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

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

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1995-026


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2001 (CC0 1.0)

Processed by: Laura Katz Smith, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1995-0266
Title
Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project, 1995-present
Quantity
3 Cubic Feet 3 boxes
Language
English

Administrative Information

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.

Access Restrictions

The majority of the collection is open to research. Restrictions on access to specific files or types of files are noted at the the item level in the contents list of the collection below.

Alternate Form Available

Several of the interviews in this collection have been digitized and are available online with transcripts. Links to individual interviews are included at the item level in the contents list below.

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 Contents

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. Transcripts and audio of several interviews are available online.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Faculty
  • University Archives
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Women -- History
  • Genre and Form Terms

  • Oral histories (document genres)

Contents List

Box-Folder 1
1
3.5" Floppy Disks
Scope and Contents

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
Project Documents, 1997-2000
Box-Folder 1
3
Blackwell, Jacquelyn Butler, 1995-1996
Scope and Contents

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

Box 2
Blackwell, Jackie Butler, April 29, 1994; September 28, 1995
Scope and Contents

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

Box 2
Carter, Elaine, October 19,1995; December 7, 1995; December 12, 1995
Access Restriction

Transcripts from the December 7, 1995, and December 12, 1995, interviews may only be accessed through the Special Collections reading room. These transcripts may not be copied, nor can Special Collections provide copies to researchers through the mail or via email (digital files are not available). The audio file for this interview is not available to the public.

Scope and Contents

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

Box-Folder 1
4
Felder, Marva (Carter Davis), 1983-1999
Alternate Form Available

Interview and digitized transcript

Scope and Contents

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 2
Davis, Marva, March 27, 1999
Alternate Form Available

Interview and digitized transcript

Scope and Contents

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

Box-Folder 1
7
Hairston, Fredi, 1996-2000
Box 2
Higgins, Dr. Laverna (Fredi Hairston), September 28, 2000
Scope and Contents

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

Box-Folder 1
5
Hoyle, Linda Paulette Adams, 1968-1997
Access Restriction (Audio File)

Transcripts of this interview are available online. The audio file is not available to the public.

Scope and Contents

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

Box-Folder 1
6
MacDonald, Cheryl Butler, 1998
Alternate Form Available

Interview and transcript availabe online

Scope and Contents

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

Box 3
MacDonald, Cheryl Butler, November 28, 1998
Alternate Form Available

Interview and transcript availabe online

Scope and Contents

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

Box-Folder 1
8
Pack, Cora McDamel, 1997
Scope and Contents

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

Box-Folder 1
9
Rogers, Rhonda Miller, 1997
Scope and Contents

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

Box-Folder 1
10
Scott, Marguerite Harper, 1996
Scope and Contents

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

Box 3
Scott, Marguerite Harper, March 2, 1996
Scope and Contents

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

Box-Folder 1
11
Turner, Linda Edmonds, 1996-1997
Scope and Contents

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

Box 3
Turner, Linda Edmonds, March 2, 1996
Scope and Contents

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

Box-Folder 1
12
Linda Edmonds Scrapbook, 1996-1997
Scope and Contents

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