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Whiting, Indiana: generational memory

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

Collection Description (CRHP): Several Whiting residents discuss the civil rights movement, racism in Whiting, race relations, desegregation in the South, and migration from the South.

Collection Description (Extant): This collection of interviews primarily delves into the Republican view of Indiana politics from the nineteen twenties to the early nineteen sixties. Major emphasis is placed on both state and national elections and conventions from 1940-1948. The project contains discussions of political campaigns (including finances), the patronage system, and legislation battles. The interviews also reflect on William Jenner by describing his character, beliefs, and influence on Republican politics in Indiana.

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): 1991-1993

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: ohrc102

Extent: 88 interviews. Audiotapes (1 7/8 ips), transcripts, and collateral materials.

Finding Aid URL: http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/findingaids/view?doc.view=entire_text&docId=ohrc102 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Charlotte Haynes, Charles Brummett, John Cheatham, Opal Cheatham, John J. Marcisz, Anna Westerfield

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--Indiana
Civil rights movements--Indiana
Indiana--Race relations
Race discrimination--Indiana
White supremacy movements

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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