Foner (Thomas) Freedom Summer Papers Z/2312.000/S

The collection consists of correspondence, a voter registration plan, photographs, and newsclippings from Thomas Foner's work as a volunteer with the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project in 1964. The collection documents his work with the project and contains substantial information about the conditions faced by volunteers during the summer.

Collection Description General & Tech Data Catalog Record

Image Arrangement and Numbering

The original materials were arranged by the archivist according to format, and the image files were numbered consecutively within these series.

Technical Details

The original scans of the Foner (Thomas) Freedom Summer Papers were made by the Image & Sound Section staff in November 2012, according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees' approved imaging procedures, following ANSI/AIIM recommended practice. Correspondence, a report, black-and-white phographs, and news clippings were scanned as 24-bit RGB uncompressed TIFFs at 600 pixels per inch (ppi). For Web display, the original scans of the Foner (Thomas) Freedom Summer Papers were converted to Zoomify JPEGs by the Electronic Archives Section.


The electronic files in the Foner (Thomas) Freedom Summer Papers are intended for public use in research, teaching, and private study in accordance with the provisions of the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Any use beyond that prescribed by Fair Use requires the permission of the copyright owners. MDAH asks that each image used in a presentation, display, or publication be accompanied by the following credit statement:

Credit: Courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Publicity and Privacy Rights

MDAH alerts the user to the issue of publicity and privacy rights of subjects pictured in these images. Distinct from copyright, which concerns the owner of the intellectual content, publicity and/or privacy rights apply to individuals visible in photographs who did not sign a contract or release form giving the photographer the legal right to use his/her image. Publicity and privacy rights also differ from copyright in that there are no exemptions for Fair Use or Educational purposes. These rights are not regulated by federal law but by state statute and common law. When using images from this collection it is the patron's responsibility to determine whether privacy and publicity rights issues may exist and consider the mitigating factors.

Copy Availability

High-resolution TIFFs of the images may be purchased from MDAH. The MDAH Public Order procedure and fee schedule apply. Consult the Photoreproduction and Digital Imaging policy or contact MDAH Reference Staff for order options as well as information on how to obtain and complete the necessary Public Order forms: 601-576-6876 or