The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Oral history collection
Repository: Old Dominion University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): See the section titled "Massive Resistance and School Desegregation."
Collection Description (Extant): Oral histories with Old Dominion University administrators, professors, Board Of Visitors, and leaders of the community. Includes information on the segregation and integration of the Norfolk Division and later Old Dominion College, Norfolk's desegregation crisis of 1958-1959, and Seaview Amusement Park, the black amusement park in Norfolk. Of note is an interview with then President of Norfolk State, Harrison B. Wilson.
Access Copy Note: Digital versions of transcripts and sound recordings of the 140+ interviews in this collection are available online.
Collection URL: http://www.lib.odu.edu/specialcollections/oralhistory/index.htm
Digital Status: Partial
Extent: transcripts; digitized sound recordings; audio cassettes; photographs
Interviewees: Vivian Carter-Mason, Colgate W. Darden, Rodham Delk, T. Ross Fink, Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Ruth James, Charles L. Kaufman, Roy B. Martin, Mark Schweitzer, Robert L. Stern, A. Rufus Tonelson, Celia T. Tucker, Edith White, G. William Whitehurst
Rights (Extant): See the following website for information on rights: http://www.lib.odu.edu/special/oralhistory/ohcopyright.htm.
African American college students--Virginia
Civil rights movements--Virginia
Old Dominion University
School integration--Massive resistance movement
Virginia--Politics and government