Series 1
Personal papers, 1935-1977
Boxes 1-6

Scope and Content Note

This series contains correspondence, subject files, biographical information, a few photographs, clippings, printed material, and miscellany relating to Josephine Wilkins. Arranged in chronological order, the personal correspondence is concentrated from July 1960 through 1963. Wilkins was seriously injured in an accident in July 1960, and much of the personal correspondence consists of letters and cards sent to her during her convalescence in New York and Florida. Personal subject files are organized around topics and organizations and are arranged in alphabetical order. These files contain Wilkins' own notes, some correspondence, reports, clippings, and printed material. Notable among these files are several folders of League of Women Voters of Georgia (LWV) records dating mainly from 1935 when Wilkins was president of the LWV. Also included in Series 1 are biographical information about Wilkins and her brother, obituaries and eulogies for Wilkins, medical records, calendars, address books and lists, clippings and printed material collected by Wilkins, and a few photographs. Correspondents include Jessie Daniel Ames, James McBride Dabbs, James A. Dombrowsky, Julian LaRose Harris, Ralph Emerson McGill, Richard Milhous Nixon, Eleonore Raoul, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Correspondence
Box Folder Content
1 1 1940, 1954-1956
1 2 1957
1 3 1958 February 5-June 12
1 4 1958 July 3-November 7; 1958 undated
1 5 February 23-December 2; 1959 undated
1 6 1960 July 16-23,
1 7 1960 July 24-25
1 8 1960 July 26-30; July undated
1 9 1960 August 1-7
1 10 1960 August 8-15
1 11 1960 August 16-23
1 12 1960 August 24-31; August undated
1 13 1960 September 1-16
1 14 1960 September 17-30; September undated
1 15 1960 October 1-31
1 16 1960 November 1-15
1 17 1960 November 24-30; November undated
1 18 1960 December 1-12
1 19 1960 December 13-29
1 20-21 1960 December undated
2 1-6 1960 undated
2 7 1961 January 1-30; January undated
2 8 1961 February 13-March 30
2 9 1961 April 10-May 31
2 10 1961 June 6-26
2 11 1961 July 2-30
2 12 1961 September 13-December 21
2 13 1961 undated
2 14 1962 January 9-March 31; March undated
2 15 1962 April 2-June 30; June undated
2 16 1962 August 29-December 21; 1962 undated
2 17 1963 January undated-December 19
2 18 undated
2 19 undated
Subject Files
3 1 Cochran, John R.
3 2 Commission on Civil Rights - Georgia State Advisory Committee
3 3-5 Desegregation
3 6 League of Women Voters - Correspondence, July 2-31, 1935
3 7 League of Women Voters - Correspondence, August 1-5, 1935
3 8 League of Women Voters - Correspondence, August 6-10, 1935
3 9 League of Women Voters - Correspondence, August 12, 1935
3 10 League of Women Voters - Correspondence, August 13-26, 1935
3 11 League of Women Voters - Correspondence, September 10, 1935-September 7, 1940 and undated
3 12-13 League of Women Voters - Addresses presented at meetings
3 14 League of Women Voters - Press releases
3 15-16 Kennedy, John F.
3 17 Louisiana Plan for Aid to Dependent Children
4 1 Lucy Randolph Mason Memorial Fund
4 2-3 Migrant Children's Fund, Inc., 1958-1963
4 4 National Advisory Committee on Farm Labor, 1958-1964
4 5 National Advisory Committee on Farm Labor - Printed material and clippings
4 6 National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing
4 7 The National Consumers League
4 8 The National Consumers League - Committee on the Fair Labor Standards Act
4 9-10 National Sharecroppers Fund, Inc., 1958-1964
4 11 President's Commission on Government Contracts - General Printed Material
4 12-13 President's Commission on Government Contracts - Religious Leaders Conference, 1959
4 14 Public Parks and Recreational Facilities
4 15 Religion and Labor Council of America
4 16-18 Southern Conference Educational Fund, 1958-1964
4 19 Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
4 20 United Nations (Ruth Gage Colby and American Association for the United Nations)
General Personal Files
5 1 Autobiographical notes
5 2 Obituaries for Josephine Wilkins, June 1977
5 3 "In Joyful Memory of Josephine Mathewson Wilkins," eulogies delivered June 3, 1977
5 4 Who's Who of American Women (Josephine Wilkins)
5 5 National Cyclopedia of American Biography (John J. Wilkins, Jr.)
5 6-7 Wilkins, Inc.
5 8-9 Automobile records
5 10 Wilkins vs. Brand, et. al., 1963
5 11-12 Personal medical records, 1952-1956
5 13 Health-related notes and printed material
5 14 "Pocket Planner" calendar, March 1959
5 15 "Pocket Planner" calendar, April 1959
5 16 Personal telephone directory
5 17-18 Personal address book
6 1 Christmas card list
6 2 Pages from hospital notebooks re gifts, health, 1960
6 3-4 Collected quotations
6 5-11 Miscellaneous printed material
6 12-14 Miscellaneous clippings
6 15 Photographs - Warm Mineral Springs, Florida, 1962
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