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African American Oral History Project transcripts, 1985-1993

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 17 Sub-Series 1
Contains transcripts of recorded interviews done with participants in the African American Oral History Project, as well as background information about those participants, 1985-1993.

Dates

  • 1985-1993

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies oral history project records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Extent

241 Volumes

Administrative History

The African American Oral History Project took place in 1985, and was administered by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.

The LDS African American Oral History Project was conducted through the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies by Alan Cherry, an African American member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Two hundred and twenty-six African American members were interviewed throughout the United States about their experiences as members. The program aimed at documenting the experiences of African Americans with regards to their lives before and after the revelation admitting men of African descent into the priesthood. Interviews were later used in writing "Black Saints in a White Church: Contemporary African American Mormons"; "'Separate but Equal?': Black Branches, Genesis Groups, and Integrated Wards"; "Blacks" in the Encyclopedia of Mormonism; "Middle Class African American Mormons"; and "Spanning the Priesthood Revelation (1978): Two Multigenerational Case Studies."

Arrangement

Intellectually arranged alphabetically by the name of the interviewee.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States