This collection consists of drafts of letters (1952 to 1957) written by Juliette Hampton Morgan of Montgomery, Alabama. Morgan, a supporter of civil rights, was involved in local organizations and wrote numerous letters to newspapers editors stating her views. As a result of her continued activism, she lost her job at the Montgomery Public Library, and she suffered from extreme anxiety and depression before dying by suicide in July 1957.
These drafts are part of the personal papers of Juliette's mother, Lila Bess Olin Morgan. Most typescript letters have been omitted from this transcription project, but all of the correspondence, along with many photographs from Morgan's papers, are available in the ADAH digital collections.