The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Black Appalachians oral history project
Repository: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Special Collections
Collection Description (CRHP): Two oral histories in this collection are featured on the web site about the history of black students at Virginia Tech. The oral history with Ellison A. Smyth deals with the desegregation of the Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, Virginia: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/blackhistory/timeline/smyth.htm. Also included is an interview with Christine P. Price, who is the mother of Rev. Phillip Price, one of the first students to desegregate Blacksburg High School: http://spec.lib.vt.edu/archives/blackhistory/timeline/cprice.htm.
Collection Description (Extant): The Black Appalachians Oral History Project consists of approximately twenty-five taped interviews conducted by Dr. Michael Cooke of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University concerning black life in Appalachia, especially in Montgomery County, Virginia. The interviewees represented communities such as Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Elliston, Riner, Shawsville, and Wake Forest. Transcripts are currently available for six of the interviews.
Digital Status: Partial
Existing IDs: Ms91-019
Extent: 0.4 cubic feet, 2 boxes, 8 folders, 25 cassette tapes
Finding Aid URL: http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/vt/viblbv00024.xml.frame
Interviewees: Pack, W. Wayman March 11, 1991 Box-folder: 1-3
Frank T. Bannister, Roxie Ida Bryson, Alexander Burford, Leola Burns, Rice Dobbins, James Dow, Rosa Thomas Holmes, Charles A. Johnson, Elizabeth Lester, Thompson V. Lester, Walter H. Lewis, William Burrell Morgan, Cora Pack, J. Homer Pack, J. Waymon Pack, Christine P. Price, Mason Scott, Valerie Scott, Homer C. Sherman, James F. Sherman, James C. Wade, Sarah J. Wade, Rev. Kenneth B March Wright
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American students--Virginia
African Americans--Appalachian Region
African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia
Civil rights movements--Virginia