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Harold C. Williams Papers, 1962-2012

Scope and Content Note

In addition to newspaper clippings of stories about Williams as well as editorial columns written by him, the Harold C. Williams Papers include artifacts, CDs, certificates, correspondence, diplomas, notes, photograph albums, photographs, plaques, poems, posters, publications, reports, sound recordings, student papers, and VHS videotapes. The publications consist of a combination of magazines, reports, handbooks, event brochures, books, and conference programs. Some of the student papers reflect a minority groups course taught by Williams at Linfield College.

Numbering about 3,000 images in total, the photographs primarily depict Harold and members of his family at home and at various events, such as reunions and graduation ceremonies. Other images show Harold in portrait shots and at conferences. The 120 VHS videotapes contain recordings of TV news stories, PCC graduation ceremonies, a gospel choir festival, clips of city council meetings, family reunions, and footage about the Success Academy program. The artifacts include medals, a wooden statue of an African drummer, and a sash commemorating a Broadous Family reunion.

Organizations represented in these materials include the Portland Community College Board, the Association of Community College Trustees, Portland State University, CH2A Associates Inc., and the state office of Affirmative Action.

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