A letter from a Tennessee constituent to Representative Emanuel Celler praising Representative Rivers and condemning Celler's stand on public school integration. The constituent especially emphasizes the influence of Celler's religion as a Jew. This copy of the letter was sent to L. Mendel Rivers with a handwritten note of support for Rivers.
A letter from the Commission on Civil Rights containing a copy of the transcript of the National Conference of Public School Officials, held by the Commission on Civil Rights in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 5 and 6, 1959. The transcript is not present in the file.
Rivers expresses his concern for the FBI's reputation as the NAACP pushes the Civil Rights Commission. He fears that the FBI, under the current Administration, will lose its respectability and the great works of J. Edgar Hoover will be tarnished.
A letter from a Florida resident to Representative Syd Herlong, Jr. expressing his vehement opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Copies of the letter were sent to many other congressmen and senators including Representative L. Mendel Rivers.
Hevenor critiques Rivers' speech in Congress concerning the Civil Rights Commission. He doesn’t agree with the aggression from both Rivers and the NAACP. He wants Rivers to offer a more intelligent solution than spilling blood. Hevenor proposes a testing process. He states that no one will fear the color of someone's skin if they are knowledgable about the nation's policies.
A letter from J. M. Chico Ramos of the American G.I. Forum, containing a copy of a letter he sent to Rep. Emanuel Celler expressing offense to something said in a speech, asking L. Mendel Rivers to have the letter printed in the "Letters to the Editor" column in any southern newspaper.
Lucus commends Rivers on both of his speeches opposing the Civil Rights Bill. He asks Rivers if he thinks the South can successfully secede, and if so to let him know in time to move back South. He then invites Rivers up to Connecticut to visit.
A letter from Lomax telling Rivers a bit about his family's history in Virginia, where he grew up. From there, the letter transitions to Lomax telling Rivers to "take off the kid gloves and kill the so-called Civil Rights Bill."