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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Willis N. Cummings
RLIN number: NXCP87-A58
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Black and white genealogy; college years at Fisk and the University of Pennsylvania, in particular as a member of the latter's cross country and track teams, 1917-19, vs. Columbia, the Naval Academy, others; experiences as first Black captain of an Ivy League varsity team.
Extent: Transcript: 57 leaves, Tape: 1 reel1 cassette, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1974 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cummings, Willis N., 1894-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1894
Speaker occupation: Harlem dentist
Age at speaking: 80
Document date: 1974
Interviewer: Johnson, Glenderlyn Fahnbulleh
Locations discussed: North America; Pennsylvania; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American athletes; African Americans--Segregation; African Americans--Social conditions; Dentistry; North America; Oral history; Pennsylvania; Track and field; Track and field athletes; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Cummings, Willis N., 1894-; University of Pennsylvania--Athletics
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0018355-13798