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Beatrice Stegeman Collection on Civil Rights in Southern Illinois


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Title: Beatrice Stegeman Collection on Civil Rights in Southern Illinois, 1962-1970Add to your cart.

ID: 4/3/PP27

Primary Creator: Stegeman, Beatrice Ann Carlson (1936-)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged by subject.

Subjects: Carbondale Human Relations Commission., Civil rights - United States - History, Feminism, Head Start Program (U.S.), Stegeman, Beatrice Ann Carlson., Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Illinois - Newspapers, Records (documents)

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Carbondale Human Relations Commission.
Civil rights - United States - History
Head Start Program (U.S.)
Stegeman, Beatrice Ann Carlson.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

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.

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

Other Note: Formerly MSS 172

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Old Finding Aid; Beatrice Stegeman business cardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Student VoiceAdd to your cart.
The Student Voice, newsletter issued by the student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1962 Dec.-1964 Aug. 5, incomplete run, 15 issues
Folder 3: SNCC CircularsAdd to your cart.

SNCC Circulars

SNCC, circular, 1963 Aug.

The Movement: Documentary of a Struggle for Equality, advertisement for book, n.d.

Buttermilk Bottom in the Heart of Atlanta, circular, n.d.

Danville, Virginia, circular, 1963 Aug.

Mississippi Summer Project, circular, 1964

Mississippi Freedom Project, circular, 1964

Folder 4: Other materials distributed by SNCCAdd to your cart.

Other materials distributed by SNCC

Newsletter, 1963 May 3, 2 pp.

Newsletter, 1963 Sept. 2, fragment, 1 p.

Report on Selma March, 1965 Mar. 7

Various newsletters and memoranda, 1962-1965, 12 pp.

Current Field Work, survey, 1963 Spring, 10 pp.

Reprints of Articles, distributed by SNCC

Zinn, Howard.  SNICK: The Battle-scarred youngsters, The Nation, 1963 Oct. 5, 4 pp.

Zinn, Howard.  Registration in Alabama, New Republic, 1963, Oct. 6, 2 pp.

Zinn, Howard.  Incident in Hattiesburg, The Nation, 1964 May 18, 2 pp.

Folder 5: Miscellaneous circularsAdd to your cart.

Miscellaneous circulars

Summer Freedom School Program, 1964

Jesus Christ: Man-Myth, issued by Robert R. Tebow, 1970 Mar. 6,  4 pp.

Freedom Farm Corporation, issued by Fannie Lou Hamer, 1970 Apr. 28, 4 pp.

Folder 6: Civil Rights research materialsAdd to your cart.

Checklist of State Anti-discrimination Laws, memorandum circulated b Illinois Commission on Human Relations, 1960 Sept.

How Job-Training Will Work, article, Illinois Labor Bulletin, vol. 22, no. 4, 2 pp.

Social Action Committee, report, 1962, 6 pp.

Cairo Action Report, memorandum, 1962 Aug. 3 pp.

Student Nonviolent Activities in Southern Illinois, report, 1962 Sept. 29, 8 pp.

Council for Community Integration, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, newsletter, vol. 5, no. 3, 1963 Mar.

Carbondale Human Relations Commission, annual report, 1963, 14 pp.

Memo from two Carbondale residents, Dick Phillips and Mac Gillespie, participating in the Freedom Summer project, 1964

Human Relations Commission of Carbondale, annual report, 1964, ? pp.

Student Nonviolent Freedom Committee, newsletter, vol. 1, no. 4, 1965 Jan. 4 pp.

List of members on Carbondale Human Relations Board

List of names involved in movement, 3 pp.

Folder 7: Notes about Head StartAdd to your cart.

Notes about Head Start - the goals, methods, theories, n.d., AN, 5 pp.

Project Head Start, circular issued by the Office of Economic Opportunity, Project Head Start, Washington, D.C., [1965?]

Project Head Start: How to Apply for a Project Head Start Grant, Office of Economic Opportunity, memorandum, 1965 March, 12 pp.

Grant forms, partially completed for Carbondale, TD, 8 pp.

Folder 8: Correspondence, 1962-1965Add to your cart.

Sen. Paul Douglas to Stegeman 1962 Aug. 3 TLS, 1 p.

Roger W. Nathan to Paul Douglas 1962 Aug. 14 TLS, 1 p.


Paul H. Douglas to Stegeman 1962 Aug. 20 TLS, 1 p.

Gov. Otto Kerner to Paul douglas 1962 Aug. 13 TLS, 1 p.(copy enclosed in previous letter)

Bernstein, Samuel C. to Stegeman 1962 Aug. 21 TLS, 2 pp.

Paul Douglas to Stegeman 1962 Sept. TLS, 1 p.

Rep. Kenneth J. Gray to Stegeman 1962 Oct. 2 TLS, 1 p.

Richter, Jo to Stegeman 1962 Dec. 3

Kenneth Gray to Stegeman 1965 Apr. 5 TLS, 1 p.

Mayor D. Blaney Miller to Haynes Reese 1965 Apr. 9 TLS 2 pp.(copy)

Monroe Deming to Haynes Reese 1965 Apr. 9 LS, 2 pp. (copy)

Folder 9: Notes on 3x5 cardsAdd to your cart.

Notes on 3x5 cards labeled 1962 Apr. 15-Oct. 11, unclear subject

Civil Service Employee Council, 17 leaves

Notes about difficulties in mid-south, n.d.

Note about tuberculosis and other health problems, n.d., 2 pp.

Folder 10: Newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Photocopies of clippings from various newspapers in the mid-1960s relating to Civil Rights in southern Illinois
Folder 11: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Photocopies of clippings from various newspapers in the mid-1960s relating to Civil Rights in southern Illinois
Folder 12: Newspaper ClippingsAdd to your cart.
Photocopies of miscellaneous newspaper clippings
Folder 13: Two manuscriptsAdd to your cart.

Integration, Step One, Beatrice Stegeman, TMs, 13 pp. with cover letter to Robert Bingham, Reporter, 1960, Aug. 31.

Yesterdays and All Our Yesterdays, Beatrice Stegeman

Folder 14: Chapter 1, And All Our Yesterdays, pp. 1-25Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Chapter 2, Metro East Women's Liberation, pp. 26-102Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Chapter 2, continued, pp. 103-219Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Chapter 3, Metro East NOW, pp. 220-338 [pp. 317-321, not with Ms]Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Chapter 4, East St. Louis Women's Liberation, pp. 339-356Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Chapter 5, St. Clair NOW, pp. 357-401Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Chapter 6, Metro-East Women's Political Caucus, pp. 402-447Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Chapter 7, East St. Louis NOW, pp. 448-538Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Chapter 8, Granite City NOW-1981, pp. 549-572Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Appendix, Black Background, pp. 601-69 [pp. 573-600 not with Ms]Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Revised Appendix, Black Background.Add to your cart.

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