|Title:||William Wilson Papers, 1899-1993|
|Arrangement:||This collection is arranged by series, then alphabetically by subject.|
Scope and Contents of the MaterialsThe papers contain Wilson's research for his book of the same name on Hamilton Park (HP), the planned African-American community in Dallas, TX. Compiled in the early 90s, the research includes his interviews of original residents and development planners--which were done in conjunction with the UNT Oral History program--journal and newspaper articles on social and racial issues at the time, the challenges of creating and maintaining such a development, obtaining financing for home owners, how the community thrived and evolved, and interracial cooperation. This is done in the context of challenges for African-American leaders in the nation at the time and the personal stories of residents and decision-makers in the community.
Collection Historical Note
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|Acquisition Source:||William Wilson|
Copies of any "open" interviews may be requested by contacting the UNT Special Collections department. Some may exist in digital form and can be accessed directly from the UNT Digital Library.
|Preferred Citation:||William Wilson Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections|
|Processing Information:||The inclusive dates include the content of material that Wilson researched. As a matter of reference, based on his own notes and documents, the main portion of his research work was done in the early to mid-1990s.|
|Finding Aid Revision History:||4-9-2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - processed and arranged the collection, wrote Abstract, Scope/Content, Historical Note, Access Restrictions, and Related Materials, as well as dates and series/folder descriptions - Box 4 removed due to condensing of materials|
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