Photocopies of papers collected by Baer and Roger Tauss while Northwestern University students engaged in Ph.D. research on the local black political and social structure in Bolivar County, Mississippi. Much of the material relates to the North Bolivar Farm Cooperative and attempts to establish and maintain a food processing plant in the Delta. The collection includes a historical sketch, several reports, and financial and crop records of the Cooperative, a 1970 study and progress report prepared for the Cooperative on the feasibility of establishing a food processing plant, and a Tufts University School of Medicine study on the Negro population in the county (1968).
There is also a 1968 report of the Agriculture Committee of the House of Representatives concerning hunger in the U.S., miscellaneous Council of Federated Organizations papers (1963-1965), a few leaflets and clippings regarding a boycott by students at Delta State College, and notes and a partial transcript from the 1967 arrest and trial of Baer and Tauss in Cleveland, Mississippi (considered by them to be an example of police harassment).
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