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Charles A. Harris Oral History Interview

Created by
National Museum of African American History and Culture, American, founded 2003
Recorded by
Patrick Telepictures, Inc., American
Interview of
Harris, Charles A., American, 1927 - 2016
Interviewed by
Salahu-Din, Deborah Tulani, American
Subject of
Charles "Teenie" Harris, American, 1908 - 1998
Flash Newspicture Magazine, American, founded 1937
Pittsburgh Courier, American, 1907 - 1965
Negro League Baseball Players Association, American, founded 1990
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration (2016.129.11.1a): 59.6 minutes
Duration (2016.129.11.2a): 59.8 minutes
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date
August 2, 2016
Description
The oral history consists of 2016.129.11.1a and 2016.129.11.2a: two versions (unedited, and edited) of a single digital video recording.
99.64389 GB
Charles A. Harris was interviewed as part of the NMAAHC Donor Oral History Collection. The Harris family donated a camera, two magazines, an award, and several photographs to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
In this oral history interview, Charles "T" Harris, Jr. talks in detail about his father, the photographer, Charles H. Harris. He describes his father’s work as a photographer for Flash Magazine, where he got his start, and for the Pittsburgh Courier. He also discusses his father’s involvement in the Negro League Baseball and with the professional African American basketball team.
Unedited File: Unedited digital file of oral history interview. This file is necessary in case we need to refer to the original recording for any reason and/or want to use a portion of the file that has been edited out.
Edited File: Videographer has minimized or eliminated interruptions, false starts and any unnecessary sounds. An agreed upon slate has also been added with title, date, and logo. Separate files of the same interview have been concatenated. This is the copy that will be made available to the public and/or researchers and uploaded to the website.
Topic
African American
Baseball
Basketball
Communities
Families
Mass media
Museums
Photography
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.129.11.1a-2a
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Collection Donor Oral History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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