Collection consists of newsletters and other publications produced by advertising agencies and other organizations. Many of the newsletters were intended for internal communications with agency staff and affiliates, although others were aimed at outside distributions. Agencies represented include BBDO, Ben & Jerry's, Dancer Fitzgerald Sample, Doyle Dane Bernbach, Dentsu, Ernest Dichter, Grey, Isidore and Paulson, Levi Strauss, Marsteller, Ogilvy & Mather, and Young Electric Sign.
Campaign to Free Mrs. Rosa Lee Ingram collection, 1954 February-May 0.1 Linear Feet — 3 Items
The collection includes three publications related to the campaign to free Mrs. Rosa Lee Ingram, an African American sharecropper and widowed mother of twelve in southwest Georgia, along with two of her sons, Wallace and Sammie Lee Ingram, who were serving life sentences for the 1947 death of their white sharecropper neighbor, John Ethron Stratford. The handling of the case aroused concern about racial injustice in the southern judicial system which led to the formation of a national campaign for clemency. Through the efforts of the African American community, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the communist-influenced Civil Rights Congress (CRC), the Ingrams' original death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment in 1948 and eventual release in 1959.
The three items in the collection were published in 1954, when publicity for the case was largely coordinated by the Women's Committee for Equal Justice, an off-shoot of the CRC headed by the civil rights activist, Mary Church Terrell. The broadside issued by the Women's Committee for Equal Justice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, includes a quote from Mrs. Ingram; a reprint of The Philadelphia Tribune article about the case dated May 8, 1954; an appeal to readers to contact Governor Herman Talmadge in Atlanta, Georgia; and a contribution form.
Also included in the collection is a four page newsletter issued by the New York headquarters of the Women's Committee for Equal Justice designed to raise support for the May 9th and 10th "Mother's Day crusade for the freedom of Mrs. Rosa Lee Ingram and her sons," in which Mary Church Terrell and supporters plan to campaign for the Ingrams' freedom at the Georgia State Capital and at a national conference in Atlanta. The newsletter includes photographs of a December 1953 protest in Georgia, Mrs. Ingram's children, and Mary Church Terrell; details about the case; quotes from Mrs. Ingram and others; a 28-line statement by Terrell, and a contribution form.
The earliest item in the collection is a four page newsletter published in February 1954 by the Pennsylvania Civil Rights Congress, Let Freedom Ring, volume 1, number 3. The cover page includes an article titled "Goal for '54: Free Mrs. Ingram" that recounts earlier efforts in the fight to free Mrs. Ingram and her sons and announces future campaign activities including plans to demand support from the Attorney General, Herbert Brownell, and the Secretary of the United Nations. The newsletter also includes an editorial on African American history by William L. Patterson, along with several civil rights related articles.
For a full history of the case, see the article written by Charles H. Martin, "Race, Gender and Southern Justice: The Rosa Lee Ingram Case," The American Journal of Legal History 29, no. 3 (1985): 251-68.
Charis Books and More and Charis Circle records, 1974-2022 and undated 40 Linear Feet — 62 boxes and 2 oversize folders
Collection documents the day-to-day operation, programs, and mission of Charis Books and More and Charis Circle, and the interrelated nature of these two organizations. The financial records include those for Charis Books and More (1983-2001) and Charis Circle (1996-2003). The ephemera (1976-2004) include bookstore flyers and announcements, t-shirts, banners, framed posters, and book bags. There are also board minutes (1983-1988 and 1997-1998); log books (1984-2001); instructions and reports for the bookstore; records for community programs (Sister Girls and Gaia Girls, 1999-2000); poetry workshop materials for "Leaving Home, Becoming Home" ; 2,500 photographs and a DVD. There are also materials prepared for and at an event held at the Rare Book Room, 2005 Apr. 12: 10 file folders, approximately 12 items, including introductory materials and materials prepared by participants at the event. There are also administrative files and financial records, 1996-2005; clippings, 2004-2006; promotional material, 2004-2006; store log notebooks, 2003-2005; approximately 30 mounted photographs; correspondence, 2005-2006; zines; t-shirts. Also includes oversized material consisting of 17 posters; 1 collage mounted on wooden board; 3 posters with 30 mounted photographs; 10 laminated signs; 1 painted wooden sign. There are also administrative and programming materials for both Charis Books and More and the Charis Circle organization, many of which were created by Linda Bryant, a founding owner. Also includes newsletters, newspaper clippings, some posters, and a fabric banner. There are also two oversized foam-core posters from the Girls Speak Out/SisterGirls group based at Charis Books and More. There are also program fliers and planning materials for Charis Books and More as well as Charis Circle; also contains information about the Charis Board and its members, store log books and correspondence, some ephemera from the store's programming, news coverage, and fliers from other community events. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Don Roy papers, 1921 - 1980 25.5 Linear Feet
The collection includes correspondence, clippings, articles, reviews, manuscripts, research and field notes, reprints, newsletters, photographs, teaching materials, pamphlets, and other written materials. The major subjects of the collection are Roy's study of industrial sociology; workplace interactions; and specific collective bargaining and union campaigns of the Textile Workers Union of America, the Teamsters Union, and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.
While at Duke, Roy studied the attempts made by the Textile Workers Union of America to have union contracts accepted in some of the mills of Virginia and North Carolina. Between 1956-1959 and 1973-1979, Roy made detailed observations on the campaigns at the Hanes Knitting Company in Winston-Salem, N.C., 1956-1957; Elkin, N.C., 1956-1957; Chatham, Va., 1956; Burlington, N.C., 1957; Roanoke, Va., 1956 and 1965; Radford, Va., 1957; Vinton, Va., 1957; Dublin, Va., 1957; Altavista, Va., 1957; Henderson, N.C., 1958-1959; Roanoke Rapids, N.C., 1964-1979; Wallace, N.C., 1974 and 1977; Laurinburg, N.C., 1977-1979. The bulk of the information about these campaigns can be found in Boxes 1-5 and Boxes 14-19. Manuscripts on the Sheffield and Tyndall campaigns can be found in Box 1.
In addition, Roy followed the disputes involving the Teamsters Union in Atlanta, Ga., 1966, and the attempt by Local 77 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees to establish a union at Duke Hospital in the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout his life, Roy took detailed field notes, collected materials, and retained correspondence about his industrial studies. These materials are scattered throughout the collection.
In 1965-1966, Roy spent a year on sabbatical at Cornell University. During that year, Roy wrote case studies on the Tyndall Garment Co., the Sheffield and Laurel Campaigns, the Burlington Campaign, the Corinth Study, and the Labor Organizing Campaign. Roy's field notes and observations are included in the collection.
Roy used pseudonyms, to protect confidentiality, for the names of the people and places he studied. Box 14 contains a list of the pseudonyms Roy used in his case studies. The following list gives the actual name followed by the pseudonym used by Roy in some of his studies and in his folder titles.
- Missing Title
- Hanes Knitting
- Tyndall Garments
- Winston-Salem, N.C.
- Elkin, N.C.
- Chatham, Va.
- Burlington, N.C.
- Roanoke, Va.
- Radford, Va.
- Vinton, Va.
- Dublin, Va.
- Indian Hills
- Altavista, Va.
- Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
Box 6 contains files for a book begun by Roy about his interest and involvement in union organizing. The book was not completed. The collection file contains Mrs. Roy's outline of the book's organization.
The collection file includes a paper by Huw Beynon with notes and comments about Roy's papers. Beynon's manuscript offers a proposed classification for the collection and outlines themes of Roy's work. The collection file also includes a biographical sketch by Dr. Joy K. Roy, Roy's second wife.
Faith Holsaert papers, 1950-2011 10.2 Linear Feet — 6525 items
Correspondence, newsletters, publications, and other materials relating to the activities of Faith Holsaert from the 1960s to the present. A large portion of the collection consists of correspondence and ephemera from her involvement in the Civil Rights movement, including SNCC, and the women's rights movement. Also includes materials from the writing and publishing of Hands on the Freedom Plow, some of which is restricted. The collection also has a large amount of personal memorabilia and materials relating to Holsaert's childhood and family.
Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
Inside-Outside Alliance records, 2012-2019 and undated 2.25 Linear Feet — 0.08 Gigabytes
Collection includes zines, newsletters in physical and digital forms, banners, posters, fliers, and a petition which document Inside-Outside Alliance's activism concerning the Durham County Jail and policing in Durham, North Carolina. Banners protest video visitation policy and oppose the presence of ICE in Durham, N.C. Posters list names of those who died in custody. This collection also documents the stories of Durham County Jail detainees and community members.
Inter-Citizens Committee Records, 1960-1963 0.1 Linear Feet
The Inter-Citizens Committee Records is a collection documents produced by the ICC, including the constitution and its by-laws; a fundraising circular; a copy of the Birmingham Manifesto, produced by the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, and 33 of the first 40 ICC Documents on Human Rights in Alabama. The Documents are reproduced typescripts, each 1-2 pages, recording, in sworn statements, personal incidents of beatings, arrests and harassment of African American citizens of all ages and professions in and around the city of Birmingham and elsewhere in Alabama in the early 1960s.
The advertising and marketing vertical file is an artificial collection consisting of reprints, research reports, clippings and other printed material organized by subject. Main topics include advertising media (newspaper, magazine, outdoor, radio); demographic surveys; and industry reports on various products, services and trading stamps. Companies represented include Coca-Cola, Hershey, and Sperry & Hutchinson. Collection also contains a photocopy of a brochure from Bromo-Seltzer (Emerson Drug) that includes sheet music to J.P. Knight's "Rock'd in the Cradle of the Deep."
J. Walter Thompson Company. Loy Baxter papers, 1954-1978, bulk 1966-1967 1.8 Linear Feet — 1200 Items
The Loy Baxter Papers span the years 1954-1968, the bulk of which document the period 1966-1967, and include correspondence, clippings, corporation records, photographs, promotional materials, newsletters, press releases, public relations campaign proposals, speeches, and a long-playing record. The collection primarily documents Baxter's work with the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT) as management supervisor and director of public relations. JWT public relations clients represented in the collection include Alcan; Eastman Kodak; Liggett & Myers; the National Dairy Products Corporation, Kraft Foods Division; Trailways; and the U.S. Marine Corps.
The collection is organized into two series: Office Files and Account Files. The Office Files Series chiefly documents communication between Baxter and other JWT offices. Other files in this series document events; projects; or relationships with organizations, such as the JWT subsidiary Lexington International, which specialized in creating press releases and industrial publicity for clients. The Account Files Series documents Baxter's involvement with JWT public relations clients and client campaigns. Includes a set of essays commissioned for an Alcan Corporation advertising campaign written by public leaders U Thant, Edward J. Louge, and Columbus O'Donnell Iselin. The essays, written for magazine publication, shared the common theme of major challenges that affect humanity.
J. Walter Thompson Company. Nan Findlow papers, 1930-1995 and undated, bulk 1959-1967 4.6 Linear Feet — 405 Items
The Nan Findlow Papers span the years 1930-1995, the bulk of which document the period 1959-1967, and include clippings, photographs, advertising scripts for television commercials, print advertisements, story boards, marketing reports, correspondence, corporate memoranda, trade literature, speeches, and company newsletters. The bulk of the materials represents Findlow's time as an executive at the J. Walter Thompson Company (JWT), where her client assignments included American Home Products (Boyle-Midway), Chesebrough-Pond's, Lever Brothers Company, McCall's, Prince Matchabelli perfume, Revlon, and Scott Paper Company. In addition, there are brochures from Macy's and Georg-Jensen Inc., proofs, tear sheets, and artwork from L. Bamberger & Co. and Ross Roy of New York. The collection also includes writings, press releases, and account-history reports prepared by Nan Findlow Creative Services, the marketing consultant firm Findlow founded upon leaving JWT.
The collection is organized into two series: General Files, including correspondence, clippings, and memoranda, which represents Findlow's career in market research and advertising; and Proofs & Tear Sheets, which represents some of the print advertising campaigns Findlow generated, primarily while working at JWT.