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Herbert F. Janick Jr. papers

Repository: Western Connecticut State University. Archives & Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): A number of oral histories deal with civil rights and race relations in this collection. Louis and Chris Rotello discuss their activity in the Civil Rights movement, and the interview of Dr. David Detzer also addresses civil rights. Dr. Jonathan Greenwald comments on how, when he was a child in the South, his mom instructed him to treat African Americans well. Dorothy Holoman discusses the Martin Luther King assassination as well as black students at Western Connecticut. Dr. Violet Skorina addresses how the school actively recruited African American students from the South, and the formation of a black student club. Dr. Truman Warner, Dr. Harold Burke, and Claire Geddes also discuss race relations and black students at Western Connecticut.

Collection Description (Extant): The Herbert F. Janick, Jr. Papers spans the years 1889-2002 and consists mainly of Janick's research for his book on the centennial history of Western Connecticut State University.

Date(s): 1889-2002

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: MS 012

Extent: 8.0 Linear feet

Finding Aid URL: http://archives.library.wcsu.edu/findingaids/janick.xml External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Other collections that may relate to the civil rights movement include the Jack Friel University History Collection, Danbury Remembers: Conversations w/ Community collection, and Danbury Intercultural Interviews collection.

Interviewees: Louis Rotello, Chris Rotello, David Detzer, Jonathan Greenwald, Dorothy Holoman, Truman Warner, Harold Burke, Claire Geddes

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

Subjects:

African American college students--Connecticut
Black power
Civil rights workers--Connecticut
College teachers
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination
Western Connecticut State University
Women's rights

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings

 

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