Charles Levy Civil Rights Collection

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US TxAM-C C000013

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Charles Levy Civil Rights Collection


  • 1863-1975 (Création/Production)
  • 1955-1975 (Création/Production)

Importance matérielle

5.26 Linear Feet

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Portée et contenu

This collection contains nearly 1000 items related to the civil rights movement from 1955-1975. The early part of this collection (1955-67) formed the basic research for Levy's book Voluntary Servitude, Whites in the Negro Movement, (New York: Appleton-Century, 1968). The collection includes hundreds of pages of writings, publications, bulletins, internal memos, broadsides, hand-printed magazines, etc. Prominent figures of the civil rights and revolutionary movements, organizations, and committees are covered in the collection. The collection also includes two photographs of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act with Rev. Martin L. King, Jr. and other luminaries of the civil rights movement.

Mode de classement

The collection is arranged in alphabetical order by subject and includes files on individuals with significant materials. The collection includes an extensive list of publications, books, journals, newspapers, newsletters, and organizational publications.

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Conditions d’accès

No restrictions.

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Conditions de reproduction

Contact the repository

Langue des documents

  • anglais

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Sources complémentaires

Serial titled Black America, RAM, Black Liberation Front of the U.S.A., Fall 1964 is cataloged in Libcat.

This collection is an important addition to the civil rights, Black Panther, and Revolutionary movements' materials Cushing has collected. Cushing has a few items of Robert Williams, including a final issue of his publication, The Crusader. These holdings provide research and scholarly component to our growing holdings on alternative civil rights leaders and alternative civil rights movements in the United States. The Levy collection compliments the Eldridge Cleaver materials recently acquired that document his life in exile in Algiers, Paris, and Cuba; the Amiri Baraka collection of over 120 books and documents, and the Angela Davis collection of German postcards sent to her during her incarceration in 1971.

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Note de l'archiviste

Finding Aid Authors: Rebecca Hankins and Allie Miller.

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© Copyright 2009 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.


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