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Collection Number RG4808.AU
Collection Name RG4804.AU: Patrick Family
Identifier Sound recordings
Size and Materials Two audio reel-to-reel tapes
Date or Date Span 1969
Date 1969
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content Mr. and Mrs. James Patrick, Betty (Patrick) Gaines, Ruth (Patrick) Thomas, and Helen (Patrick) Seward are the members of the Patrick Family interviewed. The interviews deal with the pioneer experiences of the James Arthur Patrick Family. Patrick's father homesteaded near Aurora, Nebraska in the 1870s. The Patricks were among the few African-American homesteaders to claim land in this area of Nebraska. James A. Patrick remained on the farm until 1910, and relates early farming conditions, crops, livestock, and social activities. He also mentions the family's relationships with the white community. Later portions of the interview deal with the Patricks' life in Lincoln, Nebraska during the 1920s and 1930s. The Patrick daughters mention their educational ecperience at the Lincoln Public Schools and at the University of Nebraska and recall the prejudice and discrimination they encountered.
Creator Reed, Duane J.
Language of Material English
Access Conditions No use restrictions
Copyrights No use restrictions
Finding Aids Transcript available
Related units of description
Subjects African-Americans
Frontier and Pioneer Life
Race relations
People Gaines, Betty (Patrick)
Patrick, James Arthur
Reed, Duane J.
Seward, Helen (Patrick)
Thomas, Ruth (Patrick)
Search Terms Aurora, NE
Hamilton County, NE
Lincoln (Nebraska) Public Schools
Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska
Genre Form Oral history interview
Reference Copy CD reference copy available