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Preliminary Guide to the Edward Smith Oral History Interview
1968



Manuscript Collection No.: 4895
Accession No.: 4895-001
Creator: Smith, Edward , creator
Title: Edward Smith oral history interview
Date Span: 1968
Quantity: 1 sound cassette (45 minutes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.




Biographical Note

Engineer and businessman.

Scope and Content

Tape-recorded interview conducted by Larry Gossett on April 27, 1968.

Mr. Smith discusses his life in Roslyn from 1907 to 1949. He worked as a mining horse engineer until 1928 and then owned his own plumbing store. He discusses black-white relationships in Roslyn in churches, lodges, and schools. Smith discusses the opportunities for blacks in mining including possibilities for promotion and ownership of property, etc. He discusses the pre-1907 attitude of the mining union towards jobs for blacks and towards black officials in the union.

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Access to archival recordings: Due to the fragility of archival tape recordings, potential users may be required to arrange for transfer to digital format before the material can be accessed. Please contact Special Collections for further information.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info

Donated by Edward Smith, 4/27/1968.

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Personal Names:
Smith, Edward--Archives.
Last modified: January 10, 2008
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