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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 External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: transcripts; digitized sound recordings; audio cassettes; photographs

Language: English

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.

Subjects:

African American college students--Virginia
Civil rights movements--Virginia
Civil rights--Cases
College integration
Lawyers
Old Dominion University
Politicians
School integration--Massive resistance movement
School integration--Virginia
Virginia--Politics and government

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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