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General Mills-Kroger oral history collection for the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library

 Collection
Identifier: aarl94-004

Scope and Content Note

The General Mills-Kroger Oral History Collection completed by the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library began in 1994. The purpose of the collection is to collect and make available for research and study the historical and personal recollections of Atlanta's Black cultural organizations, individuals, institutions and communities.

Two years of documentation have gone into the General Mills-Kroger Oral History Collection consisting of oral interviews with 54 Black Atlantans. While the history of prominent local African-Americans and events - Martin Luther King, Jr., Sweet Auburn Avenue story, civil rights movement - are well documented, a panoramic view of Black Atlanta's political, educational, and social development has not been told. Documented are the oral reminiscences of individuals who have made significant contributions to Atlanta, the State of Georgia and the nation. Featured in the collection are the oral histories of Mrs. Henrietta Phillips Antoinin, Mr. T. M. Alexander, Mrs. Freddye S. Henderson, Mr. B.B. Beamon, Mrs. Dorothy Bolden Thompson, Mr. Donald Hollowell, Mrs. Lucile McAllister Scott, Mr. Lo Jelks, Mrs. Annie L. McPheeters, Dr. Horace Tate, Mrs. Clara Stanley Lowe, Col. Charles W. Dryden, and many others.

The Oral History Project was funded by a grant from General Mills, Inc. and the Kroger Company to the Auburn Avenue Advisory Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. The Auburn Avenue Advisory Committee secured the assistance of the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library to coordinate the project.

Technical support was provided by Ms. Althea Brown, president and owner of Atlanta-based Video Visions Entertainment.

Dates

  • 1994-1999

Creator

Physical Description

genreform: VHS

Physical Description

genreform: cassette

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Historical Sketch

The General Mills-Kroger oral history collection for the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library began in 1994. The project aims to enhance and make available oral histories of individuals, organizations, cultural institutions, and communities relating to African Americans in the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia, and the Southeastern Region.

Extent

6.0 audiocassette tapes

Overview

The collection consists of videotapes and cassette tapes of the General Mills-Kroger oral history collection for the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library from 1994-ongoing. The collection contains interviews with a variety of individuals including African American businessmen and women, journalists, educators, librarians, community and civil rights activists. The materials document civil rights activities in Atlanta (Ga.), businesses in the Sweet Auburn District of Atlanta, the Atlanta Daily World, and athletics. Of particular interest are a series of interviews with several Tuskegee Airmen who discuss their training in the Air Force, experiences during World War II, and military aircraft.

Physical Description

genreform: VHS

Physical Description

genreform: cassette

Processing Information

Revised October 1996.
Title
Inventory of the Oral History Collection aarl94-004 aarl94-004
Author
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
Date
2004 September 15

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