Behind the Veil Project Records, circa 1864-2004, 2011, bulk 1990-2004

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14 Linear Feet (17 boxes; 41 audiocassettes; 11 videocassettes)
1.05 Gigabytes (2851 files)
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The Behind the Veil Project Records series consists of paper and electronic records, audiovisual recordings, and photographic materials that were assembled or created by the Behind the Veil Project from its conception in the 1980s to the early 2000s, with a few items from 2011. Early dates reflect historical image content. The paper and electronic records include: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant files; project correspondence and memos; records related to staff training, interviews planning, and visits; materials related to workshops and meetings; planning for exhibits and publications; and teaching resources such as bibliographies, syllabi and reading lists. Two large groups include notes on the photographic archives project in the mid-1990s, and forms for hundreds of potential contacts for oral interviews. Finally, a large series of color and black-and-white slides, photographs, contact sheets, and negatives are organized into two groups: historical images of African Americans and culture; and images that document the project's activities from 1993 to about 2004.


Series is organized into these subseries: General Administrative Files; National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant Files; Meetings, Classes, Seminars, and Lectures; Interview-Related Records; Publicity, Exhibits, and Publications; and Photographs, Slides, and Image Files.

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Access note. Collection contains audiovisual formats that may need to be reformatted before use. Contact Research Services for access.

Access note. Some materials in this collection are electronic records that require special equipment. Contact Research Services with questions.

Access note. Collection contains fragile materials such as film negatives that may require extra assistance from staff. Contact Research Services for access.

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