Black Oral History Collection

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Title:Black oral history collection
Date:1972-1974
Description:

The Black Oral History Collection consists of interviews conducted by Quintard Taylor and his associates, Charles Ramsay and John Dawkins. They interviewed African American pioneers and their descendants throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, from 1972-1974. The project began in the summer of 1972, when the Black Studies Department was provided with $1500 in university funds to begin preliminary research on sources of black history in the Pacific Northwest. Since it seemed that few blacks left a written record of themselves, important information was passed on from one generation to the next by word of mouth. Topics discussed in the interviews include early black settlers, job opportunities, social life and community, living patterns, black churches, and black political involvement from the late 1800s through 1974. Most of the interviews follow a standard set of questions.

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Types:Oral histories | Sound recordings
Subjects:African Americans--Northwest, Pacific | African Americans--Civil rights--Northwest, Pacific | Oral history--Northwest, Pacific | Washington (State) | Oregon | Montana | Idaho
Institution:Washington State University's Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Contributors:University of Washington. Information School | Black Oral History Interviews Collection (Washington State University. Library. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections) | Washington State University. Library. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
Online Publisher:[Spokane, Wash.] : Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Original Material:

Black Oral History Interviews, 1972-1974, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University, Pullman, WA.

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/Holland/masc/xblackoralhistory.html