General Series, 1957-1962 and undated

Scope and content:

Correspondence, mostly to or from McNeill Smith, and alphabetical files. Other correspondents include Commission and Committee members, lawyers, professors, members of other organizations, and other individuals interested in Committee work. Also includes minutes, affidavit forms, reports, printed material and press releases concerning open meetings. Arranged chronologically within files.


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Collection is open for research.

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The collection includes signed affidavits collected during the course of the Advisory Committee's investigations. These forms, and some correspondence, contain the names of complainants in civil rights and discrimination matters in North Carolina. Researchers should not release name-identifiable information about living persons without their prior permission. For further information, consult Special Collections Public Services staff.

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