The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Oral history collections
Repository: University of West Florida. University Archives and West Florida History Center
Collection Description (CRHP): Ola M. Johnson Bailey and Richard Wilson discuss aspects of West Florida's Civil Rights Movement.
Collection Description (Extant): Special Collections maintains oral history collections consisting of audiotape interviews with individuals in the West Florida region on a variety of subjects. Research collections which contain oral histories are described individually in the "Guide to Special Collections" and indexed under "Oral history."
This group encompasses individual oral history tapes which have been donated to the University, along with collateral materials and transcripts.
A number of oral histories discuss the Pensacola police department and crime in Pensacola, 1912-1915; narrators include Moses Penton (Pensacola Police Chief, 1923; Escambia County Sheriff, 1924-1934); Daisy McAllaster on the role of women in police work; Francis W. Taylor; and Thomas Bowen, who also discusses the fire department.
Another group covers the Pensacola Naval Air Station, 1914-1919; these include Lelia Abercrombie, T. T. Wentworth, Harry Carlson, Julian O. Olsen, and A. F. Forster.
Digital Status: Yes
Extent: 22.0 Items
Finding Aid URL: http://188.8.131.52/Archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=22
Interviewees: Ola M. Johnson Bailey, Richard Wilson
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights--Florida
Civil rights movements--Florida