Other Oral History Descriptions

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ARABIC ORDER OF THE NOBLES OF THE MYSTIC SHRINE AND DAUGHTERS OF ISIS



ALEXANDER, Booker (1904- )    AEAO 1
Imperial Recorder of the Ancient Egyptian Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Relates the history of his early years growing up in several small towns in Illinois. Discusses his recruitment by the Masons in Detroit and his 40 year membership in Hiram Lodge #1. Describes the initiation ceremonies and some of the customs that are typical of the Masons and Shriners. Provides details of the connection between Masonry and Shrinedom. Discusses differences between white and Black Shriners, charitable activities, problems with recruitment and Shrine temples in Alaska and the Bahamas. Bound with transcript is an abstract of Noble Alexander's June 11, 1976 interview with Dr. Thomas Battle, who was Curator of Manuscripts at the time.
Interviewer: Elinor Des Verney Sinnette
Date: July 11, 1982
Format: Transcript, 57 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

DICKERSON, Eugene (1907- )    AEAO 2
Past Imperial Potentate. Recalls his childhood, adolescence, young adulthood and entry into Masonry in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Describes differences between Masonry and Shrinedom. Discusses his term of office and achievements. Recounts the events that led the Shriners to deposit their archives at Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Discusses the importance of the Daughters of Isis.
Interviewer: Elinor Des Verney Sinnette
Date: March 21, 1984
Format: Transcript, 52 pages; tape not available
Tape length: Restrictions: Standard

DIXON, Gladys (1901- )    AEAO 4
Past Commandress, Daughters of Isis. Discusses her background, family influences, education and forty-one year career as a teacher and later principal in the Baltimore City public school system. Discusses her reasons for joining the Daughters of Isis and the difference between the Daughters of Isis and the Eastern Star. Recalls the history of the Daughters of Isis and the achievements of its Commandresses since 1942. Details the charities it supports, its various programs, and her accomplishments while a member of the organization, including writing the book Isis Facts and Information.
Interviewer: Elinor Des Verney Sinnette
Date: May 28, 1982
Format: Transcript, 41 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard




BLACK MILITARY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT


ALLEN, CLIFFORD (ca. 1920- )    BMOH 1
Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army (Retired) One of six officers who completed training as part of the Test Platoon of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, known as the "Triple Nickles", the first group of Black paratroopers in World War II. Recalls his recruitment for paratrooper school, training at Fort Benning, Georgia, and the Battalion's assignment to Oregon and northern California to thwart the Japanese threat of incendiary bomb attacks. Also discusses smoke jumping and forest firefighting duty. Discusses the role of the Black Press in lobbying for Black pilots, paratroopers and combat troops. Chronicles his career after World War II.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: July 5, 1990
Format: Cassette tape
Tape length: 60 minutes
Restrictions: Standard

BEAVERS, Clarence (1921- )    BMOH 2
One of sixteen enlisted men who completed training as part of the Test Platoon of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, known as the "Triple Nickles", the first group of Black paratroopers in World War II. Discusses enlistment in the 369th Infantry Regiment of the National Guard in New York City, an all-Black unit; and describes its political significance. Describes recruitment for Test Platoon, basic and advanced paratrooper training, sleeping and eating arrangements and assignment to northwest for smoke jumper and forest firefighter duty. Comments on problems encountered during assignment to 555th.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: July 6, 1990
Format: Cassette tape
Tape length: 60 minutes
Restrictions: Standard

BIGGS, Bradley (1920- )    BMOH 3
Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army (Retired) One of six officers who completed training as part of the Test Platoon of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, known as the "Triple Nickles", the first group of Black paratroopers in World War II. Chronicles the history and activities of the 555th from its activation on December 31, 1943 to its integration into the 505th as the third Battalion on November 27, 1947, under the command of General James Gavin. Comments on the significance of General Gavin's decision. Discusses his post-War military and civilian career.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: July 3, 1990
Format: Cassette tape
Tape length: 90 minutes
Restrictions: Standard

BROWN, Robert A. (n.d.)    BMOH 5
Former officer in the 366th all-Black Infantry Regiment which fought in Italy in World War II. Discusses his tour of duty with the Regiment from March 1941 to its deactivation in Italy in March 1945. Comments on the leadership of General Ned Almond, Commanding General of the 92nd Division. Recalls a number of racist incidents that occurred while serving in Italy.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: October 28, 1981
Format: Transcript, 26 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

CHASE, Hyman Y. (1902-1983)    BMOH 6
Colonel, U. S. Army (Retired) Scientist, educator and career Army officer who was assigned to the 366th Infantry Regiment during World War II. Recalls world events leading to the outbreak of World War II. Describes the 366th Regiment's training for combat, stateside assignments, and garrisons in Virginia and Indiana. Details its progress, assignments and combat performance in the European theatre of operations.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: 1982
Format: Transcript, 21 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

CLARKE, Charles (n.d.) BMOH 7
Memoir of World War II veteran who served in the all-Black 366th Infantry Regiment. Discusses his military experience.
Recorded by: John Thomas Martin
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 3 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

CLARKE, Charles (n.d.) BMOH 8
World War II veteran who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment. Repeats most of earlier memoir.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: May 15, 1982
Format: Transcript, 3 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Comments of 366th Infantry Veterans Attending Their 41st Reunion at Fort Devens, Massachusetts and The Presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross to Mrs. Arlene Fox, Widow of Lieutenant John R. Fox, 11 pp.
DABNEY, Forrest (n.d.), joint with    BMOH 10
HUBBARD, Hezekiah
World War II veterans who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment, reminisce about their military experience.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: October 9, 1981
Format: Transcript, 12 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

DRYDEN, Charles W. (1920- )    BMOH 11
Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Air Force (Retired) One of the original members of the famed 99th Fighter Squadron trained at Tuskegee Army Air Field. Discusses his Tuskegee experience and his combat training in North Africa. Recalls incidents of racism during World War II, particularly the effort of "Negro" pilots to integrate the Officers' Club at Selfridge Air Force Base, Michigan. Comments on the leadership skills of Noel Parrish, the commander of Tuskegee Army Air Field, and Benjamin O. Davis Jr. who commanded the 99th Fighter Squadron and later the 332nd Fighter Group. Discusses military career up to his retirement in the early 1960s and his civilian career.
Interviewer: Elinor D. Sinnette
Date: March 17, 1982
Format: Transcript, 156 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

FARMER, William (n.d.)    BMOH 7
Memoir of a World War II veteran who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment.
Recorded by: John Thomas Martin
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 3 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

FRENCH, Lloyd (n.d.)    BMOH 8
World War II veteran who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment. Discusses his combat duty in Italy.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: May 15, 1982
Format: Transcript, 5 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Comments of 366th Infantry Veterans Attending Their 41st Reunion at Fort Devens, Massachusetts and The Presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross to Mrs. Arlene Fox, Widow of Lieutenant John R. Fox, 11 pp.
HAMILTON, West Alexander (1886-1985) BMOH 12
Colonel, U. S. Army (Retired) The senior Black officer assigned to the 366th Infantry Regiment in 1941. Discusses the activation of the all-Black Regiment at Fort Devens, Massachusetts and its assemblage just before the outbreak of World War II. Recalls his later assignments as a professor of military science at various Black colleges.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: 1982
Format: Transcript, 14 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

HENDERSON, Ernest, Sr. (1917- )    BMOH 13
Flight instructor at Tuskegee Army Air Field. Describes his early years in Laurens County, South Carolina, his matriculation at Hampton Institute, his selection for the first Civilian Pilot Training Program at Tuskegee Institute and his employment as a flight instructor at the facility during World War II. Details the program syllabus, the equipment, names of colleagues in the flying school and the ground crews. Chronicles his business and educational careers after returning to South Carolina.
Interviewer: Serena L. Staggers
Dates: February 22-March 22, 1986
Format: Transcript, 81 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

HOGG, Richard (n.d.)    BMOH 7
Memoir of a World War II veteran who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment.
Recorded by: John Thomas Martin
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 3 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

HUBBARD, Hezekiah (n.d.), joint with    BMOH 10
DABNEY, Forrest
World War II veterans who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment reminisce about their military experience.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: October 9, 1981
Format: Transcript, 12 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

JAMISON, Thurston (n.d.)    BMOH 16
Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Army (Retired), Veteran of the 366th Infantry Regiment in World War II. Recalls his service with the all-Black regiment in Italy. Relates incidents that occurred during his combat duty, including the one for which Lt. John Fox was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. Discusses his Korean service and the changes that he experienced after the integration of the Armed Forces in 1948.
Interviewer: Robert A. Brown
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 31 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

LEE, Andrew (n.d.)    BMOH 7
Memoir of World War II veteran who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment.
Recorded by: John Thomas Martin
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 3 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

LEE, James Reynolds (n.d.)    BMOH 17
Memoir of a World War II veteran who served with the 366th Infantry Regiment as an officer. Includes introduction by Lieutenant Colonel Thurston E. Jamison, retired.
Recorded by: Thurston E. Jamison
Date: May 3, 1981
Format: Transcript, 3 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

MARTIN, John Thomas (1920- )    BMOH 18/19
Colonel, U. S. Army, (Retired) Veteran who served with the 366th Infantry Regiment in World War II. Provides, in memoir form, a brief introduction to and history of the all-Black regiment. Recalls the names of several officers and enlisted men who served in the 366th and went on to distinguished military and civilian careers. In second interview, details his experience in the 366th. Discusses his assignments in occupied Germany, the Korean Conflict, the Pentagon, and as Director of Selective Service for the District of Columbia.
Interviewers: John Thomas Martin, Elinor Des Verney Sinnette
Date: May 19,1981; September 21, 1982
Format: Transcripts, 9 pages; 34 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Oral Recordings of Colonel John Thomas Martin, August 1990.

MORRIS, Walter (1921- )    BMOH 2
One of sixteen enlisted men who completed training as part of the Test Platoon of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, known as the "Triple Nickles". The first group of Black paratroopers in World War II. Discusses his pre World War II military service, the attitudes of white officers and his efforts to become a paratrooper. Details career through separation from the service including graduation from Officers' Candidate School.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: July 6, 1990
Format: Cassette tape
Tape length: 60 minutes
Restrictions: Standard

PARRISH, Noel F. (1909-1987)    BMOH 20
Brigadier General, U. S. Air Force Career officer. Third of four commanders of Tuskegee Army Air Field. Describes his early life, education, military career prior to Tuskegee and experiences that influenced his racial attitude. Comments on the quality of the flight cadets, the content of the training program, the controversially high "wash-out" rate, and the combat successes of program graduates. Discusses his personal opposition to the Army Air Force's segregation policies and recalls his frustrated attempts to alleviate them. Details problems he encountered with the Black Press, the local government and superiors and other base commanders.
Interviewer: Woodrow W. Crockett
Date: May 1982
Format: Transcript, 128 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

PORTER, William E. (n.d.)    BMOH 21
Memoir of a World War II veteran who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment.
Recorded by: John Thomas Martin
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 3 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

REDDING, Samuel (n.d.)    BMOH 7
Memoir of a veteran of World War II who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment.
Recorded by: John Thomas Martin
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 2 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

ROBINSON, Thomas (n.d.), joint with BMOH 24
JAMISON, Thurston

Former Army captain who served with the 366th during World War II. Discusses combat experience in Italian campaign. Recalls tensions between the 366th Infantry Regiment and the 92nd Division to which it was assigned. Comments on the deactivation of the 366th and assignment of its officers and men to the Quartermaster Corps.
Interviewer: Robert A. Brown
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 26 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

ROSS, Samuel (n.d.) BMOH 7
Memoir of a World War II veteran who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment.
Recorded by: John Thomas Martin
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 3 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

STEVENSON, Dudley Wardell (n.d.) BMOH 25
Colonel, U. S. Air Force (Retired) Career officer who serve with both the 99th Fighter Squadron and the 332nd Fighter Group in World War II. Recalls experiences in training at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, Illinois and as a Communications Officer who served with both the 99th Fighter Squadron and 332nd Fighter Group in Italy during World War II. Discusses his post-War assignment to Lockbourne Air Force Base, Columbus, Ohio under the command of then Colonel Benjamin O. Davis Jr.
Interviewer: John Thomas Martin
Date: August 3, 1982
Format: Transcript, 69 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

THOMPSON, Sidney (n.d.)    BMOH 7
Memoir of a World War II veteran who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment.
Recorded by: John Thomas Martin
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 5 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.

TUCKER, Samuel W. (n.d.)    BMOH 21
Memoir of a World War II veteran who served in the 366th Infantry Regiment.
Recorded by: John Thomas Martin
Date: April 25, 1981
Format: Transcript, 4 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Narratives of World War II Veterans of the 366th Infantry Regiment, 99 pp.



RELATED MATERIALS

"AMERICAN BLACKS IN AVIATION"    BMOH 27
Recorded symposium held at the National Air and Space Museum February 25, 1983, focusing on the years 1939 to 1949.
Recorded by: The National Air and Space Museum
Date: February 25, 1983
Format: Cassette tapes
Tape length: 240 minutes
Restrictions: Reproduction of tapes prohibited

DAVIS, Benjamin O., Jr.    BMOH 28
Brigadier General, U. S. Army (Retired) Oral history memoir recorded for the Nonprint Media Department of Adelphi University. Recorded by: Adelphi University, Garden City, New York
Interviewer: J. Clay Smith
Date: March 18, 1980
Format: Cassette tape
Tape length: 90 minutes
Restrictions: Reproduction of tape prohibited

FOX, John R. ( -1944) BMOH 8
Lieutenant, U. S. Army Member of Cannon Company, 366th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Division who was killed in combat on 26 December 1944. Recorded military ceremony in which Lt. Fox was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for exhibiting extraordinary heroism against the enemy which precipitated his death.
Date: May 15, 1982
Format: Transcript, 2 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard
Bound in Comments of 366th Infantry Veterans Attending Their 41st Reunion at Fort Devens, Massachusetts and The Presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross to Mrs. Arlene Fox, Widow of Lieutenant John R. Fox, 11 pp.
GRAVELY, Samuel BMOH 30
Vice Admiral, U. S. Navy (Retired) Speech recorded at the Washington Navy Yard on February 6, 1990.
Recorded by: Scott W. Baker
Date: February 6, 1990
Format: Cassette tape
Tape length: 60 minutes
Restrictions: No Duplication

"ORIGINAL BLACK MILITARY"    BMOH 28
Ceremony to install the Diary of Colonel Wendell T. Derricks and the memoirs of the Black Military Oral History Project at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
Recorded by: Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Date: March 22, 1985
Format: Cassette tapes
Tape length: 120 minutes
Restrictions: Standard




BLACK PRESS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT


CARTER, Arthur (Art) (1911-1988)    BPOH 1
Editor and publisher of the Washington Afro-American, founder and past president of the Capital Press Club and one of the country's few Black war correspondents during World War II. Discusses racial discrimination in journalism during the 1930s, '40s and '50s; the effect of the civil rights movement in improving employment opportunities in the 1960s and in contributing to the decline of the Black Press. Recalls the various positive influences in his life. Describes his life as a war correspondent. Discusses William O. Walker of the Cleveland Call & Post.
Interviewer: Keith Andrew Pittman
Date: November 9, 1981
Format: Transcript, 61 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

COLEMAN, Milton    BPOH 2
Editor of the Metro section of The Washington Post. Interviewed in 1981 when he was City editor for the paper. Discusses his life and career to that point. Chronicles his early years, education and aspirations for a career in musicology. Recalls the events that altered these plans and precipitated his entry into the field of journalism, explores his motivation for moving from the Black to the white press and explains his reluctance to advance from reporter to editor when the City editor position was offered. Comments on the subject of racism in the newsroom, discusses the responsibility of a Black reporter/editor to the Black community, and briefly reviews the Janet Cooke episode, placing it in perspective.
Interviewer: Freddie A. Brown Jr.
Date: October 20, 1981
Format: Transcript, 19 pages; tape not available
Tape Length:
Restrictions: Standard

LEWIS, MATTHEW (1930- )    BPOH 3
Assistant Managing Editor of Photography, the Washington Post. Discusses his family background, early life, education and employment before becoming a photographer. Chronicles his efforts to work full time as a photojournalist, and the people who influenced his work. Discusses the highlights of his career at the Post. Transcript includes several photographs from Mr. Lewis' collection.
Interviewer: Carroll Gibbs
Date: March 1986
Format: Transcript, 42 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard for the transcript; photographs may not be duplicated.



DONOR ORAL HISTORY PROGRAM


COLEMAN, Sarah Williamson (1899-1986)    DOH 1
Missionary, teacher and counselor to senior citizens. Chronicles her genealogy, beginning with her paternal great-grandfather who, born a slave, purchased freedom for himself and his wife. Discusses her efforts to finance an undergraduate education and her passionate ambition to become an African missionary in spite of her youth. Recounts her adventures as a missionary in Liberia including sending herself back to the United States C.O.D. Discusses her fundraising efforts on behalf of the Foreign Mission Board of the National Baptist Convention. Transcript includes photographs of family, friends and missionary experience.
Interviewer: E. Pauline Myers
Date: October 1984
Format: Transcript, 88 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

EGYPT, Ophelia Settle (1903-1984)    DOH 3
Educator, sociologist, social worker, community worker, author and pioneer in oral history research. Recalls her early childhood in Texas, adolescence in Colorado and college days at Howard University, Washington, D. C. Discusses her several careers including her work (1928-1933) conducting oral history interviews for Dr. Charles Johnson, a Black sociologist at Fisk University. In 1945, a selection of these interviews was published by the Social Science Institute at Fisk University, as Unwritten History of Slavery: Autobiographical Accounts of Negro Ex-Slaves. Reminisces about her many friends; among them Dr. Inabel Burns Lindsay, Sterling Brown and his wife Daisy, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright and Glenn Carrington.
Interviewer: Elinor DesVerney Sinnette
Date: 1981-1982
Format: Transcript, 211 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

LINDSAY, Arnett Grant (1897- )    DOH 5
Businessman and Howard University alumnus. Discusses his early life as the son of a Methodist minister, his efforts to escape his rigorous religious upbringing, his matriculation at Howard Academy in 1914 and later at Howard University and the many campus-based businesses he developed in order to finance his education. Describes campus life during his six years at Howard which included competitions between classes, town/gown rivalries, student strikes, and academic feuds. Reminisces about memorable professors and other personalities who contributed to campus life of the period, such as President S. W. Newhouse, Deans Kelly Miller and L. Baxter Moore, Professors Carl Murphy, Charles Houston, Alain Leroy Locke, and Ernest Just. Chronicles his multi-faceted careers in finance, newspaper publishing, academia, real estate.
Interviewer: Harold Logan
Date: December 5, 1982
Format: Transcript, 80 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

LINDSAY, Dr. Inabel Burns (1900-1983)    DOH 6
Dean of the Howard University School of Social Work, professor, Howard alumna. Describes student life in Washington
D. C. and on Howard's campus in the late teens when she matriculated. Discusses her return to teach at the School of Social Work in 1937, the strained relations she encountered with the university's Administration when she became Dean of Social Work. Also discusses her concerns as "career woman" in the 1940s, her feelings about race relations in the United States and her personal philosophy and early experiences with color prejudice.
Interviewer: Harold Logan
Date: June 29, 1982
Format: Transcript, 40 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

PARKS, Lillian Rogers (1897- )    DOH 9
Author of My Thirty Years Backstairs at the White House, which chronicled her three decades (1929-1960) as a White House seamstress and maid. Discusses her life and times from approximately the age of four, including many visits made to the White House while her mother was in service there. Recalls her struggles to overcome the crippling effects of polio, her training as a seamstress, her employment by the Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower first-families. Describes Black life in Washington in the first half of the Twentieth century, recreating the feel of segregated life in the Capital City. Recounts the effect of the 1919 Flu epidemic on Washington, D. C. Discusses the notoriety that followed the publication of her autobiography and the mini-series that was adapted from the book.
Interviewer: Marie Bourgeois
Date: May - June, 1983
Format: Transcript, 229 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

STAUPERS, Mabel Keaton (1890-1989) DOH 11
Nurse, medical social worker, author and Executive Secretary and later President of the National Association of Graduate Colored Nurses (NAGCN). Recalls her personal life from approximately the age of four. Discusses her succession of successful careers; focuses particularly on her seventeen years of advocacy and organizing on behalf of the NAGCN. Describes work in tuberculosis prevention and education. Comments on her several awards and achievements. Reminisces about colleagues, family and friends.
Interviewer: Marie Bourgeois
Date: November 1982 - January 1983
Format: Transcript, 207 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard

WILSON, Clint C., Sr. (1914- )    DOH 14
Political cartoonist and staff artist for the Los Angeles Sentinel for more than 35 years. Describes his youth in Texas and his early efforts to draw and sketch the world around him. Recalls the people who encouraged his talent and others who influenced his life. Discusses his lengthy career and the various kinds of newspapers--Black, military, student-published and religious--that printed his work. Relates his philosophy for becoming a successful cartoonist.
Interviewer: Clint C. Wilson II
Date: October 15, 1990
Format: Transcript, 30 pages; tape not available
Tape length:
Restrictions: Standard



RELATED MATERIALS


OPHELIA SETTLE EGYPT INSTALLATION CEREMONY    DOH 12
Ceremony celebrating the official installation of the Papers of Ophelia Settle Egypt and her oral history memoir in the Manuscript Division of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Remarks by Mr. Clifford Muse, Acting Center Director, Dr. Gerald Lucas, Director of the Office of Civil Rights for the U. S. Department of Commerce, Dr. Elinor Sinnette, Oral History Librarian, Lester Egypt, Mrs. Egypt's son, and Dr. Michael Winston, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Howard University. Recorded by: Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Date: February 20, 1985
Format: Cassette tape
Tape length: 60 minutes
Restrictions: Standard

SINNETTE, E. D. - Ophelia S. Egypt: Oral History Pioneer    DOH 13
Separately recorded remarks by Dr. Elinor DesVerney Sinnette for ceremony installing the Ophelia Settle Egypt papers and oral history memoir. Summarizes the year long oral history project which resulted in the transcribed interview.
Recorded by: Elinor DesVerney Sinnette
Date: February 20, 1985
Format: Cassette Tape
Tape length: 30 minutes
Restrictions: Standard

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