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Guide to the Records of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs RG.9.8

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Series IV: Audiovisual Recordings

Conditions Governing Use

The Soul of Reason Audio Recordings that comprise Series IV.A were co-produced by New York University, which is a copyright holder to those recordings.

Subseries A: The Soul of Reason Audio Recordings

Arrangement

The Soul of Reason Audio Recordings are arranged chronologically by date of broadcast.

Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains 266 audio recordings of The Soul of Reason radio shows that aired between 1971 and 1978, which represents a portion of the shows that aired on commercial radio station WNBC and were rebroadcast on NYU's station WNYU. Interviewees included politicians, medical professionals, educators, professional athletes, writers, performers, and contemporary visual artists who discussed issues affecting the Black and Puerto Rican communities, and economically-deprived neighborhoods of New York City. The American Bicentennial, the creation of the Gateway National Recreation Area, the relocation of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the effects of New York City's fiscal crisis on education, employment, and healthcare for these communities were regularly discussed topics. Repeat guests included Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Basil Paterson; President of the New York Urban Coalition Arthur Barnes; Editor for  Black Sports Magazine Allan Barron; Editor-at-Large for  Black Enterprise magazine Pat Patterson; jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams; authors Nathan Huggins and John O. Killens; and doctors John Holloman, June Christmas, and Ivory Carr.

Historical Note

The Soul of Reason (SoR) was a half-hour, talk-show format radio show that aired from 1971-1986 as a result of a collaboration between the commercial radio station WNBC and New York University's station WNYU. The host of the program, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. was also the Director of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs (IAAA) at NYU at the time. The show's mission was to be "a showcase for Black scholarship….to examine the foundations of African-American thought from a variety of areas," according to founding documents for the show. During each episode, Brown conducted an informal, back and forth dialogue with a variety of professionals, mainly from the New York City area, who spoke personally to the unique challenges of the Black experience. These shows initially aired at 10pm and 12am on WNBC and were rebroadcast a few weeks later on WNYU.

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Box: 41 Folder : 86 Moses, Gil -- Director of the Broadway play Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Gil Moses discuss the Broadway play Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death.


1971 October 26
Box: 53 Folder : 150 Walker, Jim -- Book Editor and Advertising Manager for Black Creation magazine.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Jim Walker discuss themes in contemporary Black writing and the forms of Black literature they feel are most expressive of the Black experience.


1973 January 8
Box: 53 Folder : 166 Fortune, Dr. Hilda -- Professor of Sociology at York College of the City University of New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Hilda Fortune discuss whether or not the City University of New York is meeting the needs of minority and low-income youth, including if adequate counseling services are available. They also discuss the diversity of CUNY's faculty.


1973 January 14
Box: 53 Folder : 134 Gunn, Bill -- playwright and Director of the Black Picture Show.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Bill Gunn discuss the mid-life crisis theme present in Gunn's play the Black Picture Show, performed at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.


1973 March 25
Box: 41 Folder : 88 Dorsey, Carolyn -- instructor at the New York University School of Education and fellow at the Institute of Afro-American Affairs of New York University.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Carolyn Dorsey discuss whether or not Black studies has fullfilled its potential and identify what they believe to be the areas of greatest importance within the field of Black studies.


1973 June 19
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Davis, Nat -- Assistant Director for the community-oriented drug education program of Harlem Teams for Self-Help.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Nat Davis address the problem of drug addiction in inner-city communities like Harlem.


1973 July 29
Box: 41 Folder : 85 Murray, James P. -- film critic, Film Editor of the New York Amsterdam News, and Editor of  Black Creation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and James P. Murray discuss the business aspect of the entertainment industry, including how commercialism affects the relationship between Black performing artists and business entrepreneurs.


1973 August 19
Box: 40 Folder : 5 Barron, Allan -- Publisher of Black Sports Magazine.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Allan Barron discuss the Black Sports Hall of Fame, created by Black Sports Magazine.


1973 August 26
Box: 41 Folder : 83 Russell, Harvey C. -- Vice President of PepsiCo and co-chairmen of the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Harvey C. Russell discuss the purpose of the Congressional Black Caucus and supporters of their annual fundraising dinner in Washington D.C.


1973 September 16
Box: 41 Folder : 82 Finch, Connie -- sophomore student from New York University involved in Black student affairs.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Connie Finch discuss contemporary Black student political views and how they differ from the Black student activism of the 1960s.


1973 September 25
Box: 41 Folder : 94 Anglada, Mario -- Executive Director of ASPIRA New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Mario Anglada discuss social problems of Puerto Rican youth, including competition between Blacks and Puerto Ricans for educational funding. They also discuss how non-profit organizations like ASPIRA can help with these issues.


1973 November 13
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Covington, William -- Special Assistant to the Project Director of the Urban League's Youth Enrichment Program.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and William Covington discuss how the Urban League's Youth Enrichment Program tries to help youth placed on probabtion by the courts through activities like outdoor living and education.


1973 November 20
Box: 41 Folder : 98 Taylor, Cecil -- musician.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Cecil Taylor discuss the themes, forms, and meanings of Black music.


1973 November 27
Box: 53 Folder : 138 Clarke, Richard -- Founder of Richard Clarke Associates.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Richard Clarke discuss employement opportunities, including those in major corporations, for recent Black college graduates.


1973 December 4
Box: 41 Folder : 81 Lacy, Diane -- Coordinator of the National Conference on Drug Abuse.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Diane Lacy discuss some of the ways the National Conference on Drug Abuse could affect drug problems in America. They also discuss the role of the professional woman in eliminating such problems within the Black community.


1973 December 11
Box: 52 Folder : 55 Williams, Charles -- Assistant Council of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Charles Williams discuss racism and the guidelines the NAACP Legal Defense Fund uses when selecting discrimination cases for representation.


1973 December 16
Box: 41 Folder : 101 Cintron, Umberto -- Executive Producer of the television show Realidades.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Umberto Cintron discuss the problems minority-oriented programs like Realidades,  Soul,  Black Journal, and  Black Arts face in order to remain on television.


1973 December 18
Box: 41 Folder : 97 Figueroa, Jose-Angel -- poet and author of the book East 110th Street.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Jose-Angel Figueroa discuss Figueroa's thoughts, feelings, and experiences of East Harlem (El Barrio), which are also included in his book East 110th Street.


1973 December 30
Box: 52 Folder : 54 Bertram, Cliff -- track coach at New York University.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Cliff Bertram discuss the future of track at New York University and the greater New York metropolitan area.


1974 January 14
Box: 52 Folder : 53 Salamu, Mashujaa A. and Khaliq Abdul Al Rouf -- musicians from the group Ensemble Al Salaam.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Khaliq Abdul Al Rouf, and Mashujaa A. Salamu discuss the composition and reception of new Black music, as well as the creation of music-related businesses.


1974 January 21
Box: 53 Folder : 149 Harvin, Al -- sports writer for The New York Times.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Al Harvin discuss how Black athletes deal with discrimination within the world of sports, an area that grew in importance during the 1960s and 1970s.


1974 January 22
Box: 53 Folder : 146 King, Woodie, Jr. -- playwright, director, and Producer of the musical The Prodigal Sister.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Woodie King, Jr. discuss what constitutes a "Black musical." They also discuss the themes of the successful off-Broadway play The Prodigal Sister.


1974 January 28
Box: 53 Folder : 133 Feinstein, Dr. Alan and Ambassador Ogbu -- author of African Revolutionary: The Life and Times of Nigeria's Aminu Kano, and the Ambassador of Nigeria.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Dr. Alan Feinstein, and Ambassador Ogbu of Nigeria discuss the life of Nigerian patriot Aminu Kano.


1974 January 30
Box: 52 Folder : 52 Boyd, Dr. Robert -- Associate Professor of Dentistry and Chairman of the Minority Recruitment Committee at the Brookdale Dental Center for the New York University College of Dentistry.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Robert Boyd discuss the number of Black dentists in the New York area and recruiting minorities to the dental professions.


1974 February 5
Box: 51 Folder : 207 Sullivan, Maxine -- singer.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and singer Maxine Sullivan discuss Sullivan's singing career and the history of Black music.


1974 March 12
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Christmas, Dr. June -- Commissioner for New York City's Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. June Christmas discuss some of the mental health problems affecting the New York community, including drug abuse, suicide, emotional instability, psychosis, and mental retardation.


1974 March 19
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Capers, Virginia -- actress in the musical Raisin.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Virginia Capers discuss the musical Raisin.


1974 March 26
Box: 51 Folder : 208 Williams, Mary Lou -- jazz pianist.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Mary Lou Williams discuss contemporary music and the golden ages of jazz.


1974 April 16
Box: 51 Folder : 209 Patterson, Basil -- Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Basil Patterson discuss the Black political scene after Watergate.


1974 April 23
Box: 51 Folder : 210 Turman, Glynn and Loretta Green. -- actor and actress from the Broadway play What the Wine-Sellers Buy.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Glynn Turman, and Loretta Green speak about Black Broadway actors, actresses, and writers.


1974 April 30
Box: 40 Folder : 9 Kemp, Emme -- singer and composer.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Emme Kemp discuss ways a composer can combine the popular and the classical in Black music.


1974 May 14
Box: 41 Folder : 90 White, Dr. Herbert L. -- testing specialist and the Director of the Executive Unit of the Rep Program of the New York City Department of Personnel.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Herbert L. White discuss the fairness of civil service testing.


1974 May 21
Box: 52 Folder : 51 Williams, Bob -- Founder of the Sports Foundation and the Director of Community Programs for the New York City Bicentennial Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Bob Williams discuss whether or not there is too much emphasis on athletics in the Black community.


1974 June 4
Box: 55 Folder : 175 Holloman, Dr. John -- President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. John Holloman discuss the concerns of the New York City Heath and Hospitals Corporation, a 900 million dollar corporation.


1974 June 5
Box: 55 Folder : 186 Cowell, Stanley -- pianist and a producer at Strata East Records.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Stanley Cowell discuss the increasing variety of contemporary Black music.


1974 June 26
Box: 55 Folder : 185 Martin, Bob -- Director of Communications for the Capital Formation Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Bob Martin discuss the successes and failures of Black business and the future of Black economic development.


1974 July 17
Box: 55 Folder : 190 Davis, Robert -- Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Agency for Child Development.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Robert Davis discuss the lack of child care services provided by New York City.


1974 July 24
Box: 52 Folder : 50 Green, Essie -- Social Services Research Specialist.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Essie Green discuss how changes to New York's Social Services Law would impact the Black community.


1974 August 6
Box: 55 Folder : 188 Kennedy, Scott -- Professor of Speech and Drama at Brooklyn College and author of the book In Search of African Theatre.

Scope adn Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Professor Scott Kennedy discuss Kennedy's book In Search of African Theatre.


1974 August 11
Box: 52 Folder : 49 Higgins, Chester, Jr. -- photographer.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Chester Higgins, Jr. discuss the role and impact of the Black photographer.


1974 August 13
Box: 52 Folder : 48 Williams, Bob and Ronald Lee Gaudreau -- Executive Vice President of the New York City Bicentennial Corporation, and the Director of Community Programs for the New York City Bicentennial Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Bob Williams, and Ronald Lee Gaudreau discuss New York City events surrounding the American Bicentennial.


1974 August 20
Box: 41 Folder : 79 Killens, John O. -- author of the historic novel Young Blood.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and novelist John O. Killens discuss the state of Black writing.


1974 August 27
Box: 55 Folder : 189 Mitchem, Dr. John -- Chairman of the Department of Compensatory Programs at Baruch Collge of the City University of New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. John Mitchem discuss the decline in college enrollment among Black and Puerto Rican youth, as well as issues these communities face within the university and what services are available to alleviate these issues.


1974 September 4
Box: 52 File : 46 Pinero, Miguel -- playwright and author of Short Eyes.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Miguel Pinero discuss Pinero's play Short Eyes.


1974 September 10
Box: 52 Folder : 47 Meminger, Dean -- American basketball player of the New York Knicks and the Atlanta Hawks.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dean Meminger discuss how Black athletes are contributing to their communities.


1974 September 17
Box: 52 Folder : 45 Broughton, Modeen and Cheryl Goggins -- Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator of the Congressional Black Caucus Dinner.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Modeen Broughton, and Cheryl Goggins discuss the significance of the Black Caucus Dinner, an important political affair of the year for Black officials, and how the funds raised by the event are utilized.


1974 September 24
Box: 55 Folder : 192 Neal, James -- representative from National Artists Coalition, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and James Neale discuss themes in contemporary Black art, as well as how the public can help Black artists.


1974 October 2
Box: 55 Folder : 191 Gidron, Dick -- business owner of Dick Gidron Cadillacs.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dick Gidron discuss the scope and meaning of Gidron's business Dick Gidron Cadillacs, which became the first Black-owned Cadillac dealership in New York City when it opened in the Bronx in 1972.


1974 October 9
Box: 55 Folder : 187 Sandler, Joan -- Executive Director of the Black Theatre Alliance.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Joan Sandler discuss the fall season of Black theater in New York, as well as what goals can be met when theaters come together through collectives like the Black Theatre Alliance.


1974 October 9
Box: 55 Folder : 183 Weathers, Diane and Camille Billops -- Co-Editor of Black Creation magazine, and faculty member of the art departments at Rutgers University and the City University of New York and contributor to  Black Creation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Camille Billops, and Diane Weathers discuss the annual issue of Black Creation, a magazine of Black artistic criticism that covers drama, dance, music, poetry, film, literature, art and other areas of the Black arts.


1974 October 30
Box: 52 Folder : 44 Patterson, Basil -- Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Basil Patterson discuss the potential impact of the Watergate scandal on Black America.


1974 November 19
Box: 53 Folder : 156 Brown, Courtney -- New York State Division of Human Rights.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Courtney Brown discuss the meaning, quotas, and goals of affirmative action.


1974 November 20
Box: 52 Folder : 43 Artist, Ruth -- interior decorator.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Ruth Artist discuss interior decorating.


1974 November 26
Box: 52 Folder : 42 Bryant, Linda -- Director of the Just Above Midtown Gallery.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Linda Bryant discuss the opening of the Just Above Midtown Gallery at 50 West 57 Street, a gallery formed to promote 20th-century Afro-American artists.


1974 December 3
Box: 52 Folder : 41 Mays, Charles and Herb Douglas -- Director of the Black Athletes Hall of Frame, and Vice President of Shefflin Corporation and Chairman of the Board of the Black Athletes Hall of Fame.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and athletes Charles Mays and Herb Douglas discuss the formation and significance of the Black Athletes Hall of Fame.


1974 December 10
Box: 53 Folder : 155 Jeffries, Dr. Leonard -- Director of Black Studies at the City College of New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Leonard Jeffries discuss the future of Black Studies and which courses seem to be most successful for students.


1974 December 11
Box: 52 Folder : 40 Goodwin, Steven -- Investment Executive and Investment Counselor at Hayden Stone and Company.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Steven Goodwin discuss the basic principles of the stock market and why the Black community should be interested in the market.


1974 December 17
Box: 41 Folder : 89 Jordan, Richard -- Director of National Urban Services for the Boys Club of America.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Richard Jordan discuss the commitment of the Boys Clubs of America to inner-city, minority youth.


1975 February 18
Box: 53 Folder : 147 Kornblum, William, Herb Cables, and Frances Gibson -- representatives from the Gateway National Recreational Center of the National Park Service.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., William Kornblum, Herb Cables, and Frances Gibson discuss plans for the federally funded Gateway National Park.


1975 February 25
Box: 53 Folder : 165 Zollner, Joy -- representative from the organization RAINS (Relief for Africans in Need in the Sahel).

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Joy Zollner discuss how the organization RAINS (Relief for Africans in Need in the Sahel) is addressing the African famine.


1975 March 1
Box: 53 Folder : 148 Edley, Christopher -- Executive Director of the United Negro College Fund.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Christopher Edley discuss ways the United Negro College Fund hopes to help 41 of the 108 Black colleges in America survive during a year of economic and political unrest.


1975 March 11
Box: 53 Folder : 158 Wright, Samuel -- Councilman for 26th Council District in Brooklyn.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Samuel Wright discuss the role of the councilman and reasons why the Black community and Puerto Rican community are not participating more in city affairs.


1975 March 26
Box: 53 Folder : 141 Toote, Dr. Gloria --Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Gloria Toote discuss ways laws preventing discrimination in housing can be better enforced.


1975 April 8
Box: 53 Folder : 157 Yancy, Joe -- track athlete and the co-founder of the New York Pioneer Club.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Joe Yancy discuss Yancy's career in track and an event to honor him at the Waldorf Astoria.


1975 April 9
Box: 53 Folder : 151 Gourdine, Simon -- Deputy Commissioner for the National Basketball Association.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Simon Gourdine discuss how Black players have made an indelible impression on basketball.


1975 April 14
Box: 53 Folder : 135 Alexander, Jesse and Fred Hill -- YMCA representatives.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Fred Hill, and Jesse Alexander discuss how YMCA facilities have adapted to better serve inner-city communities.


1975 April 22
Box: 55 Folder : 184 Lewis, Ed and Marcia Gillespie -- Publisher and Editor of Essence magazine.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Ed Lewis, and Marcia Gillespie discuss the fifth anniversary of Essence, the first Black woman's magazine.


1975 April 23
Box: 53 Folder : 139 Williams, John A. -- Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College of the City University of New York and author of Mothersill and the Foxes.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and writer John A. Williams discuss his new book Mothersill and the Foxes about the romantic encounters of a Black man in Cleveland and New York.


1975 April 29
Box: 53 Folder : 140 Hinds, Lennox -- National Director of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Lennox Hinds discuss how the National Conference of Black Lawyers seeks justice for many minority groups, including Blacks, Hispanics, and the economically-deprived.


1975 May 13
Box: 53 Folder : 152 Loney, Dr. Roderick -- Chairman of the Academic Development Division at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Roderick Loney discuss what certain special educational programs and open enrollment mean for Black and Puerto Rican students entering college.


1975 May 14
Box: 54 Folder : 194 Holloman, Dr. John -- President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. John Holloman discuss accomplishments and issues of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the largest health organization in the world at the time.


1975 May 28
Box: 41 Folder : 105 Ward, Douglas Turner -- Director of the Negro Ensemble Company and Producer of First Breeze of Summer.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Douglas Turner Ward discuss the Broadway play First Breeze of Summer, as well as other developments in Black theatre.


1975 June 11
Box: 53 Folder : 137 Batchelor, Ron -- Executive Director of Broad Jump.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Ron Batchelor discuss the alternative educational program Broad Jump in Harlem.


1975 June 17
Box: 52 Folder : 39 Archer, Lee -- Director of Equal Opportunity of Affairs of the General Foods Corporation and Chairman of the North Street Capital Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Lee Archer discuss how Black business executives are coping with the recession.


1975 June 24
Box: 40 Folder : 38 Bullins, Ed -- author of The Taking of Miss Janie.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Ed Bullins discuss Bullin's piece The Taking of Miss Janie, a play about Black and white relations during the 1960s. At the time of their discussion, the play was being performed at the Mitzi Newhouse Theatre in Lincoln Center.


1975 July 1
Box: 52 Folder : 72 King, Angela -- Social Affairs Officer of the United Nations.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Angela King discuss the creation of International Women's Year by the United Nations in order to recognize accomplishments and discuss problems faced by women across the globe.


1975 July 15
Box: 53 Folder : 136 Jones, Martha and Diane Lacey -- Public Relations Director of the Women's Action Alliance, and Special Assistant to the President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Martha Jones, and Diane Lacey discuss Black women's criticisms of the women's movement after 1975 was named International Women's Year.


1975 July 16
Box: 52 Folder : 71 Hamilton, Dr. Charles -- political scientist and President of the Metropolitan Applied Research Center.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Charles Hamilton discuss the future of the Metropolitan Applied Research Center, a non-profit organization concerned with research on matters of urgency for the Black community.


1975 August 5
Box: 53 Folder : 145 Younger, Eddie -- athlete, representative from the New York City Department of Recreation, and a board member for the Harlem Professional, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Eddie Younger discuss contemporary efforts to honor Black athletes for their accomplishments.


1975 August 12
Box: 52 Folder : 70 Maynard, Joan -- Executive Director of the Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Joan Maynard discuss Weeksville, a community where freed slaves settled during the first half of the 19th Century. They also speak about the Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History, which was initially created in order to restore three houses within the original perimeter of Weeksville.


1975 September 2
Box: 52 Folder : 69 Taylor, Emory -- Director of the Harlem Opera Society.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Emory Taylor discuss the history and work of the Harlem Opera Society, which was responsible for 40 performances a year, including two to three Black operas in the New York metropolitan area.


1975 September 9
Box: 53 Folder : 153 Wright, Dr. Stephen -- Vice President of the College Entrance Examination Board.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Stephen Wright discuss higher education opportunities for Black students.


1975 September 17
Box: 53 Folder : 154 Harris, Richard and Sergeant James Hargrove -- President of the Vulcan Society and President of The Guardians Association.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Richard Harris, and Sergeant James Hargrove discuss the unique challenges faced by Black policemen and Black firemen within New York City. They also discuss how organizations like The Vulcans and The Guardians attempt to alleviate some of those issues.


1975 September 23
Box: 53 Folder : 144 Sparks, George and William Alston -- Grand Master of the King George Grand Lodge and Publisher of the Long Island Courier.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., George Sparks, and William Alston discuss the role of the Black mason.


1975 September 23
Box: 55 Folder : 193 Dempsey, Ellen, Robert Williams, and Florence Jackson -- two representatives from the New York City Bicentennial Corporation and the Director of Social Studies for New York City Board of Education.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Ellen Dempsey, Robert Williams, and Florence Jackson discuss the various school and community projects prompted by the Bicentennial.


1975 October 1
Box: 54 Folder : 195 Lewis, Jerry and Marion Bondurant --Executive Director and Assistant Director of Development for the National Medical Fellowships.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Jerry Lewis, and Marion Bondurant discuss the program and objectives of National Medical Fellowships, which serves minority medical students, especially during their first year of medical school.


1975 October 15
Box: 41 Folder : 76 Rainford, Patricia Luces -- Associate Director of the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Patricia Luces Rainford discuss the future of New York's 18 municipal hospitals during New York's fiscal crisis.


1975 October 29
Box: 40 Folder : 12 Thomas, Franklin -- President of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Franklin Thomas discuss the accomplishments and the problems of the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, which was founded in 1967 to assist economic development in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.


1975 October 29
Box: 52 Folder : 68 Barron, Allan -- Publisher of Black Sports Magazine.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Allan Barron discuss how sports became a major part of Black life in America.


1975 November 11
Box: 41 Folder : 84 Addison, Gayle -- writer, critic and Associate Professor of English at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Gayle Addison discuss the status of Black writing.


1975 November 12
Box: 40 Folder : 13 Goodwin, Steven -- Investment Counselor and Option Specialist for U.S. Option International, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Steven Goodwin discuss the status of the stock market in 1975 and the ways in which a decrease in the demand for municipal bonds affected the Black community.


1975 November 12
Box: 40 Folder : 16 Furman, Roger -- playwright and Director of the New Heritage Repertory Theatre in Harlem.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Roger Furman discuss Furman's new play Fat Tuesday about Black life in New Orleans during the 1930s, as well as other developments in Black theater.


1975 December 10
Box: 40 Folder : 10 Bailey, Peter -- Associate Editor of Black Enterprise Magazine.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Peter Bailey discuss the 1975-1976 dance and theater season, including productions on and off Broadway.


1975
Box: 40 Folder : 11 Harris, Diane, Frances Gibson, and William Kornblum -- Public Involvement Assistant, Recreation Specialist, and a member of the planning board for the Gateway National Recreation Area.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Diane Harris, Frances Gibson, and William Kornblum discuss planning for the Gateway National Recreation Area, a federal public park.


1975
Box: 40 Folder : 17 Clark, Sam -- radio personality and producer of the record Black Americans.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Sam Clark discuss Clark's record Black Americans, a record that addresses Blacks and the United States Bicentennial, and whether or not the Black man is still fighting the United States government.


1976 January 7
Box: 40 Folder : 20 Frazier, Cliff -- Administrator of Third World Cinema.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Cliff Frazier discuss trends in Black filmmaking, including the roles portrayed by Black actors in Black films.


1976 January 7
Box: 50 Folder : 126 Coombs, Orde -- author and critic.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Orde Coombs speak about Coombs' tour of the People's Republic of China the previous year.


1976 January 13
Box: 40 Folder : 18 Carr, Ivory -- Assistant Director of Ambulatory Care at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital and Medical Center.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Ivory Carr discuss child abuse.


1976 January 14
Box: 54 Folder : 196 Bullock, Kathleen, Mark Millander, and Terry Smith -- students from the New York City Executive High School Intern Program.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and students Kathleen Bullock, Mark Millander, and Terry Smith discuss the professional development opportunities made available by the New York City Executive High School Intern Program.


1976 January 21
Box: 40 Folder : 22 Hutson, Jean Blackwell -- Chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Jean Blackwell Hutson discuss how a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities allowed the Schomburg Center to gain bibliographic control over its collections. They discuss different aspects of the center's history with the New York Public Library and speak about fundraising efforts for a new, larger structure.


1976 February 4
Box: 40 Folder : 19 Wallace, Robert E. -- Executive Director of the National Interagency Council on Smoking and Health.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Robert E. Wallace discuss ways to decrease smoking in the United States.


1976 February 4
Box: 53 Folder : 159 Barnes, Arthur -- President of the New York Urban Coalition.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Arthur Barnes discuss the progress and programs of the New York Urban Coalition, which was founded in the late 1960s in order to address unrest within the Black and Puerto Rican communities.


1976 February 18
Box: 54 Folder : 197 Suggs, Dr. Dolores -- Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs at the New York University College of Dentistry.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Dolores Suggs discuss what is being done to train more Black men and women to address dental problems in the Black community.


1976 March 3
Box: 50 Folder : 125 Armstead-Johnson, Dr. Helen -- Director of the Afro-American Theater Museum and Professor of English at York College of the City University of New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Helen Armstead-Johnson discuss the collection Armstead-Johnson has assembled about the development of Afro-American theatre.


1976 March 23
Box: 50 Folder : 124 White, Dr. Herbert -- representative from the New York City Department of Personnel.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Herbert White discuss how recent cutbacks in New York City have had an adverse impact on minority employees.


1976 April 28
Box: 41 Folder : 73 Walker, Dr. Wyatt T. -- Canaan Baptist Church of Harlem.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Wyatt T. Walker discuss the role of the Black church, which, historically, was the most pervasive social force within the Black community.


1976 May 11
Box: 55 Folder : 169 Bailey, Peter -- Executive Director of the Black Theatre Alliance.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Peter Bailey discuss ways the Black Theatre Alliance promotes the work of 36 theatre and dance organizations.


1976 May 26
Box: 50 Folder : 121 Moore, Bob and Jean Carrie Bond -- representatives from The Council on Interracial Books for Children and the Foundation for Change.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Bob Moore, and Jean Carrie Bond discuss racial stereotypes found in books for children.


1976 June 1
Box: 50 Folder : 123 Patterson, Pat and Fatima Shaik -- Editor-at-Large at Black Enterprise Magazine, and staff member of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University and Coordinator for the AEJ Summer Journalism Program.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Pat Patterson, and Fatima Shaik discuss opportunities, like the AEJ Summer Journalism Porgram, that allow minority students to explore the field of journalism.


1976 June 29
Box: 50 Folder : 122 Brown, Howard -- Medical Director of The New York Times and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York University.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Howard Brown discuss ways to increase the number of Black physicians in the United States.


1976 June 30
Box: 55 Folder : 181 Greaves, William -- independent filmmaker and producer of From These Roots.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and William Greaves discuss how Black filmmakers during the 1960s and 1970s moved to the forefront of independent filmmakers.


1976 June 30
Box: 55 Folder : 182 Patterson, John, Jr. -- President of the South Bronx Economic Development Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and John Patterson, Jr. discuss the Bronx businesses aided by the South Bronx Economic Decvelopment Corporation.


1976 June 30
Box: 54 Folder : 198 Morris, Horace -- Executive Director of the New York Urban League.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Horace Morris discuss the mission of the New York Urban League to serve the minorities of New York.


1976 July 7
Box: 41 Folder : 106 Wein, Joyce -- Associate Producer of Newport in New York Jazz Festival.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Joyce Wein discuss the legacy of jazz music in America and which musicians will be featured in the upcoming Newport in New York Jazz Festival.


1976 July 13
Box: 53 Folder : 143 Dinkins, David -- Chairman for the Council of Black Elected Democrats of New York State.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and David Dinkins discuss Black politics and the significance of the Black vote.


1976 August 11
Box: 53 Folder : 164 Webb, Dr. Arnold -- Executive Director of the Division of Educational Planning and Support for the New York City Board of Education.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Arnold Webb discuss budget cuts to the New York City Board of Education.


1976 September 21
Box: 52 Folder : 67 Carter, Dr. Ralph D. -- Assistant Professor of History at Livingston College of Rutgers University.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Ralph D. Carter discuss the Black community's participation in and perspective on the American Bicentennial.


1976 September 26
Box: 52 Folder : 66 Patterson, Pat -- Editor-At-Large at Black Enterprise magazine and instructor from the Association for Journalism's Summer Institute for Minorities.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Pat Patterson discuss reasons why only two percent of those employed in the field of journalism are from minority groups.


1976 October 12
Box: 55 Folder : 179 Robeson, Paul, Jr. -- Head of the Paul Robeson Archives.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Paul Robeson, Jr. discuss fundraising for and the processing of the Paul Robeson Archives, which documents Robeson's life as an actor, singer, and figure of the civil rights movement.


1976 October 20
Box: 52 Folder : 65 Bondurant, Marion, Dr. Beny J. Primm, and Clementine Butts -- Director of Development, Co-Chairperson, and Benefit Committee Chairperson from National Medical Fellowships, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Clementine Butts, Dr. Beny J. Primm, and Marion Bondurant discuss the fundraising efforts of the National Medical Fellowship, Inc. for Black medical students.


1976 October 26
Box: 50 Folder : 120 Holloman, Dr. J. L. S. -- President of the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. J. L. S. Holloman discuss the effects of New York City's fiscal crisis on healthcare for Black, Hispanic, and economically-deprived individuals.


1976 October 27
Box: 52 Folder : 64 Florence Jackson, Carol Banks, and Robert Williams -- Director for the Center for the Humanities and the Arts of the New York City Board of Education, staff member of the Institute of Afro-American Affairs at New York University, and the Director of Community Affairs for the New York City Bicentennial Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Carol Banks, Florence Jackson, and Robert Williams discuss the booklet Ebony Patriots, which describes the participation of Black soldiers in various battles of the Revolutionary War in New York City and its surroundings.


1976 November 2
Box: 50 Folder : 119 Herring, Leonard -- Public Relations Specialist for the film Sounder Part 2.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Leonard Herring discuss the promotion of Black films, including Sounder Part 2, a film about a Black family in Louisiana.


1976 November 30
Box: 50 File : 118 Pigatt, Anderson -- sculptor.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Anderson Pigatt discuss the role of the Black artist at a time when the recognition of the Black artist was increasing across the United States and, in New York City, many Black artists were opening their own galleries.


1976 December 7
Box: 50 Folder : 117 Lynch, Dr. Hollis -- Professor of History for the Institute of African Studies at Columbia University.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Hollis Lynch discuss how recent problems in South Africa have highlighted the important of Africa in world affairs. They also speak more specifically about Black America's response to South Africa.


1976 December 14
Box: 50 Folder : 116 Gutman, Dr. Herbert -- professor and author of the Black Family in Slavery and Freedom.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Herbert Gutman discuss the dynamic of the Black family in the United States, a topic explored in Gutman's book Black Family in Slavery and Freedom.


1976 December 28
Box: 50 Folder : 115 Perkins, William Eric and Eric Foner -- professor from Temple University, and professor from City College of the City University of New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., William Eric Perkins, and Eric Foner discuss controversial new books about Blacks during slavery, including Charles Wesley's Roll, Jordan, Roll.


1977 January 4
Box: 55 Folder : 168 Basil Patterson -- Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Basil Patterson discuss the effects of the Carter administration on the Black community.


1977 January 6
Box: 54 Folder : 199 Alston, Dr. Lester -- a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Education at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Lester Alston discuss mental health issues in the Black community.


1977 January 12
Box: 53 Folder : 161 Sutton, Honorable Percy E. -- Borough President of Manhattan.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Percy Sutton discuss political opportunities and responsibilities of minorities during the Carter administration. They also discuss Sutton's plans for running for the Mayor of New York City.


1977 January 12
Box: 52 Folder : 63 Deas, Dr. Gerald -- physician from the Department of Internal Medicine at Jamaica Hospital.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Gerald Deas discuss the consumption of laundry starch by tens of thousands of Black Americans and how its consumption leads to a higher proportion of iron deficiency anemia in the Black population.


1977 January 19
Box: 55 Folder : 170 Olugebefula, Dr. Ademola and Jean Taylor -- Vice President of the National Board of Directors and Executive Secretary of the National Conference of Artists.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Dr. Ademola Olugebefula, and Jean Taylor discuss the upcoming National Conference of Artists, which involves artists, patrons and educators.


1977 February 9
Box: 52 Folder : 62 Ward, Willie and Howard Scheffey -- President, and past president and Chairman of the Board of the New York City Black Policemen's Organization The Guardians.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Willie Ward, and Howard Scheffey discuss Black policemen in New York City, their affiliation with the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), and the way in which criminal justice and law enforcement is applied within the Black community. Their discussion occurs shortly after The Guardians Association of the Police Department of the City of New York, the Black policeman's organization of New York City, endorsed implementation of a resolution to terminante affiliation with the PBA.


1977 February 22
Box: 52 Folder : 61 French, Arthur -- performer in the Negro Ensemble Company's play Brownsville Raid.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Arthur French discuss how, on August 13, 1906, 167 Black soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division were dishonorably discharged by Theodore Roosevelt for their participation in the now infamous Brownsville Raid.


1977 March 1
Box: 52 Folder : 60 Burns, Dr. Haywood -- Associate Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Haywood Burns discuss the controversial appointment of Griffin Bell to the position of Attorney General of the United States.


1977 March 8
Box: 50 Folder : 114 Rodgers, Rod -- choreographer and Director of the Rod Rodgers Dance Company.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Rod Rodgers discuss the role of Black dance companies in the artistic life of America.


1977 March 14
Box: 55 Folder : 171 Jackson, Florence -- Director for the Center for the Humanities and Arts for the New York City Board of Education.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Florence Jackson discuss how the television mini-series Roots has inspired school curriculums.


1977 March 16
Box: 52 Folder : 59 Cooper, Jocelyn and Patricia Dempsey -- Coordinator of Foods and Nutrition of the Council Against Poverty and the Community Development Agency, and the Deputy Director of Food-Stamp Alert.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Jocelyn Cooper, and Patricia Dempsey discuss why over a million Black individuals who are eligible for food stamps are not receiving such benefits.


1977 March 22
Box: 55 Folder : 174 Goldman, Cathy and James Hill -- representatives from the New York City School Breakfast Committee.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Cathy Goldman, and James Hill discuss reasons why only fifteen percent of children eligible for free breakfast through the Child Nutrition Act are receiving it.


1977 March 30
Box: 53 Folder : 160 Robinson, David -- representative from United Harlem Growth, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and David Robinson discuss non-profit organizations that are actively reconstructing homes in the inner-city, including United Harlem Growth, Inc.


1977 March 30
Box: 50 Folder : 113 Barnes, Arthur -- President of the New York Urban Coalition.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Arthur Barnes discuss the future of New York City and how the New York Urban Coalition aims to continue helping minorities and the poor.


1977 April 5
Box: 50 Folder : 112 Perkins, Joseph -- Director of the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the NAACP's "Operation Rebound Project."

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Joseph Perkins discuss the Mid-Manhattan branch of the NAACP's "Project Rebound," a federally-funded program aimed at finding employment for nearly 1200 ex-offenders.


1977 April 12
Box: 53 Folder : 162 Williams, Mary Lou and Peter O'Brien -- jazz pianist and producer.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Mary Lou Williams, and Peter O'Brien discuss the significance of the upcoming concert Embraced, a show performed by Williams and Cecil Taylor at Carnegie Hall.


1977 May 3
Box: 51 Folder : 224 Montgomery, Barbara--actress from La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club's Macbeth.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and actress Barbara Montgomery discuss La MaMa's Macbeth production.


1977 May 4
Box: 52 Folder : 58 Stewart, Ellen -- La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Ellen Stewart discuss international theatre, including La MaMa's decision to begin touring Europe in 1965 when critics were not reviewing their shows.


1977 May 10
Box: 41 Folder : 75 Carr, Ivory -- Director of the Outpatient Department at the Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Ivory Carr discuss how outpatient medical care for many New Yorkers may be threatened by proposed cutbacks in the Ghetto Medicine Program.


1977 May 21
Box: 55 Folder : 177 Killens, John O. -- author of The Resurrection of Alexander Pushkin.

Scope and Edits

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and John O. Killens discuss Killens' new book The Resurrection of Alexander Puskin, which aims to recognize Puskin in America at a time when he was more well-known in the Soviet Union because he was not freely translated into English.


1977 June 1
Box: 50 Folder : 111 Stewart, Ruth Ann -- Assistant Curator for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Ruth Ann Stewart discuss the history and collection of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. They also discuss funding for a new facility since outgrowing its 135th Street location.


1977 June 15
Box: 55 Folder : 178 Roberts, Lillian -- Associate Director of District Council #37.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Lillian Roberts discuss unemployment in the Black community.


1977 July 20
Box: 52 Folder : 57 Rowe, Billy and John Procope -- a distinguished journalist, and the publisher of NY Amsterdam News.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Billy Rowe, and John Procope discuss the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Black press, which began with Samuel Cornish's and John B. Russwurm's newspaper Freedom's Journal.


1977 June 21
Box: 50 Folder : 110 Ford, Connie -- Executive Director of the Police Athletic League.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Connie Ford discuss some of the common activities of the Police Athletic League (PAL), which serves nearly 60,000 New York City boys and girls during the winter and summer months. Their discussion occurs shortly after the Criminal Justice Control Commission provides funding for their YES I CAN (Youth Enrichment Services Through Cooperation and Achievement) program aimed at pre-delinquent boys and girls.


1977 June 22
Box: 50 Folder : 109 Jones, Duane -- Executive Director of the Black Theatre Alliance.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Duane Jones of the Black Theatre Alliance, a coalition of Black theatre and dance groups, discuss new developments in Black theatre and dance at a time when both are growing in importance within the greater theatre and dance community.


1977 July 5
Box: 52 Folder : 56 Barron, Allan -- Editor and Publisher of Black Sports Magazine.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Allan Barron discuss some of the persisting, negative racial attitudes in sports despite the growing number of successful Black athletes.


1977 July 20
Box: 50 Folder : 132 Rhoden, John, Romare Bearden, and Larry Wilson -- a sculptor, an artist, and a representative from Philip Morris, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., artists Romare Bearden and John Roden, and sponsor Larry Wilson discuss the Brooklyn Museum of Art's exhibition Two Centuries of Black American Art.


1977 July 28
Box: 50 Folder : 131 Jackson Christmas, Dr. June -- Commissioner of Mental Health Services in New York City.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. June Jackson Christmas discuss the increase in mental health issues within the Black community following the recent economic crisis. They also discuss the programs available to the Black community to treat these issues.


1977 August 9
Box: 50 Folder : 130 Thompson, Dr. Leon -- Director of Education Activities for the New York Philharmonic.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Leon Thompson discuss how Lincoln Center is recognizing and honoring the Black presence in classical music.


1977 August 23
Box: 50 Folder : 129 Grymes, Sandra -- North East Regional Director for Planned Parenthood Federation, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Sandra Grymes discuss population growth as a major social problem.


1977 August 30
Box: 50 Folder : 128 Patterson, Jamelle and Dianne McDonald -- Founder of the Patterson School, and an instructor at the Patterson School.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Jamelle Patterson, and Dianne McDonald discuss alternative forms of education for Black youth, using the Patterson School, a private school for Black students, as an example.


1977 September 6
Box: 54 Folder : 201 Byer, Lavenia, Jeanette Fields, and Andrew Henderson -- Coordinator, Chairperson and Consultant from the Freedom Funds United Foundation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Lavenia Byer, Andrew Henderson, and Jeanette Fields speak about the programs of the Freedom Funds Cultural Train, which were developed to bring the Black community together and to create a more positive image of the community.


1977 September 13
Box: 53 Folder : 163 Williams, Franklin -- President of the Phelps-Stokes Fund and former United States Ambassador to Ghana.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Franklin Williams discuss the stuggle for majority rule in Southern Africa and its effects on the rest of the world.


1977 September 20
Box: 40 Folder : 23 Henderson, Butler T. -- Executive Director of the Earl Warren Legal Training Program of the NAACP's Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Butler T. Henderson discuss the recruitment and training of Black lawyers.


1977 September 22
Box: 40 Folder : 21 Lenior, Henry and Livingston Francis -- Group Vice President of the YMCA of Greater New York and the Executive Director of the Harlem YMCA.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Henry Lenior, and Livingston Francis begin by discussing the Harlem YMCA dinner that was organized to honor Secretary of War Clifford Alexander, but they also discuss more generally how the programming of the YMCA has expanded, allowing the YMCA to become the social instiution for the Black community rather than just a health club.


1977 September 22
Box: 55 Folder : 176 Webb, Dr. Arnold -- Executive Director of the Division of Education of New York City's Board of Education.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Arnold Webb discuss the 1977-1978 school year budget concerns, as well as issues surrounding racial integration.


1977 September 29
Box: 40 Folder : 25 Williams, Charles T. "Chuck" -- Vice President of the Schenley Affiliated Brands Corporation and Member of the Board for the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Charles T. "Chuck" Williams discuss how Jackie Robinson -- a man they both knew well -- created opportunities for Black athletes, as well as fought for social, economic, and political justice for all Americans. However, a cause of particular interest to Robinson was providing educational and recreational opportunities for economically-deprived Black children. As a result, the Jackie Robinson Foundation identified its objective as providing support for Black children through an internship program.


1977 October 6
Box: 40 Folder : 26 Jordan, Richard -- Director of the Urban Services Division of the Boys Clubs of America.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Richard Jordan discuss how the urban divisions of the Boys Clubs of American seek to offer youths an alternative residence, a home away from home, as well as access to other services and leisurely activities.


1977 October 13
Box: 55 Folder : 167 Turner, Robert -- firefighter and President of the Vulcan Society.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Robert Turner discuss the recruitment of minority firefighters.


1977 October 25
Box: 41 Folder : 91 Dempsey, Ellen and Charlotte Frank -- Project Coordinator for the New York City Bicentennial Corporation and a representative from the New York City Board of Education "Scholars Series."

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Ellen Dempsey, and Charlotte Frank discuss curriculumn development in New York City schools with discipline issues and overcrowding.


1977 November 3
Box: 40 Folder : 27 Barnes, Arthur and Reverend Frederick E. Dennard -- President of the Urban Coalition and Executive Director of Harlem Interfaith Counseling Service.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Reverend Frederick E. Dennard, and Arthur Barnes discuss the mental health and spiritual guidance services offered by the New York Urban Coalition's Interfaith Counseling Services project in Harlem.


1977 November 3
Box: 40 Folder : 28 Lynch, Professor Hollis -- Political Scientist and African History Specialist from Columbia University.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Professor Hollis Lynch speak about the political state of South Africa and its impact, especially its economic affect on the rest of the world.


1977 November 17
Box: 40 Folder : 29 Huggins, Dr. Nathan -- Professor of History at Columbia University and author of Black Odyssey.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Nathan Huggins speak about the reception of Huggins' book Black Odyssey, which tells the history of the African-American people with an emphasis on slavery.


1977 December 1
Box: 41 Folder : 78 Higginson, Vy -- Founder and Publisher of Unique New York magazine.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Vy Higginson discuss Higginson's transition from radio personality to publisher of Unique New York, a lifestyle magazine and entertainment guide for the New York's Black community.


1977 December 18
Box: 40 Folder : 24 McDougald, Drew -- Director of the Queens Branch of the New York Urban League and Carlisle Towery and Executive Director of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Drew McDougald, and Carlisle Towery discuss the social development and the economic potential for the borrough of Queens. Of interest was the closing of Macy's Jamaica branch.


1977
Box: 54 Folder : 200 McIntyre, Diane -- choreographer for the Negro Ensemble Company's production of The Great MacDaddy and founder of the company Sounds and Motion.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Diane McIntyre discuss the field of choreography and McIntyre's company Sounds and Motion.


1977
Box: 53 Folder : 142 Saidy, Jay, Bakari Sidibe, and Sam Kinte -- journalist for the Gambian News Bulletin, Minister of Cultural Affairs, and the Gambian cousin of author Alex Haley.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., Jay Saidy, Sidibe Bakari, and Sam Kinte discuss the historical novel Roots, as well as Gambia's mission to bridge cultural ties between their country and the United States.


1977
Box: 54 Folder : 203 Chance, Cathy -- Special Assistant for Urban Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Cathy Chance discuss programming of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that is relevant to the Black and Hispanic communities of New York.


1978 January 19
Box: 54 Folder : 204 Wilkins, Roger -- Urban Affairs Columnist for The New York Times.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Roger Wilkins discuss the affect of the Carter administration on the Black community.


1978 January 19
Box: 40 Folder : 37 Huggins, Dr. Nathan -- Professor of History at Columbia University and author of Black Odyssey.

Scope and Contents

During the 1970s, books on slavery proliferated. Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Nathan Huggins discuss the argument Huggins makes in his book Black Odyssey. He argues America was a slave society rather than a free society, or rather slavery was an indigenous part of the development of America.


1978 June 8
Box: 40 Folder : 36 Barron, Allan -- Publisher of Black Sports Magazine.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Allan Barron discuss how sports became a major part of life in Black America.

1978
Box: 41 Folder : 100 Butts, Dr. Hugh -- Director of the Bronx Psychiatric Center.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Dr. Hugh Butts discuss the lack of mental health resources available to the economically-deprived communities in the Bronx.


1978
Box: 37 Folder : 228 Davis, Gordon -- Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the City of New York.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Gordon Davis discuss the extensive park system of New York City.


1978
Box: 37 Folder : 230 Jones, Robert Earle -- actor, athlete, scholar, and patron of the arts.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Robert Earle Jones discuss Jones' background and career.


1978
Box: 37 Folder : 229 Presley, Calvin -- Executive Director of Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Calvin Presley speak about the Opportunities Industrial Center, Inc., which began as a protest movement in Philadelphia in the 1960s for a more diverse workplace.


1978
Box: 41 Folder : 108 Cudsville, Donald -- President of the Harlem Urban Development Corporation (HUDC).

Scope and Contents

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. and Donald Cudsville discuss the Harlem Urban Development Corporation's improvement of housing and economic conditions in Harlem.


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Box: 40 Folder : 14 Unlabeled.
Box: 49 Folder : 263 Unlabeled.
Box: 41 Folder : 74 Unlabeled.
1978
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Unlabeled.
Box: 40 Folder : 34 Unlabeled.
1978
Box: 49 Folder : 264 Unlabeled.
1976
Box: 49 Folder : 265 Unlabeled.
Box: 49 Folder : 266 Unlabeled.
Box: 40 Folder : 4 Unlabeled.

Subseries B: Other Audio Recordings

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 1

Teach-In, reel 1: 1965 May 5   RG9-8_ref4426

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

1/4 inch open reel audio tape

1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

1/4 inch open reel audio tape

1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 3

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 1/4 inch open reel audio tape

1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 4

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 1/4 inch open reel audio tape

1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 5
1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 6

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 1/4 inch open reel audio tape

1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 7
1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 8

Physical Facet note

Format: 1/4 inch open reel audio tape

1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 9

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 1/4 inch open reel audio tape

1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 10

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 1/4 inch open reel audio tape

1965 May 5
Box: 39 Teach-In, reel 11

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Format: 1/4 inch open reel audio tape

1965 May 5
Box
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Subseries C: Unprocessed Materials

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