The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Bette Lee Hanson [collection]
Repository: Birmingham Public Library. Department of Archives & Manuscripts
Collection Description (CRHP): The interview with Vera Foster, conducted by Bette Lee Hanson, focuses on Ms. Foster's life and experiences in Alabama during the years her husband served as president of Tuskegee Institute. Of particular interest are her comments on changes for blacks in the state from 1951 forward.
Collection Description (Extant): The interviews in this collection were conducted by Bette Hanson. The interview subjects are Vera Foster, whose husband Dr. Luther Foster served as President of Tuskegee Institute beginning in 1941; Ida Kohlmeyer, a prominent New Orleans painter; and Dorah Sterne, a Birmingham resident and social activist.
Existing IDs: AR 929
Finding Aid: Finding Aid for the collection is available at the repository
Related Archival Items: See the guide on collections related to civil rights in Birmingham at the Birmingham Public Library at http://www.birminghamarchives.org/CivilRightsBirmingham1.htm
Interviewees: Vera Foster, Ida Kohlmeyer, Dorah Sterne
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights