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Family in the fifties: hope, fear, and rock n roll

Repository: University of Rhode Island. Special Collections and Archives

Collection Description (Extant): This collection consists of taped interviews, transcripts, and student papers connected with "The Family in the Fifties: Hope, Fear, and Rock 'N Roll", an oral history which captured the experiences of Rhode Island residents in that decade . . . . Under the supervision of Ms. [Linda] Wood, librarian at South Kingstown High School, and English teacher Judi Scott, fifteen students from a tenth grade English class at the high school conducted interviews with twenty-four Rhode Island residents who had lived through the decade of the 1950s as teenagers or young adults. The interview subjects were asked to recall their experiences in the 1950s and to recount the impact on them and their families of such topics as the Cold War, McCarthyism, racism, the birth of rock and roll, and the advent of television.

Access Copy Note: The records include twenty-nine cassette tape recordings of the interviews, transcripts of the interviews, indexes for each interview keyed to the frame counter of a tape recorder, signed release forms, "information forms" completed by each of the interview subjects, and papers or "stories" done by each of the students and based on the interviews.

Date(s): 1993

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Mss. Gr. 116

Extent: 7 boxes (6.5 linear feet)

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

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


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