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Documenting The History of the Civil Rights Movement In Dallas County, Texas Oral History Collection

Identifier: AR0806

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Scope and Contents

The Documenting the History of the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas County, Texas Oral History Collection archives the influential individuals who were integral to the local civil rights movement. Each interview focuses on the interviewee’s family and educational history, organizational involvement, and career or personal milestones which affected the local Civil Rights movement.  Additionally, the interview transcriptions traces the interviewee’s educational background into career assignments; spotlights specific involvement or leadership of Civil Rights organizations; and underscores emphasis of milestones in the Civil rights movement – stressing the significance of people, places, events, elections, board or court decisions, local or federal laws, and the integration of said decisions or laws relevant to the Dallas and national Civil rights movement. Individual descriptions and memories of the movement, as well as banter between interviewer and interviewee, highlight the Dallas area during this momentous time in socio-cultural history. Transcriptions of the interviews are pending upload to the Portal to Texas History.


  • Creation: 2011
  • Acquisition: Date acquired: 06/20/2014


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is not restricted.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections. Copyright restrictions may apply.


28.00 items

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30 DVDs of oral histories concerning civil rights in Dallas County, Texas conducted from August - November 2011.

Arrangement Note

The interviews are arranged alphabetically.

Physical Access Requirements

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

Source of Acquisition

African American Education Archives and History Program; Dallas African American Museum

Accruals and Additions


Other Descriptive Information

The Griffin, James O.; Holmes, Zan; Johnson, Peter; and Jordan, Julia interviews are missing portions. The UNT Special Collections department never received the full interviews from the African-American Museum and are therefore currently unavailable.

Processing Information

This collection is minimally processed.

Documenting The History of the Civil Rights Movement In Dallas County, Texas Oral History Collection
Emily Aparicio
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Repository Details

Part of the University of North Texas Special Collections Repository

University of North Texas, Willis Library
1155 Union Circle # 305190
Denton TX 76203 US