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M376 Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection

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From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Dial Parratt, a Princeton University student from Mississippi, writes to a friend, Hunter (last name unknown), to inquire about a freedom march in which Princeton students were invited to participate. Parratt writes that some Princeton students questoned this particular activity, despite their support of civil rights demonstrations. Parratt writes of plans to stay at Princeton until final exams are over and of hopes to return to Mississippi during the summer to work with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.);

10 April 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Anne Braden's letter states her commitment to civil rights and expresses her frustration with being unable to participate in the civil rights movement due to her daughter Anita's heart condition. The document also has a hand-written note from Braden to Ed [Hamlett].

6 May 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Ray Money, Jr., a freshman at Georgia Tech, is interested in taking part in a work-study program mentioned in a Council of Federated Organizations memo. He is uncertain about how useful he can be due to his age but asks for more information. The original recipient is not known, but a handwritten note instructs to forward the letter to Ed Hamlett.

1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Bruce Maxwell, in his letter to Ed [Hamlett], expresses his reservations and aspirations for poor whites, African-Americans, and the Freedom Democratic Party in Mississippi.

3 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Susan Solf writes to Ed [Hamlett], state director of the White Folks Project (WFP), that despite strong pressure from her father, she will participate in the Mississippi Freedom Project. Two photographs of Solf are included.

5 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Marjorie Ann Henderson, a student at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee, writes to Ed [Hamlett], state director of the White Folks Project (WFP), to tell him school will be out in two weeks and she will be coming to Mississippi to participate in the Mississippi Freedom Project.

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Cele Meyer, in her letter to Ed [Hamlett], explains that family responsibilities will prevent her from participating in the Mississippi Freedom Project.

3 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Shaw writes that, despite his use of a wheelchair, he is willing to work in any capacity that Ed Hamlett, state director of the White Folks Project (WFP), deems appropriate.

8 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Diana Chiarky's letter replies to a May 29 letter from Ed Hamlett about Mississippi Freedom Project work. Chiarky asks about requirements, length of assignment, and a salary. She also expresses interest in self-fulfillment and uncertainty about being able to withstand possible intimidation.

8 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. In Susan Solf's letter to Ed [Hamlett], Mississippi state director of the White Folks Project (WFP), she writes of her inability to raise enough money to travel to the training session as the reason why she will be unable to participate in the Project until possibly later in the summer.

[8 June 1964]

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Feeling that working with the White Folks Project (WFP) in Mississippi would put his Mississippi parents in jeopardy, Philip Alden asks to be assigned duties with the southwest Georgia Project.

10 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Philip Alden's letter indicates frustration caused by a lack of communication from the White Folks Project (WFP), and by his inability to forward a $50 check for the Project.

16 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. In the notecard, Margaret [Burnham?] writes to Ed [Hamlett], Mississippi's state director of the White Folks Project (WFP), to express her view that the Project is losing its good people. Possible author of this note is Margaret Burnham.

12 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Janet McNeill writes to Ed Hamlett, Mississippi's state director of the White Folks Project (WFP), to tell him that due to unforeseen family circumstances, she must decline being a part of the Project.

11 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Janet McNeill writes that due to unforeseen family circumstances she must decline being a part of the Mississippi Freedom Project.

12 June 1964

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. The document is the application of Janet McNeill for the Mississippi Summer Project.

[1964]

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. The document contains Marcia Aranoff's recommendation that Jan [Janet] McNeill be included in the Mississippi Freedom Project as a worker.

[1964]

From the Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection. Robert B. McNeill, the father of Janet McNeill, gives his permission for her to participate in the Mississippi Freedom Project.

8 May 1964

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