Oral History Collection
Minnesota Black History Project
In 1974 the Minnesota Historical Society received a grant to collect materials germane to the history of blacks in Minnesota. During two summers the staff of the Minnesota Black History Project, under the direction of David V. Taylor, collected records of organizations, institutions, clubs and churches, as well as personal papers, genealogies and photographs. They also interviewed members of the black community. For a complete description of the interviews and other related materials in the Society's collections, see Blacks in Minnesota: A Preliminary Guide to Historical Sources, compiled by David V. Taylor (St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1976).