This collection of interviews covers topics of race relations and rock and roll music in Cleveland between 1952 and 1966. The interviews were conducted by Dana Aritonovich as she researched her thesis in pursuit of a Master of Arts in History at Cleveland State University, which was successfully completed in 2010. Interview subjects are music fans, musicians, and disc jockeys from various racial and socio-economic groups, all of whom resided in the Greater Cleveland area in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Submissions from 2010
Submissions from 2009
Charm Warren-Celestine Interview 2009
George Hendricks Interview, 2009
Joan and James Orosz Interview, 2009
Lynn Tolliver, Jr. Interview, 2009
Mike Olszewski Interview, 2009