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[Oral history interviews]

Repository: University of Montana. Mansfield Library Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): Since 1968, the Mansfield library has collected over 2,500 oral history interviews; most are fully transcribed. The following interviews are related to the Civil Rights Movement:

OH22-026 Mike Mansfield interview on Radio Roundup, topics include Civil Rights, United Nations, nuclear weapons testing, and world politics, 1958. NOTE: may require some rights clearance as it was a radio program rather than an oral history interview

OH227-16 Robert Wolfe Interview. Within broader discussion, Wolfe describes how the possibility of adding a civil rights amendment to the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) bill was considered as a means of blocking the bill's passage. (Part of Robert Wolfe Oral History Project, 1959-1964 Youth Conservation Corps; interviewed in 1989)

OH378-02 H. Diane Sands Interview. She first discusses civil rights in terms of Native Americans in Montana and then goes on to discuss the Civil Rights Movement, the Viet Nam war, and other controversial issues of the 1960s. (Part of Montana Feminist Oral History Project; interviewed in 2000)

OH378-06 Ulysses Doss Interview. Doss explains how he came to Missoula, Montana, and started the first Black Studies or African American studies department and classes at the University of Montana. He also championed Native American studies and actively recruited Black students. He laments problems related to department politics and budget. NOTE: use of interview requires specific permission of interviewee

OH389-06 Sandra Perrin. Brief discussion of Civil Rights Movement as she lived in Chicago during the 1960s and while she stayed home with their children, her husband was very active in the movement. Primary focuses are her background and peace movements. (Part of Missoula Women for Peace Oral History Project; interviewed 2000)

OH391-06 and 391-20 Interviews of Mike Mansfield by Don Oberdorfer (for the Mansfield biography written by Oberdorfer) include discussion of the politics of passing the Civil Rights Bill. Interviews conducted in 1998, 2000.

Access Copy Note: Copies of most of interviews and transcripts may be checked out and taken home.

Date(s): 1958-2000

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: audiotapes, transcripts

Language: English

Interviewees: Mike Mansfield, Robert Wolfe, Diane Sands, Ulysses Doss, Sandra Perrin

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


African Americans--Montana
American Indian Movement
Black studies
Civil rights movements--Illinois
Civil rights--Cases
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)--Montana
Dirksen, Everett McKinley
Humphrey, Hubert H. (Hubert Horatio), 1911-1978
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964
Women civil rights workers


Sound recordings


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