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[African Americans in Idaho]

Repository: Idaho State Historical Society. Idaho State Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): The Idaho State Historical Society holds a number of interviews with or about African Americans in Idaho that are not in the catalog or online finding aid. Most are part of larger oral history collections. Relevant interviews include:

Black Students at Boise State University project: OH2456 (Cherie Buckner Thompson), OH2455 (Patricia Ourada)

North Idaho College project (Coeur d'Alene, civil rights): OH1784 (Tony Stewart; 55 min), OH1843 (Norma Biggens)

Freemasonry in Idaho project: OH2541 (Hampton Wright)

Mountain Home, Idaho project: OH2608 (Joe McNeal), OH2609 (Mildred McNeal)

The Gowen Field and Boise During World War II project: includes memories about Black soldiers at Gowen during WWII. (see finding aid at the Northwest Digital Archives).

OH 2375 (Alfred Zeyer): discusses Doc Hisom, an African American settler who was Zeyer's neighbor as a child.

Julia Davis Park project: (Cherie Buckner Webb, a/k/a Cherie Buckner Thompson). Webb discusses the creation of the Black History Museum in Julia Davis Park.

Date(s): 1940-2003

Digital Status: No

Language: English

Interviewees: Cherie Buckner Thompson (Webb), Patricia Ourada, Tony Stewart, Norma Biggens, Hampton Wright, Joe McNeal, Mildred McNeal, Alfred Zeyer

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


African American college students--Societies, etc.
African Americans--Idaho
Fraternal organizations
Historical museums--Idaho
United States--Armed Forces--African Americans


Sound recordings


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