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Collection Details


Collection Name: African American Pioneers in Flagstaff Oral History Collection
Repository Name: Northern Arizona University. Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Description: Ten interviews that chronicle the growth of Flagstaff's African-American community. Following World War II, a significant migration occurred when African-American sawmill workers from the southern states found they could earn a higher income in the southwest. In Flagstaff, they found a small logging town unaccustomed to their culture. Depending on their place of origin, some migrants perceived the city to be relatively accommodating while others did not. Most interviews include informal discussion of the timber industry, World War II, civil rights, and the Flagstaff police department.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 10
Broad Subjects: Geography; Ethnic groups
ASP Subjects: African Americans; Arizona; Civil rights; Flagstaff, AZ; Mills and mill-work; Oral history; Police; Race relations; Sawmills; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Collection Code: OHC0001207