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Label
1987
Inclusive dates
1987
Creator
Contributor
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection consists of an interview tape, two typescripts, and a bound copy of an oral history interview with Alphabet conducted by Alan Cherry as part of the LDS Afro-American Oral History Project by the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University
Biographical or historical data
Alvin Alphabet is a black Mormon, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, and a former U.S.D.A. food inspector in New York who did undercover work for the F.B.I. in Pennsylvania.
Cataloging source
UPB
Form designation
Oral history
Summary expansion
  • Alphabet discusses his minister father and minister uncle who reared him after his being orphaned at an early age, his large family, and his education. He describes his experience with the U.S.D.A. and undercover work with the F.B.I., the resultant danger, and his subsequent relocation
  • Alphabet talks about the various prejudices people have for one another including racism, his current family and family life, and his inventions for a sanitation process that will help kill salmonella spores before they can get into plants and for sterile socks which would keep feet in optimum condition. Alphabet discusses LDS values in his life, his goals and hopes for the future, and his desires for communication between all peoples
Label
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Instantiates
Accompanying material
2 typescripts (30 leaves).
Content category
other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
5 in., 1/2 in. tape.
Extent
  • 1 v. (16 leaves) +
  • 1 sound tape reel (70 min.)
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
System control number
  • (RLIN)UTBV88-A254
  • (OCoLC)ocn141220671
Label
 Unknown Label
Accompanying material
2 typescripts (30 leaves).
Content category
other
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
5 in., 1/2 in. tape.
Extent
  • 1 v. (16 leaves) +
  • 1 sound tape reel (70 min.)
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
System control number
  • (RLIN)UTBV88-A254
  • (OCoLC)ocn141220671

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