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Till, Emmett, 1941-1955



  • Existence: 1941 - 1955

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Sue Clifton Collection on Emmett Till

Identifier: 01-MSS 2019-002
Content Description Audiovisual recordings and still images created by Clifton during visits to sites in Mississippi significant to the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till.
Dates: February 2017

Davis Houck Papers

Identifier: 01-MSS 2015-007
Scope and Contents Newclippings, photographs, creative and scholarly works, and government records collected by Davis Houck during research on the role of the press in the American civil rights movement, with special emphasis on the 1955 murder of Emmett Till near Money, Mississippi.

Online Content Available Digitized and born-digital content from this collection is available through the FSU Digital Library.
Dates: Created: 1955 - 2006; Other: Majority of material found in 1955 - 1956

Joseph Tobias Papers

 Collection — oversize: Items
Identifier: MSS 2017-002
Scope and Contents Professional papers, case files, and collected publications of Joseph Tobias, attorney based in Chicago, Illinois, regarding his representation of Mamie Till-Mobley from 1955 to 1960. Documents include case files for Mamie Bradley v. Cowles Magazines, Inc., Vernon C. Meyers, Gardner Cowles, and William Bradford Huie; correspondence on Till-Mobley's behalf with the NAACP and motion picture studios; and subject files kept by Tobias on Till-Mobley during and after his employment by her.
Dates: Created: 1955-1960, 1990-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1955-1960; Other: Date acquired: 02/13/2017

Keith Beauchamp Audiovisual Recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MSS 2015-016
Scope and Contents MiniDV videocassettes containing footage of people and places significant to the murder of Emmett Till, recorded by Keith A. Beauchamp for use in the documentary motion picture The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.

Interview subjects include Mamie Till-Mobely, Simeon Wright, Wheeler Parker, Willie Reed, Al Sharpton, and others involved in the case or its history. Filmed locations include Money, Greenwood, and Sumner in Mississippi; and Chicago, Illinois.
Dates: Created: 2001-2004; Other: Date acquired: 02/24/2017

Steve Whitaker Papers

 Collection — Box: 1818
Identifier: MSS 2019-007
Scope and Contents Press clippings and correspondence received and collected by Whitaker, relating to Emmett Till and racism in the American South, including poll tax receipts and a 1962 pamphlet on the integration of the University of Mississippi campus.
Dates: 1960-2019