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Repository: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Southern Oral History Program

Collection Description (Extant): Interviews in this series were conducted for research projects unrelated to other series in the collection. Many of them were conducted by researchers who received stipends from the Southern Oral History Program to do interviews for their projects.

R.4. Integration and Health Care in North Carolina.
9 items.

Karen Kruse Thomas, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, conducted these interviews as part of a series of interviews with North Carolina health professionals about the origins and growth of the modern health care system, focusing on integration and its effects on health policy. The interviews contain descriptions of medical training and experiences with a focus on changes in medicine brought about by desegregation, new technology, "socialized medicine" and Medicare, and federal health care programs. Special attention is given to the experiences and activism of African American medical students and African American practitioners. There is also a strong focus on the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

R.16. Remembering Black Main Streets.
28 items.

ABSTRACT: SERIES R.16. REMEMBERING BLACK MAIN STREETS: Interviews with residents, chiefly African American business owners, of Savannah, Ga., Greensboro, N.C., and Jacksonville, Fla., about changes in southern black businesses in the wake of urban renewal and desegregation.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: Folders R-iii through R-vi contain background information about Savannah and Greensboro.

The interviews about Savannah have also been deposited at the Asa H. Gordon Library, Savannah State University. The interviews about Greensboro have also been deposited at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Library in Greensboro, N.C. Interviews about Jacksonville have been deposited at LaVilla Museum in Jacksonville, Fla.

R.18. Bruce Hartford.
1 item.

ABSTRACT: SERIES R.18: BRUCE HARTFORD: Interview with Bruce Hartford, a veteran civil rights movement activist in Alabama, who became involved in the peace movement in Southeast Asia and the labor and communist movements in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s and 1970s.

R.22. Julian Bond.
1 item.

ABSTRACT: SERIES R.22. JULIAN BOND: This project consists of two oral histories with civil rights leader Julian Bond by Elizabeth Gritter in November 1999. Gritter, later a Ph.D. student at UNC-Chapel Hill, conducted these oral histories for a class project while an undergraduate at American University. The interviews trace Bond's life as an activist, from his childhood experiences with racism and exposure to civil rights to his tenure at the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to his election to the Georgia legislature and finally to his protests against apartheid in South Africa. The interviews are accompanied by Gritter's class paper on Bond, biographical sketches, and responses to follow-up questions from the interviews. Also included is a copy of Gritter's spring 2006 article in Southern Cultures , which is a profile of Bond drawn from her undergraduate paper and these oral histories.

R.23. Lemuel Delany Jr.
1 item.

ABSTRACT: SERIES R.23. LEMUEL DELANY JR.: This interview sketches the life of funeral director Lemuel Delany Jr., and his reactions to the book Having Our Say, published by his aunts Sadie and Bessie Delany. In the interview, Delany talked about the achievements of his grandfather, the Reverend Henry Beard Delany, who led Saint Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C., and became the first African-American Episcopal bishop despite having been born into slavery. Delany also discussed his frustration with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), based on his observation of its relationship to the black business community in Harlem, N.Y.

R.31. Raleigh News and Observer.
26 items.

ABSTRACT: SERIES R.31. RALEIGH NEWS AND OBSERVER : In January 2007, the SOHP launched an examination of the impact and influence of the News and Observer of Raleigh between 1945 and 1995. As North Carolina assumed its modern form, the News and Observer covered politics, the operations of state government and public-policy debate, serving readers across the state and region. In 1995, after 101 years of Daniels family ownership, the paper was sold to the McClatchy Company, the nation's largest publisher of daily newspapers. The SOHP's Beth Millwood and Joseph Mosnier conducted interviews with former governors and key legislative leaders; longtime News and Observer management figures, editors, and reporters; Daniels family members; and industry observers. Many of the interviewees were alumni of the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Topics include civil rights; discrimination in employment; segregation and integration of schools; national, state, and local politics; Jesse Helms; journalists and journalism; the McClatchy organization; and many issues relating to the running of a newspaper. The News and Observer project is supported by a grant from the Josephus Daniels Charitable Fund of the Triangle Community Foundation.

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 External Link

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: Collection Number: 04007 R

Extent: 438 items

Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/s/Southern_Oral_History_Program_Collection.html External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Andrew Best, Walker Blair, William Blythe, Doris Cochran, Salter Cochran, Christopher Fordham, William C. Friday, Carl Lyle, George Simkins, James Slade, Floyd Adams, Kenneth Adams, Leroy Beavers, Raleigh D. Bynes, Charles Elmore, William E. Fonvielle, Laura Waddell, John A. White, Claude Barnes, Eliza Burnett, Joe L. Dudley, Carrie B. Hardy, Ida F. Jenkins, Robert R. Sampson, Rose Lee Vines, Eunice Mosley Dudley, John Harris, Alexander Parker, MacArthur Sims, Malvynee Betsch, Winona Britt, Willye F. Dennis, Lillie B. Johnson, George S. McClellan, Richard A. McKissick, Emma Morgan, Bruce Hartford, Julian Bond, Lemuel Delany Jr., Grover C. Bailey, Anne Thackrey Berry, Lauch Faircloth, William C. Friday, Ferrel Guillory, James B. Hunt, Richard H. Jenrette, William Davis Jones, James G. Martin, Lany Walden McDonald, Philip Meyer, Rolfe Neill, Roy Parker, Gary Pearce, Erwin Potts, Gene Roberts, Claude Sitton, Wade Marvin Smith, Hugh Stevens, Carter Wrenn

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.

Subjects:

African American businesspeople
African American civil rights workers
African American doctors
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Civil rights workers
Discrimination in medical care
Journalists
Newspapers
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)

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Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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