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One Ashland, many voices oral history project

Repository: Randolph-Macon College. McGraw-Page Library. Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes an interview with the first African American high school principal in Ashland after school integration, Melvin Hall.

Collection Description (Extant): The One Ashland, Many Voices Oral History Project was undertaken to record the memories of Ashland residents in celebration of the town's sesquicentennial anniversary. Many people contributed to the project including the Ashland 150th Oral History Committee, chaired by Dale Talley; the 30 students and 2 faculty of the Randolph-Macon College First Year Experience Colloquia 'Remembering' (FYEC 157 and FYEC 158), taught respectively by Dr. Amy Goodwin and Dr. Alva Hughes; and Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) recipient Kimberly Dutton, class of 2011 (faculty advisor Ms. Laurie Preston, McGraw-Page Library). Web access and archiving by Laurie Preston, with special thanks to Eric Kim, and Tommy Proffitt for audio editing.

Access Copy Note: Collection materials are available online.

Collection URL: http://library.rmc.edu/specialcollections/digcoll/OneAshland/OneAshland.html External Link

Digital Status: Born-digital

Extent: 42 transcripts; 46 digital sound recordings (available in both mp3 and wav formats)

Language: English

Interviewees: Melvin Hall

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

Subjects:

African American educators--Virginia
Ashland (Va.)
School integration--Virginia

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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