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Guide to the Friends of Negro Spirituals Oral History Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Friends of Negro Spirituals oral history collection
    Dates: 2007
    Collection number: MS 196
    Creator: Friends of Negro Spirituals (Organization)
    Collection Size: 1.0 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The Friends of Negro Spirituals Oral History collection consists of DVDs and transcriptions of ten oral history interviews conducted in 2007 with supporters of Negro spirituals who work to preserve spirituals in the African American community. The collection includes interviews with William Bell, Lyvonne Chrisman, Marcella Huggins Conley, Doug Edwards, Sam Edwards, Jacqueline B. Hairston, Autris Thomas Paige, Linda Tillery, and Cleophas and Sadie Carter Williams.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

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

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Friends of Negro Spirituals must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Friends of Negro Spirituals oral history collection, MS 196, African American Museum and&

    Acquisition Information

    The Friends of Negro Spirituals Oral History Collection was donated to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland by Lyvonne Chrisman.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Sean Heyliger, September 2, 2016.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The Friends of Negro Spirituals is a educational and cultural organization based in Oakland, California dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Negro spirituals. Founded in 1998 by Sam Edwards and Lyvonne Chrisman, the Friends of Negro Spirituals offers lectures and radio programs on Negro spirituals, research assistance to scholars studying Negro spirituals, and publishes a news journal, The Negro Spiritual.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Friends of Negro Spirituals Oral History collection consists of DVDs and transcriptions of ten oral history interviews conducted in 2007 with supporters of Negro spirituals who work to preserve spirituals in the African American community. The collection includes interviews with William Bell, Lyvonne Chrisman, Marcella Huggins Conley, Doug Edwards, Sam Edwards, Jacqueline B. Hairston, Autris Thomas Paige, Linda Tillery, and Cleophas and Sadie Carter Williams. The interviewee discuss the importance of Negro spirituals within the African American community and their significance in their own lives. Each interview transcript includes an overview of the oral history project and an introductory essay by Sam Edwards, "Negro spirituals: folk songs birthed by Black slaves, inspired by American slavery".

    Arrangement

    Series I. Oral history interviews

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    African American musicians --California.
    Spirituals (Songs)--History and criticism.