MSS 0179 - Robert H. Richards, Jr., Delaware Oral History Collection

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Audiovisual material in this collection has been migrated to the Artstor platform, and is available at this link: Transcripts from the audiovisual material remain in UDSpace.

The Delaware Oral History collection was a project of the University of Delaware History Department, directed by Dr. John Munroe and funded by Robert H. Richards, Jr.. Interviews with 317 Delawareans conducted between 1966 and 1978 cover topics including the following: educators, immigrants, journalism, politics, and the University of Delaware, Delaware in the Depression, and the 1950s relocation of Long Island and New Jersey potato farmers to Delaware.

The transcription and digitization of the Robert H. Richards Jr. Delaware Oral History collection was made possible through the generous support of Mrs. Lydia R. Boyer, the Honorable Jane Roth, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Richards III, and the law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. Audio files of the oral histories in this collection are available in Artstor. Links are provided in the item record.


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