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Hewlett diversity archive

Repository: Wesleyan University. Special Collections & Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection is focused on Wesleyan University and the growth of racial diversity at the institution in the 1960s and beyond, but it includes interviews with alumni, faculty, and administrators. Some of these individuals were engaged in civil rights activities locally or nationally. David Swift, for example, was a professor at Wesleyan who participated in the Freedom Rides of 1961.

Collection Description (Extant): The Hewlett Fellows were students at Wesleyan University who investigated and documented the history of racial diversity on campus. The Hewlett Diversity Archive contains documents, photographs, textiles, audio recordings, and transcriptions related to the history of diversity and students of color at Wesleyan University.

Date(s): 1912-1999

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Call Number 1999-61

Extent: 6.5 Linear Feet

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: David Swift, Edgar Beckham, Willard McRae, Ronald Boyer, Peter Budryk, Peter Chapman, Eileen Cheigh, Neil Clendeninn, Lillian Cruz, Cheryl Cutler, Ken Dawson, Tamina Davar, Ernest Dunn, Ted Etherington, Arthur Gaither, Dwight Greene, Doris Hallie, Grant Hawkins, Hope Hill, Edward Jackson, Richard Jasper, Willie Kerr, Michael Kim, Robert Kirkpatrick, D. Kwok, Charisse Lillie, Jerome Long, John Maguire, David McAllester, Bertha McRae, Randy Miller, Joan Morgan, Chris Rodriguez, Yoshiko Samuel, Peter Santana, Nathan Scott, Ted Shaw, James Stewart, Chuck Stone, Francis Thomas, James Thomas, Willard Walker

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


African American college teachers
African Americans--Education (Higher)
Civil rights movements--Connecticut
College teachers
Connecticut--Race relations
Freedom Rides, 1961
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)


Sound recordings


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