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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Esther Mae Scott
RLIN number: NXCP89-A20
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Black Women Oral History Project
Description: Family history; recollections of her grandfather, Monroe Prentiss, and his work as a plantation blacksmith, tenant farming; youth in Mississippi, playing guitar for a traveling minstrel show; impressions of Bessie Smith; work as a house maid for 27 years; beginning career as a singer in her seventies; physical and economic difficulties of later life.
Extent: Transcript: 49 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact Schlesinger Library for information. Original oral history held by: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1977 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Scott, Esther Mae, 1893-1979
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1893
Speaker occupation: Domestic servant; Singer
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 1977
Interviewer: Danley, Theresa
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African American families; African American singers; African Americans--Songs and music; Domestics; Oral history; Singers
Topics discussed - Other terms: Scott, Esther Mae, 1893-1979
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020701-16142