Subseries 5.1
Department of Chapters and Affiliates office files, 1962-2003
Boxes 281 - 301

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of the office files of the Department of Chapters and Affiliates, including correspondence, administrative files and subject files, the majority of which date from the directorships of C.T. Vivian and T.Y. Rogers. A particularly noteworthy element of the series is the national membership records. The most comprehensive records of membership can be found in the lists of chapters and affiliates and in the membership and mailing lists, although these lists are not necessarily complete. Folders containing membership applications; membership inquiries and new member correspondence; and membership cards provide additional information about the national office's administration of the membership system. Membership rosters for individual chapters and affiliates can be found in Subseries 5.2: Chapter files. The folders entitled "Prospective chapters and affiliates" contain correspondence from individuals interested in establishing chapters and from organizations interested in affiliation.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
281 1 Affiliate Leaders Conference, Frogmore, South Carolina, 1964
281 2 Affiliate monthly report form, draft, undated
281 3 Affiliates contact persons for membership campaign, 1970
281 4 Affiliates newsletter, circa 1969
281 5 Affiliates newsletter, "Focus on Charleston, South Carolina, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Dayton, Ohio, and Florence, South Carolina," circa 1969
281 6 "Affiliate Organization Plan," circa 1964
281 7 Affiliates workshop, September 8, 1969
281 8 The Alabama Project, 1964
281 9 Alinsky, Saul, 1962-1965
281 10 Alliance for Labor Action, 1969
281 11 Allied Products, Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois, 1969
281 12 American Documentary Films, Inc., circa 1969
281 13 American Foundation for Negro Affairs, circa 1968
281 14 American Friends Service Committee, 1964-1965
281 15 Appalachian Economic and Political Action Conference, 1965
281 16 Appalachian Provisional Organizing Committee, 1964
281 17 "An Appeal for Justice by the Steering Committee Against Repression," undated
281 18 Application for chapters and affiliates, drafts, undated
281 19 "Approach for New Regional Representation," 1964
281 20 Askew, Reubin, remarks to the Madison County Democratic Women's Club, Huntsville, Alabama, June 2, 1983
281 21 Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., 1st anniversary, circa 1969 [1 of 2]
281 22 Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., 1st anniversary, circa 1969 [2 of 2]
281 23 Atlanta Board of Education, 1970
281 24 Atlanta Negro Voters League, 1962
281 25 Atlanta University Center statement on student rights and freedoms, 1969
281 26 Bevel, James, undated
281 27 Black firemen in Atlanta, Georgia, 1969
281 28 Black Mountain retreat, 1964
281 29 Black power, undated
281 30 Black Youth Young Adult Action Task Force, United Methodist Church, circa 1970-1971
281 31 Boycott of the state of Alabama, 1965
281 32 Boycott of the state of Mississippi, 1965
282 1 Braden, Anne, 1963-1964
282 2 Branch, William McKinley, untitled speech, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February 24, 1968
282 3 Bristol, James E., book review of Nonviolence: A Christian Interpretation by William Robert Miller, undated
282 4 Budgets, circa 1965-1966
282 5 The Center for Community-Action Education, circa 1965
282 6 Certificates of affiliation, drafts, undated
282 7 Certificates of affiliation, unidentified chapters and affiliates, circa 1968-1987
282 8 Certificates of appreciation, 1998
282 9 "A Challenge to Affiliates," undated
282 10 Chapter development and policy manuals, undated
282 11 Chapter development Power Point presentation, circa 2001
282 12 "Chapter Development Program," undated
282 13 "Chapter Pledge," undated
282 14 Chapter survey questions, SCLC Technology Committee, 2001
282 15 Chapter training and installation schedule, undated
282 16 Chapters and affiliates update forms, drafts, 1995-2000
282 17 Cheyenne, Wyoming, undated
282 18 Chicago, Illinois, 1963
282 19 The City-Wide Advisory Council on Public Housing, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, 1978
282 20 City workers strike, Atlanta, Georgia, 1970
282 21 Civil Rights Act of 1964, 1964-1965
282 22 Clergy and Laymen Concerned about Vietnam, 1968
282 23 Coalition of Black Youths, Memphis, Tennessee, 1975
282 24 Coffield, John V. (Father), statement, December 27, 1964
282 25 The Community League, Atlanta, Georgia, undated
282 26 Community organizing, circa 1962-1965
282 27 Community questionnaire on implementation of Civil Rights Act of 1964, 1964
282 28 Concert in Birmingham, Alabama, featuring The Clarence Carter Show, Poo Nanny's Revue, and C.L. Blast, 1970
282 29 Constitution and by-laws of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, undated
282 30 Cook, Rodney, campaign for mayor of Atlanta, undated
282 31 Correspondence, undated
282 32 Correspondence, 1962-1963
283 1 Correspondence, 1964 January-May
283 2 Correspondence, 1964 June-December
283 3 Correspondence, 1965 January-April
283 4 Correspondence, 1965 May-December
283 5 Correspondence, 1966-1967
283 6 Correspondence, 1968 circa
283 7 Correspondence, 1968 January-June
284 1 Correspondence, 1968 July-December
284 2 Correspondence, 1969 circa
284 3 Correspondence, 1969 January-March
284 4 Correspondence, 1969 April-May
284 5 Correspondence, 1969 June-August
284 6 Correspondence, 1969 September-October
285 1 Correspondence, 1969 November-December
285 2 Correspondence, 1970 January-March
285 3 Correspondence, 1970 April-June
285 4 Correspondence, 1970 July-September
285 5 Correspondence, 1970 October-December
285 6 Correspondence, 1971
286 1 Correspondence, 1972-1975
286 2 Correspondence, 1977-1979
286 3 Correspondence, 1980-1989
286 4 Correspondence, 1990-2001
286 5 Correspondence fragments, undated
286 6 The Council of Community Churches, circa 1964
286 7 "County Organizer's Handbook," Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Jackson, Mississippi, 1967
286 8 Coulton, Herbert V., circa 1966
286 9 Craven Operation Progress, Incorporated Community Action Program, circa 1966
286 10 Davis, Sammy, Jr., concert committee, undated
286 11 Department of Affiliates items for consideration, undated
286 12 "Department of Chapters and Affiliates Strategic Plan Overview," 2001
286 13 "Departmental Program Areas Available to the Affiliates of SCLC," circa 1968
286 14 Detroit Council for Human Rights, 1963
286 15 "Discussion of Application of Non-Violence and the Application of the Basic Precepts to Field and Staff Relations," undated
286 16 Education, 1964
286 17 Field report by southern field staff, 1966
286 18 Field reports by Billy Hollins, 1968-1969
286 19 Field reports by Robert E. Jones, circa 1969
286 20 Fontaine Truck Equipment Company, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama, 1964
286 21 Foreman, Julia A., circa 1964
286 22 The Foundation for Cooperative Housing, 1965
286 23 Fragments, undated
286 24 Garbage workers strike, Atlanta, Georgia, 1968
286 25 "General Election Information for 1968"
286 26 Get Out the Vote campaign, 1964
286 27 Gibbs, Thomas H., 1968
286 28 Gibson, John, circa 1964
287 1 Goldberg, Arthur J. and Roy Wilkins, "Statement on Commission of Inquiry into the Black Panthers and Law Enforcement Officials," December 15, 1969
287 2 Goldwater, Barry, 1964
287 3 Grady Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, 1964
287 4 Green Power program, 1967
287 5 Group conversation, 1965
287 6 "A Guide for the Study of Negro History in the Churches," undated
287 7 Hall, L.W., "Jobs or a Guaranteed Income: A National Boycott of Sears and Roebuck and Demand for a Minimum of a 25% Increase in Hiring and Upgrading Minorities by the SCLC," 1979
287 8 Hammermill Paper Company boycott, 1965
287 9 The Harambe Art Gallery and Jazz Emporium, circa 1969
287 10 Higgs, William L., "Memo on Mississippi Ad Hoc Negro Advisors to the Secretary of Agriculture," 1964
287 11 Highlander Folk School, circa 1965
287 12 Hollins, Billy, "Some Observations, Ideas, and Suggestions," undated
287 13 Hollowell, Donald L., 1964
287 14 Hospital workers strike, Charleston, South Carolina, 1969
287 15 Independent Schools Talent Search Program, 1965
287 16 Information on becoming a member, undated
287 17 Information on how to organize a chapter or affiliate, undated
287 18 "Initial Thoughts on the Development of a Strengthened SCLC National Program," circa 1979
287 19 Inmate Advisory Committee Culpeper Correctional Unit resolution to attain the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr., undated
287 20 Investigation by National Education Association of Negro teachers displaced due to school integration, circa 1965-1966
287 21 Jackson, Mahalia, concert, 1963
287 22 Jacksonville Beach Tenant Association, Jacksonville, Florida, 1970
287 23 James Reeb Family Aid Fund, 1965
287 24 "Journal of Negro History Articles of Interest to Social Scientists," 1968
287 25 King, Chevenne B., campaign for governor of Georgia, undated
287 26 King, Coretta Scott, undated
287 27 Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, 1968-1970
287 28 "The Life of a King" Alabama touring schedule, undated
287 29 List of affiliates organized since August 1963, undated
287 30 Lists of chapters and affiliates, undated [1 of 3]
288 1 Lists of chapters and affiliates, undated [2 of 3]
288 2 Lists of chapters and affiliates, undated [3 of 3]
288 3 Lists of chapters and affiliates, 1964 January 31
288 4 Lists of chapters and affiliates, 1964 November 10
288 5 Lists of chapters and affiliates, circa 1965
288 6 Lists of chapters and affiliates, 1966-1968
288 7 Lists of chapters and affiliates, 1970-1979
288 8 Lists of chapters and affiliates, 1982-1992
289 1 Lists of chapters and affiliates, 1993-2003
289 2 Local media, Atlanta, Georgia, undated
289 3 March Against Repression, 1970
289 4 Marder, George J., "Racial Economic Gap Widens," annotated by C.T. Vivian, 1964
289 5 Martin Luther King Film Project, King: A Filmed Record...Montgomery to Memphis, 1969-1970
289 6 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center, circa 1969
289 7 Martin Luther King Village, Charleston, South Carolina, undated
289 8 "Media Relations for SCLC Chapters," 1987
289 9 Medical Committee for Human Rights, circa 1964
289 10 Meeting agendas, circa 1964-1971
289 11 Meeting minutes, 1964-1969
289 12 Membership and mailing lists, undated [1 of 3]
289 13 Membership and mailing lists, undated [2 of 3]
289 14 Membership and mailing lists, undated [3 of 3]
289 15 Membership and mailing lists, 1964
289 16 Membership and mailing lists, 1976
290 1 Membership and mailing lists, 1984-1985
290 2 Membership and mailing lists, circa 1986-2001
290 3 Membership applications, undated [1 of 2]
290 4 Membership applications, undated [2 of 2]
290 5 Membership applications, 1978
290 6 Membership applications, 1979 [1 of 2]
291 1 Membership applications, 1979 [2 of 2]
291 2 Membership applications, 1980 [1 of 2]
291 3 Membership applications, 1980 [2 of 2]
291 4 Membership applications, 1981
291 5 Membership applications, 1982-1983
291 6 Membership applications, 1984
291 7 Membership applications, 1985
291 8 Membership applications, 1986
291 9 Membership applications, 1987-1991
292 1 Membership applications, 1992 [1 of 2]
292 2 Membership applications, 1992 [2 of 2]
292 3 Membership applications, 1993
292 4 Membership applications, 1994
292 5 Membership applications, 1995
292 6 Membership applications, 1996-2001
292 7 Membership card drafts, undated
292 8 Membership card file, A-C, 1971
292 9 Membership card file, D-G, 1971
293 1 Membership card file, H-K, 1971
293 2 Membership card file, L-S, 1971
293 3 Membership card file, T-Z, 1971
293 4 Membership cards, 1971-2002
293 5 Membership inquiries and new member correspondence, undated
293 6 Membership inquiries and new member correspondence, 1964-1969
293 7 Membership inquiries and new member correspondence, 1970-1979
293 8 Membership inquiries and new member correspondence, 1980-1986
293 9 Membership inquiries and new member correspondence, 1991-1992
294 1 Membership inquiries and new member correspondence, 1993-2001
294 2 Membership progress reports, 1998
294 3 Memoranda, undated
294 4 Memoranda, 1963-1967
294 5 Memoranda, 1968 circa
294 6 Memoranda, 1969 circa
294 7 Memoranda, 1969 January-June
294 8 Memoranda, 1969 July-December
294 9 Memoranda, 1970-2002
294 10 Merlin, Inc. strike, 1969
294 11 Mesher, Shirley, "Selma-One Year Later-What?" circa 1966
294 12 Metropolitan Workhouse, Nashville, Tennessee, circa 1963-1964
294 13 Migrant laborers in Florida, circa 1969
294 14 Mississippi Council of Federated Organizations, circa 1964
295 1 Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, 1965
295 2 Mississippi Summer Project, 1964
295 3 NAACP Legal Defense Fund, 1968-1970
295 4 Natchez, Mississippi project, undated
295 5 National Coalition against Repression, 1971
295 6 National Committee against Discrimination in Housing, Inc., undated
295 7 National Committee against Repressive Legislation, 1970
295 8 National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee, circa 1964-1965
295 9 National Convention, undated
295 10 National Convention, 7th annual, 1963
295 11 National Convention, 8th annual, 1964 [1 of 2]
295 12 National Convention, 8th annual, 1964 [2 of 2]
295 13 National Convention, 9th annual, 1965
295 14 National Convention, 10th annual, 1966
295 15 National Convention, 10th anniversary, 1967
296 1 National Convention, 11th annual, 1968 [1 of 2]
296 2 National Convention, 11th annual, 1968 [2 of 2]
296 3 National Convention, 12th annual, 1969
296 4 National Convention, 13th annual, 1970
296 5 National Convention, 14th annual, 1971
296 6 National Convention, 15th annual, 1972
296 7 National Convention, 22nd annual, 1979
296 8 National Coalition to Repeal the Draft, circa 1970-1971
296 9 National Peace Action Coalition, 1971
296 10 National Urban League, 1965
296 11 Negro Heritage Library by Educational Heritage, Inc., circa 1964
296 12 Negro history, undated
296 13 Nelson, Duane, "A Moderate Manifesto," 1969
296 14 New membership and fundraising drive advertising platform, 1992
296 15 New Party of Florida, Miami, Florida, circa 1969
296 16 Nonviolence, undated
296 17 Nonviolence workshops for affiliates, 1964
296 18 "North Central Voters League Public Attitude Survey," St. Paul, Minnesota, undated
297 1 Northern Negro Leadership Conference, undated
297 2 Northwest Minority Association, 1971
297 3 Notes and notebooks, undated
297 4 "Notes on Non-Violent Struggle," 1970
297 5 Office file organizational system, circa 1971
297 6 Office of Economic Opportunity community action programs, circa 1964-1965
297 7 Operation Freedom, 1964-1965
297 8 "Organizing Welfare Unions: A Service to Affiliates of SCLC," 1968
297 9 "Outline of 1964 Activities," 1964
297 10 Persian Gulf, 1991
297 11 Personnel policies, undated
297 12 Petitions to the President requesting that the House Un-American Activities Committee stop investigating the Ku Klux Klan and that a presidential commission be formed, 1965
297 13 "Planning for Community Leadership," Citizen Information Service of Metropolitan Chicago, undated
297 14 Poor People's Campaign, circa 1968 [See also Subseries 2.2: President Ralph David Abernathy files, Subseries 4.1: William Rutherford files, and Subseries 10.3: Poor People's Campaign records]
297 15 Progressive National Baptist Convention Five Year Africa Advance Project, 1969
297 16 "Projections for May through December 1970"
297 17 Proposal for a teen summer camp, Avalon Central Area United Christian Churches Association, undated
297 18 Proposal for direct mail campaign for new membership and fundraising drive, 1991
297 19 Proposal for regional organization, undated
297 20 "Proposal for Reorganization of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference" by Lloyd Jackson, 1970
297 21 "Proposal: Southern Christian Leadership Conference Northeast Regional Fundraising and Membership Campaign," 1987
297 22 "Proposals for Individual Memberships," circa 1967
297 23 Proposals for the Affiliates program, circa 1966-1967
297 24 Proposed activities and budget, 1970
297 25 "Proposed Program for Gadsden County," Florida, undated
297 26 "A proposed program to develop and train leaders in methods of dialogue and in dynamics of community organization for reconciliation and growth," undated
297 27 "Proposed State and Regional Meetings," 1969
298 1 Prospective chapters and affiliates, undated
298 2 Prospective chapters and affiliates, 1963-1967
298 3 Prospective chapters and affiliates, 1968
298 4 Prospective chapters and affiliates, 1969
298 5 Prospective chapters and affiliates, 1970
298 6 Prospective chapters and affiliates, 1971-1977
298 7 Prospective chapters and affiliates, 1978-1982
299 1 Prospective chapters and affiliates, 1983-1988
299 2 Prospective chapters and affiliates, 1990-2001
299 3 "Prospectus for Department of Affiliates," circa 1965
299 4 Public relations, circa 1968-1970
299 5 "The Purpose of SCLC," undated
299 6 A Quaker Action Group, 1970
299 7 Reports, circa 1964-2001
299 8 Requests and authorizations for travel, 1966-1969
299 9 Richey, Elinor, "The Slum that Saved Itself," The Progressive, annotated by C.T. Vivian, 1963
299 10 Rochester, New York, 1965
299 11 Rogers, T.Y., Jr., 1964-1969
299 12 Rogers, T.Y., Jr., excerpt from speech at the Second Annual Soul Power Conference, undated
299 13 Rogers, T.Y., Jr., First African Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1968-1971
299 14 Sampson, Albert, undated
299 15 Sampson, Albert, 1965
299 16 "SCLC Chapters: Building on Our Legacy to Effect Change," 2001
299 17 Scripto boycott, 1964
299 18 Second American Revolution Conference, undated
299 19 Selma, Alabama, 1965
299 20 Sermons, circa 1964-1965
299 21 "Some recent and current activities of SCLC," 1972
299 22 Songs and poems, undated
299 23 Songs and poems, 1965-1985
300 1 Soul Productions, Incorporated, 1970
300 2 Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1964-1967
300 3 Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1968
300 4 Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1969
300 5 Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1970-1971
300 6 Speech fragment, unidentified, undated
300 7 St. Augustine, Florida, 1964
300 8 Staff retreat, Frogmore, South Carolina, 1966
300 9 Staff rosters and assignments, undated
300 10 Staff rosters and assignments, 1965-1968
300 11 State-wide meeting on school desegregation, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1966
300 12 "Statement of the Board of Directors of the National Committee of Black Churchmen," 1969
300 13 Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam, 1969
300 14 Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Project, 1965
300 15 Taylor, Fred, "Why Not Before NowMembership," undated
300 16 Telephone log, undated
300 17 To-do lists, 1964-1965
300 18 "Twelve-Month Projection for the Department of Affiliates," 1969
300 19 Unidentified event, undated
300 20 Unitarian Universalist Association, circa 1964-1965
300 21 United Farm Workers Organizing Committee grape boycott, circa 1969
300 22 United Front Against Fascism, circa 1969
301 1 The Universal Exchange, Orlando, Florida, 1964
301 2 The Upland Institute, 1965
301 3 University of Peace, Belgium, 1969
301 4 Vietnam Moratorium, 1969
301 5 VISION Alabama tutorial project, circa 1965
301 6 Vivian, C.T., circa 1965
301 7 Vivian, C.T., campaign for House of Representatives, undated
301 8 Vivian, C.T., speaking engagement, Defiance College, Defiance, Ohio, 1964
301 9 Vivian, C.T., speaking engagement, People's Community Church, Detroit, Michigan, 1964
301 10 Vivian, C.T., speaking engagement, Union Bethel Independent Methodist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, 1964
301 11 Vivian, C.T., speech, Interdenominational Theological Center, undated
301 12 War Against Repression, 1971
301 13 "Washington, D.C. 8 Point Proposal," 1991
301 14 "What Distinguishes SCLC from Other Organizations?" undated
301 15 White Citizens Councils, undated
301 16 Wilmore, Gayraud S., sermon, "The Third Emancipation," undated
301 17 Workshop on Nonviolence and the Role of the Church in the Civil Rights Movement, Americus, Georgia, 1964
301 18 World Campaign for the Release of South African Political Prisoners, 1964
301 19 Yoder, John H., "Revolution, Nonviolence, and the Church," speech, Black Mountain, North Carolina, 1963
301 20 Youth Greater Jacksonville Economic Opportunity organization, Jacksonville, Florida, undated
301 21 Zippert, John, "Some Ideas for Community Organizers," Southern Coop Development Program, Lafayette, Louisiana, undated
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