The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Barbara E. Allen papers
Repository: Chicago Public Library. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection
Collection Description (Extant): The Barbara E. Allen Papers document the making of the Emmy-winning documentary "Paper Trail: 100 Years of the Chicago Defender" (2005). The collection includes research materials, original uncut video interviews, audio interviews and interview transcripts. (However, in some cases, only portions of the interviews have been transcribed.) Interviews were conducted with such notables as Timuel Black, Earl Calloway, Joslyn DiPasalegne, Emil Jones, Tom Picou, Robert Sengstacke, Doris Saunders, Nathan McGill III and then-Senator Barack Obama. The Barbara E. Allen Papers also contains DVD and VHS versions of "Paper Trail: 100 Years of the Chicago Defender" and other documentaries by Allen including "DuSable to Obama: Chicago's Black Metropolis" (2010) and "Standing on Common Ground: My Spring Break in New Orleans" (2006), a film collaboration with her son Evan Allen Gessesse.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: 2005/04
Extent: 9 linear feet (audiocassettes, videotapes, DVDs)
Finding Aid URL: http://www.chipublib.org/cplbooksmovies/cplarchive/archivalcoll/allen.php
Related Archival Items: Related papers at the Vivian G. Harsh Collection include the Abbott-Sengstacke Family Papers, the Ben Burns Papers, the Chester Commodore Papers, the Richard Durham Papers, the Marjorie Stewart Joyner Papers and the Doris E. Saunders Papers.
Interviewees: Emil Jones, Valerie Jarrett, Tom Picou, Joslyn DiPasalegne, Dr. Clarence Nixon Jr., John Stroger, Salim Muwakkil, Roland Martin, Earl Calloway, Theresa Fambro-Hooks, Bobby Sengstacke, Stephanie Davenport, Chris Manning, Myiti Sengstacke, Timuel Black, Jim Grossman, Charles Whitaker, Cliff Kelley, Doris Saunders, Colonel Eugene Scott, Lonnie Bunch, Laura Washington, Irma P. Hall, Desiree Rogers, Tim Sammuelson, Nathan McGill III, Sherry Williams, Senator Barack Obama, Michael Flug and Timuel Black, Clarice Durham, James Kellum, Ernie Banks, Bobby Rush
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American journalists
African American newspapers
Civil rights movements--Illinois
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Civil rights--Press coverage