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Wallace Terry collection

Repository: [Janice Terry repository]

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection of documents, which comprises 83 linear feet, represents the life and times of Wallace Terry, a pioneering African-American journalist.

Includes audio tapes of black soldiers and veterans of the Vietnam War, a survey of racial attitudes of black and white servicemen in Vietnam, and a collection of black war correspondents describing their experiences from World War II, Korea and Vietnam for Terry's book "Missing Pages: Black Journalists of Modern America: An Oral History," and audio tapes and video clips of his television appearances and documentaries.

Collection Description (Extant): Wallace Terry was an award-winning journalist, news commentator and bestselling author distinguished for his coverage of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement. His internationally acclaimed book, BLOODS: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans, was named one of the five best nonfiction books of the year by Time magazine, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize [from web site].

Access Copy Note: Mrs. Janice Terry, widow of Wallace Terry, is in the process of seeing about a university housing this collection.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1938-2003

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: 83 linear feet (62 boxes)

Finding Aid: The finding aid is uploaded to this record.

Language: English

Interviewees: Walter Terry, Ethel Payne, Max Robinson, Leon Dash, Ed Bradley, James Hicks, Carl Rowan, Bernard Shaw, Carole Simpson, Earl Caldwell, Joel Dreyfus, Ben Holman, Tom Johnson, Karen DeWitt, James Hicks, William Raspberry, Henry M. "Hank" Brown, Barbara Reynolds, C. Sumner "Chuck" Stone, Austin Scott

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


African American journalists
African American press
African American veterans
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Korean War, 1950-1953--Participation, African American
School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Participation, African American
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American


Sound recordings


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