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Kellogg African American health care project records

Repository: University of Michigan. Bentley Historical Library

Collection Description (Extant): Project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to document the health care experiences of African Americans in southeastern Michigan consisting primarily of oral history interviews with African American health care practitioners and administrators covering the period 1940-1969, background files relating to the project, and oral history transcripts and tape recordings. Project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to document the health care experiences of African Americans in southeastern Michigan consisting primarily of oral history interviews with African American health care practitioners and administrators covering the period 1940-1969. Background files relating to the project, and 42 oral history interview transcripts and tape recordings. Interviews discuss biographical details, desegregation efforts in Detroit area hospitals, and social conditions facing African Americans.

Access Copy Note: Audio and text excerpts of the interviews are available at the project website: http://www.med.umich.edu/haahc/theoral.htm

Due to the importance of this study, several sets of records were created and were distributed to various archives, including the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University, the Burton Historical Collection at the Detroit Public Library, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, and the Center for Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Collection URL: http://www.med.umich.edu/haahc/ External Link

Date(s): 1997-2008

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: 9841 Bimu 2

Extent: 5 linear ft., 42 tape recordings and transcripts

Finding Aid URL: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=bhlead&idno=umich-bhl-9841 External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: At the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, see also "Michigan leaders in community health nursing oral history project sound recordings series" (finding aid attached as an upload) as well as "Patricia A. Irwin oral history interview." Irwin was a public health nurse between 1961 and 2000.

Interviewees: William G. Anderson, Reginald P. Ayala, Arthur W. Boddie, Wilma Brakefield-Caldwell, Henry Bryant, Jr., Alice Burton, Waldo L. Cain, James W. Collins, Claude Cooper, Vivienne Cooper, Gladys B. Dillard, George Gaines Jr., Leon Gant, Herman J. Glass, Sr., Della Goodwin, Joseph B. Harris, Frank P. Iacobell, Horace L. Jefferson, Sidney B. Jenkins, Arthur Johnson, Rachel B. Keith, William E. Lawson, Josephine Love, Hayward Maben, Jr., Berna C. Mason, Suesetta T. McCree, Dorothy Mottley, David C. Northcross, Jr., Ophelia B. Northcross, Marjorie Peebles-Meyers, Frank P. Raiford, III, Garther Roberson, Jr., S.L. Roberson, Elsie Smith, Fannie L. Starks, Lionel F. Swan, Natalia M. Tanner, Oretta Mae Todd, I. Clara Webb, Charles F. Whitten, Charles H. Wright, Watson Young

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

Subjects:

African American doctors
African American nurses
African Americans--Michigan
African Americans--Social conditions
Discrimination in medical care
Health facilities
Medical care

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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