Black Appalachians Oral History Project Black Appalachians Oral History Project, 1991 Ms.1991.019

Black Appalachians Oral History Project, 1991 Ms.1991.019


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Clayton McGahee

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1991.019
Title
Black Appalachians Oral History Project1991
Quantity
0.4 Cubic Feet, 2 boxes
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
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.

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The collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

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Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 1992.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Black Appalachians Oral History Project was completed in 2001.


Scope and Content

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 series: documents and taped interviews. Both sections are arranged in alphabetical order.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Blacksburg (Va.)
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)
  • Oral histories (literary works)
  • Women -- History

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Black Appalachians Oral History Project by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Series I. Documentation
1991
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    Project Documentation
    1991
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Disks
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Pack, W. Wayman
    March 11, 1991
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Price, Christine P.
    March 4, 1991
  • box-folder 1 folder: 5-6
    Smyth, Ellison A.
    March 5, 1991
  • box-folder 1 folder: 7
    Wade, James C.
    March 12, 1991
  • box-folder 1 folder: 8
    Wade, Sarah J.
    March 14, 1991
Series II. Audiotapes
February-March 1991
  • box 2
    Bannister, Frank T. [2 cassette tapes]
    February 26, 1991
  • box 2
    Bryson, Roxie Ida [1 cassette tape]
    March 14, 1991
  • box 2
    Burford, Alexander
    Scope and Content

    See entry for Burns, Leola.

  • box 2
    Burns, Leola [1 cassette tape]
    March 11, 1991
  • box 2
    Dobbins, Rice [1 cassette tape]
    March 2, 1991
  • box 2
    Dow, James
    Scope and Content

    See entry for Scott, Valiere.

  • box 2
    Holmes, Rosa Thomas [1 cassette tape]
    March 13, 1991
  • box 2
    Johnson, Charles A. [3 cassette tapes]
    March 3, 1991
  • box 2
    Lester, Elizabeth
    Scope and Content

    See entry for Lester, Thompson V., Sr.

  • box 2
    Lester, Thompson V., Sr. [1 cassette tape]
    February 27, 1991
  • box 2
    Lewis, Walter H. [1 cassette tape]
    March 14, 1991
  • box 2
    Morgan, William Burrell [1 cassette tape]
    February 25, 1991
  • box 2
    Pack, Cora
    Scope and Content

    See entry for Pack W. Waymon (A).

  • box 2
    Pack, J. Homer [2 original tapes and 1 copy]
    March 13, 1991
  • box 2
    Pack, J. Waymon (A) [1 original tape and 1 copy]
    March 11, 1991
  • box 2
    Pack, J. Waymon (B) [1 cassette tape]
    March 11, 1991
  • box 2
    Price, Christine P. [1 cassette tape]
    March 4, 1991
  • box 2
    Scott, Mason
    Scope and Content

    See entry for Scott, Valerie.

  • box 2
    Scott, Valerie [1 cassette tape]
    March 16, 1991
  • box 2
    Sherman, Homer C. [1 cassette tape]
    March 13, 1991
  • box 2
    Sherman, James F. [1 cassette tape]
    March 11, 1991
  • box 2
    Smyth, Ellison A. [1 cassette tape]
    March 5, 1991
  • box 2
    Wade, James C. [1 original tape and 1 copy]
    March 12, 1991
  • box 2
    Wade, Sarah J. [1 original tape and 1 copy]
    March 14, 1991
  • box 2
    Wright, Rev. Kenneth B. [1 cassette tape]
    March 19, 1991