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Black heritage in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina project collection

Repository: Clemson University. Libraries. Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): One hundred-eighteen audiocassettes document interviews with local African American families. Typical subjects covered in the interviews include: family ancestry, economic profiles, religious life, education, and social interactions. Five VHS cassettes document lectures, group discussions, a dramatic reading performed by actors, and the opening reception of the Black History in the Upper Piedmont Exhibit.

Collection Description (Extant): The Black Heritage in the Upper Piedmont Project, under the direction of Dr. W.J Megginson in the early 1990s, documented the rich heritage of the local African American community through photographs, oral history interviews, and documentary research. The project was sponsored by the Pendleton District Historical and Recreational Commission, with co-sponsorship from Clemson University, Seneca River Baptist Association, and Tri-County Technical College. Additional funding was provided in part by the South Carolina Humanities Council.

This collection contains audio and VHS cassettes, contact prints, photographs, and negatives. This material documents research conducted from 1982, 1989-1990 regarding local black communities in the Upper Piedmont of South Carolina.

Date(s): 1982, 1989-1990

Digital Status: Partial

Existing IDs: Mss 282

Extent: 1.63 cubic feet containing 118 audiocassettes, 5 VHS cassettes, photographs, contact prints, and negatives in 7 boxes.

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Cassandra Aiken, Cornelia Alexander, James Benson, Clotell Brown, Lucinda Reid Brown, Velma Childers, Susan Cline-Cordonier, Ida Mae Clinkscales, Allen Code, Vennie Deas-Moore, Thomas Dupree, Alice Gassaway, Brenda Goodwin, David Green Sr., Mary Agnes Greenlee, Douglas E. Harbin, Yolanda Harrell, Montana Haynes, Elsie Henderson, Doris Hildebrand, Harold E. Hill, Will Hiott, Emma Howard, Ben J. Keasler, Laura Keasler, Sara Kibler, Brenda Knox, Audrey Lawrence, Wendy Lick, Lou Ida Maddox, Floy McDonald, Ida McDowell, Kate Meacham, W. J. Megginson, Inez Mickler, William Mickler, Lewis D. Moorhead, Lizzie Oglesby, Matthew Oglesby, Arminus Perry, Hiawatha Pettigrew, Betty Plisco, Runette Ponder, Bessie Reese, Anna Reid, Mattie Ross, James D. Rutledge, Grace Shaw, Cato Spencer, Bessie Stevens, Bertha M. Strickland, Robert H. Thompson, Dora Brown Tidmore, Lucille Vance, Lenora Vance-Robinson, Minnie Walker, T.C. Walker, George H. Washington Sr., Ernest Watkins Jr., Charles B. Watson Sr., Eldora White, Ezra W. Whittenberg, James G. Williams, Lizealur M. Williams, Lucile Williams, Maxie Williams, Viola Williams

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


African American churches
African American families
African Americans--Employment
African Americans--Social life and customs
African Americans--South Carolina
South Carolina--Race Relations


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