Series 1
Binders, 1955-2005
Boxes 1-11

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of subject binders created by C.T. and Octavia Vivian from 1955-2005. Octavia Vivian collected clippings, printed materials, correspondence, and other materials related to the Civil Rights Movement and arranged those materials in binders. The people documented in these binders include Martin Luther King, Jr. (and his family), Ralph Abernathy, Hosea Williams, John Lewis, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, and others. Topics such as the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery, the 1968 Poor People's Campaign, and Operation Breadbasket in Chicago are covered. Other topics include Octavia Vivian's biographical writings on Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks, South African apartheid, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Processing Note

Rose Library staff removed documents from their original binders and in some cases rearranged based on the content. While there is overlap in this series and Series 6: Subject files, the separation was created by Octavia Vivian and her original arrangement has been retained. In some cases, the archivist removed materials from one binder (folder) to another but those folder names retained the binder number (created by Octavia). In some cases, there were no binder number. Titles created by the archivist are written in brackets.

People
Box Folder Content
1 1 Abernathy, Ralph David, 1968-1993 [1]
1 2 Abernathy, Ralph David, 1968-1993 [2]
1 3 Abernathy, Ralph David, 1968-1993 [3]
1 4 Abernathy, Ralph David, 1968-1993 [4]
1 5 Abernathy, Ralph David, 1968-1993 [5]
1 6 Bond, Julian #45, 1996
1 7 Clark, Septima #13 #14, 1970-1988
1 8 Cottonreader, R.B. #112, 1987-2002
1 9 Coverdell, Paul #7, 2000
1 10 Eastern Michigan University alumni #99, 1992
1 11 Family #101, 1880, 1950-2002
1 12 Houston, Ma and Ty Reagan, clippings #86, 1961-1984
1 13 Jackson, Jesse #89, 1963-1999 [1]
1 14 Jackson, Jesse #89, 1963-1999 [2]
1 15 Jackson, Jesse #89, 1963-1999 [3]
2 1 Jackson, Jesse #93, 1970-1992 [1]
2 2 Jackson, Jesse #93, 1970-2002[2]
2 3 Jackson, Jesse #95, 1969-1988 [1]
2 4 Jackson, Jesse #95, 1969-1988 [2]
2 5 King, Martin Luther, Jr. #37, 1969-1997 [1]
2 6 King, Martin Luther, Jr. #37, 1969-1997 [2]
2 7 King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1960s and 1970s, 1993 [1]
2 8 King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1960s and 1970s, 1993 [2]
2 9 King, Martin Luther, Jr., articles #35, 1963-1985 [1]
2 10 King, Martin Luther, Jr., articles #35, 1963-1985 [2]
2 11 King, Martin Luther, Jr., articles and journals #23, 1986-1992 [1]
2 12 King, Martin Luther, Jr., articles and journals #23, 1986-1992 [2]
2 13 King, Martin Luther, Jr., bibliographies #4, 1966-1987 [1]
2 14 King, Martin Luther, Jr., bibliographies #4, 1966-1987 [2]
3 1 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings #30, 1968 [1]
3 2 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings #30, 1968 [2]
3 3 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings #31, 1968 [1]
3 4 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings #31, 1968 [2]
3 5 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings #32, 1968 [1]
3 6 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings #32, 1968 [2]
3 7 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings #34, 1962-1986 [1]
3 8 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings #34, 1962-1986 [2]
3 9 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings #43, 1960s
3 10 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings, journals, pamphlets, 1957-1988 [1]
3 11 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings, journals, pamphlets, 1957-1988 [2]
3 12 King, Martin Luther, Jr., clippings, journals, pamphlets #81, 1964-1985
3 13 King, Martin Luther, Jr., commemorative issues #21, 1968-1989 [1]
3 14 King, Martin Luther, Jr., commemorative issues #21, 1968-1989 [2]
3 15 King, Martin Luther, Jr., information and memorabilia, 1973-1987 [1]
4 1 King, Martin Luther, Jr., information and memorabilia, 1973-1987 [2]
4 2 King, Martin Luther, Jr., issues[QS1][SL2][HCE3] #22, 1963-1987 [1]
4 3 King, Martin Luther, Jr., issues #22, 1963-1987 [2]
4 4 King, Martin Luther, Jr., issues #24, 1968-1993 [1]
4 5 King, Martin Luther, Jr., issues #24, 1968-1993 [2]
4 6 King, Martin Luther, Jr., issues #24, 1968-1993 [3]
4 7 [King, Martin Luther, Jr., Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change notebook], 1970-2002 [1]
4 8 [King, Martin Luther, Jr., Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change notebook], 1970-2002 [2]
4 9 [King, Martin Luther, Jr., King family], 1960-2002 [1]
4 10 [King, Martin Luther, Jr., King family], 1960-2002[2]
4 11 King, Martin Luther, Jr., magazines #26, 1961-1987 [1]
4 12 King, Martin Luther, Jr., magazines #26, 1961-1987 [2]
4 13 King, Martin Luther, Jr., magazines #26, 1961-1987 [3]
4 14 King, Martin Luther, Jr., miscellaneous, 1968-2002 [1]
4 15 King, Martin Luther, Jr., miscellaneous, 1968-2002 [2]
4 16 King, Martin Luther, Jr., printed materials, 1968-1986
4 17 King, Martin Luther, Jr., programs, 1968-1985
4 18 Lewis, John #106, 1986-2001
5 1 Lewis, John #92, 1963-1992 [1]
5 2 Lewis, John #92, 1963-1992 [2]
5 3 Lowery, Joseph and Evelyn #96, 1968-1994 [1]
5 4 Lowery, Joseph and Evelyn #96, 1968-1994 [2]
5 5 Mays, Benjamin E. #111, 1977-1984
5 6 Metcalfe, Ralph H. (Reverend), 1972
5 7 Parks, Rosa #108, 1955, 1973-2005 [1]
5 8 Parks, Rosa #108, 1955, 1973-2005 [2]
5 9 Parks, Rosa #109, 1955, 1986-1992 [1]
5 10 Parks, Rosa #109, 1955, 1986-1992 [2]
5 11 [Spike, Robert, memorials and obituaries], undated
5 12 Vivian, C.T. #60, 1965-1997 [1]
5 13 Vivian, C.T. #60, 1965-1997 [2]
5 14 Vivian, C.T. #60, 1965-1997 [3]
5 15 Vivian, C.T. #77, 1965-1997 [1]
5 16 Vivian, C.T. #77, 1965-1997 [2]
5 17 Vivian, C.T., biographies and histories #81, 1972-1974
5 18 Vivian, C.T. "Reverend C.T. Vivian: A Tribute to his 45 Years of Leadership" #81, 1992
5 19 Vivian, Octavia #100, 1965-2002
5 20 Vivian, Octavia, life notes #12, 2003 [1]

Collected notes for her autobiography

6 1 Vivian, Octavia, notes, 1986-2000 [1]

These include notes for her writings including her autobiography and for Coretta

6 2 Vivian, Octavia, notes, 1986-2000 [2]

These include notes for her writings including her autobiography and for Coretta

6 3 Vivian, Octavia, notes, 1986-2000 [3]

These include notes for her writings including her autobiography and for Coretta

6 4 Wallace, George #45, 1968-1975
6 5 Wallace, George #110, 1968-1998
6 6 Williams, Hosea and Juanita #90, 1966-2000 [1]
6 7 Williams, Hosea and Juanita #90, 1966-2000 [2]
6 8 Williams, Hosea and Juanita #90, 1966-2000 [3]
6 9 Williams, Hosea and Juanita #91, 1965-1992 [1]
6 10 Williams, Hosea and Juanita #91, 1965-1992 [2]
6 11 Williams, Hosea and Juanita #91, 1965-1992 [3]
6 12 Young, Andrew #70, 1974-1986 [1]
6 13 Young, Andrew #70, 1974-1986 [2]
6 14 Young, Andrew #107, 1996-2001
6 15 Young, Andrew and Jean #88, 1977-1994 [1]
6 16 Young, Andrew and Jean #88, 1977-1994 [2]
6 17 Young, Andrew and Jean #88, 1977-1994 [3]
Projects and organizations
7 1 21st Century Youth Leadership, 1990
7 2 Action Training Coalition, Cincinnati, Ohio #79, 1969
7 3 Affirmative Action Coordinating Committee, 1978-1993
7 4 Afro-American History Publication, 1969
7 5 Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, 1966, 1988
7 6 American Baptist College, 1993
7 7 Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, 1995
7 8 Birmingham, Alabama, 1961-1963, 1978
7 9 Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 1995
7 10 Black Action Strategies and Information Center (BASIC) #81, 1986-1988
7 11 Black Political Agenda, 1994
7 12 Black reparations, 1985-1988
7 13 Black Strategy Center #74, 1970-1971
7 14 Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society #1 [1]
7 15 Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society #1 [2]
7 16 Campaign for a Just Supreme Court #79, 1983
7 17 Center for Democratic Renewal #63, 1989
7 18 "Challenge and Change: The Story of Civil Rights Activist C.T. Vivian, " by Lydia Walker #68, 1993
7 19 Chicago, Illinois #62, 1969 August 21

Proceedings from the negotiations between Paschen Contractors, In., S.N. Nielson Company, James McHugh Construction Co., Carl E. Erickson Co., the Building Construction Employers' Association of Chicago, Inc., and the Builders' Association of Chicago, Inc. and the Rev. Curtis Burrell, Carl Latimer, James Hutchinson, Robert Lewis, the Rev. C.T. Vivian, Meredith Gilbert, David Reed, Warner Sanders, Sally Johnson Ginger Mack, Cecil Butler, Michael Shane, Leonard Senhali, the Coaition for United COmmunitu ACtion, Kenwood-Oakland Communiyu Prganization (KOCO), Calley Community Organization, yhe Black Liberation Alliance, the Lawndale Peoples Planning and Action Council, the Woodlawn Organization, tyje Black P. Stone Nation, the Black Disciples, the Conservative Vice Loerads, Welface Rights Organization and Allies for a Better Community.

7 20 Chicago, Illinois #78, 1968-1972
7 21 [Chicago, Illinois, community planning] #79, 1968-1969
7 22 Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM), 1966
7 23 Christian Writers Conference, Octavia Vivian, 1984
7 24 [Clennon "C. B." King Courthouse dedication], 2002
7 25 Clergy and Laity Concerned #51, 1983-1990
7 26 Clippings #3, 1968-1992
7 27 Clippings #33, 1968-1983
7 28 Coalition for United Community Action Against Consumer Injustice #79, 1969-1970
7 29 [Community groups, various organizations], 1969-1990
7 30 Conference on Racial and Ethnic Relations in American Higher Education #81, 1990
7 31 Congress of Racial Equality, Inc., undated
7 32 Congressional Black Caucus, 6th annual dinner, 1976
7 33 Coordinating Council of Community Organizations #81, 1966
7 34 Coretta Scott King Award, 1975
7 35 Cosmopolitan Community Church building fund, undated
7 36 Danville, Virginia, 1963
7 37 Death Penalty, 1987
7 38 Directories, black congressmen, undated
7 39 Directories, media contacts, undated
7 40 East Garfield Park (Chicago, Illinois) Conference to End Slums #81, 1966
7 41 [Essays], undated

Essays are about the King Docudrama, and include writers Herbert Edwards, Joan Lewis, Ralph Abernathy, Robert Detweiler, and L.D. Reddick

7 42 Fannie Lou Hamer Convention, 1988
7 43 Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund #662, 1992
7 44 First African-African American Summit #81, 1991
7 45 Fliers and programs, 1962-1998
7 46 Forsyth County (Georgia) Brotherhood and Sisterhood Movement Against Fear and Intimidation, 1987
7 47 Foundation for Cooperative Housing, 1966-1970
8 1 Freedom Rides, 20th anniversary #52, 1981
8 2 Freedom Rides, 40th Anniversary, 2001
8 3 Fund for Southern Communities, 1996
8 4 Human Rights Commission, Des Moines (Iowa), 198
8 5 Institute of the Black World, 1970
8 6 Institute on Nonviolence, 1983
8 7 Jobs with Peace Network, 1982
8 8 Joint Commitment in Science and Religion, 1984
8 9 Junta of Militant Organizations, education package, 1971
8 10 Langston Hughes House, promotional material, 1986
8 11 Library Catalog project, A-L #1, undated [1]
8 12 Library Catalog project, A-L #1, undated [2]
8 13 Library Catalog project, L-M #2, undated

notes for the creation of an unidentified bibliography

8 14 Lovett School (Atlanta, Georgia), 1964-1966
8 15 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, 1963
8 16 March on Washington, 20th anniversary, 1983
8 17 March on Washington, 40th anniversary #72, 2003
8 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. #81, 1964-1985

Contains writings about Martin Luther King, Jr. and materials about him, including programs about his legacy and clippings, Drum Major Awards

8 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, 1965-1983, 1995 [1]
8 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, 1965-1983, 1995 [2]
8 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, 1970-1974, 1992
8 22 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, 1980-1995 [1]

Includes National King Week promotional materials

8 23 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission, 1980-1995 [2]
8 24 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center and SCLC clippings #10, 1982-1989
8 25 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center, research and organizing documents #42, 1962-1978
8 26 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Center, research and organizing documents #63, 1968-1977
8 27 Martin Luther King, Jr., day, 1983-1995
8 28 Memorial programs, 1992-2002
8 29 Mobilization for Jobs, Peace, and Freedom, 20th anniversary #79, 1983
9 1 Nashville, Tennessee #75 1950s-1960s
9 2 Nashville, Tennessee #76, 1960-1961
9 3 Nashville, Tennessee #76, 1960-1961, 1994
9 4 Nashville, Tennessee #76, 1960-1976
9 5 Nashville, Tennessee, sit-in clippings #75, 1960
9 6 National Action Network, 1996 January 2
9 7 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Dr. Robert Hayling, undated
9 8 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Oakland County Branch, 1983
9 9 National Baptist Laymen's Movement, 1960
9 10 National Coordinating Committee for the Trade Union Action and Democracy, 1971
9 11 National Voting Rights Museum and Institute, 1997-1998
9 12 The New Liberator, 1993
9 13 [Nile Valley Conference (Atlanta, Georgia)], 1984
9 14 Of Songs, Peace, and Struggle, The Program in African American Culture, 1992-1995
9 15 Office of Minority Enterprise Program Development, 1980
9 16 Peoria, Illinois #113, 1961-1999
9 17 Politicians, campaign announcements, 1970s

Includes press releases and fliers for A. A. Rayner, Walter E. Fauntroy, and Glen McCord among others

9 18 Poor People's Campaign, 1968
9 19 Poor People's Campaign #48, 1968
9 20 Poor People's Campaign #49, 1968 [1]
9 21 Poor People's Campaign #49, 1968 [2]
9 22 Poor People's Campaign #54, 1968 [1]
9 23 Poor People's Campaign #54, 1968 [2]
9 24 Poor People's Campaign #55, 1968 [1]
9 25 Poor People's Campaign, Resurrection City #44, 1968
10 1 Progressive National Baptist Convention #81, 1982
10 2 Real estate documents, 1964-1993
10 3 Research papers, various topics, 1969-1971

Topics include information on the Midwest Community Council, a "Map of the Far Right," High school reports on community organizings and racial bias

10 4 Resurrection City clippings #53, 1968 [1]
10 5 Resurrection City clippings #53, 1968 [2]
10 6 Save Our Sons and Daughters #51, 1980
10 7 SCLC/W.O.M.E.N #51, 1980-1982, 1995
10 8 Selma to Montgomery March #57, 1965-1995 [1]
10 9 Selma to Montgomery March #57, 1965-1995 [2]
10 10 Selma, Alabama, voting rights #56, 1965, 1990-1995
10 11 Shaw University, Seminary without Walls #63, 1970-1975
10 12 South African democracy, 1981-1994
10 13 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) #46, 1962-1985 [1]
10 14 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) #46, 1962-1985 [2]
10 15 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Chicago (Illinois) chapter, 1965-1979
10 16 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Operation Breadbasket (Chicago, Illinois) #78, 1960-1970
10 17 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Operation Breadbasket (Chicago, Illinois) #81, 1967-1982
10 18 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), publications #46, 1973-1992
10 19 Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), St. Augustine, Florida #69, 1964
10 20 Southern Conference Educational Fund (New Orleans, Louisiana), 1962-1963
10 21 Southern Organizing Committee #51, 1982
10 22 Tallahassee Bus Boycott, 25th anniversary, 1981
10 23 Ten/Eight Foundation, 1985
10 24 [Tennessee Voter's Council] #80, 1961-1963
11 1 Tribute to Coretta Scott King, 1993
11 2 Union Graduate School, undated
11 3 Urban Training Center for Christian Mission #79, 1967-1969, 1975
11 4 Voter rights, clippings #81, 1962-1970
11 5 Voting Rights Act, 30th anniversary, 1995
11 6 Voting Rights Conference, 30th anniversary, 1995
11 7 Writings, C.T. Vivian, 1960-1987
11 8 Writings, C.T. Vivian, handwritten notes, undated
11 9 Writings, Lydia Walker, A Man for the Movement #2, 1981-1988 [1]
11 10 Writings, Lydia Walker, A Man for the Movement #2, 1981-1988 [2]
11 11 Writings, Octavia Vivian, 1985
11 12 Writings, Octavia Vivian, Coretta chapters #104 [2]
11 13 Writings, Octavia Vivian, Coretta, drafts #98, undated
11 14 Writings, Octavia Vivian, Coretta, publishing documents #103, 1971-1985 [1]
11 15 Writings, Octavia Vivian, Coretta, publishing documents #103, 1971-1985 [2]

Topics include information on the Midwest Community Council, a "Map of the Far Right," High school reports on community organizings and racial bias

11 16 Writings, unidentified, undated
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