The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Grand Valley State Colleges oral history project
Repository: University of Michigan. Bentley Historical Library
Collection Description (CRHP): The following tapes address civil rights issues in Grand Rapids:
Dorothy Woods, former secretary of the Urban League
Rev. Lyman Parks, former mayor of Grand Rapids
Mike Phillips, Grand Rapids resident, son of the director of the Urban League
Collection Description (Extant): Oral history project undertaken by Professor John Tevebaugh of Grand Valley State Colleges in 1976. The focus of the interviews was the history of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Interviewees included longtime residents of the city, church, business, and community leaders, as well as representatives of Grand Rapids ethnic groups. The interviews were subsequently used as the basis for a WUOM radio series entitled, "Fitzgerald's Prophecy." There are currently no transcripts for the interviews. There are, however, notes made from some of the interviews. These interview notes include individuals for whom there are no extant tapes.
Existing IDs: 05147 Bi 2
Extent: 61 sound tape reels 3 3/4, 7 1/2 ips ; 5, 7, 10 in.
Finding Aid URL: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/f/findaid/findaid-idx?c=bhlead&idno=umich-bhl-05147
Interviewees: Dorothy Woods, Rev. Lyman Parks, Mike Phillips
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American politicians--Michigan
National Urban League