The Committee on Civil Rights Fundraising Letter, 1961

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Source

MHC Archives

Title

The Committee on Civil Rights Fundraising Letter, 1961

Description

This letter shows that the Committee on Civil Rights worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in their fundraising efforts, specifically mentioning the group’s involvement in voter registration activism. Signed by the organizers of the group, it was sent to Mr. Ben L. Reid, who was an English professor at the college. A note in pencil indicates that he sent the Committee a $10 check (equivalent to about $85 in 2019) on November 11th, 1961. Their stated goal was to raise $800 (equivalent to about $6,000 in 2019).

Creator

Anne Martin

Date

November 2, 1961

Contributor

Marion Fitch, Sandra Kenyon, Jean Mammon, Marilyn Kirk, Stephanie Krass

Format

Paper

Language

English

Type

Letter

Identifier

case03_votes_002

Files

OCR CCR Fundraising.pdf

Collection

Citation

Anne Martin, “The Committee on Civil Rights Fundraising Letter, 1961,” Digital Exhibits of the Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 13, 2019, https://ascdc.mtholyoke.edu/items/show/3799.

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