Audio Recording "Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February 1942

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Title
"Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February 1942
Contributor Names
Jones, Lewis Wade, 1910-1979 (Collector)
Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956 (Collector)
Gilchreist, Will (Interviewee)
Beesley, Leslie W. (Interviewee)
Thomas, G.W. (Interviewee)
Thomas, Harold (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Nashville, Tennessee, 1942
Subject Headings
-  Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
-  World War, 1939-1945--Public opinion
-  United States. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.--World War, 1939-1945
-  World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
-  World War, 1939-1945--Participation, African American
-  African Americans--Interviews
-  World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States
-  African Americans--Civil rights
-  Racism--United States
-  World War, 1939-1945--War work
-  Liberty bonds--United States
-  African Americans--Segregation
-  Sound recording
-  Personal narratives
-  United States -- Tennessee -- Nashville
Genre
Sound recording
Personal narratives
Notes
-  The names of several interviewees are unknown.
-  Part of a series of recordings made by Charles Johnson and Lewis Jones, Nashville, Tennessee, January or February 1942.
-  Contents: AFS 06443A, Interview and discussion led by Lewis Jones (continued) with G.W. Thomas, Harold Thomas, and Leslie W. Beesley; AFS 06443B, Interview and discussion led by Lewis Jones (continued) with Will Gilchreist and other men
Medium
1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
MBRS shelflist: LWO 3493 r45A
Call number: AFC 1942/003: AFS 6443
Source Collection
Dear Mr. President collection (AFC 1942/003)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1942003.sr43
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1942003.sr43
Language
English
Online Format
online text
image
audio
pdf
IIIF Presentation Manifest
Manifest (JSON/LD)

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"Dear Mr. President" and "The Martins and the Coys" performed by Pete Seeger.

"White Bird Flying," performed by Enos Francisco, Sr. Permission granted by Enos Francisco, Jr. Special thanks to Daniel Lopez for translating the "White Bird Flying" lyrics.

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"Man-on-the-Street" interviews collection (AFC 1941/004), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

"Dear Mr. President" collection (AFC 1942/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Radio Research Project Manuscript collection (AFC 1941/005), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Jones, Lewis Wade, Charles Spurgeon Johnson, Will Gilchreist, Leslie W Beesley, G.W Thomas, and Harold Thomas. "Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February. Nashville, Tennessee, 1942. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr43/.

APA citation style:

Jones, L. W., Johnson, C. S., Gilchreist, W., Beesley, L. W., Thomas, G. W. & Thomas, H. (1942) "Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February. Nashville, Tennessee. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr43/.

MLA citation style:

Jones, Lewis Wade, et al. "Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February. Nashville, Tennessee, 1942. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr43/>.

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