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David Halberstam collection

Repository: Boston University. Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection contains a significant amount of material related to his non-fiction books and articles. He wrote three books dealing with the civil rights movement: The Fifties, October 1964, and The Children. The latter dealt with the Nashville civil rights movement, and he interviewed nearly 120 people for the book, some more than once. This extensive collection includes information donated before and after his untimely death in 2007 from a car accident.

Collection Description (Extant): The David Halberstam collection consists of manuscripts, research material, professional material, correspondence, printed material, photographs, audio, video, awards, and other material . . . . Halberstam's research material is extensive. It includes notes, notebooks, printed items, correspondence, interviews (written and audio), government documents, and other items . . . . Audio recordings in the collection include reel-to-reel and cassette recordings of various lectures, interviews, talks, and other occasions featuring Halberstam. Also present are numerous interviews with various figures, used as research for his books . . . . Video recordings in the collection include various VHS cassettes on several different topics, dating from 1960-2000 . . . . Several interviews with and lectures by Halberstam are included, as well as videos of various baseball and basketball games (for research).

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1960-2005

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: 238 boxes, 1 package

Language: English

Physical Location: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

Interviewees: Adele Alexander, Clifford Alexander, George Barrett, Marion Barry, Jr., Bob Battle, Dick Battle, Carl Bernstein, James Bevel, Creed Black, Julian Bond, Alex Bontemps, LaBarbara Bowman, Cecil Branstetter, Larry Brinton, Arthur Brisbane, Lucius Burch, Catherine Burks, Angeline Butler, Will Campbell, Candie Anderson Carawan, Guy Carawan, Hodding Carter III, Mary Churchwell, Robert Churchwell, Colia Liddell Lafayette Clark, David Clarke, Milton Coleman, Jack Corn, Mattie Barry Cummings, Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Richard Cohen, Harry Cook, Morris Dees, John Doar, Bob Eddinger, Karl Fleming, Sam Fleming, Marion Fuson, Nelson Fuson, Jack Guntar, Carroll Harvey, Rob Harwell, Alex Heard, Frankie Henry, Bob Ingram, Ray Jenkins, Ben Jobe, Gloria Johnson-Powell, Kate Jones, Eddie Jones, Bob Kaiser, Herb Kaplow, Bill Kovach, Bernard Lafayette, Kate Bulls Lafayette, Paul LaPrad, Dorothy Lawson, Rev. James Lawson, John Lawson, Morris Lawson, Julius Lester, John Lewis, Lillian Lewis, Ore Lewis Crawley, David Levering Lewis, Willie Mae Lewis, Chuck McDew, Bob McGaw, Bill Moyers, Rev. Robert Curtis Murphy, Lucille Duggar Murphy, Rayna Ristow Murphy, Robert Murphy, Diane Nash, Rev. Robert Nelson, Jack Nelson, District Judge John T. Nixon, Peter Paris, John Patterson, Dr. Chester Pierce, Gary Pomerantz, Rodney Powell, Vincent Reed, Rev. Metz Rollins, Reggie Robinson, Arvid (Bud) Sather, Arlie Schardt, John Seigenthaler, Tom Sherwood, Claude Sitton, Alice C. Smith-Kay, Joy Smith, Mayor Joseph Smitherman, Jim Squires, Hank Thomas, Yvonne Thomas, Everett Tilson, Richard Valeriani, Zere Lynn Smith Verner, C.T. Vivian, Octavia Webster, Wallace Westfeldt, Wayne Whitt, DeLois Wilkinson, Roger Wilkins, Joan Bontemps Williams, Avon Williams III, Bob Woodward, James T. Wooten, Mateen Wright, Andrew Young, Bob Zellner, Jim Zwerg

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American athletes
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee
Civil rights demonstrations
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Death and burial
Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972
School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock
United States--Politics and government
Vietnam War, 1961-1975


Sound recordings


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