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Collection Number: 04928

Collection Title: Alan McSurely Papers, 1928-1985 (bulk 1960s-1980s)

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Size About 12,800 items (13.0 linear feet)
Abstract Lawyer Alan McSurely of Chapel Hill, N.C., was born in 1936 in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During the 1960s and 1970s, he and his wife, Margaret McSurely, worked with a number of organizations endeavoring to eliminate poverty, bring about an end to segregation, and organize workers in labor disputes. The collection is comprised of correspondence, legal documents, photographs, and publications pertaining to Alan and Margaret McSurely's work with civil rights and labor organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. Among these groups were the Southern Conference Educational Fund, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (formerly known as the Student National Coordinating Committee), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Included are numerous documents concerning the McSurelys' 1967 arrest for sedition in Kentucky; their 1969 arrest for contempt of Congress; and their legal battles and appeals, which continued until the 1980s. The McSurelys were ultimately freed in both arrests and won a damage suit in 1983 against those who had arrested them. Also included are photocopies of materials relating to Drew Pearson that the McSurelys collected for the relevance to their own legal battles.
Creator McSurely, Alan, 1936-
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Alan McSurely Papers, #4928, Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the African American Resources Collection of North Carolina Central University.
Provenance
Received from, and held jointly with, North Carolina Center for the Study of Black History, North Carolina Central University, in April 1998 (Acc. 98079).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Lawyer Alan McSurely of Chapel Hill, N.C., was born in 1936 in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1959. During the 1960s, he and his wife, Margaret McSurely, worked with a number of organizations in Kentucky and other states that endeavored to eliminate poverty, bring about an end to segregation, and organize workers in labor disputes. Included among these were the United Planning Organization, Appalachian Volunteers, CORE, SCEF, Mississippi Freedom, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

Because of their association with organizations such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Conference Educational Fund, the McSurelys captured the attention of the FBI. Their political views and organizing work made them the subjects of an extensive investigation in the late 1960s. As a result, they were labeled as radicals and accused of holding memberships in communist organizations. Such accusations and suspicions led to a 1967 raid on the McSurelys' Kentucky home and the seizure of numerous books and other materials. Alan and Margaret McSurely were arrested for sedition, an event that marked the beginning of a lengthy battle in the courts.

Through an order handed down by the United States Circuit Court in 1968, the McSurelys succeeded in reclaiming their seized property, which was later subpoenaed again. The following year, the McSurelys appeared before the McClellan Subcommittee of the United States Senate and were charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over the materials. They were tried and convicted in 1970, but the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned their convictions in 1972. In 1983, a jury awarded the McSurelys more than a million dollars in damages for the violation of their constitutional rights.

Alan McSurely has practiced law in Chapel Hill, N.C., earning a reputation as a legal advocate for many in the African American community and for his handling of numerous controversial cases dealing with matters such as civil rights and labor disputes.

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The collection is comprised of correspondence, legal documents, photographs, and publications pertaining to Alan McSurely's and Margaret McSurely's work with civil rights and labor organizations in the 1960s and 1970s. Among these groups were the Southern Conference Educational Fund, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (formerly known as the Student National Coordinating Committee), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Included are numerous documents concerning the McSurelys' 1967 arrest for sedition in Kentucky; their 1969 arrest for contempt of Congress; and their legal battles and appeals, which continued until the 1980s. The McSurelys were ultimately freed in both arrests and won a damage suit in 1983 against those who had arrested them. Also included are photocopies of materials relating to Drew Pearson that the McSurelys collected for the relevance to their own legal battles.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. General Correspondence, 1962-1982 and undated.

About 100 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence of Alan and Margaret McSurely. Included are letters of support from friends, family members, and other individuals who worked with the McSurelys in Pikeville, Ky. These materials pertain to the McSurelys' legal battles and court trials. There are copies of letters from the McSurelys describing their political beliefs and work. Also included are letters from Anne Braden, a leader of the Southern Conference Educational Fund, and letters from Karen Mulloy and Joseph Mulloy, fellow poverty workers of the McSurelys.

Folder 1

1962-1968 #04928, Series: "1. General Correspondence, 1962-1982 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1969-1970 #04928, Series: "1. General Correspondence, 1962-1982 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1971 #04928, Series: "1. General Correspondence, 1962-1982 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1972-1978 #04928, Series: "1. General Correspondence, 1962-1982 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1979-1982 #04928, Series: "1. General Correspondence, 1962-1982 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

Undated #04928, Series: "1. General Correspondence, 1962-1982 and undated." Folder 6

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Legal Materials, 1958-1985 and undated.

About 11,000 items.

Legal correspondence, court documents, Federal Bureau of Investigation surveillance files, and papers relating to Drew Pearson. There are court documents from various legal cases in which the McSurelys were either defendants or plaintiffs. Included are numerous copies of materials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation that the McSurelys obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.

Note that original file folder titles have, for the most part, been retained.

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated.

About 500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence with attorneys and government officials regarding legal matters. There is correspondence pertaining to McSurely v. Ratliff, in which the McSurelys attempted to get back personal property that was seized in Kentucky. There are also letters from various members, staff, and counsel of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, including subcommittee chair John L. McClellan.

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1964-1966 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 7

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1967 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 8-10

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1968 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 11-12

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1969 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 13-15

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1970 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1971 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1972 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1975-1978 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20-21

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Folder 21

1979 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 20-21

Folder 22

1980 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1982-1983 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

1984-1986 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

Payment and fees for jury work, 1982-1985 #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

Undated #04928, Subseries: "2.1. Legal Correspondence, 1964-1985 and undated." Folder 26

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated.

About 3,000 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Copies of subpoenas, depositions, civil action complaints, motions, and other documents for a number of cases. These materials concern charges of sedition against the McSurelys in Kentucky, as well as their charges for contempt of Congress. Other materials pertain to the McSurelys' civil counter-suits.

Folder 27-59

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Folder 59

United States v. McSurely, 1967-1970 #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 27-59

Folder 60

Ratliff's testimony at criminal trial #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61

Biographies: Alan and Margaret McSurely #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 61

Folder 62-72B

Folder 62

McSurely v. McClellan, 1972-1985 #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 62-72B

Folder 73-84B

Folder 73

McSurely v. Ratliff #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 73-84B

Folder 85-89

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Folder 89

McSurely v. Hutchison #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 85-89

Folder 90

McSurely v. McAdams: Civil subpoena for William Webster, 4 June 1979 #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 90

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Folder 116

McSurely v. McAdams, 1979-1982 #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 91-116

Folder 117

McSurely v. Federal Bureau of Investigations, 1981-1982 #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 117

Folder 118-A

Miscellaneous deposition materials, notes, etc. #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 118-A

Folder 118-B

Senate resolutions, 1967-1969 #04928, Subseries: "2.2. Court Documents, 1967-1985 and undated." Folder 118-B

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3. FBI Surveillance Files, 1958-1979 and undated.

About 6,500 items

Copies of files pertaining to Alan and Margaret McSurely. These were gathered and maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's headquarters and regional offices. Included are copies of correspondence, reports, and clippings concerning the organizing work and activities of the McSurelys and other individuals, including Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown. There are also surveillance materials pertaining to organizations such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Southern Conference Educational Fund, and the Black Panthers. These materials were obtained by Alan and Margaret McSurely through the Freedom of Information Act.

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About 5,000 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Copies of files pertaining to Alan and Margaret McSurely that are responsive to interrogatories. Included are copies of correspondence, reports, and clippings. These materials were obtained by Alan and Margaret McSurely through the Freedom of Information Act. However, there is no information provided about the origin of the various interrogatories or the cases to which they pertain.

Folder 119

Excised copy: Interrogatories 1-2 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 119

Folder 120

Documents responsive to interrogatory #5 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 120

Folder 121

Documents responsive to interrogatory #6 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 121

Folder 122

Documents responsive to interrogatories #6 and #9, 3 March-6 June 1967 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 122

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Documents responsive to interrogatory #7 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 123-186

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Documents responsive to interrogatory #10 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 187-192

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Documents responsive to interrogatory #12 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 193-197

Folder 198

Documents responsive to interrogatory #19 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 198

Folder 199-203

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Documents responsive to interrogatory #21 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 199-203

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Documents responsive to interrogatory #22 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 204-205

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Documents responsive to interrogatory #23 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 206-210

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Documents responsive to interrogatory #26 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.1. Documents Responsive to Interrogatories, 1964-1975 " Folder 211

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975

About 1,500 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Copies of files pertaining to Alan and Margaret McSurely, which are not responsive to interrogatories. Included are copies of correspondence, reports, and clippings. These materials were obtained by Alan and Margaret McSurely through the Freedom of Information Act.

Folder 212

Amended pages: Alan McSurely security matter #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 212

Folder 213

Amended pages: Bureau 105-164714: McSurely #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 213

Folder 214

Amended pages: Louisville see references: Item #7 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 214

Folder 215

Amended pages: 100-10355 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 215

Folder 216

Complaint: Freedom of Information Act #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 216

Folder 217-218

Folder 217

Folder 218

Counterintelligence program: Black nationalist hate groups #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 217-218

Folder 219

Documents from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: Stokely Carmichael #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 219

Folder 220-221

Folder 220

Folder 221

Dynamiting vicinity of McSurelys' Home, 13 December 1968-31 January 1969 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 220-221

Folder 222-223

Folder 222

Folder 223

Federal Bureau of Investigation report, 24 July 1969 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 222-223

Folder 224-225

Folder 224

Folder 225

Federal Bureau of Investigation report, 8 July 1967-24 July 1969 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 224-225

Folder 226

Federal Bureau of Investigation report, 29 July 1969-31 December 1970 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 226

Folder 227

Miscellaneous FBI files #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 227

Folder 228

Files regarding U.S. v. McSurely, 1971-1975 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 228

Folder 229

Files from United States deputy attorney general, 1967-1972 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 229

Folder 230-231

Folder 230

Folder 231

Kentucky file, 3 February-24 July 1969 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 230-231

Folder 232

Louisville file, 100-4604 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 232

Folder 233

Documents from Louisville office: Non-prosecutive summary #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 233

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Folder 236

Louisville files: Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, 1967-1973 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 234-236

Folder 237-239

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Folder 239

Louisville report: Southern Conference Educational Fund: Serial 1809 #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 237-239

Folder 240-246

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Student National Coordinating Committee #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 240-246

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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee: Memphis office #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 247

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Folder 249

Surveillance reports: Groups and individuals #04928, Subseries: "2.3.2. Miscellaneous FBI Files, 1964-1975 " Folder 248-249

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subseries 2.4. Drew Pearson Papers, 1958-1979 and undated.

About 300 items.

Arrangement: by subject.

Copies of a small quantity of materials from the Drew Pearson Papers, which are apparently housed at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library in Austin, Tex. The provenance of these papers is not clear, although it appears that they were acquired by the McSurelys with respect to their legal troubles.

Folder 250

Photocopied clipping: "The Last Wills and Testaments of Drew Pearson" #04928, Subseries: "2.4. Drew Pearson Papers, 1958-1979 and undated." Folder 250

Folder 251-253

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Folder 253

Civil rights #04928, Subseries: "2.4. Drew Pearson Papers, 1958-1979 and undated." Folder 251-253

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Diary excerpts and testimony #04928, Subseries: "2.4. Drew Pearson Papers, 1958-1979 and undated." Folder 254

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Mississippi, 1958-1964 #04928, Subseries: "2.4. Drew Pearson Papers, 1958-1979 and undated." Folder 255-258

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Mississippi IV: Freedom Democratic Party #04928, Subseries: "2.4. Drew Pearson Papers, 1958-1979 and undated." Folder 259

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Folder 260

Folder 261

Mississippi Democratic Party notes #04928, Subseries: "2.4. Drew Pearson Papers, 1958-1979 and undated." Folder 260-261

Folder 262-263

Folder 262

Folder 263

Miscellaneous materials #04928, Subseries: "2.4. Drew Pearson Papers, 1958-1979 and undated." Folder 262-263

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated.

About 1,500 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical.

Materials pertaining to various political groups and labor organizations with which the McSurelys were affiliated. Included are items from entities such as the Southern Conference Educational Fund, United Mine Workers of America, and the National Anti-Klan Network. The majority of materials are newsletters and related publications of these organizations. Although the McSurelys were not affiliated with the National Independent Coal Operators Association, there are a significant number of items pertaining to this organization, including minutes of meetings, copies of correspondence, and reports.

Folder 264

AFL-CIO News, 3 April 1976 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 264

Folder 265

Alliance for Labor and Community Action, 1978 and undated #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 265

Folder 266

American Federation of Teachers #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 266

Folder 267

American Postal Workers Union #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 267

Folder 268

Baltimore Coalition to Stop Unemployment #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 268

Folder 269

Buffalo Workers' Movement newsletter, May 1978 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 269

Folder 270

Campaign for Political Rights: Organizing notes and organizing guide, 1979 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 270

Folder 271

Citizens to Abolish Strip Mining, Inc., February 1972 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 271

Folder 272

Coal Patrol/Crossroads Newsletter, July-August 1978 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 272

Folder 273

Committee for Poor People: Voice for Jobs and Justice, undated #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 273

Folder 274

Committee for Marxist Education: "The University and Social Change", 1974 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 274

Folder 275

Communist Labor Party of the United States of North America: People's Tribune, 1981 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 275

Folder 276

Communist Workers Party, USA: Workers Viewpoint, 1981 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 276

Folder 277

Coalition to Get Rid of Earl Silbert, [197?] #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 277

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Council of the Southern Mountains: Mountain Life and Work, 1974-1978 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 278-281

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DC Line of March Committee, 1981 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 282

Folder 283

Grand Jury Project: Quash: Newsletter of the Grand Jury Project, 1981 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 283

Folder 284

Greensboro Justice Fund newsletter, 1981 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 284

Folder 285

Gulf Coast Pulpwood Association: Labor songs, undated #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 285

Folder 286

Intercommunal Survival Committee: Keep Strong, July 1977 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 286

Folder 287

Mined-Land Conservation Conference: New Uses for Good Earth, undated #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 287

Folder 288

Movement for Economic Justice: Just Economics, 1975 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 288

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National Anti-Klan Network, 1980-1983 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 289-290

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National Independent Coal Operators Association, 1964-1969 and undated #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 291-300

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New York Friends of the Black Lung Association, [1972?] #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 301

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People's Appalachian Research Collective: People's Appalachia, 1971 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 302

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Political organ of the Puerto Rican National Left Movement, Obreros en Marcha, 1980 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 303

Folder 304

Poor People's Corporation: Minutes, 1965 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 304

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Progressive Labor Party: Progressive Labor, 1968 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 305

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Scholarship, Education & Defense Fund for Racial Equality, 1969 and 1971 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 306

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Sojourner Truth Organization: Urgent Tasks: Journal of the Revolutionary Left, 1981 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 307

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Southern Activists: Accurate History, undated #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 308

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Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1967-1970 and undated #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 309-311

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Southern Equal Rights Congress, 1980 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 312

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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1964 and 1968 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 313

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Unemployment Council of Philadelphia, undated #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 314

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Folder 319

Folder 320

United Mine Workers of America, 1968-1974 and undated #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 315-320

Folder 321-323

Folder 321

Folder 322

Folder 323

Miscellaneous organizations, 1970-1974 #04928, Series: "3. Political Groups and Labor Organizations, 1966-1981 and undated." Folder 321-323

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Writings and Speeches, 1928-1980 and undated.

About 150 items.

Writings and speeches by Alan and Margaret McSurely and others. Included is a booklet entitled The Right to Privacy, which contains an article by Margaret McSurely documenting the history of the couple's legal troubles. The article includes a description of the 1968 dynamiting of the McSurely's home in rural Pike County, Ky. There is also a speech by Joseph Mulloy, an organizer who worked with the McSurelys in Kentucky.

Folder 325

Writings by Alan and Margaret McSurely, 1969-1979 and undated #04928, Series: "4. Writings and Speeches, 1928-1980 and undated." Folder 325

Folder 326-328

Folder 326

Folder 327

Folder 328

Writings by others, 1928-1984 and undated #04928, Series: "4. Writings and Speeches, 1928-1980 and undated." Folder 326-328

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 5. Clippings, 1967-1977 and undated.

About 50 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Original and photocopied clippings concerning the McSurelys and their legal battles. Included is a photocopy of an article published in The New York Times Magazine entitled "The Senate v. Alan and Margaret McSurely."

Folder 329

Clippings: Originals, 1967-1977 and undated #04928, Series: "5. Clippings, 1967-1977 and undated." Folder 329

Folder 330

Clippings: Photocopies, 1967-1971 and undated #04928, Series: "5. Clippings, 1967-1977 and undated." Folder 330

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 6. Photographs, undated.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Separated items include photographs (P-4928).

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Processing Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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