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Guide to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Oral History Collection OH.021

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 10, 2021
Finding aid written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Megan O’Shea for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description, and to reflect addition of box numbers to individual interviews  , May 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Title: Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Oral History Collection
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1970s-1990s
Abstract: The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was founded in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan, New York in 1925 by A. Philip Randolph, Ashley L. Totten, W. H. Des Verney, and Roy Lancaster. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Oral History Collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Black people who worked as sleeping car porters and were members of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. The interviews date from the 1970s to the 1990s and include discussions of the narrators's family backgrounds, their emigrations from the southern United States (US) to the northern US, and their experiences working for the Pullman Company.
Quantity: 1.6 Linear Feet in 1 cassette box, 1 card box, and 1 half manuscript box
Quantity: 29 audiocassettes
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: OH.021