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Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Subseries 1.3: Correspondence: Condolences and Letters Received After Assassination

 Series
Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131f

Scope and Contents of the Subseries

The subseries contains letters, cards and telegrams received after the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The bulk of the material is from April 1968, directly after the Assassination, and is addressed to Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King, Sr., the King family, Ralph Abernathy and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. A small amount of letters and telegrams are dated from 1968-1969 and relate primarily to Coretta Scott King's speaking and travel schedule. Also included is the form letter sent by SCLC to respond to condolences as well as adverse mail received after Dr. King's death.

Dates

  • 1968-1969

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in the Archives and Special Collections of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Restrictions on Use

All documents in this collection either are protected by copyright or are the property Morehouse College, and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. Permission to consult the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection does not automatically include permission to publish from the Collection. Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder. Requests for permission to publish any of Dr. King’s copyrighted speeches, sermons, books or other writings, in whole or in part, shall be addressed to Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., 449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312.

Extent

1.2 linear feet

Arrangement of the Subseries

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by sender.

Separated Materials

Photographs separated to appropriate housing in Series 13: Photographs.
Title
Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
Subtitle
Subseries 1.3: Correspondence: Condolences and Letters Received After Assassination
Author
Finding aid prepared by Courtney Chartier
Date
2008 October
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written inEnglish.

Repository Details

Part of the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Repository

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