Oral History Interview with Mr. Earl and Mrs. Mabel Coates, circa 1979  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Coates, Earl; Coates, Mabel
Title
Oral History Interview with Mr. Earl and Mrs. Mabel Coates
Dates
circa 1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 sound cassette.
Collection Number
SPC 980-0107 (collection)
Summary
This collection contains an interview with Mr. Earl and Mrs. Mabel Coates who discuss their experiences as African Americans living in Spokane.
Repository
Eastern Washington University
Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collections
Eastern Washington University Libraries
320 Media Lane - 100 LIB
Cheney, WA
99004
-2453
Telephone: 509-359-2475
archives@ewu.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Earl Coates was born in Tennessee in 1892, and first came to Spokane in 1909. He studied music theory at Western University in Kansas City and served in the Army during World War I. Coates was later president of the Spokane Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Earl married Mabel McDade, a domestic worker from Dermott, Arkansas, on October 28, 1955 in Spokane, Washington.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains an interview with Mr. Earl and Mrs. Mabel Coates. In the interview, the Coates discuss their experiences as African Americans living in Spokane.

This collection is part of the Inland Northwest Black History Collection. See "Related Materials" note for related collections.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Use of this collection is subject to the rules concerning access to archival and manuscript collections at Eastern Washington University. For more information, see: http://www.ewu.edu/Library/Services/Archives.xml

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. For more information or permission to publish, contact Eastern Washington University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections at (509) 359-2475, or archives@ewu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Coates; SPC 980-0107; box number; folder number; Archives & Special Collections, Eastern Washington University.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Dr. Joseph Franklin; 1980

Related Materials

The Oral History Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Earl Coates is part of the Inland Northwest Black History Collection, which also contains the following collections:

Geraldine Gardner Interview and Photograph (SPC 979-0071)

Oral History Interview with Mrs. Joseph W. Strong(SPC 980-0106)

Oral History Interview with Donald Rose (SPC 980-0108)

Sybil Stafford Interview (SPC 980-0111)

Carl Maxey Interview (SPC 980-0112)

Joseph Franklin Papers (SPC 984-0226)


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • African Americans--Washington (State)--Spokane
  • African Americans--Washington (State)--Spokane--Social conditions
  • African Americans--Washington (State)--Spokane--Social life and customs

Personal Names

  • Coates, Earl--Interviews
  • Coates, Earl--Mrs.--Interviews

Geographical Names

  • Spokane (Wash.)--Race relations

Form or Genre Terms

  • Interviews (Sound recordings)
  • Oral histories
  • Sound recordings

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Coates, Earl (creator)
    • Coates, Mabel (creator)
    • Franklin, Joseph -- 1936 -- interviewer (creator)