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Houston Academy oral history collection

Repository: Troy University. Archives of Wiregrass History & Culture

Collection Description (Extant): Tammy Holman, a teacher at Dothan, Alabama, private school Houston Academy, assigned her 11th grade American History students to conduct individual oral history projects. Students generally interviewed their older Wiregrass-area relatives and family friends, focusing on veterans and heir war time experiences. Other interviews include civilian war time responses, responses to other historical events, and narrators from outside the Wiregrass area. Holman assigns the project every year and has made her requirements more detailed over time. Accessions from later years include more transcripts, release forms, and biographical data than in earlier years.

Consists of recorded oral history interviews, some transcripts, and associated paperwork such as release forms. Also contains biographical information for most narrators as well as copies of photographs, military certificates, newspaper articles, and war time correspondence. Interviews contain information on the narrator's childhood, education, military or civilian war time experiences, and later life. Military experiences include the Second World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Wars in Iraq. Some interviews cover civilian responses to other historical events such as the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, etc. Interviews are stored on various recording media, predominantly in video format but few include transcripts.

Date(s): 2008

Existing IDs: RG 095

Finding Aid URL: http://dothan.troy.edu/archives/inventories/095.htm External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: William Carr, Sally Carr, Jenneth Glasgow, David Jamison, Dee Koza

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

Alabama--Race relations
Civil rights movements--Alabama

Genres:

Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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