The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
[African Americans in Appalachia and Blount County oral history project]
Repository: African Americans of Appalachia and Blount County [Organization]
Collection Description (CRHP): This project consists of 70-100 oral histories, conducted by local professors and students, on African American life in Appalachia and Blount County. Each interviewee was asked about race relations, and this collection includes an oral history of Shirley Carr-Crowley, who was one of the six black students to integrate Maryville College in 1954. (Carr-Crowley serves as the director of the African Americans in Appalachia and Blount County organization.)
Access Copy Note: At least 50 transcripts are housed at the African Americans of Appalachia and Blount County organization, and the other oral histories will become part of the organization's holdings as well. Eventually, these materials will be donated to the Blount County library, Maryville College, and University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Digital Status: No
Extent: audio recordings; transcripts
Related Archival Items: Eventually, the oral histories materials will be donated to the Blount County library, Maryville College, and University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Interviewees: Shirley Carr-Crowley
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African Americans--Appalachian Region
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee
Civil rights movements--Tennessee