The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Muncie labor oral history project
Repository: Ball State University. Archives and Special Collections
Collection Description (CRHP): See especially interview with Hurley Goodall, an African American labor leader and legislator who speaks about union activity and breaking the color line in Muncie's fire department.
Collection Description (Extant): Middletown Digital Oral Histories from the Muncie Labor Oral History Project consists of oral history interviews with former labor union members in Muncie, Indiana.
Inspired by former Indiana State Legislator Hurley Goodall and funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, the interviews were conducted as part of the Center for Middletown Studies' effort to document recent economic changes and the history of labor unions in Muncie. The interviews were conducted by C. Warren Vander Hill between December 2005 and February 2006 and are housed in Archives and Special Collections.
Access Copy Note: 15 audio files and transcripts are available online in the Digital Media Repository.
Collection URL: http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm4/collection.php?CISOROOT=/MidOrHis9
Digital Status: Yes
Existing IDs: R 76, PSC 285
Extent: 2 boxes, 0.4 cu. ft. (audio cassettes, transcripts, WMA audio files)
Finding Aid URL: http://www.bsu.edu/libraries/archives/findingaids/R076.pdf
Related Archival Items: See also Muncie Economic Development Oral Histories at http://libx.bsu.edu/cdm4/collection.php?CISOROOT=/MidOrHis11.
Interviewees: Charlie Anderson, Cordell Campbell, Kenny Cooper, Basil Davis, Ruby Devers, Jerry French, Hurley Goodall, Dennis Grove, Jerry Jones, Mike Jones, Randall King, Ed McClurg, Charlie McKeighen, Charlie Michael, Ron Murphy, Gerald Poor, B. McClellan Warrell
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American labor union members
Discrimination in employment