The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Black community project
Repository: University of Illinois at Springfield. Archives/Special Collections
Collection Description (Extant): Interviews by Rev. Negil L. McPherson for the SSU Oral History Office, 1974-75
Members of the African-American community of Springfield, Illinois describe their childhood and family backgrounds, employment, schooling, church and community activities, racial segregation and discrimination, the 1908 race riot, the Depression, and social life in Springfield.
Origin Info: This project was funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Bicentennial Commission.
Access Copy Note: All material must be used in the archives reading room. Audio and videotapes and electronic records may be viewed in the Educational Technology Media Lab (LIB 140).
Transcripts may be accessed from collection URL; transcripts and digital audio files are also at the Illinois Digital Archives: http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fuis
Collection URL: http://www.uis.edu/archives/projects.htm
Digital Status: Yes
Extent: 22 interviews (audiocassette and digital files), transcripts
Interviewees: Orville Artis, Lottie Bridgewater, LeRoy Brown, Charles F. Bunch, Sr., Edith Carpenter, Sharlottie Carr, Phoebe Mitchell Day, Euphemia Dungy, Margaret Ferguson, Mattie Hale, Mae Hammons, Albert Harris, Leota Singleton Harris, Bruce K. Hayden, Sr., Allie Hopkins, William B. Hubbard, Clarence Liggins, Charles S. Lockhart, Rev. Harry Mann, Alice Martin, Orville McDaniel, Jack Pettiford, Theodore T. Rose, Harlan Watson
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American churches
African American women--Societies and clubs
African Americans--Social conditions
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in housing
Discrimination in medical care
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban League