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Oral history collection

Repository: Virginia Union University. Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): These thirteen interviews cover a wide variety of topics related to African American social conditions and civil rights in Virginia. They address the Great Depression; national black leaders such as W. E. B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Marcus Garvey; Richmond black leaders including John Mitchell and Maggie Walker; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and a number of other matters.

Collection Description (Extant): Oral history interviews conducted in the late 1970s as part of an oral history project at Virginia Union University organized by then Head Librarian, Verdelle Bradley. Also included is a transcript (unit five) for an interview conducted in Ohio by Virginia Union professor Norma M. Goode that was given to Mrs. Bradley for inclusion in this collection.
Note that this inventory continues first with a list of oral histories, and then with a more detailed description of each transcript. Units six, seven and eight have not been transcribed. Units are in no particular order. All transcripts have been preservation photocopied.

Access Copy Note: No restrictions.

Date(s): 1976-1981

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: # MS-0004

Extent: Approximately 100 items (0.5 linear feet)

Finding Aid: Finding aid available at repository.

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Virginia Union University also has copies of transcripts of the Church Hill collection.

Interviewees: William H. Braxton, Leah V. Lewis, Edward D. McCreary, Thomas Mitchell, Robert S. Cheeks, Nona King, E. Robinson, E. G. Stewart, Lemuel V. Eggleston, Preston H. Evans, William H. Fox, Lureatha J. Harris, Perry Harvey

Rights (Extant): Copyright: Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Subjects:

African American political activists--Virginia
African Americans--Virginia
Black power
Civil rights movements--Virginia
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Virginia
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Segregation--Virginia

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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