Methods: Building the Archives

The infrastructure of the maps is informed by digitally available archive documents from the SNCC Digital Gateway at Duke University, the Civil Rights Movement Veterans archive at Tougaloo College, and the Freedom Summer Digital Collection at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The Friends of SNCC Chapters make available newspaper reports on local activities. These archives were built by utilizing available digital archives, including newspapers.com and digital university newspaper archives. The primary search terms were: “Friends of SNCC” and “Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.” Future archival work will digitize available institutional repositories on Friends of SNCC Chapters and post-summer protest.

Sources: Datasets available for download: 

Friends of SNCC Chapters (by year)

  • 1962
  • 1963
  • 1964
  • 1965

Freedom Summer Volunteers by university / college (incomplete)

Freedom Summer Volunteers by post-summer activism

Dataset of 1960s U.S. Census Data

Dataset of WATTs Line (1964)