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Wayne State University Oral History Course 2015 Oral Histories

Identifier: WSOH002786

Scope and Content

This collection is missing a release for the Dennis Coffey interview. The 16 interviews can be broken in two categories: the Cass Corridor Neighborhood and Detroit Music History. The Cass Corridor Neighborhood interviews include: Pat Dorn, William Colburn, William Martin McClain, Gordon Grosscup, Marilyn Sundstrom, Peter Werbe, Carol McClain, William Marsh, and Betty Brownlee. The Detroit Music History interviews include: Ed Wolfrum, Dennis Loren, Dennis Coffey, Matthew Smith, Edward Baranek, Melvin Davis, and Steve "Muruga" Booker.


  • 2015


Language of Materials

Material almost entirely in English. The Steve "Muruga" Booker interview does contain some Serbian.


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


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. Restriction: Permission to publish or quote from the Dennis Coffey interview must be obtained from the interviewee or interviewee heirs or assigns.


11.08 Gigabytes (49 Files) : Consists of 16 digital transcripts (16 PDFs) and 33 audio files (17 WAVs, and 16 Mp3s).


This collection consists of 16 oral history interviews. The collection can be broken into two major categories: the Cass Corridor Neighborhood and Detroit Music History. There are transcripts and audio recordings for all of the interviews.


Transcripts are in original order.


This material was donated to the Walter P. Reuther Library by the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences in 2016.

Related Materials

Beulah Groehn Croxford Papers, Wayne State University Advisory Committee Records, Wayne State University College of Liberal Arts: Gordon Grosscup Student-Faculty Board Records, David Clements Papers, Preservation Wayne Records, Wayne State University Oral History Course 2016 Oral Histories

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Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA