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The times they were a-changin': Akron remembers 1968 oral history project collection

Repository: Akron-Summit County Public Library. Special Collections Division

Collection Description (Extant): Oral and video histories and accompanying materials collected by Special Collections in the fall of 2008 as part of a collaborative project between the Library, the City of Akron and members of Dr. Gregory Wilson's History 485/585: History, Communities and Memory class at the University of Akron. Exhibits at Lock 3 and on Summit Memory were also part of the project.

Access Copy Note: Many images and some audio clips from this collection are available online at Summit Memory (

Date(s): 1968-2008

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: 10782

Extent: 39 audio interviews (CD-R, mp3, WAV), 18 video interviews (DVD), digital photos (JPEG, TIFF), transcripts

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See also the following oral history projects at the Akron-Summit County Public Library: "Memories of Downtown," "Neighborhood History Project," and "Wallpaper Project."

Interviewees: Malik Abdul-Zahir, Alice M. Ahern, Mark Auburn, William Baird, John Ballard, Rose Brudno, James C. Buie, James Carney, Kraig Cawley, Laura Crossland, John T. Cunningham, Mike Demchak, Janna Demchak, Susan Dyser, Anne C. Crogan, James P. Eichler, Rev. Ronald Fowler, Ott Gangl, Richard Harpster, Barbara Henson, Bobbie Johnson, Zachary J. Jordan, Leslie Paul Kovacs, David A. Lieberth, Ruby McDanield, Judy Miles, John R. Morrison, Judith Nicely, Fred Pero, Lee Richard, Emliss Ricks, John Roberts, Evie Rosen-Morris, John J. Roth, Matthew Sibbit, Dick Stine, Gregg Sutak, Ron Unk, David Walker, Yolanda Walker, Carolyn L. Ware, Dennis Wheeler

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


African Americans--Ohio
Civil rights movements--Ohio
Ohio--Race relations
Police--Community relations
School integration--Ohio
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements


Sound recordings


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