The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
[Oral history interviews]
Repository: United Church of Christ Archives
Collection Description (CRHP): The United Church of Christ holds a number of oral history projects that are currently being processed, including the UCC Historical Council Oral History Project, conducted in the 1980s. This collection contains an interview with Rev. Dr. Joseph Evans, who in 1976 became the first African American elected to serve as UCC president. In addition, the Archives holds recordings and transcripts from the UCC 50th Anniversary Oral History Project, conducted in 2007. Interviews examine experiences during the formation period of the UCC, around 1948-1961, at a time when the Church was heavily involved in Civil Rights Movement efforts.
Access Copy Note: A short biography of Rev. Dr. Joseph Evans and links to the transcript and audio files of his History Council interview are available online at
Collection URL: http://www.ucc.org/about-us/archives/oral-history/
Digital Status: Partial
Finding Aid: No finding aids currently exist for these collections.
Interviewees: Rev. Dr. Joseph Evans
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American clergy
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Christianity
United Church of Christ