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Letters & Reports From the Field

This section contains letters written to family and friends, letters for publication & circulation, and memos and field reports to headquarters by freedom workers in the field during 1951-1968. See also Reports, Minutes & Plans for organizational reports.

See also:

History & Timeline: 1951-1968 — Descriptions of Movement events.
Our Words — Articles & speeches by Movement veterans written at the time.
Discussions — Transcripts of later group discussions by veterans.
Our Stories — Memories, narratives & interviews of veterans.
Our Thoughts — Analyses and Commentaries by Movement veterans.
Documents — Movement publications, reports, organizing materials, strategy papers, etc.

Title Author(s)
 
1955
Workshop Notes ~ Highlander Center Rosa Parks, NAACP
 
1956
Impressions of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (AL) Fred Halstead
Letter to Thurgood Marshall re Attack on NACCP   Mobile NAACP
 
1957
Letter to Roy Wilkins re Little Rock Nine Daisy Bates, NAACP
 
1958
 
1959
Memo to SCLC Leadership Ella Baker, SCLC
 
1960
 
1961
Letter re Freedom Riders in Montgomery Virginia Durr
Albany Freedom Ride Letters and Chronology (GA)   Joan Browning
 
1962
Report from Hollis Watkins and Curtis Hayes   (MS)
SNCC voter registration campaign (Albany GA) Author unknown
Letter to Web Owens (McComb, MS) Ella Baker, SNCC
Report re Freedom Rides, (Shreveport, LA) Dave Dennis, CORE
Letter to Jim, November 6 (Gadsden AL) Frank Holloway, SNCC
Letter From Albany GA Faith Holsaert, SNCC
Report on First Mass Meeting in Sumter County (GA) Faith Holsaert, SNCC
Economy of Ruleville, Mississippi (re Food Blockade) Charles Cobb & Charles McLaurin, SNCC
Letter to Jim, December 18. Sunflower County, MS Charles McLaurin, SNCC
Letter to Martha Prescod re Hunger in MS Bob Moses, SNCC/COFO
Weekly Report (Southwest GA) John O'Neal, SNCC
Letter to Wiley Branton of VEP About Albany GA    Penny Patch, SNCC
Report on Work in Marshall County (MS) Frank Smith, SNCC
 
1963
Letter to Jim [Forman?], from Greenwood MS. Sam Block, SNCC
Report on Mississippi Project for 1962 Bob Moses
Letter to Northern Supporters (MS) Bob Moses, SNCC
Selma, AL. SNCC Organizing Field Reports (Many reports)
My Participation in the Sit-ins (NC)   Hulda Taylor
Lee County Movement, A Bid For Freedom    Charles Wingfield
Danville, VA (Police violence) Louis Nasper
SNCC Field Reports SNCC
Gadsden, AL (The Gadsden Movement) Eric Rainey
Journal (Southwest Georgia)   Dennis Roberts
Letter From Albany, GA Miriam Cohen, SNCC
Letter to Don Harris' Father re Jailed Son Julian Bond, SNCC
Southwest Georgia Project Report/Proposals   Charles Sherrod, SNCC
Letter to Northern Supporters (MS) Mrs. Hamer, SNCC
Jackson Mississippi (Police harassment)   Ivanhoe Donaldson, SNCC
Letter to SNCC About Direct Action Courtland Cox, SNCC
The Freedom Ballot for Governor (MS) Joan Bowman COFO
Integration in the Deep South: Death Goes On Miriam Cohen, SNCC
Memo to ExComm re Mississippi Project Bob Moses, SNCC
Letter From an Americus Jail, About Organizing (GA) Randy Battle, SNCC
 
1964
Freedom Ring Encircles Ticket Booth (New Orleans)   Doris Castle, CORE
Report From Sunflower County (MS), February. Charles McLaurin, SNCC
Report From Marks MS, Feb, 1964 COFO
Selma, AL. SNCC Organizing Field Reports (Many reports)
Letter From Jim Boebel (MS)   Jim Boebel, COFO
Letter to John Lewis (SNCC) Unsigned, re ExCom Mtg
Report from Pointe Coupee Parish (LA)Ewan, Cortez & Burger, CORE
Why I Am Going to Mississippi Chude Allen, SNCC
Letters From Mississippi Freedom Summer (Multiple authors)
Memories of Mississippi Freedom Summer, (Multiple memoirs)
Field Report, West Feliciana Parish Louisiana Mimi Feingold, CORE
Report — Terror in Shaw MS, July 13 Wally Roberts, SNCC
Memo re Second District MFDP Convention, MS Stokely Carmichael, SNCC
Report From Amite County, (MS) Marshall Ganz, COFO
Report Desegregate Sand Springs Schools (OK) James Russell, CORE
Memo on Organizing Mike Miller, SNCC
COFO Freedom House Bombing, Vicksburg, MS William Melish, COFO
Report From Madison & Rankin Counties, (MS) Mary Shupenko, CORE
Report From Moss Point-Pascagoula (MS)Unknown
Report on Sunflower County (MS), Fall John Harris, SNCC
Report From Marshal County (MS) Larry Rubin, SNCC
Dear Friends, letter from Hattiesburg (MS) COFO
Barbara Schwartzbaum Letter (MS) Schwartzbaum
 
1965
The School Boycott, Moultrie, GA Herman Kitchen
Mississippi Letter, (26-pgs)   Stephen Bingham, MFDP
Mississippi Field ReportRichard Jewett, MFDP
Field Report — Washington Parish (Bogalusa LA) Unknown
Sunflower County — Activity Report, (MS)Unknown, COFO
Hattiesburg COFO - Very Active (MS)  COFO
Contact (Selma) Charles Fager, SCLC
Perry County Alabama Report (AL)SNCC
The Stench of Freedom (Selma) Ralph Featherstone, SNCC
Selma, AL. SNCC Organizing Field Reports (Multiple reports)
Three letters from Selma, AL
Bruce Hartford, SCLC
Letter From Holly Springs & Benton Co. (MS) Aviva Futorian, COFO
Letter From Holly Springs (MS) Unsigned
Letter From Jackson Jail (MS) Nancy Turitz, SNCC
Four Letters From Batesville (MS) Eugene & Nancy Turitz, SNCC
Letter From Batesville (MS)
(WATS reports & Selma)
Patch, Williams, DeLott, Grant & Brown, SNCC
Letter From MS Governor Johnson To CA Gov. Brown
Stokely's Speech Class Jane Stembridge, SNCC
Position Paper: Funds-Sources & Staff Salaries   Joanne Gavin, SNCC
Scouting Report of Natchitoches Parish (LA)J. Rollins, CORE
Report on Arrest of Charles Williams (Bogalusa LA)Will Ussery, CORE
Scouting Report — St. Tammany Parish (LA)Mimi Feingold, CORE
Letter From Holly Springs (MS) Hardy Frye, SNCC
A Reflective Look (Julian Bond's Campaign) (GA)   Charlie Cobb, SNCC
Reports From Crawfordville GA, May-Oct. Clarke, Luther, Barber & Swan, SCLC
Report From Valley View Office (MS)Andrew Green, CORE
Statement re carrying shotgun (LA) Harvey Malray, Deacons
Letter From Movement Boot Camp   Maria Gitin, SCOPE
Letter From Wilcox County, AL (AL) Maria Gitin, SCOPE
Letter From a SCOPE Volunteer (GA)   Willy Leventhal, SCLC
Jackson City Jail (MS) James Kates, COFO
Dear Friends (MS) Harriet, CDGM
Letter re CORE Summer Project (LA) Meldon Acheson, CORE
Gulfport, MS. Report & Analysis   Sam Walker, COFO
Report From Claiborne Parish (Homer, LA)Unknown
Letter to DoJ re Denial of Voting Rights (AL) James Kolb
Incident Report, Barbour County (AL) Unsigned
Personal Report From the Arkansas Project Myrtle Glascoe, SNCC
Letter Home (VA) Phillip McKenna, SCOPE
Letter to Bruce Hartford (AL) Havard Richburg, CCVL
Letter From Lowndes County (AL) Stokely Carmichael, SNCC
Notes on Rural Organizing Charles McLaurin, SNCC
New Orleans Community Organizers — Report  Matt Suarez
To Whom This May Concern (MS) Willie Griggs
Report on Alabama MCHR ProjectUnknown, MCHR
Letter From Natchez, MS Jim
Report on Lowndes County tent city. (AL) Fay Bellamy
Letter From Henry County (AL) Freeman, SCLC
 
1966
Field Report From Hale County (AL) Bruce Hartford, SCLC
Report on Marengo County (AL) Rev. Samuel Wells, SCLC
Letter Describing Medgar Evers (MS)   John Salter, NAACP
Lowndes County Election Fraud Gwen Patton, SNCC
 
1967
Dear Staff (To SNCC)   Fay
Letter on Role of Women Fay Bellamy, SNCC
Report to SNCC Staff on Trip to CubaGeorge Ware, SNCC
 
1968
Report to the SCEF Board From the Deep South Project Dorothy Zellner, SCEF

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