Mississippi Humanities Council
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

History / Research of Project


Information for the project was gathered through site visits to in-state collections and to the largest of the out-of-state collections. We queried other out-of-state archives by letter, phone, and electronic mail. In all cases, we sifted through interviews for those with information about the civil rights movement in Mississippi, focusing on the years between 1954 and 1972. The focus was set by the project mandate. In general, information about an archive's interviews on other topics or interviews outside the time frame are not included.

This bibliography contains references to civil rights oral history interviews held in Mississippi college and university archives, state archives, county and city libraries, county historical societies, and some independent archives. In addition, we have included all interviews held in major out-of-state collections (and some smaller ones). Although there are some exceptions, this bibliography does not include interviews conducted by independent researchers who have not deposited those interviews in public archives. Many researchers have conducted oral history interviews in the course of collecting information for dissertations and books. People interested in those projects should contact the authors directly.

The creation of this bibliography was the first project of the Mississippi Civil Rights Documentation Project, a joint project by USM's Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage and the Tougaloo College Archives.



Project directors:

Charles Bolton (Charles.Bolton@usm.edu))
Shana Walton
Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, USM.
Project consultant: Clarence Hunter, senior archivist, Tougaloo College
Project researcher: Sue Rodriguez (Sue.Rodriguez@usm.edu)
Project Interviewers: Don Williams, Worth Long, Stephanie Millet, and Harriet Tanzman
Project Transcriber/Editor: Stephanie Millet
Project staff: Vincent Clark, Chris Gilcrease, Sabine Sanders, Marie Sykes, and Camille Wilson.

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