Inventory of the Walter Earl Douglas Papers, circa 1963 - 1979

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Abstract: Walter Earl Douglas (1923-1979), an African-American newspaper journalist and writer. A staunch conservative Republican, Douglas wrote columns under the byline of "The Earl of Charleston" and "W. Earl Douglas." His columns were featured in South Carolina newspapers including the "Charleston Chronicle," "The Charleston Evening Post" and "Black News" (Columbia), in addition to nationally syndicated papers including the "Union Leader" (Manchester, New Hampshire). Douglas' writings incorporate his position on political conservatism, African-American culture, socioeconomics, United States government and politics, international politics, among numerous other topics. The collection documents Douglas' extensive writings through essays, editorials, newspaper clippings of his editorials; transcripts of his speeches and television show, "Earl's Byline;" and personal writings of short stories and poems from 1963 to 1979, with the majority ranging from 1976-1979. Correspondence includes letters from elected government officials (President Jimmy Carter, Senators Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, Ernest F. Hollings, and South Carolina Governor James B. Edwards) and newspaper editors, William Loeb, III and Thomas R. Waring.
Title: Walter Earl Douglas Papers, 1963-1979
Call Number: AMN 1127
Creator: Douglas, Walter Earl, 1923-1979
Repository: Avery Research Center at the College of Charleston
Language of Material: Material in English
Extent: 3.6 Linear feet
(9 boxes)

Biographical Note

Walter Earl Douglas was born on August 13,1923 in Chicago, Illinois. His early youth was spent on a family farm in Washington state. Douglas later relocated to New York City where he met his future wife, Charleston native, Rosslee Tenetha Green. The couple married in 1952 and raised two children, Lynne Victoria and Sherman Elliott. In 1969, the Douglas' moved to Mt. Pleasant, a neighboring town near Charleston, South Carolina.

A prolific writer, Douglas wrote editorials for the "Charleston Chronicle," in which he was managing editor in the early 1970s, "The Charleston Evening Post," and the "Black News (Columbia, South Carolina). During the years of 1976-1979, Douglas wrote for the "Manchester Union-Leader," under the editorial helm of William "Bill" Loeb, III. Loeb promoted extensively for the syndication of Douglas' politically conservative column to extend his readership across the United States.

Douglas authored and self published "The Freedom Factor" newsletter, in addition to numerous booklets regarding his stance on political conservatism, liberal African-Americans, socioeconomics, international and South African politics. He hosted "Earl's Byline" a television talk show broadcasted on WCBD-TV in Charleston, SC in the mid-1970s.

Befriended by South Carolina Governor James B. Edwards, Douglas was appointed as a Commissioner for the state's Consumer Commission in 1977. He was also a board member of the Charleston County Economic Opportunity Commission. On a national level, Douglas participated in the White House Conference on Balance National Growth and Economic Development under President Jimmy Carter's administration in 1978.

On June 5, 1979, at the height of his writing career, Walter Earl Douglas succumbed to complications from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis at the age of fifty-six.

Collection Overview

This collection includes the writings, publications, correspondence, transcripts and research materials documenting and supporting the opinions and ideological interests of Walter Earl Douglas.

1. Biographical Information includes resumes, brief sketches, and several handwritten legal pads documenting Douglas' last days of life.

2. Writings contains numerous handwritten and typed drafts of manuscript essays by Douglas written in preparation for his syndicated newspaper columns. The essays are organized by topics and are divided in subseries. The essays relate to African-American social issues; societal ills in Harlem, New York; African-Americans living in South Carolina, many with a focus on Charlestonians during the 1970s; African-Americans in politics and government in South Carolina and the United States; general topic essays examining national and international issues including Blacks in South Africa; United States politics and government pertaining to elected officials (President Jimmy Carter, Senator Strom Thurmond and Governor James B. Edwards) with topics including Affirmative Action, the Equal Rights Amendment (E.R.A) the Republican Party and the military.

3. Publications contain Douglas' published articles (final typed manuscripts and photocopied newspaper clippings) in local and nationally syndicated newspapers. Subseries includes newspaper columns and editorials: "The Earl of Charleston," written for "The Chronicle," a Charleston, South Carolina periodical; the "W. Earl Douglas" column, a syndicated editorial published in the "Manchester (New Hampshire) Union Leader," "The Daily Advance" (Lynchburg, Virginia) and the "Charleston Evening Post" (South Carolina). Also included are Douglas' self published newsletter, "The Freedom Factor," and booklets/pamphlets regarding political and socioeconomic issues. Several booklets were published posthumously by his wife, Rosslee Green Douglas.

4. Speeches and Media Programing Transcripts contain Douglas' typed and handwritten speeches given at various South Carolina civic organizations. Of note is a transcript Douglas' talk delivered at the Republican Party State Convention in Columbia, South Carolina (1978). Also included are transcripts from Douglas' local television program, "Earl's Byline" broadcasted on WCBD-TV in Charleston, South Carolina. Transcripts include topics on African-American culture and race identity; Apartheid in South Africa; labor and unions; politics and government.

5. Personal Writings comprises Douglas' biographical drafts; draft essays on his fictional characters, "Willie and the Professor;" various themed short stories, poems and plays.

6. Correspondence includes letters mostly written to Douglas by newspaper publishers, political figures, and readers of his editorials and writings. A significant portion of letters are written by William "Bill" Loeb, III, the president and publisher of the Manchester (New Hampshire) Union Leader (1977-1979). Loeb writes of expanding Douglas' readership by promoting his work to nationally syndicated newspapers. He also expresses concern over Douglas' diagnosis of Peroneal Nerve Palsy which resulted in his declining health and ultimate death. The subseries also holds letters from United States Senators Storm Thurmond, Jesse Helms and Ernest F. Hollings, and Governor James B. Edwards. Letters sent by Douglas includes replies to his editorial readers and to Thomas R. Waring, editor of the "Charleston Evening Post."

7. Civic Involvement includes Douglas' civic participation with the Charleston County Economic Opportunity Commission and the South Carolina Commission on Consumer Affairs. A subseries of Political Involvement includes conference materials reports and supporting documents pertaining to Douglas' citizen participation with the White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development (1977-1978). Letters and invitations from President Jimmy Carter and staffers are also in this series.

8. Research Materials comprises reports, journal essays, newspapers and magazines articles written by others, and assembled by Douglas as reference sources for his writings.

Collection Arrangement

1. Biographical Information, 1961-1979

2. Manuscripts: Essays, 1972-1978, and undated

3. Publications, 1973-1979, and undated

4. Speeches and Media Programming, c. 1977-1978

5. Personal Writings, 1964-1970, and undated

6. Correspondence, 1972-1979, and undated

7. Civic and Political Involvement, 1976-1979

8. Research Materials, 1963-1979

Subject Headings

  • Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
  • Douglas, Rosslee Tenetha Green, 1928-2011
  • Edwards, James B., 1927-
  • Helms, Jesse, 1921-2008
  • Hollings, Ernest F. , 1922-
  • Loeb, William, III, 1905-1981
  • Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003
  • Waring , Thomas R. , 1907-1993
  • Affirmative Action--United States--20th century
  • African American journalists -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
  • African American newspapers.
  • African Americans -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
  • African Americans -- Race relations.
  • African Americans -- South Carolina -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
  • Apartheid -- South Africa.
  • Conservatism--United States--20th century
  • Discrimination in employment--United States.
  • International politics--20th century
  • Manchester (New Hampshire) Union Leader--Newspaper--United States
  • Newspaper editors--United States--20th century
  • Republican party--United States--20th century
  • Socio-ecomonic status--United States--20th century
  • South Africa--Politics and government--20th century
  • United States--Politics and Government--20th century

Detailed Description of the Collection

1: Biographical Information, 1961-1979.

Box 1   Folder 1
Resumes and biographical sketches, 1961-1976, undated
Box 1   Folder 2
Handwritten notes of Douglas' last days, May -June, 1979

Series 2: Writings: Essay Manuscripts, 1972-1978, undated.

Typed and handwritten essay drafts by Douglas for his syndicated newspapers columns, "The W. Earl Douglas Column." Essays are organized alphabetically by topic.

2.1. Writings: Essays re: African-Americans, 1972-1978, undated.

Drafts of essays and newspaper editorials specifically address African American topics and issues. Topics are arranged alphabetically.
Box 1   Folder 3
Agricultural laborers/Farm labor, undated
Box 1   Folder 4
Businesses, undated
Box 1   Folder 5
Conflicts of generations, undated
Box 1   Folder 6
Conservatism, undated
Box 1   Folder 7
Crime and race, undated
Box 1   Folder 8
Culture, 1979, undated
Box 1   Folder 9
Drug abuse, undated
Box 1   Folder 10
Economics, undated
Box 1   Folder 11
Education, undated
Box 1   Folder 12
Employment, 1978, undated
Box 1   Folder 13
History, undated
Box 1   Folder 14
Land Ownership, undated
Box 1   Folder 15
Low-income housing, undated
Box 1   Folder 16
Mass Media/Press/Public Broadcasting, undated
Box 1   Folder 17
Poverty, 1978, undated
Box 1   Folder 18
Public Welfare, undated
Box 1   Folder 19
Race identity, undated
Box 1   Folder 20
Race relations, undated
Box 1   Folder 21
Socio-economic status, undated
Box 2   Folder 1
Unemployment (youth), undated
Box 2   Folder 2
Unions, undated.
Box 2   Folder 3
Various general essays, undated.
Contains untitled essays.

2.2. Writings: Essays re: African-Americans in Harlem, New York, undated.

Undated essays written in the early and mid-1970s.
Box 2   Folder 4
Crime, undated.
Box 2   Folder 5
Gambling, undated
Box 2   Folder 6
Poverty, undated
Box 2   Folder 7
Various General essays re: Harlem, undated

2.3. Writings: Essays re: African-Americans in South Carolina, 1978 and undated.

Essays and newspapers editorials written pertaining to African- Americans in South Carolina, many with a focus on Charlestonians, written during the mid-1970s.

2.3.1. General, undated.

Box 2   Folder 8
African-American neighborhoods, undated
Includes housing and property taxes in Charleston, South Carolina.
Box 2   Folder 9
African-American Police Officers (Charleston), undated.
Box 2   Folder 10
Death (Charleston), undated
Mostly pertaining to incidents at Roper Hospital.
Box 2   Folder 11
Economic Conditions (Charleston), undated.
Box 2   Folder 12
Education (Charleston), undated
Box 2   Folder 13
Employment (Charleston), undated
Box 2   Folder 14
History and Culture (Charleston), undated
Box 2   Folder 15
Medical care (Charleston), undated
Re: Roper Hospital.

2.3.2. Politics and Government in Charleston and South Carolina, undated.

Essays pertaining to the subject with an African-American focus.
Box 2   Folder 16
Civil Rights, undated
Box 2   Folder 17
South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, undated
Box 2   Folder 18
Voting in South Carolina, undated.
Box 2   Folder 19
Taxation, undated

2.4. Writings: Essays re: African-Americans in Politics and Government (United States), undated.

Essays and newspaper editorials (undated, written during the mid-1970s) focusing on African-Americans in United States politics.
Box 2   Folder 20
Affirmative Action, undated
Box 2   Folder 21
African-American Leadership, 1978 and undated
Box 2   Folder 22
Civil Rights, undated
Box 2   Folder 23
Conservatism, undated
Box 2   Folder 24
Liberalism, undated
Box 2   Folder 25
Various General Essays re: African-American Politics, undated
Contains untitled essays.

2.5. Writings: Essays re: General Topics, 1972-1978, undated.

Drafts of essays and newspaper editorials written by Douglas with a national and international focus, mostly undated, written in the mid to late 1970s. Topics are arranged alphabetically.
Box 3   Folder 1
Blacks in South Africa, undated
Re: Politics and government.
Box 3   Folder 2
Crime, undated
Box 3   Folder 3
Cults, c. 1978
Re: The Jonestown Massacre/ "The Peoples Temple in Guyana."
Box 3   Folder 4
Consumerism, 1978
Box 3   Folder 5
Education, undated
Box 3   Folder 6
Employment, undated
Box 3   Folder 7
Energy consumption, undated
Box 3   Folder 8
Functional illiteracy, undated
Box 3   Folder 9
Housing, undated
Box 3   Folder 10
Human Rights advocacy, undated
Box 3   Folder 11
Labor and Unions, undated
Box 3   Folder 12
Law-(United States), undated
Box 3   Folder 13
Lesbians, undated
Box 3   Folder 14
Liberalism, undated
Box 3   Folder 15
Mass Media/Press/Public Broadcasting, undated
Box 3   Folder 16
Patriotism-(United States), undated
Box 3   Folder 17
People, 1972, 1977, undated
Includes essays on: Cooke, Alvena Margaret, registered nurse, (Charleston, SC), Powell, Jr., Adam Clayton, New York City politician and Schuyler, George, conservative essayist.
Box 3   Folder 18
Poverty and Public Welfare, undated
Box 3   Folder 19
Race Relations and Racism, undated
Box 3   Folder 20
School busing for integration, undated
Box 3   Folder 21
Socialism, undated
Box 3   Folder 22
Sports, undated
Re: Leon Spinks

Box 3   Folder 23
2.5.1 Various General Opinion Essays, Contains essays in health, culture, holidays and untitled writings.undated.
Box 3   Folder 24
Miscellaneous writings, Handwritten drafts on legal pads re: various topics.undated.

2.6. Writings: Essays re: United States Politics and Government-20th century, 1972-1978, undated.

Drafts of essays with topics pertaining to political issues and elected officials in South Carolina and the United States. Most writings are undated. Topics are arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 4   Folder 1
Affirmative Action, 1977-1978, undated
Re: Allan Bakke.
Box 4   Folder 2
Civil Rights, undated
Contains untitled essays.
Box 4   Folder 3
Democratic Party, undated
Box 4   Folder 4
Equals Rights Amendment (E.R.A.), c.1972, 1978, undated
Box 4   Folder 5
Military, undated
Box 4   Folder 6
Panama Canal, undated
Box 4   Folder 7
President Jimmy Carter, undated
Box 4   Folder 8
Proposition 13, 1978, undated
Re: California property tax initiative
Box 4   Folder 9
Pro-life movement, undated
Box 4   Folder 10
Republican Party, undated
Box 4   Folder 11
Separation of Church and State, undated
Box 4   Folder 12
Social Security, undated
Box 4   Folder 13
South Carolina Politics and Government, undated
Box 4   Folder 14
Washington, D.C., undated
Box 4   Folder 15
Various general essays re: Politics and Government, 1978, undated

Series 3: Publications, 1973-1979, undated.

Douglas' published articles in local and syndicated newspapers, in addition to self published booklets and pamphlets.

3.1. Publications: Newspaper columns and editorials, 1972-1979, undated.

Includes Douglas' published essays for South Carolina newspapers, "The Earl of Charleston," and the nationally syndicated column, written under the by-line, "W. Earl Douglas."

3.1.1. "The Earl of Charleston," column, 1972, undated.

Editorial columns written by Douglas under the name of "William Earl," for "The Chronicle," a Charleston, South Carolina based weekly newspaper focusing on current issues pertaining to the local African-American community.
Box 5   Folder 1
"The Earl of Charleston,"January-September 1972
Editorial columns.
Box 5   Folder 2
"The Earl of Charleston,"1972
Scattered collection of columns

3.1.2. The "W. Earl Douglas" Column, 1977-1979, undated.

Syndicated editorials published in the "Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader," "The Daily Advance," and the "Charleston Evening Post."
Box 5   Folder 3
Editorials for the Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader, 1977-1979, undated
Douglas' column for the "Behind the Headlines Commentary on Our Times" section.
Box 5   Folder 4
Editorials by William Loeb, 1976, 1979, undated
Written by "Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader's publisher, William Loeb. Several of the editorials are written in support of Douglas' columns. Also includes several "Letters to the Editor" (1979).
Box 5   Folder 5
Editorials for "The Daily Advance,"1977-1979
Photocopied newspaper clippings of Douglas' syndicated column for "The Daily Advance," Lynchburg, Virginia.
Box 5   Folder 6
Editorials for the "Charleston (S.C) Evening Post,"1976-1979, undated
Photocopied newspaper clippings of Douglas' syndicated column for the "Comment & Opinion" section.

3.2. Publications: "The Freedom Factor" Newsletters, 1977-1980.

Douglas' "The Freedom Factor," a series of self published writings on national socio-economic and political issues.
Box 5   Folder 7
"The Freedom Factor,"1977
Promotion material and letters announcing the publication of Douglas' newsletter.
Box 5   Folder 8
"The Freedom Factor" newsletters, 4 May-14 Dec 1977
Published editions.
Box 5   Folder 9
"The Freedom Factor" series: "An Epitaph for Black America,"18 May-24 Aug 1977
Newsletter edition, Part 1-8.
Box 5   Folder 10
"Epitaph for Black America,"1977, 1980
Typed drafts and published booklets.
Box 5   Folder 11
"The Freedom Factor" editorials, 1977, undated
Photocopied editorial columns for "The Charlestown Patriot" and the "Somerville Chronicle" (Massachusetts) and unidentifed syndicated newspapers.
Box 5   Folder 12
Drafts and notes for "The Freedom Factor,"1977

3.3. Publications: Booklets and Pamphlets, 1977-1980, undated.

Douglas' self published writings on political and socio-economic issues. Several booklets were published post-humously by his wife, Rosslee Green Douglas.
Box 5   Folder 13
Pamphlet: "An Amendment to the Constitution," c. 1978
Douglas' position paper to provide for representation of the District of Columbia for the South Carolina General Assembly.
Box 5   Folder 14
Booklet: "From "Roots" to Reality: The Curse of Liberalism," 1978.
Box 5   Folder 15
Booklet: "The License to Work," 1978
Includes draft of preface.
Box 5   Folder 16
Booklet: "Unionization and the Black South," 1978.
Includes drafts.
Box 5   Folder 17
Book Outlines, undated
Includes an outlines for "Black America: From Civil War to Civil Rights," "Black America: The World of Jive," and general topics.

Series 4: Speeches and Media Programming, 1977-1978.

Contains transcripts of Douglas' speeches and his community television show, "Earl's ByLine."

4.1. Speeches, 1978, undated.

Douglas speeches, many with typed and handwritten drafts. Organized by topic in alphabetical order.
Box 6   Folder 1
Speech re: Black conservative, 1978
Douglas's stance on African American conservatism with a brief summary of his life, delivered to the South Carolina Rotary Club.
Box 6   Folder 2
Speeches re: Conservatism and the Republican Party, 1978, undated
Given at the Republican Party State Convention, Columbia, SC.
Box 6   Folder 3
Speech re: Historic Preservation, undated
Delivered to a Charleston, SC Environmental group.
Box 6   Folder 4
Speech re: Proposition 13, 1978
Given to the Sertoma Club, Charleston, SC, 21 July 1978.
Box 6   Folder 5
Speech re: "Right-to-Life Movement," undated
Box 6   Folder 6
Speeches re: Socialism, 1978, undated
Delivered to Kiwanis Club, 17 Aug 1978 and an unknown organization.
Box 6   Folder 7
Speech re: Labor unions, undated
Final speech with drafts re: African American involvement in unions.

4.2. Media Programming, c.1977-1978.

Typed transcripts from Douglas television segement, "Earl's Byline" which as broadcasted on Charleston, SC station, WCBD-TV.
Box 6   Folder 8
Media Transcripts, c.1977-1978
Douglas' programming topics include: Affirmative Action; African-American culture; African-Americans-race identity; Apartheid-South Africa; Education; Humanism/Religious; Labor Unions; Liberalism; Poverty; Pro-life movement; Racism; United States--Politics and Government-20th century.

Series 5: Personal Writings, 1964-1970, undated.

Contains Douglas' biographical drafts, draft essays on his fictional characters, "Willie and the Professor," short stories, poems (several published) and plays.
Box 6   Folder 9
Biographical essays, undated
Untitled handwritten and typed drafts.
Box 6   Folder 10
Essays: "Willie and the Professor," c.1970s, undated
Drafts of essays written partly in vernacular, regarding African- American topics and issues, many focusing on life in Charleston and South Carolina. Several of the essays were later published as newspaper editorials.
Box 6   Folder 11
Short Stories, undated
Drafts of fictional stories re: Christmas and love.
Box 6   Folder 12
Poems, 1964-1970, undated
Drafts (handwritten and typed) and published copies of verses written by Douglas.
Box 6   Folder 13
Plays, undated
Draft outlines of potential plays.

Series 6: Correspondence, 1972-1979, undated.

Contains mostly letters written to Douglas by newspaper publishers, (mainly William "Bill" Loeb, III), political figures, and editorial readers. Letters sent by Douglas includes replies to his editorial readers, and to Thomas R. Waring, editor of the "Charleston Evening Post."

6.1. Correspondence: Letters from William Loeb, III, 1977-1979.

President and publisher of the Manchester (New Hampshire) Union Leader. Major topics include suggestions to Douglas regarding expanding his newspaper column syndication circulation, and Loeb's concern over Douglas' diagnosis of Perenoil Palsy resulting in his declining health. Letters are organized chronologically by year.
Box 7   Folder 1
July-December, 1977
Box 7   Folder 2
January-August, 1978
Box 7   Folder 3
September-December, 1978
Box 7   Folder 4
January-June, 1979

6.2. Correspondence: Letters from politicians and government staffers, 1977-1979.

Includes letters to Douglas from United States Senators Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms and Ernest F. Hollings; South Carolina Governor James B. Edwards, and state representatives.
Box 7   Folder 5
Letters from U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, 1977-1979
Box 7   Folder 6
Letters from U.S. Senators Jesse Helms and Ernest F. Hollings, 1978
Box 7   Folder 7
Letters from the South Carolina Office of the Governor, 1977-1979
Includes letters from Governor James B. Edwards.
Box 7   Folder 8
Letters from South Carolina state representatives and officials, 1977-1979
Box 7   Folder 9
Letters from various politicians and international representatives, 1977-1979
Includes letters from South African Consulate General, members of the House of Representatives and various United States politicians.

6.3. Correspondence: Business and General Correspondence, 1972-1979.

Contains letters and invitations, mostly from Douglas' editorial readership. Also includes correspondence with Thomas R. Waring, editor of "Charleston Evening Post," (SC).
Box 7   Folder 10
Invitations, 1977-1978
Invites to political functions and committee meetings.
Box 7   Folder 11
Letters written to Douglas, 1976-1979
Re: readers response to his editorials published in various syndicated newspapers.
Box 7   Folder 12
Letters written by Douglas, 1972-1979
Majority of letters written in response to his readership and editorials written by others.
Box 7   Folder 13
Letters re: the "Charleston Evening Post,"1972-1978, undated
Letters to and from editor Thomas R. Waring.
Box 7   Folder 14
General letters to Douglas, 1977-1979.
Personal and general solicitation letters to Douglas and his family.

Series 7: Civic and Political Involvement, 1976-1979.

Includes South Carolina civic participation and United States governmental involvement.

7.1. Civic Involvement, Charleston and State of South Carolina, 1978-1979.

Includes Douglas' work on various committees.

7.1.1. Economic, 1978.

Box 8   Folder 1
Charleston County Economic Opportunity Commission, 1978
Douglas' involvement as the Chairman on the Personnel Committee. Includes meeting minutes and grievance report.

7.1.2. Political Involvement: State of South Carolina, 1978-1979.

Douglas participation as a commissioner with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs and Committees in Economic Development
Box 8   Folder 2
South Carolina Commission on Consumer Affairs, 1978-1979
Includes agenda, budget and process report.
Box 8   Folder 3
Report re: "Governor's Special Committees in Economic Development,"1977
Under Governor James B. Edwards' administration in support of the future National Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development (February 1978).

7.2. Political Involvement: The White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development, 1977-1979.

Comprised of letters, reports and supporting documents of Douglas involvement of this conference.
Box 8   Folder 4
Letters from The White House, 1977-1978
Letters and invitations from President Jimmy Carter and staff, re: the White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development.
Box 8   Folder 5
Pre-Conference Reports: South Carolina, 1997-1978
Report submitted to Governor Edwards by State Delegation, in which Douglas was a member.
Box 8   Folder 6
Pre-conference materials, 1977
Booklets and pamphlets regarding upcoming White House conference.
Box 8   Folder 7
Pre-conference published statements.1977
Prepared by participating committees for the conference.
Box 8   Folder 8
Agendas and itineraries, 1977-1978
Informational and documents pertaining to the Economic conference, including participant rosters, and delegates' handbook.
Box 8   Folder 9
Conference workshop guides, 1978
Box 8   Folder 10
Newspaper articles re: White House Conference, 1977-1978
Photocopies of clippings.
Box 8   Folder 11
Final Reports and Summaries, 1978
Vol 1.: Summary of Conference Proceedings, Vol 2.: Workshop Reports; and summary recommendations.

Series 8: Research Materials, 1963-1979.

Reports, journal essays, newspaper and magazine articles used in reference for Douglas' writings. Organized as topical subjects in alphabetical order.

North America, 1900-1979.

Box 9   Folder 1
African-Americas, 1900, 1951, 1972, 1977, 1979
Includes booklet, pamphlets and newspaper articles.

8.1 Africa/South Africa, 1976-1980.

Box 9   Folder 2
1. Newsletters, 1976-1977
Published by the South African Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Box 9   Folder 3
2. Newsletter, booklets and reports re: Rhodesia, 1976-1978
The country is currently known as Zimbabwe.
Box 9   Folder 4
3. "South African Digest," 1977-1980
Box 9   Folder 5
4. The Department of State (United States) publications, 1977-1978
Includes newspaper articles and pamphlets re: Africa/South African.
Box 9   Folder 6
Charleston Country Medical Examiner's Office, South Carolina, 1972-1973
Contains reports and statistics.
Box 9   Folder 7
"Civil Rights Act of 1964," 1964
With summary of act in "Civil Rights Digest."
Box 9   Folder 8
Business and Consumerism, 1977-1979
Box 9   Folder 9
"Directory of the American Right," 1979
Box 9   Folder 10
Discrimination in employment and unemployment, 1967, 1977.
Contains "The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967," and "Youth and Minority Unemployment" study from the U.S. Congress.
Box 9   Folder 11
Education, 1972, 1975, 1979
Box 9   Folder 12
Employment, Labor and Unions, 1967-1969, 1971, 1976-1979
Box 9   Folder 13
Human Rights, 1977-1978
Box 9   Folder 14
International relations, 1977, undated
Box 9   Folder 15
Jewish people, 1976, undated
Box 9   Folder 16
King, Jr., Dr. Martin Luther, 1963, 1965, 1978
Contains newsletters and articles opposing Dr. King's efforts.
Box 9   Folder 17
Religion, 1976, 1978
Box 9   Folder 18
"Roots" Television Mini-Series, 1977, 1979
Contains newspaper and Douglas' "Letter to the Editor" of "Human Events" (21 Apr 1979) re: his displeasure with the series.
Box 9   Folder 19
Socialism, c. 1970s
Box 9   Folder 20
South Carolina, General topics, 1976, 1978-1979
Re: Folly Beach; Fort Sumter.
Box 9   Folder 21
South Carolina Politics, 1977, 1979, undated
Box 9   Folder 22
United States Government and Politics, 1975-1978

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Walter Earl Douglas Papers, Avery Research Center, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA.