The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
University of Rochester. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, New York
Repository URL: http://www.lib.rochester.edu/index.cfm?page=169
Repository code: nru
Repository description (CRHP): The University's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is developing a collection repository and online access point for audio files and transcripts of interviews with Rochester citizens who were actively involved in the fight against racial discrimination in the 1960s and '70s. .
Repository description (extant): The University of Rochester Library's rare books and special collections houses over 400 manuscripts, The first major manuscript collection, the Lewis Henry Morgan Papers, was received in 1909, Departmental collections began with the opening of the Rush Rhees Library in 1930, with its Treasure Room and vault. In the 1930s, a Local History Room was also created, later renamed Local History and Archives. These divisions merged in 1955 to form the Department of Special Collections, rechristened Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives in 1969, and Rare Books and Special Collections in 1983. Upon completion of the 1970 addition to Rush Rhees Library, the Department moved to the second floor of the East Wing.
Repository type: University Special Collection
Rochester black freedom struggle oral history project