The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Verda Williams papers
Repository: University of Iowa Libraries. Iowa Women's Archives
Collection Description (Extant): The Verda L. Williams papers measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1969 to 2004. They are arranged in six series: Biographical material, "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard," "Life Force," Video projects, Women's Studies, and Record albums.
[. . .] The series devoted to "Black Des Moines: Voices Seldom Heard" (1985-1986 and undated) includes tapes of in-depth interviews with twelve prominent black men and women living in Des Moines and short interviews with a number of black residents responding to the question "When you think of Des Moines what comes to mind?" Transcripts of some of these interviews are included.
Digital Status: Partial
Existing IDs: AC359, AC377-AC399, V06, V136-V142, d0010, d0019-d0026
Extent: 10 linear inches and audiovisual material (24 sound cassettes, 13 videocassettes,12 twelve record albums, 9 DVDs)
Finding Aid URL: http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/findingaids/html/WilliamsVerda.htm
Related Archival Items: Hear a 2004 interview with Edna Griffin's daughter, Phyllis Griffin, in the Edna Griffin Papers, University of Iowa, Iowa Women's Archives.
Interviewees: James Bowman, Larry Carter, Wesley Chapman, Marguerite Cothorn, Willie Glanton, Luther Glanton, Edna Griffin, Emery Jackson, James Morris III, Ako Samad, Meredith Saunders, Catherine Williams
Rights (Extant): Copyright of a portion of these materials has been retained by Iowa State University.
African American journalists
Civil rights--Press coverage