The Ruth Perry papers include letters, documents, and articles pertaining to the Johns Committee as compiled by the NAACP’s Miami branch. Ruth Perry, who served as secretary of the Miami NAACP from the 1950s to the early 1960s, wrote many of the articles in the collection for the Miami Times, a newspaper that served Miami’s black community. These articles and related collection items document the Johns Committee’s attempts to gain access to records maintained by Florida’s NAACP branches. Also included in the collection are Perry’s speeches (1953 – 1956), NAACP correspondence (1954 – 1965), and newspaper articles from various Miami periodicals (1951 -1968).
Dates: 1951 – 1968
Extent: 1 box