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Guide to the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Oral History Collection
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Oral History collection
    Dates: 2001
    Collection number: MS 192
    Creator: Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
    Collection Size: 1.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Oral History Collection consists of 29 oral history interviews conducted in 2001 by Earl Caldwell with prominent black journalists that began their careers during the 1960s-1970s. A majority of the interviewees worked at television stations or newspapers in California or New York and include interview with: Leandra Abbot, Robert L. Allen, Ed Bradley, Audreen Buffalo, Mary Ellen Butler, Earl Caldwell, Belva Davis, Joy Elliot, Joy Elliot, George Goodman, Al Harvin, Charles Hobson, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Jane Tillman Irving, Lenore Jenkins-Allen, Jerri Lange, Claude Lewis, Austin Long Scott, Nancy Hicks Maynard, Marquita Poole-Eckert, Dennis Richmond, Gil Scott, Robert Terrell, Wallace Terry, Melba Tolliver, Mel Watkins, Hollie West, Ben Williams, and Valena 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 Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Oral History Collection must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Oral History collection, MS 192, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Heyliger, 11/06/2015.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Oral History Project began in 1999 with the Caudwell Journals, a series of personal accounts written by journalist Earl Caldwell on his experiences working as a black journalist. The project was expanded into an oral history project to document the experiences of other black journalists whose careers started during the 1960s and 1970s. The project completed a total of 29 oral history interviews with black journalists mostly working in California and New York and documents their experiences and struggles as journalists. The interviews were conducted in collaboration with the Freedom First Amendment Center with funding from the John S. and James K. Knight Foundation.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Oral History Collection consists of 29 oral history interviews conducted in 2001 by Earl Caldwell with prominent black journalists that began their careers during the 1960s-1970s. A majority of the interviewees worked at television stations or newspapers in California or New York and include interview with: Leandra Abbot, Robert L. Allen, Ed Bradley, Audreen Buffalo, Mary Ellen Butler, Earl Caldwell, Belva Davis, Joy Elliot, Joy Elliot, George Goodman, Al Harvin, Charles Hobson, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Jane Tillman Irving, Lenore Jenkins-Allen, Jerri Lange, Claude Lewis, Austin Long Scott, Nancy Hicks Maynard, Marquita Poole-Eckert, Dennis Richmond, Gil Scott, Robert Terrell, Wallace Terry, Melba Tolliver, Mel Watkins, Hollie West, Ben Williams, and Valena Williams.

    Arrangement

    Series I: oral history videotapes

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
    African American journalists -- 20th century -- Biography.
    African American journalists -- Interviews.
    African American women journalists--Biography.