The oral history consists of eight digital files: 2011.174.82.1a, 2011.174.82.1b, 2011.174.82.1c, 2011.174.82.1d, 2011.174.82.1e, 2011.174.82.1f, 2011.174.82.1g, and 2011.174.82.1h.
Willy Siegel Leventhal discusses his childhood in California, his experiences at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the 1960s, and his involvement in the Summer Community Organization and Political Education Project (SCOPE). Leventhal describes what it was like to be a Jewish child in a mostly Catholic community and how his childhood experiences informed his later activism and identity. Baseball was especially important to him, as he witnessed the first Jewish and African American ballplayers desegregate the Major Leagues. Leventhal became active in SCOPE during his first year at UCLA, after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., visited campus to recruit students. Leventhal describes the SCOPE training in Atlanta, and he shares his memories of living and working in Macon and Americus, Georgia.
An advertising card for Reverend S. M. Malone of the Second Baptist Church in Long Beach, California. The card features a photo of the pastor standing in a black suit and coat with a necktie. He is posed in a studio and stands in front of a painted pastoral backdrop. Below the image contact information is printed in black ink. The reverse is blank.
This letter (.1) and envelope (.2) are for correspondence written by Nelson Jordan Jr. as dictated by Nelson Jordan, and by Nelson Jordan, from Farmville, Virginia, to Julia Womack of Pasadena, California. The letter gives instructions to Womack regarding a letter of commendation drafted by Jordan allowing her membership into churches in her new residence of California. There is concern the document was not properly written. Jordan Jr. gives instructions to Womack about the document, and Jordan writes a sort of addendum validating the document with an explanation and his signature. The letter is written on ruled paper folded in half vertically to form four pages. The envelope has a preprinted return address for Reverend Nelson Jordan of Shilo Baptist Church in the upper left recto corner. A two-cent red postage stamp is adhered in the recto upper right corner with a post office stamp partially over it. A second post office stamp is on the verso center bottom.