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VCU [Virginia Commonwealth University] oral history archive

Repository: Virginia Commonwealth University. Special Collections and Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection contains an oral history of Dr. Francis Merrill Foster, Sr., who is known as the historian of Jackson Ward, the historically African-American Richmond neighborhood. This collection will also include an oral history of Dr. Ed Peeples, a white civil rights activist who is a professor emeritus at VCU.

Collection Description (Extant): The VCU Oral History Archive is a collection of audio files of interviews with prominent individuals associated with VCU, presented as MP3 files with complete PDF transcriptions. These oral histories were collected by VCU Libraries in an attempt to capture information otherwise unavailable to researchers, supplement our rich documentary research collections, and learn more about how to create, store, and give access to these unique resources. Currently there are fourteen interviews with four people. It is an on-going project and we hope you will check back for more oral history audio files and transcripts.

Collection URL: External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: digitized audio recordings; transcripts

Language: English

Related Archival Items: The repository also includes records of other collections at VCU dealing with the civil rights movement and Dr. Peeples.

Interviewees: Francis Merrill Foster, Sr., Ed Peeples

Rights (Extant): Copyright for the materials in this collection is managed by the VCU Libraries. The use of these materials is subject to the stipulations specified in the VCU Libraries copyright page.


African Americans--Virginia
Civil rights movements--Virginia
Civil rights workers
Civil rights workers--Virginia
Richmond (Va.)
Virginia Commonwealth University


Sound recordings


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