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Interview with Roosevelt Collins

Repository: Pikes Peak Library District. Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Interview with Roosevelt Collins, Colorado Springs, Colorado, by Brenda Hawley and Alma Sheff. Mr. Collins was born August 25, 1904 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He moved to Colorado Springs in 1935 to take a job as trainer for the football team at Colorado College. Topics include race relations and segregation in Colorado Springs; working in the Colorado College athletics department; the Urban League and the NAACP in Colorado Springs; a trip to Africa. Collins died March 1978 in Colorado Springs.

Access Copy Note: Audio recording and transcript available at Pikes Peak Library District, Special Collections

Condition Note: No known condition problems

Date(s): 1975

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: OH-IV-002b

Extent: 1 sound tape reel 7 in.; transcript

Finding Aid: No

Language: English

Interviewees: Roosevelt Collins

Rights (Extant): The collection is open to the public. However, the researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy and copyright that may be involved in the use of this collection.

Subjects:

African American coaches
African Americans--Civil rights--Colorado
African Americans--Colorado
Colorado--Race relations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban League

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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