The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
659 14th St.
Repository URL: http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/AAMLO/
Repository code: caolaam
Repository description (CRHP): Using AAMLO's oral history collection researchers can listen to interviews with local civil rights activists, educators, writers, and musicians.
Repository description (extant): AAMLO's archival collection is a unique resource on the history of African Americans in Northern California and the Bay Area. The over 160 collections in the archives contain the diaries of prominent families, pioneers, churches, social and political organizations. Freedom's Journal, the Liberator, California Voice, Sun Reporter, Muhammed Speaks, and the Black Panther newspapers are available on microfilm. Using AAMLO's oral history collection researchers can listen to interviews with local civil rights activists, educators, writers, and musicians. AAMLO is home to the Eternal Voices video library containing more than 80 years of African American East Bay history and Susheel Bibb's Meet Mary Pleasant DVD (scholarly interviews, key issues and documents). The microfilm collection includes primary research information on African American enslavement, military service, California census records 1910-1930, Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association, W.E.B. Dubois, Benjamin Banneker, Mary Church Terrell, Paul Robeson and others.
Repository type: Public Library
Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education oral history project.