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Claremont Colleges Oral History Collection
H.Mss.1093  
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  • Title: Claremont Colleges Oral History Collection
    Dates: 2017-2019
    Collection number: H.Mss.1093
    Extent: 1 Linear Foot (2 document boxes)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: This collection contains the coursework produced by students of the Claremont Colleges' oral history classes. Currently, the collection contains materials from the oral history courses at Claremont Graduate University. The CGU History 304/Introduction to Oral History Methodology course trains graduate students in both the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting oral histories. Themes for the courses in the collection include "Women in Claremont" and "Women of Color in Southern California." This is a growing collection and will be added to as more coursework is donated.
    Physical Location: Please consult repository.
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Claremont Colleges Oral History Collection (H.Mss.1093). Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, California.

    Provenance / Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the students of Claremont Graduate University Oral History course 304: 2017, 2018, 2019.

    Accruals

    Additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Processing Information

    Materials were sent to Special Collections by the student participants in digital format, these were printed out onto archival acid-free paper and housed in archival folders and boxes.

    Biography / Administrative History

    This collection was created to house the course project materials created by oral history students in programs across the Claremont Colleges. The Claremont Graduate University (CGU) oral history program offers a class each Spring semester, and the materials available are from this program. Currently, the collection contains materials from two CGU classes.
    The CGU History 304/Introduction to Oral History Methodology course trains graduate students in both the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting oral histories. For Spring 2017, the theme for the course was "Women of Claremont." Students interviewed a wide range of women with various connections to the town of Claremont, California, including artists, academics, and activists. For Spring 2018 and Spring 2019, the theme for the course was "Women of Color in Southern California." Students interviewed women of color from a wide range of backgrounds, including academics, students, doctors, and professionals.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection has been organized into the following series:
    Series 1: Claremont Graduate University
    Subseries 1.1: History 304, Spring 2017
    Subseries 1.2: History 304, Spring 2018
    Subseries 1.3: History 304, Spring 2019
    Additional series are anticipated, and will be created for each college. Subseries will be created for each course. Materials are arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    This collection contains the coursework and projects completed by students in the various oral history courses of the Claremont Colleges. Materials include transcripts of interviews, final papers, abstracts, photographs, and permissions documents. Born-digital materials include recordings of the interviews. Please contact Special Collections staff for access to these recordings.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

    Subject Terms

    California -- History, Local
    Claremont (Calif.)
    Claremont Colleges (Claremont, Calif.)
    Claremont Graduate University
    History
    Women

    Genre and Form of Materials

    Interviews
    Oral histories
    Transcripts