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Accession 197

Inclusive Dates

1912-1979, nd


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

3,000 pieces, 1.50 linear feet



Historical Note

Marion Allan Wright (1894-1983) of South Carolina was an attorney, author, member of the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union, and civil rights supporter.

Scope and Content Note

The Marion Allan Wright Papers consist of correspondence, a journal, autobiographical writings, bibliographies, biographical data, essays, speeches, book reviews, short stories, poems, letters to the editor, oral history transcripts and other papers. Subjects include the death penalty, the civil rights movement, civil liberties, libraries in South Carolina and politics. Correspondents include R. Beverly Herbert, L. Mendel Rivers, J, William Fulbright, Sam Ervin, Jr., Reverend James P. Dees, Preston Wright (Wright's brother) and other relatives. See Acc 48 for an earlier accession of Wright papers and the oral history collection for recorded interviews with Wright.


The papers of Marion Allan Wright were deposited with the Winthrop Archives via Dr. Arnold Shankman of the Winthrop History department on various dates from 1976 to 1979.


Civil Rights, Race Relations, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Civil Liberties, Libraries in South Carolina, Politics


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Marion Allan Wright Papers - Accession 197

LC Subject Headings

Wright, Marion A. (Marion Allan), 1894-1983--Archives; Civil rights workers--Southern States; Civil rights; Civil rights movements; Libraries and society; Capital punishment--United States; Herbert, Robert Beverley, 1879-1974--Correspondence; Rivers, L. Mendel (Lucius Mendel), 1905-1970--Correspondence; Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995--Correspondence; Ervin, Sam J., Jr. (Sam James), 1896-1985--Correspondence; Dees, James P.--Correspondence; Wright, Preston Lambeth, Sr., 1892-1985--Correspondence