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Series 1
Correspondence, 1942-1999
Boxes 1-9

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of correspondence between Sullivan and individuals involved in church, community, business, and political activities from 1942-1999. The bulk of the correspondence includes letters to Sullivan on behalf of companies, political figures, and community leaders. Many prisoners and others in duress also wrote to Sullivan for help. Other correspondence includes matters related to Zion Baptist Church, complaints and hate mail directed against Sullivan, and personal legal and financial communication. From 1970-1993, Sullivan wrote many job recommendation letters for former employees, friends, and acquaintances; these recommendations are found at the end of the series.

Correspondence directly relating to operations of the Sullivan Principles, the Opportunities Industrialization Centers, International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, and other major organizations with which Sullivan was involved are primarily located in Series 3: Organizations and Series 4: Sullivan Principles. However, some correspondence pertaining less directly to these organizations is interfiled in this series.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Scope and Content Note This series consists of correspondence between Sullivan and individuals involved in church, community, business, and political activities from 1942-1999. The bulk of the correspondence includes letters to Sullivan on behalf of companies, political figures, and community leaders. Many prisoners and others in duress also wrote to Sullivan for help. Other correspondence includes matters related to Zion Baptist Church, complaints and hate mail directed against Sullivan, and personal legal and financial communication. From 1970-1993, Sullivan wrote many job recommendation letters for former employees, friends, and acquaintances; these recommendations are found at the end of the series. Correspondence directly relating to operations of the Sullivan Principles, the Opportunities Industrialization Centers, International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, and other major organizations with which Sullivan was involved are primarily located in Series 3: Organizations and Series 4: Sullivan Principles. However, some correspondence pertaining less directly to these organizations is interfiled in this series.
Box Folder Content
1 1 1942-1952
1 2 1969
1 3 1970
1 4 1971 January-June
1 5 1971 July-December
1 6 1972 January-July
1 7 1972 August-December
1 8 1973 January-June
1 9 1973 July-December
1 10 1974 January-May
1 11 1974 June-December
1 12 1975 January-August
1 13 1975 September-December
1 14 1976 January-August
2 1 1976 September-December
2 2 1977
2 3 1978
2 4 1979 January-July
2 5 1979 August-December
2 6 1980
2 7 1981
2 8 1982 January-July
2 9 1982 August-November
3 1 1982 December
3 2 1983 January-June
3 3 1983 July-September
3 4 1983 October-December
3 5 1984 January-June
3 6 1984 July-September
3 7 1984 October-December
3 8 1985 January-April
3 9 1985 May-August
4 1 1985 September-December
4 2 1986 January-September
4 3 1986 October-December
4 4 1987 January-March
4 5 1987 April-May
4 6 1987 June
4 7 1987 July
4 8 1987 August
4 9 1987 September-October
4 10 1987 November-December
4 11 1988 January
5 1 1988 February-March
5 2 1988 April-May
5 3 1988 June-July
5 4 1988 August-October
5 5 1988 November-December
5 6 1989 January-March
5 7 1989 April-July
5 8 1989 August-December
5 9 1990 January-May
5 10 1990 June-August
5 11 1990 September-December
6 1 1991 January-April
6 2 1991 May-June
6 3 1991 July-August
6 4 1991 September-October
6 5 1991 November-December
6 6 1992 January-March
6 7 1992 April-July
6 8 1992 August-October
6 9 1992 November-December
6 10 1993 January-May
6 11 1993 June
7 1 1993 July-August
7 2 1993 September-December
7 3 1994 January-May
7 4 1994 June-December
7 5 1995 January-May
7 6 1995 June-October
7 7 1995 November-December
7 8 1996 January-March
7 9 1996 April-July
7 10 1996 August-December
8 1 1997 January-June
8 2 1997 July-December
8 3 1998
8 4 1999 January-April
8 5 1999 May-September
8 6 1999 October-December
8 7 Undated
Recommendations
8 8 Undated, 1970
8 9 1971
8 10 1972-1973
8 11 1974-1975
9 1 1976
9 2 1977
9 3 1978
9 4 1979
9 5 1980
9 6 1981
9 7 1982
9 8 1983-1984
9 9 1985
9 10 1986-1988
9 11 1989-1993
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