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Notable North Carolinians

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

Collection Description (Extant): Materials are part of an on-going project to interview men and women in North Carolina who have made significant contributions to business, the arts, education, and politics. Among the interviews are those generated by the following projects: (C.2) Bruce Kalk's interviews on religion and politics in North Carolina; (C.3) Mary Virginia Jones's project on the development of Research Triangle Park; (C.4) the Pearsall Project on the Pearsall Plan for school desegregation in North Carolina; (C.5) the Kenan Project on the life of William Rand Kenan and the Kenan family; (C.6) the Women in Politics Project centering on female legislators, mayors, judges, and state administrators; (C.7) the Raleigh Roots Project, conducted by the Raleigh Historic Properties Commission, focusing on Raleigh's African American community and significant architecture within that community; (C.8) the University of North Carolina School of Law Oral History Project interviews with prominent North Carolina attorneys and judges; (C.9) Ben F. Bulla's B. Everett Jordan Project, which resulted in a book on Jordan's life in politics and the textile industry; (C.10) the Wildacres Leadership Initiative Project, 1998-2000, conducted as part of the Friday Fellows Leadership Interview Project by the Wildacres Leadership Initiative; (C.11) interviews with Henry Toole Clark, conducted by Frances Weaver between 1990 and 1998, about his life and career developing and administering regional medical programs, including his tenure as director of the Division of Health Affairs, University of North Carolina; (C.12) Thomas P. Freeman's recordings of his parents, L. E. M. (Lemuel Elmer MacMillan) Freeman and Katharine Parker Freeman of Raleigh, N.C., focusing on their lives and religion (Baptist), as well as songs and stories from South Carolina; (C.13) the Jesse Helms Documentary Project, with videotaped interviews exploring former North Carolina United States Senator Helms's childhood, family life, and political career; (C.14) Barbara C. Allen's recordings of her mother, Ethelene McCabe Allen, focussing on her life as a woman in rarul Johnston and Wayne counties, N.C., and discussing education, travels, Southern Baptists, and other topics; and (C.15) Jack Fleer's series of interviews with five recent North Carolina governors.

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.

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: Collection Number: 04007 C

Extent: 345 items

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Anne Craig Barnes, William Clement, Josephine Clement, Charles Harvey Crutchfield, Rev. William W. Finlator, Harvey Gantt, Asa T. Spaulding, Viola Turner, Robert Seymour, J. Randolph Taylor, Terry Sanford, Sam Ragan, Isabella Cannon, Patricia Neal, Paul Hardin, Josephine Dobbs Clement, Jesse Copeland, Clarence Lightner, Phyllis Tyler, Eva Clayton, Elizabeth Cofield, Henry E. Frye, I. Beverly Lake, Sr., James B. McMillan, Robert L. McMillan, L.H. Fountain, Roseanne Gant, Alexander M. Rivera, Virginia Williams, Alan McSurely, William Dallas Herring, Edward L. Rankin, Mack Pearsall, Elizabeth Pearsall, Robert Giles, George A. Holderness

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.


African Americans--North Carolina
Civil rights movements--North Carolina
Juvenile corrections
North Carolina--Politics and government
School integration--North Carolina


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