Black Oral History Collection of Chemung County

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Black Oral History Collection of Chemung County
James Glover in his kitchen, 1989 - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1989-1991

Historical Context

The Black Oral History Project was conducted by Chemung County Historical Society staff and community volunteers from 1989 until 1991. It was conceived as a follow-up to the collaborative exhibit and publication A Heritage Uncovered: The Black Experience in Upstate New York, 1880-1925 and sought to capture information about a more contemporary Black experience. It was digitized with a grant from the South Central Regional Library Council.

Scope of Collection

The Black Oral History Collection includes audio recordings and photographs of the participants.

Special Content:

Collecton Image: Howard Coleman at Green Pastures in Elmira, N.Y., 1989. Image provided by the Chemung County Historical Society