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Civil Rights project [research]

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Jack Willis Collection, 1940s-1983 | FMA Film & Media Archive

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Collection Overview

Title: Jack Willis Collection, 1940s-1983Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1950s-1982

ID: FMA/FMA00022

Primary Creator: Willis, Jack

Extent: 9.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Materials in this collection are organized into 2 series, Series 1: Civil Rights project [research] and Series 2 Civil Rights project [production], with a sub-series: Interview Transcripts. Original order was maintained throughout, where possible.

Date Acquired: 12/09/2014. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Armstrong, James, 1923-2009, Baker, Ella, 1903-1986, Bergman, Walter, Dr., Black nationalism, Bowie, Harry, Branton, Wiley Austin, 1923-1988, Brooks, Joseph, Brooks, Owen H., Brown, Ed, 1941-2011, Bryant, C.C., Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998, Civil Rights-America, Civil rights demonstrations, Collins, Lucretia, Committee on Racial Equality, Doar, John, 1921-2014, Dorsey, L.C. (Lula Clara Warren), 1938-, Fortson, William Candler, 1928-, Gaines, Lorenza, Gilmer, Gloria, Greene, Dewey, Greene, Freddie, Griffin, Yvonne, Hightower, Mary, Hillegas, Jan, Holt, Len, Hunt, Fred, Jackson, Goldie, Jackson, John, Jenkins, Timothy Lionel, 1938-, Johnson, June, Jordan, Florence Kroeger, -1987, Khazan, Jibreel, 1941-, King, C.B. (Chevene Bowers), 1923-1988, King, Ed, Rev., 1936-, Kirksey, Henry J., Ku Klux Klan (1915-), Langford, Charles, Lawrence, Ken, Lewis, John, 1940 February 21, Manning Marable, 1950-2011, Mants, Bob, Martin, Joe, McCain, Franklin, 1941-2014, McCloud, Thomas, Miller, Don, Minor, Ethel, Moore, Amzie, Murtaugh, Arthur, Newsome, Daisy, Nixon, Edgar Daniel, Nobles, Ernest, O'Neal, John, 1940-, Owens, Beulah, Palmer, Hazel, Parks, 1913-2005, Patton, Gwendolyn M., 1943-, Peacock, Wazir, Peck, James, Perdew, Amanda, Perdew, John, 1941-, Price, Georgia, Rich, Marvin, Richmond, David, Shelton, Robert M., Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), Thrasher, Sue, Tillinghast, Muriel, United States-race relations, United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, Urban African Americans--History--20th century, Wasserstrom, Richard A., Williams, Gladys, Williams, Hosea, 1926-, Wise, Gloria, Wise, Jewell, Young, Andrew, 1932-, Zellner, Bob, Zellner, Dorothy

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Materials gathered and produced by the Center for Documentary Media (CFDM) for a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded documentary on the history of the Southern Civil Rights Movement. CFDM was a non-profit production company headed by Jack Willis. The documentary at the center of this collection was never completed. Pre-interviews and interviews conducted for the project exist on 16mm film and are not detailed in this finding aid. For more information about the film associated with this collection, see "Related Materials" below.

Subject/Index Terms

Armstrong, James, 1923-2009
Baker, Ella, 1903-1986
Bergman, Walter, Dr.
Black nationalism
Bowie, Harry
Branton, Wiley Austin, 1923-1988
Brooks, Joseph
Brooks, Owen H.
Brown, Ed, 1941-2011
Bryant, C.C.
Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998
Civil Rights-America
Civil rights demonstrations
Collins, Lucretia
Committee on Racial Equality
Doar, John, 1921-2014
Dorsey, L.C. (Lula Clara Warren), 1938-
Fortson, William Candler, 1928-
Gaines, Lorenza
Gilmer, Gloria
Greene, Dewey
Greene, Freddie
Griffin, Yvonne
Hightower, Mary
Hillegas, Jan
Holt, Len
Hunt, Fred
Jackson, Goldie
Jackson, John
Jenkins, Timothy Lionel, 1938-
Johnson, June
Jordan, Florence Kroeger, -1987
Khazan, Jibreel, 1941-
King, C.B. (Chevene Bowers), 1923-1988
King, Ed, Rev., 1936-
Kirksey, Henry J.
Ku Klux Klan (1915-)
Langford, Charles
Lawrence, Ken
Lewis, John, 1940 February 21
Manning Marable, 1950-2011
Mants, Bob
Martin, Joe
McCain, Franklin, 1941-2014
McCloud, Thomas
Miller, Don
Minor, Ethel
Moore, Amzie
Murtaugh, Arthur
Newsome, Daisy
Nixon, Edgar Daniel
Nobles, Ernest
O'Neal, John, 1940-
Owens, Beulah
Palmer, Hazel
Parks, 1913-2005
Patton, Gwendolyn M., 1943-
Peacock, Wazir
Peck, James
Perdew, Amanda
Perdew, John, 1941-
Price, Georgia
Rich, Marvin
Richmond, David
Shelton, Robert M.
Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Thrasher, Sue
Tillinghast, Muriel
United States-race relations
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Urban African Americans--History--20th century
Wasserstrom, Richard A.
Williams, Gladys
Williams, Hosea, 1926-
Wise, Gloria
Wise, Jewell
Young, Andrew, 1932-
Zellner, Bob
Zellner, Dorothy

Administrative Information

Repository: FMA Film & Media Archive

Accruals: No accruals for paper material are expected at this time.

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Physical Access Note: Due to water damage, some materials are fragile and may need special attention to access.

Acquisition Source: Jack Willis

Acquisition Method: Material was donated by Jack Willis.

Related Materials: The film and audio portions of the Jack Willis Collection are also housed at the Film & Media Archive.  A search for moving image material in the Jack Willis Collection can be done through mavisWeb. For more information please see http://mavisweb.wulib.wustl.edu:81/mavisSearch.

Preferred Citation: [Name of the Collection], Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections.

Processing Information: This collection was processed by FMA Staff in 2015/2016.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was created in October 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: Civil Rights project [research]Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: MFDP - Miss. Freedom Demo Party; Dissertation by Leslie MclemoreAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Highlander Center RecordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Highlander CenterAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Testimony on Voter Registration: Miss. Black PaperAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Blues Singers: Miss. DeltaAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Chaney Family-Fannie Lee; James; BenAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: [Revolution Reprint #7: King Legacy: Reformism and Capitulation]Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Stokeley Carmichael SpeechesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Ms. Rosa ParksAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Allard LowensteinAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Andy Young Resignation-Blacks & JewsAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Fannie Lou HamerAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Robert Williams & Monroe, N.C.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Ann Braden-"Why the Movement...Add to your cart.
Folder 15: RepressionAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: [Mississippi Information]Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Mississippi Freedom Democratic PartyAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: March on WashingtonAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: MississippiAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Communism and Civil RtsAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Recent Events CR.Add to your cart.
Folder 22: CR. HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: March to ColumbiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: MACE-MississippiAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: Americus, Ga-clippings, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Norther Publications; 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Federal Government-HarassmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: "New" South StatisticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Blacks in National Economy (Property of R. Featherstone)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Voter Education Project - Statistics on Voting PatternsAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: [Chapter drafts of In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s by Clayborne Carson, Folder 1 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 32: [Chapter drafts of In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s by Clayborne Carson, Folder 2 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 33: SNCC & Black Power - Dynamics, FBI Clay CarsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Vincent Harding - Articles, esp. MLK & Religious Roots of MovemAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: References / ResearchAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Black Education - Center for - 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Justice Department Civil Rights Discussion - Voting EnforcementAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Ralph Featherstone - speeches, economic theories, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Stokeley CarmichaelAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: John Doar / SiegenthalerAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CBS Index-S. CarmichaelAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: [CBS Civil Rights Programs]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: CBS Index Cards-DemonstrationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: CBS Index Cards-DEMONSTRATIONSAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: [ABC Stock Footage cards]Add to your cart.
Folder 6: CORE Demonstrations-Stock FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: [Malcolm X stock footage]Add to your cart.
Folder 8: A Copies-Hearst Screening 5/12-5/14/80Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Newsreel FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: CBS/Grinberg Screening Schedule Demo. National Conv. 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 11: BBC Stock FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: CBS Footage to Order (copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 13: [CBS stock footage primarily focusing on Democratic National Convention in 1964]Add to your cart.
Folder 14: James Meredith & University of Mississippi-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 15: WSB-TV AtlantaAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: National Archives-FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: NBC-Special ProgramsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: MLK-Bus Boycott(s) Prayer Pilgrimage, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: MARCH on Washington Assorted FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Birmingham Assorted Footage [Folder 1 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Birmingham Assorted Footage [Folder 2 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 22: [Assorted Stock Footage]Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Footage of Special Interest: BirminghamAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: [Northern Activity Support stock footage]Add to your cart.
Folder 25: CBS Assorted Footage: Unscreened [Folder 1 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 26: CBS Assorted Footage: Unscreened [Folder 2 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 27: CBS Index-Demonstrations II ([checkmark]=screened-see notes)Add to your cart.
Folder 28: KKK-Stock Footage assortedAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Florida Integration-50's & 60's Jacksonville, Miami, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Albany, Ga. assorted footageAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: University of Alabama Integration: 1963 & 1956 / Tuskegee DesegregationAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Cambridge, Danville, Gadsen, Louisiana-Summer 1963 (see also March on Wash.)Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Mississippi-65-68Add to your cart.
Folder 34: University of Alabama Wallace vs. Kennedy 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Savannah, Georgia '63 (SCLC)Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Mississippi '64: Murder of Civil Rights WorkersAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Medgar Evers Mississippi 1963 assorted footageAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: New Orleans-'50's & 60's (mostly schools)Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Stock Footage-Worldwide DirectoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Bogalusa-'65 & 66 (CORE, Farmer)Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Mississippi '64: J. Edgar Hoover & FBI on murdersAdd to your cart.
Folder 42: Stock Footage-Black Soldiers-WW II, General 40's-60'sAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: CBS-'64 ConventionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: St. Augustine, Fla Assorted FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Pierce Raffery-Stock FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: [Requested Stock Footage]Add to your cart.
Folder 5: CBS Order & Screening January '82Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Footage ResearchAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Stock Footage SourcesAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Fox Movietone - Freedom Rides Order for ScreeningAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Fox Movietone-Sit-insAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: CBS Index Cards-AlabamaAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Martin L. King-Albany Birmingham nash. Chicago, etc.  See also ShuttlesworthAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: S Footage: Alabama 1965  Selma, Montgomery, Marion, Gadston, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Films OrderedAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: [Notes on films]Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Donnell Library FilmsAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: ABC Meredith March Footage 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Quotes on Life Before 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Audio Tapes-Pacifica, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Music for FILMAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Sherman Grinberg Film LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Grinberg Computer: ScreenedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Grinberg Film Library ComputerAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Army Footage-Tobyhamma  Note: See Instructions. Do not request all of this at one time!Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Malcolm '76 FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: America, Georgia, Albany, Ga.Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Footage of Interest: Alabama '65-66  Selma, Montgomery & March, Loundes Cnty, Gees Bend, Camden, Demopolis, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: St. Augustine & Florida Stock FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: CBS Footage Screened & ordered 2/82Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Civil Rights Activity-Fla, La, Md, etc. (Places we won't cover)Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Mississippi-1965: Ms. Hamer, MFDP, Summer Project Assorted FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: [Assorted Mississippi Footage]Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Segregation Battles-1950's  Hearings, Confrontations, White House statements, etc.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Mississippi-1963 Jackson, Greenwood, EversAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: CBS Index-Demonstrations IIAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: CBS Index Cards-Roy Wilkins...Add to your cart.
Folder 36: CBS Index-James FarmerAdd to your cart.
Folder 37: Stock Footage-Green Bay WisconsinAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: UPI Footage-St. Augustine, MississippiAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: UPI Footage Screened (& ord.)Add to your cart.
Folder 40: [CBS Index Cards on Assorted People]Add to your cart.
Folder 41: CBS Index-Stokeley Carmichael, etc.Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: [NBC Stock Footage]Add to your cart.
Folder 2: NBC Stock NOT ordered, misc.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: [NBC Stock Footage Ordered]Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Selma assorted footageAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Meredith March [Folder 1 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Meredith March [Folder 2 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: FBI Documents-Freedom Rides "Smoking Gun File"Add to your cart.
Folder 8: NBC Stock Footage not screened, misc.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: The 1950's: Little Rock, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Emmett Tille assorted footage [Folder 1 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 10: The 1950's: Little Rock, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Emmett Tille assorted footage [Folder 2 of 2]Add to your cart.
Folder 11: [Fox Movietone license agreement and correspondence]Add to your cart.
Folder 12: [Fox Movietone assorted stock footage]Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Movietone Stock FootageAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: [Wilmington 10 newspaper articles]Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Stock Footage: March on Washington 8/28/63Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Stock Footage-gen. atmosphere, mood, conditionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: John & Robert Kennedy UPIAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Footage Coded-ImportantAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Sit-ins - miscellaneous footage, unscreenedAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Emmett Till Case, Mississippi in 1950'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: Freedom Rides-assorted footage unscreenedAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: [Assorted Stock Footage, stock footage gathered for America, They Loved You Madly]Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous 50's & 60's footage & newsreelAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: CORE-lator CopiesAdd to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Index Cards: Southern Contracts, Significant dates, chronologies, tidbitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Freedom Rides - (see other files & Rowe & Bergman)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Freedom RidesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Mississippi Summer Project  Running Summary of IncidentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Black Leadership recent articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: SNCC Mailing ListAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: SCLC-Black Power  A DissertationAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Documentation Project  Howard UniversityAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Chronology of Events 1960-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Urban Rebellions-1960'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Urban Rebellions / RepressionAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: FBI  See also Bergman FileAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: RepressionAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Birmingham ChronologyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Greensboro, N.C.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: NationalismAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Southern Reactionary Ideology  The RadicalsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: KKK Activity / SLCC Response (Recent, Present)Add to your cart.
Folder 19: FBI Documents - Freedom Rides "Smoking Gun File"Add to your cart.
Folder 20: FBI Letters to ML KingAdd to your cart.
Folder 21: FBI Report - NYC OfficeAdd to your cart.
Folder 22: Federal GovernmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 23: Gary Thomas RoweAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Marion Barry 1972 [interview transcript]Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Sit-ins 1960'sAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: The Other American Revolution: A Brief History of the Struggle for Black FreedomAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Tom Hayden essayAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Ralph Featherstone position papersAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: James FormanAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Vincent Harding articles & speechesAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Cleveland Sellers speechAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: MFDP ConventionAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Mississippi Summer Project  Running Summary of incidentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: Marable on M.L. KingAdd to your cart.

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