The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Frank Marshall Davis collection
Repository: Washington University. Film and Media Archive
Collection Description (Extant): This collection contains an interview conducted with Frank Marshall Davis, notable African-American poet and journalist and former head of the American Negro Press, and recordings of poetry readings, photographs and news clippings. The Film and Media Archive partnered with the Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR) at the University of Hawai'i to preserve and digitize this interview.
The interview was conducted in 1987 as part of a planned long form documentary about the life Frank Marshall Davis. However, Davis died before the program was completed. A shorter 30 minute program was created as a tribute to Davis for the Rice and Roses series produced by CLEAR. The program aired on Hawai'i Public Television.
Access Copy Note: A video clip and partial transcript are available on the website.
Collection URL: http://library.wustl.edu/units/spec/filmandmedia/collections/frank-marshall-davis/index.html
Digital Status: Yes
Extent: 6 video tapes, 1 transcript
Interviewees: Frank Marshall Davis
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American artists
African American journalists
African American newspapers
Associated Negro Press
Barnett, Claude, 1890-
Civil rights--Press coverage
Discrimination in education