Minnesota Black History Project

Titles Minnesota Black History Project
Description In 1974 the Minnesota Historical Society used funds provided by the Northwest Area Foundation to collect and organize materials germane to the history of blacks in Minnesota. During two summers the staff of the Minnesota Black History Project, under the direction of David V. Taylor, collected records of organizations, institutions, clubs and churches, as well as personal papers, genealogies, photographs and oral interviews. The series includes the oral history interviews conducted for this project as well as some earlier interviews Taylor undertook in doing research for his doctoral dissertation. A more complete description of these interviews and of other material in the Society's collections relating to blacks is contained in Blacks in Minnesota: A Preliminary Guide to Historical Sources compiled by David V. Taylor and published by the Society in 1976.
Quantity 1 project
53 hours sound cassette
728 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewee: Banks, John L.
Interviewee: Bell, Fred Douglas
Interviewee: Bell, Lillian Vina
Interviewee: Black, Sidonia Elizabeth
Interviewee: Brown, Ione
Interviewee: Daniels, Florence Hibbs
Interviewee: Dozier, Carrie L.
Interviewee: Gibbs, Adina Adams
Interviewee: Hall, S. Edward
Interviewee: Helm, William F.
Interviewee: Johnson, Nellie Stone
Interviewee: Lyght, Norman Paul
Interviewee: Lynn, James Richard
Interviewee: Maupins, William F. Jr.
Interviewee: Maxwell, Stephen L.
Interviewee: Moore, Louis Pettis Sr.
Interviewee: Neal, Eva Bell
Interviewee: Nichols, Edward
Interviewee: Parker, Frederick L.
Interviewee: Reff, Reverend Alphonse
Interviewee: Rhodes, Mrs. Mattie Vera Jackson
Interviewee: Robinson, Almetra
Interviewee: Ross, Grace
Interviewee: Simmons, Maceo
Interviewee: Sligh, Tom
Interviewee: Stalling, Charles M.
Interviewee: Stalling, Mrs. Geraldine Hughes
Interviewee: Taylor, Maxine Johnson
Interviewee: Thomas, Zorra LaVerne Sims
Interviewee: Tucker, Anita Bracy
Interviewee: Webster, Polletta Vera Leonard
Interviewee: Wilkins, Marjorie
Interviewee: Wright, Boyd A. Sr.
Interviewer and interviewee: Nance, Ethel Ray
Interviewer: Foster, W. J. Musa
Interviewer: Jones, Seitu
Interviewer: Simba, Malik
Interviewer: Taylor, David Vassar
Interviewer: Trimble, Steve
Dates Creation: 1970 - 1975
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 43 (Library Call Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Eva Bell Neal'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Grace Ross'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Edward Nichols'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Sidonia Elizabeth Black'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Zorra LaVerne Sims Thomas'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with William F. Maupins Jr.'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with William F. Helm'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with S. Edward Hall'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Stephen L. Maxwell'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Maceo Simmons'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Boyd A. Wright Sr.'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Adina Adams Gibbs'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Norman Paul Lyght'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Tom Sligh'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Ione Brown'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Nellie Stone Johnson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Almetra Robinson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with John L. Banks'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Frederick L. Parker'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Florence Hibbs Daniels'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Maxine J. Taylor'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Rev. Alphonse Reff'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with James Richard Lynn'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Mattie Vera Jackson Rhodes'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Fred Douglas Bell and Lillian Vina Bell'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Carrie L. Dozier'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Charles M. Stalling and Geraldine H. Stalling'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Anita Bracy Tucker'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Polletta Vera Leonard Webster'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Marjorie Wilkins'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Ethel Ray Nance'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Minnesota Black History Project: Interview with Louis Moore Sr.'

User Comments

  • Tim Pinnick on September 30, 2013 03:13:44 PM
    Awesome! Kudos for putting this online. I recently had looked at the book, "The Negro in Minnesota", published in 1961 and saw 5 interviews listed in the bibliography there and lamented that they probably were in the possession of the author and never saw the light of day. I was actually doing online searches to see if I was wrong, and your site came up as I was searching for the interviewee Louis Moore. More than likely, the Louis Moore who was interviewed for the book in 1958 & 1960 is the one that is part of your 1974 project.

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