Frances Freeborn Pauley papers
> Georgia State Advisory Committee on Civil Rights records

Series 6
Georgia State Advisory Committee on Civil Rights records, 1958-1972
Boxes 15-16

Scope and Content Note

Frances Pauley became secretary of the Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in 1964. She was appointed by Sylvan Meyer, the first president of the committee, who resigned in 1965 and was replaced by Vivian Henderson. Other well-known members of the committee included Sam Massell, Jr. and L.D. Milton.

The committee was created in 1957 as a reporting body to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. It was charged with the task of informing the federal commission about the progress, or lack thereof, civil rights in the state. To this end, the committee held hearings in numerous Georgia towns and cities to discuss the question. In these hearings, the following areas were considered: housing, employment, education, welfare, agriculture and public accommodations. Testimony heard was then compiled into reports and sent to the parent commission.

The series includes federal guidelines, agendas and programs, minutes of meetings both open and closed, official correspondence, reports both to and from the federal commission and the six-state Southern field office, and transcripts of hearings. Several files of clippings, membership lists, and a bibliography are also included.

Statements and/or correspondence with the following people are included in this series: Sam Massell, Jr., Charles Sherrod, Aaron Henry, Lyndon Baines Johnson, Xernona Clayton, Andrew Young and Father Theodore M. Hesburgh.

Box Folder Content
15 1 Federal guidelines, 1958-1967, and no date
15 2 Agendas and programs, 1964-1971
15 3 Minutes, 1964-1970, and no date
15 4 Correspondence, 1958-1966
15 5 Correspondence, 1967-1972, and no date
15 6 Reports: Desegregation, 1961-1969, and no date
15 7 Reports: Housing, 1967-1968
15 8 Statistics, 1971, and no date
16 1 Membership lists, 1964-1971, and no date
16 2 Travel expenses, 1964-1965, 1967-1968
16 3 Hearings: Transcript of proceedings in the matter of Georgia State Advisory Committee (Committee on Civil Rights), Augusta, GA, 11 December 1964
16 4 Hearings: Transcript of proceedings in the matter of Georgia State Advisory Committee (Closed session), Macon, Georgia, 28 May 1966, "Equal Opportunity in Farm Programs,"
16 5 Statements, 1959-1971
16 6 Notes
16 7 Conferences, 1964-1966
16 8 Notes, no date
16 9 Press releases, 1962-1971, and no date
16 10 Brochures, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, no date
16 11 Blank forms
16 12 Printed material, 1963-1972 and no date
16 13 Clippings, 1957-1960
16 14 Clippings, 1961-1965
16 15 Clippings, 1966-1969
16 16 Clippings, no date
16 17 Bibliographies, 1964-1967