Fonds RBSC-ARC-1470 - Paul Robeson Memorial Concert collection

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Paul Robeson Memorial Concert collection

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  • 2001-2002 (Creation)
    Paul Robeson Memorial Concert Organizing Committee, collector

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3 folders of textual records and other material

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This committee had two primary functions. The first function was to organize the 50th anniversary concert of the famous concert which was held at the Peace Arch in 1952 and featured the American Communist and singer Paul Robeson. The second involved an oral history project where the committee conducting oral interviews with many of the political activists who helped to organize the initial concert.

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Fonds consists of records related to the organization of the Paul Robeson Memorial Concert and the accompanying oral history project. Textual series in this fonds include financial records, oral history project plans and concert planning. There is also a series which contains the audio recordings of the interviews conducted by the committee.

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Acquired from Jackie Larkin in 2003.


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Some audio cassettes and minidiscs have been digitized. Digital files are available upon request.

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11 audio casettes, 4 mini discs and 1 compact disc.

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