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Abstract Hortense Powdermaker (1896-1970) was a noted anthropologist, writer and educator (professor of Anthropology at Queens College, New York, from 1937 to 1968). The collection comprises materials related to her research and field work in the late 1920s, early 1930s and early 1950s in Lesu, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea), Indianola, Mississippi, and Luanshya, Zambia, respectively and includes field notes, interviews, survey results, correspondence, and unpublished manuscripts of writings. The...
Abstract Mark Levy volunteered for the Mississippi Freedom Summer project of 1964 as co-coordinator and teacher at the Meridian Freedom School in Lauderdale County. A graduate of Queens College, (B.A. in Sociology 1964, M.S. in Social Studies Education 1973), he was also a former Student Association President (1962-1963), and former SEEK Program faculty member (1968-1973). In the 1970s he was a union organizer and representative for United Electrical Radio, and Machine Workers of American (UE), Local...
Abstract Sid Simon was the Queens College professor and faculty advisor for the student groups who wanted to volunteer in civil rights initiatives in the South. In 1965, Simon traveled twice to Mississippi to help rebuild churches that were burned down by the Ku Klux Klan. The first group traveled in February; the second during Easter recess. The photos in this collection depict students participating in the February construction projects, as well as scenes of the region in which the volunteers worked.