skip navigation  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
AFC Logo
The American Folklife Center
Connect with us:   Blog Blog  |  Facebook Facebook  |  Podcasts Podcasts   RSS RSS  | Video Webcasts
 home >> Civil Rights History Project >> Survey of Collections and Repositories >> Collections >> Collection Record

The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories

Biographical interviews

Repository: Columbia University. Center for Oral History

Collection Description (CRHP): This record includes individual oral histories, lectures and other recordings related to the civil rights movement that are not part of a specific collection. These interviews are generally listed as "Biographical interview" in the project field.

Collection Description (Extant): The Oral History Research Office has never confined its work to one area of historical experience or to one region. It is the only oral history program in the country which conducts interviews over a broad range of fields and areas. Thus it has attracted scholars from around the world, whose research has examined almost every aspect of our recent past. The focus of our collection is United States political and cultural history. However, we also have large projects in the history of China and Argentina, and some scattered interviews on the histories of other countries. We also have major collections in the history of the popular arts, social activism, and social welfare, and in business history. Each year we add approximately 200 to 300 interviews to the collection through our own efforts or through donations. These interviews generally fall into two categories: longer biographical memoirs and shorter interviews focused on specific topics or experiences.

Collection URL: External Link

Digital Status: No

Language: English

Interviewees: Martin Luther King, Jr., Fred Powledge, Roger Nash Baldwin, Millicent Fenwick, Virginia Foster Durr, Algernon D. Black, Tom Lewis, Jack Greenberg, Philip Berrigan, Bayard Rustin, Peter Juviler, Gordon Davis, Lloyd Kirkham Garrison, Wilbert Tatum, Herbert S. Sacks, Francis A. J. Ianni, Constance Baker Motley, Lester B. Granger, William L. Taylor, James Farmer, Barbara Kay, Margaret Buchner Young, John Lewis, Arthur B. Spingarn, Samuel Gruber, Anne Braden, Charles Bremer, James E. Booker, Clarence Maurice Mitchell, Ernest Green, James Baldwin, Henry Lee Moon, Robert C. Weaver, Bernard Riess, Clifford Judkins Durr, Harry Lee Kingman, David White, Thomas Irwin Emerson, Wesley Holder, James Madison Nabrit III, Leonard Boudin, George Samuel Schuyler, John Warren Davis, H. Kimball Jones

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


African American civil rights workers
African American journalists
African American lawyers
Civil rights movements--Southern States
Civil rights workers
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People




  Back to Top


 home >> Civil Rights History Project >> Survey of Collections and Repositories >> Collections >> Collection Record

  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
   May 15, 2015
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:
Ask a Librarian