Series 12
Other department records, 1964-1993
Boxes 614 - 621

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of records from other offices and departments in SCLC, including the Archives; the Dialogue Department; Housing Department; Labor Department; the Office of Economic Development; Office Manager; and the Department of Voter Registration and Political Education. The records include memoranda, correspondence, reports, project proposals, and subject files.

The records of the Archives document the work of SCLC to preserve its organizational history, including a grant application seeking support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dana Swan served as archivist and the records also document his wider involvement with SCLC in the early 1990s. The records of the Dialogue Department consist of only one folder. The department began as Operation Dialogue in 1964 under the leadership of white civil rights activist Harry Boyte. Its mission was to organize community workshops, retreats and discussions. The department closed when Boyte resigned in 1966.

Records relating to the Housing Department are minimal, but include correspondence and reports relating to activities of that department. The records of the Labor department document the efforts of SCLC to organize the working poor from 1969-1973, and also include writings and other materials relating to Carl Farris as director. The series does not contain any material concerning the Charleston Hospital Worker's Strike in 1969, despite the role Farris played in that event. For those records, see Subseries 2.2: President Ralph David Abernathy files and Subseries 10.3: Poor People's Campaign records.

The records of the department of Economic Development primarily cover the period of the late 1980s and include significant materials relating to the economic covenant between SCLC and restaurant chain Shoney's. Of further interest are records chronicling SCLC's Community Reinvestment Act challenge to C&S Bank, alleging that the bank was failing to open branches in minority communities. The records also reflect the work of department director Isaiah Madison. A small amount of material is present from an earlier incarnation of the department, the Office of Economic Affairs, in the mid-1960s. The records of the Office Manager include material relating to the work of Lillie Hunter and Fred Taylor and reflect the day to day administrative functions of the organization. They also include information regarding visitors to SCLC in the mid-1960s.

The records of the department of Voter Registration and Political Education primarily reflect the work of SCLC to register and educate voters from 1965-1971. A small amount of material from the Summer Community Organizing and Political Education (SCOPE) program is present, from 1965 as well as an attempted revitalization in 1970. The series also includes records documenting Hosea Williams's time as director of the department, though some memoranda overlap Williams's tenure as Program Director. For more records of the Programs Director, see Subseries 10.1.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by department, then in alphabetical order.

Archives records
Box Folder Content
614 1 Atlanta Project meeting schedule, 1991
614 2 Bolden, Willie, campaign for Fulton County (Georgia) Commissioner, 1992
614 3 Correspondence, undated
614 4 Correspondence, 1991
614 5 Correspondence, 1992
614 6 Correspondence, 1993
614 7 Economic Opportunity Atlanta, 1991
614 8 "Introduction by Joseph E. Lowery, President," undated
614 9 Grant application to the National Endowment for the Humanities seeking funds to establish an archives, 1991
614 10 Letters to the editor, 1991-1992
614 11 Meeting minutes, 1991-1992
614 12 Memoranda, undated
614 13 Memoranda, 1990-1991
614 14 Memoranda, 1992-1993
614 15 National Conventions, 1991-1992
614 16 Staff and Board of Directors under Martin Luther King, Jr., circa 1960s
614 17 Swan, Dana, writings, including partial histories of SCLC, undated
614 18 To-do lists, 1991
Dialogue Department records
614 19 1965-1966
Housing Department records
614 20 Fact sheet, 1969
614 21 Meeting agendas and minutes, 1969
614 22 National Rural Housing Conference, 1969
614 23 Notes on project setup, 1969
614 24 Program proposals, 1969
614 25 Reports, 1969-1970
Labor Department records
615 1 Agreement between Independent Towel and Linen Service and the National Council of Distributive Workers of America, 1970
615 2 AQAG/Movement for a New Society, 1971
615 3 The Coca-Cola Company Foods Division's Agricultural Labor Program, progress reports, 1972
615 4 Correspondence, circa 1970-1972
615 5 Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Implementation of Executive Order 11246 in the Atlanta Area, notice of hearing, 1971
615 6 Farris, Carl, resume, undated
615 7 Farris, Carl, speaking engagements, 1972
615 8 Farris, Carl, "Toward Representative Government, 'A New Sense of Direction,'" 1969
615 9 Farris, Carol, travel itineraries, 1969
615 10 Film requests, 1970-1971
615 11 Illinois Committee for Trade Union Action and Democracy, 1971
615 12 King, Martin Luther, Jr., quotes on the labor movement
615 13 Labor legislation
615 14 Labor program, Franklin, Louisiana, 1972
615 15 Labor project, Birmingham, Alabama, 1971-1972
615 16 List of labor negotiators, circa 1969
615 17 Memoranda, 1969-1972
615 18 Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, 1965
615 19 National Convention, 14th annual, 1971
615 20 National Coordinating Committee for Trade Union Action and Democracy, 1970-1971 [includes joint letter from SCLC and NWRO]
615 21 "A Proposal to Initiate Organization among Unorganized Workers in the South," circa 1972
615 22 Proposal to the United Church of Christ for financing a hospital and service workers organizing committee, 1970
615 23 Proposal, unidentified, undated
615 24 Proposal: "Union Organizing from a Political Perspective," circa 1970
615 25 Report, 1969
615 26 Report, annual, 1971
615 27 "Report on the Recent Activities of the Labor Program for Organizing the Working Poor," 1971
615 28 "Report on SCLC's Labor Program for Organizing the Working Poor," circa 1973
615 29 Southern Organizing Committee for Economic and Social Justice reports to the Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1972
615 30 Tag Day, 1971
615 31 Unemployment compensation, 1971
615 32 United Auto Workers Union, catalog of materials available to "build a better union," undated
615 33 Vouchers, 1970-1971
Office of Economic Development records
615 34 Birmingham (Alabama) Campaign for Economic Justice, 1989
616 1 Coalition for Economic Justice, 1989-1990
616 2 Community Reinvestment Act challenge to C&S Bank, 1989 [See also: Subseries 2.3: President Joseph E. Lowery files]
616 3 Community Reinvestment Act challenge to C&S Bank, 1990 [1 of 2]
616 4 Community Reinvestment Act challenge to C&S Bank, 1990 [2 of 2]
616 5 Correspondence, 1965-1966
616 6 Georgia Dome Construction, 1988-1989
616 7 "Help-A-Youth" program, Springfield, Ohio, 1965-1966
616 8 Memoranda, 1989-1990
616 9 Mitchell, Leonard, undated
616 10 "Office of Economic Affairs," description, circa 1965
616 11 Report, North Carolina, circa 1965
616 12 "Report on SCLC Economic Development Programs in Deprived Southern Rural Communities," circa 1966
616 13 Reports, weekly, 1989-1990
616 14 Savings and loan crisis, 1989
617 1 Shoney's Inc.: "A Covenant between the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Shoney's, Inc.," 1989-1990 [See also Subseries 2.3: President Joseph E. Lowery files]
617 2 Shoney's Inc.: Franchisee application, 1990
617 3 Shoney's Inc.: Josephine Hines, et. Al. v. Shoney's, Inc., class action lawsuit, 1989-1990
617 4 Shoney's Inc.: License agreements, 1970s-1980s
617 5 Shoney's Inc.: Lists of franchisees
617 6 Shoney's Inc.: "Position Statement on Franchisees to be Presented to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission," 1989
617 7 Shoney's Inc.: "Proposal to Design and Implement an Advertising and Marketing Strategy for Shoney's Inc. with the Minority Community of Alabama," 1989
617 8 Shoney's Inc.: Report, annual, 1989
617 9 Shoney's Inc.: Report, second quarter, 1989
617 10 Shoney's Inc.: SCLC covenant, general records, 1989-1990
617 11 Shoney's Inc.: SCLC covenant reports, 1990
617 12 Shoney's Inc.: SCLC covenant reports, 1991
617 13 Shoney's Inc.: SCLC covenant reports, 1992
617 14 Shoney's Inc.: SCLC covenant reports, 1993
617 15 Shoney's Inc.: SCLC covenant reports, phase II, 1993-1995
617 16 Shoney's Inc.: SCLC covenant reports, phase III, 1995-1997
617 17 Shoney's Inc.: "The Shoney's Inc./SCLC Covenant Background," 1992
617 18 Unemployed and underemployed Negro college graduates survey sheet, circa 1965
Office Manager records
618 1 Board of Directors, 1968
618 2 Board of Directors/Executive staff retreat, 1970
618 3 Christmas party for the underprivileged, 1966
618 4 Correspondence, undated
618 5 Correspondence, 1967-1969
618 6 Correspondence, 1970-1972
618 7 Correspondence, 1982-1987
618 8 Department descriptions, circa 1960s
618 9 The Drum Majors for Justice Committee, undated
618 10 Economic Opportunity Atlanta, certificate of appreciation to SCLC, 1982
618 11 Fundraising tips, undated
618 12 Mail logs, 1968 January
618 13 Mail logs, 1968 February
618 14 Mail logs, 1968 March-April
618 15 Mail logs, 1970 circa
618 16 Mail logs, 1992
618 17 Memoranda, 1967-1977
618 18 Minutes, executive staff meetings, 1968-1971
619 1 National Convention, 10th anniversary, 1967
619 2 National Convention, 11th annual, 1968
619 3 National Convention, 13th annual, 1970
619 4 National Convention, 14th annual, 1971
619 5 National Days of Commemoration and Confrontation, 1969
619 6 Office inventory, 1968
619 7 Office manager job descriptions, circa 1967-1970
619 8 Organizational structure, circa 1960s
619 9 Personnel committee, 1968
619 10 Personnel, field staff assignments, undated
619 11 Personnel, roster, 1968
619 12 Poor People's Campaign, 1968
619 13 Proposal, office manager's emergency fund, circa 1970
619 14 Soul Bowl, 1971
619 15 Staff vehicle requests, 1968
619 16 Visitor information forms, Alabama, circa 1965-1967
619 17 Visitor information forms, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota and Oregon, circa 1965-1967
619 18 Visitor information forms, Canada, circa 1965-1967
619 19 Visitor information forms, Connecticut, circa 1965-1967
620 1 Visitor information forms, Illinois, circa 1965-1967
620 2 Visitor information forms, Iowa, circa 1965-1967
620 3 Visitor information forms, Massachusetts, circa 1965-1967
620 4 Visitor information forms, New York, circa 1965-1967
620 5 Visitor information forms, North and South Carolina, circa 1965-1967
620 6 Visitor information forms, Pennsylvania, circa 1965-1967
620 7 Visitor information forms, Rhode Island and Vermont, circa 1965-1967
620 8 Visitor information forms, Virginia and Washington, D.C., circa 1965-1967
620 9 Visitor's register, November 1981
620 10 "Win with Love: A Directory of the Liberated Church in America," 1969
Voter Registration and Political Education Department records
620 11 Block canvasser's data sheets, circa 1966
620 12 Budgets
620 13 Call to Emergency Action Conference, New Mobilization Committee, 1970
620 14 Coalition against Repression, 1970
620 15 Correspondence, 1964-1967
620 16 Correspondence, 1968-1969
620 17 Correspondence, 1970-1971
620 18 Fact sheet for political organizing in the South, 1972
620 19 Formation of a National Committee for Free Elections in Sunflower County (Mississippi), circa 1965
620 20 Lewis, John, statement at the Democratic Platform Committee hearing, June 9, 1972
620 21 Mailing lists, undated
620 22 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Committee, 1969
620 23 Meeting minutes, 1962-1970
620 24 Memoranda, 1967-1971
620 25 National Conventions, 1969-1971
620 26 "The Need for a Black Coalition: A Rationale," 1970
621 1 Poor People's Campaign, Chapter II, 1969
621 2 "Precincts with majority white registration which we should give concentration attention to," undated
621 3 Program outline for Alabama, 1970
621 4 Proposal for recruiting 1,745 'grass root' delegates to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's 1967 Annual Convention
621 5 Proposal for a south-wide political action program, circa 1967
621 6 Proposal: "The New Thrust in Politics," proposed 1969 political action program
621 7 Proposed 1967 summer program
621 8 Proposed 1970 political action program and budget, September 17, 1969-December 15, 1970
621 9 Proposed budget and program, 1965
621 10 Proposed SCLC program for the state of South Carolina, 1965
621 11 Reports, "Activities in the State of Alabama," 1965
621 12 Reports, annual, 1967-1970
621 13 Reports, bi-annual, 1968-1969
621 14 Reports, field staff, circa 1968-1969
621 15 Reports, "Get Out the Vote" campaign, circa 1965
621 16 Reports, progress, 1968-1970
621 17 Reports, quarterly report of voter registration for SCLC counties, circa 1970
621 18 Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Program, 1965
621 19 Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Program, 1970
621 20 Things to be done in Gainesville, Georgia, 1970
621 21 Volunteers, 1970
621 22 Voter education project, South Carolina, 1970
621 23 Voter registration project, Atlanta, Georgia, 1970
621 24 Voter registration statistics, Alabama, 1965-1968
621 25 Vouchers, 1970
621 26 Williams, Hosea, statement, October 8, 1965
621 27 Williams, Hosea, statement, "Williams Charges Possible Lynching," 1971
621 28 Williams, Hosea, travel itineraries, 1969-1971
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