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TILL. Emmett Till Archives

 Record Group
Identifier: TILL
Includes collections documenting the Emmett Till murder, court case, and the commemoration, memorialization, and discussion of Till and these events in scholarship and popular culture.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Devery Anderson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-009
Scope and Contents

Newspaper articles, publications, interviews, and notes collected and created by author Devery Anderson during research for publications on Emmett Till, including his 2015 monograph Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement.



Online Copies Available

Select materials from the Devery Anderson Papers have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.

Dates: 1922 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1955 - 2005

Sue Clifton Collection on Emmett Till

 Collection
Identifier: 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.



Online Content Available

https://www.diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu:tillcliftoncollection

Dates: February 2017

Davis Houck Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 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

David L. Jordan Interview

 Collection
Identifier:  MSS 2018-005
Scope and Contents

Six video recordings documenting Justyn Bell's interview with Mississippi State Senator David Jordan near the Sumner, Mississippi courthouse, including discussion of Emmett Till.

Dates: August 26, 2017

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. Online Copies Available Digital copies of materials from the Joseph Tobias Papers are available through the ...
Dates: Created: 1955-1960, 1990-2005; Other: Majority of material found in 1955-1960; Other: Date acquired: 02/13/2017

Keith Beauchamp Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2015-016
Scope and Contents

Audiovisual recordings, newspaper and magazine clippings, and other documentation of the work of Keith Beauchamp, especially regarding Emmett Till and the 2005 motion picture The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.



Online Copies Available

Some material from the Beauchamp Papers is available through the FSU Digital Library

Dates: Created: 1950, 1955, 2001-2006, 2015, 2018; Majority of material found within 2001 - 2006

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

FSU Libraries Collection on Emmett Till

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2022-001
Scope and Contents

Articles, social media posts, ephemera, and creative works collected by FSU Libraries, documenting the life, death, and legacy of Emmett Till.

Dates: 1956 - 2021; Majority of material found within 2009 - 2021