Steve Whitaker Papers
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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.
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This collection is open to all researchers.
Box 1 and 2 contain loose items, non-archival containers and folders, and bound volumes in very poor repair, and some items are housed in ways that hinder access. Researcher access should be guided where possible.
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Hugh Stephen "Steve" Whitaker was born September 22, 1939 in Charleston, Mississippi. Whitaker earned a BA from University of Mississippi, an MA in History from Florida State University in 1963, and a PhD from Florida State University in 1965. His master's thesis A Case Study in Southern Justice: The Emmett Till Case was an early academic work on the infamous 1955 murder of Emmett Till. Whitaker leveraged personal contacts and experiences in Mississippi to research and write the thesis.
Whitaker remained a resident of Tallahassee, FL after graduation from Florida State University. He died there on February 6, 2023.
Cully's MeadowWood Funeral Home. (2023) "Hugh Stephen Whitaker." https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tallahassee-fl/hugh-whitaker-11140079
4 folders (Box 1818)
1.5 Linear Feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Steve Whitaker by SCA deed of gift in 2019.
Additional materials donated by Mrs. Whitaker in September 2023 via Davis Houck, College of Communications.
Monographs donated with these materials are described in the FSU Libraries catalog.
- Steve Whitaker Papers
- Jennifer Fain
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