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Guide to the Robin Kelley Hammer and Hoe Oral History Collection  OH 040

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Collection processed by David A. Olson

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 08, 2018
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robin Kelley Hammer and Hoe Oral History Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1986-1989
Abstract: The collection's interviews were conducted by Robin Kelley as research for his book Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression. The book, which was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1990, documents the activities of the Alabama Communist Party in the 1930s and the impact of race and other cultural identities on the movement. The collection contains twelve oral history interviews taken by Kelley and one recorded radio program.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet in 1 shared cassette box and one compact disk box.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: OH 040

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Historical/Biographical Note

The collection's interviews were conducted by Robin Kelley as research for his book Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression. The book, which was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1990, documents the activities of the Alabama Communist Party in the 1930s and the impact of race and other cultural identities on the movement.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains twelve oral history interviews taken by Kelley and one recorded radio program. The collection documents the experiences of individuals involved with the Alabama Communist Party during the Great Depression.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Jackson, Esther Cooper
  • Hudson, Hosea.
  • Jackson, James E., 1914-2007

Subject Organizations

  • Communist Party of the United States of America

Subject Topics

  • Race discrimination -- United States.
  • Depressions -y 1929 -- Alabama
  • Communism -- Alabama
  • Communists -- Alabama -x History -y 20th Century

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Because of the assembled nature of this collection, copyright status varies across the collection. Copyright is assumed to be held by the original creator of individual items in the collection; these items are expected to pass into the public domain 120 years after their creation. Repository is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from this collection.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Robin Kelley Hammer and Hoe Oral History Collection; OH 040; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Audiovisual Access Policies and Procedures

Access to audiovisual materials in this collection is available through digitized access copies. Researchers may view an item's original container, but the media themselves are not available for playback because of preservation concerns. Materials that have already been digitized are noted in the collection's finding aid and can be requested in our reading room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Robin Kelley in 1997. The accession number associated with this gift is 1997.077.

Processing Information

The master cassettes were arranged chronologically and numbered at some point after acquisition. This arrangement was maintained when collection was fully digitized and finding aid was written in 2013.

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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 1 (Master cassette [31142054612588]) James Jackson
Sep 26, 1986
Box: 1 Cd : 1 (Access cd)
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 2A-F (Master cassette [31142054612588]) Hosea Hudson
Nov 15-16, 1986
Box: 1 Cd : 2-7 (Access cd)
Box: 1 Cd : 8-9 (Access cd) H. D. Coke
Nov 25, 1986
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 4A-B (Master cassette [31142054612588])
Box: 1 Cd : 10-11 (Access cd) Marge Frantz
Feb 6, 1987
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 5A-B (Master cassette [31142054612588])
Box: 1 Cd : 12-13 (Access cd) Laurent Frantz
Feb 7, 1987
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 5A-B (Master cassette [31142054612588])
Box: 1 Cd : 14-15 (Access cd) Rob Hall
Sep 18-19, 1987
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 6A-B (Master cassette [31142054612588])
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cd : 16 (Access cd [31142054612588]) Dr. Kelley on Dr. King, WNBH - New Bedford
Jan 14, 1988
Drawer: 40 Cassette : 7 (Master cassette)
Box: 1 Cd : 17 (Access cd) Esther Cooper Jackson
Jun 22, 1988
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 8 (Master cassette [31142054612588])
Box: 1 Cd : 18 (Access cd) Alice Burke (Jarvis)
Oct 14, 1988
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 9 (Master cassette [31142054612588])
Box: 1 Cd : 19 (Access cd) Nannie Washburn
Dec 21, 1989
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 10 (Master cassette [31142054612588])
Box: 1 Cd : 20 (Access cd) Charles Echols and Mack Robinson
undated
Box: Shared Cassette Box 8 Cassette : 11 (Master cassette [31142054612588])

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