A Guide to the Black Appalachians Oral History Project, 1991 Black Appalachians, Oral History Project, 1991 Ms1991-019

A Guide to the Black Appalachians Oral History Project, 1991

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1991-019


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms1991-019
Title
Black Appalachians Oral History Project, 1991
Physical Characteristics
0.4 cubic feet, 2 boxes, 8 folders, 25 cassette tapes
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Black Appalachians Oral History Project must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Black Appalachians Oral History Project, 1991, Ms1991-019, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Scope and Content Information

The Black Appalachians Oral History Project consists of approximately twenty-five taped interviews conducted by Dr. Michael Cooke of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University concerning black life in Appalachia, especially in Montgomery County, Virginia. The interviewees represented communities such as Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Elliston, Riner, Shawsville, and Wake Forest. Transcripts are currently available for six of the interviews.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two separate parts: documents and taped interviews. Both sections are arranged in alphabetical order.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Oral histories (document genres)

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Project Documentation 1991
Box-folder 1-2
Disks
Box-folder 1-3
Pack, W. Wayman March 11, 1991
Box-folder 1-4
Price, Christine P. March 4, 1991
Box-folder 1-5
Smyth, Ellison A. March 5, 1991
Box-folder 1-6
Smyth, Ellison A. March 5, 1991
Box-folder 1-7
Wade, James C. March 12, 1991
Box-folder 1-8
Wade, Sarah J. March 14, 1991
Box 2-1
Bannister, Frank T. February 26, 1991
2 cassette tapes
Box 2-2
Bryson, Roxie Ida March 14, 1991
1 cassette tape
Burford, Alexander

See entry for Burns, Leola

Box 2-3
Burns, Leola March 11, 1991
1 cassette tape
Box 2-4
Dobbins, Rice March 2, 1991
1 cassette tape
Dow, James

See entry for Scott, Valiere

Box 2-5
Holmes, Rosa Thomas March 13, 1991
1 cassette tape
Box 2-6
Johnson, Charles A. March 3, 1991
3 cassette tapes
Lester, Elizabeth

See entry for Lester, Thompson V., Sr.

Box 2-7
Lester, Thompson V., Sr. February 27, 1991
1 cassette tape
Box 2-8
Lewis, Walter H. March 14, 1991
1 cassette tape
Box 2-9
Morgan, William Burrell February 25, 1991
1 cassette tape
Pack, Cora

See entry for Pack W. Waymon (A)

Box 2-10
Pack, J. Homer March 13, 1991
2 original tapes plus 1 copy
Box 2-11
Pack, J. Waymon (A) March 11, 1991
1 original tape plus 1 copy
Box 2-12
Pack, J. Waymon (B) March 11, 1991
1 cassette tape
Box 2-13
Price, Christine P. March 4, 1991
1 cassette tape
Scott, Mason

See entry for Scott, Valerie

Box 2-14
Scott, Valerie March 16, 1991
1 cassette tape
Box 2-15
Sherman, Homer C. March 13, 1991
1 cassette tape
Box 2-16
Sherman, James F. March 11, 1991
1 cassette tape
Box 2-17
Symth, Ellison A. March 5, 1991
1 cassette tape
Box 2-18
Wade, James C. March 12, 1991
1 original tape plus 1 copy
Box 2-19
Wade, Sarah J. March 14, 1991
1 original tape plus 1 copy
Box 2-20
Wright, Rev. Kenneth B March 19, 1991
1 cassette tape