This collection, the Santa Barbara African American oral history project, consisted of Ranford Hopkins' recorded interviews
for his dissertations research. These tapes were later transcribed. The interviewees were prominent African Americans in Santa
Barbara, spanning 1982-1989. There were nine sessions with Horace McMillan; of which seven are included here (sessions 6 and
8 were never received). In addition, there are three sessions with L.S. Spencer, one session with Dorothy Wright, and one
session with Eugenia Thomas (the Dorothy Wright and Eugenia Thomas tapes are not available).
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