Recordings of John Hope Franklin, 1960-2009 and undated

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Original media recordings are closed to use. Some viewing or listening copies may be available. Please contact the Rubenstein Library staff before requesting or coming to use these materials.

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The Recordings of Franklin subseries documents a wide range of Franklin's activities from interviews, to appearances in historic or racially themed documentaries and educational videos, to lectures and speeches on race, race relations in the U.S., and the historian's role in interpreting history. One set of tapes record a lengthy oral history interview of Franklin by A. Ballard, National Humanities Center, in which Franklin recounts events in his life from his earliest years in Oklahoma to his decision to go to the University of Chicago. Another audiocassette includes an interview of T.S. Currier with Franklin.


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Access note. Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Contact Research Services to request reformatting for use copies.

Access restricted: Some speeches and articles written by Franklin are restricted and require permission from the Franklin family prior to use. Contact Research Services for assistance.

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