The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Edmund S. Muskie oral history collection
Repository: Bates College. Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Collection Description (CRHP): Some interviewees discuss desegregation and civil rights.
Collection Description (Extant): The collection is contains oral history interviews with a broad range of individuals who knew, affected or were affected by Senator Edmund S. Muskie in the course of his life and career. Interviews were conducted and collected by staff of the Edmund S. Muskie Oral History Project (1997-2007), which was funded by the Edmund S. Muskie Foundation and based at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College (Lewiston, Me.)
Access Copy Note: Each interview is documented with an audio recording, a transcript and a summary sheet, containing biographical information about the interviewee and an abstract of the interview.
Listening copies on CD are available for in-building use only at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.
Digital preservation master WAV files are available for staff use only at the Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library, Bates College.
Transcripts and some audio files are also available online at http://digilib.bates.edu/gsdl/cgi-bin/library?site=localhost&a=p&p=about&c=muskieor&l=en&w=utf-8
Digital Status: Partial
Extent: circa 425 transcripts; audio recordings
Finding Aid URL: http://abacus.bates.edu/Library/aboutladd/departments/special/EADFindingAids/MOH.html
Related Archival Items: The Edmund S. Muskie papers also exist at Bates College and contain many recorded interviews, at least a few of which address civil rights related issues.
Interviewees: Robert Nelson, Berl Bernard, John McEvoy, Gerald Talbot, Charles McCurdy Mathias, Jr., Ralph Tucker, Kermit Lipez, Louis Scolnik, Neville Knowles, N. Paul Gauvreau, Denis Blais, James Handy, Jane Fenderson Cabot, Alvin From, Lorelei Ransome, Elizabeth Jonitis, Damon Stetson, Ruth Rowe Wilson, Walter A. Scheiber
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Maine--Politics and government
Muskie, Edmund S., 1914-1996
United States--Politics and government
United States. Congress. Senate