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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.

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

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