Interview: Idelle Truitt Elsey, June 29, 1984

Title

Interview: Idelle Truitt Elsey, June 29, 1984

Subject

African American families
Migration, Internal.
United States--Race relations.
Voting.
African Americans--Politics and government.
Philadelphia (Pa.)--Social conditions.
African Americans--Education.
African Americans--Segregation
African Americans--Social conditions.
Race discrimination.
African Americans--Employment.
African Americans--Southern States.
African Americans--Societies, etc.

Description

Born into a prominent “Old Philadelphia” family, Idelle Truitt Elsey (1892-1985) worked at the Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital and at the Brown and Stevens Bank before serving as secretary to the executive director of the Armstrong Association of Philadelphia from 1927 to 1962. There, she helped find work and housing for Black newcomers from the South. In this 1984 interview, Elsey spoke about her family, her own life, and her memories of Black Philadelphia in the early 1900s.

Date

1984-06-29

Format

audio

Identifier

2014OH197GN049

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Idelle Truitt Elsey

Interview Keyword

African American physicians
Armstrong Association
African American police.
African Americans--Genealogy.
African American leadership

Files

Elsie_OH.jpg


Citation

“Interview: Idelle Truitt Elsey, June 29, 1984,” Goin' North, accessed November 12, 2019, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/1077.