The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Chester Lewis oral history collection
Repository: University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Kansas Collection
Collection Description (CRHP): Chester I. Lewis was the leader of the local, state, and national NAACP organizations where he advocated for more direct action by NAACP members. Interviews in this collection were conducted with Frank Crawford, Rip Gooch, Brenda and Michelle Lewis, Keith Sanborn, Marvin Stone, Paul Williams, and the Vashti Book Club.
Collection Description (Extant): The Chester Lewis oral history collection represents recollections of friends and family of Lewis collected by the Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Wichita, Kansas, with support by the Kansas Humanities Council, for use in a museum exhibit entitled "Chester I. Lewis: a Civil Rights Legacy." The material dates from 2006 and includes typed interview transcripts and recordings, both on audiocassettes and mini-DVD. Audiocassettes from the collection are located at RH Cassette Tape 37; mini-DVDs are at RH Video 14.
Origin Info: Gift, Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 2006.
Digital Status: Yes
Existing IDs: RH MS 889; RH Cassette Tape 37; RH Video 14
Extent: .25 linear ft (1 box); 7 audio cassette tapes; 8 mini-DVDs
Related Archival Items: Chester I. Lewis papers, RH MS 558, Spencer Research Library (Kansas Collection).
Interviewees: Frank Crawford, Rip Gooch, Brenda Lewis, Michelle Lewis, Keith Sanborn, Marvin Stone, Paul Williams
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American lawyers--Kansas
African Americans--Civil rights--Kansas
Discrimination in housing
Lewis, Chester I.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People