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Berea [KY] community collection

Repository: Berea College. Special Collections & Archives

Collection Description (Extant): This collection consists of official Berea City records, correspondence, photographs and oral history materials documenting the town of Berea, Kentucky. A section of the oral history component consists of 12 interviews conducted in 2001 under the leadership of Sociology professor Dr. Jacqueline Burnside. These interviews include twelve citizens of the town of Berea and their memories of participating in various ways in the Civil Rights Movement. The content of the interviews primarily documents attitudes about race and participation in local civil rights efforts. There are 12 interviews in all (14 cassettes and 2 vhs) and all of them have typed transcripts. A brief survey of the transcripts reveals a standard set of questions examining home and community life, encounters with persons of different races in their home communities, perceived changes in the interviewee's attitudes and their environs, etc. Communities include Richmond, KY; Berea, KY; Murray, KY and Alcoa, TN among others.[Description provided by Shannon Wilson, head of Special Collections & Archives.]

Date(s): 2001

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Historical Collections, Accession #6

Extent: Photographs; manuscripts; 14 audio cassettes; 2 video recordings; 12 transcripts

Language: English

Physical Location: Berea College. Special Collections & Archives

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

Subjects:

Berea (Ky.)
Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Civil rights workers--Kentucky
Kentucky--Race relations
Tennessee--Race relations

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Videorecordings

 

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