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Digital folder MSP00311 Mary O'Hara papers on Helen Bass Williams

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Contains 33 Collections and/or Records:

Mary O'Hara papers on Helen Bass Williams

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311
Overview This collection documents Dr. Mary O'Hara's research into and relationship with Helen Bass Williams and includes research notes, correspondence, oral history recordings, interview transcripts, and published materials.
Dates: 1951 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1985 - 2000

Interviews, 1951-2007, undated

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2
Scope and Contents Series includes audio recordings, transcripts, and notes from interviews conducted by Mary O'Hara as research for her doctoral dissertation. Interviews were predominantly conducted with Helen Bass Williams and many are narratives by Williams, recounting events and experiences during her life and in the Civil Rights Movement, however also include interviews with Williams' coworkers such as Mary Endres Fyfe, other individuals, and personal notes by O'Hara. Materials include microcassettes,...
Dates: 1951-2007, undated

Recordings, 1989-2007, undated

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1
Scope and Contents Sub-series includes audio recordings conducted by Mary O'Hara for her doctoral dissertation. Materials include microcassettes, cassettes, digital recordings, and envelopes containing the tapes.
Dates: 1989-2007, undated

"recordings HBW mpegs", 1997 - 2007

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 2
Scope and Contents File includes ten audio recordings of O'Hara's interviews with and research on Helen Bass Williams. Most, if not all, recordings were digitized from the cassette tapes by O'Hara. These recordings were digitized by O'Hara and donated to the archives.
Dates: 1997 - 2007

Interview tapes and recordings, 1989 - 1992

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3
Scope and Contents File includes original tapes of O'Hara's interviews with Helen Bass Williams and digitized audio files of each tape. For a list of the interviews, see the interview tape envelopes in File 1 or Appendix C, page 246, of O'Hara's dissertation, "Let it fly." A hard copy version of the dissertation is located in Series 4 and a digital version is available through ProQuest (linked below).
Dates: 1989 - 1992

Transcripts, 1951-2003, undated

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 2
Scope and Contents Sub-series includes transcripts, notes, and associated research from interviews conducted by Mary O'Hara.
Dates: 1951-2003, undated; Event: 1960-1990s

Helen Bass Williams, transcribed stories, 1992 - 2003

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 2, File 1
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: Sub-series includes transcripts, notes, and associated research from interviews conducted by Mary O'Hara.
Dates: 1992 - 2003

Scholarship, 2003 - 2004

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 4
Scope and Contents Series includes scholarship produced by O'Hara about Helen Bass Williams, the Civil Rights Movement, and community organizing. Materials include her doctoral dissertation and digital presentation about Helen Bass Williams.
Dates: 2003 - 2004

Helen Bass Williams powerpoint, 2003

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 4, File 1
Scope and Contents From the Series: Series includes scholarship produced by O'Hara about Helen Bass Williams, the Civil Rights Movement, and community organizing. Materials include her doctoral dissertation and digital presentation about Helen Bass Williams.
Dates: 2003

"Fyfe interview", June 1992

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 1
Scope and Contents Interview with Mary Fyfe, Williams' collaborator for the Head Start program in Mississippi. Interview is recorded on two tapes. Tape 2, Side B is blank.
Dates: June 1992

"When my heart first opened to love; to religion; to pain", May 1989

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 2
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams where Williams tells three stories about her childhood. Recording is on Side A. Digital file is labelled MSP311i006_01a2. Unrelated content on MSP311i006_01a1.
Dates: May 1989

"What to do about Irma", May 1990

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 3
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams about Irma, a Black woman; the living conditions of poor, rural, Black communities in the South; and assistance from white students during the Civil Rights era. Recording is on the beginning of Side B from 0:00-21:22.
Dates: May 1990

"The dispenser of grants", May 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 4
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams about getting water access to a predominantly Black community. This story is also called, "The well". Recording is on Side B from 21:22-31:14 and cuts out at the end.
Dates: May 1991

"Tessy and Spaghetti", September 1990

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 5
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams about a mother, Tessy, and her young daughter, Spaghetti, who is beaten so badly in a parade that she is hospitalized. Recording is on the beginning of Side A from 0:00-15:00. Latter part of Side A is a recording of a lecture and was removed from the access copy due to copyright.
Dates: September 1990

"Interview with Assistant Professor of Home Economics", undated

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 6
Scope and Contents Interview by Mary O'Hara with one of Helen Bass Williams' coworkers from Purdue University. Recording is on Side B from 0:00-13:15. Unrelated content afterwards.
Dates: undated

"Civil Rights interview", September 21, 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 7
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams about her reflections on and involvement in the Civil Rights movement. Also titled, "Civil Rights movement reflections." Recording is on Side A. Side B is blank.
Dates: September 21, 1991

"Red, black, and blue", February 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 8
Scope and Contents Interviews with Helen Bass Williams about a man named Amos who tries to register to vote in Mississippi and is shot by a white Mississippian. Also titled, "Amos." Recording is on Side A from 0:00-15:57.
Dates: February 1991

"Ice cream parlor interview", February 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 9
Scope and Contents Interviews with Helen Bass Williams about Black issues witnessed in Colp, Illinois. Recording is on Side A from 15:57-30:21 and continues on Side B from 0:00-2:42.
Dates: February 1991

"Julia and the adjacent ladders", February 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 10
Scope and Contents Interviews with Helen Bass Williams about interactions between white women and Black men during the Civil Rights movements and Black women's reactions. Recording is on Side B from 2:42-13:02.
Dates: February 1991

"Birth story", June 10, 1991 - June 16, 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 11
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams about the story of her birth, childhood, and upbringing. Recording is on Side A.
Dates: June 10, 1991 - June 16, 1991

"The closet", July 21, 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 12
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams where Williams compares her mind and heart to a closet that she can reach into for memories of people and events in her past. She discusses love, her mother, and living alone. Recording is on Side B from 0:00-4:18.
Dates: July 21, 1991

"Mental institution notes", July 21, 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 13
Scope and Contents Recording includes notes by O'Hara about Helen Bass Williams' experience in a mental hospital. Recording is on Side B from 4:18-7:41.
Dates: July 21, 1991

"Civil Rights questions", September 1, 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 14
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams about Williams' work with organizations, grants, and Mary Endres Fyfe. Recording is on Side B from 8:54-43:48.
Dates: September 1, 1991

"Highlander interview", February 1991

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 15
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams where Williams discusses her work with the Highlander Folk School. Two separate copies of the same recording.
Dates: February 1991

"Biographical interview", June 1990

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 311, Series 2, Sub-series 1, File 3, Item 16
Scope and Contents Interview with Helen Bass Williams about Williams' life and her family. Recording is on Side A from 0:00-9:25.
Dates: June 1990