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In their own words: an oral history project records
Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Collection Description (Extant): In Their Own Words: An Oral History Project was conducted in 1995-1996 by the African American Archives Auxiliary Youth Advisory Council and supported by the African American Archives Auxiliary of the Western Reserve Historical Society. The project was funded with grants from the Cleveland Indians and Zapis Communications. Interviews with nineteen African American individuals of diverse backgrounds from the northeastern Ohio area were conducted by high school students Jamar Doyle, Tiffany Haddon, and Amy Worthy.
Consists of an overall report on the project by coordinator Patricia A. Miles Ashford, individual reports by the student interviewers, and transcripts of the interviews.
Existing IDs: MS. 4746; OCLC #: ocm41962860
Extent: 19 interviews, transcripts
Finding Aid: Register available in the library.
Related Archival Items: See the Profiles of Twelve Clevelanders: A Basic Skills Communications Special Youth Project associated with the Jesse Owens Youth Development Program (Cleveland, Ohio) and Cuyahoga Community College [1985?].
For a detailed listing of Western Reserve Historical Society's holdings in African American history, see the WRH African American Archives page at http://www.wrhs.org/index.php/library/Archive/AA_Archives.
Interviewees: Leon Bibb, William F. Boyd, Ernestine Brown, William Grace, Anthony Gray, Kenny Gray, Lomax Gray, Floyd Hoiston, Angeline Jeter, Samuel Jethroe, John D. McClindon, Jr., Louis Naylor, Harry Robinson, Charles Sallee, Jr., Glen Shumate, Harold Thomas, Owen Lyn Tolliver, Jr., Ernest Williams
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Civil rights--Ohio