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Guide to the Anti-Civil Rights Ephemera Collection, 1945-1971 and undated

Summary

Assorted printed materials and some manuscript ephemera produced by groups, particularly States' Rights groups, intent on opposing civil rights legislation and desegregation efforts in the Southern United States.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11224
Title
Anti-Civil Rights ephemera collection
Date
1945-1971 and undated
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Assorted printed materials and some manuscript ephemera produced by groups, particularly States' Rights groups, intent on opposing civil rights legislation and desegregation efforts in the Southern United States. Materials date from 1945 through 1971; the bulk of the items are from the 1960s, with some materials undated. Geographically centered on Birmingham, Alabama, with some materials from Georgia and other regions in Alabama.

Items have been loosely grouped based on their origin or content. Groups represented include: National States Rights Party; United Americans for Conservative Government; Alabama Committee to Support Your Local Police; KKK; The Southerners; and the American States' Rights Association, Inc.

There are also three speeches included: "The Brotherhood of Man Racket," by W. H. Amerine; an untitled speech by Hugh Morrow delivered to the Alabama legislature; and "Civil Rights Bill Denies Trial by Jury--Our Greatest Constitutional Right," by John J. Sparkman, reprinted in the Congressional Record in 1957.

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[Identification of item], Anti-Civil Rights Ephemera Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

States' Rights/Southern Rights, 1945-1971

Includes general States' Rights ephemera as well as transcripts of three speeches: "The Brotherhood of Man Racket," by W. H. Amerine; an untitled speech by Hugh Morrow delivered to the Alabama legislature; and "Civil Rights Bill Denies Trial by Jury--Our Greatest Constitutional Right," by John J. Sparkman, reprinted in the Congressional Record in 1957.

Box 1
Desegregation of Birmingham, undated [1960s]
Box 1
National States' Rights Party/Edward R. Fields newsletters and clippings, 1963-1964
Box 1
United Americans for Conservative Government flyers, 1960s
Box 1
White Citizens Councils flyers and newsletters, 1956-1963 and undated
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Miscellaneous ephemera assembled by a rare book dealer from organizations such as National States Rights Party; United Americans for Conservative Government; Alabama Committee to Support Your Local Police; KKK; The Southerners; and the American States' Rights Association, Inc.

Related Material

See also the Ku Klux Klan Collection and the Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project Collection.


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Provenance

The Anti-Civil Rights Ephemera Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, July 2016

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0059