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Black women at Virginia Tech oral history project

Repository: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): The interviews focus on the entry experience of the individual into the Virginia Tech community and the interviewees' perceptions of the climate and attitudes within the university community, particularly as pertains to race and gender. The materials in this collection includes cassette tapes, DAT tapes, and transcripts of interviews with some of the first black women students at Virginia Tech (Jacquelyn Butler Blackwell, Marguerite Harper Scott, and Linda Edmunds Turner); Marva Felder Davis, first black homecoming queen; Cheryl Butler McDonald, first black woman in the Corps of Cadets; and Elaine Carter, catalyst of the project and doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech. Interviews were conducted by Elaine Dowe Carter and University Archivist Tamara Kennelly.

Access Copy Note: Collection is open to research.

Collection URL: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/blackwomen/ External Link

Date(s): 1995-2000

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: Collection number: Ms95=026

Extent: transcripts; audio cassettes; digital audio tapes (DAT)

Language: English

Interviewees: Jacquelyn Butler Blackwell, Marguerite Harper Scott, Linda Edmunds Turner, Marva Felder Davis, Cheryl Butler McDonald, Elaine Carter, Linda Paulette Adams Hoyle, Fredi Hairston Cora McDamel Pack, Rhonda Miller Rogers

Rights (Extant): Permission to publish material from the Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project must be obtained from the Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Subjects:

African American college students--Virginia
African American women--Virginia
African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia
African Americans--Education--Virginia
Civil rights movements--Virginia
College integration
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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