Collection Title:  Sam Long Papers

Collection Number:  M234         2006.221

Inclusive Dates:  1966 – 1991

Bulk Dates:  1966 – 1991

Volume:  .25 Cubic Feet

Processor:  W. Ray


Scope and Content:

This collection consists of the papers of the late Sam Long, a Bolivar County planter, who provided leadership in the formation of the Bolivar County Community Action Program in 1965.  The program was highly controversial at the time but through the efforts of Mr. Long who served as its Chairman, the program brought cooperation between the races and the business-like handling of millions of dollars of taxpayer money.  The collection includes news clippings of the Bolivar County Poverty Program which also began in 1965.



Box  /  Folder

1          1          February 1991 Bolivar County Community Action Program Newsletter (2)

Letter from Greenville Chamber to Mr. Long regarding Community Relations Committee

Sam Long handwritten notes regarding poverty program


1          2          Newspapers:

DDT October 5, 1966 Photo and Article on CAP Board (2)

Bolivar Commercial October 5, 1967 Editorial Commendation for Sam Long

Memphis Press Scimitar Jan. 16, 1967 Photo & Article on Poverty Program (2)

Feb. 15, 1967 Article on Poverty Program