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Oral histories

Repository: Ouachita Baptist University. Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): Topics include race relations, school desegregation, the desegregation of Ouachita Baptist University, and Little Rock Central High School.

Collection Description (Extant): More than 4,200 tape recordings supply a wealth of information on and insights into a wide variety of topics - the Great Depression, World War II, the timber industry, race relations, rural family life, religion, education, and farming, just to name a few. These oral histories are particularly useful as a means of supplementing the written record and supplying information not found in newspapers, official documents, and correspondence.

Collection URL: http://library.obu.edu/oralhistories.html External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Connie Moore, Lou Anderson, Ellen Draper, Roxie Hadley, R. L. Jones, Lillie B. Logan, Betty Savage, Eugene Tyus, Henry Trent, Bessie Stewart, Harvey Washington, Frank Watkins, James White, Zilla White, R. L. Wiley, Betty S. Wingfield, N. A. Helms, John Murphy, Blanche Winborn, George W. Riley, Gwen Marshall, Clark McCarty, Paulette Ross Stewart, Frances McClean, Bill Burks, David Thomson, Virginia M. Burkes Smith, Tom Greer, Larry M. Taylor, Mrs. Harris, Bob Stephens, Ione Bynum, Dr. Noah, Janet Jackson, Johnny Wink

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

Subjects:

Arkansas--Race relations
Civil rights movements--Arkansas
Ouachita Baptist University
School integration--Arkansas

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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