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Glenn Jenkins collection of Medical Committee for Human Rights Materials

 Collection
Identifier: L1980-30

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1964-1966, of the Medical Committee for Human Rights consist of correspondence, constitutions, bylaws, minutes, press releases, and speech texts. The records include recruitment appeals, a summary of health problems encountered in Mississippi, a summary of volunteer responsibilities, a speech by Dr. John Holloman at th MCHR's annual dinner in 1965, an evaluation of the group's work in Mississippi, a critique of "Compliance Programs Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964," and a discussion of MCHR's relationship with other organizations.

Dates

  • 1964-1966

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

History of the Medical Committee for Human Rights

The Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR) was established in the summer of 1964 to provide medical services to civil rights workers in Mississippi. Committee chapter were set up in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles to recruit medical personnel for voluntary work in Mississippi.

In addition to providing medical care to repressed African-Americans in the south, the MCHR also worked to desegregate medical care and the medical profession. Over time they were quite successful in opening up opportunities for African-American medical professionals to further their educations and careers through picketing and other forms of protest. They were dissolved in 1980, having achieved their goals.

Extent

0.05 Linear Feet (in 1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The Records, 1964-1966, of the Medical Committee for Human Rights consist of correspondence, constitutions, bylaws, minutes, press releases, and speech texts.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Glenn Jenkins, 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie at the file level, 1980. This collection guide was created from a legacy finding aid. The inventory's contents and storage locations of separated materials (if applicable) were not verified at that time.
Title
Glenn Jenkins:
Subtitle
A Guide to his Collection of Medical Committee for Human Rights Materials at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1980
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • February 2011: EAD created by Harold Victor Hansen, Jr. from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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