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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.

Date(s): 1976-1977

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 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Dorothy Woods, Rev. Lyman Parks, Mike Phillips

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

Subjects:

African American politicians--Michigan
African Americans--Michigan
National Urban League

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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