Reports & Letters From the Field

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

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1955 
Workshop Notes ~ Highlander Center Rosa Parks, NAACP
 
1956 
Letter to Lyman Beecher Stowe (MS) Dr. T.R.M. Howard (RCNL)
Impressions of the Montgomery Bus Boycott 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 
Report on the Youth March for Integrated Schools, (DC) Bayard Rustin, In Friendship.
Memo to SCLC Leadership Ella Baker, SCLC
 
1960 
The Hampton Sit-Ins and Southern Society (VA) Everette & Jackson
Montgomery Students Sit In Story (AL) Unsigned
The Marshall Sit-Ins, April (TX) Biship College students
 
1961 
Letter re Freedom Riders in Montgomery Virginia Durr
The Plantation and the Oasis (MS) Joan Traumpauer (re Tougaloo)
Albany Freedom Ride Letters and Chronology (GA)   Joan Browning
 
1962 
Report from Hollis Watkins and Curtis Hayes   (MS)Watkins & Hayes (SNCC)
Field Reports: Cambridge MD.
       January 15, January 20, and January 25
Reginald Robinson & William Hanson, SNCC & CIG
Field Reports: Dawson GA.
       January 28 and February 8
Charles Sherrod, SNCC
Recent Progress of the Jackson Nonviolent Movement Paul Brooks, SNCC
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) Cobb & 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, SNCC
Letter to Northern Supporters (MS) Bob Moses, SNCC
Selma, AL. SNCC Organizing Field Reports, 1963 (Many reports)
SNCC Field Reports (From SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference) 
My Participation in the Sit-ins (NC)   Hulda Taylor
Dear Judy: (Letter from Greenwood, MS) Bob {Illegible}, SNCC
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
Myles Horton to Bob Moses, October 1963 Myles Horton, Highlander Folk School
Memo to ExComm re Mississippi Project Bob Moses, SNCC
Letter to national CORE re Mississippi situation & plans Dave Dennis, CORE
Letter From an Americus Jail, About Organizing (GA) Randy Battle, SNCC
 
1964 
Freedom Ring Encircles Ticket Booth (New Orleans)   Doris Castle, CORE
Selma: Report on People Fired for Trying to Register to Vote, Jan. 2nd.
(See Freedom Day in Selma for background.)
Willie Robinson, SNCC
Selma, Special Report, January 6, 1964
(See Freedom Day in Selma for background.)
Thomas Brown, SNCC
Letter re Jackson MS church segregation & civil liberties Rev. Lee Ball, MFSA
Field report, re Louisiana voter registration Ronnie Moore, CORE
Report about Tallahatchi County, Jan. 15 Charlie Cobb, SNCC
Letter to Bradens re emergency food distribution, Jan 16 Mendy Samstein, SNCC
Letter to Anne Braden Jan 23 (MS) Rita Schwerner, COFO
Observations and Recommendations Undated
(Possibly regarding Meridian MS CORE project)
T.A. Lassiter, CORE?
Report From the Jackson Movement, Jan 27, 1964 (MS) Joan (Trumpauer?), NAACP
Letter to Bradens re emergency food situation, Jan 29 Mendy Samstein, SNCC
Report From Sunflower County (MS), February. Charles McLaurin, SNCC
Report From Sunflower County (MS)Charles McLaurin, SNCC
Report From Marks MS, Feb, 1964 COFO
Selma, AL. SNCC Organizing Field Reports (Many reports)
Letter re employment discrimination by Olin Mathieson, March 1964 (LA) CORE Lousiana Task Force
Report From the Jackson Movement, Mar 11, 1964 (MS) Joan (Trumpauer?), NAACP
Report on the March on Tallahassee, April 1st (FL) Patricia Due, CORE
Letter to Gordon Carey re operations and problems, April 6, 1964 (LA) Richard Haley, CORE
Dear Brother and Sister SNCCers, (MS) 1964 R. Hunter Morey, SNCC
Report From the Jackson Movement, April 19, 1964(MS) Joan (Trumpauer?), NAACP
Dear Fellow CORE Members (to New Orleans CORE) Richard Haley, CORE
Report: Wildcat strike by hotel maids in New Orleans Many strikers, CORE
CORE's North Florida Citizenship Education Project (NFCEP). Many authors & dates
Letter From Jim Boebel (MS)   Jim Boebel, COFO
Letter to John Lewis (SNCC) Unsigned, re ExCom Mtg
Letter to Ronnie Moore, re Louisiana summer project, May 11 Marcia (no lastname), CORE
Letter to CORE leader James McCain re Louisiana voter registration, May 13 Unsigned, CORE
Letter re CORE Meridian project community center (MS), May 14Ed Hollander, CORE
Letter to Ronnie Moore, re parishes for Louisiana summer project, May 14 Michael (Lesser?), CORE
Letter re Gainsville CORE, May 29, 1964 (FL) Judy Benninger, CORE
Field Report, West Feliciana Parish Louisiana, JuneMimi Feingold, CORE
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 From St. Fransville Hardwood Plantation, undated (LA) Unsigned, CORE
Thoughts on the disappearance of Chaney, Schwerner, and Goodman (MS) Anne Braden, SCEF
Notes on parents meeting with James Forman, Steve Schwerner, 7/20/64
(See Lynching of Chaney, Schwerner, & Goodman for background.)
Unsigned. COFO? SNCC?
Report — Terror in Shaw MS, July 13 Wally Roberts, SNCC
COFO Project in Meridian, Mississippi Bob Gore(?), CORE
Memo re Second District MFDP Convention, MS Stokely Carmichael, SNCC
Report From Amite County, (MS) Marshall Ganz, COFO
Weekly Report, CORE Florida Task Force, August 5 Judy Benninger, CORE
Request to CORE for assistance, August 1964 Daytona, FL
Progress Report Covering 8/14/64-8/21/64 (FL) Judy Benninger, CORE NFCEP
Report: Observations Regarding Cleveland Mississippi Hall & Gregg, COFO?
Field report, re Daytona Beach FL, Sept. 1964 Ronnie Moore, CORE
Report Desegregate Sand Springs Schools (OK) James Russell, CORE
Gainsville (FL) CORE, Reorganization and Program, October 1 Judy Benninger, 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
Madison County Freedom School Reports (MS) Jo Ann Ooiman, CORE
Report From Batesville Conference on Freedom Schools (MS) Jo Ann (Ooiman?), COFO
Individual Reports, October (MS) Jo Ann Ooiman, CORE
Letter re problems in North Florida CORE project, October 18Steve McVoy, CORE
Election Report From Gadsden County FL, Nov. 5 David McVoy, CORE NFCEP
CORE Staff List, North FL Citizenship Education Project, Nov. Spiver Gordon, CORE
Progress report for Gadsden County Florida, November 5-15 David McVoy, CORE
Report From Moss Point-Pascagoula (MS)Unknown
Report on Sunflower County (MS), Fall John Harris, SNCC
Report From Amite County, MS. Marshall Ganz, COFO
Incident report, Quincy Florida, November 23 David McVoy, CORE
Voter registration in Liberty County (FL) Spiver Gordon, CORE.
CORE Field Reports From Florida Stuart Wechsler, CORE
Letter to ILGWU, December 18 Stuart Wechsler, CORE
Report From Marshal County (MS) Larry Rubin, SNCC
Dear Friends, letter from Hattiesburg (MS) COFO
Barbara Schwartzbaum Letter (MS) Schwartzbaum
 
1965 
CORE Field Reports From Florida Stuart Wechsler, CORE
The School Boycott, Moultrie, GA Herman Kitchen
New Orleans Community Organizers — Report, Matt Suarez
Mississippi Letter, (26-pgs)   Stephen Bingham, MFDP
Why I Stopped Being on SNCC Staff (MS ) Miriam Glickman
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
Report: CORE Canton Project, 1/25-2/8 (MS) Unsigned, CORE
Progress report, Jefferson & Madison County FL, February 15-28 David Dukes, CORE
CORE field report, Tallahassee, FL. March 1-15, 1965 Le Faucette, CORE
Bienville Parish Report, March 19, 1965Ronnie Moore, CORE
Alabama Project, March 1965 Randy Glenn, SNCC.
The Stench of Freedom (Selma) Ralph Featherstone, SNCC
Memo to Atlanta SNCC re Selma, March 16, 1965. (AL) Howard Zinn
Letter From Batesville (MS)
(WATS reports & Selma)
Patch, Williams, DeLott, Grant & Brown, SNCC
Letter & Report to Rev. Gayraud Wilmore (MS) Rev. Harry Bowie, DM
Last Day of the Selma-Montgomery March Mar 25 (AL) Rev. Dr. Janet Wolfe
Letter re CORE and Selma & March to Montgomery (AL), April 2 Randy Glenn, CORE
Scouting Report of Natchitoches Parish (LA)Judith Rollins, CORE
Report on Arrest of Charles Williams (Bogalusa LA)Will Ussery, CORE
Selma, AL. SNCC Organizing Field Reports (Multiple reports)
Help Urgently Needed in Alabama, March 24, 1965 Dombrowski & Braden, SCEF
Letter re Selma & Montgomery protests, April 2, 1965 Unsigned. SCEF?
Four letters from Selma, AL
Bruce Hartford, SCLC
Field Report for April 15-30, 1965 (FL) Spiver Gordon, CORE
Letter From Holly Springs & Benton Co. (MS) Aviva Futorian, COFO
Letter to Ronnie Moore re Deacons for Defense & Justice (LA) Earnest Thomas, Deacons Regional VP
Letter From Holly Springs (MS) Unsigned
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
Report for Madison County, June 2 (MS) Bill Forsyth, CORE
Letter From Jackson Jail (MS) Nancy Turitz, SNCC
Four Letters From Batesville (MS) Eugene & Nancy Turitz, 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
Reports From Crawfordville GA, May-Oct. Clarke, Luther, Barber & Swan, SCLC
Report From Valley View Office (MS)Andrew Green, CORE
SCOPE Letters & Reports, (Multiple documents)
Statement re carrying shotgun (LA) Harvey Malray, Deacons
Jackson City Jail (MS) James Kates, COFO
Dear Friends (MS) Harriet, CDGM
Claiborne Parish, LA (Homer), CORE incident report, July 12, 
Letter re CORE Summer Project (LA) Meldon Acheson, CORE
Gulfport, MS. Report & Analysis   Sam Walker, COFO
Report From Claiborne Parish (Homer, LA)Unknown
Letter From Natchez, MS Jim
Letter to DoJ re Denial of Voting Rights (AL) James Kolb
Westpoint Mississippi, (re violence) August 20 (MS) Unsigned
Personal Report From the Arkansas Project Myrtle Glascoe, SNCC
Telephone Report (Natchez, MS) Sept. 27 Stoney Cooks, SCLC
Letter to Bruce Hartford (AL) Havard Richburg, CCVL
Field Reports From Alabama SNCC Staff Meeting, October 1965. (Includes reports from SCLC projects and East Tennessee Voters Project) 
Letter From Lowndes County (AL) Stokely Carmichael, SNCC
Notes on Rural Organizing Charles McLaurin, SNCC
To Whom This May Concern (MS) Willie Griggs
Report on Lowndes County tent city. (AL) Fay Bellamy
Report on Alabama MCHR ProjectUnknown, MCHR
 
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
Report on a Meeting of Community Organizers in MS. Lorenzi & Shimkin, FIS
Lowndes County Election Fraud Gwen Patton, SNCC
 
1967 
Dear Staff (To SNCC)   Fay
Dear Mom and Dad (1967) John Obee
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
Report from Grenada MS. July. 26 - Aug. 2, 1968 Charles Jefferson, SCLC
Report from Grenada MS. Sept. 9 - Sept. 14, 1968 Charles Jefferson, SCLC
Report from Grenada MS. Sept. 16 - Sept. 22, 1968 Charles Jefferson, SCLC

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