Series 17
Printed material, 1959-2005
Boxes 795 - 863; OP4, OP5-OP6, OP13-OP14, OP17; XOP5

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of printed material created by SCLC, printed material about SCLC, and printed material created by other organizations from 1959-2005. It includes posters, fliers, newsletters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings. Printed material by and about SCLC document the organization's activities from the 1960s through the 2000s, including their annual national convention, as well as marches, rallies, protests and other efforts designed to secure voting rights, end discrimination and ensure social justice. The series also includes published writings by presidents and other staff members, and printed material created by SCLC chapters.

Printed material by others documents the work of other civil and human rights organizations during the same time period, as well as other religious and political organizations. Included are Sunday service and funeral programs from churches such as Ebenezer Baptist, West Hunter Street Baptist, and Cascade United Methodist, all of which were pastored by SCLC presidents. Printed material by others also contains items relating to apartheid in South Africa, anti-Klan activities, anti-death penalty activities, and other issues around which SCLC also organized. Finally, the subseries includes printed material relating to African American art, dance, theatre and politics.

Throughout the series, files contain all formats of printed material relating to the event, person or organization documented within.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three subseries: (17.1) Printed material by SCLC, (17.2) Printed material about SCLC, and (17.3) Printed material by others.

Description of Subseries