Dear Mr. Mudd,
What types of materials do you have concerning Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?
First, the Public Policy Papers contain information concerning King’s civil rights and organizing activities in the David Lawrence Papers, John Marshall Harlan Papers, Robert K. Massie Papers, George McGovern Papers, David E. Lilienthal Papers, Law Students Civil Rights Research Council Records, and in the Subject Files, Project Files, and Audiovisual materials series of the American Civil Liberties Union Records.
Secondly, the University Archives have substantial information concerning King’s 1960 and 1962 visits as part of the Student Christian Association’s Biennial Religious Conference, as well as a cancelled 1958 sermon. The University Archives collections also contain materials that document the University’s annual observations of the civil rights leader’s legacy. In addition, Dr. King’s widow, Coretta Scott King received an honorary degree in 1970, information about which can also be found at Mudd.
Clippings, correspondence, and more about King’s visits to campus can also be found in the Larry Dupraz Daily Princetonian Digital Archive, the Robert Goheen Series of the Office of the President Records (box 193), and the Historical Subject Files. Photographs of Dr. King’s visit can be found in the Individuals Series of the Historical Photograph Collection. Another notable resource was Gregg Lange’s Princeton Alumni Weekly reflection on the 1960 sermon.