Interview with Colletta Clark--Interview with Ruby McKnight Williams--Interview with Ralph Riddle--Interview with Isaac…
Interview with Colletta Clark--Interview with Ruby McKnight Williams--Interview with Ralph Riddle--Interview with Isaac McClellan-Interview with Mack Robinson--Interview with Rosalind Stocks--Interview with Reginald Woolford--Interview with Clara Carr
This interview (circa 1984) with Colletta Clark is part of our Black History Collection. This interview is on one cassette tape, three Beta and one VHS. We do not have the equipment to play either tape. If these tapes are not digitized, we will not be able to access them at all. This interview documents the stories and struggles of African Americans in Pasadena. Justification from reconciled records: Colletta Clark's family moved to Pasadena from Portland in February of 1922. Ralph Riddle was the first black officer in Pasadena in 1946. Mack Robinson (July 18, 1914 - March 12, 2000) won a silver medal in 1936 Olympics. When he came back from Olympics, he had very hard time finding a job in Pasadena. Rosalinda Stocks' family member James "Slick" Stocks was a great athlete and worked with US Postal Services. The Carr family is one of Pasadena's pioneer families. Clara's father-in-law came to California in 1898 and settled in Pasadena in 1900. This interview documents the stories and struggles of African Americans in Pasadena.
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cphi_000012_t2: Pasadena Black History #4 includes interview with Colletta Clark, Part 2 of 3 (entire tape). cphi_000012_t3: Pasadena Black History #5 includes interview with Colletta Clark, Part 3 of 3 (00:00-04:09) and interview with Ruby McKnight Williams, Part 1 of 2 (04:09-21:22). cphi_000012_t4: Pasadena Black History #6 includes interview with Ruby McKnight Williams, Part 2 of 2 (00:00-12:59) and interview with Ralph Riddle, Part 1 of 3 (12:59-20:52). cphi_000012_t5: Pasadena Black History #9 includes interview with Isaac McClellan (1:35) and interview with Ralph Riddle, Part 2 of 3 (19:26). cphi_000012_t6: Pasadena Black History #10 includes interview with Ralph Riddle, Part 3 of 3 (3:04) and interview with Mack Robinson, Part 1 of 2 (19:57). cphi_000012_t7: Pasadena Black History #11 includes interview with Mack Robinson, Part 2 of 2 (15:17) and Rosalind Stocks, Part 1 of 2 (20:43). cphi_000012_t8: Pasadena Black History #12 includes interview with Rosalind Stocks, Part 2 of 2 (11:18) and Reginald Woolford, Part 1 of 2(21:02). cphi_000012_t9: Pasadena Black History #13 includes interview with Reginald Woolford, Part 2 of 2 (04:40) and interview with Clara Carr (16:28). "VIDEO t1 Umatic: Valentine (seems complete) - master t1 VHS: Clark (incomplete?) - 28:09. keep for now. t2 Umatic: Clark (incomplete?) 18:44 - different content than vhs starts differently but ends the same as the vhs...tell me about life in pasadena... keep for now. t2 VHS: different style - interview with Leona and Garfield Lee - reference of cphi_000016 - do not keep t3 Umatic (no VHS): Clark continues ends same as t2 U-matic. ends at 4:22 then another interview begins with Williams and ends abruptly. keep. t4 Umatic: Williams continued. ends at 13:05. then Ralph Riddle begins and continues to t5. (change tape). keep. t4 VHS: reference of U-matic with bad image quality - do not keep t5 Umatic: mono sound split - horrible sound in the right channel - unlistenable - inherent? can this be fixed? audio content fine in left. begins with second half of interview (subject unknown) followed by continuation of Riddle - overlaps a bit though with t4. keep if sound can be fixed. t6 Umatic (no VHS): Riddle continues from t5. Riddle ends at 3:08. Mack Robinson then begins and continues to t7 t7 VHS: reference for Mack Robinson (complete interview). poor, unstable, image quality. do not keep. t7 Umatic - end of Robinson interview until 15:25. Rosalind Stocks starts ends abruptly - continues to t8. keep. t8 Umatic - Stocks continues until 11:31. Reginald Woolford begins but ends abruptly - continues to t9. keep. t8 VHS - complete Stocks interview. poor quality compared to Umatic. do not keep. t9 VHS Clara Carr interview begins and ends (complete) then interview with Edna Banks begins at 13:45 and ends at end (complete) - dup of cphi_000013 umatic and cphi_000013 vhs and cphi_0000 t9 umatic - do not keep. t9 Umatic - Reginald Woolford continues and ends at 4:49 (complete). Carr begins and ends (complete). keep - master. AUDIO cassette A - unique Riddle audio interview. keep. recorded at the NAACP offices. keep. cassette B - dup of Riddle video interview. do not keep. cassette C - dup of Robinson video interview. do not keep. cassette D- unique Robinson audio interview. keep. cassette E - unique Stocks audio interview. keep. cassette F - dup of Stocks video interview. do not keep. cassette G - dup of Coletta Clark video interview but may be more complete than video sources(?) keep for now. cassette H - unique Ruth Wright interview. cassette t12_t5_Cass - Benjamin McAdoo audio interview - mislabeled - overlap with cphi_000015? keep for now. cassette t12_t9 - dup of Carr video interview. do not keep. cassette t9_Cass_B - unique Carr interview. keep. no pictures. part 2 should be part 1. "cphi_000012_t1: Pasadena Black History #3 includes interview with Fred Valentine (00:00-12:56) in its entirety. Created a separate record as cphi_000017.
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Pasadena Museum of History also sent VHS and audio cassettes that may overlap with the 3/4" (for Colletta Clark; Ralph Riddle; Rosalind Stocks; Mack Robinson; Clara Carr). Asked George Blood to confirm and treat the 3/4" tapes as master source materials.