New London Road/Cleveland Avenue oral histories and research materials


Date(s): 2004-2006
Call Number: MSS 0642
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This collection contains 22 oral history interviews providing a wealth of information on history and culture of the New London Road/Cleveland Avenue community in Newark, Delaware. These interviews, collected during two oral history projects by University of Delaware Professor Bernard L. Herman and students from 2004-2006, feature members of the New London Road community and discuss various aspects of life in the predominantly African-American community. The collection contains transcripts of selected interviews created by students as well as research data, recipes, and galley proofs for the book "Food Always Brings People Together: recipes, poems, and stories from the New London Road community, Newark, Delaware," written by the University of Delaware Center for Material Culture Studies, under the direction of Professor Herman.
Physical Description:
  • 0.3 linear feet (1 box)
  • 23 audio cassettes (1 box)
Source: Transfer from the Center for Material Studies at the University of Delaware, 2008.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Evan Echols, September 2011. Interview summaries provided by Kyle Herring, August 2011. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Alternative Format: Access to streaming MP3 files of the oral histories and PDFs of the transcripts is available by following the links in the finding aid below. These digitized files are housed in the University of Delaware Institutional Repository.

Typed transcripts are also available for selected recordings.

The University Department of Art Conservation New London Road Community Walking Tour is available here.