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Title
Interview with M. Robinson Baker, Oakland Y.M.C.A. director
Creator
Beckford, Ruth
Date Created and/or Issued
1972
Contributing Institution
Oakland Public Library, African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Collection
California Revealed from African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Rights Information
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Description
Introduction [00:00]; First acquaintance with Y.M.C.A. in the 1920s [00:25]; Y.M.C.A. moved from Market St. to 8th and Filbert St. / Linden St. [01:21]; Hiring first full-time director Richard Smith [02:20]; Joining Y.M.C.A. staff in 1937 as part of federal program [03:05]; Y.M.C.A. programs and participants [06:29]; Richard Smith [09:25]; Hardship among African Americans during the Great Depression [10:30]; Y.M.C.A programs during the Great Depression [11:35]; Facing job discrimination as an African American [13:05]; Having to get permission to take children swimming [14:50]; Central Division and North Oakland branches of Oakland Y.M.C.A [16:52]; North Oakland Y.M.C.A. sport programs [18:23]; Hi-Wi [?] Club of Y.M.C.A. [19:20]; Attempt to fire him [21:18]; Relationship with parents of Y.M.C.A. participants [23:17]; Left Y.M.C.A. in 1939 [25:29]; Hiring of Joshua Rose as his replacement [27:17]; Jobs as social worker and insurance salesman [27:56]; Joshua Rose and Pete Taylor [27:37]; Lionel Wilson participation with Y.M.C.A. [30:30]; Budget cuts [31:27]; Serving on Y.M.C.A. Board of Managers [32:26]; Guidance to young African Americans [36:35]
Type
sound
Format
Master
1/8 inch audio cassette
Extent
00:41:19
1 Tape of 1
Identifier
http://archive.org/details/caolaam_000032
https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A14791
Language
English
Relation
Ruth Beckford Papers
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8w0997v
Provenance
African American Museum and Library at Oakland
The California Revealed Project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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