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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Henry Williams Jr. film collection
    Dates: 1937-1979
    Collection number: MS 195
    Collector: Williams, Henry Jr.
    Collection Size: 7 linear feet (6 boxes)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection consists of 175 films and 3 reel-to-reel audiotapes mostly documenting the Black Panther Party and student and union protest movements of the late 1960s.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Access to original film reels is restricted. See archivist for details.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum and Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Henry Williams Jr. film collection, MS 195, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Collection donated to African American Museum & Library by Henry Williams Jr. on July 7, 1992.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, May 21, 2016.Finding aid updated with material from accession 2017-094 by Sean Heyliger on December 27, 2017.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Henry Williams Jr. Film Collection consists of 175 films and 3 reel-to-reel audiotapes mostly documenting the Black Panther Party and student and union protest movements of the late 1960s. The collection is organized into five series: Series I: Black Panther Party films; Series II: Union and student protest films; Series III: British films; Series IV. Chinese films; Series V. Assorted films. The Black Panther Party film reels include outtakes and b-roll footage shot in preparation of the California Newsreel film MayDay and includes film footage of Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, and other party leaders. The union and student protest series consists of assorted footage of protest rallies in the late 1960s and 1970s, and includes footage of Vietnam War protests, UAW and OCAW union strikes, the Farah Manufacturing Company strike of 1972, and student protests at high schools in Oakland, California following the police shooting of Melvin Black in 1979. British films include six educational and newsreels from the 1940s-1950s and four unidentified Chinese films. The assorted series consists of 59 films of stock footage, educational films and unidentified films. For the unidentified films, a short description of the initial film frames has been supplied by the cataloger in brackets.

    Arrangement

    Series I: Black Panther Party films. Series II: Union and student protest films. Series III: British films Series IV. Chinese films Series V. Assorted films

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Black Panther Party--History--Pictorial works.
    Strikes and lockouts--Chemical workers.
    Student movements--California.
    California Newsreel (Firm).