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Earlie E. Thorpe oral history collection

Repository: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wilson Library

Collection Description (Extant): The Earlie E. Thorpe Oral History Collection includes audiocassettes and transcripts of oral history interviews collected by students in Social Science courses taught by Alice Eley Jones at North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C., 1990-1992. Interviewees are African Americans in North Carolina and other states. Interviews cover general life experiences and include discussions about race relations, civil rights, education, economics, social life, family life, and other topics. Materials in the Earlie E. Thorpe Oral History Collection result from a class given by Alice Eley Jones at North Carolina Central University that was based on a lecture series and oral history project that Jones conducted at Stagville, N.C., under the same name.

Origin Info: Received from, and held jointly with, the African American Resources Collection, North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C., April 1998 (Acc. 98078).

Date(s): 1990-1992

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: 04927

Extent: About 550 items (2.0 linear feet) and 331 audiocassettes

Finding Aid URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/inv/e/Earlie_E.Thorpe_Oral_History_Collection.html External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Alfred J. Daye, Jr., Maelene Ellis, Betty Walker, Lenny B. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Elverse Fenner, Loretta Britt, Clarence Britt, Charlie E. Amos, Pauline Freeman, Phillip Daye, Gerth L. Mathis, Mae Alice Funderburk, William Peten, Verna Mae Speight, Cary Lou Tillery, Mary Lee James, Myrtle Weeks, Goldie Spencer, Mary Spencer, Myrtle Weeks, Reginald Ashford, Carson E. Wise, Doris Beckett, Paul A. Barbee, Benson N. Barnes, Lolabelle Bynam, Cynthia Baines, Rollin Buchanan, Lillie Anderson, Kay Brown-Mills, Ellis L. Allen, Lilly Jane Allsbrooks, Warren H. Brown, Zorata Andrews, Rennie C. Galbreath, Shirley Coley, Willie P. Foy, Donnie Cox, Elsie Poston, Mavis J. Daughtry, Marion Johnson Greer, Adolph Coward, William S. Frederick, Mattie Pearl Deberry, Alfonso Jarerett, Sr., William Thomas Hargrove, Betsy R. Johnson, Anita W. Hammond, Gladys Renee Hall, Gladys Renee Hall, David L. Harrison, Edna M. Hines, Lucy Rebecca Cross Jones, William Hall, Gloria Harris, Adell Joyner, John E. Howard, Sr., La-Belle Lee, Fay Kincaid, Richard M. Mizelle, Ruth McKeithan Mial, Gene A. McLeod, Carrie B. McClellan, Lillian E. T. Moore, Clara O. M. H. Roberson, William J. Stewart, Jr., Henry C. Lattimore, Frances G. Simpson, Margaret L. Perry, Henry L. Lucas, Harriette Kennebrew Perkins, Mary W. Smith, Mattie Pridgen, James D. Patterson, Sr., Laura Smith, Clifton R. Stancil, Verlena Simmons, Phyllis Stark, Margaret H. Turner, Otis B. Scott, Lucille R. Richardson, Bertis Michaux, Frances P. Robinson, Elaine Tucker, Angela Williams, George Vann, Jr., Ethel Frances Whittington, Lener Cole Williams, Dorothy White, Arthur Wilson, Matlene Williams, Edward Wills, Emmitt Tilley, Richard Trice, Anna Walls, Beatrice Brewington-Farmer, John W. Chappell, Calvin L. Brown, Sr., Ethel Bennett, Cassie Bennett, Shirley Craven, James Bullock, Helen Mae Swepson Bradley, Alma Hopkins, Margaret Harrington, Sadie Jeter, Josephine Hicks, Daniel W. McNeill, Ruth Maddox Wilkerson, Fred Lee, Sophonia Kelly Speed, John McDowell, Mary Little, Alice Revels, Malinda Amanda Sherrod, Rossetta C. Amis, Charles C. Burns, Elizabeth Ruth Begle Cobbs, William Cornigan, Essie Lee Rhodes Clark, Eula Carr, Virgina W. Brown, Joseph Roscoe Butler, Flora Bowens, Joseph J. Gordan, Eugene Eves, Hattie C. Greene, Beverly Ann Smith Evans, Rebecca Flowers, Servater Evans, Mary Ervin, St. Joseph Etheridge, Mary Battle Harris, Sallie B. Hampton, Charlie Hill, Annie Mae Hill, Shirley Booker, Rander H. Harris, Beverly Haith, Beverly Jean Jones, Eula Mae Jenkins, Wiallian Howard Gatewood, Anne Delores King, Melvin R. Johnson, Maggie Washburn, Vancer Allen Meaders, Lucille H. Lyon, Lena Leach, Calvin Lee Pearson, Nathaniel Manley, Patsy Wade, Lorese J. Knight, Shirley S. Woodard, Robert L. Smith, Mena T. Sellars, Shirley Woodbury, Idell Randall, Myrtle Weeks, Randolph T. Spicer, Janie Ernestine Robinson, Charles Williams, Sr., Lucy Scott, Elvor L. Whitt, Samuel L. Whitt, Elroy Lewis, Anita M. Thompson, Dazie S. Robertson, Linda P. Albright, Willis E. Baird, Harriett M. Alston, Agin Alshakir, Roberta Ballard, Sandra C. Bartell, Rosa B. Bell, Mary Belle Beaufort, Walter Bell, Sr., Maria Basket Blackwell, Roseanna Blake, Quessie D. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. William S. Bryant, Carol Broadnax, Susie Brown, Eli Brown, Mykal Hicks, Joyce Ann Bowman, Sible Farrior Peterson, Sam Bryant, Letha Mae Cherry, Betty Clyburn, Joyce W. Campbell, John E. Chandler, Sr., Charles Clinton, Raleigh C. Cherry, Glendora Clark, Mary F. Clark, Lena Cuffie, Donnie Cox, Shelby Jean Crutchfield, Vivan S. Cooper, James Connaway, Rice Deloatche, Jo Ann Davis, Leroy Davis, Elizabeth S. Deloatche, Sue Davis, Percy L. Darden, Eugene L. Dixon, Courtney Eisbey, Nettie Miller Dobson, Alice H. Duff, Barbara Quince Everett, Robert Glen Edwards, Gene Squires, Mary B. Faison, Doris T. Fox, Muata Faruq Farrow, George Ewings, Charles B. Robinson, Jr., Reginald Harper, Barbra Gordan-Payne, Johnnie D. Hargrove, Levi Hackney, Louis Gilmore, Ethen Ann Green, Doris Grandy, Barbara Ann Highsmith, Rubye R. Hudson, Barbara Hatten, Shirley Gale Hayden, Pete Holman, Pearlie M. Herndon, Eleanor Harrington-Auston, Alberta Harris, Donald T. Houston, Marcus Ingram, Stephen Fortune, Faye Kincaid, Hester B. Jones, Martha Jordan, Eloise Jefferson, Richard D. James, Jr., Janice Judge, R. B. Jones, Isolene Jones, Guinevere L. King, Lea Dora Daye, Janice James, Clarence Jordan, Sr., Norman Lovick, Sr., Sally Mae Little, Bernice Lucas, Davesene W. Lawson, Carolyn H. Leathers, Jean Leathers, Jimmie Leonard, Mary Henery Mathews, Annie McKinnon, Ernest D. Mason, Robert Louis McAdams, Larry McCollum, Sandra McCollum, Juanita B. Massenburg, Ester Elliot McKinsey, Michael Murray, Alonzo Morrow, Sr., Dollie M. Parker, Jermaine Nicholason, Bob Rogers, Clara Owens, Artelia Neal, Alma Nabinett, Merrill C. Pearson, Willie Parker, Aleta Ross, Lloyd Ross, Thurman Prescott, William R. Russell, Miriam Gwinette Ricks, Mary Pugh-Bailey, Ernestine J. Smith, Margret Patricia Williams Saunders, Viola J. Simmons, Amelia Scott Shepperson, Isaac Sims, Odessa B. Snipes, Mary E. Seward, Ollie Samuels, Dorothy Small, Mable Willie Sumrall, Dorothy Thompson, Virginia Thomas, Bobby Spruill, Carl Tuggle, Monie Swepson, Lottie Whitt Sydnor, Ardella B. Spears, Alice D. Torian, John Staten, Melvin Vass, Charles P. Watson, Madeline Walker, Nathaniel Walker, Connia Henry Watson, Jr., Lula Mae Watkins, Norfley Williams, Dan Harris, James Edward Yancey, Jr., Mary H. Willis, Janet M. Young, Addie Wiggins, Grace Williams, Raymond Williams, Levester White, Earlden F. Williams, Mary P. Williamson, Elwood Yellock, Jeraldine Worsley, Thorny T. Birdsong Barnes, Elizabeth Jane Tuggle, Elizabeth Jane Tuggle, Monnie Whitehurst, Maurice Hinton, Edgar Daye, Mr. Brown, Lawrence Walker, Melvin Riggs, Peter Randolph Gaines, Beverly El-Amin, Miss Reynolds, John Richard(?) Rosser, Mabel Brown, Thomas Covington, Mr. and Mrs. Harrell, Alvin Curry Decker, Silas Hunt, James C. McLean, Beulah H. Parker, Perry Perkins, David Jones, Senesta Hankins, Dr. Lovett

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

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--North Carolina
African Americans--Economic conditions
African Americans--Education
African Americans--Social conditions
Civil rights movements--North Carolina

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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