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Scope and Content Note: The majority of the collection includes interviews gathered by Joan Titus relating to Lillian Smith's life and legacy. Also included in this collection are interviews conducted by Joan Titus in March 1962 with Atlanta civic and political leaders, including Ivan Allan, William Hartsfield, Martin Luther King, Jr., Lorimer Douglas Milton, and Reverend Williams Holmes Borders, regarding African American business leaders. Also in March 1962, Titus interviewed Dr. Robert Coles, a child psychiatrist, about the effect of school desegregation on children. Excerpts of the Coles interview were used in Time-Life's radio program "The Children Should be Heard".
Biographical Note: Joan Titus served as a researcher at Time Magazine from 1956 to 1960; researcher and associate producer of radio news broadcasts and television documentaries for Time-Life Broadcast Inc. from 1961 to 1966. In 1967 and 1970, she received research grants for a Lillian Smith biography from the Field Foundation.
Extent: 268 items (1" videotape, DVDs, 16mm films, 1/4" audiotape)
Extent: Related materials in other repositories: Joan Titus Collection, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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