Guide to the Donald Harris Papers, 1963-1964 and 2010
Donald Harris is a SNCC veteran and civil rights movement activist. This collection contains materials from his participation in SNCC including clippings, writings and articles, some ephemera, and other printed materials about SNCC.
- Collection Number
- Donald Harris Papers
- 1963-1964, 2010
- Harris, Donald (Donald Stuart)
- 0.5 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
This collection contains materials from Don Harris's involvement in SNCC, particularly in SNCC-led voter registration efforts in Southwest Georgia during the early 1960s. Also included are legal and media documents regarding his arrest on insurrection charges in August 1963, and a report from a 1964 trip across the African continent. Contains SNCC buttons and brochures. Acquired as part of the John Hope Franklin Research Center at Rubenstein Library.
Access to the Collection
Collection is open for research.
Use & Permissions
The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
How to Cite
[Identification of item], Donald Harris Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
5 buttons. 3 SNCC buttons, 1 Black Panthers button, 1 school desegregation button.
Civil subpoena, correspondence between SNCC organizers over demonstrations, event flyer, report on demonstration
Incl. information about activity in Americus, Georgia and Selma, Alabama; meetings, demonstrations, and arrests
Donald Harris is a veteran of the civil rights movement. He joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1962 and became involved with voter registration efforts in Southwest Georgia, running C.B. King's congressional campaign in 1964. In August 1963, he and several other SNCC workers were violently attacked and jailed following a mass meeting at a church in Americus, GA. He was held without bail on charges of insurrection for three months before being released on November 1st, 1963.
Acquired as part of Duke's SNCC Legacy Project initiative. Additional archival collections from this initiative can be found through the library catalog.
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- John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
The Donald Harris Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2018.
Processed by Jasmine Alexander-Greene, Meghan Lyon, March 2019
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2018-0154