Robert H. Richards, Jr., Delaware oral history collection


Creator: Richards, Robert H., Jr.
Date(s): 1955-1981, 2012, 2020
Bulk Dates: 1966-1978
Call Number: MSS 0179
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: The Delaware Oral History collection was a project of the University of Delaware History Department, directed by Dr. John Munroe and funded by Robert H. Richards, Jr.. Interviews with 317 Delawareans conducted between 1966 and 1978 cover topics including the following: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware.
Physical Description:
  • 4 linear feet
  • 1 oversize removal
Source: Transferred from the History Department, 1981.
Processing: Processed by Special Collections staff. Encoded by Lora J. Davis, April 2011, and Jaime Margalotti, May 2013.

Oral histories project, 1966-1978, funded with support from Robert H. Richards, Jr.

Online access to the digital collection of audio-recordings and transcripts funded with support from Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Richards, III.

Alternative Format: Digitized audio-recordings and transcripts of the oral interviews are available at the University of Delaware Digital Institutional Repository.