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M. Hayes Mizell papers

Identifier: SCL-MS-MHM
The M. Hayes Mizell papers consist of 165 linear feet of records, 1952-2005, arranged in rough chronological order. The collection is divided into the following series: Personal [boxes 1-4] American Friends Service Committee [boxes 5-25] Richland County School District #1 [boxes 26-36] National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children [box 37] State Employment Initiatives for Youth [boxes 38-45] Edna McConnell Clark Foundation [boxes 46-110] Speeches [boxes 111-113] Writings [boxes 113-114] Topical [boxes 115-134] Reference materials [boxes 135-154] Audio/Visual materials [boxes 155-158] Ephemera [boxes 159-165, 164-165 oversized]

The Personal materials series includes Mizell’s individual calendars and correspondence (unrelated to his professional work) as well as items relating to his education, employment, and family life. The American Friends Service Committee series incorporates materials related to Mizell’s work with national and local American Friends Service Committee programs between 1963 and 1983. Included are papers related to his service as Director of the South Carolina Community Relations Program, 1965-1975, as a Program Associate of the School Desegregation Task Force, 1966, as Associate Director, 1975-1979, and Director, 1980-1982, of the Southeastern Public Education Program (SEPEP). American Friends Service Committee papers are arranged topically. The bulk of included materials consist of Administrative Records, Civil Rights documentation, and Education materials. Richland County School District #1 materials consist of items relating to Mizell’s service as member of the Richland County School District #1 Board of School Commissioners. National Advisory Council on the Education of Disadvantaged Children (NACEDC) materials relate to Mizell’s service as chairman of that body from 1979 until its dissolution. The State Employment Initiatives for Youth (SEIY) series includes materials from the South Carolina State Employment Initiatives for Youth Demonstration Project and related organizations. Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) materials date from Mizell’s service with the Foundation, 1987-2004, and are divided into three major series: administrative papers, grantee papers, and intermediary papers. The speeches series contains speeches, lectures, and other public statements made by Mizell between 1965 and 2004. Writings consist of scholarly articles, newspaper and magazine articles, reports, and other publications written by Mizell between 1952 and 2005. Writings are arranged chronologically. Topical files, 1962-2005, refer to groups and organizations that Mizell actively served, advocated for, or was a member of. For example, Mizell was a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and served as a board member of the American Civil Liberties Union in South Carolina. Reference materials, 1951-2005, consist of clippings, reports, and publications collected by Mizell to serve as background information to support his work throughout his career. Audio/Visual materials include audio materials, such as reel-to-reel tapes, cassette tapes, and compact discs containing speeches, lectures, discussions, and interviews, as well as visual materials, such as video-cassette tapes and digital video-discs containing education reform materials created by the EMCF, associated, and other groups. Ephemera contains awards presented to Mizell, 1971-2003, an extensive collection of political and protest buttons collected by Mizell, and other items related to Mizell’s life and career or collected by him, such as bumper stickers, promotional items, membership and identification cards, programs, and specimen textiles, t-shirts, and hats.


  • 1952 - 2005


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights reside with creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact The South Caroliniana Library.


207.5 Linear Feet (166 cartons)