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Greenwich Library oral history project

Repository: Greenwich Library

Collection Description (CRHP): See the following interviews:

Blackson, Andrew and Louise, Black Experience in Greenwich (race relations)

Moye, Eugene J., Sr., "Soldier, Policeman, Teacher" (racism in U.S. Army and local police department)

Napper, Alver W., Sr. Three interviews: "The Lee Haven Beach Club," "History of the Crispus Attucks Center," and "Reflections on Being Black in Greenwich"

Steadwell, Gertrude Johnson, "A Civil Rights Activist"

Twine, George E., "A Black’s View of Greenwich" (civil rights)

Collection Description (Extant): The Greenwich Library Oral History Project is a collection of interviews with people who have helped to make or witnessed the history of Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1890. To date, the collection contains more than 800 interviews and 136 books. The entire collection is available at the main library and the books and interviews may be purchased at the Oral History Project office.

Access Copy Note: Currently, 15 percent of the interviews are digitized, and the Greenwich project plans to digitize all the interviews in the collection. New interviews are digital. Transcripts may be read at the Oral History office and in the Local History reference section of the Greenwich Library, and some interviews are published with illustrations.

Collection URL: External Link

Digital Status: No

Extent: sound discs (CD); circa 800 transcripts; digital audio recordings

Language: English

Interviewees: Andrew Blackson, Louise Blackson, Alver W. Napper, Sr., Gertrude Johnson Steadwell, George E. Twine

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


African Americans--Connecticut
Civil rights movements--Connecticut
Connecticut--Race relations
Discrimination in the military
Greenwich (Conn.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Race discrimination--Connecticut


Sound recordings


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