• Collection ID 2017.0005.1
  • Creator Names Chicago History Museum
  • Title I Was There: The 1968 Democratic National Convention Oral History Project papers [manuscript] 2008
  • Physical description .5 linear feet (1 box)
  • Collection summary Project documents and 27 oral history transcripts from I Was There: The 1968 Democratic National Convention Oral History Project conducted by the Chicago History Museum in 2008.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction No known copyright restrictions.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at the Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include other oral history collections collected by the museum.
  • Biographical or Historical Note In 2008, primarily while the Democratic National Convention nominated Barack Obama in Denver, Colorado, members of CHM's curatorial unit interviewed Chicagoans about their memories regarding Chicago's 1968 Democratic National Convention. Two summer interns recruited narrators through various forms of advertisements and all interviews took place at CHM. A transcription company created the transcriptions comprising this collection, known as I Was There: The 1968 Democratic National Convention Oral History Project. The oral history narrators include a police officer, activists, a hippie, a government lawyer, a media member, and many others.
  • Names
    • Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.)
    • Chicago History Museum I Was There: The 1968 Democratic National Convention Oral History Project.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Interviews. aat
    • Oral histories. aat
    • Transcripts. aat
  • Finding aid URL Audio available online http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/p16029coll7