The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Getting around: thirty years of transportation in Oxford, Ohio
Repository: Smith Library of Regional History
Collection Description (Extant): Conducted with longtime residents of Oxford, Ohio, with a focus on the historical impact of transportation on everyday lives, the project includes 50 of the oldest residents, six of whom were African American. Several of them discuss inequalities in the treatment of their race.
Access Copy Note: Available for use in the library; all have been transcribed. Contact the Smith Library for access information.
Condition Note: Good condition
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: MS 99-1982
Extent: Approx. 50 audiocassette tapes; transcripts
Finding Aid: Finding aid available in library
Related Archival Items: Black History Collection includes information on the integration of the public school in 1887, the integration of the public swimming pool in 1950, and the integration of Miami University's McGuffey Laboratory School in 1965 along with other local efforts toward social and economic justice in Oxford, Ohio.
Oxford NAACP Records include the 1943 charter in addition to incomplete records of the branch. The collection includes annual Freedom Fund Banquet program booklets, membership lists, project reports, meeting minutes, newspaper notices, etc.
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights--Ohio
African Americans--Social life and customs