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Oral history interviews of the Atlanta 1950-1979 Oral History Project

 Collection
Identifier: aarlatlanta

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the 111 audiocassette tapes and 76 transcripts recording oral history interviews that form the "Atlanta, 1950-1970 Oral History Project" conducted by the Atlanta Public Library and the Junior League of Atlanta and interviewed over eighty Atlanta residents between the years 1974 and 1980 in order to supplement existing printed resources in local history and biography from those years. The project was intended to portray the personal observations and expressions of the individuals interviewed. Not all histories have tapes and not all transcripts are complete.

Dates

  • 1974-1980

Historical Sketch

The collection was a joint project of the Atlanta Public Library and the Junior League of Atlanta. The purpose of the project was to interview individual Atlantans and portray their personal growth and development in the city. The personal observations and expressions of individuals were intended to supplement existing printed resources in local history and biography for the years 1950 through 1970.

Extent

76.0 transcripts

Language

English

Overview

The collection consists of the 111 audiocassette tapes and 76 transcripts recording oral history interviews that form the "Atlanta, 1950-1970 Oral History Project" conducted by the Atlanta Public Library and the Junior League of Atlanta and interviewed over eighty Atlanta residents between the years 1974 and 1980 in order to supplement existing printed resources in local history and biography from those years. The project was intended to portray the personal observations and expressions of the individuals interviewed. Not all histories have tapes and not all transcripts are complete.

Physical Description

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Title
Inventory of the Oral History Interviews of the Atlanta 1950-1979 Oral History Project aarlatlanta aarlatlanta
Author
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Date
2004 September 15
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

Contact:
101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303
404-613-4032