Guide to the Constance Curry Papers, 1958-2010s


Collection contains subject files, clippings, and reunion materials collected by Constance Curry, a civil rights activist and member of SNCC's executive board. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture.

Collection Details

Collection Number
Constance Curry papers
Curry, Constance, 1933-
0.5 Linear Feet
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection consists of Curry's early SNCC documents, including records of outsider support, as well as clippings and ephemera from the Mississippi Freedom Project and other SNCC initiatives. Also contains Curry's subject files on figures like Ella Baker and Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), and clippings from various SNCC reunions and anniversaries in the 1990s and 2000s. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center for African American History and Culture.

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[Identification of item], Constance Curry Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

SNCC Early Days Formation, 1958-1961, 1964
Scope and Content Note

Documents related to the foundation and formation of the SNCC.

Box 1
Outside Support SNCC 1960, 1960
Scope and Content Note

Documents that indicate who supported SNCC in its early days.

Box 1
The Student Voice SNCC, 1960-1963
Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of original SNCC newspaper (entitled The Student Voice) articles.

Box 1
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964 DNC, 1963-1964
Box 1
Ella Baker-SNCC, 1982-2000
Scope and Content

Clippings and ephemera about the life and participation of Ella Baker

Box 1
SNCC Trinity Conference (Casey's Paper), 1988
Box 1
SNCC 40th Anniversary Conference, 1997, 2000
Box 1
Mississippi Freedom Summer coverage, 1990s-2000s
Scope and Content

Articles and documents related to the Mississippi Freedom Summer and its impact.

Box 1
SNCC 50th Anniversary Planning Committee, 2009
Box 1
SNCC (2009) 50th- Beginning, 2009-2010
Box 1
SNCC (2010) 50th Anniversary Conference, 2009-2010
Box 1
Kwame Ture/Stokely Carmichael, 1990s-2000s
Scope and Content

Documents (including an interview) about the life of Stokely Carmichael (who later changed his name to Kwame Ture).

Box 1
Greensboro Sit-ins Clippings, 1980s-2010s
Scope and Content

Newspaper clippings about the Greenboro sit-ins (written years after the sit-ins occurred).

Box 1

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The Constance Curry Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.

Processing Information

Processed by Christian Cleaveland, Oct. 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0124