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Saginaw Valley State University oral history collection

Repository: Saginaw Valley State University. University Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): In the early 1970s, Saginaw Valley College students conducted eleven interviews relevant to civil rights/black history. They address race relations in the area, as well as activism within African American churches, the NAACP, and performance groups.

Collection Description (Extant): The Oral History Collection comprises one hundred and forty-two audio cassette tapes which detail the lives of local people from the 1920s through the 1960s.

Origin Info: Student project directed by Professor John V. Jezierski.

Condition Note: Quality of original tape recordings varies.

Date(s): 1970s

Digital Status: No

Extent: 142 audio cassettes; summaries

Language: English

Interviewees: Rev. Roosevelt Austin, Rev. William Barber, Bernice Barber, C. Burk, Edward Gehrls, Caesar Goode, R. Gowens, Norman Osbourne, Fred Porterfield, Florence Porterfield, Hollis Townsend,

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

Subjects:

African American churches--Michigan
African American clergy--Michigan
African Americans--Michigan
Michigan--Race relations
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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