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Gary Golden Jubilee radio broadcasts

Repository: Indiana University Northwest. Calumet Regional Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): During the production of the 1997 documentary "The Magic City of Steel" (about Gary, Indiana), John Humurovic gathered audio tapes documenting local history. Many of the tapes were recorded during Gary's Golden Jubilee in 1956 and presented on radio station WWCA that year. Others captured oral histories of Gary pioneers during meetings of the Gary Historical Society.

Topics include health and public services, the U.S. Steel plant, and the school system and education more generally. Alex Haley gives an address on "The Saga of Black History."

Access Copy Note: The original copies of these audio tapes reside at the Gary Public Library, while duplicate copies have been placed in the CRA Oral History Collection.

Date(s): 1955-1970

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Tapes 360-360bb

Extent: 29 audio cassettes

Finding Aid: Finding aid available at repository.

Language: English

Related Archival Items: CRA386: John Hmurovic Papers

Interviewees: William Townsend, Mother Teresa, Everett Johnson, Arnold Coons, George Whitney, D.O. Coe, Ed Sayles, Bessie Horn, Mary Henderson, Edna Covalt, Walter Sawyer, Mrs. Cohn, Norris Coambs, Lou Jenkins, John Foley, Tony Zale, Ora Wildermuth, C.V. Ridgely, E.A. Spaulding, Oscar Olson, Joe Zale, Andrew Grutka, Isaac Bloom, Carl Miller, D.E. Manuel, Erwin C. Rosenau, Charles Hull, Hyman Menelen, Roger Vanderfleet, Jack Gilroy, Jr., William Maloney, Esther Pearson, Mrs. Charles Maloney, Joie Ray, Guy E. Wulfing, Esther Pearson, Catherine Loraine Washington, Mary Means, Eugene Knotts, James C. Howe, Jeanette Vaughn Mosier, Jim Tittle, Rosa Watts Goad, Floyd Dale Saxton, Ida Guy, Gertrude Ward, Allan Mummery, Alonzo Daugherty, Richard G. Hatcher, William Tyler, Edwin Logelin, Alex Haley, Frank Henry, Lottie Powell, Anna Gordon, Katherine Weiner, and Clarence Adams, Agnes K. Schoon, Bernice Engels, Dr. Dudley Turner, Dr. Alfonso Holliday II

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


African American churches--Indiana
African Americans--Indiana
Gary (Ind.)
Indiana--Race relations
Medical care
School integration
United States Steel Corporation


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