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Oral history program

Repository: University of North Texas. Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): Topics include the integration of Texas schools and North Texas State College, the NAACP, lynching, African American athletes, the Denton Christian Women's Inter-Racial Fellowship, African American politicians, the Black Pather Party, discrimination in housing and employment, and the black communities in Denton, Cisco and the Hamilton Park neighborhood in Dallas.

Collection Description (Extant): The UNT Oral History Program includes: the largest public university collection of oral history interviews in Texas, with one of the nation's pre-eminent World War II oral history collections;
the preservation of more than 1,600 bound volumes of oral history interviews, with more than 150,000 pages of transcript; interviews on local African-American history, entrepreneurial history, university history, histories of the Holocaust, the New Deal, Texas politics, and other subjects;
graduate classes in basic and advanced oral history; and the archives of the Oral History Association.

Collection URL: http://www.library.unt.edu/ohp/collection.htm External Link

Finding Aid: A regularly-updated PDF finding aid for this collection is available at the collection website

Language: English

Interviewees: Henry D. Akin, Alice Alexander, Sheila Allen, Joe L. Atkins, Alexander Bate, Charles Beatty, L. A. Bedford, Catherine Bell, Albirda Briley, Euline Brock, Pat Cheek, Myra L. Christian, La Petta Collier, Harriett Shelton Collins, Abe C. Cooper, Murphy Daniels, Wilhelmina R. Fitzgerald Delco, Gloria Denmon, Pauline Dixon, Dennis Dunkins, Levonia Ephram, Le Verne Fields, Trudy Foster, Loita Alexander Gibson, Amelia Govan, James H. Gray, Mae Green, Pat Gulley, Bessie D. Harden, Thomas J. Hayman, Abner Haynes, William Hill, Virginia Huey You, Sarah T. Hughes, Velma Jackson, Herbert K. Johnson, Willie B. Johnson, Jimmie Jolley, Rebecca Humphrey Jones, Barbara Jordan, Betty J. Kimble, Leon A. King, Herbert Kirkpatrick II, Jean Kooker, Shirley Levels, Billie Tatum Lusk, Linnie McAdams, Willie Frances McAdams, Pat N. McLeod, Katherine McGuire, Ardath McQuirter, Billie Mohair, Frederick Douglass Moore, Freddie M. Nance, Edward L. Newhouse, Hazel Harvey Peace, Connie H. Pitts, Daisy Punch, Ledell Goodson Randall, Norvell Reed, Carol J. Riddlesperger, Jo Cyel Rodgers, James L. Rogers, Pam Rose, Bob Ray Sanders, Harriett Shelton, Mae Dell Sheppard, Elvira Short, Ely Sledge, William Sledge, Charles E. Smith, Curtis J. Smith, Mary Margaret Dunn Smith, Ona B. Smith, Vivian T. Starks, Laurice Stevenson, Ruby Watson, Streetman Watson, Bob Way, Betty Jo Weeks, Andrew White, Charles Williams, Joseph R. Williams

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

Subjects:

African American athletes
African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Education--Texas
Birmingham (Ala.). Police Dept.
Black Panther Party
Civil rights workers
College integration--Texas
Colored Teachers State Association of Texas
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in housing
Discrimination in public accommodations
Education, Rural--Texas
I.M. Terrell High School (Fort Worth, Tex.)
Marshall, Thurgood, 1908-1993
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Race discrimination
Segregation in education
Segregation--Texas--Cisco
Segregation--Texas--Dallas
Segregation--Texas--Denton
Segregation--Texas--Eastland
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964
White Citizens councils

Genres:

Interviews
Transcripts

 

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