The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Repository: Oregon Public Broadcasting Archive
Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes the videotaped interviews that were used for the making of 'The 1960' documentary. Interview subjects address the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the civil rights movement, Kent State, black power, and the anti-war movement, among other topics. See the Excel document uploaded to this record for more information.
Collection Description (Extant): Program Description
It was a time when a generation rebelled and lost its innocence. From the Vietnam War to the struggle for racial equality to the birth of a counter-culture explosion, the 1960s was a decade of change, experimentation and hope that transformed an entire nation. Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting, THE SIXTIES: THE YEARS THAT SHAPED A GENERATION traces the events of one of the most turbulent and influential periods of political and cultural change in the 20th century and the powerful impact forced on an entire generation. This two-hour documentary features revealing interviews with the prominent figures of the era including: Barbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Arlo Guthrie, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Meese III and Bobby Seale.
Collection URL: http://www.pbs.org/opb/thesixties/
Digital Status: No
Extent: 67 videotapes (beta); 1 digiBeta videotape
Related Archival Items: Oregon Public Broadcasting was part of the American Archive Pilot Project -- see the separate database entry. It also has a copy of the DVD titled 'Local Color,' which was a documentary made on the Oregon civil rights movement. It does not have the raw footage, however.
Interviewees: Barbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Arlo Guthrie, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Meese III, Bobby Seale, Robert Bork, Patrick Buchanan, Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Peter Coyote, Walter Cronkite, Carlos Fuentes, Arlo Guthrie
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American musicians
Black Panther Party
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
United States--Politics and government
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements