The David M. Rubenstein Library holds a number of collections that document the history and legacy of SNCC. These records are critical to understanding the complexities of the civil rights movement, grassroots organizing and the organizing tradition, as well as the personal experience of being an activist. Formats range from primary documents, ephemera, oral history and video.
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was the only national civil rights organization led by young people. Organized in 1960 and mentored by the legendary Black organizer, Ella Baker, SNCC activists became full-time organizers, working with community leaders to build local organizations in the Deep South. Read more on The Story of SNCC
The John Hope Franklin Research Center for African and African American History and Culture is interested in documenting personal and organizational history of movement veterans who were members, supporters, and mentors of SNCC. This initiative is not solely concentrated on the extant materials of the years of SNCC's existence, rather the full experience of those who participated in SNCC and the extensions of the lives they went on to lead in the years moving forward. Please contact the curator of the John Hope Franklin Research Center if you are interested in contributing to this effort.