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CIV. Civil and Human Rights Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: CIV
Includes collections documenting movements, legislation, and court proceedings related to civil, political, and human rights.

Found in 20 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

Daisy Parker Flory Papers

Identifier: MSS 2005-004

Subject files documenting her professional interests and teaching activities; research notes for her Florida State University (FSU) Florida Government classes; reference materials reflecting her teaching and other activities; class materials (reading lists, curricula, student papers) for her FSU Florida Government course; manuscripts; correspondence to Daisy Parker Flory and her husband Claude Flory; photograph of Dr. Flory.

Dates: Created: 1929-1990; Other: Majority of material found in 1961-1979; Other: Date acquired: 02/00/1994

David Y. Thomas Collection

 Collection — Box 157
Identifier: MSS 83-1
Scope and Contents

Collection of printed booklets and pamphlets on the race relations.

Dates: Created: 1916-1943; Other: Majority of material found in 1916-1920, 1943; Other: Date acquired: 02/01/1983

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

Florida State University Administrative Council Records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSS 2007-016

Agendas, articles, charts, correspondence, memoranda, minutes, press releases, and other attachments documenting the activities of the Florida State University (FSU) Administrative Council.

Dates: Created: 1966-1974

Florida State University Council of Deans Minutes

Identifier: MSS 2007-017

This collection includes minutes taken at Council of Deans meetings on topics such as the academic calendar, general education requirements, grading, salaries, transfer credits, and vacation policies.

Dates: Created: 1949-1990; Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1973

Florida State University Office of Multicultural Affairs Records

 Collection — Items
Identifier: MSS 2006-013

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, photographs and photo album, slides, publicity, itineraries, programs, newsclippings, newsletters and other materials documenting the activities sponsored by the Florida State University (FSU) Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Dates: Created: 1956-1964; 1968-2007; Other: Majority of material found in 1987-2005

Florida State University Office of the President: Bernard Sliger Administrative Files

 Collection — 124 boxes
Identifier: HUA 2018-066
Scope and Contents

This collection includes files from Bernard Sliger's tenure as President of Florida State University, including correspondence, files from campus committees, campus reports, budget files, information on academic programs or colleges, and files on other universities in Florida.

Dates: Created: 1976-1990

Florida State University Office of the President: Doak Campbell Administration Files

 Collection — 21 boxes
Identifier: HUA 2018-062
Scope and Contents

This collection includes subject files from Doak Campbell's tenure as President of Florida State College for Women and Florida State University. The files include correspondnce and files on FSU faculty, buildings, University budgets, academic programs, and campus committees.

Online Copies Available

Select materials from this collection have been digitized and are available through the FSU Digital Library.

Dates: Created: 1941-1957

Haynes et al. v. Shoney's, Inc. Papers

Identifier: MSS 2004-001
Scope and Contents The Haynes v. Shoneys Papers documents the largest racial discrimination class-action suit against a private employer in the history of civil rights law. The collection has significant historical and research value for American legal history and civil rights scholars. Some of the noteworthy topics include the admissibility of prior discrimination as evidence, adverse witnesses, affirmative action, allegations of recent discrimination, class certification, defendants contacts with plaintiffs' witnesses and clients, deceased claimants notes, destruction of evidence, jury selection, Raymond Danner's claim to fight race discrimination, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conferences...
Dates: Created: 1959-1997; Other: Majority of material found in 1990-1994

William R. Jones Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2020-001
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, subject files, publications, course materials, sound recordings, videocassettes, and digital media documenting the scholarship, instruction, and faculty service of Rev. Dr. William R. Jones. Major subjects include racism and oppression in the United States, Black liberation theology, and Florida State University units including the Department of Religion and the African American Studies program.

Online Copies Available

Select born-digital materials from this collection are available through PASS.

Dates: 1953 - 2009

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

Kent Mommsen Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2014-008
Scope and Contents

Materials collected and created by Kent Mommsen in completing his 1970 doctoral dissertation "Career Patterns of Black American Doctorates," including approximately 950 paper questionnaires (each 32 pages, front and back) with responses; one microform reel ("Daniel Thompson PhD: Career Patterns of Negro Teachers"); nine 5" reel to reel audiotapes with 15 lectures; 2 boxes of card indexes of names and addresses of individuals connected with the study; photocopies of index cards citing these inidividuals and their occupations; 2 data tapes (7-1/2" and 10-1/2" in diameter); and an originally bound printout of entire data file.

Dates: Created: 1970-1980; Other: Date acquired: 12/02/2014

Kent Spriggs Papers

 Collection — unprocessed
Identifier: MSS 2004-04
Scope and Contents Consists of Kent Spriggs' case files related to the 1973 retrial of Dave Keaton and Johnny Frederick of the Quincy Five and those related to Keaton et al. v. Townsend, a civil case brought by the Quincy Five against the State of Florida and Joe Townsend for the coerced testimony that implicated the men in the case. Included in these files are correspondence with Alfonse Figgers, Dave Keaton, David Charles Smith, Johnny Frederick, and Johnny Burns who were collectively known as the Quincy Five. Also contains files related to Clifford N. Steele, et al. v. Board of Public Instruction of Leon County, Florida, et al., including correspondence, newspaper clippings and trial notes and...
Dates: Created: 1963-1976; Other: Majority of material found in 1971-1976

Marion Banzhaf Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2022-004
Scope and Contents

The Marion Banzhaf Papers document a 30 year span of Marion Banzhaf’s career as an activist in the women’s health movement and her work with awareness raising and the prevention of and care for HIV/AIDS among women. The papers include: correspondence, organizational files, conference files, research files, recorded audio interviews with members of the women’s health movement, interview transcripts, promotional and informational materials on HIV and AIDS related programs, as well as ephemera and printed publications.

Dates: 1978 - 2000

Pride Student Union Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: HUA 2013-0607

Meeting notes, reports, correspondence, programs, photographs, and clippings that document the activities of The Florida State University Pride Student Union.

Dates: Created: 1964-2015; Other: Majority of material found in 1970-2015; Other: Date acquired: 06/07/2013

Publix Gender Discrimination Case files

Identifier: MSS 2012-0301

Collection of documents detailing the course of a class action law suit filed against Publix Supermarkets, Inc. in 1995. The suit alleged gender discrimination against the company's female employees, represented nearly 40,000 women, and was eventually settled in 1997. The collection consists primarily of court filings filed with the Court between 1995-1997, but also includes in-house paperwork from Thomas A. Warren's law firm such as correspondence, record keeping, memorandums, research documents, and other miscellaneous documents that track the lifetime of the case from beginning to end.

Dates: Other: Majority of material found in 1995-1997; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2002

Tallahassee Civil Rights Oral History Collection

Identifier: MSS 1990-001

Sound recordings and transcripts of interviews for project "An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement in Tallahassee, Florida 1956-1966: Personal Interviews with Key Civil Rights Leaders, Spokesmen, and Participants," prepared by Dr. Jackson Lee Ice for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and Religion, Department of Religion, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Dates: Created: 1957, 1978; Other: Majority of material found in 1978; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1978

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

Wiley L. Housewright Faculty Professional Relations Committee Files

 Collection — Box 1817
Identifier: MSS 2007-009
Scope and Contents The Wiley L. Housewright Faculty Professional Relations Committee Files primarily include correspondence and memoranda to and from the Committee during the period he served as chair. Topics include academic freedom; deliberations over 12-month contracts, faculty participation in civil rights activities, such as discussing the segregation-integration issue in the classroom; sabbaticals; Social Security benefits; tenure, and dismissal policies. Correspondents include FSU President Gordon W. Blackwell and Dean of the Faculties E. Laurence Chalmers. The collection is significant to researchers because it documents the issues facing Florida faculty during the 1960s and how they impacted the...
Dates: Created: 1959-1968; Other: Majority of material found in 1963-1964