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Tales of Cape Cod interviews

Repository: Sturgis Library

Collection Description (CRHP): The only identified civil rights activist is Eugenia Fortes, a prominent local activist involved with the NAACP. There may be others in the 220 interviews but they have not been identified as such.

Collection Description (Extant): Tales of Cape Cod was founded in 1949 to record the voices and histories of old-time Cape Codders as they told their stories and experiences of the past concerning their lives and everyday ways of living, along with stories related to them by their parents and grandparents. In this manner, a rich heritage of early Cape Cod has been perpetuated and preserved as living history for future generations. To hear some of these interviews click on Interviews. Over 210 of these interviews are available through the Sturgis Library in Barnstable Village.

Collection URL: External Link

Digital Status: Yes

Extent: 210 transcripts; 220 sound discs (approximately 275 hours)

Language: English

Related Archival Items: As of October 2010, Tales of Cape Cod has started interviewing people on Cape Cod who are now in their senior years and have stories to tell of their youth. These interviews will be on DVDs. The organization also has 39 years of summer lectures and 19 years of television programs that have been digitized for circulation.

Other collections in this database contain interviews of Eugenia Fortes including the HistoryMakers and University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. The Zion Union Heritage Museum in Hyannis is a black history and Cape Verdean museum that also has information on her.

Interviewees: Eugenia Fortes

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


African American women civil rights workers--Massachusetts
Cape Cod (Mass.)
Cape Verdeans--Massachusetts
Civil rights movements--Massachusetts
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


Sound recordings


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