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Miscellaneous Oral History transcripts

 Collection
Identifier: AC-225

Scope and Contents

The Miscellaneous Oral History Transcripts contain various interviews from the Black History Project and the Appalachian Oral History Project (see AC.111) which were conducted between 1972 and 1974. Until Fall 2004, these transcripts were housed in open file cabinets in the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection. The Black History Project was conducted by Appalachian State University history professor Winston Kinsey. The Appalachian Oral History Project interviews were managed by Judy Cornett.

The Black History Project interviews include E.E. Dacons, Gertrude Tolbert Folk, Reverend Ronda Horton, and Nell Ray. These discuss the Boone Mennonite Church, the defunct Boone Baptist Church, Krimmer Mennonite missionary work in western North Carolina, race relations, family history.

Dates

  • 1973-1997, undated

Creator

Language

The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No Inter-Library Loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Historical Note

These oral history transcripts come from a variety of oral history projects including the Black History Project and the Appalachian Oral History Project (see AC.111), which were conducted between 1972 and 1974.The Black History Project was conducted by Appalachian State University history professor Winston Kinsey. The Appalachian Oral History Project interviews were managed by Judy Cornett.

Extent

0.75 Linear Feet (1 box, 1 half-sized manuscript box)

Abstract

The Miscellaneous Oral History Transcripts consists of 41 transcriptions oral interviews of 49 Watauga County, North Carolina residents. Interviews were conducted in 1973 and 1997. Interviewees discuss folkways such as food and clothings, church participation, education, personal history, holiday traditions, wedding customs, local history, race relations, moonshining, and the Great Depression. The participants include influential Boone residents, natives of the Tamarack community (A.K.A. Pottertown), and African-Americans.

Arrangement

This collection was organized alphabetically by surname.

Missing Title

  1. Watauga County (N.C.)
  2. Oral history

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. This collection was originally located in a file cabinet.

Related Material

AC.111: Appalachian Oral History Project Records.

AC.112: Watauga County Historical Site Survey Records.

Processing Information

Processed by Klesa Colgrove, January, 2005; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, January, 2005.
Title
AC.225: Miscellaneous Oral History Transcripts, 1973 - 1997, undated
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Klesa Colgrove; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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