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Newspaper article written by Gail Falk, a teacher at one of the Freedom Schools set up by COFO, describing her school and the situation in Meridian, Miss.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article entitled "Enforce the Law, or Else" encouraging federal enforcement of laws against segregation in Mississippi following a bombing of workers in McComb, Miss.

Newspaper article that describes the COFO volunteers from July 12, 1964.

Newspaper article describing the race to fill Congressional openings in Greenville, Miss. years after the Mississippi Freedom Project.

Satirical article from the Delta Democrat Times on how to improve picketing demostrations.

Newspaper article describing what the Mississippi Summer Project is, who is involved, and what is at risk for the volunteers.

Sticker for the Democratic candidates running for positions in Ohio.

A 25th Reunion flyer of the Mississippi Freedom Summer held at Queens College.

Questionnaire used by volunteers to assist with voter registration in Mississippi.

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party brochure includes information related to the development of the Party, Party issues and organizations, Freedom registration and candidates, and the challenge to the Democratic National Convention.

A chronology of the Council of Federated Organizations' (COFO) contacts with the Neshoba County law enforcement officers related to the three missing men in Jackson, Mississippi of Schwerner, Cheney, and Goodman.

Court summons for the Chancery court of Washington County, Mississippi to the sheriff of Washington County. The sheriff was commanded to summon seventeen individuals, including Pat Vail, and the Council of Federated Organizations, Delta Ministry, and…

Document giving updates on the status of Mississippi legislation as of May 13, 1964. Legislation includes: so-called 'anti-invasion' law; nuisance phone calls; sterilization of felons; penalties for parents of illegitimate children; 'freedom school'…

FBI missing persons poster from Mississippi June 24, 1964. Missing persons listed: Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, Michael Henry Schwerner.

A photograph of Pat Vail at the Firebird Camp For Girls in Carrollton, Ohio.

Photograph of musicians and group in Greenville, Mississippi.

Photograph of house on Nelson Street near the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Office during winter.

"Inside Report: Civil Rights - Danger Ahead" news clipping from the New York Herald Tribune, written by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, published in 1964. The article describes the growing civil rights movement and the involvement of the Student…

Letter from Dave Yorick to Lisa describing what various volunteers, including Pat Vail, are working on and additional news.

Letter from Lisa to her parents, written on August 6, 1964. The letter discusses politics in Mississippi and voter registration. She also mentions Pat Vail, one of her coworkers in the Greenville Office.

Letter written by Pat Vail's friend Lisa to the Andersons in New Jersey about media coverage of the Freedom Project and her assignment to Greenville, Mississippi's office.

Letter from the Operation Mississippi Committee to Pat Vail providing $25 toward her stay in Greenville, Miss. The letter also explains that additional support will be forwarded to the COFO Office in Jackson by residents in the Pittsburgh area.

Letter to parents of COFO's Mississippi Summer Project volunteers asking them to take action to urge the government to secure protection for the volunteers. The letter included a report of activities, action items for their local community and for…

Letter from Pat Vail, written in July 1964. In the letter she discusses the Mississippi Freedom Project and a shooting incident involving several of the project workers. Transcription of letter in PDF.

Letter from Pat Vail to her family describing an event planned for the following night, the pickets in Greenville, her living conditions, and possible travel plans.

Letter from Pat Vail to her family describing her living arrangements and the situation in Greenville, Miss.

Letter from Pat Vail to her parents while stationed in Cleveland Miss. to learn from the state freedom school coordinator. Pat describes how she may become the freedom school coordinator, community center organizer, and representative to the local…

Letter from Pat Vail to her family describing the end of the Mississippi summer project.

Letter from Pat Vail to her family, written on Nov. 15, 1964. In the letter she discusses the freedom school in Greenville and the Delta Democrat-Times articles related to the Mississippi Summer Project's cause.

Letter from Pat Vail to her family, written in April 1964.

Letter from Pat Vail to her family, written on Sept. 10, 1964. The letter includes a discussion of moving out of the Greenville freedom house and freedom school, ongoing harassment of African-American students by the local school board, and the…

Letter from Pat Vail to her family written on Wed. October 14, 1964. The letter discusses Pat Vail's "freedom school" for elementary school kids to teach them about the freedom to vote and includes singing and artwork based on COFO's freedom primer…

Letter from Pat Vail to her family on April 3, 1965 after her stint in jail. The letter is typed on the back of a flyer advertising: "15 People were arrested for crossing a street in Greenville. What are you going to do about it? Mass meeting…

Letter from Pat Vail to her family, written on April 10, 1965. In the letter she discusses her birthday, her Dad's talk at the Calvary Episcopal Church (likely related to the civil rights work Pat was involved in), Wilson College's involvement in the…

Letter from Pat Vail to her family in May 1965. In the letter she discusses family news as well as the ongoing efforts to desegregate schools.
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