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Voices of Asheville oral history collection

Repository: University of North Carolina at Asheville. Special Collections and University Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): Many of the African Americans included in this project segregation and integration in Western North Carolina.

Collection Description (Extant): Dorothy Joynes created her project, The Voices of Asheville Oral History Collection, in order to obtain a broader understanding of the people and history of Western North Carolina. The Voices of Asheville Collection is found at University of North Carolina at Asheville, Ramsey Library, Special Collections. Thirteen percent of the collection is with African-Americans from Asheville. Geographically, Joynes tried to "cover the areas from Dula Springs to Hickory Nut Gap, from West Asheville to Black Mountain". (Asheville Citizen Times, April 28, 1996) 20 manuscript cartons contain the collection.

Collection URL: http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/oralhistory/VOA/default_voa.html External Link

Date(s): 1992-1998

Digital Status: Yes

Finding Aid URL: http://toto.lib.unca.edu/findingaids/oralhistory/VOA/voa_metadata_page.html External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Kathleen Balogh, Walter Boland, John S. (Jack) Boyce, Robert Brunk, E. Thelma Caldwell, Jeanne Cummings, Margaret Fuller, Roy Gibbs, Gail Cornell Gomez, O. T. Tomes, Tyrone Greenlee, Lacy Haith, Harriett Haith, Betty Christine (Chris) Slagle Harrell, Lucy Mae Harrison, Hazel Collington, Donald Hill, Lucille Holmes, Doris Brewer, Wade Huff, Elizabeth Jackson, Marjorie Maxwell, Minnie Jones, Mary Williams, Michael Francis Keleher, Marjorie Lockwood, Glenda I. McDowell, Gerald B. McMillan, Erline L. McQueen, Harley Elmer Ownbey, Lettie Polite, Norma Price, Patrick Price, Jesse Ray, Sr., Milton Ready, Helen Tarasov Reed, Carolyn Rosenthal, Florence Ryan, Nanine Iddings, Mary Sancrant, Michael Sargent, Booker T. Sherrill, O. L. Sherrill, Phyllis Jones Sherrill, Oralene Simmons, Mary Elizabeth Robinson Sligh, Robert Smith, Claudette Diana Reed Upton, Shirley Whitesides, Alfred Whitesides, Kathleen Winters

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

Subjects:

African Americans--North Carolina
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
School integration--North Carolina
Young Women's Christian Association of the U.S.A.

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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