The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Our gathering places oral history project
Repository: Minnesota Historical Society. Minnesota History Center
Collection Description (Extant): Most of these interviews were conducted to obtain background material for an exhibit at the Minnesota History Center about the African-American community in Minnesota. Those done by Mary Murphy-Gnatz and her colleagues were done to prepare curriculum materials for fourth graders. The interviews primarily focus on neighborhood activities, barbershops and beauty shops, although several musicians were also interviewed.
Origin Info: Interviewed by Philip Kretsedemas, Kari Morehouse, Mary Murphy-Gnatz, David Taylor, Nora Murphy and Daniel Bergin.
Existing IDs: OH 100
Extent: 29 sound cassettes (60 min. each), transcripts : 21 v. ; 28 cm.
Interviewees: Gene Adams, Aden Amin Awil, Thelma Brown, Pauline Young, Michael Chaney, Roberta Davis, W. Harry Davis, James S. Griffin, Nellie Stone Johnson, Eric Dale Mosley, Yvette Pye, Eula T. Murphy, Lottie Neal, Charles Nichols, Art Rinehart, Charles Rogers, DeVaughnia Simmons, Lorraine Tate, Jeffrey Tate, David Vassar Taylor, Lee Thomas, Sylvester Young
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American barbers
African American musicians
African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Social life and customs