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The Cold War experience in Alabama : oral history interviews

Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History

Collection Description (CRHP): The experiences discussed in these interviews cover a variety of topics. Earl R. Hopkins describes living in Selma during the 1940s and the Civil Rights Movement; the relationship between whites and blacks; and accusations of Communism in Selma.

Collection Description (Extant): The collection was created through the Auburn University of Montgomery Department of History, under the guidance of Dr. Lee A. Farrow. Those involved in the creation of the collection were students in Dr. Farrow's Historical Research Methods and Computer Literacy class (HIST 3940), during the Fall 2005 semester. The students involved were Robyn Knight, Alicia Cranford, and Rebecca Helms. The goal of the class was for each student to develop the skills of a historian, including learning to conduct oral history interviews. The subject of their work was the Cold War and the experiences of those it affected in Alabama. Each student was required to conduct four interviews of Alabamians with such experiences; record those interviews on both tape cassettes and CDs; and make transcripts of the interviews.

Access Copy Note: The collection does not include an audio recording of the Earl Hopkins interview and is available through interview transcript only.

Date(s): 2005-2006

Digital Status: Unknown

Existing IDs: SPR679

Extent: 48 interviews

Finding Aid: The collection has three catalog records available.

Language: English

Interviewees: Janet Suddith, Earl R. Hopkins, Frank R. Broadway, Jr.

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


Civil rights movements--Alabama
Cold War
Race discrimination--Alabama
Selma (Ala.)


Sound recordings


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