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Minority aging project collection

Repository: State Historical Society of Missouri, St. Louis

Collection Description (Extant): From 1987 to 1990 Assistant Professor Wallace assigned students from his Sociology 470 class to interview elderly relatives or acquaintances from areas in and around St. Louis. All of the individuals interviewed for the project were African Americans. Students tape-recorded the interviews and either transcribed the tape or provided a summary. Topics discussed included racial discrimination, the Depression, the civil rights movement, family life and working conditions.

Access Copy Note: This collection is stored off site. Please allow 3-5 business days for retrieval.

Date(s): 1987-1990

Existing IDs: sl 492

Extent: 45 tapes (microcassettes, cassettes), transcripts

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See also sl 497 THE VILLE COLLECTION.

Interviewees: Doline Alexander, Ethelean Cayce, Annie R. Chapples, George A. Clark, Hazel Cunningham, Bessie Dancy, Edna Dedman, Leon Doom, Grace Evans, Sarah Moore Faulkner, Louvan Gearn, Ada Marvell Haldman, Bernice Ivory, Letha Jackson, Charles Johnson, Gladys J. Jones, Edward Kelly, Verdis Lockhart, Erna Martin, James A. Morrison, Clifford Osborn, Ladelle Poe, Judith Riehl, Rev. Hillard Scott, Ida Scott, Dorthella Smith, Orgatha Walton, Wallace West, Luther Williams, K. Wilson, Ellen Winn, Annie Alexander, George Clark, Charles F. Daly, Eula Flowers, Lucille Gathwright, Allie Lee, Catherine Lemmie, Emma Richards, Luther St. James, Lee Etta Summytt, Alleda Wells, Roberta White, Charles Hodge, Belle Norton

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


African American veterans
Civil rights movements--Missouri
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Congress of Racial Equality
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Urban League
Race discrimination--Missouri
YMCA of the USA


Sound recordings


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