The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Oral history collection
Repository: Brooklyn Historical Society
Collection Description (Extant): Brooklyn Historical Society's Oral History Collection includes recordings of interviews with old Brooklyn residents and speakers on Brooklyn and Long Island history at the Long Island Historical Society. Interviewees and speakers include Elton Foster on Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, 1977-1978; Mrs. Statin McKay on Flatbush, 1974; Louis C. Wills, 1974; Sidney McDonald, 1974; Bertram Baker on Brooklyn politics and civil rights movement; B. Meredith Langstaff, 1975; Dr. Simon Grolnick on "Ford family of Clark Street," 1974; Society of Old Brooklynites, 1976-1977; Helen Wortis on Black history on Long Island, 1975; and Claire Wendt on genealogical research.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: (NIC)NYKI590-940-0609
Extent: 19 tapes
Finding Aid: A catalog record is available in Excelsior, the New York State Library catalog.
Interviewees: Bertram Baker, Helen Wortis
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--New York (State)
Civil rights movements--New York (State)