The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Wartime military experiences
Repository: Indiana University. Center for the Study of History and Memory
Collection Description (CRHP): A number of interviewees discuss segregation and discrimination during military service. See, for instance, the interview with Wilbert Miller, born 1911, who discusses the training of African-American troops in San Antonio, Texas, during World War II.
Collection Description (Extant): This project consists of interviews with war veterans. Interviewees discuss their war and military experiences. World War I through the Vietnam War are covered in this project. The interviews include discussions of military food, shelter, weapons, and travel.
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.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: ohrc081
Extent: 12 interviews. Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials.
Finding Aid URL: http://purl.dlib.indiana.edu/iudl/findingaids/cshm/ohrc081
Interviewees: Wilbert Miller, Edward Arnold, Marion Cooper, Maurice W. Evans, Richard Hurt, Joseph Jackson, Willie Towers
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American veterans
Discrimination in the military
Korean War, 1950-1953--Participation, African American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Participation, African American
World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American