Main Library, 94 Rutledge Avenue. Caption on back: "Planning the summer Vacation-in-Ideas discussion series at the Charleston County Free Library to begin Tuesday night, May 21, 1957, are, left to right, Mrs. Marion P. Lelong, […], Dr. Leon S. Kind, […], Mrs. Thomas N. Blockwick, [...], and William A. Pease, Jr., [...]."
Main Library, 94 Rutledge Avenue. Caption on back: "Part of the group of about 100 Cub Scouts and their den mothers who attended the regular story hour. Wednesday, Apr. 3, 1957, to hear Miss Janie Smith review 'Swiss Family Robinson.'"
Linocut depicting a courtyard in the Jewish quarter of Vilnius. Linocut by Samuelis Rozinas. From Vilnius : S. Rozino linoleumo raižiniai = Vil'n︠i︡us : grav︠i︡ury na linoleume S. Rozinasa = Vilnius : engravings by S. Rozinas, published Moscow: Moskva : Moskovckoe Otdelenie Khudozhestvennogo Fonda SSSR.
Village Branch Library, 430 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant. Caption on back: "Some of the 22 who completed the reading game at the Mt. Pleasant branch library shown at closing exercises Aug. 27, '57. Charleston S.C. County Library. Mt. Pleasant."
Sullivan's Island Branch Library. Caption on back: "Some of the 13 'graduates' and their friends at the closing exercises of the County library's summer reading game at the Sullivan's Island branch library, Charleston, S.C. Aug. 27, '57. Charleston County Library."
Correspondence from Lucia Brown, Chairman for the Teen-Age Program Committee, and M. M. Wainwright, Chairman of the Employed Personnel Committee, to Edith S. Murray, Teen-Age Program Director, regarding Coming Street Y.W.C.A. matters.
A release from the United States Department of Justice making public the text of identical letters written to Senators Thomas H. Kuchel and Clifford P. Case and Representative Kenneth B. Keating by Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr., in response to their request for his comments on the proposed "jury trial" amendment to the civil rights legislation pending in Congress. Included is the text of the letter.
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 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.
A letter from a New York City resident condemning South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond for his use of the filibuster to oppose the civil rights bill. Representative L. Mendel Rivers also received a copy of the letter.
A release containing a statement made by President G. E. Leighty of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers concerning pending civil rights legislation. The president stated that he was in favor of the civil rights bill.
A letter from the Governor of South Carolina containing copies of telegrams from the Governor to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the Speaker of the House requesting that a representative from South Carolina be given a chance to be heard concerning civil rights legislation pending before the House Judiciary Committee.
Correspondence concerning an article entitled "The South Carolina Struggle for Equality," sent by Florida Representative Herlong to Representative Rivers. Rivers contacted the editor of the Charleston News and Courier and received his views on the article. The editor saw it as propaganda from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and felt that hostility between blacks and whites was not representative of normal relations between the two groups.
A letter from a South Carolina native, living in Michigan, to the Democratic Leader of the Senate, Lyndon B. Johnson, concerning the privilege of filibustering in the Senate on the matter of civil rights for black people and fears concerning overspending by the United States government. Copies of the letter were sent to a number of southern Senators and Representatives including L. Mendel Rivers.
A letter from a South Carolina constituent voicing his strong opposition to the proposed civil rights bill. The constituent declared that Senator Lyndon B. Johnson and Representative Sam Rayburn were no friends of the South.
A letter from a South Carolina constituent thanking Representative Rivers for his stand against civil rights legislation and voicing the opinion that there is a need to reduce the Government budget, especially concerning foreign policy spending.
A three-page letter from a South Carolina constituent protesting civil rights legislation and the power of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The constituent especially believes that the NAACP and left-wing organizations are all tied in with the Communists.
Correspondence concerning a letter from Representative L. Mendel Rivers expressing appreciation for Senator O'Mahoney's fairness despite favoring civil rights legislation. Rivers wrote the Senator in response to an editorial from the Charleston News and Courier titled "Senator O'Mahoney Understands Threat to Liberty in 'Civil Rights' Bill." The article is not present.
A letter from a South Carolina constituent greatly troubled by the passage of civil rights legislation in the House and especially concerned about the recent rulings of the United States Supreme Court.
A four-page letter from a South Carolina constituent praising Rivers for his support for an amendment to Right-to-Work legislation. The constituent describes in detail his difficulty finding employment.
Transcriptions of Rabbi Padoll’s typewritten and handwritten sermons and addresses from his various rabbinates, including Charleston’s Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. A civil rights advocate, Padoll discusses ongoing struggles for social justice, contemporary events such as the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, and parables related to the Sabbath and holiday celebrations. Padoll stored his sermons in nine binders, and the transcriptions reflect this original order.
This six-page typed and illustrated newsletter for the Preservation Society of Charleston discusses Historic Charleston Foundation plans to launch fundraising efforts for its Ansonborough Rehabilitation Project Revolving Fund. Reports donations, issues with upcoming rehabilitation efforts, issues with parking in the Ansonborough area, and community opinions on the project.
Correspondence between a Charleston constituent and Representative Rivers concerning a Right-to-Work amendment supported by Rivers. The constituent is strongly opposed to Right-to-Work legislation and compared Rivers' support for this legislation with support for civil rights legislation to combat segregation.