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Miami stories oral history project

Repository: Miami University. Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): A number of interviews discuss race discrimination and navigating college life as an African American. Topics include the Campus Interracial Club, the role of the black church, civil rights demonstrations (including picketing, sit-ins, and other efforts to integrate student housing and public accommodations in Oxford, OH), race relations, segregation in higher education, fraternal organizations, and the experiences of military personnel.

See especially the following interviews: Black Alumni Interview at Alumni Weekend, June 2009; Lawrence W. Young Interview, September 2006; African-American Administrators (1960s-1970s) Interview September 2006; African-American Faculty (1960s-1970s) interview, April 2007; Brigadier General Elmer T. Brooks and Kathryn Casselberry Brooks Interview, May 2008; Heanon M. Wilkins Interview, March 2007; Myldred Boston Howell Interview at Reunion Weekend, June 2006.

Collection Description (Extant): Coordinated by the University Archives, Miami Stories invites groups of people with common experiences, current and former students, faculty, and staff--as well as friends of University, to offer recollections of their Miami years and to hear reminiscences of those who shared them. A University Bicentennial Legacy Project that began in 2005, Miami Stories are recorded and stored in digital video formats so that future generations may enjoy and study them, and scholars may have ready access to a variety of perspectives on the past.

Access Copy Note: Videos and transcripts may be accessed at the collection URL.

Collection URL: External Link

Date(s): 2006-2009

Digital Status: Yes

Extent: digitized video, transcripts

Finding Aid: Finding aids are available for individual interviews.

Language: English

Related Archival Items: "African Americans at Miami University" is a digital documentary history of African Americans at Miami University of Ohio that provides access to newspaper articles, photographs, and other media (

See also Miami University's Freedom Summer collections in the Western College Archives and online at A separate record for this digital collection is included in this database.

Interviewees: Carolyn E. Gordon, Myldred Boston Howell, Terence L. Moore, Vera Douglas Sloan, Lawrence W. Young, Joseph Cox III, Gary L. Hunter, Kenneth L. McDowell, Joseph L. Cox III, Robert S. Smith, Heanon M. Wilkins, Elmer T. Brooks, Kathryn Casselberry Brooks, Heanon M. Wilkins

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


Affirmative action programs
African American college students--Ohio
African American college students--Societies, etc.
African American college teachers
African Americans--Civil rights--Ohio
African Americans--Ohio
Civil rights demonstrations
College integration
Discrimination in public accommodations
United States--Armed Forces--African Americans
United States. Air Force




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