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John D'Emilio Collected Papers

Identifier: SCPC-CDG-A-D'Emilio, John
Audiocassettes and typed transcripts of interviews with Bayard Rustin, his friends and co-workers for D'Emilio's book Lost Prophet: the Life and Times of Bayard Rustin. Rustin was an African-American conscientious objector, civil rights worker, pacifist, Quaker. Interviews were between 1992 and 2002. Interviewees include: Bayard Rustin, Charles Bloomstein, Ernest Bromley, Marion Bromley, Stephen Carey, Ralph DiGia, Roy Finch, Caleb Foote, Larry Gara, Norman Hill, Rachelle Horowitz, George Houser, Homer Jack, David McReynolds, Walter Naegle, Davis Platt, Glenn Smiley, John Swomley, Margie Carpenter Swomley, and George Willoughby.


  • Majority of material found within 1992-2002

Language of Material

Materials are in English.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research without restrictions.


0.42 Linear Feet (5 linear inches.)

Biographical / Historical

John D'Emilio; born 1948; Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1982; professor of history and of women's and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago; also taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; former president of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; biographer of Bayard Rustin and author of many other books and articles.
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