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Files, 1960 - 1964

 Series — Box: 243

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: On April 12, 1960 The New York Times published an article by Harrison Salisbury entitled "Fear and Hatred Grip Birmingham." Subsequently, the New York Times was sued for libel. Ralph W. G. Wyckoff, Jr., was hired by the law firm defending the New York Times. These files were found by Mrs. Wyckoff in her husband's effects.

The collection contains: (1) A copy of the article that appeared in the New York Times; (2) A four page typed "Memorandum of Harrison Salisbury's Article on Birmingham" that appears to be a document summarizing the fact finding done by the defense investigator's; (3) Two legal documents dealing with the court case; and (4) Forty seven typed noted cards which contain information such as (a) Alphabetical listings of bombings in Birmingham; (b) Information on the buildings bombed including the address, the date of the bombing, the name(s) of the persons charged in the bombings and the legal results of the case; and (c) Names and specifics concerning people arrested during sit-ins and other acts of civil disobedience in Birmingham in the early 1960's.


  • 1960 - 1964

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From the Collection: 0.3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266