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Carol Ruth Silver papers, 1959-1988.
BANC MSS 2010/791 oversize folder 1 Unit C; BANC MSS 2010/791 box 1; BANC MSS 2010/791 card box 1; BANC MSS 2010/791; ...
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Title:

Carol Ruth Silver papers, 1959-1988

Creator/Contributor:

Silver, Carol Ruth, creator, creator.

Creator/Contributor:

Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 1992.012.

Creator/Contributor:

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Abstract:

The collection contains Silver's manuscript for "The Diary of a Freedom Rider," as well as related correspondence with her mother while in prison during the summer of 1961. In addition, the collection also contains brochures and materials from Silver's political career, as well as audiocassette interviews from the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

Date:

1959 (issued)

Subject:

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Silver, Carol Ruth -- Archives
University of Chicago.
Freedom Rides, 1961
Women civil rights workers -- United States
Civil rights workers -- Southern States
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century

Note:

Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 1992.012.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Carol Ruth Silver papers, BANC MSS 2010/791, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Carol Ruth Silver was a lawyer and former elected official in San Francisco. In 1961, Silver joined the Freedom Riders to directly challenge racial segregation in the South. She was arrested in Jackson, Mississippi in 1961 and was incarcerated for 40 days. She returned to school and later was elected for three terms (1977-1989) to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Materials in English.

Type:

Correspondence-Mississippi.

Physical Description:

print
0.65 (1 1 1

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2010/791 oversize folder 1 Unit C
BANC MSS 2010/791 box 1
BANC MSS 2010/791 card box 1
BANC MSS 2010/791
BANC MSS 2010/791

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.