The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Oral history collections
Repository: Black Heritage Society of Washington State
Collection Description (CRHP): This collection consists of interviews with African Americans who attended local high schools during the 1930s and 1940s. Interviews were completed in 1997 for the 1930s group and in 2007 for the 1940s group. Topics covered included the interviewees' (termed 'narrator') parents, family, education, school activities, employment, housing (neighborhood), community involvement, and entertainment as well as the depression period and war and post-war effects. Although the interview subjects of the 1930s were not active participants in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, one interviewee could be described as having been involved in civil rights for the 1940s group. The cassette tapes, transcriptions, and photographs of the 1930s and the 1940s high school attendees are held by the Black Heritage Society in their Collections Archives, which is located at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle. In addition, the 1930s transcripts are part of an unprocessed area of the Pacific Northwest Section in Special Collections.
Access Copy Note: All interviews have been transcribed.
Collection URL: http://www.blackheritagewa.org/collections/oral_exhibitions.asp
Date(s): 1997, 2007
Digital Status: Partial
Extent: video tapes; sound discs (CD); audio cassettes; transcripts; photographs
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American students--Washington (State)
African Americans--Civil rights--Washington (State)
African Americans--Education--Washington (State)
African Americans--Washington (State)
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American