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Claremont Colleges Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: H-Mss-1093

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content of the Collection

This collection contains the coursework and projects completed by students in the various oral history courses of the Claremont Colleges. Materials include transcripts of interviews, final papers, abstracts, photographs, and permissions documents. Born-digital materials include recordings of the interviews. Please contact Special Collections staff for access to these recordings.

Dates

  • 2017-2018

Language of Materials

Languages represented in the collection: English.

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to reproduce or to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Biography / Administrative History

This collection was created to house the course project materials created by oral history students in programs across the Claremont Colleges. The Claremont Graduate University (CGU) oral history program offers a class each Spring semester, and the materials available are from this program. Currently, the collection contains materials from two CGU classes.

The CGU History 304/Introduction to Oral History Methodology course trains graduate students in both the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting oral histories. For Spring 2017, the theme for the course was “Women of Claremont.” Students interviewed a wide range of women with various connections to the town of Claremont, California, including artists, academics, and activists. For Spring 2018 and 2019, the theme for the course was “Women of Color in Southern California.” Students interviewed women of color from a wide range of backgrounds, including academics, students, and professionals.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)

Abstract

This collection contains the coursework produced by students of the Claremont Colleges' oral history classes. Currently, the collection contains materials from the oral history courses at Claremont Graduate University. The CGU History 304/Introduction to Oral History Methodology course trains graduate students in both the theoretical and practical aspects of conducting oral histories. Themes for the courses in the collection include "Women in Claremont" and "Women of Color in Southern California." This is a growing collection and will be added to as more coursework is donated.

Organization and Arrangement

This collection has been organized into the following series:

Series 1: Claremont Graduate University

Subseries 1.1: History 304, Spring 2017

Subseries 1.2: History 304, Spring 2018

Subseries 1.3: History 304, Spring 2019

Additional series are anticipated, and will be created for each college. Subseries will be created for each course. Materials are arranged alphabetically by last name of interviewee.

Physical Location

Please consult repository.

Provenance / Source of Acquisition

Gift of the students of Claremont Graduate University Oral History course 304: 2017, 2018, 2019.

Accruals

Additions to the collection are anticipated.

Processing Information

Materials were sent to Special Collections by the student participants in digital format, these were printed out onto archival acid-free paper and housed in archival folders and boxes.
Title
Claremont Colleges Oral History Collection
Author
Finding aid prepared by Sara Chetney, MA
Language of description
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Script of description
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Repository Details

Part of the 01 - Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library Repository

Contact:
800 North Dartmouth Ave
Claremont CA 91711 United States