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Oregon black history project

Repository: Oregon Historical Society. Research Library

Collection Description (CRHP): The Oregon Black History Project conducted research mainly on the history of the African American people of Oregon up to the beginning of World War II but covered the period after that time period as well, including civil rights movement developments. The project was directed by Elizabeth McLagan and culminated in her book titled "A Peculiar Paradise: A History of Blacks in Oregon, 1788-1940" published by the Georgian Press, Portland, Oregon, 1980. There are four separate collections on this project at the archive. The Oregon Black History Project research notes [manuscript 2854], 1977-1980 collection consists of research notes collected during the project, including information on Ku Klux Klan activities, suffrage, and transcripts of oral histories. Two reels of microfilm contain the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Portland Branch files for 1914 to 1955 and were added to the microfilm holdings as Mss 2004-2. Photographs relating to the project are designated Org. Lot 679. Finally, sound recordings of the interviews were created as part of the project, but the library staff considers them separate materials. These interviews are catalogued individually; the catalog records are available online as well as pasted in the document uploaded to this record.

Digital Status: No

Extent: 2 cubic feet (2 boxes); 33 sound cassettes

Language: English

Interviewees: Annie B. Williams, Arthur Cox, Etoile Cox, Bessie Hale, E. Shelton Hill, Eddie Watson, Elise Reynolds, Ellen Law, Estelle Gragg, Ingles Hegpeth, Irma Hepburn, James C. Strawder, James Hunter, James Lee, Kathryn Hall Bogle, Richard Bogle, Lucius Washington, Marie Smith, Mary Parker, Maud Bank Young, Audrey Ellis, Mrs. J. L. Wasson, Oliver Smith, Otto G. Rutherford, Paul Keady, Francis Gatens, Rachel Green, Mary Morton, L. O. Stone, Richard Mayberry, Warren Robinson

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--Oregon
African Americans--Oregon
Civil rights movements--Oregon
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Race discrimination--Oregon
Vanport (Or.)

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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