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Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation Inc. collection

Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection contains multiple interviews with Huey P. Newton. This collection also includes interviews with David Hilliard, Warden Louis Nelson of San Quentin Prison, Anthony Insana, Howard Levine, and Johnny Spain.

Collection Description (Extant): The Huey P. Newton Foundation Records consists of files covering the time period from 1968 -1994 and includes the papers of Huey P. Newton, the Black Panther Party, David Hilliard, FBI papers acquired through the Freedom of Information Act, the Huey P. Newton Foundation, and photographs, audiovisual materials, printed matter and newspaper clippings from all aspects of the collection. There are personal items, correspondences, and internal documents within the organizations. Researchers can find legal files from many different cases, papers from classes that Huey Newton attended, manuscripts of writings by Huey Newton, David Hilliard, and members of the Black Panther Party, and information about programs that the Black Panther Party started (e.g. Oakland Community Schools, Community Survival Projects, health clinics). The financial aspects of the organization are covered in the records of the Stronghold Corp. and other financial materials and ventures. There is also a collection of reference and printed materials that were used by both the Party and Huey Newton.

The folders themselves are as the Foundation kept them and only arranged to fit into the proper series. Any organization within the folders is that of the person, Party, or the Foundation. In cases where there was no folder name, one was created and placed in brackets. Folders with different contents other than the given title were noted in the "Contents of Folder" field of the database. The Freedom of Information Act files were generally not in folders and so were organized by date.

Date(s): 1968-1994

Existing IDs: M0864

Finding Aid URL: http://findingaids.stanford.edu/xtf/view?docId=ead/mss/m0864.xml External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Huey P. Newton, David Hilliard, Louis Nelson, Anthony Insana, Howard Levine, Johnny Spain

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

Subjects:

Black Panther Party
Black power
Civil rights movements--California
Housing
Prisoners

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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