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Oral history collection

Repository: Indiana State Library. Manuscripts and Rare Books Division

Collection Description (CRHP): The collection includes a transcribed interview conducted in 1981 with Jesse Lee Dickinson, an Indiana State Legislator and civil rights pioneer.

Collection Description (Extant): The Oral History Collection of the Indiana State Library is housed in the Manuscript Section. In the 1970s and early 1980s, the Indiana State Library undertook an extensive oral history project with hundreds of Hoosiers from around the state. This collection now forms the Oral History Collection. The collection also contains donated interviews from other local historians and historical societies throughout the state.

The collection is in different stages of development. Many of the oral histories are transcribed, however, some of the transcriptions are still in the draft stage. Those that are available only in tape format will require considerable advanced notice for use. For additional information, please contact the Indiana Division.

Access Copy Note: Some interviews have been transcribed, but the tapes to most interviews are currently inaccessible because the library lacks appropriate playback equipment.

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Date(s): 1969-1987

Digital Status: No

Extent: more than 450 interviews, most on reel-to-reel tape

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See also the Jesse L. Dickinson collection at the Indiana Historical Society.

Interviewees: Jesse Lee Dickinson

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


African American politicians--Indiana
Civil rights movements--Indiana


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