The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Repository: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Southern Oral History Program
Collection Description (Extant): These interviews were conducted in late 1990 and early 1991 by John Egerton as part of the research for a book on the post-World War II era and the opportunities that era presented for positive action on civil rights. Many interviews are with individuals who were involved in various ways in the civil rights struggle. In the interviews, Egerton focused on the interviewees' careers between 1945 and 1950 and their opinions of various individuals, institutions, and events. Some topics covered extensively include the New Deal and Franklin Roosevelt, the University of North Carolina and Frank Graham, the Southern Conference for Human Welfare, and the Brown decision. Researchers should note that, at times, much of the discussion concerns Egerton's thesis about the time period and the interviewee's reaction to that thesis.
Access Copy Note: Some interviews are restricted or closed as noted in the finding aid.
Interview transcripts are CLOSED while they are being digitized. Please contact the The Southern Historical Collection for more information.
If an interview has been transcribed, researchers should quote from the transcript. If no transcript is available, reference to material in the interview should be taken from the audio recording. Some interviews have restrictions imposed by the interviewees or interviewers; restricted interviews are clearly marked. Researchers may, for example, be required to obtain written permission from the interviewee or interviewer to quote from the interview.
Use of audiotapes or videotapes may require production of listening or viewing copies.
Collection URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/sohp/projects.html
Digital Status: Yes
Existing IDs: Collection Number: 04007 A.2
Extent: 35 items
Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/s/Southern_Oral_History_Program_Collection.html
Interviewees: Charles M. Jones, Virginius Dabney, Virginia Durr, James P. Coleman, John Hope Franklin, Grace Hamilton, C. Vann Woodward, Gould Beech, LeRoy Collins, Alexander Heard, Guy B. Johnson, George Stoney, Herman Talmadge, Edgar Ray, Daisy Bates, Betty Carter, Lyman Johnson, Sid McMath, Harry Ashmore, Stetson Kennedy, John Popham, Modjeska Simkins, Margaret Walker, John Griffin, John Ivey, Hylan Lewis, William Emerson, Harold Fleming, William Gordon, Calvin Kytle, Elizabeth Kytle, Daniel Duke, Wilson Wyatt, Ellis Arnall, Wilma Dykeman
Rights (Extant): When the copyright has not been assigned to the University of North Carolina, copyright is retained by the interviewers/interviewees, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
African American historians
African American journalists
Civil rights movements--Southern States
Civil rights workers
Southern States--Politics and government