Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection

Series 11: Legal Materials


Repository: Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center
Title: Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection next hit: Series 11: Legal Materials
Dates: 1960-1966
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet
Identification: Series 11
Language: Materials are in English.

Scope and Contents of the Series

The series contains legal documents involving Martin Luther King, Jr. and members of his family. Three contracts with King are included, two for speeches at the University of Minnesota and Cheltenham Township Adult School and another to record phonograph records with Southeastern Recording. There is a UK Labour Permit issued in 1961 for his interview on the "Face to Face" television program. An order of notice from the probate court in Westport, Connecticut informs King that he was left a contingent bequest by Mary E. Calhoun. Also included is an affidavit where Coretta Scott King appoints Jesse B. Blayton, C.P.A. to represent her in all matters concerning income tax returns for years 1957-1961. The series also contains a power of attorney authorizing Chauncey Eskridge to represent Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta King in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its accompanying papers.


Arrangement of the Series

The series is arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Access is restricted to digital surrogates available in Archives and Special Collections Department of the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Restrictions on Use

All documents in this collection either are protected by copyright or are the property Morehouse College, and/or the copyright holder as appropriate. Permission to consult the previous hit Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection next hit does not automatically include permission to publish from the Collection. Permission to publish or quote from previously unpublished materials or from materials under copyright must first be obtained from the copyright holder. Requests for permission to publish any of Dr. King’s copyrighted speeches, sermons, books or other writings, in whole or in part, shall be addressed to Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., 449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, 30312.


Index Terms

Names

Blayton, Jesse B., Sr., 1897-1977.
Calhoun, Mary E.
Eskridge, Chauncey, 1917-1988.
King, Alberta Williams, 1903-1974.
King, Coretta Scott, 1927-2006.
King, Martin Luther, 1899-1984.
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.

Organizations

Cheltenham Township Adult School.
Southeastern Recording Company of America, Inc.
University of Minnesota.

Subjects

Contracts--United States.
Power of attorney.
Tax returns.

Places

Philadelphia (Pa.)
Westport (Conn.)

Titles

Face to face (Television program)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Materials should be cited as: The previous hit Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection at the Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center, Inc. Researchers are encouraged to furnish the Archives with a copy of any publication that cites materials from the Collection.


Detailed Description of the Series

Series 11 Legal Materials 1960-1966
11.0.0.10 Affidavit: Jessie B. Blayton, C.P.A. for Coretta Scott King 1960 December 6 typed document signed, 1p
11.0.0.20 United Kingdom Ministry of Labour Permit for Martin Luther King, Jr. 1961 October 18 typed document signed, 4pp
11.0.0.30 Power of Attorney: Chauncey Eskridge appointed for Martin Luther King, Sr. and Alberta King 1961 November 29 typed document unsigned, 1p [4 copies] with autograph letter signed, 1p [2 copies] and autograph note signed, 1p
11.0.0.40 Contract: Southeastern Recording Company of America, Inc. and Martin Luther King, Jr. 1961 typed document signed with annotation in unknown hand, 5pp
11.0.0.45 Memorandum of Agreement: University of Minnesota and Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963 January 10 typed document signed, 1p
11.0.0.50 Contract: "Five Star Forum" of Cheltenham Township Adult School and Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963 December 21 typed document signed, 1p
11.0.0.60 Order of Notice: Estate of Mary E. Calhoun 1966 September 6 typed document signed with annotation in unknown hand, 1p with return address