A Guide to the Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project 1995-present Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project, 1995-present Ms1995-026

A Guide to the Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project 1995-present

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Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1995-026


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Collection number
Ms1995=026
Title
Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project 1995-present
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

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

Preferred Citation

Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project, 1995-present, Ms1995-026, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Biographical/Historical Information

The Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project is a multi-phase research and educational collaborative program of the University Libraries and the Women's Center at Virginia Tech. This project is an on- going program that involves the identification of the first black women students, staff, and faculty at Virginia Tech and the collection of their oral history narratives.

Scope and Content Information

The interviews focus on the entry experience of the individual into the Virginia Tech community and the interviewees' perceptions of the climate and attitudes within the university community, particularly as pertains to race and gender. The materials in this collection includes cassette tapes, DAT tapes, and transcripts of interviews with some of the first black women students at Virginia Tech (Jacquelyn Butler Blackwell, Marguerite Harper Scott, and Linda Edmunds Turner); Marva Felder Davis, first black homecoming queen; Cheryl Butler McDonald, first black woman in the Corps of Cadets; and Elaine Carter, catalyst of the project and doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech. Interviews were conducted by Elaine Dowe Carter and University Archivist Tamara Kennelly. Transcripts of interviews with students and with two staff members (Cora McDaniel Pack and Rhonda Miller Rogers) are available either in print or on the Internet at "http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/blackwomen/"

Contents List

Box-folder 1-1
Disks

Disks, n.d., two 3.5" floppy disks labeled "Interview with Jackie Butler Blackwell, Elaine Carter," and "Black Women's History Project Interviews (Copies) MAC-Word."

Box-folder 1-2
Miscellaneous 1997-2000

Miscellaneous, 1997-2000, variety of documents relating to the project.

Box-folder 1-3
Blackwell, Jacquelyn Butler 1995-1996

Blackwell, Jacquelyn Butler, 1995 - 1996, copy of permission form and interview transcript.

Box-folder 1-4
Felder, Marva (Carter Davis) 1983-1999

Felder, Marva (Carter Davis), 1983-1999, variety of items relating to Marva Felder, such as copies of interview transcripts, pages from the Bugle yearbook, two 3.5" floppy disks ("Marva Felder Interview" and "Marva2.txt"), and permission form.

Box-folder 1-5
Hoyle, Linda Paulette Adams 1968-1997

Hoyle, Linda Paulette Adams, 1968-1997, copies of correspondence and a web page.

Box-folder 1-6
MacDonald, Cheryl Butler 1998

MacDonald, Cheryl Butler, 1998, copies of permission form, interview transcript, and 3.5" floppy disk labeled "Interview w/ Cheryl Butler McDonald.. "

Box-folder 1-7
Hairston, Fredi 1996-2000
Box-folder 1-8
Pack, Cora McDamel 1997

Pack, Cora McDamel, 1997, copy of permission form and interview transcript.

Box-folder 1-9
Rogers, Rhonda Miller 1997

Rogers, Rhonda Miller, 1997, copy of permission form and interview transcript.

Box-folder 1-10
Scott, Marguerite Harper 1996

Scott, Marguerite Harper, 1996, copy of permission form and interview transcripts.

Box-folder 1-11
Turner, Linda Edmonds 1996-1997

Turner, Linda Edmonds, 1996-1997, copy of permission form and interview transcript.

Box-folder 1-12
Linda Edmonds Scrapbook 1996-1997

Linda Edmonds Scrapebook, c.1967, photocopies of items from her scrapbook..

Box 2-1,2
Blackwell, Jackie Butler April 29, 1994; September 28, 1995

Interview on 29 April 1994; original tape and 1 copy. Interview on 28 September 1995; original tape and 1 copy.

Box 2-3,4,5
Carter, Elaine October 19,1995; December 7, 1995; December 12, 1995

Interview on 19 October 1995; 1 tape. Interview on 7 December 1995; 2 tapes. Interview on 12 December 1995; 2 tapes.

Box 2-6
Davis, Marva March 27, 1999

Interview on 27 March 1999; 2 cassette and 1 DAT tape, and 2 cassette and 1 DAT tape copies.

Box 2-7
Higgins, Dr. Laverna (Fredi Hairston) September 28, 2000

Interview on 28 September 2000; interviewed by Tamara Kennelly; 2 tapes.

Box 3-1
MacDonald, Cheryl Butler November 28, 1998

Interview on 28 November 1998; interviewed by Tamara Kennelly; 2 cassette and 1 DAT tape, and 1 DAT tape copy.

Box 3-2
Scott, Marguerite Harper March 2, 1996

Interview on 2 March 1996; 2 original tapes and 2 copies.

Box 3-3
Turner, Linda Edmonds March 2, 1996

Interview on 2 March 1996; interviewed by Elaine Carter; 2 original tapes and 2 copies