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David Ibata collection of Cairo racial strife


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

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Pamphlets from Various Organizations and other Printed Material

Chamber of Commerce


Oversize Materials

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ID: 4/3/PP 26

Primary Creator: Ibata, Dave

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in five series: 1) NAACP, 2) Pamphlets from various organizations, 3) Chamber of commerce, 4) Miscellaneous, 5) Oversize material.

Subjects: African Americans - Segregation, Cairo (Ill.) - History, Cairo (Ill.) - Politics and government, Ibata, Dave., National Association for the Advancement of Colored People., School integration.

Forms of Material: Anderson, Ralph - Interviews, Clippings (information artifacts), Ewing, Preston, 1946 - Interviews, Koen, Charles - Interviews, Manuscripts for publication., Potts, Larry - Interviews, Records (documents), Simon, Paul, 1928-2003. - Interviews, Walder, James B. - Interviews

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of research material collected by Dave Ibata, editor in chief for the Daily Egyptian in 1975, for a series of articles examining the state of race relations in Cairo.  It includes typed notes of interviews of various Cairo citizens conducted in March-April 1975, including James B. Walder, the mayor of Cairo, Preston Ewing Jr., the president of the Cairo NAACP, Rev. Larry Potts, founder of an all-white school, Lt. Governor Paul Simon, Rev. Charles Koen, the president of the United Front, and Ralph Anderson, president of Phoenix of Cairo.  Also included is material gathered by Ibata from various sources such as circulars and pamphlets, and an incomplete run of the Cairo News section of the East St. Louis newspaper The Monitor.

Biographical Note

Dave Ibata is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor of science degree in journalism and currently works as a rewrite editor for Chicago Tribune Interactive, the Internet affiliate of the Chicago Tribune. As a student at SIU he was the editor in chief of the Daily Egyptian and since then he has served as a source editor, deputy bureau chief, metro writer specializing in suburban affairs and transportation, and business reporter covering real estate and savings institutions. Before joining the Tribune, Dave worked in public relations and for daily newspapers in suburban Chicago. Dave is a founding member, former chapter president and national board member of the Chicago Chapter, Asian American Journalists Association. He also formerly served on the board of the Chicago Tribune Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the Chicago Tribune. A, Dave is married, has three children and lives in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans - Segregation
Cairo (Ill.) - History
Cairo (Ill.) - Politics and government
Ibata, Dave.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
School integration.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [Item], David Ibata collection of Cairo racial strife, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Finding Aid Revision History: Originally MSS 171

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[Series 1: NAACP],
[Series 2: Pamphlets from Various Organizations and other Printed Material],
[Series 3: Chamber of Commerce],
[Series 4: Miscellaneous],
[Series 5: Oversize Materials],

Series 4: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
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Folder 5: Cairo Evening CitizenAdd to your cart.
Cairo Evening Citizen, newsclippings, 1975, 3 pp. (photocopy)
Folder 6: Untitled manuscriptAdd to your cart.
Untitled manuscript, David Ibata, TMs, [1975], 11 pp.
Folder 7: NewsclippingsAdd to your cart.
Newsclippings: David Ibata, Daily Egyptian, 1975, Apr. 30-May 2, 8 pp. (photocopies)

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