Vivion Lenon Brewer Papers
Vivion Lenon Brewer Papers, 1947-1991
10 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 20
Co-founder, Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools; volunteer; banker; and lawyer. A native of Arkansas, Vivion Brewer was an advocate of civil rights and integration and also participated in several women's organizations. This collection sheds some light on her personal and professional life, as well as offering insight into larger questions about the motives and experiences of white Southerners who opposed racism and segregation. Materials include writings, diaries, correspondence, photographs, and various records. Also included are her typescript memoir entitled "The Embattled Ladies of Little Rock;" and organizational material from the Women's Emergency Committee to Open Our Schools such as minutes.
Terms of Access and Use:
Restrictions on access:Restrictions on use:
The papers are open for research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.
Vivion Lenon Brewer's niece, Patricia M. Rostker owns copyright to her papers. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.
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