The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Patricia Sullivan, Progressive Party oral history interviews
Repository: Emory University. Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Collection Description (Extant): The collection consists of oral history interviews conducted by Patricia Sullivan from 1975-1982. Most of the subjects were southerners, black and white, who had been active in the civil rights struggles of the 1930s and 1940s; many worked in Henry Wallace's 1948 third party campaign for the presidency which built on earlier efforts in the South to challenge segregation and promote voting rights and participation. The interviews were used for her dissertation, "Gideon's Southern Soldiers" and later for her book-length, "Days of Hope: Race and Democracy in the New Deal Era."
Interviewees include John Abt, Randolph Blackwell, William Holmes Borders, James Dombrowski, Virginia Durr, Floyd Hunter, Curtis MacDougall, Claude Pepper, John Popham, Glenn Rainey, Pete Seeger, Studs Terkel, Strom Thurmond, and F. Palmer Weber. The collection also includes transcripts of portions of the interviews.
Existing IDs: Manuscript Collection No. 621
Finding Aid URL: http://findingaids.library.emory.edu/documents/sullivan621/
Interviewees: John Abt, Harry Ashmore, Lillian Baldwin, Daisy Bates, Anita Bierman, Randolph Blackwell, William Holmes Borders, David Carliner, Rose Clinton, Ailene Austin Cohen, Jonathon Daniels, James Dombrowski, Virginia Durr, Elizabeth Eudley, Steve Fisher, Charles Flato, Mairi Foreman, Laurent Frantz, Brooks Hays, John Henry, Floyd Hunter, Will Inman, Karl Korstad, Philip J. Lorenz, Curtis MacDougall, G. P. Mooney, Claude Pepper, John Popham, Dan Powell, Branson Price, Joseph Rabun, Glenn Rainey, Mike Ross, Preston Saunders, Henry Saunders, Junius Scales, Pete Seeger, Studs Terkel, Strom Thurmond, William Trent, Robert Weaver, James Weschler, F. Palmer Weber, Charles Wilson, Herman Wright, Abe Zeitz
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Southern States--Politics and government
Labor movement--Southern States
Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948)
Southern States--Politics and government