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1968 Oral Histories Collection

Identifier: MS-0124

Scope and Contents

The oral history recordings in this collection are a result of a collaboration between UMKC Libraries and KCUR. The project was intended to preserve the history of unrest in Kansas City in 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The oral histories were conducted at the Kansas City Public Library’s Southeast Branch, and at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch. The recordings are of Kansas City community members and documents their memories and thoughts about the events leading up to, during and after the unrest in Kansas City in 1968.


  • 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Donor has transferred copyright of materials they have created. UMKC Libraries holds consent forms of interviewees in this collection.


4 Gigabytes (Marr: 7 WAV files.)

Language of Materials


Marr: Derek Long.
Marr: 2020.
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository