Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Robert W. Lentz Collected Papers, 1964-2001

Collection: CDG-A





Contact Information

Swarthmore College Peace Collection
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Email: wchmiel1@swarthmore.edu (Curator); URL: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/


Descriptive Summary
Repository
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for these papers.
Creator
Lentz, Robert W.
Title
Robert W. Lentzr Collected Papers
Inclusive Dates
1964 - 2001
Call Number
CDG-A

Language of Materials
Materials in English
Extent
2.5 linear inches [papers only]
Abstract
Robert W. Lentz was a civil rights lawyer, originally from West Chester Pennsylvania. He was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1959, and was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1970; the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980 and the U.S. Tax Court. Lentz received his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1958). He worked with the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) in Mississippi; for two weeks in the summer of 1964, and served as a lawyer to aid volunteers who were jailed in Mississippi for their civil rights efforts. Lentz returned to Mississippi in November 1966 to help with voter rights in the general election.

Administrative Information
Restrictions to Access
None
Usage Restrictions
None
Alternate Form of Material
None
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Rick Valelly, 2003 [Acc. 03A-050]
Processing Information
Processed by Anne Yoder; this finding aid created by Wendy E. Chnmielewski, April 2015.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Robert W. Lentzr Collected Papers (CDG-A), Swarthmore College Peace Collection
Copyright Notice
Copyright has not been transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection or by the creators/authors (or their descendants), in this collection, as stipulated by United States copyright law. Please contact the SCPC Curator for further information.

Online Catalog Headings
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Historical Background
Robert W. Lentz was a civil rights lawyer, originally from West Chester Pennsylvania. He was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania in 1959, and was admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1970; the U.S. Supreme Court in 1980 and the U.S. Tax Court. Lentz received his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1958). He worked with the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) in Mississippi; for two weeks in the summer of 1964, and served as a lawyer to aid volunteers who were jailed in Mississippi for their civil rights efforts. Lentz returned to Mississippi in November 1966 to help with voter rights in the general election.

Collection Overview
The collection contains personal material about Lentz's 1964 civil rights work in Mississippi, including letters and his manuscript "Diary of a Country Lawyer During Two Weeks in Mississippi"; letters and certificates about his speaking engagements to recount this experience (1964-1966); and reference material about the civil rights movement in Mississippi (1960s-2001)


Items removed:
one photograph of Lentz (1964




Detailed Description of the Collection


Box 1
Biographical information
Reference material: Civil Rights in Mississippi-- sources, 1960s [2 folders]
Civil rights efforts in Mississippi
, 1964
-correspondence
-transcription of diary- "Diary of a Country Lawyer During Two Weeks in Mississippi
-general
-speaking engagements relating to Lentz' experiences, 1964 - 1966
- restrospective resources, 1989 -2001



This file was last updated on August 21, 2015