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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

Language: English

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Alabama
Tuskegee Institute

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings

 

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