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Glenn Jenkins' collection of Medical Committee for Human Rights Materials

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Glenn Jenkins:

A Guide to his Collection of Medical Committee for Human Rights Materials at Georgia State University Library

Georgia State University
Georgia State University
Special Collections and Archives
100 Decatur St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30303-3202
404-413-2880
Fax: 404-413-2881
archives@gsu.edu

February 1, 2011



Profile Description

Creation: EAD version 2002 finding aid created in XMetaL 4.5 by Harold Victor Hansen Jr., February 1, 2011.
Language: English

Collection Summary

Repository: Georgia State University Library, Special Collections and Archives, Atlanta
Creator:Glenn Jenkins
Title:Glenn Jenkins' collection of Medical Committee for Human Rights Materials
Dates: 1964-1966
Quantity: .25 linear ft. (in 1 box)
Abstract:The guide to this collection has been created from one of the Southern Labor Archives’ legacy finding aids, which has not been updated since the time of processing.
Identification: L1980-30
LanguageEnglish.

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1964-1966, of the Medical Committee for Human Rights consist of correspondence, constitutions, by-laws, 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.


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 de-segregate 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.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Holloman, Dr. John
Medical Committee for Human Rights
Civil rights movements -- Southern States.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

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.


Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Glenn Jenkins' collection of Medical Committee for Human Rights Materials, L1980-30, Southern Labor Archives. Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Glenn Jenkins, 1980.

Processing Information

Processed by Robert Dinwiddie, 1980.


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