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Hatch-Billops Oral History of Black Culture

Hatch-Billops Oral History at the City College of New York

Title Hatch-Billops Oral History at the City College of New York
Description Audiotapes of interviews conducted mainly between 1970 and 1974 with African-American actors, actresses and artists as well as with a few African-American historians, sociologists, educators and political scientists. A numbers of the interviews were conducted by James V. Hatch or Camille Billops but other interviewers across the country were employed. Collection includes audiotapes of 221 interviews with typed abstracts for 68. Also included are 12 abstracts without audiotapes.
Creation Date 1968 - 1974
Format 291 ca. audiotapes (1 box 11.5 linear feet)
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Creator Billops, Camille.
Hatch, James V. (James Vernon), 1928-2020.
Subject African American actors. 
African American actresses. 
African American arts.
African American authors.
African American dancers.
African American dramatists.
African Americans in motion pictures. 
African Americans in the performing arts.
African American poets.
African American women dramatists.
American literature--African American authors--20th century.
American drama--African American authors--20th century.
Blaxploitation films--United States.
Genre Interviews.
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