African American World War II oral history collection
This collection consists of audio recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews of African American World War II veterans located in Kansas, from a project conducted by staff and students at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas with sponsorship from the Sandra Gautt KU Endowment. Also in the collection are some photographs and photocopies of photographic prints, original military-related documents and copies of documents, reference material, and other materials related to the individuals interviewed and to the project.
- Creation: 1940s, 2010-2013
- Kenneth Spencer Research Library (Interviewer, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Audio visual materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area.
All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or email@example.com, 9-5 M-F CST) before a planned visit; staff will respond within three days, though materials may not be available in that timeframe. Access to audio visual materials may require digitization first. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated.
Conditions Governing Use
Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.
.75 Linear Feet (2 document cases + 18 audio cassettes)
Language of Materials
RH MS 1439
RH MS-P 1439
KC AV 26
KC AV 29
A/V items at Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)
Existence and Location of Copies
The audio recordings and copies of interview transcripts are available for listening and viewing at
- Guide to the African American World War II Oral History Interview Collection
- African American World War II oral histories collection
- Finding aid prepared by mwh, dd. Finding aid encoded by mwh.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in English.
- Sponsored in part by the Sandra Gautt KU Endowment Fund.
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
African American World War II oral history collection, RH MS 1439, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas