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Guide to the William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection, 1933-1988 and undated

Abstract

The William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection spans the years 1933 through 1988, with most of the materials dated between 1972 and 1978. The collection consists mainly of oral history interview tapes and transcripts, but also includes interview notes and research files related to Chafe's book Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00207
Title
William Henry Chafe Oral History collection
Date
1933-1988 and undated
Creator
Chafe, William Henry
Extent
5.6 Linear Feet, circa 2930 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
English.

Collection Overview

The William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection spans the years 1933 through 1988, with most of the materials dated between 1972 and 1978. The collection consists mainly of oral history interview tapes and transcripts, but also includes interview notes and research files related to Chafe's book Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom.

The interview tapes and transcripts (1972-1978, undated), which comprise the bulk of the collection, include interviews with government officials, participants in the North Carolina civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, and opponents of the movement, including members of the Ku Klux Klan. The few research files in the collection include statistical data related to Greensboro elections (1930s-1950s), notes from the Joan Bluethenthal papers and a report by the North Carolina State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights on civil disturbances at Dudley High School and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1969.

The Audiotapes Series consists of two identical sets (one for preservation, one for use by researchers) of twenty-eight tapes containing oral history interviews. The Printed Material Series includes transcripts and/or notes on 67 oral history interviews, and three research files related to the civil rights movement and local politics in Greensboro.

Beyond the direct oral history materials, there is also a Writings and Research Series. It includes research notes for several chapters of Chafe's book in addition to newspaper clippings addressing topics such as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination and the return of black veterans from the Vietnam War; an assortment of documents regarding the Black Panther Party collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigations' Counter Intelligence Program, and a number of publications produced by other authors. While the materials predominately relate to Greensboro, this series also includes information on civil rights activity in Durham, Chapel Hill, and the Research Triangle at large. The Photographs Series includes fourteen undated photographs.

William H. Chafe's book, Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom, chronicles the continuing conflict over desegregation in Greensboro in the 1950s and 1960s. Chafe explores the "progressive mystique" that defined the terms of culturally-sanctioned behavior, looking at how civility served to preserve the South's racial order. Within this context, he discusses the city's reaction to the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the Greensboro sit-in movement begun by four college students at North Carolina A&T College in 1960, and the emergence of the Black Power Movement in the late 1960s.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

The William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection has been restricted due to the absence of release forms transferring intellectual property rights from interviewees or interviewers to researchers using this collection. Researchers are cautioned that the publication of information contained in these interviews may violate the legal rights of interviewees or interviewers. It is the sole responsibility of researchers to secure permission from interviewees or interviewers to publish quotes from either, and to ensure that information gained from research in this collection is not used in any way that violates rights remaining with interviewees, interviewers or their heirs.

Patrons who wish to use this collection must sign a restricted materials research agreement, which may be obtained from any Special Collections reference staff person.

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warning Use Restrictions

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Contents of the Collection

1. Oral histories, 1970-1978

This series includes oral history interviews as well as 67 transcripts and notes (1972-1978 & undated) related to the civil rights movement in Greensboro, North Carolina. Compact discs of interviews as well as compact disc scans of all transcripts relating to interviews are available, filed by subject. This series also includes audio recordings of William Chafe's notes regarding interviews and his research, as well as transcripts on the Greensboro elections, notes on the papers of Joan Bluethenthal, and a report by the North Carolina State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights on civil disturbances at Dudley High School and North Carolina A&TState University in Greensboro.

Allen, Carolyn, 1974 December 19
Carolyn Allen, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0001
Carolyn Allen, 1 of 2 , compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0132
Carolyn Allen, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0133
Ashby, Warren, 1974 September 25, 1974 October 03
Warren Ashby, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 1
Warren Ashby, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0207
Bailey, Tom, 1977 July 09
Tom Bailey, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0002
Tom Bailey, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 2
Tom Bailey, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0207
Tom Bailey, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0134
Tom Bailey, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0135
Bardolph, Richard, 1972 July 11
Richard Bardolph, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 3
Richard Bardolph, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0207
Bell, Tartt, 1977 October 13
Tartt Bell, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0003
Tartt Bell, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 5
Tartt Bell, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0207
Tartt Bell, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0136
Tartt Bell, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0137
Bishop, Cecil, Summer 1977, 1977 October 12
Rev. Cecil Bishop, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 4
Rev. Cecil Bishop, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0207
Bishop, Cecil, Summer 1977
Rev. Cecil Bishop, 1 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0004
Rev. Cecil Bishop, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0139
Bishop, Cecil, 1977 October 12
Rev. Cecil Bishop, 2 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0005
Rev. Cecil Bishop, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0138
Blackwell, Randolph, Undated
Randolph Blackwell, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 6
Blackwell, Randolph, 1973 March 05, 1973 March 21
Randolph Blackwell, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 7
Blackwell, Randolph, 1973 March 05, 1973 March 21, Undated
Randolph Blackwell, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0207
Blair, Ezell Jr., 1974 November 27
Ezell Blair, Jr., transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 8
Ezell Blair, Jr., compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0208
Blair, Ezell Sr. and Corene, 1972 March 13
Ezell Sr. and Corine Blair, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0006
Ezell Sr. and Corene Blair, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 9
Ezell Sr. and Corene Blair, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0208
Ezell Sr. and Corene Blair, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0140
Bluethenthal, Joan, 1977 July 13
Joan Bluthenthal papers, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0076
Joan Bluethenthal, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 10
Joan Bluethenthal, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0208
Bluethenthal, Joan, Undated
Joan Bluethenthal papers, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 68
Joan Bluethenthal papers, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0215
Brandon, Lewis, Undated
Lewis Brandon, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0007
Lewis Brandon, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 12
Lewis Brandon, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0208
Lewis Brandon, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0141
Breathett, George, 1974 October 11
George Breathett, Side A, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0008
George Breathett, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 13
George Breathett, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0208
George Breathett, 1 of 1 , compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0142
Browler, Mrs. Charles, 1974 September 24
Mrs. Charles Browler, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 11
Mrs. Charles Browler, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0208
Brown, Sarah Mendenhall, 1974 July 14
Sarah Mendenhall Brown, Side B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0009
Sarah Mendenhall Brown, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 14
Sarah Mendenhall Brown, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0208
Brown, Walter R. "Dub," 1977 May 20
Walter R. "Dub" Brown, Side B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0021
Walter R. "Dub" Brown, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 15
Walter R. "Dub" Brown, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0208
Walter R. "Dub" Brown, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0143
Walter R. "Dub" Brown, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0161
Chavis, Vance, 1973 May 20
Vance Chavis, 2 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0011
Vance Chavis, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 16
Vance Chavis, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0209
Vance Chavis, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0144
Vance Chavis, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0145
Vance Chavis, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0146
Chavis, Vance, 1974 October 19
Vance Chavis, 1 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0010
Coley, Nell, 1974 October 15
Nell Coley, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0084
Nell Coley, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 17
Nell Coley, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0209
Davis, Charles, Undated
Charles Davis, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 18
Charles Davis, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0209
Dawson, Eddie, 1977 May 26
Eddie Dawson, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0012
Eddie Dawson, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0019
Eddie Dawson, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 19
Eddie Dawson, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0209
Eddie Dawson, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0147
Eddie Dawson, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0148
Eddie Dawson, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0157
Eddie Dawson, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0158
Dowdy, Lewis, 1975 January 21
Lewis Dowdy, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 20
Lewis Dowdy, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0209
Edmonds, Ed, Undated
Ed Edmonds, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 21
Ed Edmonds, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0209
Elam, Jack, Undated
Jack Elam, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0013
Jack Elam, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 22
Jack Elam, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0209
Jack Elam, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0149
English, Ike, 1974 October 04
Ike English, Side A, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0014
Ike English, 1 of 1 , compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0150
Equal Time guest appearance, Undated
Equal Time Chafe guest appearence, Side A, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0080
Evans, George, Undated
George Evans, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0015
George Evans, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 23
George Evans, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0209
George Evans, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0151
Faulkener, Mr. and Mrs. Waldo, 1972 July 19
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Faulkener, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 24
Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Faulkener, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0209
Flora, Joe, 1974 September 25
Joe Flora, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0083
Joe Flora, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 25
Joe Flora, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0210
Ford, Robert, 1977 June 17
Robert Ford, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0016
Robert Ford, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 26
Robert Ford, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0210
Robert Ford, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0152
Robert Ford, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0153
Ford, S. N., Undated
S. N. Ford, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 27
S. N. Ford, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0210
Foster, John, 1973 February 14, 1973 October 19
John Foster, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 28
John Foster, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0210
Foster, John, 1973 February 14
John Foster, 1 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0017
John Foster, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0154
Foster, John, 1973 February 19
John Foster, 2 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0018
John Foster, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0155
Gardner, Plato, 1977 May 26
Plato Gardner, Side A, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0019
Plato Gardner, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 29
Plato Gardner, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0210
Plato Gardner, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0157
Plato Gardner, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0156
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce notes, Undated
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce notes, Side A, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0077
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce publication notes, Undated
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce publication notes, Side B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0014
Hairston, Otis, 1972 July 17
Otis Hairston, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 30
Hairston, Otis, 1977
Otis Hairston, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0020
Otis Hairston, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 31
Otis Hairston, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0159
Hairston, Otis, 1972 July 17, 1977
Otis Hairston, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0210
House, W. A., Undated
W. A. House, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 32
W. A. House, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0210
Hudgins, D. E., 1972 July 06
D. Edward Hudgins, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 33
D. Edward Hudgins, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0210
Hudgins, Eula, 1974 December 17
Eula Hudgins, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 34
Eula Hudgins, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0210
Hudgins, Robert E., 1977 May 19
Robert E. Hudgins, Side A, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0021
Robert E. Hudgins, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 15
Robert E. Hudgins, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0208
Robert E. Hudgins, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0161
Jackson, William, 1977 July 12
William Jackson, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0022
William Jackson, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 35
William Jackson, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
William Jackson, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0163
Jacobs, Sol, 1977 December
Sol Jacobs, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0023
Sol Jacobs, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0164
Jarrett, Hobart, Undated
Hobart Jarrett, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 37
Hobart Jarrett, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
Johnson, Nelson, 1978 October 24
Nelson Johnson, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 36
Nelson Johnson, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
Johnson, Nelson, Undated
Nelson Johnson, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0024
Nelson Johnson, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0082
Nelson Johnson, Side B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0025
Nelson Johnson, Side B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0035
Nelson Johnson, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0167
Nelson Johnson, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0168
Nelson Johnson, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0169
Nelson Johnson, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0170
Johnson, Nelson, 1978 September 24
Nelson Johnson, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0165
Nelson Johnson, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 9
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0166
Johnson, Nelson, 1978 September 12
Johnson, Walter, Undated
Walter Johnson, Side A, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0025
Walter Johnson, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0171
Jones, Mrs. David, Undated
Mrs. David Jones, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0026
Mrs. David Jones, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 38
Mrs. David Jones, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
Mrs. David Jones, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0172
Mrs. David Jones, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0206
Kilimanjaro, John Marshall Stephenson, Undated
John Marshall Stephenson Kilimanjaro, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 39
John Marshall Stephenson Kilimanjaro, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
Knox, Joe, 1977 June 17
Joe Knox, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0027
Joe Knox, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 40
Joe Knox, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
Joe Knox, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0173
Joe Knox, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0174
Lewis, John, Undated
John Lewis, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 41
John Lewis, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
Lineberry, Al, 1974 December 17
Al Lineberry, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 43
Al Lineberry, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
Linek, R. B., Undated
R. B. Linek, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 42
R. B. Linek, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
Mark, Carolyn, 1974 October 10
Carolyn Mark, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 44
Carolyn Mark, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
McCoy, Cleo, 1977 September 06
Cleo McCoy, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 45
Cleo McCoy, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0211
McNeill, Joseph, 1978
Joseph McNeill, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0028
Joseph McNeill, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 46
Joseph McNeill, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Joseph McNeill, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0175
Morehead, David, 1974 December 19
David Morehead, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 47
David Morehead, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Oakes, Mr. and Mrs. David, 1977 December
Mr. and Mrs. David Oakes, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0029
Mr. and Mrs. David Oakes, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0176
Parker, Mrs. Franklin, Undated
Mrs. Franklin Parker, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0030
Mrs. Franklin Parker, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0177
Mrs. Franklin Parker, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0178
Player, Willa, 1977 December 02
Dr. Willa Player Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0031
Dr. Willa Player, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 48
Dr. Willa Player, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Politial Materials, Undated
Political materials, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 69
Political materials, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0215
Price, Jim, 1977 May 25
Jim Price, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0032
Jim Price, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 49
Jim Price, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Jim Price, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0179
Richmond, David, 1972 April 10
David Richmond, 1 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0033
David Richmond, 2 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0034
David Richmond, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 50
David Richmond, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
David Richmond, 1 of 3, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0180
David Richmond, 2 of 3, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0181
David Richmond, 3 of 3, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0182
Roach, George, 1972 July 17
George Roach, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 51
George Roach, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Sanford, Terry, Undated
Terry Sanford, Side A, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0035
Terry Sanford, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0078
Terry Sanford, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 52
Terry Sanford, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Terry Sanford, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0183
Schenck, David, Undated
David Schenck, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0036
David Schenck, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0184
David Schenck, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0185
Seeber, Hal, Undated
Hal Seeber, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 53
Hal Seeber, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Simkins, Anna, Undated
Anna Simkins, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 54
Anna Simkins, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Simpkins, Dr. and Mrs. George, 1972 July 19
Dr. and Mrs. George Simpkins, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 55
Dr. and Mrs. George Simpkins, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Smith, Ben, 1973 June 06
Ben Smith, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0037
Ben Smith,transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 56
Ben Smith , compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0212
Ben Smith, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0186
Ben Smith, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0187
Smith, Louise, 1979 February 09
Louise Smith, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0038
Louise Smith, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 57
Louise Smith, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0213
Louise Smith, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0188
Louise Smith, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0189
Smith, Mary Cash, 1973 July 11
Mary Cash Smith, Side A, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0009
Mary Cash Smith, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 59
Mary Cash Smith, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0213
Smith, McNeill, 1973 July 14
McNeill Smith, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 58
McNeill Smith, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0213
Snider, William, 1974 December 19
William Snider, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 60
Snider, William, 1976 November 09
William Snider, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 61
Snider, William, 1974 December 19, 1976 November 09
William Snider, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0213
Stanley, K. "Tony," 1977 October 13
Rev. K. "Tony" Stanley, 1 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0039
Rev. K. "Tony" Stanley, 2 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0040
Rev. K. "Tony" Stanley, 1 of 3, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0190
Rev. K. "Tony" Stanley, 2 of 3, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0191
Rev. K. "Tony" Stanley, 3 of 3, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0192
Stoneburner, Carol, 1974 December 10
Carol Stoneburner, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0081
Carol Stoneburner, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 62
Carol Stoneburner, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0213
Tarpley, John, 1977 October 13
Dr. John Tarpley, 1 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0041
Dr. John Tarpley, 2 of 2, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0042
Dr.John Tarpley, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0193
Dr. John Tarpley, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0194
Dr. John Tarpley, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0195
Taylor, John and Betsy, 1973 July 07
John and Betsy Taylor, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0043
John and Betsy Taylor, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 63
John and Betsy Taylor, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0213
John and Betsy Taylor, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0196
Thomas, William, Undated
William Thomas, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0044
William Thomas, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 64
William Thomas, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0213
William Thomas, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0197
Trouble in Greensboro, 1970 March
Trouble in Greensboro report, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 70
Trouble in Greensboro report, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0215
Troxler, Evelyn, 1973 June 06
Evelyn Troxler, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0045
Evelyn Troxler, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 65
Evelyn Troxler, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0214
Evelyn Troxler, 1 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0198
Evelyn Troxler, 2 of 2, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0199
Troxler, Kay, 1974 October 15
Kay Troxler, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0200
Weaver, Mike, 1977 July 06
Mike Weaver, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0046
Mike Weaver, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 66
Mike Weaver, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0214
Mike Weaver, 1 of 1 , compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0201
YMCA workshop, Undated
Chafe's YMCA workshop, Side B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0077
Zane, Edward R., 1974 September 05
Edward R. Zane, Side A and B, audiocassette original
Box 1
Audio-cassette RL00207-CS-0047
Edward R. Zane, transcripts and notes
Box 2
Folder 67
Edward R. Zane, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Data-cd RL00207-CD-0214
Edward R. Zane, 1 of 1, compact disc use copy
Box 10
Audio-cd RL00207-CD-0202

2. Writings and Research Series, 1956-1988 and undated

3 boxes

Roughly one-half of this series consists of Chafe's notes for Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom. Notes are divided by chapter. Also included in this series are photocopies of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Counter Intelligence Program documents pertaining to Black Panther Party members and chapters in Charlotte, N.C. and Oakland, C.A. Series includes reports and writings by others related to Chafe's book, a number of newspaper clippings, two interview transcripts of Ella Baker conducted by Sue Thrasher and Casey Hayden, and information on Civil Rights protests in Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and the campuses of North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Chapter 2 notes
(6 folders)
Box 3
Chapter 3 notes
(8 folders)
Box 3
Chapter 4 notes
(2 folders)
Box 3
Chapter 5 notes
(3 folders)
Box 3
Chapter 7 notes
Box 3
Chapter 8 notes
(4 folders)
Box 3
Black Panther Party COINTELPRO documents
(4 folders)
Box 3
COINTELPRO Report on Counterorientation Week at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1969
Box 3
North Carolina Central University activism, 1958-1960
Box 3
Chapel Hill Civil Rights Movement oral history interviews, 1974
Box 3
Research Triangle Civil Right chronolgical list, undated
Box 3
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech at White Rock Baptist Church, Durham, 1960 Feb. 16
Box 3
Newspaper clippings on the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968-1977
Box 3
Newspaper clippings, 1970-1973
Box 3
Mayor's Committee on Human Relations, Durham, 1960
Box 3
Greensboro Mens Club: Four Decades, 1970
Box 3
The People of Guilford: Growth and Changes in the Population of Guilford County, 1972
Box 3
The Role of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in the Desegregation of the Greensboro, N.C. School System, Julie Buttenwieser, 1988
Box 3
School Desegregation in Greensboro, 1954-1971, 1971
Box 3
So Much History, So Much Future: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Second Coming of America, Vincent Harding, 1979
Box 3
The Solicitor General's Office, Justice Frankfurter and Civil Rights Litigation, 1946-1960: An Oral History, Philip Elman, 1987
Box 3
Urbanization, Employment, and Race Relations in Greensboro, North Carolina, 1870-1910, Samuel M. Kipp, III, undated
Box 3
Ella Baker interview transcripts and notes, 1974 and undated
Box 3
Adele Clark oral history transcript, 1964 Feb. 28
Box 3
Notes on the Edward R. Zane Papers, undated
Box 3
Notes on the Greensboro Community Fellowship Papers, undated
Box 3
Simkins v. Cone Hospital United States District Court decision, 1962
Box 3
Oral history notes, undated
Box 3
Correspondence, 1974-1978
Box 3
Oral History Project Status Updates, 1974
Box 4
Chapel Hill Oral History Conference, 1974 and Undated (2 Folders)
Box 4
Papers Written by Chapel Hill Conferees, 1974
Box 4
JD Tarpley Biography, 1977
Box 4
Frank McCain Questions, undated
Box 4
Foster Materials-Desegregation, 1957-1958
Box 4
Governor Luther Hodges Papers, 1955 and Undated
Box 4
Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, 1954-1957
Box 4
Southern Regional Council: Emory Via's Field Trip to Greensboro, undated
Box 4
Daily News Coverage of King Death, 1968 April 1
Box 4
Ku Klux Klan News Articles 1974, 1977
Box 4
Ku Klux Klan Meetings 1957-58, 1958-1977
Box 4
Documents for William Chafe, 1978-1980
Box 4
Chapter 1 notes: Black Community 1930-1954, undated
Box 4
Chapter 1 notes: Kipp and Early History, undated
Box 4
Benjamin Muse Memo in Sit-Ins, 1960 March 8
Box 4
School Desegregation Clippings: 1963-1970, 1957-1964
Box 4
Oral History Papers, 1973
Box 4
Research Notes on Greensboro, 1959-1978 and Undated
Box 4
Greensboro Community Fellowship, 1959-1980
(12 folders)
Box 4
American Friends Service Committee Archive Notes: Southeast Region, 1977 September 9
Box 4
Kornegay Papers, 1963-1979
Box 4
American Friends Service Committee Papers, undated
Box 4
Sanford Papers, undated
Box 4
Sociological Articles on Race, 1963-1978 and undated
Box 4
American Friends Service Committee Xeroxes, 1956-1960 and undated
Box 4
American Friends Service Committee Papers: Philadelphia, 1953-1958
Box 4
Hal Sieber Letters and Clippings, 1970-1973
Box 4
Moore Papers, undated
Box 4
Press Clippings, 1959-1963
Box 4
Press Clippings, 1959-1963
Box 4
Miscellaneous, 1960-1964
Box 4
Press Clippings, 1962-1963
(2 folders)
Box 4
Governor Robert Scott Papers, undated
Box 4
School Board Minutes, 1960
Box 4
M.A. Thesis on Sit-Ins, undated
Box 5
Summary Notes for 1973 Greensboro Paper at OAH: Books, Census, Paper, 1956-1973
Box 5
Notes for SHA Sit-In Paper, undated
Box 5
Early Draft of Sit-In with Goodwyn Comments, undated
Box 5
Gerda Lerner Papers, 1987
Box 5
Untitled, 1987
(4 folders)
Box 5
Inventory of Files, undated
Box 5
Chapter 3, undated
Box 5
Chapter 4: The Continuing Struggle, undated
(3 folders)
Box 5
Chapter 5, undated
Box 5
Draft of Chapter 6, undated
Box 5
Epilogue, undated
Box 5
Pearsall Plan Thesis, 1977 and undated
Box 5
Paper on Sit-Ins as Delivered, undated
Box 5
Bill Lucas Paper on School Desegregation, undated
Box 5
Kipp Dissertation Xeroxes, undated
Box 5
Kipp Dissertation Notes, 1974
Box 5
Marian Stroble "Pearsall Plan," 1973
Box 5
Tom Noland "Brown Decision," 1972
Box 5
Leuchtenburg Comment on Sit-In Article, 1977
Box 5
Comments on 1974 Organization of American Historians Paper, 1973
Box 5
Greensboro Names, 1971 and undated
Box 5
Greensboro Bibliography, 1960-1966 and undated
Box 5
Summary Notes on Early Interviews: Names, undated
Box 5
Greensboro National Endowment for the Humanities Application, 1974
Box 5
Chapter 1, undated
(2 folders)
Box 5
Untitled, 1987 and undated
Box 5
National Endowment for the Humanities Application, undated
Box 5
John Thorner Paper on Press Coverage of Sit-Ins, 1972
Box 5
Bernadine Moses Thesis on Carolina Peacemaker, undated
Box 5
Organization of American Historians Greensboro Paper,1973
Box 5
ID Newby Black Carolinians, 1973
Box 5
Untitled, 1987
Box 5
References, 1985-1987
Box 6
Chafe Letters, 1987
Box 6
Dolores Sullivan, 1987
Box 6
Tax Returns, 1980
Box 6
Itineraries, 1980-1986
Box 6
ICA and European Trip, 1982-1984
Box 6
University Publications of America, 1986
Box 6
Oral History Book Manuscript, 1977
Box 6
Kennedy Library Material, undated
Box 6
Women in Higher Education, 1978
Box 6
Asheville Speech: Family, 1977
Box 6
Newspaper Clips, 1975-1976 and Undated
Box 6
Tom Norton "Worker Dissent," undated
Box 6
Ronnie Dugger, undated
Box 6
Daniel Levine: Conservatism and Tradition in Danish Social Welfare Legislation, undated
Box 6
Student Papers, 1971-1973
Box 6
Violence in Family Material, undated
Box 6
Carolina Peacemaker, undated
Box 6
Newspaper Clippings, 1973-1977 and undated
Box 6
Notes for Chapter 8, 1963-1977 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 6
Benjamin L Smith Papers, 1956 and undated
Box 6

3. Photographs Series, undated

1 box

Series consists of 14 photographs located in the final folder of box 3. Photographs show Civil Rights demonstrators, law enforcement response, race relations in the South, and active protest. All photographs are undated with little information regarding subjects and locations, though three photographs are identifiably of Chapel Hill demonstrations.

Photographs
Box 3

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1987 and 2011 by William Henry Chafe.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa Gayle Hazirjian.

Completed January 1998

Encoded by Stephen Miller

Accession 2011-0090 processed and encoded by Carrie Mills, Jun. 2011.

Accession 2012-0029 processed and encoded by RL Move Staff and Meghan Lyon, Feb. 2012.

Patrons who wish to use this collection must sign a restricted materials research agreement, which may be obtained from any Special Collections reference staff person.

Since this collection does not include any release forms for oral history interviews or transcripts of interviews, researchers must secure permission from copyright holders before publishing quotes from these materials.

Original audiotapes in this collection have been dubbed for use by patrons. These tapes are organized alphabetically by the name of interviewee on side A of each tape.

Oral history series reprocessed January 2015 by Olivia Carteaux.