Mississippi Humanities Council
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

University of California at Los Angeles

Department of Special Collections, Room 1713
Oral History Program

Mailing Address: University Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Contact person/title:
Telephone: 310-825-4988
Fax number: 310-206-1864
E-mail: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
Web site: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/ohp/ohpindex.htm
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Services/Restrictions: The Department of Special Collections is open to the public. To use the facilities, researchers must obtain a reference card from the library. Photocopying is done by the staff. In addition to the Department of Special Collection, transcripts are available for reading at the Bancroft Library at University of California, Berkeley; Claremont Gradaute School (special collections, the Honnold Library); California State University, Sacramento (the library); and California State University, Fullerton (oral history program). Most transcripts relating to African American history may also be read at the library of the UCLA Center for African American University.

Inquiries about purchasing transcripts should be addressed to UCLA Oral History Program, A253 Bunche Hall, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Or researchers may phone that office at 310-825-4932 or e-mail oral-history@library.ucla.edu.

Finding aids for the collection include an oral history catalog on site and a published guide: UCLA Oral History Program: Catalogue of the Collection.


1. General collection

UCLA has well over 300 oral histories. While many deal with civil rights, only one pertains to the civil rights movement in Mississippi: an interview with Jean Kidwell Pestana, a social activist who was interviewed in 1961 and 1962 about her participation in the Freedom Rides in Jackson.

Jean Kidwell Pestana


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