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Collection Details


Collection Name: Southern Politics: Bass-DeVries Interviews, 1973-1975
Repository Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson Library. Manuscript Collection. Southern Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Local Identifier: A.1.
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e4520
Dates Spanned: 1973-1975
Description: The Bass-DeVries group of interviews includes discussions with political leaders, journalists, editors, party officials, political scientists, campaign directors, union officials, civil rights leaders, and congresspeople from eleven southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. These interviews were conducted as part of a study of politics in the South between 1945 and 1974. The study produced a book called The Transformation of Southern Politics: Social Change and Political Consequence Since 1945 (Basic Books, 1976).
Estimated Total of Interviews: 358
Broad Subjects: U.S. Politics; Human Rights; Politics
ASP Subjects: Civil rights movements--United States; Oral history; Political campaigns--United States; Political history; Political leadership; Political parties; Politics; Southern Coastal States; Southern States--History; Southern States--Politics and government; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States
Collection Code: OHC0001598