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Bob Barnett collection

Repository: West Virginia Archives and History

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes nine oral histories of African American coaches in West Virginia as well as scholarship that Barnett has written on the segregated sports in the state. His focus has been high school basketball, and his project has been more than just about sports as he has used this topic as a lens by which to examine race relations in Virginia during the era of segregation. He also has explored the impact of the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 and the period of integration until 1969.

Access Copy Note: Transcripts do not exist, but notes exist for the interviews and the interviews are somewhat indexed.

Date(s): 1980s

Digital Status: Yes

Extent: 9 sound discs (CD); manuscripts

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the integration of West Virginia sports oral history projects of Dana Brooks and Ron Althouse as well as the all-black school sports oral history project of Helen Gillison. West Virginia Archives and History has an extensive subject guide to African American resources and history that includes video clips of interviews in the civil rights era. See: http://www.wvculture.org/history./africanamericans.html

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

Subjects:

African American athletes
African American coaches
African Americans--Civil rights--West Virginia
African Americans--West Virginia
Discrimination in sports
Race discrimination--West Virginia
Segregation in education--West Virginia
West Virginia--Race relations

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Sound recordings

 

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