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Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of pamphlets, correspondence, and a photograph which provide biographical information about Crouchett.


Arranged by format and thereafter by date.
Box 1:1

Pamphlets 1972-1993

Box 1:2

Correspondence 1967-1978

Box 1:3

Photograph of Crouchett undated


Diablo Valley College

Physical Description: 9 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Contains memos, correspondence, programs, and articles relating to Crouchett's tenure as Director of the this office in the 1970s and early 1980s, and class syllabi, handbooks, and teaching guides related to Crouchett's instruction.


Sub-series I. Office of Special Programs and Services Sub-series II. Teaching Activities

Office of Special Programs and Services

Box 1:4

Memoranda and correspondence 1971-1979

Box 1:5

Affirmative action reports and workshops 1972

Box 1:6

Artist-in-residence program 1977-1978

Box 1:7

Martin Luther King Jr. Day programs 1980

Box 1:8

Conferences and programs for minorities 1971-1973

Box 1:9

Consulting project, Philips Academy 1977


Teaching Activities

Box 1:10

Class syllabi undated

Box 1:11

Public speaking handbook grades 7-12: a course for summer sessions or unit for English classes 1961

Box 1:12

Teaching guide, Stockton USD, A study of the Negro in the historical development of the United States (biographical and topical approach) 1968


Research files

Physical Description: 23 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Sub-series I writings consists of drafts and final copies of articles Crouchett prepared for journals, as well as bibliographies, transcripts of speeches, and a script. Sub-series II notes contains files of articles, bibliographies, and handwritten notes Crouchett compiled while doing historical research.


Sub-series I. Writings Sub-series II. Notes


Box 2:1-2

Biographical articles for Boule Journal 1980-1987

Box 2:3

Draft, Early years of intellectual life among Black Oaklanders: a general overview undated

Box 2:4

Education essays 1969

Box 2:5

Ethnic studies essays 1974 and undated

Box 2:6

Race relation essays undated

Box 2:7

Bibliography: the Negro in U.S. history 1964-1965

Box 2:8-9

Bibliography: Afro-American history, culture, and education 1970

Box 2:10

Script, Life and Times of Louise Alce Gailbreath Johnson 1987

Box 2:11

Speeches 1969-1976


Research notes

Box 2:12-13

A.M.E. churches 1909-1990

Box 3:1

Baptist churches 1987

Box 3:2

Black maritime history 1983

Box 3:3-4

Blacks in Oakland, California circa 1987

Box 3:5

Blacks in politics undated

Box 3:6

Education undated

Box 3:7

Education and integration undated

Box 3:8

Women undated

Box 3:9

Assorted notes undated


Museum activities

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Consists of one file of pamphlets, clippings, and notes relating to the design and preparation of the "Vision Toward Tomorrow" exhibit at the Oakland Museum in 1988.


Arranged chronologically.
Box 3:10

Visions of Tomorrow exhibit 1988-1989


Oral history interviews

Physical Description: 2 cassette tapes

Series Scope and Content Summary

Oral history interviews conducted by Dr. Lawrence Crouchett with assemblyman Byron Rumford and Patricia Griffith Hamilton and Joseph Griffin III.


Arranged chronologically.

Oral history interview with Byron Rumford circa 1980s


Oral history interview with Byron Rumford interviewed by Lawrence P. Crouchett. Part 1: FEPC [00:40], Introduction of National Guard bill [01:00], Introduction of FEPC bill [01:47], Writing the FEPC bill [02:16], Problems introducing FEPC [02:36], Support of labor and NAACP for FEPC [04:36], Gov. Pat Brown [05:08], C.L. Dellums [05:46], Franklin Williams [06:21], Opposition to FEPC [06:45], Joe Lewis [29:20], Early 1930s in Berkeley/decision to run for state assembly [31:09], Campaign manager Ben Watkins [35:50], Committee chairman D.G. Gibson [36:00], Black republicans [40:23], Central Committee of the Alameda County Democratic Party [42:00], Claude Allen/Berkeley Interracial Committee [44:25] Part II: Working as a pharmacist [15:11], Discrimination and trouble finding work as a pharmacist [16:47], First drugstore [22:06], Growing up in Phoenix, AZ [22:55], Discrimination in Phoenix, AZ [25:45], Rev. Caldwell and Rev. Faubus of the 2nd Ave. Baptist Church [26:45], Working at the Arizona Club [28:30]

Oral history interview with Patricia Griffith Hamilton and Joseph Griffith III about Richmond's Black community circa 1980s


Oral history interview with Patricia Griffith Hamilton and Joseph Griffith III about the black community in Richmond, California. Part I: Birth and early years in Richmond, CA [00:18], Father's work as a roofer in the 1930s [02:40], Early years in North Richmond in the 1930s [04:48], Movie theaters in Richmond, CA [05:45], Joseph Griffith III's early years in Richmond [06:10], Bull chasing [06:35], Fishing [08:12], Discrimination in schools [09:18], Black neighborhoods in Richmond, CA [10:50], Black businesses [11:14], Activities for blacks in Richmond, CA before WWII [12:43], Richmond Spiders Baseball team/Negro leagues [13:93], Richmond High School [15:38], Pre-WWII black population in Richmond, CA [16:33], Malbrooks [?], S.C. Rodgers, and Robinson families [19:00], Boxer Earl Turner [20:22], Ellison and Bonaparte families [21:55], Richmond during WWII [23:46], North Richmond's reputation [33:27], Black historic sites in Richmond (The Pink Kitchen) [38:53], Missionary Baptist Church [41:17] Part II: Impression of Richmond, CA today (how it has changed since the 1960s) [00:10], Extended black families in Richmond, CA [06:28], Stereotypes of Richmond, CA [09:00]