Collection Number: 04786-z

Collection Title: Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961

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Size 120 items
Abstract Audio recordings and related materials mostly containing radio programs, 1958-1961 and undated sponsored by the Haywood, Calif., chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Gilbert Brooks, an African American radio host and son of Buster Allen Brooks, who founded the Haywood chapter of the NAACP, hosts the majority of the radio programs, which are mostly concerned with the status of African Americans in the mid-20th century; civil rights, education, employment, and the history of the NAACP are among the topics discussed. Select recordings include interviews or commentary by C. L. Dellums, an African American labor activist who was part of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, as well as a speech by Franklin Williams, an African American lawyer and civil rights leader. Also included are several tapes containing recordings of NAACP meetings and other activities.
Creator Brooks, Gilbert.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions.
Restrictions to Use
Permission to publish must be obtained from Nathan B. Brooks, donor.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts #4786-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
This collection is given in honor of Buster Allen Brooks, founder of the Hayward, circa, Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Received from Nathan B. Brooks (grandson of Buster Allen Brooks, nephew of Gilbert Brooks) of Chapel Hill, N.C., in October 1994 (Acc. 95151).
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Gilbert Brooks was born circa 1935. He is the son of Buster Allen Brooks, who founded the Haywood, Calif. chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In the late 1950s and early 1960s Gilbert Brooks hosted radio programs for the Haywood chapter of the NAACP.

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Audio recordings and related materials mostly containing radio programs, 1958-1961 and undated sponsored by the Haywood, Calif., chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Gilbert Brooks, an African American radio host and son of Buster Allen Brooks, who founded the Haywood chapter of the NAACP, hosts the majority of the radio programs, which are mostly concerned with the status of African Americans in the mid-20th century; civil rights, education, employment, and the history of the NAACP are among the topics discussed. Select recordings include interviews or commentary by C. L. Dellums, an African American labor activist who was part of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, as well as a speech by Franklin Williams, an African American lawyer and civil rights leader. Also included are several tapes containing recordings of NAACP meetings and other activities. Recordings are on 1/4" open reel audio.

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Processing information: Descriptive phrases in parentheses and dates are transcriptions from original audio boxes. These titles and dates were provided by creators of the collection. The archivist who initially processed this collection added additional information to the titles during the reformatting process.

Folder 1

Photocopies of original tape boxes, original notes, and notes generated in the process of reformatting. #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." Folder 1

Audiotape T-04786/1

"Sit-in demonstrations" #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/1

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/2

"Negro status in America since mid-century"; "Fair employment law"; "C. L. Dellums on FEPC", Sleeping car porters, Anti-discrimination law, 14 January 1961 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/2

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/3

"Present status of negro in America"; "Report on discrimination in teacher employment" #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/3

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/4

"The future of race relations", 6 August 1960 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/4

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/5

"House voting record"; "Oakland rally", October 1958 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/5

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/6

"Mack Lovett [board member], news and commentary", 16 July 1960; "M. Lovett, profiles and reflections", 3 December 1960 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/6

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/7

"Civil rights comments", 5 November 1960; "Negro history week", 12 February 1961; African American education in America #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/7

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/8

"M. Lovett, importance of actions", 4 February 1961 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/8

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/9

"Congressman George P. Miller"; "Baby crying" #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/9

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/10

"Mack Lovett, report on education" #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/10

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/11

"G. P. Miller interview regarding civil rights legislation" #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/11

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/12

"Supreme Court Cases III", 10 September 1960 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/12

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/13

"Supreme Court Cases II", 3 September [1960] #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/13

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/14

"NAACP Supreme Court cases", 27 August #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/14

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/15

"The Negro in American Society" #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/15

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/16

"Status Since Mid-Century; C. L. Dellums, FEPC"; Rumford, Fair Housing Act, Call-in show "Viewpoint", 14 January 1961 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/16

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/17

"Civil Rights Commission report on housing, Bonnie Henderson" #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/17

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/18

"Frank Williams speech", 28 January 1961 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/18

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/19

"Gilbert Brooks radio program on inferiority, equality and first class citizenship"; Live NAACP meeting with female moderator #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/19

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/20

"World's return to Africa"; "Birth struggle"; "Description of continent" #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/20

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/21

Call-in radio segment; Live NAACP meeting with male moderator #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/21

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/22

"How the NAACP began", 20 August 1960 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/22

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/23

"Negro's status in America since mid-century", 14 January 1961 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/23

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/24

"Present status of the Negro in America", 23 July #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/24

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/25

"Civil rights commission report on voting and registration"; NAACP radio program with female guest; Bombay City Orchestra; Operatic selection from Samson and Delilah; Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Ceremony #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/25

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/26

"Negro's history in America", 31 December 1960 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/26

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/27

"African Report, Bonnie Henderson", 12 November 1960 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/27

1/4" Open Reel Audio

Audiotape T-04786/28

[unidentified audio recording], 1960 #04786-z, Series: "Gilbert Brooks radio broadcasts, 1958-1961." T-04786/28

1/4" Open Reel Audio

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Processing Information

Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, December 1995

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Anne Wells and Andrew Crook, December 2020

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