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Literacy test for voter Registration?


I will be traveling in the South for a few weeks this summer and would like to visit archives that have materials regarding the development and adminstration of literacy tests as a requirement for voter registration. I am especially interested in finding copies of actual tests and forms, preferably in completed form, for a project on the history of the literacy test. Any information about possible archives, or any other suggestions, will be highly appreciated!


Kirk Branch, Professor of English

Montana State University

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