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Black high school principals

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

Collection Description (Extant): Interviews with black high school principals throughout North Carolina conducted by Goldie Frinks Wells, a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They are primarily concerned with evaluating the influence of societal change on the perceptions that black principals have of their work roles, focusing on the degree of administrative control, site assignment, and job responsibilities. Specific questions address the influence of desegregation on role perceptions. Respondents were categorized in two groups: African Americans who held the post of principal in 1964; and African Americans who were serving their communities as principals of North Carolina high schools at the time of the project.

The interviews were conducted by Wells as part of a research project for her doctoral dissertation, "A Comparison of the Role Perceptions of Black High School Principals." Folder M-i contains information on the research project.

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: External Link

Date(s): 1990-1991

Digital Status: Yes

Existing IDs: Collection Number: 04007 M

Extent: 34 items

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Herman Carraway, Linwood Edwards, Bennie W. Higgins, Ronald M. Leigh, Gerald Patterson, Julius Walker, LeRoy Campbell, W. S. Creecy, E. V. Dacons, Robert M. Earle, Johnny A. Freeman, William Brodus Howell, J. W. Mask, W. M. McLean, George W. Miller, J. C. Watkins, L. M. William, Venton Bell, Kenneth Bowman Burton, Willie N. Gillespie, Leon Goolsby, John Griffin, Richard Hicks, John Jessep, Charles Johnson, Mose Lewis, Robert Logan, Samuel Puryear, Ray Spain, Robert Winston, Gerald Whitley, Coleman Barbour, Leonard Arnold, Loistine Defreece

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 American educators--North Carolina
African American students
African Americans--Education
School integration--North Carolina


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