Melvin Pepper Holder collection of African American history in Southern Illinois, 1976-2017
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Brief Description: The Melvin Pepper Holder collection consists of materials pertaining to the history of African Americans in Southern Illinois, including church anniversary booklets, funeral programs, and self-published memoirs.
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: 1/10/MSS 382
Created by: Holder, Melvin (1949-)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 02/22/2018.
Arrangement: Arrangement is chronological.
Biographical Note for Holder, Melvin (1949-) : Melvin "Pepper" Holder was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1949 and is a life-long resident of Carbondale, Illinois. He worked in his father's moving and storage business and later in construction until his retirement. He developed an awareness of and interest in civil rights under the guidance of Pastor Lenus Turley in the Rock Hill Baptist Church in Carbondale. He participated in the Poor People's March in 1968 and has been active in the Carbondale chapter of the NAACP.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
African Americans - Illinois
Illinois - History, Local
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.
Acquisition Notes: Melvin Pepper Holder  Donation
Other Formats: Originals in possession of donor, 2018.
PreferredCitation: [Item], Melvin Peper Holder collection of African American history in Southern Illinois, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.