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Material Information

Title:
Ruth Perry Papers
Physical Description:
0.21 : (1 box) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Perry, Ruth ( Ruth Willis Perry )

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
African Americans -- Civil Rights -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- History -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Civil Rights -- Florida -- History   ( lcsh )
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th Century   ( lcsh )
Southern States -- Politics and government   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
This collection includes various documents relating to Perry’s work with the NAACP and civil rights.  These documents include copies of “Along Freedom’s Road,” correspondence, reports, and journal articles; speeches, press releases, subpoenas, and petitions.
Preferred Citation:
Ruth Perry Papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Ruth Perry
Biographical:
Ruth Willis Perry was a white civil rights activist who believed in racial equality for all Floridians. She served as secretary (1950-1956) and as vice-president (1957-1963) of the Miami branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She helped publicize the NAACP through her radio broadcasts on WMBM and her weekly column in the iMiami Times /ientitled “Along Freedom’s Road.” During her testimony in 1957 (and again in 1958) before the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, also known as the Johns Committee, Perry refused to relinquish NAACP membership lists or answer incriminating questions. Her civil rights activities on behalf of the NAACP threatened her career as a librarian at the Miami Beach Public Library.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
No restrictions.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - P13
usfldc handle - u29.120-p13-ead
System ID:
SFS0031937:00001


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Ruth Willis Perry was a white civil rights activist who believed in racial equality for all Floridians.  She served as secretary (1950-1956) and as vice-president (1957-1963) of the Miami branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  She helped publicize the NAACP through her radio broadcasts on WMBM and  her weekly column in the Miami Times entitled Along Freedoms Road. During her testimony in 1957 (and again in 1958) before the Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, also known as the Johns Committee, Perry refused to relinquish NAACP membership lists or answer incriminating questions. Her civil rights activities on behalf of the NAACP threatened her career as a librarian at the Miami Beach Public Library.
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Acquisition Information:
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Processing Information:
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Conditions Governing Access:
No restrictions.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
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Preferred Citation:
Ruth Perry Papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Related Materials:
Cody Fowler Papers, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Information about related materials is available at http://digital.lib.usf.edu/?u29.39-f26-ead
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Arrangement of Materials:
Organized by subject
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Scope and Contents
This collection includes various documents relating to Perrys work with the NAACP and civil rights.  These documents include copies of Along Freedoms Road, correspondence, reports, and journal articles; speeches, press releases, subpoenas, and petitions.
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Folder 1
Ephemera
1956-1963
Scope and Contents
Folder contains 2 photographs of Ruth Perry, a 1954 newspaper clipping, four handwritten notes, a 1957 copy of "Jet," and a merit certificate issued to Perry by the NAACP.
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1
2
Newspaper Articles-- NAACP
1956-1968
Scope and Contents
Folder includes copies of newspaper articles from the Miami Herald, the Miami Times, and the Miami Daily News relevant to the NAACP
id17394
1
3
Newspaper Articles-- "Along Freedom's Road," Miami Times
1959-1960
Scope and Contents
Folder contains copies of "Along Freedom's Road," Ruth Perry's weekly column in the Miami Times, from dates beginning in April 1959 and ending in February 1960.
id17395
1
4
Newspaper Articles-- "Along Freedom's Road," Miami Times
1956-1958
Scope and Contents
Folder contains copies of "Along Freedom's Road," Ruth Perry's weekly column in the Miami Times, from dates beginning in October 1956 and ending in May 1958.
id17396
1
5
Newspaper Articles-- The Miami Times, General
1954-1960
Scope and Contents
Folder contains copies of newspaper articles from the Miami Times and Miami Herald.
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1
6
State of Florida Legislative Investigation Committee
1954-1960
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence, subpoenas, and newspaper articles relating to Perry's appearance before the Florida State Legislative Investigation Committee.
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1
7
NAACP Correspondence and School Board Petitions
1955-1957
Scope and Contents
Folder contains correspondence between Ruth Perry and the NAACP, a program for the anniversary of a local branch of the NAACP in Fort Lauderdale, newspaper clippings, and petitions to the school board for a desegregation hearing.
id17558
1
8
Personal Correspondence and Petitions
1956-1958
Scope and Contents
Folder contains Ruth Perry's personal correspondence, a program for the Miami Branch of the NAACP Testimonial Banquet honoring the Reverend Theodore Gibson, a petition for writ of Certiorari to the Supreme Court of Florida, and a certificate of appreciation from the NAACP issued to Ruth Perry
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1
9
Speeches and Broadcasts
1953-1957
Scope and Contents
Folder contains the speeches and radio broadcasts of Ruth Perry on station WMBM.