Subseries 4.2
Jack O'Dell files, 1969-1971
Boxes 200 - 201

Biographical Note

Jack O'Dell's involvement with SCLC began in 1961, and he quickly became director of the New York Office in charge of fundraising. However, as FBI surveillance of Dr. Martin Luther King and SCLC increased, O'Dell's former ties to the Communist Party became a liability for the organization and he left in 1963. During the Charleston, South Carolina campaign in 1969, O'Dell rejoined the staff and became Acting Executive Director of SCLC in 1970. During this time, he was also an active contributor to and editor of Freedomways.

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of the files of Jack O'Dell, Acting Executive Director in 1970. Correspondence, memoranda and subject files document O'Dell's work for the organization from 1969-1971, including his involvement with the film project King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
200 1 Citizenship Education Program, 1970
200 2 Consulate General of Israel, 1970
200 3 Conway, Lucille, 1970
200 4 Correspondence, 1970-1972
200 5 Cusumano, Linda, 1971
200 6 Daytona Project, undated
200 7 Delta Airlines employment discrimination, 1970
200 8 Department of Information, 1970
200 9 Diamond Printing Company, 1970
200 10 Ecumenical Cuba trip, 1970-1971
200 11 Eskridge, Chauncey, 1969-1970
200 12 Executive Board retreat, Camp Calvin, Georgia, 1970
200 13 "Facts about Israel," 1970
200 14 Farris, Carl E., National Labor Coordinator, 1970
200 15 Fauntroy, Walter (Congressman), 1970
200 16 "Folks to attend fund raising meeting in Chicago, June 24-25, 1970"
200 17 Food stamp recipients, 1970
200 18 Foundations contact list, undated
200 19 Freedomways, 1970
200 20 Guidelines for Political Education, undated
200 21 Insurance policy, 1970
200 22 King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis, 1970
200 23 Leisure and vacation time educational materials, undated
200 24 Lockett, William, 1970
200 25 Lowery, Joseph E. (Reverend), 1970
200 26 Meeting agendas and minutes, 1969-1971
200 27 Memoranda, 1969-1970
200 28 Mississippi demands, undated
200 29 National Convention, 13th annual, 1970
200 30 National press list, 1970
200 31 National Tag Day, 1970
200 32 National Tenants Organization, 1970
200 33 New York Office, 1970
200 34 Nonviolence bibliography, undated
200 35 "The Only Voice in Augusta," 1970
201 1 Operation Breadbasket, Chicago, Illinois, 1970-1971
201 2 Orange, James, 1971
201 3 Parker, Henry L. (Reverend), 1970
201 4 Penn Community Center, 1970
201 5 Personnel, staff roster, 1971
201 6 Peters, Joseph, 1970
201 7 Pitt County, North Carolina, 1971
201 8 "Program for Developing the Fund Raising Potential of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference," Christopher Athas, 1970
201 9 Program of Total Community Development, circa 1971
201 10 Project reports, field staff, circa 1971
201 11 Proposal by Brady Tyson, 1970
201 12 "Proposal for Reorganization of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference," 1970
201 13 Recommendations, 1970
201 14 Report of the Acting Executive Director, 1970
201 15 Savannah, Georgia Project, 1970
201 16 Southern Christian Leadership Foundation, 1969-1970 [See also Series 15: Southern Christian Leadership Foundation records]
201 17 Sports projects, 1970
201 18 Stein, William, 1970
201 19 Taylor, Fred, 1970
201 20 To-do list, 1970
201 21 Wallace, Sherman Concord, 1970
201 22 Williams, Hosea, 1970-1971
201 23 Willingham, Mariam, finance office, 1970-1971
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