Brief Description: 

The Princeton Friends of SNCC was a highly active chapter of college and high school students. They conducted clothing drives and fundraising activities to support SNCC in the South. They also turned their activism towards racial discrimination in Princeton when they investigated which local barber shops refused to serve African Americans. This chapter also sought to create a scholarship program for children enrolled in the Freedom Schools through the Princeton Public School system.

Members:

  • Lucia Hatch
  • John Kretzmann
  • Clement Dinsmore
  • Carl Heimowitz
  • Thomas Berczynski
  • Ronald L. Glick
  • Michael Pane
  • Martin E. Robins
  • Marvin B. Shapiro
  • Michael E. Smith
  • Austin P. Sullivan, Jr.
  • Michael Lipsky (Graduate Student)
  • Thomas M. Power (Graduate Student)
  • Sheila Hatcher (High School Student)
  • Jay Lockard (High School Student)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lewis

Archive:

Princeton Students in Mississippi, Michael Lipsky and David J. Olson Papers, 1935-1981, Wisconsin Historical Society

Clothing for Mississippi, Princeton Herald, November 24, 1965

In Princeton, Daily Princetonian, September 21, 1965

Glick to Organize SNCC Campaign, Daily Princetonian, April 24, 1964

SNCC to Sponsor Film, Daily Princetonian, February 5, 1964

Accident Sheet, July 3, 1964, Freedom Information Service Records, 1962-1979, Wisconsin Historical Society

Voluntary Poll Tax Campain Flyer, Michael Lipsky and David J. Olson Papers, 1935-1981, Wisconsin Historical Society

Letter from Grace Morton to Superintendant of Princeton Public Schools, Elizabeth Sutherland Martinez Papers, 1964-1966, Wisconsin Historical Society

Articles in the Princeton Alumni Weekly, December 8, 1964, Lucile Montgomery Papers, 1963-1967, Wisconsin Historical Society

Report on Mississippi, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Wednesday, September 23, 1964, 8:00 PM, Michael Lipsky and David J. Olson Papers, 1935-1981, Wisconsin Historical Society

Princeton Freedom Center Newsletter, March 1965, Michael Lipsky and David J. Olson Papers, 1935-1981, Wisconsin Historical Society

Bending Toward Justice: John Doar and the Mississippi Burning Trial, Freedom Summer Text & Photo Archive, Miami University Library

Barber Shops Integrate, The Philadephia Inquirer, November 11, 1963

Comedian Cites Stall-In’s Value, The Record, April 24, 1964

Says ‘Rights’ Stall-in At Fair Might Have Averted Summer Riot, The News (Paterson, NJ), April 25, 1964

Student Leadership Conference on Religion and Race, November 17-20, 1963, Samuel C. Shirah, Jr., Papers, 1961-1964, Wisconsin Historical Society

SNCC to Announce Results of Survey, Daily Princetonian, November 8, 1963

Round Up, Town Topics, April 30, 1964

To Hold SNCC Rally, Town Topics, February 6, 1964

Gregory, Ben Shahn to Aid Local SNCC, The Daily Princetonian, April 10, 1964