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Northern Virginia oral history project collection

Repository: George Mason University Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes a small segment of interviews with African Americans that address black community life and organizations, black churches, black schools, and black family life. It also includes an interviews with W. T. Woodson, former superintendent of the Fairfax County Schools; he addresses school desegregation.

Collection Description (Extant): The collection contains 96 taped interviews of Northern Virginia residents. Transcripts or abstracts accompany most of the recordings. Topics such as agriculture, development, education, health, politics, transportation, and religion, with respect to Northern Virginia in the 19th and 20th centuries, are discussed.

Date(s): 1958-1986

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: C0030

Extent: 2.5 linear ft.

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: There are some civil rights issues mentioned in both the C. Harrison Mann, Jr, Papers ( and the Philip Levy Civil Rights Collection (

Interviewees: Edwin B. Henderson, Columbus C. Honesty, William West, Joseph Ellis, Laures C. Robinson, Lillian Robinson, W. T. Woodson

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


African American churches
African Americans--Education--Virginia
African Americans--Virginia
Fairfax County (Va.)
School integration--Virginia
Virginia, Northern


Sound recordings


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