Hunter Gray papers, 1955-2000

Salter, John R
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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 1.8 cubic feet (1 record center carton and 2 archives boxes)
    • 1 tape recording, and
    • 56 photographs; plus
    • additions of 6.0 cubic feet
    • 7 tape recordings, and
    • 0.2 cubic feet of photographs and transparencies
  • OCLC ocn613414656
  • Finding Aids
    • Finding aid


  • COPYRIGHT RESTRICTION: Copyright to some images not held by the Wisconsin Historical Society. When using images from this collection, the citation must include "Hunter Gray Papers."


  • Papers of John R. Salter Jr., also known as Hunter Gray, a sociologist and professor active in civil rights and community organization groups starting in the 1960s, which contains correspondence; speeches, reports, and other writings by Salter; files from some of his professional positions; his FBI files; newspaper clippings; and other documents. Salter's papers cover: civil rights of American Indians and African Americans; the boycott of white businesses in Jackson, Mississippi; his work for the Southern Conference Educational Fund in North Carolina (1963-1964), as director of the Chicago Commons Association (1969-1973), and as director of the Office of Human Development of the Catholic Diocese of Rochester, New York (1976-1978); the Halifax County Voters Movement and civil rights in North Carolina; and activities while teaching sociology at the Navajo Community College, Tsaile, Arizona, and at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. There are no papers specifically illustrating Salter's teaching career. Also includes photographs and an audio recording of a by Floyd Westerman, a Native American musician. The photographic portion of the collection includes images of Hunter Gray, as well as images related to his civil rights activities in the 1960s and 1980s such as housing conditions for African American's in the south in the 1980s.


  • Presented by Hunter Gray (as John R. Salter Jr.), Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1979-1982, and loaned for copying by Gray, 1980-1981.
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