Beatrice Stegeman Collection on Civil Rights in Southern Illinois, 1962-1970
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Brief Description:

The Beatrice Stegeman collection consists of materials relating to civil rights and women's liberation that were collected by Beatrice Stegeman, a former student at Southern Illinois University in the early 1960s.

Materials in the collection include circulars distributed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the SNCC newsletter, The Student Voice, 1962-1964, Student Nonviolent Freedom Committee circulars, Carbondale Human Relations Commission reports, various memoranda, and correspondence.  There are also materials related to the Head Start program and copies of southern Illinois newspapers from the early 1960s.

Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 4/3/PP27
Created by: Stegeman, Beatrice Ann Carlson (1936-)
Volume: 0.5 Linear Feet
Arrangement: Arranged by subject.
Biographical Note for Stegeman, Beatrice Ann Carlson (1936-) : Beatrice Stegeman was born in 1936 and received her bachelor's degree in 1958 from the University of Illinois, her master's degree in philosophy in 1960 from Southern Illinois University, and her Ph.D in 1967 from SIU.  While an undergraduate, Stegeman was primarily involved in desegregation and achieving equality for African-Americans in southern Illinois. Stegeman received her Ph.D in philosophy and then taught in Cairo, Egypt for three years.  She returned to southern Illinois in 1970 and took many of the skills she had learned in the civil rights movement and applied them to the women's liberation movement in the Belleville-East St. Louis area.  She currently resides in Collinsville, Illinois.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Carbondale Human Relations Commission.
Civil rights - United States - History
Head Start Program (U.S.)
Stegeman, Beatrice Ann Carlson.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Illinois - Newspapers
Records (documents)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide 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 Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.
Related Materials:

Preston Ewing Collection: Civil Rights Activities in Cairo, Illinois, 1968-1978. 

David Ibata Collection of Cairo Racial Strife.

PreferredCitation: [Item], Beatrice Stegeman Collection on Civil Rights in Southern Illinois, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.