Guide to the Larry Rubin Papers, 1961-2010
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Audio and video of meetings and activities of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Georgia recorded by Larry Rubin in the early 1960s; audio letters from Larry Rubin to his parents from Georgia in the early 1960s; Rubin's radio program, "Revolution in Georgia," created at Antioch College in the early 1960s; two video documentaries of the movement in Georgia featuring Rubin; two programs commemorating SNCC, dating from 2003 and 2010; papers relating to the arrest of Rubin and other SNCC/COFO members in Mississippi in 1964 for hauling books to Freedom Schools.
- Collection Number
- Larry Rubin papers
- Rubin, Larry, 1942-
- 29 items, 1 Linear Feet
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
The collection contains six audio reels, with CD user copies, for Larry Rubin's Antioch College radio program, "Revolution in Georgia"; 18 audiocassette tapes containing recordings Rubin made in Georgia in the early 1960s (originally recorded on audio reels), of SNCC meetings and audio letters home; and three VHS videocassettes, including transferred 8mm film Rubin shot in Albany, Georgia in 1962-1963. Also includes papers that document SNCC involvement in 1964 in Mississippi and commemorative SNCC and COFO programs in the 2000s.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Larry Rubin Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Papers series contains reports, letters, and clippings relating to Rubin's arrest, along with other SNCC/COFO organizers in Mississippi in 1964. They were attempting to haul books to Freedom Schools; their subsequent arrest is referred to here as the "Book Bust." The papers also include two programs commemorating SNCC and COFO in 2003 and 2010.
Photocopies of COFO report. Re: Larry Rubin's field report, it's almost identical to COFO report. Rubin discarded the original and re-typed the report as part of larger project for Antioch College.
Larry Rubin is a journalist, advocate, organizer, and public relations specialist working in the labor movement. Rubin worked in Georgia and Mississippi with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee from 1961 to 1965, registering voters, taking depositions from those who were denied their right to vote, and organizing and participating in sit-ins and boycotts, as well as supporting unionization efforts. In 1963-1964 he worked on the Mississippi Summer Project. As a student at Antioch College, Rubin shared his experiences in the Civil Rights Movement in the Deep South via a radio show employing the recordings in this collection, which he had made in Georgia and Mississippi of SNCC meetings and other events.
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- Albany (Ga.)
- Civil rights movements -- Georgia
- Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
The Larry Rubin Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2016 and 2018.
Processed by Craig Breaden, April 2016. Updated by Laurin Penland, April 2018.
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0019, 2018-0029.