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Anchor of the soul collection

Repository: University of Southern Maine Libraries. Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection contains both transcripts and videos of interviews that were conducted as research for the film and were part of the film. The materials address the African American experience in Maine -- family histories, the history of the church, and interviewees' participation in the civil rights movement, among other topics. Gerald Talbot, a key figure in the civil rights movement in Maine, was interviewed for this project.

Collection Description (Extant): Shoshana Hoose and Karine Odlin created Anchor of the Soul, a video documenting the history of Maine's African American community which was produced by the Abyssinian Church in Portland. The creators donated the materials to the African American Collection of Maine in 1996 and 2001. The Collection contains materials used in the production of the video and accompanying exhibition.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): circa 1991-1992

Digital Status: No

Extent: circa 7 linear feet

Language: English

Interviewees: Gerald Talbot

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


African American churches
African Americans--Civil rights--Maine
African Americans--Maine
African Americans--Social conditions
African Americans--Social life and customs
Civil rights movements--Maine


Sound recordings


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