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Sarah Szanton collection of Black Panther Party Free Breakfast Program oral histories

Identifier: MS-0925

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of eleven oral history interviews conducted in 1987 by Dr. Sarah Szanton, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, with former members of the Black Panther Party and participating organizations about the Free Breakfast for School Children Program as part of her research for her undergraduate thesis. The interviews are with the following inviduals: Jonina Abron, Father Eugene Boyle, William Brown, Sister Margaret Cafferty, Eldridge Cleaver, Malik Edwards, John George, Dr. Nathan Hare, Leon Harris, Madalynn Carol Rucker, and Bobby Seale.


  • Creation: 1987


Conditions Governing Access

The audiotapes in this collection are housed off-site and require 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Digital copies of the interviews are available for access upon request. Contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Files accessed on the Reading Room terminal are subject to use restrictions and cannot be reproduced onsite. Authorization to publish, quote, or reproduce content must be obtained from the Donor.


12 Disks (1 box containing 12 audiocassette tapes)

1.9 Gigabytes (Disks MS-0925_001-012) : sound recordings

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr. Sarah Szanton in November 2022.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digitized copies of the oral history interviews in this collection are stored offline and available by request.

Processing Information

Processed by Kristen Diehl in February 2023.


Guide to the Dr. Sarah Szanton collection of Black Panther Party Free Breakfast Program oral histories
Kristen Diehl
2023 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA