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Black Muncie history project

Repository: Ball State University. Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): Project papers also include photographs, project files, subject files, and oversize items. See finding aid for a detailed inventory.

Collection Description (Extant): The Black Muncie History Project 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 interviews were conducted between 1971 and 1978 with long time African American residents by Hurley Goodall, Professor J. Paul Mitchell, and graduate students from the Ball State University Department of History with a grant from the Muncie Human Rights Commission.

Access Copy Note: 23 transcripts and audio files are available online in the Digital Media Repository at http://libx.bsu.edu/.

Collection URL: http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm4/collection.php?CISOROOT=/MidOrHis1 External Link

Date(s): 1880-1978

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: MSS 33, R 5, OVB 1, OVC 52, POVC 4

Extent: 4 boxes, 1.4 cu. ft. (audio cassette and reel-to-reel tapes, WMA audio files, photographs, correspondence, reports, clippings, transcripts, summaries, maps, calendars)

Finding Aid URL: http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/archives/findingaids/MSS033.pdf External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Charles Booher, John Bragg, Roy Buley, Campbell, Leroy Davis, Irvin (Lillian) Dunn, Harry Evans, Wilma Ferguson, Clem Findley, Dorene Goodall, Hurley Goodall, Thomas Wesley Hall, Sr., J. A. Johnson, Joan Lampkins, Joseph Lyons, Olivia Motley, Mary Navarro, Grovelle Peele, Blanche Phillips, Raymond Pittman, Reynolds family, Harvey Scott, Jessica Scott, Bernice Settles, Sara Sims, Pauline Stafford, Jake Taylor, Smith Thompson, James G. Truitt, Turner family, Lucille Williams, Ella Woldridge, Ida Wright

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Indiana
Indiana--Race relations

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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