Mississippi Humanities Council
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Luther King Jr.
Center for Nonviolent Social Change
King Library and Archives
||449 Auburn Ave, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30312
||Cynthia P. Lewis, director
||Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30
||Access to the collection
is on a restricted basis only; researchers must make
arrangements with the director prior to using the
archives. They must complete a researcher identification
form and pay a $5 fee. Only notebooks, note cards,
and pencils may be taken into the reading room. No
pens are allowed. Computers, typewriters, and recording
devices are permitted in the reading room provided
they do not disturb other researchers. All other personal
belongings are stored behind the circulation desk.
Photocopying costs 20 cents per page. At the time
the information for this bibliography was complied,
the Center was undergoing a restructuring, which led
to some difficulty in locating materials.
1. Martin Luther King Jr.
Oral History Collection
The Martin Luther King Jr. Oral History Collection comprises
more than 100 interviews with King's family, friends, and
colleagues in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
and other civil rights organizations. Six interviews with
eight people were pertinent to the civil rights movement in
2. James Forman
The James Forman Collection consists of approximately 300
oral recordings. A number of the tapes refer to the civil
rights movement in Mississippi, but most of those are radio
interviews, general discussions, mass meetings, church sermons,
and instructional programs. Among the many topics discussed
are voter education, voter registration, school integration,
the James Meredith shooting, and the Mississippi Freedom Project.
Only two of the tapes are oral history interviews about the
movement. Neither of those interviews names a specific person,
but rather both use identification labels for the people on
3. Anne Romaine Papers,
The Anne Romaine Collection consists of materials relating
to the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) collected
by Anne Romaine for her thesis at the University of Virginia.
Included are tape recordings and transcripts of interviews
with major organizers of the MFDP; miscellaneous correspondence,
flyers, and instructional materials produced by the MFDP;
and a copy of Ms. Romaine's thesis. Interviews by Anne Romaine
are also held in other collections including the State Historical
Society of Wisconsin and the Mississippi Department of Archives
The MLK collection includes the following
interviews with MFDP members: