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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.



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The Autry Museum of the American West
Jun 1, 2020 Edison Symphony Orchestra, performer
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The Edison Symphony Orchestra performs "La Paloma," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1905.
Topics: Spanish folk songs, Los Angeles, Charles Lummis, California, Wax cylinders, Spanish Americans,...
The Autry Museum of the American West
May 29, 2020 Lummis, Charles, collector
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Charles Lummis sings "Jerry Go Oil That Car," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, circa 1904.
Topics: Spanish folk songs, Los Angeles, Charles Lummis, California, Wax cylinders, Spanish Americans,...
The Autry Museum of the American West
May 27, 2020 Lummis, Charles, collector; Lummis, Turbese, singer
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Charles Lummis and Turbese Lummis sing an unknown song, recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1905.
Topics: Spanish folk songs, Los Angeles, Charles Lummis, California, Wax cylinders, Spanish Americans,...
The Autry Museum of the American West
May 27, 2020 Lummis, Charles, collector; Lummis, Keith, singer
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Charles Lummis and Keith Lummis sing "Marching Through Georgia," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1908.
Topics: Spanish folk songs, Los Angeles, Charles Lummis, California, Wax cylinders, Spanish Americans,...
The Autry Museum of the American West
May 27, 2020 Lummis, Charles, collector; Lummis, Keith, singer
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Charles Lummis and Keith Lummis sing "John Brown Had a Little Indian," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1907.
Topics: Spanish folk songs, Los Angeles, Charles Lummis, California, Wax cylinders, Spanish Americans,...
The Autry Museum of the American West
May 27, 2020 Lummis, Charles, collector; Lummis, Keith, singer
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Charles Lummis and Keith Lummis sing "John Brown Had a Little Indian," recorded by Charles Lummis in Los Angeles, 1907.
Topics: Spanish folk songs, Los Angeles, Charles Lummis, California, Wax cylinders, Spanish Americans,...
University of California, Riverside, Special Collections and Archives
May 23, 2020 Larry Dawson Productions
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#130. Roland Hauck Chapter Urban Creeks Council, early film made about value of Urban Creeks; Early 1980s.; Part of the Water Resources Collection and Archives For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Resident of the Julio Hotel on Grand Avenue in the early 1900s. Lived through the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, the flu epidemic of 1915-1918, and details the development of the city. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Grandson of founding residents Patrick and Mary McGovern. Father was City Marshall from 1917-23. Witnessed many historic events throughout South San Francisco For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 2 Tapes of 2
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Daughter of Emilio Cortesi, veteran civic leader and Mayor of South San Francisco from 1953-1955 For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 2 Tapes of 2
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Lifelong resident of South City and founder of Historic Old Town Homeowners and Renters Association, which served as a community beautification organization. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Resident of South San Francisco for many decades. Pupil of revered teacher Rue Clifford. Tells stories of the city through different stages of development and the various jobs he worked throughout town. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Local businessman and owner of Penna's Hardware Store. Son of Joe Penna who immigrated to South San Francisco in 1914. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Family members worked at Reichardt Duck Farm while it was located in South San Francisco, and detail labor conditions. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Farms--California--South San Francisco
Source: Audio cassette: 2 Tapes of 2
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Interview covering the history of South San Francisco before the first World War. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 2 Tapes of 2
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Local author from South San Francisco, and author of The Good Thief, a novel which takes place in the city and focuses on tensions between the Greek and Italian communities. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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McGovern family were immigrants to Half Moon Bay in 1870, andlater moved to South San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. Father was a City Councilman for six years, and established a free dental clinic in town. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, City council members--California--South San Francisco
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Frank Bertucelli was born in the city and served on South San Francisco City Council from 1963 - 1972. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, City council members--California--South San Francisco
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Grandchildren of the McGovern patriarchs. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Resident of South San Francisco from the 1920s on, and in this interview he details the businesses and events in town during this time period. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Residents of South San Francisco who details living in the old Normandy Hotel, memories of families building homes in the 1910s, and working in various historic businesses such as Western Meat, Pacific Coast Steel, Dunbar Ship Yards, and Royal Theater. Family members worked at Kaiser Hospital and various elementary schools in South San Francisco For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Developer from Colma who presented to the Historical Sociey of South San Francisco regarding the Ohlone mounds found under the University Village development in East Palo Alto. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Recording of a talk given by Al Fourie about the history of banking in South San Francisco For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Banks and banking--California--South San Francisco
Source: Audio cassette: 2 Tapes of 2
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Son of Thomas Hickey, pioneer citizen of South San Francisco, employee at Western Meat Company, served on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors for 16 years. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Mayor and City Councilman of South San Francisco throughout the 1980s. Resident of the city since birth. Parents immigrated from Greece. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Describes life of Etienne "Frenchie" Fourcans, born in South San Francisco, who fought in WWI and became Vice President of Bank of South San Francisco For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Daughter of John Jacopi, and resident of the Town of Baden before it became South San Francisco. Describes life in the days before roads and the development of the town. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
South San Francisco Public Library
May 22, 2020 South San Francisco Public Library; South San Francisco Historical Society
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Children of Joseph Quinlan, who served as postmaster of South San Francisco and helped to ensure the building of a new post office in town. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 2 Tapes of 2
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco History Center
May 11, 2020 Kularts
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For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Filipino American arts
Source: DAT: 2 Tapes of 2
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
May 8, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Katherine Borland with Maria Picazo and Kevin Brennan. The two are in a Spanish folk group called "Cañas y Barro". Maria, previously a folk singer in Spain, speaks of the goals and motivation for their music in bridging the gap between English and Spanish speakers and bringing the culture to people yet unexposed to it. Kevin was previously involved with Katari, another Spanish-speaking band. They demonstrate a couple of their songs to show what they...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, Folk Music, Music, Spanish Folk Music
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Unknown
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Ronald V Dellums' first speech in Oakland after his 1972 reelection. Dellums addresses the war in Vietnam, the impeachment of Richard Nixon, social welfare issues, and his work on South African apartheid. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Oral history interview with Charles Hampton who moved to California from Texas during the wartime years Great Migration. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Unknown
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Mary Beth "Orunamamu" Washington was a Berkeley school district teacher and East Bay storyteller and griot. Orunamamu traveled, often by train, to storytelling festivals and venues where she would set up a mobile storytelling museum. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
Includes interviews conducted as part of "Binding ties: the 16th street station," a site specific installation at The Southern Pacific Railroad Station, Oakland, California, commissioned by the by The City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division in 1991. The project included music and narratives that told the story of the former Southern Pacific Railroad workers. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Employees
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
Includes interviews conducted as part of "Binding ties: the 16th street station," a site specific installation at The Southern Pacific Railroad Station, Oakland, California, commissioned by the by The City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division in 1991. The project included music and narratives that told the story of the former Southern Pacific Railroad workers. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Employees
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Crouchett, Lawrence P.
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Frederick Roberts was the first African American to graduate from Los Angeles High School and the first African American state assemblyman. Gloria, Frederick's daughter pursued a career in music and performed in both the United States and Europe as a concert pianist. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Roberts, Frederick M.
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Symposium sponsered by the Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life on the historical migrations of African Americans to California, held at the Oakland Museum of California. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, African American history--California
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Former Alameda County Superior Court judge, Judge White, drew national headlines in the 1970s when he led the defense team in the "Zebra" murder trial in San Francisco. Before the trial, racial tensions were high as police routinely detained black men on the streets to find those responsible for a series of killings of whites. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 3 Tapes of 3
Dr. J. Rupert Picott, an educator and early civil rights leader, leads the Afro American History Month observance at the Second Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Crouchett, Lawrence P.
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William Byron Rumford (February 2, 1908-June 12, 1986) was an American pharmacist and politician. He was the first African American elected to a state public office in Northern California. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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Recording of Ronald V. Dellums' campaign kick-off with Senator Ted Kennedy at the East Oakland Youth Center. Guest speakers include Elihu Harris, Eugene "Gus" Newport, John George, and Sandre Swanson. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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The Oakland Larks were one of six teams in the The West Coast Negro Baseball Association, formed on March 9, 1946 at a meeting of the High Marine Social Club at the Elks Clubhouse in Oakland, California. The baseball league was spearheaded by two Berkeley firemen, Eddie Harris and David P. Portlock, who pitched the idea of forming a Negro baseball league on the West Coast that would use Pacific Coast League parks while teams were away. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, West Coast Negro Baseball Association, Oakland Larks
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
Includes interviews conducted as part of "Binding ties: the 16th street station," a site specific installation at The Southern Pacific Railroad Station, Oakland, California, commissioned by the by The City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division in 1991. The project included music and narratives that told the story of the former Southern Pacific Railroad workers. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Employees
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Symposium held as part of the the Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life's Vision Toward Tomorrow exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, African American history--California--San Francisco Bay Area
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Crouchett, Lawrence P.
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Walter Howard Loving (December 17, 1872-1945) was an African American soldier and musician most noted for his leadership of the Philippine Constabulary Band. In this oral history interview, Edith Loving [wife] and Walter Loving Jr. discuss the family's life in early 20th century Oakland. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Loving, Walter Howard, 1872-1945
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Unknown
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Speech by Congressman Ronald V. Dellums to the students of Laney College on the US invasion of Grenada, human rights violations in Central America, and military spending. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, United States--Military relations
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Muriel Taylor Collier was born in 1910 in Oakland, California the daughter of Patrick Willis Taylor and Lillian C. Taylor. She was raised in a well-educated, middle-class family as her father worked for the Pullman Company as a sleeping car porter and was also active in the local branch of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Crouchett, Lawrence P.
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San Francisco civil rights activist Tracy Sims was born in 1945 in Oakland, California. Sims was involved with the San Francisco NAACP chapter Ad Hoc Committee to End Discrimination in 1963. The Committee organized demonstrations which called attention to discriminatory employment practices. Sims's first experience picketing was at the Mel's Drive-In protest in November 1963. She later participated in "shop-ins " at the Lucky Grocery Store on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Chosen...
Topics: californiarevealed, Discrimination in employment--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
Includes interviews conducted as part of "Binding ties: the 16th street station," a site specific installation at The Southern Pacific Railroad Station, Oakland, California, commissioned by the by The City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division in 1991. The project included music and narratives that told the story of the former Southern Pacific Railroad workers. For additional information see California Revealed .
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
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Speech by Congressman Ronald V. Dellums to constituents at Albany High School on the issues of the day including the overthrowing of Nicaragua, opposition to MX missiles, nuclear containment, and an alternative military budget. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, United States--Military relations
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Unknown
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California blues musician and night club owner Troyce Key (1937-1992) was a member of The Rhythm Rockers with J.J. Malone, C.A. Carr, Charles Banks, and Calvin Peele. In 1979, Key purchased Eli's Mile High Club upon the death of the club's founder Eli Thornton from remaining owner Alberta Thornton. Known as the "West Coast Home of the Blues," Eli's Mile High Club attracted notable blues and R&B performers throughout the 1970s-1980s For additional information see California...
Topic: californiarevealed
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Unknown
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Recording of the dedication ceremony of a segment of state highway 24, the Grove-Shafter Freeway, renamed the William Byron Rumford Freeway in honor of the first African American elected to a state public office in Northern California. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Rumford, William Byron, 1908-1986
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Crouchett, Lawrence P.
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Civil rights leader Percy H. Steele Jr. was director of the Bay Area Urban League from 1964-1990, speaking out against discrimination in police hiring practices, real estate leaders and discrimination in housing, and helping found an Oakland school to keep minority youth from dropping out. He helped start a computer training center in the late 1970s with IBM, the first major training program of its kind for African Americans in the Bay Area. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Discrimination in housing--California--San Francisco Bay Area, Discrimination...
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Includes interviews conducted as part of "Binding ties: the 16th street station," a site specific installation at The Southern Pacific Railroad Station, Oakland, California, commissioned by the by The City of Oakland Cultural Arts Division in 1991. The project included music and narratives that told the story of the former Southern Pacific Railroad workers. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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Speech by Congressman Ronald V. Dellums on the question of war and peace at the California Democratic Council luncheon at the Hyatt, Oakland, California For additional information see California Revealed .
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Crouchett, Lawrence P.
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Eudora "Dodo" Proctor (1917-1993) was born on September 29, 1917 to Clyde Proctor and Ellen Proctor. In 1924, Eudora moved to Oakland, California and moved into the Fannie Hall Children's Home and Day Nursery. After learning to dance from Bill Robinson's radio programs, she began working at The Barbary Coast night club at age 12. In 1939, Proctor landed a role in the Golden Gate International Exposition's production of The Swing Mikado. Following the war, Proctor continued to work as...
Topic: californiarevealed
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 Unknown
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Congressman Ronald V. Dellums speaks to Laney College students on nuclear disarmament, deployment, and foreign and military policy. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, United States--Military relations
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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The youngest of the three sons of Ivan and Eula De Shields, Albert graduated from the McClymonds High School in Oakland, California in 1930. For additional information see California Revealed .
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Helene Everly (b. 1928), Afro-German immigrant who grew up in Nazi Germany, was born Helene Brell in Munich, Germany on March 18, 1928. In 1969, Everly moved to Oakland, California, in 1969 and worked as departmental secretary for the Bank of California, where she remained for nine years. She later got her real estate license and worked as an agent and property owner until her retirement in 1990. For additional information see California Revealed .
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African American Museum and Library at Oakland
May 7, 2020 African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
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Symposium on the the contributions of African American Californians during the war held at the Northern California Center for Afro-American History and Life. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
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Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
May 6, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Katherine Borland with Bernard C. White in Milton, DE. In this interview, he describes his upbringing and namesake, and describes life near Milford, DE. He describes the segregated town and the education he could get as an African American and the various schools that were available for African Americans in Southern Delaware. He describes his upbringing and education, and his being drafted into the US Armed Forces during World War II, becoming a map maker for the...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, religion, World War II, Jehovah's Witness, Milton (de.)
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
May 6, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Douglas Day with Lloyd Reed in Chincoteague, VA. Lloyd is a folk and country singer and poet. In this interview, he talks about his music and poetry and his life as a musician. He demonstrates some of his musical ability by playing the mandolin and singing, with song subjects generally reflecting a distinct religiosity. Born in 1907, Lloyd can remember when radio first came about and radio music became more and more popular. He recites some of his poetry,...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, music, folk music, bluegrass, country music, poetry, Chincoteague (va.)
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
May 6, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Douglas Day with Mary Onley near Painter, VA. In this interview, Mary Onley talks about her interest in paper mache and making paper mache hats. She describes her methods for creating and painting the paper mache hats and the various types that she makes, usually large brimmed hats, and some of her other paper mache crafts, including clocks. She doesn't describe it as paper mache, but more of a recycling of newspaper. She describes when she began making paper...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, art, paper mache, African American Oral History, Painter (va.)
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
May 6, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Kelly Feltault with Al Dager in Middletown, DE, on June 17, 1998. Al Dager is a competitive bird caller and avid hunter. In this interview Al Dager speaks about his involvement in competition bird calling, noting the various grades where the competitions are held and Sean Mann's call-making business. He also speaks about some of the more prominent bird callers, mentioning the celebrity status that some of them have achieved in their field. He recalls when goose...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, bird calling, duck calling, competitive duck calling, Middletown (de.),...
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
May 4, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Donald Day with Bill Belote. In this interview, Bill speaks about nature conservation and music. He and Donald speak about the conservatories in the area, noting the large DuPont bird conservatory. They speak about the native american tribes in the area and how they may have lived their lives, speaking of the Nanticoke and other Algonquin-speaking small tribes that were based around local creeks. They also speak of the eastern shore and the poor relationship...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, nature conservation, Native Americans, music, world war II, eastern...
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
May 4, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This is a recording of Burley Strand's band performance on February 14, 1998. The music is a combination of jazz and funk with a mix of instrumental and vocal songs. Audio quality is mixed as the mic volume is very high. Burley Strand, also known as "Mr. B", was a popular local musician in Accomack county, VA. Recording by Douglas Day. This interview is part of the Delmarva Folklife Project. For more information, see the Edward H. Nabb Center finding aid: ...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, music, African American Oral History, funk, jazz, Accomack (va.)
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Apr 29, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Craig Stinson with James M. Bontrager in Milford, Delaware. James Bontrager and his wife have been working with the local Latino community in religious services. He describes his attempts to translate the services for the community and the growth of their organization to include numerous families. Their church is called the "Iglecia Evangelica Alfa y Omega". Most of the attendees are Guatemalan, and James describes the service they perform and the...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, religion, Hispanic religion, Milford (de.)
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Apr 29, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Tom Walker with Russel Dize in Tilghman Island, MD. In this interview, Russel talks about sailing Skipjacks and the traditions and history of Smith island compared to the eastern shore. He talks about his upbringing on Smith island in the mid 20th C., speaking of the water work on the island, the average life there, and the importance of boats to people on the island. He talks of his family's interaction with the water, speaking of his father's work on the water...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, watermen, water work, skipjack, sailing, regulation, Tilghman Island...
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Apr 29, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Kelly Feltault with Roger Schendeman at Hack's Neck Creek, VA. In this interview, Roger discusses his profession as a fisherman, noting the methods and lessons he's learned as well as some of the hobbies he's picked up over the years. He speaks about how he works to catch fish, describing the interaction of fish with the weather, and processing poles for his work from his father's tree farm so he can make anchored net points for pound netting. He then mentions...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, water work, watermen, regulation, woodcarving, decoy making, regulation,...
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Apr 29, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Kelly Feltault with Lena Trower in Exmore, VA. in this interview, Lena Trower describes her life and her involvement in the clam, oyster, and conch business, as well as nursing an invalid man. She describes her job working at Bernie Conch picking conch and working in a clam house, paid by the bucket. She describes the work environment and the tools she used, describing how she would clean a clam for work and how she learned to do the work. She also talks about...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, seafood, foodways, African American Oral History, Exmore (va.), family...
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Apr 29, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted with Rachel Logan in Chincoteague, VA. In this interview, she talks about her life and some foodways she's learned over the years. She speaks about her upbringing in Mappsville, VA, before moving to Chincoteague in 1942. She describes the various jobs she's had, eventually settling as a prep cook creating crab cakes and steaks for the Beachway Restaurant, noting some of the facets in how she made her crab cakes (recipe redacted). She talks about the African American...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, foodways, African American Oral History, religion, church life
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Apr 29, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Kelly Feltault with Maggie Trader in Quinby, VA. In this interview, she discusses her life as a waterman and the numerous jobs and professions shes had over the years, defying gender stereotypes. She describes some of her work as a waterman, discussing her introduction through her father and what she really liked about working on the water. She also describes some of her seasonal work between working on the water and in fields, and the work shed have to to one...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, watermen, female watermen, water work, Quinby (va.), family life, gender...
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Apr 29, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Kelly Feltault with Victor and Bernice Simpson in Willis Wharf, VA. In this interview, they speak about James Victor Simpson and his life as well other crafts. Victor speaks about his father, James Victor Simpson, and the various boats he's built in his shop on the waterfront; everything from "Scow", "Chinco", row boats, dredge monitors, and outboard and inboard boats. He talks about the materials and features that he would include in the...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, water work, watermen, boat building, Willis Wharf (va.), family life,...
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Apr 29, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Kelly Feltault with Jay Cherrix in Chincoteqgue Island, Va. In this brief interview, Jay describes a mural he created on the ceiling of his workshop. He describes the meaning behind the mural, involving angels, peace, love, heaven, Christ, and other images. He describes his style and design and his inspiration for painting and art. He also describes his favorite tool, the "wrasp", and the uses it has in art, as well as the use of art in expressing...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, Religion, art, Chincoteague (va.)
Salisbury University Libraries, Nabb Research Center
Apr 29, 2020 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Delmarva Folklife Project
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This interview was conducted by Kelly Feltault with Thomas Burton in Nasawadox, VA. In this interview, he speaks about his upbringing and life as a farmer. He speaks about his life during world war II, and his joining the Navy after the war. He also speaks about chicken raising, speaking of the differences between chicken raising then and now, how they sell chickens and eggs, and his grandparent's involvement in the farming business. He also speaks about some of the manufacturing or processing...
Topics: Delmarva Folklife Project, Nassawadox (va.), watermen, water work, urban development, tourism,...