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Oral history collection

Repository: University of Tennessee at Martin. Special Collections Department

Collection Description (CRHP): Seven interviewees discuss African American life, school integration and the civil rights movement in Martin, Tennessee.

Collection Description (Extant): The Oral History Collection mainly consists of interviews of historically significant individuals from Weakley County and the surrounding region. The collection consists of interviews with regional business men and women, local and state politicians, and other individuals who recall significant events from the turn of the century to the present. Areas of focus include the First and Second World War, the Great Depression, the Flood of 1937, and numerous stories on local culture and folklore.

Access Copy Note: A record of nearly every oral history exists on the collection's web page. The archival staff is in the process of transcribing the remaining interviews that aren't transcribed and plan to transfer the audio cassettes to a CD format.

Collection URL: http://www.utm.edu/departments/special_collections/ohistory.php External Link

Digital Status: No

Extent: 104 sound cassettes; circa 91 indices; 14 transcripts; 1 sound disc (CD); 1 DVD

Language: English

Related Archival Items: The Cynthia Bond Hopson Haywood County oral history collection, available at UT-Martin, primarily deals with the civil rights movement.

Interviewees: Edward J. Crockett, R. C. Nunley, Bob Smith, Girlia Wagner, Garthelia Lewis, Hoover Nunley, Harold T. Conner

Rights (Extant): A few of the interviews are restricted.

Subjects:

African American athletes
African American businesspeople
African American farmers
African Americans in medicine
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee
African Americans--Tennessee
School integration--Tennessee
Segregation in education--Tennessee
Tennessee, West
Tennessee--Politics and government

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Videorecordings

 

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