Voices of 1968 oral history collection


Creator: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections
Date(s): 2018
Call Number: MSS 0858
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: Voices of 1968 is an oral history collection focused on Delawareans to capture local stories of that pivotal year in American history. Interviews were conducted by Library staff, partners in the Wilmington Archive Project, and other project volunteers. The topics covered in the interviews include campus politics and student activism in Delaware (particularly through the Students for Democratic Society chapter at the University of Delaware campus), reactions to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, the National Guard occupation of Wilmington, and political and social actions related to civil rights, the 1968 presidential campaign, resistance to America's involvement in Vietnam, and other aspects of life in Delaware.
Physical Description:
  • 11.42 gigabytes (8 interviews (MP4) 3 interviews (WAV)s)
  • 1 megabyte (11 time logs (PDF)s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Collected by University of Delaware Special Collections, 2018.
Processing Information: Processed and encoded by John Caldwell and Rebecca Johnson Melvin, 2018. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Alternative Format: Access to streaming video of the oral histories and PDFs of the tape logs is available by following the links in the finding aid below. These digitized files are housed in the University of Delaware Institutional Repository