A Collection in
Collection Number Ms95-026
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Collection is open to research.
Permission to publish material from the Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project, 1995-present, Ms95-026, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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.
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/"
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."
Miscellaneous, 1997-2000, variety of documents relating to the project.
Blackwell, Jacquelyn Butler, 1995 - 1996, copy of permission form and interview transcript.
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.
Hoyle, Linda Paulette Adams, 1968-1997, copies of correspondence and a web page.
MacDonald, Cheryl Butler, 1998, copies of permission form, interview transcript, and 3.5" floppy disk labeled "Interview w/ Cheryl Butler McDonald.. "
Pack, Cora McDamel, 1997, copy of permission form and interview transcript.
Rogers, Rhonda Miller, 1997, copy of permission form and interview transcript.
Scott, Marguerite Harper, 1996, copy of permission form and interview transcripts.
Turner, Linda Edmonds, 1996-1997, copy of permission form and interview transcript.
Linda Edmonds Scrapebook, c.1967, photocopies of items from her scrapbook..
Interview on 29 April 1994; original tape and 1 copy. Interview on 28 September 1995; original tape and 1 copy.
Interview on 19 October 1995; 1 tape. Interview on 7 December 1995; 2 tapes. Interview on 12 December 1995; 2 tapes.
Interview on 27 March 1999; 2 cassette and 1 DAT tape, and 2 cassette and 1 DAT tape copies.
Interview on 28 September 2000; interviewed by Tamara Kennelly; 2 tapes.
Interview on 28 November 1998; interviewed by Tamara Kennelly; 2 cassette and 1 DAT tape, and 1 DAT tape copy.
Interview on 2 March 1996; 2 original tapes and 2 copies.
Interview on 2 March 1996; interviewed by Elaine Carter; 2 original tapes and 2 copies