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North Carolina politics

Repository: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Southern Oral History Program

Collection Description (Extant): These interviews are part of a North Carolina politics project begun in 1994 aimed at understanding how North Carolinians have dealt with the changes that have transformed the state since the Great Depression. The overarching themes of the interviews are the realignment in North Carolina party politics and the Republican reemergence; the evolution of African American political activity in North Carolina since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965; the evolution of women's political activity in North Carolina since the 1960s; and the centrality of cultural and social politics in the state's political contests and debates in the same time period.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: These projects were launched with a gift from Walter Royal Davis which enabled the Southern Oral History Program and the Academic Affairs Library to establish the Davis Oral History Fund. The other projects focus on University history; women's leadership and grassroots activism; business history; the broadcast media; and memory and community studies.

Project coordinator for the North Carolina politics project is William Link of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The majority of the interviews were conducted by Joseph Mosnier, a graduate student in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Other interviews were conducted by Jonathan Houghton as part of his dissertation research on the history of the Republican Party in North Carolina or by Howard Covington and Marion Ellis.

The overarching themes of the interviews, particularly those by Mosnier, are (a) the realignment in North Carolina party politics and the Republican reemergence; (b) the evolution of African American political activity in North Carolina since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965; (c) the evolution of women's political activity in North Carolina since the 1960s; and (d) the centrality of cultural and social politics in the state's political contests and debates in the same time period.

Access Copy Note: Some interviews are restricted or closed as noted in the finding aid.
Interview transcripts are CLOSED while they are being digitized. Please contact the The Southern Historical Collection for more information.
If an interview has been transcribed, researchers should quote from the transcript. If no transcript is available, reference to material in the interview should be taken from the audio recording. Some interviews have restrictions imposed by the interviewees or interviewers; restricted interviews are clearly marked. Researchers may, for example, be required to obtain written permission from the interviewee or interviewer to quote from the interview.
Use of audiotapes or videotapes may require production of listening or viewing copies.

Collection URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/dc/sohp/projects.html External Link

Date(s): 1994-

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: Collection Number: 04007 A.3

Extent: 61 items

Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/s/Southern_Oral_History_Program_Collection.html External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Anne Craig Barnes, Daniel Terry Blue, Joanne Walker Bowie, Eva M. Clayton, Betsy Lane Cochrane, Marie Watters Colton, Richard C. Erwin, Henry Ell Frye, James Carson Gardner, James A. Graham, Reginald Armistice Hawkins, Joseph A. Herzenberg, James E. Holshouser, Herbert Hyde, I. Beverly Lake, Howard Nathaniel Lee, Patricia Stanford Love, James G. Martin, William N. Martin, Josephus Lyman Mavretic, Betty Ray McCain, H. M. Michaux, Robert Morgan, Richard A. Vinroot, Lindsay Carter Warren, Melvin Luther Watt, Leslie J. Winner, John W. Winters, Annie Brown Kennedy, Fred Heineman, Nick Galifianakis, Michael R. Nelson, Coy C. Privette, Russell Jackson Hawke, Marshall Hurley, Robert G. Shaw, Thomas S. Bennett, Ferrel Guillory, H. Patrick Taylor, Jr., James Major Baley, Jr., Robert Bruce Harris, Jackson F. Lee, Daniel Reid Simpson, James T. Broyhill, Sim Alexander DeLapp, David Thomas Flaherty, Frank Rouse, Carter Wrenn, Ruth Easterling, Debra C. Beatty, J. Howard Coble, Dorothy A. Presser, Hiram H. Ward, Hamilton C. Horton, Jr.

Rights (Extant): When the copyright has not been assigned to the University of North Carolina, copyright is retained by the interviewers/interviewees, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Subjects:

African American politicians--North Carolina
Civil rights workers--North Carolina
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Judges
North Carolina--Politics and government
Politicians
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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