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Renee Garrelick oral history program

Repository: Concord Free Public Library. Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes a 1999 oral history of Richard N. Goodwin, presidential speech writer for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, who provides a very valuable perspective on the civil rights movement, the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, the Vietnam war, and the 1968 presidential campaign. The collection also includes an interview of Amedio 'Al' Armenti who addresses efforts in Massachusetts for civil rights. Another interview dealing with social activism is that of the 1982 interview with Dr. Dana McClean Greeley (long-time minister of the First Parish in Concord and the first president of the Unitarian Universalist Association) which deals partly with UU social activism.

Collection Description (Extant): The Renee Garrelick Oral History Program (also known as the Concord Oral History Program) consists of interviews with Concord citizens from all walks of life. Now in its 30th year, the program has resulted in the collected histories of more than three hundred Concord citizens. The interviews, which were conducted by Renee Garrelick, are recorded on audiocassette and were transcribed by Nancy McKinney. Photographer Alice Moulton's portraits also form an important part of the collection. There are over three hundred oral history transcripts available in Special Collections, most with accompanying audiocassettes and a photograph of the subject. Most of these oral histories are also included in the reference collection (please see the reference staff for more information.) Additional oral history collections, apart from the official Concord Oral History Program, are also available in Special Collections. [Accessed from web site on 20 August 2010]

Collection URL: External Link

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: audio cassettes; transcripts; photographs

Language: English

Interviewees: Richard N. Goodwin, Amedio "Al" Armenti, Dana McClean Greeley

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Civil rights movements--Massachusetts
Concord (Mass.)
Discrimination in housing
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination
League of Women Voters (U.S.)
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Race discrimination--Massachusetts
Unitarian Universalist Association
Unitarian Universalists
United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965


Sound recordings


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