The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Neighborhood history project
Repository: Akron-Summit County Public Library. Special Collections Division
Collection Description (CRHP): Interviews were conducted with long-time residents of and business owners in neighborhoods served by the Kenmore, Highland Square, West Akron, Ellet, Goodyear Heights, Firestone Park, North Hill, and Wooster branch libraries. Wooster Avenue, for instance, was central to the civil disturbance that occurred in Akron in 1968.
Collection Description (Extant): Photographs, oral histories, documents and memorabilia collected by the staff of the Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library to celebrate Akron's 175th anniversary.
Existing IDs: 177
Extent: 28 audio recordings, 51 video recordings
Finding Aid URL: http://sc.akronlibrary.org/files/2011/03/Neighborhood-History-Project.pdf
Related Archival Items: In this repository, see also "Memories of Downtown Oral History Project" and "Wallpaper Project"; also "The Times They Were A'Changin': Akron Remembers 1968."
Interviewees: Laurence Burkett, Virginia Jones, Blanche Norris, Mary Stephens, Effie Stewart, Clinton Walker
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Social conditions
African Americans--Social life and customs