Series 1
Board of Directors records, 1958-2004
Boxes 1 - 7

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of the records of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Board of Directors from 1958-2004. The series is comprised of meeting files, correspondence, memoranda, membership rosters, and subject files. The subject files reflect both activities of SCLC and of individual Board members, especially former Chairman Walter Fauntroy.

The Board met regularly twice a year, once in the spring and once at the National Convention. Files relating to these meetings contain planning documents, reports of the organization to the Board, resolutions passed by the Board, and information regarding funds raised annually by Board members. Materials relating to additional meetings of the Board, such as emergency meetings or meetings between Board members and SCLC staff, can be found under meeting agendas and meeting minutes.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
1 1 The African American Action Alert Communications Network (Walter Fauntroy, Convenor), 1991-1992
1 2 Airlines reports, 1968
1 3 Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., first anniversary, 1969
1 4 Board meeting, National Convention, undated
1 5 Board meeting, National Convention, 1961
1 6 Board meeting, National Convention, 1962
1 7 Board meeting, National Convention, 1963
1 8 Board meeting, National Convention, 1966
1 9 Board meeting, National Convention, 1968
1 10 Board meeting, National Convention, 1969
1 11 Board meeting, National Convention, 1970
1 12 Board meeting, National Convention, 1971
1 13 Board meeting, National Convention, 1972
1 14 Board meeting, National Convention, 1973
1 15 Board meeting, National Convention, 1974
1 16 Board meeting, National Convention, 1975
1 17 Board meeting, National Convention, 1976
1 18 Board meeting, National Convention, 1977
1 19 Board meeting, National Convention, 1980
1 20 Board meeting, National Convention, 1982
1 21 Board meeting, National Convention, 1983
1 22 Board meeting, National Convention, 1984
1 23 Board meeting, National Convention, 1985
1 24 Board meeting, National Convention, 1987
1 25 Board meeting, National Convention, 1991
1 26 Board meeting, National Convention, 1992
1 27 Board meeting, National Convention, 1995
1 28 Board meeting, National Convention, 1996
1 29 Board meeting, National Convention, 1997
1 30 Board meeting, National Convention, 1998
1 31 Board meeting, spring, undated
1 32 Board meeting, spring, 1958
1 33 Board meeting, spring, 1959
1 34 Board meeting, spring, 1962
1 35 Board meeting, spring, 1963
1 36 Board meeting, spring, 1964
1 37 Board meeting, spring, 1965
2 1 Board meeting, spring, 1966
2 2 Board meeting, spring, 1967
2 3 Board meeting, spring, information packet, 1967
2 4 Board meeting, spring, 1968
2 5 Board meeting, spring, 1969
2 6 Board meeting, spring, 1970
2 7 Board meeting, spring, 1971
2 8 Board meeting, spring, 1972
2 9 Board meeting, spring, 1973
2 10 Board meeting, spring, 1974
2 11 Board meeting, spring, 1976
2 12 Board meeting, spring, 1977
2 13 Board meeting, spring, 1978-1979
2 14 Board meeting, spring, 1980
2 15 Board meeting, spring, 1981
2 16 Board meeting, spring, 1982
2 17 Board meeting, spring, 1984
2 18 Board meeting, spring, 1985
2 19 Board meeting, spring, 1986
2 20 Board meeting, spring, 1987
2 21 Board meeting, spring, 1990
2 22 Board meeting, spring, 1991
3 1 Board meeting, spring, 1992
3 2 Board meeting, spring, 1994
3 3 Board meeting, spring, 1995
3 4 Board meeting, spring, 1996
3 5 Board meeting, spring, 1997
3 6 Board meeting, spring, 1998-1999
3 7 Board meeting, spring, 2000
3 8 Board meeting, spring, 2001
3 9 Board meeting, spring, 2003
3 10 Charleston, South Carolina project, 1969
3 11 Choctaw City, Alabama project, 1971
3 12 Constitution and by-laws of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, undated
3 13 Constitutional Committee, 1970
3 14 Coordinating Council of Community Organization, circa 1967
3 15 Correspondence, undated
3 16 Correspondence, 1965-1966
3 17 Correspondence, 1968 January-October
3 18 Correspondence, 1968 November-December
3 19 Correspondence, 1969 January-June
4 1 Correspondence, 1969 July-December
4 2 Correspondence, 1970
4 3 Correspondence, 1971 circa
4 4 Correspondence, 1971-1985
4 5 Correspondence, 2003-2004
4 6 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Major League East-West All Star Classic, circa 1969-1970
4 7 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Pro-Basketball All Star Classic, 1969
4 8 Fauntroy, Walter, keynote address to the 10th annual National Convention, August 9, 1966
4 9 Fauntroy, Walter, speech, undated
4 10 Fauntroy, Walter, speech, "SCLC and the ANC: Convergence in the History of African People," August 10, 1992
4 11 Georgia Voter's League, 1969
4 12 "Guidelines for National Board of Directors Board Meetings and Committees, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Proposed By-Laws for the Consideration of the Board)," circa 1990s
4 13 Job description, 1967
4 14 King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis, 1969-1971
4 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Award, 1969
4 16 Martin Luther King Memorial Center, Erie, Pennsylvania, grant proposal, 1969
5 1 Meeting agendas (other), undated
5 2 Meeting agendas (other), 1968-1977, 1989, 1999
5 3 Meeting minutes (other), 1958-1998
5 4 Membership rosters, Board of Directors, undated
5 5 Membership rosters, Board of Directors, 1960s
5 6 Membership rosters, Board of Directors, 1970s
5 7 Membership rosters, Board of Directors, 1980s [1 of 2]
5 8 Membership rosters, Board of Directors, 1980s [2 of 2]
5 9 Membership rosters, Board of Directors, 1990s-2000s
5 10 Memoranda, undated
5 11 Memoranda, 1964-1968
6 1 Memoranda, 1969-1970
6 2 Memoranda, 1971-2001
6 3 Motown record sales, 1968
6 4 National Convention, undated
6 5 National Convention, 1967-1971
6 6 Notes, undated
6 7 Per diem revision proposal, undated
6 8 "Petition to the Honorable George C. Wallace" (photocopy), March 30, 1963
6 9 Poor People's Campaign, timetable, undated
6 10 Position paper on the structure of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, undated
6 11 Proposal to fill vacant staff positions, undated
6 12 Proposals, other, undated
6 13 Proposed structure for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1974
6 14 Resignations, 1969-1974
6 15 Resource manual, undated
6 16 Resource manual, circa 2000-2001
6 17 Retreats, undated
6 18 Retreats, 1970-1998
7 1 SCLC Executive Committee, report and presentation, 1999
7 2 Search committee, undated
7 3 "Spiritual Manifesto for the Survival of a Legacy," 1996
7 4 Staff assignments, undated
7 5 Staff assignments, 1966-1970
7 6 Staff attendance sheet, 1969
7 7 Staff automobile correspondence, 1968-1969
7 8 "Statement by Rev. Dr. J.E. Lowery, Chairman of the Board, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Atlanta, Georgia," December 6, 1968
7 9 Statement by Joseph E. Lowery, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1971
7 10 Statement of policy, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, 1969
7 11 Transfer slips, circa 1968
7 12 Travel itinerary, Board of Directors Executive Meeting, undated
7 13 Travel itineraries, Hosea L. Williams, 1971
7 14 Travel request vouchers, circa 1968
7 15 Task Force committees, undated
7 16 War against Repression, 1971
7 17 Writings by others, undated
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