The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project
Repository: Columbia University. Center for Oral History
Collection Description (CRHP): See the interviews with Nina K. Thomas, who includes her memories of the civil rights movement, voter registrations, and membership in SNCC; and Pamela Griffith who discusses the civil rights and peace movements.
Collection Description (Extant): In 2002, CCOH began a project to document the experiences of professionals who responded to the urban crises generated by the events of September 11th. Between 2002 and 2005, CCOH conducted 112 hours of interview with 68 people, most of whom were leading governmental and non-governmental responders in the fields of philanthropy, trauma services, unemployment relief, law and civil rights, and education. To better understand the New Yorkers who were being helped by these outreach programs, an additional dozen interviews were conducted with individuals deeply traumatized by September 11th. The project also supported the writing of a fieldwork guide for interviewers, journalists and human rights workers using oral history to document the effects of catastrophe.
The project was generously supported by the New York Times Foundation 9/11 Neediest Fund.
Collection URL: http://library.columbia.edu/indiv/ccoh/new_projects/9-11.html
Extent: 68 interviews
Interviewees: Nina K. Thomas, Pamela Griffith
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Women civil rights workers