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Western History/Genealogy Dept. oral history project

Repository: Denver Public Library. Central Library: Western History and Genealogy

Collection Description (CRHP): According to Nancy Whistler (Colorado Oral History Guide, 1980), the Western History Department Oral History Collection began in 1972 as an effort to interview urban leaders and terminated prematurely due to the death of the project director. Interviews have been added to the collection intermittently over the years.

Included in the collection are interviews with African American civic leaders in Denver, including legislators, medical professionals, educators, and clergy who worked to ensure equal opportunities for blacks in Denver.

Access Copy Note: Some interviews have been digitized; audio is available online.

Collection URL: http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/oral_histories.html External Link

Date(s): 1973-1977

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: sound cassettes; typed indices; biographical information

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Several related collections of papers are held by the library.

Interviewees: George L. Brown, Clarence F. Holmes, Bernard Gipson, Donald Godbold, Jenine Mason, Rachel B. Noel, Harry E. Rahming, Murphy C. Williams

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American civic leaders
African American clergy--Colorado
African American educators--Colorado
African American politicians
African Americans in medicine
African Americans--Colorado
Civil rights movements--Arkansas
Civil rights movements--Colorado
Civil rights movements--Nebraska
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
School integration--Colorado--Denver

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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