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Guide to the Faith Holsaert Papers, 1950-2011

Abstract

Faith Holsaert is a Civil Rights and LGBT community activist. The collection contains correspondence, newsletters, publications, and other materials relating to the activities of Faith Holsaert from the 1960s to the present. A large portion of the collection consists of correspondence and ephemera from her involvement in the Civil Rights movement, including SNCC, and the women's rights movement. Also includes materials from the writing and publishing of Hands on the Freedom Plow, some of which is restricted. The collection also has a large amount of personal memorabilia and materials relating to Holsaert's childhood and family. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Faith Holsaert papers
Creator
Holsaert, Faith
Extent
10.2 linear feet, 6525 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Correspondence, newsletters, publications, and other materials relating to the activities of Faith Holsaert from the 1960s to the present. A large portion of the collection consists of correspondence and ephemera from her involvement in the Civil Rights movement, including SNCC, and the women's rights movement. Also includes materials from the writing and publishing of Hands on the Freedom Plow, some of which is restricted. The collection also has a large amount of personal memorabilia and materials relating to Holsaert's childhood and family.

Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Family
Daddy/Betty/Shai
Box 2
Memorabilia, 1985-1986 and undated
Box 2
Madre
Box 3
Daddy: appraisals
Box 3
Daddy: legal and administrative II
Box 3
Faith and Hillel
Box 3
Shai
Box 3
Family chronology, 1987 Dec.
Box 3
Froggy album, 1990 Dec.
Box 3
Carmela, 1996
Box 3
Childhood: Faith and Shai/Deb, 1950s
Box 1
Candy Keely/Carole Gordon/Amina
Box 1
Letters from Writing Friends
Box 1
To my mother
Box 1
From James Holsaert
Box 1
Jan Chapin, 1972-1982
Box 1-2
Crosing (Faith and Shai's godparents)
Box 1
Hillel, Lickert, Celia
Box 1
From Shai, 1978-1984
Box 1
Madre, 1960s
Box 1
Eunice Holsaert, 1970s
Box 1
Cora, Patricia, and Pauline Holsaert
Box 1
Charity Bailey
Box 1
Friends, etc., 1960s
Box 1
Friends, 1970s
(2 folders)
Box 1
Correspondence, 1979
Box 2
Friends, 1980s
Box 1
MFA graduate residency, 1980-1982
Box 1
David H., 1982
Box 1
Don Breeder, 1980
Box 1
Eve Shelnutt, 1980
Box 1
Frank Conroy, 1979
Box 1
Correspondence, 1986
Box 2
Correspondence, 1986-1987
Box 2
Correspondence, 1988-1994
(8 folders)
Box 2
Correspondence, 1994-1999
(3 folders)
Box 3
Correspondence, 2001
Box 2
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 2
Kathy Boudin, 1981-1984
(2 folders)
Box 5
Folder 18
Brief of Contestants Urging the Vacating of Seats, U.S. House of Representatives
Box 4
Socialist literature, 1975-1977
Box 5
Folder 19
Women in prison, 1985-1987
Box 5
Folder 20
On the Issues: The Progressive Women's Quarterly, 1995
Box 5
Folder 21
Two Interviews: Corky Gonzalez and ChaCha Jimenez, 1970
Box 5
Folder 22
The Guy Who Controls Your Future
Box 5
Folder 22
The Communist Manifesto
Box 5
Folder 22
Hard Times in Detroit, 1971
Box 5
Folder 22
GE: Profile of a Corporation, 1967
Box 5
Folder 22
Consumption: Domestic Imperialism
Box 5
Folder 22
PLP: A Critique
Box 5
Folder 22
Problems of U.S. Capitalism
Box 5
They Say, All Women Must Be Commandos
Box 5
Folder 22
Tierra-O-Muerte
Box 5
Folder 22
Miscellaneous
Box 5
Race and Class (vol. 35, no. 2-3)
Box 5
Folder 24
If an Agent Knocks: Federal Investigation and Your Rights
Box 5
U.S. Capitalism in Crisis, 1978
Box 5
Folder 25
To Feel Within the Water
Box 5
Folder 26
Repression and Resistance: An Information Manual
Box 5
Folder 27
Cracking the Color Line, [undated]
Box 4
Black Panther literature, 1962-1969
Box 4
Monthly Review: An Independent Socialist Magazine
Box 5
Folder 23
1978 July-Aug.
Box 5
1979 Mar.
Box 5
1979 Apr.
Box 5
1979 July-Aug.
Box 5
1979 Dec.
Box 5
MFA bibliographies
Box 1
Katherine Anne Porter paper, undated
Box 1
Guardian
Box 1
Political Prisoners, 1991
Box 2
Pittston Coal Company, 1987-1989
Box 2
Unfoldered miscellaneous materials
Box 2
Cash Response
Box 2
Cuban coins
Box 2
Bibliographic annotations, 1986
(3 folders)
Box 3
Book reviews, 1988
Box 3
Bibliographic annotations, 1982
(2 folders)
Box 3
Summer work archive, 1983
Box 3
Chatfield book
Box 3
Klekotka Master's Thesis, 1991
Box 3
Dear Ms. Klekota, 1991
Box 3
Interviews with Me Archive
Box 3
Self
Box 3
Mississippi Summer Project pamphlet, [1964]
Box 4
A Primer For Delegates to the Democratic National Comvention, [1964]
Box 4
SNCC mobilization letter, [1964]
Box 4
SNCC recruiting letter, 1964
Box 4
Northern Student Movement Fact Sheet, [1964]
Box 4
Northern Support Program, 1965
Box 4
SNCC letter, 1965
Box 4
"The General Condition of the Mississippi Negro", SNCC, 1963
Box 4
"Preliminary Survey on the Condition of the Negro Farmers ...", 1962
Box 4
"Mississippi Freedom Schools", SNCC, 1964
Box 4
"Missisippi Freedom Schools," Staughton Lynd, 1964
Box 4
"A Chronology of Violence and Intimidation in Mississippi Since 1961," [1964]
Box 4
SNCC Freedom Singers pamphlet, [undated]
Box 4
SNCC Newsletter, May 1967
Box 4
SNCC Newsletter, June/July 1967
Box 4
SNCC Newsletter excerpt reprint, June/July, 1967
Box 4
The Student Voice, January 14, 1964
Box 4
The Student Voice, February 3, 1964
Box 4
The Student Voice, February 18, 1964
Box 4
The Student Voice, March 3, 1964
Box 4
The Student Voice, May 5, 1964
Box 4
The Student Voice, May 19, 1964
Box 4
The Student Voice, June 30, 1964
Box 4
The Student Voice, October 28, 1964
Box 4
The Student Voice, November 25, 1964
Box 4
New York SNCC Office Newsletter, October, 1966
Box 4
New York SNCC Office Newsletter, November, 1966
Box 4
New York SNCC Office Newsletter, April, 1967
Box 4
New York SNCC Office Newsletter, May, 1967
Box 4
Fiery Cross (KKK publication), 1961
Box 4
The Southern Patriot, June, 1962
Box 4
Boycott in Crisfield, MD, 1962
Box 4
Copy of Bob Moses letter from Magnolia Jail, 1961
Box 4
Revolution in Mississippi, 1962
Box 4
Mississippi Subversion of the Right to Vote, [undated]
Box 4
SNCC meeting minutes, 1978
Box 4
Ella Baker75th birthday celebration, 1978
Box 4
Racism, 1989-1990
Box 4
Mississippi Baker Conference, 2000
Box 4
Misc. SNCC materials, 1978-1996
Box 4
SNCC, 1988
Box 4
SNCC, 1988
Box 4
Fact Sheet on the Arrest of Curtis Hayes Williams, 1988
Box 4
Dear President Doe, 1988
Box 4
Points of Inquiry, Pressure, and Support, 1988
Box 4
Dear Band of Brothers and Sisters, 1988
Box 4
SNCC Trinity College Conference pamphlet, 1988
Box 4
Special Report: Albany [Georgia], 1962
Box 4
Voter Registration Drive, 1962-1963
Box 4
Southwest Voter Registration Project, 1963
Box 4
SNCC Survery: Current Field Work, 1963
Box 4
Eyewitness in Albany, [1963]
Box 4
C.B. King election poster, [1964]
Box 4
"I am the mother of Miss Joe Ann Christian," [1963]
Box 4
Voter registration narrative, [undated]
Box 4
Holsaert's job description, [1963]
Box 4
Notes for a talk on Albany, Georgia, [undated]
Box 4
SNCC letter to Holsaert, 1963
Box 4
New York Times reprint, 1962
Box 4
l-r: Penny Patch, Charles Jones(?), Peggy Damond, [1962-1963]
(1.0 photograph)
Box 4
Voter's Oath, Georgia, [1962]
Box 4
"Look Big Meeting!" flyer, 1962
Box 4
Albany Movement Mass Meeting Program, [1962]
Box 4
Letter from Peg, 1962
Box 4
SNCC action plan, [undated]
Box 4
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, [ca. 1962-1963]
Box 4a
The New Barbarians, [1962-1963]
Box 4a
"Odds on Freedom: Gambler's Choice in Georgia" Peter de Lissovoy, 1964
Box 4a
Albany, Georgia Needs Nursery Schools, [1964]
Box 4a
The Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, 1969
Box 4a
The Albany South-West Georgia Movement, 1981
Box 4a
Celebrating the Southwest Georgia Movement, 2000
Box 4a
Reviewing Our Past to Chart Our Future, 2000
Box 4a
Harrison thesis, 2001
Box 4a
C.B. King, 2002
Box 4a
Albany, Georgia Newsletters
Box 4a
November 3, 1962
Box 4a
November 7, 1962
Box 4a
November 9, 1962
Box 4a
November 12-18, 1962
Box 4a
November 18, 1962
Box 4a
December 1, 1962
Box 4a
January 8, 1963
Box 4a
January 16, 1963
Box 4a
January 29, 1963
Box 4a
February 9, 1963
Box 4a
March 4, 1963
Box 4a
Correspondence
Box 4a
Family
Box 4a
Misc. correspondence, 1962-1963
Box 4a
Letter from Holsaert to Barnard Dean, September 19, 1962
Box 4a
Letter from mother, [undated] (1)
Box 4a
Letter from mother, [undated] (2)
Box 4a
Letter from mother, [undated] (3)
Box 4a
Letter from mother, [undated], (4)
Box 4a
Letter from mother, [undated], (5)
Box 4a
Letter from mother, October 26, [1962]
Box 4a
Letter from mother, November 9, 1962
Box 4a
Letter from mother, December 10, [1962]
Box 4a
Letter from mother with Barnard enclosure, December 10, 1962
Box 4a
Letter from mother, December 21, [1962]
Box 4a
Letter to mother, [1963]
Box 4a
Letter from mother, January 1, 1963
Box 4a
Letter from mother, January 23, 1963
Box 4a
Letter to mother, April 15, [1963]
Box 4a
Letter to mother, April 21, [1963]
Box 4a
Letter to mother, May 25, [1963]
Box 4a
Letter to mother and sister, [1962] (1)
Box 4a
Letter to mother and sister, [1962] (2)
Box 4a
Letter to mother and sister, [1962] (3)
Box 4a
Letter to mother and sister, [1962] (4)
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, [1962] (5)
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, November 2, 1962
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, [1963] (1)
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, [1963] (2)
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, January 16, [1963]
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, March 2, [1963]
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, March 8, [1963]
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, March 15, [1963]
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, April 1, [1963]
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, May 23, 1963
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, May 30, [1963]
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, June 28, [1963]
Box 4b
Letter to mother and sister, July 20, [1963]
Box 4b
Letter from father, January 3, 1962
Box 4b
Letter from father, January 21, 1962
Box 4b
Letter from father, October 18, [1962]
Box 4b
Letter from father, October 30, [1962]
Box 4b
Letter from father, November 9, [1962]
Box 4b
Letter from father, December 9, 1962
Box 4b
Letter from grandmother, December 31, [1962]
Box 4b
Letter to sister, [undated]
Box 4b
Letter to sister, [1962]
Box 4b
Letter to sister, January 23, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from sister, [undated]
Box 4b
Letter from sister, [1962]
Box 4b
Letter from sister, December 2, 1962
Box 4b
Letter from Leko, [undated]
Box 4b
Letter from Leko, October 28, 1962
Box 4b
Letter from Leko, December 31, 1962
Box 4b
Letter to Leko, [1962]
Box 4b
Letter to Leko, 1962
Box 4b
Letter to Leko, April 16, [1963]
Box 4b
Christian Family
Box 4b
Letter from Dessie Christian, October 20, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from Dessie Christian, January 3, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Dessie Christian, April 27, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Dessie Christian, August 8, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Dessie Christian, October 5, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Dessie Christian, January 30, 1968
Box 4b
Letter from Dessie Christian, December 22, 1969
Box 4b
Letter to Wendy from Dessie Christian, March 4, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian, [1964]
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian, July 12, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian, August 9, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian, September 29, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian, October 3, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian, October 5, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian, December 1, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian, February 28, 1965
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian Mants, January 31, 1968
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian Mants, April 7, 1968
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian Mants, January 15, 1970
Box 4b
Letter from Joann Christian Mants, February 20, 1986
Box 4b
Friends
Box 4b
Letter from DH, [undated]
Box 4b
Letter from Ralph, [undated]
Box 4b
Letter from Joy, January 24, 1962
Box 4b
Letter from Peg, September 27, 1962
Box 4b
Letter from Bob, October 15, 1962
Box 4b
Letter from high school history teacher, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from Betsy, January 3, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from Rochelle Haimer, January 7, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from Frankie, January 15, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from Anne Braden, January 15, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from her high school history teacher, January 19, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from Dorie, January 19, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from Johnnie Ruth, January 24th, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from John, September 21, 1963
Box 4b
Letter from Margaret King, February 21, 1964
Box 4b
Letter from Wendy, December 8, [1964]
Box 4b
Letter to Betsy and Paul, [1962]
Box 4b
Letter to Howard and Clarice, [1962]
Box 4b
Letter to Howard and Clarice, January 11, [1963]
Box 4b
Appalachian peridicals, 1971-1976
Box 1
Recht Dee, 1982
Box 1
Pauley case, 1982
Box 1
Rainbow (WV and SREP), 1991
Box 1
Lesbian community newsletter. 1990
Box 1
Women's Health Center, 1980-1981
Box 1
WV Rainbow Univ. Healthcare, 1990
Box 1
West Virginia Environmental Activism, 1992
Coal Employees project, 1990
Box 1
Conspiracy in Coal booklet
Box 4
Anti-KKK
Box 2
Hamlet, NC, 1992
Box 1
Gulf Coast Tenants, 1991-1991
Box 1
Articles, 1990-1991
Box 1
Furniture Workers 282
Box 1
SCEF Society
Box 4
Asbestosis
Box 4
Anne Braden
Box 4
Rainbow SREP
Box 4
Black elected officials
Box 4
Center for Democratic Renewal
Box 4
Christie Institution
Box 4
Cold War
Box 4
KKK
Box 4
Lexington women's prison
Box 4
Movement support network
Box 4
NCARRV
Box 4
Poultry workers
Box 4
SOS Article
Box 4
Robeson Co., N.C.
Box 4
Up and Out of Poverty
Box 4
SE Project
Box 4
So Fight Back
Box 4
SOC Environmental Justice
Box 4
SOC
Box 4
SOC Youth
Box 4
SOC Labor
Box 4
SOC, 1996
Box 4
SOC Newletter
Box 4
SOC Board
Box 4
Freedomways, 1964
Box 4
KKK: A History of Racism and Violence
Box 4
Freedom is a Constant Struggle program
Box 4
AmeriKKKa, 1995
Box 4
Frederick Douglass
Box 4
Life and Times of Frantz Fanon
Box 4
Project South
Box 2
Southern Organizing Committee for Economics and Social Justice, 2001
Box 2

Hands on the Freedom Plow materials

Box 6 is closed to research.

Editors' Correspondence, 2000-2007

RESTRICTED.

Box 6
Correspondence, 1995-2002

RESTRICTED.

Box 6
Book press, 2010 and undated
Box 6
Book proof, 2010
Box 6
University of Illinois Press memorandums and book editors, 2005-2007
Box 6
University of Illinois Press marketing for book, 2010
Box 6
Drafts and revisions, 2009 and undated
Box 6
Revisions for bridges, 2008
Box 6
First review and annotations, 2007-2008
Box 6
CDs of text (removed to Duke's electronic records server)
Box 6
Book structure, 2000-2006
Box 6
Address list for manuscripts and edit team assignments, 1997-2006
Box 6
Contract/business, 2007
Box 6
Introductions and bridges for final introduction, 2005-2007 and undated
Box 6
Background research articles, 1996-1997 and undated
Box 6
Business and finances, 1997
Box 6
Meeting minutes and progress reports, 2006-2007
Box 6
Letters to contributors, 1996-2007
Box 7
Brown, Marie: Correspondence and comments, 1998-1999
Box 7
Baker, Ella: "The Black Woman in the Civil Rights Struggle: A Long View," 1969
Box 7
Sarah Lawrence Conference, 2002-2003
Box 7
Interviews and SGWA texts, 1962 and undated
Box 7
Presses other than University of Illinois, 2000-2004
Box 7
Drafts, 2000
(3 folders)
Box 8
Drafts and editorial notes, 2000
Box 9
Manuscript sections 1 and 2, 2002 July
Box 9
Drafts and editing, 2002 July
(3 folders)
Box 9
Drafts, 2003 Sept.
Box 9
Binder/drafts, 2006
(folder 1 of 4)
Box 9
Binder/drafts, 2006
(folders 2 to 4)
Box 10
Publicity
(2 pamphlets)
Box 10
Poster
Oversize-box 51
Hands on the Freedom Plow poster
Oversize-folder 1
Faith Holsaert interview, April 2, 2006
(1.0 CDRs)
Box 10
Joanne C.M., July 9, 1997
(2.0 audio cassettes)
Box 10
Jamie C.R., July 6, 1997
(1.0 audio cassettes)
Box 10
Ratha, July 7, 1997
(1.0 audio cassettes)
Box 10
Carolyn D., undated
(1.0 audio cassettes)
Box 10
McCree, July, 1997
(1.0 audio cassettes)
Box 10
Black Power: Music of a Revolution
(1.0 CDRs)
Box 5
Off Our Backs: A Women's News Journal, 1980 Nov.
Box 5
Folder 1
Women: A Journal of Liberation, 1970
Box 5
Folder 1
The Feminist Art Journal, 1974-1975
Box 5
Folder 1
Aphra (vol. 5, no. 1), 1973-1974
Box 5
Folder 1
Quest: Feminist Quarterly, 1975
Box 5
Folder 1
Woman News, 1980
Box 5
Folder 2
Chrysalis: A Magazine of Women's Culture (No. 10)
Box 5
Folder 3
Up from Under (vol. 1, no. 4)
Box 5
Up from Under (vol. 1, no. 3), 1971 Jan.
(2 copies)
Box 5
Women's Health pamphlets, 1977
Box 5
Folder 4
Women's meetings, West Virginia, undated
Box 5
Folder 5
Lesbian feminist literature, 1970s
Box 5
Folder 6
Socialist feminist literature, 1970s
Box 5
Women and labor
Box 5
Folder 8
Second Wave (vol. 3, no. 1)
Box 5
Yale Law Journal: Equal Rights Amendment, 1971 Apr.
Box 5
Folder 9
Ramparts, 1974 Sept.
Box 5
Folder 10
Our Bodies, Our Selves, 1971
Box 5
Folder 9
Women's Free Express, 1974 Mar.-Sept.
(3 pamphlets)
Box 5
Folder 10
Southern Voices
Box 5
Folder 10
Motive: Lesbian/Feminist issue, 1972
Box 5
Folder 9
The Second Wave (vol. 2, no. 4)
Box 5
Folder 10
Up from Under, 1970-1972
Box 5
Folder 11
Women and coal, 1990
Box 5
Folder 12
Appalachian women's movement, 1973
Box 5
Folder 13
Sterilization abuse, 1975
Box 5
Folder 14
Quaranties and Death, Mab Segrest, 1989
Box 5
Folder 15
Lesbian battery, 1993
Box 5
Folder 16
Feminist Revolution: Redstockings, 1975
Box 5
Folder 17
Socialist Feminism: A Strategy for the Women's Movement, 1972
Box 5
Folder 17

Historical Note

Faith Holsaert is a civil rights and community activist. She was born in New York in 1943, and took a year off from Barnard after her freshman year in 1962 to work with the SNCC. She was one of the earliest female student field workers. She worked on a voter registration project in Albany, Georgia, and on the Mississippi Summer Project. Subsequent to her civil rights work, Holsaert has worked on behalf of the back-to-the-land movement in New Mexico, labor relations in West Virginia, the Brown Berets, the anti-war movement, and LBGT rights. She is a co-editor of the book "Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts of Women in SNCC" (2012), and has written elsewhere about her experiences in the civil rights movement. She currently lives in Durham, NC.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Faith Holsaert Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Gift, 2008 (2008-0277), 7.5 lin. ft.

Gift, 2010 (2010-0220), 1.2 lin. ft.

Gift, 2011 (2011-0150), 1.5 lin. ft.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Meghan Lyon and Megan Lewis

Encoded by: Meghan Lyon

Updated by: Amber Covington, 2011 and Megan Lewis, 2014

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2008-0277, 2010-0220, 2011-0150