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Harold C. Williams Papers, 1962-2013

By Finding aid prepared by Avery Sorensen, James Gotchall, Pam Trotter, and Elizabeth Nielsen.

Collection Overview

Title: Harold C. Williams Papers, 1962-2013

Predominant Dates: 1972-2010

ID: MSS WilliamsH

Primary Creator: Williams, Harold C. (Harold Cleophas) (1943-2012)

Extent: 12.5 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The Harold C. Williams Papers are arranged in 12 series: 1. Personal Materials, 1962-2010; 2. Community Involvement, 1968-2010; 3. Reports and Publications, 1972-2010; 4. Newspaper Clippings, 1969-2013; 5. Photo Albums, circa 1980s-1990s; 6. Personal Photographs, 1965-2011; 7. Occupational Photographs, circa 1967 - 2005; 8. Community Involvement Photographs, circa 1960s-2010s; 9. Video, 1987-2004; 10. Audio, 1987-2006; 11. Plaques, 1984-2012; and 12. Artifacts, circa 1996.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Harold C. Williams Papers document Williams' community activism, volunteer service, and civic leadership in Portland, Oregon, as well as his immediate and extended family. Harold C. Williams was an activist, volunteer, and leader in the African American community in Portland from the 1960s until his death in 2012.

Scope and Content Notes

The Harold C. Williams Papers document Williams' community activism, volunteer service, and civic leadership in Portland, Oregon as well as his immediate and extended family. Much of the collection consists of materials assembled by Williams; photographs documenting his community involvement and family; and sound and video recordings of Williams making speeches and presentations.

The Papers include biographical and personal materials; records documenting his involvement with Portland Community College and Portland State University; and materials pertaining to African Americans in Portland, especially education, employment, and programs for at-risk youth. The collection includes a wide variety of formats, including videotapes, audio cassette sound recordings, photographs, photograph albums, and two digital photographs. Of special note are video recordings and photographs of Jesse Jackson.

Williams' religious life and church activities are reflected throughout the collection and include materials he assembled and wrote, photographs, and video and audio recordings of sermons, gospel choir festivals, and memorial services.

Williams' immediate family of his wife, Cal, and his children as well as his extended Broadous family are depicted in many photographs of life events such as birthdays, graduations, and weddings; family reunions; and vacations. Video and audio recordings of weddings and family reunions are also part of the collection.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Harold C. Williams was a community activist, civic leader, and educator in Portland, Oregon, from the 1960s until his death in 2012.

Born in 1943 in Texarkana, Arkansas, Harold Cleophas Williams came to Portland, Oregon in 1959 and finished his secondary education at Jefferson High School in 1962. Williams earned an Associate Degree in Education from Multnomah Junior College in 1965 and attended the University of California in Berkeley where he received a certificate in race relations in June 1967. Williams returned to Portland and completed BS and MS degrees in political science at Portland State University in 1969 and 1972. Williams served as director of a satellite campus of PSU in northeast Portland for two years and was appointed as the Director of Affirmative Action for the State of Oregon in 1973. He served in this position until 1978.

Active in the local chapters of the Urban League and NAACP, Williams was a strong presence in the Oregon African American community, working with at-risk youth at Maclaren Youth Correctional Facility and creating the "Success Academy" program in 2004. Williams' service to the community was also reflected in his membership on the board of Portland Community College, where he helped advocate for the formation of the Cascade branch campus in Northeast Portland. Williams married Cal Robertson in 1975 and together they raised three children: Natasha, Harold Jr. (also referred to as Harold Two), and Eric.

CH2A & Associates was established by Harold C. Williams and his wife, Cal Robertson Williams, as a consulting firm to the business and public sector. The firm specialized in affirmative action, labor relations, conflict resolution, personnel management, and counseling.

The Broadous Family consists of the descendants of Rev. and Mrs. Zachrah Broadous, Sr. of Texarkana, Arkansas. Rev. Zachrah Broadous, Sr., was Harold Williams' grandfather and died in 1943, the year that Williams was born. The extensive Broadous Family has gathered for family reunions every 3 years since 1948.

Administrative Information

More Extent Information: 5400 photographs, 67 videotapes, 27 sound recordings, and 6.5 megabytes digital content; 15 boxes, including 1 oversize box

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Note: The Papers were donated to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center by Williams' son, Harold C. Williams, Jr., in 2014.

Related Materials: This collection is a component of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA). The Urban League of Portland Records (MSS UrbanLeague) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Corvallis Branch Records (MSS NAACPCorvallis) include extensive materials documenting African Americans in Oregon.

Preferred Citation: Harold C. Williams Papers (MSS WilliamsH), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

Creators

Williams, Harold C. (Harold Cleophas) (1943-2012)

People, Places, and Topics

African Americans--Civil Rights--Oregon.
African Americans--Education--Oregon.
African Americans--Employment--Oregon.
African Americans--Oregon--Portland.
African Americans--Religious life.
African American youth--Oregon--Portland.
Christian life.
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
Juvenile corrections--Oregon.
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Portland (Or.)--Race relations.
Portland Community College (Portland, Or.)
Portland Community College (Portland, Or. : Cascade Campus)
Portland State University
Williams, Harold C.

Forms of Material

Born digital.
Digital photographs.
Film negatives.
Photograph albums.
Photographic prints.
Video recordings (physical artifacts)


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Personal Materials, 1962-2010
Series 1 includes biographical information, correspondence, religious materials, and writings. The biographical information documents Williams' early years, education, and family and includes a yearbook, diplomas, awards, and certificates. The correspondence includes personal letters from Williams' wife and greeting cards from family members and friends. Religious materials reflect church pamphlets, hymns, and religious writings gathered by Williams. Williams' writings contain newspaper articles, poems, personal notes, and reports written and assembled by Williams. Topics include gang information, political outreach, and voting.
Sub-Series 1: Biographical Information, 1962-2010
Box-Folder 1.1: General, 2002-2006
Box-Folder 1.2: Broadus Family Reunion Cloth, undated
Box-Folder 1.3: Certificates and Awards, 1967-2010
Box-Folder 14.1: Certificates and Awards, 1970-1993
Box-Folder 1.4: Diplomas, 1962-1972
Box-Folder 1.5: Family News, 1991
Box-Folder 1.6: High School Reunions, 1997-1998
Box-Folder 1.7: Yearbook, 1994
Box-Folder 1.8: Correspondence - Greeting Cards, 1970-2008
Includes 5 photographs.
Box-Folder 1.9: Correspondence - Greeting Cards, 1970-2008
Box-Folder 1.10: Correspondence - Greeting Cards, 1970-2008
Box-Folder 1.11: Correspondence - Personal, 1972-2006
Box-Folder 1.12: Correspondence - Professional, 1970-1972
Box-Folder 1.13: Correspondence - Professional, 1973-2008
Box-Folder 1.14: Religious Materials, 1970-2001
Box-Folder 1.15: Religious Materials, 1970-2001
Box-Folder 1.16: Writings - General, 1986-2001
Box-Folder 1.17: Writings - General, 1986-2001
Box-Folder 1.18: Writings - Newspaper Articles, 1990-1994
Box-Folder 1.19: Writings - "Through the Eyes of Mr. W." newspaper column, 1975-1978
Published in the Portland Observer.
Box-Folder 1.20: Writings - Personal Notes, circa 1990s
Box-Folder 1.21: Writings - Poems, undated
Series 2: Community Involvement, 1968-2010
Series 2 documents the connections that Harold Williams had with the community through courses that he taught, interactions with Ghana, CH2A Associates, and the Oregon Juvenile Corrections facility.
Box-Folder 2.1: CH2A Associates, 1993-2004
Box-Folder 2.2: Conciliators Incorporated, circa 1990s
Box-Folder 2.3: Ghana, 1997-1998
7 postcards
Box-Folder 2.4: Oregon Juvenile Corrections, 1996-2000
Box-Folder 2.5: Linfield College, 1991-1994
Box-Folder 2.6: Portland Community College, 1993-2010
Box-Folder 2.7: Portland State University Education Center, 1968-1972
Box-Folder 2.8: Public Service Announcement - Coalition of Black Men and Omega Boys Club, 1991
Box-Folder 2.9: Student Papers: Minority Groups Course, 1993-1995
Box-Folder 2.10: Student Papers: Minority Groups Course, 1993-1995
Box-Folder 2.11: Student Papers: Minority Voices Course, 1974
Box-Folder 2.12: Student Papers: "Perspectives of Change in a Community", 2006-2007
Box-Folder 2.13: Success Academy, 1998-2007
Series 3: Reports and Publications, 1972-2010
Series 3 consists of reports and publications arranged by type of publications that were collected and assembled by Harold Williams. They include directories, event programs, flyers, journal articles, newsletters, pamphlets, and presentations pertaining to the elderly, youth, politics, religion, and education.
Box-Folder 2.14: Directories, circa 1998-2002
Box-Folder 2.15: Event Programs, 1982-2008
Box-Folder 2.16: Event Programs, 1978-2010
Box-Folder 2.17: Historical Information, 1973-2001
Box-Folder 2.18: Journals, 1996-2007
Box-Folder 2.19: Newsletters, 1991
Box-Folder 2.20: Pamphlets and flyers, 1976-1992
Box-Folder 2.21: Presentations, 1998
Box-Folder 2.22: Publications, 1972-1988
Box-Folder 2.23: Reports, 1972-2001
Box-Folder 2.24: Reports, 1991-1998
Series 4: Newspaper Clippings, 1969-2013
Series 4 consists of an extensive collection of newspaper clippings, primarily from Oregon newspapers, assembled by Williams. The clippings are organized in various ways -- by date, subject, and newspaper title (such as the Portland Observer). The series includes newspaper articles written by Williams as well as pieces written about him. Topics include gang violence, schools, community activism, and religion.
Box-Folder 3.1: General, undated
Box-Folder 3.2: General, 1969-1973
Box-Folder 3.3: General, 1974-1979
Box-Folder 3.4: General, 1974-1979
Box-Folder 3.5: General, 1980-1988
Box-Folder 3.6: General, 1989
Box-Folder 3.7: General, 1989
Box-Folder 3.8: General, 1989
Box-Folder 3.9: General, 1990-1996
Box-Folder 3.10: General, 1990-1996
Box-Folder 3.11: General, 1990-1996
Box-Folder 3.12: General, 1997-1998
Box-Folder 3.13: General, 1999
Box-Folder 3.14: General, 2000
Box-Folder 3.15: General, 2001
Box-Folder 3.16: General, 2002
Box-Folder 3.17: General, 2003
Box-Folder 3.18: General, 2004-2005
Box-Folder 4.1: General, 2006-2007
Box-Folder 4.2: General, 2008
Box-Folder 4.3: General, 2008
Box-Folder 4.4: General, 2009
Box-Folder 4.5: General, 2009
Box-Folder 4.6: General, 2010-2013
Box-Folder 4.7: General, 2010-2013
Box-Folder 4.8: Affirmative Action, 1972-1978
Box-Folder 4.9: Business Articles, 1985-1989
Box-Folder 4.10: Community Response, 1983-1993
Box-Folder 4.11: Gang Violence, 1994-1995
Box-Folder 4.12: Government Articles, 1985-1993
Box-Folder 4.13: Government Articles, 1985-1993
Box-Folder 4.14: Knotts Street Boxing Team, 2005
Box-Folder 4.15: Minority Groups, 1992
Box-Folder 4.16: News Clippings from Evelyn S. Cope, 2002-2003
Box-Folder 4.17: Portland Community College, 1993
Box-Folder 4.18: 1975-1989
Box-Folder 4.19: Religious Articles, 1989-1990
Box-Folder 4.20: School Articles, 1984-1991
Box-Folder 4.21: School Articles, 1984-1991
Extent: 2 folders

Box-Folder 4.22: State Representative Campaign, 1984
Series 5: Photo Albums, circa 1980s-1990s
Series 5 consists of 13 photograph albums with 960 photographic prints. These photographs reflect both personal and occupational content. Topics include weddings, Rotary International, class field trips, birthday parties, church activities, family reunions, trips, Hampton University, dances, Multnomah Falls, Portland Community College events, and Jesse Jackson.
Extent: 13 albums

Box-Item 5.1 - 5.10
Box-Item 6.1 - 6.3
Series 6: Personal Photographs, 1965-2011
Series 6 consists of photographs of Williams' family and friends and special events such as graduations, weddings, and birthdays as well as informal family gatherings. School, individual, and family portraits are part of the series. Images of the Portland Rose Festival parade, Multnomah Falls, and the Broadous Family reunion are also reflected in these photographs. The series includes 1715 photographic prints, 480 film negatives, and 13 slides. The negatives are distributed throughout the series. The series also includes two digital photographs of Williams made in February 2011.
Extent: 2200 photographs

Box-Folder 6.4: Anthony Washington, 1995
13 slides
Box-Folder 6.4-6.12: Birthdays, circa 1990s
Extent: 8 folders

Box-Folder 6.13-6.18: Family and Friends General, 1965-2011
Extent: 6 folders

Box-Folder 6.19: Family Reunions, circa 2000
Box-Folder 6.20-6.22: Graduations, 1995-2008
Extent: 3 folders

Box-Folder 7.1: Harold Williams, circa 1970s-2011
Includes two digital photographs available for viewing in the Reading Room.
Box-Folder 7.2: Parades and Festivals, circa 1970s-1995
Sub-Series 1: Vacations and Trips, circa 1970s-2000s
Box-Folder 7.3: Cayman Islands Cruise, 1993
Box-Folder 7.4: Cayman Islands Cruise, 1993
Box-Folder 7.5: Crater Lake, circa 1990s
Box-Folder 7.6: Georgia, circa 2000s
Box-Folder 7.7: Maryland, circa 1990s
Box-Folder 7.8: New York, circa 1980s
Box-Folder 7.9: San Francisco, 1998
Box-Folder 7.10: Texas, 1992
Box-Folder 7.11: Unidentified trips and vacations, circa 1970s-1990s
Box-Folder 7.12: Williams' House, 1992
Box-Folder 7.13: Weddings, 1992-1997
Box-Folder 7.14: Wedding Anniversaries, 1991-1992
Series 7: Occupational Photographs, circa 1967-2005
Series 7 consists of images documenting Williams' professional career including Portland Community College events, conventions, programs for students and youth, and teaching. The series includes 1140 photographic prints, 320 film negatives, and a poster. The negatives are distributed throughout the series.
Extent: 1460 photographs

Sub-Series 1: Conventions and Formal Events, circa 1980s-2000
Box-Folder 7.15: American Association of Community Colleges, 1990-1998
Box-Folder 7.16: Association of Community College Trustees, circa 1980s
Box-Folder 7.17: Blacks In Government, 1995
Box-Folder 7.18: CH2A, circa 1990s-2000
Box-Folder 7.19: Jesse Jackson at Melody Ballroom, circa 1980s
Box-Folder 7.20: National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, circa 1994
Box-Folder 7.21: White House Visit, circa 1990s
Box-Folder 14.2: Williams with James Earl Jones, circa 2000
Box-Folder 7.22-8.2: Unidentified Conventions and Formal Events, 1995-2005
Extent: 5 folders

Box-Folder 8.3: Portland Community College (PCC) 25-Year Cascade Anniversary, 1988
Box-Folder 8.4: Students, circa 1990-1995
Box-Folder 8.5: Students, circa 1990-1995
Includes one poster.
Box-Folder 14.3: Tom McCall, Oregon Governor, circa 1967-1975
Extent: 1 matted black-and-white photograph

Series 8: Community Involvement Photographs, circa 1960s-2010s
Series 8 consists of photographs pertaining to Williams' involvement with the community and are primarily organized by subject. The photographs document outreach in Africa as well as programs to address gang prevention, sports, junior golf clubs, walkathons, the Rotary International, and youth outreach programs. Williams' church activities as well as historic photographs are also reflected in this series. Slides of several art pieces, including drawings of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. are part of the series. This series includes 570 photographic prints, 160 film negatives, and 23 color slides; two posters are also included. The negatives are distributed throughout the series.
Extent: 755 photographs

Box-Folder 8.6: Church, circa 1990s-2010s
Box-Folder 8.7: Coalition of Black Men, circa 1990s
Box-Folder 14.4: "Jazz on the Mississippi" Sponsored by CH2A, 2008-2009
Extent: 2 posters

Box-Folder 8.8: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, circa 1960s
Box-Folder 8.9: Pastoral 25th Anniversary, circa 1990s
Box-Folder 8.10: Slides of Art Pieces, 1995
Extent: 23 slides

Box-Folder 8.11: Uganda Outreach, 1997
Box-Folder 8.12: Uganda Outreach, 1997
Box-Folder 8.13: Youth Outreach, 1990-circa 2000
Box-Folder 8.14: Youth Outreach, 1990-circa 2000
Box-Folder 8.15: Youth Outreach, 1990-circa 2000
Series 9: Video, 1987-2004
Series 9 consists of videotape recordings of Williams on camera, events involving William's work, or references to Williams. More than 50 hours of video footage are included. Some materials pertain to the African American experience in general that may have influenced the work of Williams. Topics include minority discrimination in business, police and gang violence, Portland City Council meetings, CH2A work, and youth outreach. Footage includes documentaries, home video, and recordings of news broadcasts. All the videotapes are VHS format. Each tape has been assigned an item number. Running time is provided for most of the videotapes.
Extent: 67 VHS videotapes

Box-Item 9.1: "A Man Named Harold", undated
Summary of Williams' involvement with Safeway in Portland. Williams gives speeches at the opening of two Portland Safeways. (0:08:15)
Box-Item 9.2: African American Gathering In Portland, 1988
Dancing and discussions. August 26, 1988 (2:07:17)
Box-Item 9.3: Black United Front March Against Crime, 1989-1990
News coverage of the march to end gangs and violence in Portland; Harold speaks about Mayor Bud Clark's apology for some potentially racist comments. September 16, 1989-July 28, 1990 (0:17:29)
Box-Item 9.4: Blaser Industry, undated
Recording of the Blaser Industry Project meant to give youth confidence. (0:08:28)
Box-Item 9.5: Bridge Builder, 1997
A coming of age ceremony. (2:09:15)
Box-Item 9.6: Broadous Family, 1991
Williams speaks to family mourning the loss of their eldest sister. September 7, 1991 (2:10:46)
Box-Item 9.7: Broadous Family Worship Service, 1994
Sunday Morning Service at Vancouver Baptist Church. July 3, 1994 (4:05:40)
Box-Item 9.8: Cal R. Williams OSU Extension Service, undated
Home-Based Business Session of which Mrs. Williams is the leader. (3:39:15)
Box-Item 9.9: CH2A and Associates, Dean Visits Portland, 2004
Howard Dean visits Portland in support of mayor-elect Potter. Williams is shown and speaks briefly on camera. August 30, 2004 (0:10:04)
Box-Item 9.10: CH2A and Associates, Gore/Gresham Principal, 2000
Gresham Principal accused of racist remarks, gets saved by the school board. May 12, 2000 (0:07:30)
Box-Item 9.11: CH2A and Associates, Library Tape, 1993
Two black men went into a Head Start Office on payday and attempted to take the workers' pay, shot Christina Clegg and critically wounded another worker. Christina Clegg remembered with a memorial fund. July 30, 1993-August 15, 1993 (0:30:26)
Box-Item 9.12: CH2A and Associates Reward Fund and Contractor's Report, 1996
Williams is shown during a discussion about the reward fund. Williams speaks about how contracting agencies are giving work to white contractors, not black ones. June 21, 1996-June 22, 1996 (0:03:53)
Box-Item 9.13: CH2A and Associates, "We Are One" News Clip, undated
Williams helps a young boy recover from being a part of a gang. "We Are One" program members speak to younger kids about the importance of staying out of gangs. (0:14:18)
Box-Item 9.14: City Scope: Endangered Species, undated
Discussion about black men and violence. (0:29:05)
Box-Item 9.15: City Scope: Hate Crimes, undated
Harold sits on a panel to discuss why people perform hate crimes. (0:26:57)
Box-Item 9.16: Coalition of Black Men on Convention Center/Racism, 1989
Williams and CBMC discuss the lack of minorities involved in the construction of the Portland convention center. May 19, 1989 and May 25, 1989 (0:50:08)
Box-Item 9.17: Coalition of Black Men March and Rally and Jesse Jackson Speech, 1988
Coalition of Black Men march and rally to end gang violence. Williams states that the media needs to stop portraying blacks as gangsters. Jesse Jackson speaks at the 1988 Democratic National Convention about stopping racism. July 16 and 19, 1988 (1:19:19)
Box-Item 9.18: Coalition of Black Men Meeting, undated
Box-Item 9.19: Coalition of Black Men Speaking on Dads Against Discrimination, undated
Williams speaks on Dads Against Discrimination about the Coalition of Black Men. (0:59:28)
Box-Item 9.20: Community College Montage, undated
This video highlights various community colleges in Oregon. Williams is depicted in the Portland Community College segment. (0:21:00)
Box-Item 9.21: Convention Center Problems, 1987
Koin News 6, Portland Television News, Harold Williams speaks about how there are not enough black contractors working on the convention center construction site. November 13, 1987 (0:05:11)
Box-Item 9.22: Dick Greggory: "The World According to Dick Greggory", 2002
Dick Greggory lectures comedically in Portland about civil rights. February 16, 2002 (2:41:18)
Box-Item 9.23: Family Wedding, 1987
Williams gives a speech at a formal gathering. June 27, 1987 (1:53:03)
Box-Item 9.24: Family Wedding, 2003
Williams says the blessing at a family wedding. August 2, 2003 (0:03:17)
Box-Item 9.25: Gospel Choir Festival, Tape 1 of 2, 2002
Williams speaks at the Gospel Choir Festival. July 20, 2002 (0:48:00)
Box-Item 9.26: Gospel Choir Festival, Tape 2 of 2, 2002
Williams speaks at the Gospel Choir Festival. July 20, 2002 (0:44:00)
Box-Item 9.27: Governor's Summit Part 1, 1997
Governor Kitzhaber speaks in Portland about minorities in the Juvenile Correction System. Williams attends. October 15, 1997 (2:09:19)
Box-Item 9.28: Governor's Summit Part 2, 1997
Governor Kitzhaber speaks in Portland about minorities in the Juvenile Correction System. Williams attends. October 15, 1997 (2:09:13)
Box-Item 9.29: Governor's Summit Part 1, 1998
Williams prays for the youth at the beginning, talks about the representation of the general population. Morning Session, October 13, 1998 (2:02:49)
Box-Item 9.30: Governor's Summit Part 2, 1998
Governor Kitzhaber talks about how each system needs to be able to get the services it needs. Williams concludes by giving a brief speech about how everybody should think about the kids. Afternoon Session, October 13, 1998 (1:25:02)
Box-Item 9.31: Joe Holcomb Coalition of Black Men Memorial March, 1987
News Coverage: Harold Williams and the Coalition of Black Men lead a march in memory of Joe Holcomb. December 19, 1987 (0:09:27)
Box-Item 9.32: Joe Holcomb Shooting, 2004
KGW TV: Williams says that the information in the case about officers shooting a black kid should be presented to the public as well as to the grand jury. April 28, 2004 (0:04:07)
Box-Item 9.33: Joe Holcomb, Minority Contractor's Lawsuit, 1988
Williams is referred to during the Minority Contractors Lawsuit, Harold speaks about the missing witness to the Holcomb shooting. October 7, 1988 (0:04:51)
Box-Item 9.34: Library Tape, 1990-1992
MLK Jr. Vigil, Harold Williams briefly portrayed; First Source Program, African American Festival, Pioneer Courthouse Square Rally. April 4, 1990 - June 10, 1992(0:42:42)
Box-Item 9.35: Library Tape, 1990-1991
Convention Center Contract: Williams says he's optimistic about jobs at the new convention center and minorities being given equal pay; violence toward a black kid. August 31, 1990 - August 16, 1991 (0:43:47)
Box-Item 9.36: Library Tape, 1990-1991
Operation PUSH, Williams says that the African American Community is united in wanting Nike to hire more minorities. September 14, 1990 - April 24, 1991(0:36:58)
Box-Item 9.37: Library Tape, 1991
Williams speaks about how Gresham High School students should remain calm in the wake of 6 arson fires and 3 bomb threats in one week, also asks the media to focus on the positives of the situation. September 27, 1991 - December 19, 1991 (0:18:16)
Box-Item 9.38: Library Tape, 1993-1994
2 out of 4 police officers get charged with guilty sentences for violence toward a black kid, Williams speaks about black businesses needing funding from banks. April 17, 1993 - May 12, 1994 (0:13:24)
Box-Item 10.1: Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary, undated
Video of Malcolm X produced by Grassroot News (1:02:00)
Box-Item 10.2: Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Ainsworth Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 2002
Williams is an honored guest and gives a short speech at this ribbon cutting ceremony. December 4, 2002 (0:53:02)
Box-Item 10.3: Martin Luther King Jr. Statue Dedication, undated
Williams attends the dedication of Northwest Natural's MLK Jr. statue. (1:41:59)
Box-Item 10.4: Matron's Farewell for Mrs. Wattley, 1987
Memorial service for Mrs. Wattley, a church member. July 19, 1987 (2:07:17)
Box-Item 10.5: Mayor's Forum: Construction Trades Intern Program, 1992
Interns in the program speak about their work. September 30, 1992 (0:10:00)
Box-Item 10.6: News Clips: Harold Williams, 1989
News clips concerning racism, a swearing in ceremony, and the celebration of MLK Jr.'s birthday. January 4, 1989 - January 17, 1989 (0:40:07)
Box-Item 10.7: News Conference, channel 6, 1987
Williams contributes to a panel discussing if the city of Portland is giving minorities enough work. July 24, 1987 (0:29:22)
Box-Item 10.8: Nike Boycott in Portland, undated
Box-Item 10.9: Omar and Pete Clips, undated
Community screening version, funding provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (1:00:00)
Box-Item 10.10: Paul Kreiders' Party, 1996
Williams says Paul Kreiders was a kind of angel. May 1, 1996 (0:25:4)
Box-Item 10.11: P.O.P. Job Issue, 1990
Williams speaks about the impact of the P.O.P. and the City of Portland's joint plan on jobs for the community. February 3, 1990 (0:48:23)
Box-Item 10.12: Portland City Council, 1992
NAMCO addresses the Council on minority business issues. Discussion of how Slayden Construction denied African American contractors work. September 14, 1992 (0:36:01)
Box-Item 10.13: Portland City Council, 1992
Williams speaks to the Portland City Council to thank the members for its First Source Program that led to the Construction Trades Intern Program, with which Slayden Construction was involved. September 30, 1992 (0:09:58)
Box-Item 10.14: Portland City Council, 2003
Proposal for Star Park Parking Garage put forth by the Alliance of Minority Chambers and Star Park Management is approved. May 22, 2003 (1:14:06)
Box-Item 10.15: Portland Community College Graduation, 1994
Harold speaks and introduces Mr. VanDyke.
Box-Item 10.16: Portland Neighborhood Revitalization Meeting, 1989
Williams is depicted when hate crimes are discussed. KOIN CH 6, 11:07 PM; Piedmont Neighborhood 100th Anniversary, KGW CH 8, 11:13 PM. April 16, 1989 - April 26, 1989 (0:07:10)
Box-Item 10.17: Rites of Passage Program, undated
Rites of Passage program dinner. (2:00:32)
Box-Item 10.18: "Save Our Streets", undated
PROJECT POOCH "Save Our Streets:" Dogs are used as a rehabilitation assistant for Juvenile Delinquents. (0:06:30)
Box-Item 10.19: Success Academy, 1996
Teens in the program practice their public speaking. April 18, 1996 - April 23, 1996 (0:31:24)
Box-Item 10.20: Success Academy, 1996
Teens in the program practice their public speaking (0:14:07)
Box-Item 10.21: Success Academy Breakfast, 1997
MacLaren School, Williams gives a brief speech and answers questions. (0:40:45)
Box-Item 10.22: Success Academy: Out-Front House, undated
KNMT TV-24 National Minority Television, Williams speaks about the Success Academy and the Out-Front House. (1:00:47)
Box-Item 10.23: Success Academy: Out-Front House, NW Focus, undated
Williams discusses the Out-Front House as a drug, alcohol, and mental help house directed towards kids with these addictions. (0:29:20)
Box-Item 10.24: Town Hall Meeting, undated
Williams attends a Town Hall meeting to discuss racism in Portland. (0:34:00)
Box-Item 10.25: Town Hall Meeting: "The Verdict and The Violence", 1992
Discussion of the aftermath of the Rodney King Incident. May 10, 1992
Box-Item 10.26: TACS Award Winners, 1997
Examples of TACS footage reel for Williams to prepare for his filming sessions. (0:01:00)
Box-Item 10.27: TACS Out Front House, 1998
Williams' footage for the TACS award. January 27, 1998 (0:00:46)
Box-Item 10.28: "The View From This Side" Interviews, 2002
Mrs. Williams is featured. (0:45:00)
Box-Item 10.29: "The View From This Side" PCA TV, undated
(0:30:00)
Series 10: Audio, 1987-2006
Series 10 consists of sound recordings of speeches, sermons, meetings, and interviews assembled by Williams. Of special note are an undated interview with Williams and recordings from the 1988 Broadous Family reunion. All of the recordings are audio cassette tapes.
Extent: 27 audio cassette tapes

Box-Item 11.1: Broadous Family Reunion, 1988
Trebbie Brown Speaking
Extent: 3 tapes

Box-Item 11.2: Broadous Family Service, 1988
Reverend Broadous Speaking
Extent: 2 tapes

Box-Item 11.3: Metro Council Meeting--Africa Bush Contract, 1987
Extent: 2 tapes

Box-Item 11.4: Metro Council, 1988
Box-Item 11.5: NCBMP Breakfast Session, 1995
National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (?).
Box-Item 11.6: Oregon Convention and Visitor Services "I believe I Can Fly", 1999
Keynote Speaker: Patricia Russell McCloud
Box-Item 11.7: Presidential Address: William J. Clinton with Robert Reich and Richard Riley, undated
Box-Item 11.8: "Building Strong Families Based on Biblical Principles", 1996
Dr. James E. Martin, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Box-Item 11.9: "The Danger of Disrespect", 1996
Pastor Thomas
Box-Item 11.10: "Fight Like A Man", 1996
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Extent: 5 tapes

Box-Item 11.11: "Getting Ready for Battle", undated
Dr. James E. Martin, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Box-Item 11.12: Haman Cross, Jr., undated
Box-Item 11.13: "A Holy People", 1990
Minister John Pearce
Box-Item 11.14: "A Lesson From the Lilies", 1997
Box-Item 11.15: "Really Free", 1992
Reverend Wright
Box-Item 11.16: "Opening to Love, The Seventh Invitation, Widen Your World, Part Two", 2004
Reverend Richard C. Everts
Box-Item 11.17: "You Don't Have to Stay in the Shape that you are in", undated
Box-Item 11.18: Staples, 2006
Box-Item 11.19: Interview: Harold Williams Glow Love Ministries, undated
Series 11: Plaques, 1984-2012
Series 11 consists of 24 awards and plaques received by Williams in recognition of his community service and leadership.
Box-Item 12.1: Portland Community College Leadership as Chairperson, 1994-2010
Extent: 4 plaques

Box-Item 12.2: Portland Community College Dedicated Service Award, 1998-2011
Extent: 4 plaques

Box-Item 12.3: Portland Community College Project Independence, 1994
Box-Item 12.4: PGE/TACS Community Treasure, 1998
Box-Item 12.5: Oregon Assembly for Black Affairs Economic Development Award, 1996
Box-Item 12.6: Jefferson High School Image Award, 1984-1985
Box-Item 13.1: The Portland Observer Foundation Community Service Honorary Award, 2012
Box-Item 13.2: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Emerald Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2012
Box-Item 13.3: MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility, 2002
Box-Item 13.4: Portland YO Program Community Champions Award, 2005
Box-Item 13.5: St. Mary's Home Appreciation Award, 1998-2001
Box-Item 13.6: Service Achievement Award, 2010
Box-Item 13.7: Cornerstone Member, 1994
Box-Item 13.8: Albina Ministerial Alliance Recognition Award, undated
Box-Item 13.9: Outstanding Community Leadership, 1993
Box-Item 13.10: American Contract Compliance Association (ACCA) Rising Star Award, 1997
Box-Item 13.11: Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Trustee Leadership Award, 2010
Box-Item 13.12: Portland Jaycees Distinguished Service Award, undated
Series 12: Artifacts, circa 1996
Series 12 includes two medals received by Williams that recognize his support of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team; one medal from Jefferson High School; and a piece of woodwork received as a gift from Ghana.
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