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Wayne State University Oral History Course 2014 Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: WSOH002785
Most of the interviews in this collection include a completed transcript, whereas the Mary Luevanos, Myrna Segura, and Donele Wilkins transcripts contain only the first hour of interview audio transcribed. The 16 interviews can be broken into four categories: Southwest Detroit, Michigan Environmental Justice, Economic Development in Detroit and Policing Detroit. The Southwest Detroit interviews include Cynthia Elizabeth Casillas, Gloria Rocha, Jane C. Garcia, Mary Luevanos, and Myrna Segura. The Michigan Environmental Justice interviews include Anna Holden, Carol Izant, Thomas Stephens, and Donele Wilkins. The Economic Development in Detroit interviews include David Blaszkiewicz, Glenn Lapin, and Carol Schroeder. The Policing Detroit interviews include Matthew Zani, Cary Glazer, and Anthony Holt. The final interview of Thomas Brunk, an architectural historian who has spent much of his life studying Charles Lang Freer, does not cleanly fit into any of the above categories.

Dates

  • 2014

Creator

Language of Materials

Material almost entirely in English. Within the interviews in the Southwest Detroit category parts of the materials are in Spanish.

Access

Collection is open for research. An audio recording of each interview may be accessed on site at the Reuther Library.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Due to the personal nature of oral history, the Library prohibits use of the material in any way that infringes on individual right to privacy, or results in libelous statements or slander, in accordance with U.S. law.

Extent

9.09 Gigabytes (49 Files) : Consists of 16 digital transcripts (16 PDFs) and 33 digital audio files (1 WMA, 16 MP3s, and 16 WAVs).

Abstract

This collection consists of 16 oral history interviews. These can be broken into four categories: Southwest Detroit, Michigan Environmental Justice, Economic Development in Detroit, and Policing Detroit. There are transcripts and audio recordings for all 16 interviews.

Arrangement

Transcripts are in original order.

Acquisition

This material was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library by the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences in 2015.

Related Materials

Detroit Latino Records, El Central Hispanic News Records, Thomas W. Stephens Papers, Karen Kendrick-Hands Papers, Urban Environment Conference (UEC) Records, Detroit Renaissance Records, New Detroit, Inc. Records

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Ciera Casteel on January 18, 2019.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Wayne State University Oral History Course 2014 Oral Histories
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Ciera Casteel.
Date
2019-01-18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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