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Guide to the Jonathan Leiss papers, 1960-2008

Summary

Collection includes 15 oral history interviews on 19 audio-cassette tapes, interview transcripts, and other papers related to Leiss's research on Duke University administrator Jon Julian "Jake" Phelps and his experiences during the Civil Rights movement in Durham, N.C. Interview subjects include Jake Phelps, Howard Clement, Floyd McKissick, Jr., Bill Griffith, Stephen Phelps, Peggy Manring, Wayne King, and Trudy Minnear Smith.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11595
Title
Jonathan Leiss papers
Date
1960-2008
Extent
0.75 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes 15 oral history interviews on 19 audio-cassette tapes, interview transcripts, and other papers related to Leiss's research on Duke University administrator Jon Julian "Jake" Phelps and his experiences during the Civil Rights movement in Durham, N.C. Interview subjects include Jake Phelps, Howard Clement, Floyd McKissick, Jr., Bill Griffith, Stephen Phelps, Peggy Manring, Wayne King, and Trudy Minnear Smith.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 2006-2007
Box 1
Clippings and printed materials, 1969-2004 and undated
Box 1
Freedom of information act requests, 1960-2008
(3 folders)

Redacted FBI files relating to sit-ins in North Carolina and to Jake Phelps military service. Includes correspondence between Leiss and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Box 1
Interview transcripts, 2002-2006
(2 folders)

Incomplete transcipts and notes taken by Jonathan Leiss. Bulk of transcipts are for his interviews with Jake Phelps.

Box 1
Phelps, John Julian (Jack) interviews, 2002 July 2-2006 February 6
(12 audiocassettes)
Box 2
Original audio-cassette tape 1 Jake Phelps, 2002 July 2
Box 2
Audio-cassette FL11595-CS-0001
Originial audio-cassette tape 2 Jake Phelps, 2002 July 2-18
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0002
Original audio-cassette tape 3 Jake Phelps, 2002 July 18
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0003
Original audio-cassette tape 4 Jake Phelps, 2002 August 13
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0004
Original audio-cassette tape 5 Jake Phelps, 2002 August 24
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0005
Original audio-cassette tape 6 Jake Phelps, 2004 January 30
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0006
Original audio-cassette tape 7 Jake Phelps, 2004 February 3
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0007
Original audio-cassette tape 8 Jake Phelps, 2004 February 3
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0008
Original audio-cassette tape 9 Jake Phelps, 2006 January 15
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0009
Original audio-cassette tape 10 Jake Phelps, 2006 February 5
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0010
Original audio-cassette tape 11 Jake Phelps, 2006 February 5
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0011
Original audio-cassette tape 12 Jake Phelps, 2006 February 5
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0012
Clement, Howard interview, 2006 February 10
Box 2
Original audio-cassette tape 13 A.J. Howard Clement, 2006 February 10
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0013
Griffith, Bill interview, 2006 February 6
Box 2
Original audio-cassette tape 14 Bill Griffith, 2006 February 6
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0014
King, Wayne interview, 2006 February 8
Box 2
Original audio-cassette tape 15 Wayne King, 2006 February 8
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0015
Manring, Peggy interview, 2006 January 16
Box 2
Original audio-cassette tape 16 Peggy Manring, 2006 January 16
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0016
McKissick, Floyd, Jr. interview, 2006 February 1
Box 2
Original audio-cassette tape 17 Floyd McKissick, Jr., 2006 February 1
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0017
Phelps, Stephen interview, 2006 February 8
Box 2
Original audio-cassette tape 18 Stephen Phelps, 2006 February 8
Box 2
Smith, Trudy Minnear interview, 2006 February 3
Box 2
Original audio-cassette tape 19 Trudy Minnear Smith, 2006 February 3
Box 2
Audio-cassette RL11595-CS-0019
 

Historical Note

Jonathan Leiss is a graduate of Bennington College in Vermont, 2006.


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Provenance

The Jonathan Leiss papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2007 and 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Laurin Penland, February, 2018.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2007-0053 and 2018-0002.