On October 24th the D.R. Glass Library closed out their grant from the East Texas Communities Foundation, Inc. with a luncheon to unveil their project and honor those featured. The D. R. Glass Library, in partnership with the Division of General Studies and Humanities, received a grant from the East Texas Communities Foundation, Inc. in the amount of $10,000; the funds sponsored an oral history project entitled “Tyler’s African American Voices:Their Stories, Our History". As a part of the project, 23 residents of North Tyler and the Texas College District were interviewed to document the community's history. The interviews were recorded digitally and deposited for scholarly use in the D. R. Glass Library, as well as the Tyler Public Library. In addition to the oral history project, development of the second publication of the journal entitled “The Connector” was also produced.
For more information on this historical documentation, please contact Ms. Linda Simmons-Henry at (903)593-8311, extension 2345.