Lloyd A. Barbee papers, 1933-1982

Barbee, Lloyd A., 1925-2002

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Photos, Drawings, Prints; Videos, Slides, Films; Sound Recordings
  • Physical Details
    • 125.0 c.f. (115 archives boxes, 70 record center cartons, 34 card boxes, and 3 flat boxes)
    • 3 reels of microfilm (35 mm), and
    • 3 tape recordings; plus
    • additions of 569 photographs
    • 2782 negatives, and
    • 100 transparencies
  • OCLC ocn173711501, ocn173699536
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • COLLECTION STORED, IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection may be available for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Papers of a Milwaukee civil rights activist, lawyer, and Wisconsin state legislator (Assembly, 1964-1977). Included are personal correspondence; legal files; campaign files; legislative subject files concerning abortion, the ERA, prison and court reform, the Assembly Judiciary Committee, the Democratic Party, the Judicial Council, and court reorganization; and files concerning his involvement in groups such as the Milwaukee United School Integration Committee, Freedom Through Equality, Inc., the NAACP, and Milwaukee Legal Services.
  • Over half of the collection consists of research material and legal records of the class action desegregation suit, "Amos, et al. vs. Board of School Directors of the City of Milwaukee, et al.," and its subsequent remand trial. Barbee served as counsel for the plaintiffs for the duration of the trial from 1965 to 1980. Included are correspondence; transcripts, exhibits, and other court records; as well as charts, tables, graphs, maps, reports, school board minutes, and other materials concerning research on student, teacher, and administrative assignment patterns, pupil transfer policies, and building facilities.
  • The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional photographic accessions are described below.


  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Presented and loaned for copying by Lloyd A. Barbee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1963-1987.
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