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State and local government archives oral history collection

Repository: University of Pittsburgh. University Libraries. Archives Service Center

Collection Description (Extant): The State and Local Government Archives (SLGA) Oral History Collection includes transcripts of interviews, audiocassettes, research notes, newspaper clippings, and sundry items donated by interviewees. Interviewees are notable figures in state and local government, especially those who were involved in the areas of environmental issues, electoral campaigning, urban redevelopment, civil rights, the role of gender in governance, and details of the workings and processes of governing. The SLGA Collection complements other collections in the Archives Service Center in areas such as urban planning and development, ethnic settlement, industrialization and deindustrialization, air pollution, union organizing, and university courses and policies affecting politics.

Access Copy Note: Oral History cassette tapes are housed in the oral history cabinet with a 97:2 accession number and filed alphabetically within the collection. The originals tapes are closed to patrons, but they may listen to the duplicate copies.

Date(s): 1996-2002

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: AIS.1997.02

Extent: 3.75 linear feet (229 cassettes; 3 boxes)

Finding Aid URL:;c=ascead;view=text;subview=outline;didno=US-PPiU-ais199702 External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Harvey Adams, Jr., Byrd Brown, Alma Speed Fox, Janice Neffke, Sala Udin

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


African Americans--Pennsylvania
Civil rights workers--Pennsylvania
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Pittsburgh (Penn.)


Sound recordings


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