Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection: Series 11: Legal Materials
Scope and Contents of the Series
The series contains legal documents involving Martin Luther King, Jr. and members of his family. Three contracts with King are included, two for speeches at the University of Minnesota and Cheltenham Township Adult School and another to record phonograph records with Southeastern Recording. There is a UK Labour Permit issued in 1961 for his interview on the
Face to Facetelevision program. An order of notice from the probate court in Westport, Connecticut informs King that he was left a contingent bequest by Mary E. Calhoun. Also included is an affidavit where Coretta Scott King appoints Jesse B. Blayton, C.P.A. to represent her in all matters concerning income tax returns for years 1957-1961. The series also contains a power of attorney authorizing Chauncey Eskridge to represent Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta King in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its accompanying papers.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Restrictions on Access
Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in 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 Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder.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.
0.1 Linear feet
Arrangement of the Series
The series is arranged chronologically.
- Blayton, Jesse B., Sr., 1897-1977
- Calhoun, Mary E.
- Cheltenham Township Adult School
- Connecticut -- Westport
- Eskridge, Chauncey, 1917-1988
- King, Alberta Williams, 1903-1974
- King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
- King, Martin Luther, Sr., 1899-1984
- Power of attorney.
- Records and correspondence
- Southeastern Recording Company of America, Inc.
- Tax returns.
- University of Minnesota
- Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
- Series 11: Legal Materials
- Finding Aid prepared by Bridget T. Lerette
- 2008 October
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- Finding aid written in English.