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Collection Details


Collection Name: Southern Communities: Listening for a Change - Tradition and Development in Madison County's I-26 Corridor
Repository Name: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Wilson Library. Manuscript Collection. Southern Oral History Program [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Local Identifier: K.7.
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/htm/04007.html#d0e34202
Description: This collection of interviews by Rob Amberg documents the construction of a nine-mile section of Interstate 26. Amberg explored the history of daily life in the once isolated community of eastern Madison County and considered the consequences of highway development on community interaction and sense of place. Interviewees include the county sheriff; a probation officer; an environmental activist; the resident highway engineer of the I-26 Corridor project; self-described hippies who moved to Madison County in the early 1970s to live off the land; the mayor of Mars Hill, N.C.; and the town manager of Mars Hill, N.C.
Broad Subjects: Transportation; Rural Life
ASP Subjects: Madison County, NC; North Carolina; Oral history; Roads--North Carolina; Rural conditions--North Carolina; Rural development--Madison County (N.C.); Rural development--Sociological aspects; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004626