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Neighborhoods history project

Repository: Roanoke Public Libraries. Virginia Room

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes more than 100 interviews; most of the interview subjects are African American, and some deal with the civil rights movement.

Collection Description (Extant): Roanoke is divided into numerous unique, lively and changing communities. The mission of the Neighborhoods History Project is to honor the stories of residents from the various neighborhoods in the City of Roanoke and share them with future generations.

Interview questions include but are not limited to:

* Biographical information
* Family and home life
* Businesses, shopping and entertainment
* Education in Roanoke and beyond
* Employement

Access Copy Note: Interviews and related documents are part of the permanent collection of the Virginia Room at Roanoke Public Libraries and will be available for public research. Plans for an educational website to access these valuable stories are currently underway.

Collection URL: http://www.roanokeva.gov/85256A8D0062AF37/vwContentbyKey/N27CGT99231ASELEN?open

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: sound discs (CD); transcripts; digital sound recordings; photographs

Language: English

Interviewees: Claudia Akers, George Akers, Charles Anderson, Sheila Mae Anderson, James Atkinson, Rebecca Raper Austin, Antinette Chinene Beane, Lawrence Bennett, Ruth E. Bennett, Evelyn Bethel, Harold Bowman, Delois Clements Broady, Barbara E. Brown, Cecil Brown, Walter Melvin Bryant, Gladys Hilton Buckner, James N. Bullington, Edward T. Burton, Beatrice Burwell, Mary Jane Callahan, Nancy Calvert, Richard Chubb, Virginia Mignon Chubb-Hale, Perneller Chubb-Wilson, Walter Spears Claytor, Charlotte Clements, Evelyn L. Clements, Gloria Jean Coan, James Cook, Elizabeth Cregger, Madeleine E. Daniels, Helen Davis, Charles Day, Fola Constance McCray Dickey, Gloria Ann Dowe, Alphonza Easley, Annie Davis Enoch, Mildred Fairfax, Margaret Cosson Fariss, Florence Therese Saunders Farley, Charles William Fox, Michael Franklin, Ray Lucien Garland, Robert Allen Garland, Frances J. Gill, Ernell Glasby, Mary Elizabeth Divers Hackley, Fred Douglas Hairston, Janice Idenia Hylton Hale, Robert Monroe Hale, William Hank Highfill, III, Mary L. Hines, Veron Holland, Alphonzo L. Holland, Sr., Shirley Hudgins, Mae Huff, Maxine Juanita Nicolas Hunt, Willie Mae Ingram, John H. Johnson, Lillie Johnson, Mattie Johnson, Alice Cooper Johnson, Carolyn Ann Johnson Jones, Sandra Lee Smith Jordan, James Beverly Keeling, Ann C. Keffer, Emerson Lamb, William M. Lawrence, Caralene Mathis Lewis, Lular Ree Clark Lucky, Peggy Sue Mason, Ruth Mauk, Delvis McCadden, Estelle McCadden, Brenda Lynne McDaniel, Roy Nelson McFarland, Jr., Marie McGeorge, Lawrence Mitchell, Virginia Elizabeth Cooper Morrison, Geneva N. Ogden, Anita Ollie, Arlene Frances Ollie, Peggy Parker, Christine Evelyn Payne, Regina Holmes Peeks, Lewis W. Peery, Freeland O. Pendleton, Sr., William Penn, Shirley Bennett, Gilmore Perry, Jr., B. Ray Phanelson, Danielle Preston, Marcus Preston, Katherine E. Pullens, Earl Belk Reynolds, Jr., George Edward Rogers, Westley Rogers, Reginald Shareef, Dorothy Stanley Sharpley, Malcolm Anthony Shaw, Sarah H. Showalter, Edward C. Simpson, Robert D. Simpson, Jr., A. Byron Smith, Elizabeth Spoelma, Dian Tapscott, A. Gordon Thornton, Jr., Carl Terrie Tinsley, Sr., Laura Marguerite Toliver, Rodolph Wakim, Wilma Casey Warren, Claudia A. Whitworth, Jeanette Eades Willis, Corbin Wilson, Gloria Jean Wilson, Virginia Lee King Wolfe, Vivian Woody, Dan Wright

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

Subjects:

African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia
Civil rights movements--Virginia
Roanoke River Valley (Va. and N.C.)

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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