The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
[The North End collection]
Repository: Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
Collection Description (CRHP): This collection consists of oral history transcripts, video tapes, audio cassettes, and written narratives used for the book edited by Joan Walden titled Remembering the Old Neighborhood: Stories of Hartford's North End. Here is a description of the book from the repository's web site: It 'is the culmination of a two year project to collect and preserve both the essays and oral histories of those who grew up in the North End of Hartford. This neighborhood was a unique multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-ethnic melting pot. Most of the participants have since moved away, but a few still reside in the same homes in which they grew up. Some of the narrators were in their 90s and remember trolley cars and deliveries by the ice man. Younger narrators shared stories of the riots that rocked the area in 1968 and changed it irrevocably. Their lives are represented in approximately 150 entries that deal with work, play, school, world events, family, and friendship.' In regard to civil rights movement history, it, as mentioned, deals with how the 1968 riots affected the neighborhood, including how Jewish-owned businesses and Jewish families were affected by the violence.
Access Copy Note: As of September 2010, this collection was still being processed.
Digital Status: No
Extent: audio cassettes; video tapes; transcripts; manuscripts
Related Archival Items: The Jewish Historical Society has a large oral history collection that may have additional interviews dealing with the civil rights movement, but it is largely unprocessed.
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Relations with Jews