Mississippi Humanities Council
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
||500 Howard Place, NW
Washington, DC 22059
||Joellen El Bashir, curator
||By appointment. Monday-Friday,
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
||The center is open to
serious researchers and scholars by appointment only,
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Photocopying services are available.
Finding aids to the collections include a card catalog and
an annotated bibliography of all holdings (with names of interviewees,
subject listings, and an index). In addition a partial listing
is included in Bibliographic Holdings of the Civil Rights
Documentation Project, Vincent J. Browne and Norma O. Leonard,
eds. (Washington: 1974).
Ralph J. Bunche Oral History
This collection began in 1967 as the Civil Rights Documentation
Project. Its purpose was to document the experiences and opinions
of participants in various facets of the civil rights movement
of the late 1950s and 1960s throughout the United States.
The focus was on people who were involved in significant local
and national events.
This is an ongoing project. Currently, there are about 750
tapes in the collection. Of these, 44
interviews relate to the civil rights movement in Mississippi.