RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 173692527 LA English T1 FIS records, A1 Freedom Information Service., YR 1962 AB Records of a Mississippi communications clearinghouse where all forms of information deemed useful was gathered, organized, and transmitted to the poor, rural black population. From the 1970s are records created and collected by Jan Hillegas and Ken Lawrence, some of which were produced under the aegis of FIS. These later documents concern women's rights and feminism, the Republic of New Afrika, farm workers and labor, and racism in the military. On microfilm are papers and clippings which pre-date the organization of FIS, but which were deposited for use by FIS by the Council of Federated Organizations. These materials include WATS reports; clippings, statements, and news releases concerning the disappearance and murder of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman in 1964; and similar documentation of incidents of brutality and harassment. These items are mounted on printed COFO news releases and other papers, which are also of interest. Also in the collection is "A Visit to Sunflower County, Mississippi," which was the home of Senator James O. Eastland, a recording made by FIS head of news and tape programs, Phil Lapsansky, in August 1966. The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional accessions are described below.