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Oral history of the public school principalship

Repository: University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): This oral history project includes cassette tapes, digital audio files, transcripts, and video recordings. It contains 467 interviews, including 81 of African American principals, 56 of which are male and 25 of which are female. Most of the interviewees refer to the impact of integration on their professional careers. Many white educators also discussed the issues associated with desegregation as part of their testimony.

Collection Description (Extant): The Oral History of the Public School Principalship is an ongoing project designed to interview retired elementary, middle, and high school principals for their views, reminiscences, and accumulated wisdom. Most of the interviewees are from the Southeast (mainly Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, District of Columbia, and West Virginia), with representative materials from Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Origin Info: The project is directed by Professor Patrick W. Carlton and was originally held at the Virginia Tech library.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 1986-

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: approximately 20 linear feet

Language: English

Interviewees: Paul Ackerman, Kaweeda G. G. Adams, Herbert L. Armstrong, Shirley A. Barber, Anne M. Barnes, Emmell J. Beech, Mary Belton, Emmanuel N. Catsoules, Bernadine Brunson, Gilliam Cobbs, Charles Coleman, William Cosby, Edward S. Cox, Marvin C. Craighead, Frederick D. Cundiff, Jr., John B. Cutler, John S. Davis, Andre Denson, Alfreda L. A. Drummond, Bernard F. Epps, June Eshelman, Lewis A. Evans, William L. Evans, George W. Felton, Joseph E. Finley, Robert L. Fraser, III, Robert Frear, Rufus Gant, Margaret L. Gordon, Theron H. Goynes, Lawrence E. Graves, Gary B. Hafen, James L. Hager, Raynard T. Hale, Elsie Harris-Gibson, Ivey Y. Hawkins, Nadine Y. Hawkins, Benjamin J. Henley, James A. Hill, Glover L. Hines, Carole J. Hooks, Dennis Hoover, Paul Hughes, Walter A. Hunt, Ben F. Hurt, Claiborne R. Johnson, Clifford O. Johnson, Curtis Jones, Walter Kane, Michael Kinniard, William M. Larkin, Brenda A. Lawrence, Clarence E. Lawrence, T. J. Lawrence, Nicholas E. Leakins, William O. Lee, Andre Long, Wilbert Lovett, R. M. "Pete" Loving, Elgin Lowe, Lawrence C. Lyles, Joseph Macekura, William Marshall, C. E. Miley, Bruce E. Miller, Madison J. Miller, Margaret S. Moles, Norma Norman, Russell J. Otey, William Overby, Mary Passage, James H. Pearson, Alfreddy Perry, Nellie Quander, Raymond Ratcliffe, Sam Ray, Robert F. Redmond, Vincent E. Reed, Carolyn S. Reedom, Michael S. Robinson, B. Oswald Robinson, Ethel H. Robinson, Edward A. Rogers, Charles W. Russell, Evans Rutledge, Charles W. Santelman, Melvin W. Saunders, Edward Scott, Eva G. Simmons, Ernest E. Smith, Sr., O. B. Spaulding, Willie Spence, Fred D. Thompson, Margaret C. Thompson, John P. Tiller, Ray Tolson, Merca Lee H. Toole, Natalie S. Vaughn, Jean Wadley, Marie Wakefield, Jolene E. Wallace, Lindell Wallace, Clayton Washington, Sarah Whittington, Andrew H. Williams, Clyde L. Williams, Clifton Wood, Fred S. Wood, Jr., Verna J. Wylie

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


African American educators
African American students
Public schools
School integration
School integration--Virginia--Norfolk
School principals
Segregation in education


Sound recordings


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