- Biography of David H. Blackwell at MacTutor History of Mathematics
- Biography of David H. Blackwell at Wikipedia
- “An Oral History with David Blackwell” was conducted by Nadine Wilmot in 2002 and 2003, for the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2003. It was part of a larger project to understand the impact of the institution on nonwhite faculty members. Blackwell was the first black professor to be tenured in the University of California system, but many black faculty were interviewed for the project. Cathy Cockrell, writing about the project for the UC News magazine (universityofcalifornia.edu/news/life-stories-early-black-faculty-offer-window-history), said this about the interviews:
Twelve years in the making, the series involves more than 250 hours of interviews, tracing the subjects’ life journeys and recounting transformative events, such as the Third World College Strike of 1969, which led to curricular and institutional changes at Berkeley that reverberated across the nation. The oldest of the interviewees is dramatic-arts lecturer Henrietta Harris, born in 1916; Blackwell was born in 1919 and died in 2010.
The interviews shed light on the courage involved in being a pioneer and role model, the role of historically black colleges, and how the interviewees’ lives intersected with major historical events and figures[…].