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Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 6: Southern Christian Leadership Conference Organizational Records

Identifier: 0000-0000-0000-0131l

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The series is comprised of papers about the administrative, social and programmatic functions of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), including planning documents related to SCLC annual meetings, conferences and staff retreats; SCLC divisions Operation Breadbasket, the Citizen Education Project (CEP), the Spring Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and the Summer Community Organization and Political Education Project (SCOPE); projects in Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Wilcox County, Alabama, St. Augustine, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, Cleveland, Ohio, Atlanta and Albany, Georgia; the Meredith Mississippi March; the Pacem in Terris II conference; the People to People Tour; Dr. King’s Nobel Peace Prize and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Items related directly to the organization of SCLC include correspondence and memoranda; personnel records; financial records; mail and telephone logs; travel and office policy documents. There are eighteen stenographer’s notebooks containing shorthand notes written primarily by Dora E. McDonald. The series also includes printed material produced by SCLC and other related organizations.


  • Creation: 1957-1971


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in the Archives and Special Collections Department 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 Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder.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.


14 Linear feet

Arrangement of the Series

This series is arranged into 5 subseries: 1. Office files; 2. Correspondence; 3. Financial records; 4. Steno notebooks; 5. Printed materials.

Separated Materials

Newsprint and oversize items separated to appropriate housing.

Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr., Collection
Series 6: Southern Christian Leadership Conference Organizational Records
Finding aid prepared by Courtney Chartier
2009 September
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

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


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