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Other side of Middletown oral histories

Repository: Ball State University. Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): The Other Side of Middletown Oral Histories digital collection consists of oral history interviews documenting the African American community in Muncie, Indiana.

Topics discussed include: 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 Professor Eric Lassiter and a group of students as part of a collaborative ethnographic project on Muncie's African American community. The project was sponsored and funded by the Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry at Ball State University.

Access Copy Note: 56 audio files and transcripts are available online in the Digital Media Repository at

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 2003-2004

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: MSS 254, R 254

Extent: 11 boxes, 3.3 cu. ft.(audio cassettes, notes, tape logs, transcripts), WMA audio files

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See also 150 digital images that illustrate the history of the life and achievements of African Americans in Muncie and Delaware County, available online in the Digital Media Repository (Other Side of Middletown Photographs, These photographs are also on permanent display at Faulkner's Mortuary, 915 E. Williard Street, Muncie, Indiana.

Interviewees: Rev. Renzie Abram, Sam Abram, Brenton Anderson, Kellie Woods, Julius Anderson, Belinda Anderson, Brenton Anderson, Mamie Barker, Phyllis Bartleson, Geraldine Burns, Wilma Cooper, Rosemary Lamb Edwards, Ed Faulkner, Jr., Hurley Goodall, Fredine Goodall, Gwen Orcutt, Ron Orcutt, Rev. Willie Jackson, Eric Johnson, Bessie Jordan, Lonnie Jordan, Rev. Charlotte Levi, Sam Long, Ed McNeary, Michael Milben, Daidra Pryor, Erika Quarles, Delores Rhinehart, Carl Rhinehart, Ruth Robinson, Mallie Ross, Q. L. Stevens, Willa Mae Stevens, Fronia Stigler, Rhonda Ward, Phyllis White, Sheila Williams, Frank Wilson, Evelyn Wilson, John Young-El, Kelli Daugherty, Nicole Watson, Kimberly Williams, Gary Mason, Mr. Leavell, Viola Boyd, Ralph Vaughn, Denise Jones, Robert Jones, Robby Jones, Ruth Redd

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


African American churches--Indiana
African American clergy--Indiana
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Indiana
African Americans--Religion
African Americans--Social conditions
African Americans--Social life and customs


Sound recordings


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