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COFO Memo: Materials To Bring With You To Mississippi

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COFO Memo: Materials To Bring With You To Mississippi

Description

A two page memo sent from COFO to freedom school teachers on necessary items to bring to Mississippi.

Subject

Mississippi Freedom Project
Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)

Creator

Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.)

Source

MarkLevyCollection.Box3.Folder6

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

c. 1964

Date Created

2010-11-29

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428032 bytes
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Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Jackson (Miss.)
32.28748,-90.20171

Text

COFO
1017 Lynch St;
Jackson, Miss.

MEMO

TO: FREEDOM SCHOOL TEACHERS
FROM: MISSISSIPPI SUMMER PROJECT STAFF
RE: MATERIALS TO BRING WITH YOU TO MISSISSIPPI

1. Each Freedom School teacher must bring with him:(These are
small items without which the Freedom Schools cannot operate
and which you can purchase or secure easily by soliciting them
or the funds with which to buy them). At least:

1 quire four hole stencils (A.B. Dick or Gestetner)
1 typewriter, typing paper, carbon paper
25 pencils
25 ball point pens
25 pads lined paper (preferably legal size)
5 magic markers (for making visual aids and signs)
1 pair scissors
roll scotch tape
package thumb tacks
stapling machine and staples
paper clips
1 item sports equipment
first aid kit

In addition, each person who has a special skill area (from
teaching remedial math to leading modern dance classes to
teaching an arts-crafts skill) must bring all the materials
he will need. Each teacher should choose one or more activities
he could lead or teach as a specialty and bring materials to
set up that program.

Finally, when you receive and read the Curriculum Guide
you will find numerous suggestions for visual aids, books, etc.
We cannot count on supplying any of these materials. Bring
as many of the suggested materials as possible, especially for
those units you particularly like.

2. Each Freedom School teacher should try to bring with him:
(or send to address below if you can secure in quantity
blackboards, chalk, dictionary
bulletin boards, prints of artists works,
camera and film,
maps--world, U.S., Mississippi
books that would interest high school students, especially
that require low reading levels or that center on
Negro history and thought

3. Each teacher should try to send these for distribution to
the schools. Send them ahead of time to Raymond Davis, Rust
College, Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Mimeograph machines (and stencils, paper, ink, correction fluid)
Tape recorders(and tape)
Phonographs(and records)
Film projectors(and films); Strip projectors(and film strips)
Paper (lined, unlined, poster, construction paper, rolls of
newsprint, second sheets, mimeo paper, carbon paper)
Manilla folders and envelopes (in bulk)

[second page]

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR MISSISSIPPI SUMMER PROJECT

I.Major Equipment
1. Typewriters - Preferably in good condition
2. Duplicating machines
Rexograps
Mineograph
Ditto
Photocopy types
Note: Send the stencils, paper, ink, fluids, etc. that each kind
of machine requires as well as the machine, please.
3. Tape recorders. Also recording tapes.
4. Phonographs. Also records/
5. Tele-trainers (N.Y. Bell Telephone Co.)
6. Film projectors. Screens. Films.
7. Strip Projectors. Film Strips.
8. Blackboards. Chalk. Erasers.
9. Bulletin boards.

II. Supplies
1. Paper - lined, unlined, poster, oak tag, graph paper,
construction paper, rolls of newsprint (unused ends can
be procured from newspaper companies), tracing paper,
paper for various duplicating machines, second sheets, etc.
2. manilla folders and envelops
3. pencils, crayons, ball point pens, magic markers (all
colors, but especially red, black, and blue), paints.
4. scissors, scotch tape, masking tape, paste, thumb tacks,
paper clips, pencil erasers, chalk, chalk erasers, mimeo
correction fluid.
5. Stapling machines, stables, staple removers, pencil
sharpeners.
6. Stensils, mastercopies, ink, etc. for various duplicators.

III. Printed materials
1. Magazines: Life, Ebony, Jet, National Geographic, American
Heritage, etc.
2. Classic comics (Company must be contacted for donations)
3. Workbooks - all subjects, and levels.
4. Maps - wall and desk size
5. Prints of artistic works.
6. Official forms, such as social security, job applications,
mail order, etc.
7. Reference works - dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.
8. "News for You" - published on three levels (Box 131,
Syracuse, N.Y. 13210)
9. Books - fiction
10. Books - specific titles. See book list.

Original Format

Memorandum
Paper
8.5 x 11 inches (215.9 x 279.4 mm)

Citation

Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.), “COFO Memo: Materials To Bring With You To Mississippi,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 17, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/93.

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