williams, Aubrey Willis, 1890-1965 (person)

Williams was executive director of the Wisconsin Conference of Social Work from 1922 to 1932. He joined the Roosevelt administration in 1933 and left in 1943 to become director of the National Farmers' Union. From 1945 to 1965 he was editor of SOUTHERN FARM AND HOME. From the description of Papers, 1914-1959, 1930-1959 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155525242 Aubrey Willis Williams (1890-1965), social worker, federal official, and civil rights advocate, was born in Sp...

Copeland, J. Isaac (James Isaac), 1910-1995 (person)

J. Isaac Copeland (1910-1995), a native of Clinton, S.C., was graduated from Presbyterian College in 1931. Copeland then entered George Peabody College for Teachers in 1932, where he earned a B.S. in Library Science and an M.A. in history. In 1936, Copeland became the library director at Furman University. He returned to George Peabody College in 1942 and remained there for more than six years. He then became the head of the documents department in the Library of the University of North Carolina...