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Latah County oral history project

Repository: University of Idaho. Library. Special Collections and Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): At least three interviewees are of particular interest. Interviews with Eugene Settle (3 June 1975-August 1978) address African American settlers and other aspects of black life in and migration to Idaho; those with Arthur Bjerke (1973-1975, and particularly in the May 30, 1975 interview) discuss the Joe Wells family, the second African American family in the Deary area at the time. The interview with Kate Price Grannis (Feb. 24, 1976) discusses discrimination.

Collection Description (Extant): The Latah County Oral History Project was a bicentennial project undertaken by Sam Schrager and other members of the Historical Society. Between 1971 and 1984 more than two hundred local individuals were interviewed and recorded. Many of those recorded interviews were then transcribed and bound. University of Idaho Special Collections received audiocassette copies of the original reel-to-reel recordings of the interviews, as well as copies of the transcripts.

Origin Info: The recordings of the Latah County Oral History Project were donated to the University of Idaho Library by the Latah County Historical Society in 1987. They were processed by Angelique Holt in 2006.

Access Copy Note: The transcript of the 1975 interview with Eugene Settle has been digitized as part of the Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Archive. It can be accessed at http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/imls_3,1034. Transcripts of the interviews are also available at the Latah County Historical Society

Date(s): 1971-1985

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: Manuscript/University Group 415

Extent: 9.5 cubic feet (sound cassettes and transcripts)

Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Manuscripts/mg415.htm External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Eugene Settle, Arthur Bjerke, Kate Price Grannis

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Idaho
Race discrimination--Idaho

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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