March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom Pledge Card, 1963

331521
Date
1963
Collection
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Description
Mail-in participation pledge for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963.
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text

CORE National Council Meeting Flier, February 11 and 12, 1961

331522
Date
1961-02-11
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Description
Flier detailing the mission and purpose of upcoming CORE National Council meeting in Lexington, Kentucky.
Type
text

Memorandum from CORE, Report of Lunch Counter Demonstrations, December 8, 1960

331523
Date
1960-12-08
Collection
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Description
Memo from CORE outlining locations of recent demonstrations against lunch counter segregation across the South.
Type
text

Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

331519
Date
1960-05
Collection
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Description
A booklet published by the Congress of Racial Equality with an introduction by Lillian Smith. It consists of six stories written by young people involved with sit-ins and other non-violent demonstrations across the United States. Patricia Stephens Due, a Tallahassee civil rights activist who was jai...
Type
text

This is CORE Pamphlet, ca. 1957

331539
Date
1957
Collection
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Description
A pamphlet about the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) describing different CORE tactics for non-violent direct action, the principles of CORE, the structure of National CORE, what National CORE does, the structure of local CORE chapters, how someone can join CORE and how CORE is financed.
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text

"Scrapbook" by American Friends Service Committee, April 1960

331527
Date
1960-04
Collection
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Description
"Scrapbook" newsletter, Volume 15, Number 7, on the topics of picketing, forms of civil disobedience and civil defense tactics. The envelope indicates that the newsletter was sent from Richard Hiler to Patricia Stephens.
Type
text

Memo from Gordon R. Carey to Local CORE Groups, December 7, 1960

331533
Date
1960-12-07
Collection
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Description
Memo from CORE Field Director Gordon R. Carey to local CORE groups concerning desegregation of bus terminal restaurants. He discusses activity of select CORE field secretaries, including Jim McCain, Thomas Gaither, Genevieve Hughes and Richard Haley.
Type
text

New Release Including Florida's Response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination, 1968

332196
Date
1968-04-09
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Description
New release describing how Floridians and other Americans responded to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and information about King's funeral and who was attending. There is also other Florida news about Governor Claude Kirk being sued by J. A. Maloney; Floridians fighting in the Vietnam W...
Type
text

Memorandum from CORE, Report of Cities with New Lunch Counters, December 8, 1960

331524
Date
1960-12-08
Collection
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Description
CORE memo reporting the cities in the United States where new lunch counters have opened since February 1, 1960. A total of 126 lunch counters opened.
Type
text

Letter from James R. Robinson to Lottie Houston and Marion Hamilton, April 3, 1960

331502
Date
1960-04-03
Collection
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Description
Letter from James R. Robinson, executive secretary of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), to Lottie Houston and Marion Hamilton, the mother and stepfather of Patricia and Priscilla Stephens, detailing the importance of the sisters' activism, explaining his time in jail and providing clippings ab...
Type
text

Nonviolence in Theory and in Action, Congress of Racial Equality, Miami, 1960

331505
Date
1960
Collection
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Description
Promotional brochure describing the purpose of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Interracial Training Institute and nonviolent demonstration methods and requesting donations. The institute was held in Miami from August 14 to September 5, 1960.
Type
text

Letter from NAACP Secretary Walter White to Governor Sholtz, 1934

324341
Date
1934-10-30
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Correspondence on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna.
Type
text

Telegram from Walter White to Governor Sholtz on imminent lynching of Claude Neal, 1934

324346
Date
1934-10-26
Collection
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Description
Letter from NAACP Secretary Walter White to Governor David Sholtz informing him of imminent lynching of Claude Neal in Greenwood, 1934
Type
text

Advertisement for Congress of Racial Equality's Jazz Album, ca.1960

331520
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Brochure advertising CORE's all-star jazz 2-record album for half the price. Proceeds from sales help the CORE treasury to help bail out jailed demonstrators, conduct CORE workshops and organize African-American voter registration drives.
Type
text

CORE Rules for Action Pamphlet, ca. 1957

331540
Date
1957
Collection
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Description
A pamphlet about the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and their principle of non-violent direct action that includes guarantees of the individual to the group and guarantees from the local group to the individual.
Type
text

Miami Interracial Action Institute Summary and Evaluation, 1959

331508
Date
1959
Collection
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Description
This report contains a summary of action at the institute written by Susan Boden. She writes about institute members testing Miami lunch counters, movie theaters and public transportation to see if African-American Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) members would be served. Sit-ins were held at Jack...
Type
text

Memorandum from Charles R. Oldham to CORE Group Leaders and Students, December 15, 1960

331534
Date
1960-12-15
Collection
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Description
CORE memo from Charles R. Oldham, national chairman, discussing white sit-in demonstrator Richard Parker being arrested during a picket line at McCrory's in Tallahassee; information about discrimination in Tennessee by local distributors of Wonderbread and Sealtest Milk against African-American regi...
Type
text

Phrenological Character Reading of George Franklin Drew, 1867

332316
Date
1867-03-11
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Report describing the phrenological reading of George Franklin Drew, Florida industrialist and businessman, and governor from 1887 to 1881. The reading was conducted by phrenologist Nelson Sizer of the Fowler and Wells Phrenological Cabinet at 389 Broadway in New York City on March 11, 1867.
Type
text

CORE-lator Newsletter, April 1960

331509
Date
1960-04
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
CORE-lator newsletter, number 81 outlining newly formed Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) chapters across the United States, recent arrests and updates about CORE's work across the country. "Letter From A Jailed Student" was written by Tallahassee civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due while s...
Type
text

Letter from NAACP to Governor Sholtz on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna, 1934

324344
Date
1934-11-22
Collection
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Description
Correspondence on the lynching of Claude Neal in Marianna.
Type
text

Wake Up America: Will This Happen Here?

326750
Date
1950
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier describing the threat of communism to the United States including a list of "organizations serving the Community cause." Readers are encouraged to act quickly to fight communism.
Type
text

N.A.A.C.P. Mass Meeting for "Freedom Now" Flier, June 5, 1960

331517
Date
1960-06-05
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A flier for an NAACP meeting with speakers Ezell Blair Jr., Patricia Stephens and Bernard Lee. The topic was "Freedom Now" and each speaker was actively participating in the civil rights movement at the time. Tallahassee civil rights activist Patricia Stephens was to speak about her experience servi...
Type
text

Advertisement for the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway's "Waycross Short Line," 1883

298139
Date
1883
Collection
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Description
Advertisement for the Savannah, Florida & Western Railway's "Waycross Short Line," which connected a number of railroads coming from the north and west with Jacksonville. The ad also mentions connections with the South Florida Railroad. Printed on an unnumbered page following page 6 of Charles Henry...
Type
text

Atlantic Coast Line Vestibuled Train to Florida, 1887

324354
Date
1887
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Pamphlet for the luxury vestibuled train cars to begin on the Atlantic Coast Line in 1888. Includes illustrations of the interiors of several cars. Pamphlet has a cropped corner, but loses no information.
Type
text

Be a Cadet Nurse, the Girl with a Future - poster

297608
Date
1943
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Poster encouraging women to sign up to join the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Distributed by the United States Office of War Information.
Type
text

Advertisement for the Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company's Line of Automobiles, 1909

305319
Date
1909-01-01
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Advertisement for the Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company of Tarrytown, New York. An illustration of the company's touring car model is shown, but details are also given about the comapny's runabout and "doctor" models. Ad printed on page LXXV of the 1909 edition of the World Almanac and Encyclopedia.
Type
text

Brochure for the St. Clair Hotel at Green Cove Springs, [1890]

297567
Date
1890
Collection
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Description
Booklet describing the St. Clair Hotel at Green Cove Springs in Clay County, Florida. Daily room rates, accommodations, optional excursions, activities, bathing facilities, and the character of the region and climate are discussed. The environment and the mineral-infused waters of the springs are re...
Type
text

The Sau-Ah-Brah Bureau of Oriental Entertainment at the Florida Chautauqua

212385
Date
1885
Collection
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Description
This is a two part advertisement for the Florida Chautauqua at DeFuniak Springs (Feb. 12-14, 1885 at 8 p.m.). The first sheet (Side A) is the announcement of the entire change of program for the 3 nights. Sides B and C have a more complete description of the new kind of entertainment to be presented...
Type
text

Fellowship of Reconciliation Flier, ca. 1960

331532
Date
1960
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
Flier from the Fellowship of Reconciliation outlining the mission of the organization and the tactics of non-violence used by the group.
Type
text

The Core of the Matter Newsletter, May 25, 1961

326749
Date
1961-05-25
Collection
Selected Documents
Description
A newsletter published jointly by the Inter Civic Council, Inc., Tallahassee NAACP, and The Tallahassee CORE (Congress on Racial Equality) about civil rights acitivites happening around Tallahassee. The text includes information about hunger strikes and boycotts taking place locally. At the end of t...
Type
text

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