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African American Oral History Project case files, 1985-1993

Identifier: MSS 7752 Series 17 Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

Includes contracts, contact information, and biographical information for the participants, as well as the original audio recordings of the oral history interviews conducted by the African American Oral History Project, 1985-1993.


  • 1985-1993

Conditions Governing Access

Access is restricted; consult repository for details.

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.

Administrative History

From the Series: 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."


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