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Congressman William "Bill" Clay Sr. congressional papers

Repository: Harris-Stowe State University. Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): Collection includes three reel-to-reel audiotapes of the WOL Radio program "Speak Up" (1/5/1969) with moderator David Eaton (the interview probably addresses Clay's 1968 election as the first black congressman from Missouri). Also included are five 1-hour videocassettes dated 3/5/85 (Congressional Update), 3/5/85 (3 tapes containing testimony from the Congressional Oversight Hearing on the Effect of Bankruptcy Actions on the Stability of Labor-Management Relations and the Preservation of Labor Standards) and 6/26/85 (Congressional Update).

Collection Description (Extant): Congressman Clay was the first black man elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri. He served as the representative for the First Congressional District (in St.Louis) of Missouri from 1968 until he retired in 2000. He was one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and wrote and spoke extensively as a CBC leader. Collection contains materials from 1955-2000.
Videotapes and audiotapes have not been assigned box numbers because the archives does not have access to the equipment needed to play these tapes and evaluate them.

Date(s): 1955-2000

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Record Group 1, Boxes 1.1-1.37

Extent: 3 audio tapes 7 ½ reel-to-reel, 5 UCA 60 videocassettes (5 hrs)

Finding Aid: In process

Language: English

Interviewees: William Clay, Sr.

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


African American politicians--Missouri
Civil rights movements--Missouri
Civil rights--Cases
Congressional Black Caucus
Missouri--Politics and government
United States. Congress. House


Sound recordings


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