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Collection Number: 03830

Collection Title: Marion A. Wright Papers, 1912-1982

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Size 22.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 18,500 items)
Abstract Marion Allan Wright (1894-1983) of South Carolina was an attorney, author, member of the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union, and civil rights supporter. Chiefly correspondence, financial and legal materials, speeches and writings, subject files, and other papers relating to the Southern Regional Council, 1951-1971; Penn Community Services, 1947-1965; and North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty, 1964-1971. The papers document Wright's association with these organizations and his interest in human rights, desegregation, the abolition of the death penalty, and civil liberties. Correspondents include Guy B. Johnson, James McBride Dabbs, Raymond Wheeler, Benjamin Mayo, Paul E. Green, and Wright's wife, Alice Spearman Wright.
Creator Wright, Marion A. (Marion Allan), 1894-1983.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
Retained by the writers and by the descendants of writers of items in these papers, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Marion A. Wright Papers #3830, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
The first accession was received from Marion Allan Wright, of "Topknot," Linville Falls, N.C., in October 1971. Nine more accessions from Wright were received between 1973 and 1977. In March 1979, two gifts from Arnold Shankman of Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S.C., were added. The final accession was received from Mrs. Marion Wright (Alice N. Spearman) in August 1983.
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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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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18 January 1894 Born in Johnston, South Carolina

1910-1914 Attended the University of South Carolina (did not receive degree)

1912-1919 Witnessed South Carolina's first 16 executions by electrocution, as a reporter for the Columbia Record

1914-1915 Taught in the public schools of Winston Salem, North Carolina

1916 Married Lelia Hauser

1919 Received a law degree from the University of South Carolina

1919-1947 Practiced corporate law in Conway, South Carolina

1937-1943 Served as chairman of the Illiteracy Commission

1941-1945 Served as a member of the Enemy Alien Board for South Carolina

1947-1963 Served as board member (1947-1957) and board chairman (1957-1963) of the Penn Community Services, Inc., Frogmore, St. Helena Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina

1948 Moved to Linville Falls, North Carolina

1951-1958 Served as president of the Southern Regional Council

1958-1965 Served as vice-president of the Southern Regional Council

1967 Founded and served as first president of the North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty

1969 Married Alice Norwood Spearman after having been a widower for 13 years

1978 Publication of Human Rights Odyssey, which won the Lillian Smith Award for nonfiction from the Southern Regional Council

1980 Received honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina

14 February 1983 Died at Crossnore, North Carolina

(See also the interview of Wright by Arnold Shankman and biographical materials on Wright in Series 6.)

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The papers of Marion Allan Wright (1894-1983) consist chiefly of correspondence, but also include speeches, writings, printed material, financial records, a few photographs, and other material. The oldest items are copies of articles which concern the first executions by electrocution in South Carolina, written by Wright for the Columbia Record in 1912. The most recent items include correspondence to and from family members and associates. The bulk of the material dates from between 1960 and 1975, and concerns the abolition of the death penalty, civil rights, and Wright's activities on the boards of the Southern Regional Council and Penn Community Services, Inc.

Wright's papers are arranged into seven categories that he himself established, and reflect his work and activities principally during his North Carolina years:

The researcher should note that there is considerable overlap of subjects and correspondents among the series.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976.

Approximately 3,000 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence, reports, minutes, speeches, and other records relating to the Southern Regional Council. Marion Wright's collection of Southern Regional Council papers dates from 1951. On December 13 of that year Wright became president of the organization, which had been founded in 1944. Wright had previously been a member of the SRC's Board of Directors.

The majority of the correspondence during the first years of his presidency was with other SRC officers, particularly George Mitchell, Executive Director; Harold Fleming, Director of Information; Katherine Stoney, Secretary and Treasurer; Paul Williams and Guy Johnson, the previous president and vice president; and various members who were also friends, such as Judge Waties Waring and Hyman Rubin.

In 1952 the SRC faced financial difficulties. Included in this series is documentation on the eventually successful SRC appeal to various foundations for aid. Grants, large and small, came from the Fund for the Republic, the Ford Foundation, the AFL, the William C. Whitney Fund, and several others. These grants, were vital to the SRC's continued existence during the 1950s.

Also included in this series are minutes of Executive Committee meetings; copies of speeches by Wright and others; reports on the activities of SRC officers; correspondence concerning various controversies that arose during these years; and reports and studies on current issues.

In early 1958, when James M. Dabbs became president of the SRC, Marion Wright became vice-president. The correspondence after this date is mainly between Wright and the new officers: Dabbs, Albert Dent, Rufus Clement, Frederick Routh, Paul Anthony, Marge Manderson, John Constable, Ruth House Alexander, and others. Wright also continued his correspondence with Paul Williams and Harold Fleming.

In 1965 Wright vacated his post as vice-president, and became a member of the Council's Executive Committee. He continued to correspond with the organization's officers, including, John Wheeler, Raymond Wheeler, Josephine Wilkens, Joseph Haas, and a few others. The quantity of correspondence after 1965 decreased, however, with Wright's decreasing involvement with the SRC.

After the 1970 SRC elections, Wright resigned from his position on the Executive Committee. As a result, very little of the post-1970 material concerns the SRC. The last two folders in the series include newspaper clippings, 1951-1971, and a report (labeled "Clark Report") of the SRC Self Evaluation Consultant, probably dating from 1963.

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Feb-Dec 1951 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 1-4

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1952 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 5-24

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Undated 1951-1952 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 25

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1953 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 26-45

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1954 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 46-63

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Undated 1953-1954 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 64

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1955 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 65-92

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1956 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 93-105

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1957 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 106-119

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Undated 1956-1957 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 120

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1958 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 121-127

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1959 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 128-135

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1960 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 136-139

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1961 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 140-143

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1962 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 144-147

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1963 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 148-151

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Undated 1961-1963 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 152

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1964 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 153

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1965 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 154

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1966 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 155-156

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1967 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 157-159

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1968 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 160-162

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1969 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 163-172

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1970-1976 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 173

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Undated 1968-1971 #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 174

Folder 175

Miscellaneous clippings #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 175

Folder 176

Clark report (1963?) #03830, Series: "1. Southern Regional Council, 1951-1976." Folder 176

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Approximately 3,500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence, reports, financial records, and minutes on Marion Wright's association with the Penn School. Wright became a member of the Penn School's Board of Trustees in 1947, immediately before the school's change in status from Penn Normal, Agricultural, and Industrial School to Penn Community Services, Inc. in 1948. In 1950, when Courtney Siceloff became Director of Penn Community Services in Beaufort County, the Board of Trustees was seeking to reorient its predominantly northern membership. Wright, who was originally from Beaufort, became the Board's chairman in 1957.

The majority of Wright's correspondence was with Mr.and Mrs. Siceloff and other Board members, notably Vice-Chairman Harold Evans, James M. Dabbs, Dr. Ira DeA. Reid, Tartt Bell, the Reverend Cornelius Wood, George H. Aull, Mrs. Eugene Spearman, Grace House, and Paul W. Brown Junior The series also includes correspondence with Penn's Advisory Board, which increased in membership during the first years of Wright's chairmanship. These correspondents include Francis R. Cope, George A. Buchanan, Grace T. Hamilton, Benjamin Mays, and Mrs. Y. W. Bailey. Wright also corresponded with organizations interested in Penn, such as the American Friends Service Committee; foundations, such as the Fund for the Republic; and other individuals, such as playwright Paul Green.

This series also provides a financial record of the organization-monthly and annual budget statements, annual budget proposals, personnel records, and records on Penn's land and other purchases. Also included in the series are minutes of Board meetings, quarterly reports, and committee and other reports. A few newsletters issued by Penn Community Services concerning its activities can be found among the papers, but they do not comprise a regular or continuous record.

Although the Penn series continues until 1977, the effective end of the series occurs with Marion Wright's resignation from the Board of Trustees at the end of 1963. Also, there is a gap in the papers between April 1956 and February 1957.

Folder 177

1947 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 177

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1948 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 178-182

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1949 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 183-184

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1950 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 185

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1951 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 186-188

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1952 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 189-192

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1953 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 193-196

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1954 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 197-200

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1955 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 201-204

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1956 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 205-206

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1957 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 207-215

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1958 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 216-229

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1959 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 230-238

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1960 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 239-254

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1961 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 255-267

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1962 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 268-278

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1963 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 279-290

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Jan-June 1964 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 291-294

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Oct 1964-Feb 1965 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 295

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1977 #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 296

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Printed Materials #03830, Series: "2. Penn School, 1947-1977." Folder 297-298

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982.

Approximately 2,500 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Correspondence, statements, press releases, lists, and questionnaires documenting Wright's work against the death penalty in North Carolina, and the formation and activities of North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty (NCADP). NCADP was formed in January 1967, and Wright became its first president. The records in this series, however, date from 1964, when Wright began to gather information from similar organizations in other states. Also included here is Wright's correspondence with others, including Paul Green, the Reverend William Finlator, Charles Lambeth, and Mrs. Dean Thomas, relative to the establishment of NCADP. Also predating the founding of NCADP are records of Wright's lobbying for the abolition of the death penalty at the 1965 North Carolina General Assembly.

The majority of Wright's correspondence during and after 1967 is with other members of NCADP. In addition to the people mentioned above, Wright corresponded with Mrs. Matt Wall, secretary of the organization and a close friend of Wrights, George Armfield, Irving Carlyle, Reverend Jack Crum, Robert Kimzey, Reverend Robert Seymour and others. Wright also corresponded with legislators and officials on both the state and national levels, including Governor Robert Scott of North Carolina and Michigan Senator Philip Hart.

There is a great deal of documentation for 1967, when the organization was founded and the North Carolina General Assembly was considering a bill to abolish the death penalty. Included in Series 3 are releases concerning the death penalty and reasons for its abolition; lobbying statements; and lists of NCADP members and sympathizers, North Carolina legislators, and candidates for office. After the 1967 General Assembly defeated the bill to abolish the death penalty, NCADP took a survey of governors by using a questionnaire to determine each governor's position on the issue. The returned questionnaires as well as a report on the study can also be found among the 1967 papers.

After 1967, NCADP turned toward influencing the future members of the 1969 General Assembly. As a result, the papers for 1969 contain a large quantity of lists similar to those in 1967. Besides the continued correspondence between NCADP members, the post-1967 NCADP records include letters relating to publicity and fund-raising.

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1964 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 299-300

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1965 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 301-303

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Undated 1964-1966 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 304-305

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1966 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 306

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Jan-Feb 1967 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 307-308

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Diary 21 Feb-20 Apr 1967 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 309

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Mar-Dec 1967 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 310-332

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Undated 1967 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 333-334

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"Criminal Homicide in California" 1967 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 335

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Lists 1967 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 336-338

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1967 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 339-350

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1968 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 351-358

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1969 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 359-367

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Undated releases 1968-1969 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 368

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Undated lists and a map of the legislature building 1969 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 369

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1970 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 370-380

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Undated releases 1970 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 381

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Newspaper clippings 1964-1971 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 382-384

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1971 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 385-397

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1972 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 398-399

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1973 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 400

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1974-1975 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 401

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1976 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 402

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1977 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 403

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1978-1979 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 404

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1980 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 405

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1981-1982 #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 406

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Undated #03830, Series: "3. Death Penalty, 1964-1982." Folder 407

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981.

Approximately 260 items.

Included are speeches, articles, and book reviews written by Marion Wright between 1912 and 1981. Most of these items were written between 1960 and 1980, and chiefly concern civil liberties and the abolition of the death penalty. Also included in the speeches and writings are 15 speeches by Wright which were recorded on 20 small discs. Most of the speeches on the discs also appear in the papers, with the exception of the "Don't Bend Speech" (discs 6-7), the "Tuskegee Speech" (discs 15-17), and the "Warren Wilson Speech" (discs 18-20).

The speeches and writings in Series 4 have been arranged in chronological order by year, and alphabetically by title within each year. Following the dated items are undated items, arranged alphabetically by title; undated and untitled items; typed notes and outlines for speeches and writings; and the discs, arranged alphabetically by title. The folder list which follows includes the year and a title or place to identify the speech or writing.

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1912 Protesting Innocence Weldon Died (report for the Columbia Record) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 408

Folder 409

1921 Poverty and Wealth #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 409

1921 Saluda Commencement Speech #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 409

1921 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 409

Folder 410

1922 Address at Woodman Unveiling at Booths Church #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 410

1922 The Patriotism of Peace #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 410

1922 The Value of a Name #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 410

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1923 Address Delivered on Sunday School Day at Marion, South Carolina #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 411

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1925 The Pioneer #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 412

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1926 The Function of a Chamber of Commerce #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 413

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1930 Sidelights on the Constitutional Convention #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 414

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1932 Education, a Fundamental of Good Citizenship #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 415

1932 George Washington #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 415

1932 Rock Hill #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 415

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1933 Columbia #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 416

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1934 Some Social and Political Trends and Their Implications for Libraries #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 417

1934 State Librarians' Association #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 417

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1935 The Attitude of the Teacher Toward Public Affairs #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 418

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1936 The Citizens Library Movement #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 419

1936 Morticians' Convention #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 419

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1938 The Rooster that Laid an Egg #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 420

1938 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 420

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1939 Conway American Legion #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 421

1939 Need Of A State Library System For South Carolina #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 421

1939 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 421

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1940 The Disposition of Punitive Damages #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 422

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1945 Facing Facts in South Carolina #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 423

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1947 The American Pipit #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 424

1947 Schizophrenia at Upper Creek #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 424

Folder 425

1948 Best Part of the Calf #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 425

1948 Segregation vs. the Space Age #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 425

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1949 Alaskan Stevedore #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 426

1949 Cooling Off Period #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 426

1949 David Winecoff, Stockholder #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 426

1949 My Winter in the Yukon #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 426

1949 On Presenting a Compass to Dr. C.L. Busbee (poem) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 426

1949 Outside Interference in Civil Rights #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 426

1949 Port of Debunkation #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 426

1949 To Be or Knot to Be #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 426

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1950 Additional Colloquialisms Observed in Horry County, South Carolina #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 427

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1951 Making Democracy Work in South Carolina #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 428

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1952 After the Supreme Court Decision on Segregation in Public Schools, What? #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 429

1952 Harvard Law School Forum #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 429

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1953 Our American Heritage #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 430

1953 South Carolina Vendetta #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 430

1953 Southerners for Civil Rights #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 430

1953 untitled item (l) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 430

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1954 Lanier Society #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 431

1954 The Library and Civil Rights #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 431

1954 Literacy and the Free Mind #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 431

1954 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 431

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1955 How to Implement the Supreme Court Decision of May 17 #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 432

1955 National Committee for Rural Schools #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 432

1955 Our New Responsibilities in the Field of Race Relations #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 432

1955 President's Annual Address #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 432

1955 Progress in the South #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 432

1955 Voice from the Tallahatchie #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 432

1955 untitled items (2) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 432

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1956 The Fellowship of the Concerned #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 433

1956 The Library and Civil Rights #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 433

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1957 Integration and Public Morals #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 434

1957 Public Ethics and the Integration Question #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 434

1957 Tribute to George S. Mitchell #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 434

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1958 The Churches' Moral Problem #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1958 Fall-Out #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1958 Firm Foundations for Democratic Advance #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1958 Integration Trends in the South #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1958 Progress in Desegregation? View from the South #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1958 Role of Southern Women in 1960 (previous title: College Woman as Citizen) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1958 Signs of the Times #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1958 The Southern Dilemma #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1958 Southerner on Race #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1958 untitled items (3) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 435-436

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1959 Aftermath of the Decision #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 Anatomy of the Resistance #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 By-Products of Resistance #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 The Citizens Responsibility #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 The College Woman as Citizen #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 Everyone is Responsible for Applying Principles #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 Integration Trends in the South (abridged version) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 Legal and Moral Aspects of Segregation #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 New Invasion of the North #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 New Role of the Private Citizen #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 Segregation Today--North and South #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 Todays Challenge to the Schools #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 Who is a Subversive #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1959 untitled items (2) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 437-438

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1960-1960 Biennial Conference of ACLU #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 The Changing South #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 Civil Disobedience #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 The College and Accelerated Social Action #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 Doughnuts and Democracy #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 Editor at War (review) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 Executive Action in the School Crisis #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 The Image of the United States at Home and Abroad #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 The Impact of Social Change on the Goals of Our Colleges #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 The New Proclamation #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 Public Interest in Private Acts #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 Race Relations in the South Today: Progress and Prospect #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 Role of the Southern Woman in 1960 #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 Some Events of 1960: Their Implications for North Carolina #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 Southern School Situation #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1960 The Students New Role #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 439-443

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1961 The City and the National Image #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 The Impact of Social Change on the Goals of Our Colleges #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 The Impact of a State #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 Lonely Judges (review) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 Looking Ahead with the South #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 The Minister as Citizen #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 The Minister and the State #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 The New Proclamation #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 The Positive Approach #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 Progress and Prospect #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 The Right to Protest #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 The South and Civil Disobedience #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 The Student and a Changing Society #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1961 You Can't Go Home Again #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 444-447

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1962 Freedom Ride (review) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 448

1962 The Negro College and Adult Education #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 448

1962 The New Enemy is Entrenched Guile #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 448

1962 Progress in Southern Race Relations since 1954 #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 448

1962 The Right to Protest #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 448

1962 The Role of Government in Intergroup Relations #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 448

1962 The South and the New World Order #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 448

1962 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 448

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1963 Citizen and State #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 449

1963 Garden Notes #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 449

1963 More Bricks with Less Straw #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 449

1963 New Role of the Southern Liberal #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 449

1963 Public Accommodations: Panel Discussion at Chapel Hill #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 449

1963 Role of the Southern Liberal #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 449

1963 The Sit-in Movement: Progress Report and Prognosis #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 449

1963 Sociology, Psychology and Civil Rights #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 449

1963 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 449

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1964 Civil Rights and Civil Liberties #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 450

1964 Law and Brotherhood #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 450

1964 Parkinson's Disease #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 450

1964 Paul Green: An Appreciation #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 450

1964 Poverty, Race, and Capital Punishment #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 450

1964 South Carolina and Civil Liberties #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 450

1964 untitled items (2) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 450

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1965 Mexican Tour 1965 #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 451

1965 Private Folks and Southern Fraternity #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 451

1965 Relation of Ethics to Government #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 451

1965 Shall North Carolina Abolish the Death Penalty? #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 451

1965 untitled items #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 451

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1966 The Diverse Society #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 452

1966 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 452

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1967 Importance of the Public Library #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 453

1967 The Morality of Capital Punishment #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 453

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1968 The Death Penalty #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 454

1968 Federal vs. State Power #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 454

1968 Juvenile Delinquency #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 454

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1969 Civil Liberties and the Diverse Society #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 455

1969 Exercise in Total Recall #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 455

1969 Organizations of North Carolinians vs. Death Penalty #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 455

1969 Report on Activities of North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 455

1969 untitled item (1 poem) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 455

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1970 Is This Death Necessary? #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 456

1970 Like Father, Like Son #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 456

1970 On Presentation of Civil Liberties Award to John Wheeler #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 456

1970 A Plea for the Simple #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 456

1970 The State is Ashamed (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 456

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1971 Crime and Punishment #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 457

1971 Death Penalty and Prison Reform #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 457

1971 Is This Death Necessary? #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 457

1971 The Morality of the Death Penalty #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 457

1971 Organized Labor and the Death Penalty #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 457

1971 Presenting the Frank Porter Graham Civil Liberties Award to Julius Chambers #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 457

1971 The Progressive South (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 457

1971 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 457

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1972 Anatomy of Tyranny #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 458

1972 The Crime of Punishment #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 458

1972 N.C. Coalition--Address #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 458

1972 N.C. Coalition Report (Introduction) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 458

1972 Presenting the Frank Porter Graham Civil Liberties Award to Dr. Paul Green #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 458

1972 State Goals #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 458

1972 The Student and Civil Liberties #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 458

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1973 Compassion in Government #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 459

1973 Editorial Opinions on the Death Penalty #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 459

1973 Shall We Reactivate the Gas Chamber #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 459

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1974 Conferring the Frank Porter Graham Award upon Professor Dan Pollitt #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 460

1974 Introducing Arlie Schardt at NCCLU #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 460

1974 Notes on the Lib Movement [On Busing] #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 460

1974 Reflections on the Southern Regional Council #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 460

1974 Repeat Now #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 460

1974 Statement for N.C. Advisory Committee to the Commission on Civil Rights #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 460

1974 Two Teachers Made a Difference #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 460

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1975 Blacks Have Advanced #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 461

1975 James McBride Dabbs #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 461

1975 Poems: First and Last (review) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 461

1975 Presenting the Frank Porter Graham Award to Senator McNeill Smith #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 461

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1976 Amnesty #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 Brainwashing is Possible (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 Civil Liberties and a Diverse Society (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 Crime Figures and the Death Penalty #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 The Death Penalty and Public Morals #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 Death Penalty Won't Deter Crime (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 The Electric Chair: A Sacred Treasure? #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 Interview with Marion Allan Wright #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 John Brooks #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 Linville Falls Revisited #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 Opposing Capital Punishment in N.C. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 Presenting the Frank Porter Graham Civil Liberties Award to Reverend Charles Jones #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 Two Men Who Made a Difference #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1976 untitled item (1 poem) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 462-463

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1977 The Case for Prisoners' Associations (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 Changing the Record of Failure (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 Crime and Punishment #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 Fear of the Outsider (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 Jim Denny #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 Letter to President Ford #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 A Look Fore and Aft #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 Presenting Frank Porter Civil Liberties Award to Charles F. Lambeth Junior #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 Remarks before N.C. House Judiciary Committee #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 A S.C. Prophet Reflects Upon the Past #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 Turning Point in Library History #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

1977 Two Southerners Who Made a Difference #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 464

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1978 Carter Should Rebuke Evangelists (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

1978 Diplomacy by Big Stick is an Idea of the Past #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

1978 Doctors, Lawyers Deserved Rebuke (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

1978 Interview MAW on N.C. and the Death #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

1978 Jesse, John and God #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

1978 A Look to the Future #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

1978 Presenting the Frank Porter Graham Civil Liberties Award to Norman B. Smith #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

1978 Speech We Doubt Will Ever Be Delivered in the Senate #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

1978 South Carolina Vendetta #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

1978 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 465

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1979 Juvenile Delinquents: We All Create Them (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 466

1979 Presenting the Frank Porter Graham Civil Liberties Award to Dr. Raymond Wheeler #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 466

1979 Reader Believes State Wrong in HEW Controversy (editorial) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 466

1979 The Train and Trenton #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 466

1979 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 466

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1980 Presenting the Frank Porter Graham Civil Liberties Award to Dr. W.W. Finlator #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 467

1980 untitled item (1) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 467

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1981 Right to Read #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 468

1981 Paul Green: An Appreciation #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 468

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A Corn in the Shock #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 469

A Cup of Coffee #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 469

The Hippie's Paean (poem) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 469

Hospital Talk #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 469

How Horry went for Hampton #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 469

Integration and the Average Person #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 469

Is World Government the Path to World Peace #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 469

James Dudley, M.D. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 469

Lazarus (play) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 469

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Leadership #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Memo on Non-violence #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Memorandum: Re Capital Punishment #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

New Role of the Private Citizen #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Notes on Manners and Dress #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

The Passing of the Family #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

A Plea for the Simple #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Principle or Tabu? #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Quotations on the Generation Gap #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Religion and the Law #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Review: The Magnolia Jungle (fragment) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Senator, Duck that Thought Wave #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Short Ballot #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Socrates on the Congaree #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

A Statement on the Race Problem in South Carolina #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

To Governor James E. Holshauser #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Votes for People #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

The Wounded Lion Strikes Back (poem) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 470

Folder 471

Undated/untitled items #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 471

Folder 472-473

Folder 472

Folder 473

Typed notes and outlines #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." Folder 472-473

Audiodisc D-3830/1

"Compassion in Government," before the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union, Chapel Hill, NC. 20 Oct 1973. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/1

Audiodisc D-3830/2

"The Crime of Punishment," before the Unitarians, Charlotte, NC. 9 Jan 1972. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/2

Audiodisc D-3830/3

"Crime of Punishment," before the Kiwanis Club, Greensboro, NC. 30 Jan 1972. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/3

Audiodisc D-3830/4

"Crime of Punishment," [1971?, 1977?] #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/4

Audiodisc D-3830/5

"Death Penalty and Prison Reform," before the North Carolinians Against the Death Penalty, Raleigh, NC. 16 Feb 1971. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/5

Audiodisc D-3830/6-7

D-3830/6

D-3830/7

"Don't Bend Speech," before the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union, Greensboro, NC. 1 Nov 1969. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/6-7

Audiodisc D-3830/8

"Federal vs. State Government," [1968?] #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/8

Audiodisc D-3830/9

"North Carolina Coalition," [1972?] #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/9

Audiodisc D-3830/10

"On Presenting Civil Liberties Award to Paul Green," Chapel Hill, NC. 3 November 1972. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/10

Audiodisc D-3830/11

"Organized Labor and the Death Penalty," [1971] #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/11

Audiodisc D-3830/12

"Repeal Now," before a mass meeting in the Civic Auditorium, Raleigh, NC. 13 Jan 1974. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/12

Audiodisc D-3830/13

"Some Reflections on Southern Regional Council," Atlanta, GA. 15 Nov 1974. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/13

Audiodisc D-3830/14

"State Goals," before Opportunity School, Columbia, SC. 12 Dec 1972. #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/14

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D-3830/15

D-3830/16

D-3830/17

"Tuskegee Speech," undated (A few notes are included.) #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/15-17

Audiodisc D-3830/18-20

D-3830/18

D-3830/19

D-3830/20

"Warren Wilson Speech," undated #03830, Series: "4. Speeches and Writings, 1912-1981." D-3830/18-20

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Approximately 7,500 items.

These files, designated by Marion Wright as personal correspondence, consist primarily of incoming letters from family (including Alice Spearman before and after her marriage to Wright), friends, and others associated with Wright. There are also carbon copies of outgoing correspondence.

The correspondence in Series 5 deals with a variety of personal, professional, and routine matters. There is extensive correspondence from organizations such as the Southern Regional Council, Penn School, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Red Cross, and the American Friends Service Committee. Included also is correspondence relating to speeches and articles written by Wright, to the dissolution of his law practice in 1947, and to legal cases in which he continued to be interested.

The correspondence in Series 5 has been left in its original order. It was arranged by Wright in alphabetical order within distinct chronological periods, which appear in the following folder list.

Folder 474-479

Folder 474

Folder 475

Folder 476

Folder 477

Folder 478

Folder 479

1945-1953 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 474-479

Folder 480-484

Folder 480

Folder 481

Folder 482

Folder 483

Folder 484

1954-21 Sep 1956 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 480-484

Folder 485-489

Folder 485

Folder 486

Folder 487

Folder 488

Folder 489

22 Sep 1956-19 Feb 1957 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 485-489

Folder 490-494

Folder 490

Folder 491

Folder 492

Folder 493

Folder 494

19 Feb 1957-27 Jan 1958 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 490-494

Folder 495-498

Folder 495

Folder 496

Folder 497

Folder 498

27 Jan-16 Jul 1958 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 495-498

Folder 499-503

Folder 499

Folder 500

Folder 501

Folder 502

Folder 503

16 Jul 1958-22 Jan 1959 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 499-503

Folder 504-508

Folder 504

Folder 505

Folder 506

Folder 507

Folder 508

23 Jan-24 Jun 1959 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 504-508

Folder 509-513

Folder 509

Folder 510

Folder 511

Folder 512

Folder 513

24 Jun-7 Nov 1959 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 509-513

Folder 514-518

Folder 514

Folder 515

Folder 516

Folder 517

Folder 518

7 Nov 1959-20 Apr 1960 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 514-518

Folder 519-524

Folder 519

Folder 520

Folder 521

Folder 522

Folder 523

Folder 524

20 Apr 1960-6 Mar 1961 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 519-524

Folder 525-530

Folder 525

Folder 526

Folder 527

Folder 528

Folder 529

Folder 530

6 Mar 1961-12 Jan 1962 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 525-530

Folder 531-537

Folder 531

Folder 532

Folder 533

Folder 534

Folder 535

Folder 536

Folder 537

12 Jan 1962-13 Jul 1963 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 531-537

Folder 538-583

Folder 538

Folder 539

Folder 540

Folder 541

Folder 542

Folder 543

Folder 544

Folder 545

Folder 546

Folder 547

Folder 548

Folder 549

Folder 550

Folder 551

Folder 552

Folder 553

Folder 554

Folder 555

Folder 556

Folder 557

Folder 558

Folder 559

Folder 560

Folder 561

Folder 562

Folder 563

Folder 564

Folder 565

Folder 566

Folder 567

Folder 568

Folder 569

Folder 570

Folder 571

Folder 572

Folder 573

Folder 574

Folder 575

Folder 576

Folder 577

Folder 578

Folder 579

Folder 580

Folder 581

Folder 582

Folder 583

13 Jul 1963-Jun 1969 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 538-583

Folder 584-588

Folder 584

Folder 585

Folder 586

Folder 587

Folder 588

5 Jul 1969-21 May 1970 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 584-588

Folder 589-593

Folder 589

Folder 590

Folder 591

Folder 592

Folder 593

21 May 1970-Mar 1972 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 589-593

Folder 594-595

Folder 594

Folder 595

1973 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 594-595

Folder 596-597

Folder 596

Folder 597

1974 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 596-597

Folder 598

1975 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 598

Folder 599-600

Folder 599

Folder 600

1976 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 599-600

Folder 601-603

Folder 601

Folder 602

Folder 603

1977 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 601-603

Folder 604-605

Folder 604

Folder 605

1978 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 604-605

Folder 606-607

Folder 606

Folder 607

1979 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 606-607

Folder 608

1980 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 608

Folder 609

1981 #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 609

Folder 610

1982 and undated #03830, Series: "5. General Correspondence, 1945-1982." Folder 610

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Approximately 1,500 items.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by file title.

Chiefly correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other material, most of which has been arranged into subject categories by Wright. Included are materials relating to the Advisory Committee to the U.S. (folders 616-630) which includes correspondence with officials of the Southern Regional Council; the American Civil Liberties Union; and the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union. Also included are correspondence, reviews, and articles concerning publications of Marion Wright. Of special interest are materials relating to the publication of Human Rights Odyssey (1978), a collection of Wright's speeches and articles, edited by Arnold Shankman (folders 637-651, and 664-675).

Folder 611

American Freedom Association #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 611

Folder 612-615

Folder 612

Folder 613

Folder 614

Folder 615

American Civil Liberties Union, 1959-1962 #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 612-615

Folder 616-630

Folder 616

Folder 617

Folder 618

Folder 619

Folder 620

Folder 621

Folder 622

Folder 623

Folder 624

Folder 625

Folder 626

Folder 627

Folder 628

Folder 629

Folder 630

Civil Rights Commission, North Carolina Advisory Committee #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 616-630

Folder 631

Dabbs, James McBride #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 631

Folder 632-634

Folder 632

Folder 633

Folder 634

Editors & Publishers #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 632-634

Folder 635

Evangelists, 1978 #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 635

Folder 636

Evans, Betty Cotton, 1978 #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 636

Folder 637-651

Folder 637

Folder 638

Folder 639

Folder 640

Folder 641

Folder 642

Folder 643

Folder 644

Folder 645

Folder 646

Folder 647

Folder 648

Folder 649

Folder 650

Folder 651

Human Rights Odyssey, 1978-1979 #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 637-651

Folder 652

Linville Falls Community Church Library, 1965-1968 #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 652

Folder 653-661

Folder 653

Folder 654

Folder 655

Folder 656

Folder 657

Folder 658

Folder 659

Folder 660

Folder 661

North Carolina Civil Liberties Union, 1972-1982 #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 653-661

Folder 662

Panama Canal #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 662

Folder 663

Prisoners' Rights #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 663

Folder 664-675

Folder 664

Folder 665

Folder 666

Folder 667

Folder 668

Folder 669

Folder 670

Folder 671

Folder 672

Folder 673

Folder 674

Folder 675

Shankman, Arnold #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 664-675

Folder 676-678

Folder 676

Folder 677

Folder 678

Taylor, Sarah E.B. #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 676-678

Folder 679

University of South Carolina-presidency #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 679

Folder 680

Ward, Beatrice #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 680

Folder 681-683

Folder 681

Folder 682

Folder 683

Waring, J. Waites #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 681-683

Folder 684-688

Folder 684

Folder 685

Folder 686

Folder 687

Folder 688

Whitman, Wanda Wilson #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 684-688

Folder 689

Winthrop College: Mitchell-Johnson Affair, 1913 #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 689

Folder 690-691

Folder 690

Folder 691

Wright, Marion Allan: Biographical and other materials #03830, Series: "6. Subject Files, 1913-1982." Folder 690-691

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Processing Information

Processed by: Brooke Allen, 1972; Ellen Neal, 1977; Tim West, 1979; Cynthia Crouch, 1984

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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