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Series III: Interviews (continued)
Marion Coles oral history interview conducted by Racquel Oden, 2009-05-30
AFC 2004/007: 291
Marion Coles was a dancer and member of the Silver Belles dance group.
The interview includes Marion Coles' memories of growing up in Harlem, New York, learning to dance from her mother, and becoming a chorus line dancer. She recalls working with Jimmy Lunceford, striking at the Apollo Theater and her friendships with other dancers. She discusses raising her family, teaching tap dance and joining the Silver Belles dance group.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655229
BOX-FOLDER 24/309 Manuscripts
1 transcript (37 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 32/520 Graphic Images
23 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (DVCam) (128 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 291.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 291.MV.002
Marion Coles and Cleo Hayes oral history interview conducted by Racquel Oden, 2009-05-30
AFC 2004/007: 291a
Marion Coles and Cleo Hayes were dancers and members of the Silver Belles dance group.
The interview includes Marion Coles' and Cleo Hayes' memories of dancing in nightclubs in Harlem, New York. They recall striking for better wages at the Apollo Theater, their friendship with dancer Bertye Lou Wood and performing with the U.S.O. during World War II. They discuss forming the Silver Belles dance group and performing at tap dance festivals.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655230
BOX-FOLDER 24/310 Manuscripts
1 transcript (38 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 32/521 Graphic Images
2 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
1 videocassette of 1 (DVCam) (64 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
1 videocassette of 1 (Mini DV) (60 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 291a.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 291a.MV.002
Elaine Ellis oral history interview conducted by Cynthia Dinkins, 2009-07-31
AFC 2004/007: 292
Elaine Ellis was a dancer and member of the Silver Belles dance group.
The interview includes Elaine Ellis' memories of growing up in Panama, moving to New York and working as a bartender and dancer. She recalls meeting other dancers and performing at the Cotton Club, the Zanzibar and in Atlantic City. She discusses forming the Silver Belles dance group, performing for the elderly and making the movie "Been Rich All My Life."
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655228
BOX-FOLDER 24/311 Manuscripts
1 transcript (48 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 32/521 Graphic Images
21 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
1 videocassette of 1 (DVCam) (64 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 292.MV.001
Cleo Hayes with Elaine Ellis oral history interview conducted by Cynthia Dinkins, 2009-07-31
AFC 2004/007: 293
Cleo Hayes and Elaine Ellis were dancers who founded the Silver Belles dance group.
The interview includes Cleo Hayes' memories of growing up in Mississippi, moving to Chicago, Illinois, dancing in nightclubs and appearing in the movie "Stormy Weather." With Elaine Ellis, the two recall dancing at the Apollo Theater, joining a union and striking for better pay. They discuss performing at other clubs in New York and their memories of starting the Silver Belles dance group.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655300
BOX-FOLDER 24/312 Manuscripts
1 transcript (51 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 32/522 Graphic Images
39 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
1 videocassette of 1 (DVCam) (64 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 293.MV.001
John B. Slaughter oral history interview conducted by Racquel Oden, 2009-01-23
AFC 2004/007: 296
John B. Slaughter was an engineer and president of the University of Maryland.
The interview includes John B. Slaughter's memories of growing up in Topeka, Kansas, repairing radios and attending Washburn University and Kansas State University. He recalls protesting discrimination in Manhattan, Kansas, meeting his wife and working as an engineer for Convair and the Navy Electronics Laboratory in San Diego, California. He discusses earning his master's degree, working at the National Science Foundation and becoming president of the University of Maryland.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655217
BOX-FOLDER 24/313 Manuscripts
1 transcript (98 pages)
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (DVCam) (192 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 296.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 296.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 296.MV.003
Louis Stokes oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2007-09-24
AFC 2004/007: 297
The interview includes Louis Stokes' memories of growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, serving in the army during World War II and attending Case Western Reserve University. He recalls opening a criminal law practice with his brother, Carl Stokes, working on the Terry v. Ohio Supreme Court case, and defending civil rights demonstrators in Cleveland. He discusses his brother's election as mayor of Cleveland and serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for thirty years.
Louis Stokes was a lawyer and U.S. Representative from Ohio.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655218
BOX-FOLDER 24/314 Manuscripts
1 transcript (117 pages)
Moving Images
3 videocassettes of 3 (DVCam) (192 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 297.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 297.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 297.MV.003
Bernice Sumlin oral history interview conducted by Knetra Nelson, 2007-11-01
AFC 2004/007: 298
Bernice Sumlin was a teacher, school administrator and the supreme basileus of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
The interview includes Bernice Sumlin's memories of growing up in Dayton, Ohio, attending Wilberforce University and Miami University. She recalls becoming a teacher and school administrator in Dayton and serving as supreme basileus of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She discusses fundraising for the United Negro College Fund and traveling to Africa.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655219
BOX-FOLDER 24/315 Manuscripts
1 transcript (50 pages)
Moving Images
2 videocassettes of 2 (MiniDV) (120 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 298.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 298.MV.002
Allen Toussaint oral history interview conducted by Dale Mason Cochran, 2008-08-27
AFC 2004/007: 299
Allen Toussaint was a pianist, songwriter and record producer.
The interview includes Allen Toussaint's memories of growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, learning to play the piano and playing in his first band, the Flamingoes. He recalls playing at the club Dew Drop, writing his first songs and becoming a record producer. He discusses serving in the Army, experimenting with new styles of music and surviving Hurricane Katrina.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655220
BOX-FOLDER 24/316 Manuscripts
1 transcript (153 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 32/524 Graphic Images
31 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
4 videocassettes of 4 (DVCam) (256 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 299.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 299.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 299.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 299.MV.004
Melvin Van Peebles oral history interview conducted by Renee Poussaint, 2008-03-25
AFC 2004/007: 300
Melvin Van Peebles was an actor, writer and filmmaker.
The interview includes Melvin Van Peebles' memories of growing up in Chicago, Illinois, attending Ohio Wesleyan University and serving in the air force. He recalls living in Mexico and San Francisco, California, making his first short film, and living in Europe where he wrote novels, worked as a translator and made films. He discusses moving back to the United States, the success of his feature films and his son Mario's film career.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655221
BOX-FOLDER 24/317 Manuscripts
1 transcript (165 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 32/525 Graphic Images
20 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
Moving Images
4 videocassettes of 4 (DVCam) (256 min.) sound, color ; 1/4 in. camera master
AFC 2004/007: 300.MV.001
AFC 2004/007: 300.MV.002
AFC 2004/007: 300.MV.003
AFC 2004/007: 300.MV.004
Nancy Wilson oral history interview conducted by Camille O. Cosby, 2009-04-03
AFC 2004/007: 301
Nancy Wilson was a jazz and pop singer.
The interview includes Nancy Wilson's memories of growing up in Columbus, Ohio, singing in church and appearing on the television show "Skyline Melodies" as a teenager. She recalls singing with several local bands, moving to New York and working with talent agent John Levy. She discusses recording albums for Capitol Records, her involvement with the civil rights movement and raising her family.
Catalog Record: http://lccn.loc.gov/2011655224
BOX-FOLDER 24/318 Manuscripts
1 transcript (129 pages)
BOX-FOLDER 32/526 Graphic Images
14 photographs : digital, jpeg files, color
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