West Medford African-American Remembrance Project Oral Histories, 2005 -- 2012

Overview

Title: West Medford African-American Remembrance Project Oral Histories
Dates: 2005 -- 2012
Bulk Dates: 2005 -- 2006
Creator: Shaw, Rosalind
Call Number: MS123
Size: 1.0 Cubic Feet, 1 Artifact(s), 33 Digital Object(s)
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/48217
Location:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
    archives@tufts.edu
    http://sites.tufts.edu/dca/

Description

This collection includes oral histories created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology Associate Professor Rosalind Shaw. The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project was an oral history project conducted in 2005 and 2006 by the classes of Tufts University and Brandeis University in conjunction with Project LOCAL (Learning Our Communities American Lore). The aim of the West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project was to document the lives and achievements of those who were pioneers in the West Medford community. Interviews with identified leaders in the community and the people who knew the subjects document these achievements. In 2012, an exhibit and a book were created based on these oral histories.

This collection contains project materials.Those materials include, audiocassette interviews, transcripts, student papers, and release forms. The audiocassettes have been digitized and added to Tufts Digital Library. Most of the fourteen series should contain an audio-cassette, a transcript, a digital surrogate of the audio, and a digital surrogate of the text.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into fourteen series based on interviewee: Walter Isaacs; Reverend Dr. Oscar G. Philips and Miriam Philips; Madeleine Dugger Andrews; James Sherwood Sr. and Ada Sherwood; Marie Jackson; Alonzo Fields; Edward (Buddy) Clayton; Shirley Kountze; Veronica Lanier; Lt. Col. Edward Dugger; Terri Lyne Carrington; Conrad Sharpton; Clarence Rhone; and Norma Jeffers.

Biography/History

Rosalind Shaw is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University. Her areas of expertise include transitional justice; the anthropology of mass violence and social recovery; child and youth combatants; culture and reconciliation; social memory; the Atlantic slave trade; ritual and religion; West Africa; and Sierra Leone. Shaw earned her B.A. at the University of Leicester and her Ph.D. at the University of London.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see "Reproductions and Use" on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Collection History

Processing Notes

Krista Ferrante.

This collection is processed.

Subjects and Genre Terms
  • Tufts University --Dept. of Sociology
  • Oral history
  • West Medford (Mass.) -- History
  • Rosalind Shaw
  • African Americans -- Interviews
  • African Americans -- Massachusetts -- West Medford
  • African American history
  • Medford/Somerville history

Series Description

  1. Walter Isaacs, 2005

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Walter Isaacs, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  2. Reverend Dr. Oscar G. Philips and Miriam Philips, 2005

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Rev. Dr. Oscar G. Philips and Miriam Philips, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  3. Madeleine Dugger Andrews, 2005

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Madeleine Dugger Andrews, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  4. James Sherwood Sr. and Ada Sherwood, 2005

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to James Sherwood Sr. and Ada Sherwood, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  5. Marie Jackson, 2005

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Marie Jackson, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  6. Alonzo Fields, 2005

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Alonzo Fields, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  7. Edward (Buddy) Clayton, 2005

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Alonzo Fields, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  8. Shirley Kountze, 2005

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Alonzo Fields, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  9. Veronica Lanier, 2006

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Veronica Lanier, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  10. Lt. Col. Edward Dugger, 2006

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Lt. Col. Edward Dugger, nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  11. Terri Lyne Carrington, 2006

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Terri Lyne Carrington nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  12. Conrad Sharpton, 2006

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Conrad Sharpton nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  13. Clarence Rhone, 2006

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Clarence Rhone nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  14. Norma Jeffers, 2006 -- 2012

    These oral histories were created as part of The West Medford Afro-American Remembrance Project, conducted by Tufts Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Associate Professor, Rosalind Shaw. The interviews in this series relate to Norma Jeffers nominated for the Remembrance Project.

  15. Publication

    This series contains a publication that compiles the oral histories and stories collected in 2005 and 2006.



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