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Document Details


Title: Elsie Purnell Robinson
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Virginia Commonwealth University. James Branch Cabell Library. Special Collections and Archives. Virginia Black History Archives
Collection: Church Hill Oral History Collection
Description: Living in Church Hill (Dog Bottom). This is an interview with Mrs. Elsie Purnell Robinson, retired Directress of The Linwood Robinson Senior Center, active community worker, prominent church worker, property owner, long time neighbor. Mrs. Robinson talks about life in the 24th Street area of Church Hill known as Dog Bottom for many years. Mrs. Robinson's family, maternal grandparents, William and Emma Murray, were one of the first families to build in this area. This interview was conducted March 11, 1982 in the home of Mrs. Elsie P. Robinson at 1204 North 24th Street.
URL: http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/vbha/church/robinse.html
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1982 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Robinson, Elsie Purnell, 1913-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1913
Speaker race: Black
Age at speaking: 69
Document date: 11-Mar-1982
Interviewer: Mensah, Akida M.
Locations discussed: North America; Richmond, VA; United States; Virginia
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Historic districts--Richmond (Va.); Neighborhood--Richmond (Va.); North America; Oral history; Richmond (Va.)--History; Richmond, VA; United States; Virginia
ASP release: 2007-01
Document code: OHI0034090-37436