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Collection Details


Collection Name: Appalachian Oral History Project, 1986-1991
Repository Name: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Archives [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Local Identifier: Ms93-025
Dates Spanned: 1986-1991
Description: The collection covers 1986-91, with the bulk of the collection in the year 1991. Collection consists of interview tapes and interview tape logs of oral history interviews conducted by student interviewers in Dr. Jean Speer's Appalachian Community Studies class in the Department of Humanities at Virginia Tech, and by a student of Dr. Bohland. Interviewees include Frank W. Bannister, Lillie A. Beavers, Julia T. Bratton, Thomas Cartmel Brown, Carol M. Caldwell, Freeman A. Cockram, Virginia B. Creger, Robert and Josephine Dolinger, Ora Evans, Donald R. Fessler, Anne W. Frame, David H. Halsey, Mildred S. Richardson, Judith C. Sale, and Elizabeth M. Weatherford. Restricted interviews include Georgia Croy, Carlton Harmon, Jack and Lillian Minnick, and Ellison A. Smyth. Transcript available for Kenneth S. Hamblin, Sr., interview. The collection also includes undated tapes of the Shapenote Singing School and a tape of Presentation Music/Interview with Keith Webb, Arkansas Shapenote Gathering Concert.
Finding Aid: Appalachian Oral History Project, 1986-1991
Broad Subjects: Geography; History
ASP Subjects: Appalachian Mountain States; Appalachian Mountains; Appalachian Mountains--History; Appalachian Region; Appalachian Region--History; Oral history; United States
Collection Code: OHC0002915