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Oral history collection

Repository: University of North Carolina at Wilmington. William Madison Randall Library. Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): Series 2 of this collection Southeast North Carolina (SENC)
section 2.5 provides interviews that document former students memories about Williston Senior High, New Hanover County's only African American high school, which closed its doors 1967.

Collection Description (Extant): This collection contains oral history interviews, most of which are on videotape. Links to transcripts are provided when transcripts are available online. The interviews were largely conducted by personnel associated with Randall Library, although there are a few subseries that contain donated or purchased interviews. Interviews cover a range of people, from various professions, walks of life, age groups, and areas of the country. Special Collections and UNCW Archives staff conduct oral history projects that are in keeping with the larger goal of oral history: to make historically visible those whose experiences are not reflected in traditional written sources and documentary evidence.

Date(s): 1990 - present

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: 2.5

Extent: 23 interviews on Williston Senior High

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Vernelle Best, Georgia Bowden, Carl A. Byrd, Cornelia Campbell, William Crummy, Kathryn Ennett, Ethel Gerald, Mary H. Greene, Rosa Chadwick Handley, Lethia S. Hankins, Herman Johnson, James MacRae, Beatrice Sharpless Moore, David Nixon, Hannah P. Nixon, Louise Fulton Outler, Linda A. Pearce, Henry F. Perry, Edna D. Ray, Inez Richardson, Bernard Robinson, Eva Mae Smith, Lela Pierce Thompson, Melvin Thompson, Bertha Boykin Todd, Florence Warren

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


African American educators--North Carolina
African American schools
African American students--North Carolina
School integration--North Carolina
Segregation in education--North Carolina
Wilmington (N.C.)




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