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History: Paoli, Indiana

Repository: Indiana University. Center for the Study of History and Memory

Collection Description (CRHP): See especially interviews with James A. Babcock, Cora Brown and Richard Wellman, who comment on the reactions of Paoli residents to the Civil Rights Movement and other forms of social activism during the 1960s, as well as interviews with Bethel Cornwell, Alta Slaton, and William and Mary Wheeler, who discuss African American life and race relations in a changing social context.

Collection Description (Extant): This collection of interviews presents the life histories and impressions of a variety of residents from or near Paoli, Indiana. The interviewees range in age from early twenties to senior citizens and represent diverse professions, educational levels, and interests. This collection highlights some of the major changes in Orange County over the twentieth century and provides insight into the rich community life experienced by its residents.

Access Copy Note: Interviews are housed in Weatherly Hall North, Room 122. Copies are also housed at the Indiana University Archives in Herman B Wells Library E460. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for the Study of History and Memory office.

Date(s): 1987-1989

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: ohrc057

Extent: 40 interviews. Audiotapes (1 7/8 ips), transcripts, and collateral materials.

Finding Aid URL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/cshm/ohrc057 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: James A. Babcock, Cora Brown, Richard Wellman, Bethel Cornwell, Alta Slaton, William Wheeler, Mary Wheeler

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Indiana
Civil rights movements--Indiana
Indiana--Race relations
Paoli (Ind.)

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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