Oral history interview with E. A. (Elbert Allen) Daly, 1971


Daly, Elbert Allen (Interviewee)
La Brie, Henry G (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with E. A. (Elbert Allen) Daly, 1971
Other Titles
Reminiscences of E. A. Daly : oral history, 1971; Oral history of E. A. Daly, 1971
Daly describes his education, his military service, and the various jobs he held before moving to California and purchasing the California Voice. Daly discusses the circulation and success of the paper as well as how it was impacted by the Great Depression and World War II. Other topics of discussion include: linotype use; real estate investments; the role of the black press in integration; how cov erage varied between the white and black presses; what makes good news; the lack of formal education among black journalists; Daly’s involvement with local politics; the impact of the Kerner Commission Report (National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders) on the white press; and the future of the black press.
Collection Name
Black Journalists oral history collection
Journalists; African American press; African American journalists; Newspaper publishing--Economic aspects--United States; African Americans--Civil rights; Newspapers--Circulation; Oakland (Calif.); Oakland (Calif.) Politics and government; United States Race relations; Daly, Elbert Allen; United States. National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders; Report
oral histories
Physical Description
sound files : digital preservation master, WAV files (96kHz, 24 bit); 79 pages
Note (Biographical)
Elbert Allen (E. A.) Daly was born on November 16, 1891 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Daly moved to California in 1922. In 1927, he purchased the California Voice, a weekly black newspaper based in Oakland, CA.
Interviewed by Henry G. La Brie III on August 24, 1971.
Note (Provenance)
Henry G. La Brie III Gift, 1975
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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