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Indianapolis blues

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

Collection Description (CRHP): See especially interview with J. Wallace Hall (b. 1890), who relates some details of his life history, including stories of his youth in rural Kentucky, his experiences with the Ku Klux Klan, racism, and segregation, and his work as a saxophone player and night club owner in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Collection Description (Extant): These interviews trace the life histories of five blues musicians in Indianapolis, Indiana. The interviewees discuss their experiences, their knowledge of blues and jazz, and their musical contemporaries. In addition, several comment on the segregation and racism that characterized life in the earlier part of the twentieth century.

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): 1985

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: ohrc069

Extent: 5 interviews. Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials.

Finding Aid URL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/cshm/ohrc069 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: J. Wallace Hall

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

Subjects:

African American musicians
Blues (Music)
Jazz
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Race discrimination--Indiana

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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