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