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Black Middletown oral history project

Repository: Ball State University. Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): The Black Middletown Oral History Project collection consists of oral history interviews documenting the history of African Americans in Muncie, Indiana.

Topics discussed include segregation, the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Depression, organized labor and the economic, social and religious lives of African Americans in Muncie, Indiana. The collection consists of digital audio and accompanying transcripts.

The interviews were conducted by Rutledge M. Dennis and Vivian V. Gordon from the University of Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University in 1981 as part of the Middletown III project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In compliance with the original agreement between the interviewers and interviewees, the identities of the names of the interviewees are not included.

Access Copy Note: 35 digitized transcripts and audio are available online in the Digital Media Repository at http://libx.bsu.edu/.

Collection URL: http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm4/collection.php?CISOROOT=/MidOrHis7 External Link

Date(s): 1980-1981

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: R 21

Extent: 7 boxes, 2.0 cu. ft. (audio cassettes, transcripts, WMA audio files)

Finding Aid URL: http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/archives/findingaids/R021.pdf External Link

Language: English

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

Subjects:

African American churches--Indiana
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Indiana
African Americans--Social conditions
African Americans--Social life and customs
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )--Indiana
Labor movement--Indiana
Labor unions
Segregation

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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