Langston Heritage Group Collection, 1869-2022
Of particular note are photographs from Thankful Baptist Church; The Echo, The Langston Voice, and The Langston Spectator yearbooks; the Langston High School record book for faculty meetings; and the Prospect Lodge No. 54 record book. There are also transcripts and field notes (and, in two cases, audio or moving image recordings) for fourteen oral history interviews conducted between 1998-2001 that focus on African-American history in Johnson City. Some of the interviews were conducted in conjunction with the Historic African-American Site Preservation Society (HASP).
The collection consists of annuals and yearbooks, correspondence, contracts and deeds, memoranda, financial records, programs, pamphlets and publications, news clippings, photographs, audio and video recordings, maps, letterhead, and realia.
The current digital collection contains surrogates created in 2022 of the complete content of the collection.
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