Resonant Ripples in a Global Pond: The Blinding of Isaac Woodard

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Papers of Individuals and Private Organizations

NAACP Papers. All scans of these documents come from the microfilm edition Papers of the NAACP, Part 8, Discrimination in the Criminal Justice System, 1910-1955, Series B: Legal Department and Central Office Records, 1940-1955, Reels 28-30. Frederick, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1988. (Original files at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.)

John H. McCray Papers. Microfilm and original versions of this collection are located at the South Carolinina Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Harry S. Truman Papers. Maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration at the Truman Library, Independence, Missouri.

Papers of U.S. Government Agencies

Domestic Intelligence Reports for the Fourth Army Service Command come from Record Group 319, National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Maryland.

Translation of Soviet Army document, "In the Armed Forces of the Bourgeois Nations: The Status of the Negro in the United States Army," located at the Combined Arms Research Library, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Manuscript Census for 1900, 1910, and 1920 come from microfilm editions located at the Kennedy Genealogical Research Room, Spartanburg Public Library, Spartanburg, South Carolina.

NOTE: All government papers scanned onto this site have been declassified.


The State, Columbia Record, and New York Times scans come from microfilm editions located at the Richland County Public Library, Columbia, South Carolina.

Lighthouse & Informer scans come from microfilm and original versions located at the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia. Few editions of this paper are extant, so some of the articles scanned come from the McCray Papers located in the same facility.

Le Monde scans come from microfilm editions locate at the Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia.


Egerton, John. Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Ferrell, Robert H., ed. Off the Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman. New York: Harper & Row, 1980.

Gardner, Michael. Harry Truman and Civil Rights: Moral Courage and Political Risks. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois Press, 2002.

Yarborough, Tinsley. A Passion for Justice: J. Waties Waring and Civil Rights. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Web Sites

GenForum Posting by George Woodard titled "Attention All Southern Woodward Research"., 1996-2002.

The Blinding of Isaac Woodard (Woody Guthrie) (Aug 16, 1946)
Helfert, Manfred   May 6, 2001

Wellesnet Radio: Lear Radio Show   Wilson, Jeff, 2001-2002

Scripts - Show 3   Transcripts for Will the Circle Be Unbroken
A production of the Southern Region Council Social Security Death Index, 1996-2002