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Washington County oral history project

Repository: Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Collection Description (CRHP): The Washington County Oral History Project contains interviews with twenty-one longtime residents of Greenville/Washington County area.

Collection Description (Extant): The Washington County Library System initiated an oral history project in cooperation with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The goal of the project was to place in the Carter Room of the William Alexander Percy Memorial Library the transcripts of interviews made during the project. The material is cataloged by interviewee names and subject headings. Copies of certain interviews were also placed in other libraries. The original tapes are stored at the Department of Archives and History, copies are available upon written request.

Access Copy Note: The interviews are cataloged individually.

Date(s): 1977-1978

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: OH 79-01.5
OH 79-01.12
OH 79-01.27
OH 79-01.41
OH 79-01.51
OH 79-01.58
OH 79-01.71
OH 79-01.100
OH 79-01.116
OH 79-01.146

Extent: Typescript (345 p)

Language: English

Interviewees: Bernice Roper Bell, Noble Rucker Frisby, Frank Patterson, Lamar Bessie Jackson Britton, Bessie Burnely Givhan, Benjamin A. Wade, James Elliot Carter, Ephsanna Hollins, George Davis, Charles Moore, Rev. H.C. Anderson, Henrietta Bolton, Gertha M. Bridges, Charles Moore, Frank Patterson

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

Subjects:

African American businesspeople
African American clergy--Mississippi
African American educators--Mississippi
African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Freedom Rides, 1961
Mississippi Freedom Project

Genres:

Interviews
Transcripts

 

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