The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
[Maryville College civil rights collection]
Repository: Maryville College. Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): Maryville College has a number of stand-alone items dealing with the civil rights movement, particularly the re-integration of the school in 1954. The school had African American students enrolled and graduating prior to state law mandating segregation in 1901. Its civil rights holdings include reel-to-reel tapes of the April 17, 1968, Maryville College Convocation address of Julian Bond, then serving in the Georgia State House of Representatives, and a question and answer session on that same date with Bond. It has a mini DVC tape that includes interviews with at least two of the individuals who re-integrated the college in 1954. These students were Shirley Carr-Crowley and Queen Crossing. It also has a microcassette tape that also contains an interview of Crossing. The collection includes photographs of the college's tribute plaque honoring its integration efforts as well as pictures taken during the ceremony of its installation. It also has photographs of individuals who re-integrated the college in 1954, documenting their school attendance as well as participation in the Reintegration Celebration at the Maryville College Homecoming in 2008. In addition, the college has a written interview of Carr-Crowley.
Access Copy Note: Maryville College is working to make accessible the recordings on older formats. It does have the equipment to play the mini DVC mentioned above.
Digital Status: No
Extent: photographs; circa 5 audio recordings (reel-to-reel tape, mini DVC, and microcassette formats); manuscripts
Related Archival Items: An interview of Carr-Crowley also exists in the African Americans in Appalachia and Blount County oral history project.
Interviewees: Julian Bond, Shirley Carr-Crowle, Queen Crossing
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American college students--Tennessee
African American politicians
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka