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 Number
- Constance Curry papers
- Curry, Constance, 1933-
- 0.5 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
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.
Access to the Collection
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Constance Curry Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Documents related to the foundation and formation of the SNCC.
Documents that indicate who supported SNCC in its early days.
Photocopies of original SNCC newspaper (entitled The Student Voice) articles.
Clippings and ephemera about the life and participation of Ella Baker
Articles and documents related to the Mississippi Freedom Summer and its impact.
Documents (including an interview) about the life of Stokely Carmichael (who later changed his name to Kwame Ture).
Newspaper clippings about the Greenboro sit-ins (written years after the sit-ins occurred).
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- Baker, Ella
- Carmichael, Stokely
- John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
The Constance Curry Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017.
Processed by Christian Cleaveland, Oct. 2017
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0124