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

"Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February 1942; AFC 1942/003: AFS 6444, side b

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"Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February 1942; AFC 1942/003: AFS 6444, side a

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Title

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

Names

  • Jones, Lewis Wade, 1910-1979
  • Johnson, Charles Spurgeon, 1893-1956
  • Gilchreist, Will
  • Shook, Henry
  • Beesley, Leslie W.
  • Thomas, Harold
  • Russell, G.W.

Created / Published

  • Nashville, Tennessee, 1942

Headings

  • -  Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
  • -  Race relations--United States
  • -  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
  • -  Labor unions--United States
  • -  Lynching--Missouri
  • -  Race discrimination--United States
  • -  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 06444A, Interview and discussion led by Lewis Jones (continued) with Will Gilchreist, Henry Shook, G.W. Russell, Harold Thomas, Leslie Beesley, and other unidentified men; AFS 06444B, Interview and discussion led by Lewis Jones (continued) with Will Gilchreist, Henry Shook, G.W. Russell, Harold Thomas, Leslie W. Beesley, and other unidentified 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 6444

Source Collection

  • Dear Mr. President collection (AFC 1942/003)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

Rights & Access

The Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection or any other restrictions in the material in this collection, except as noted below. All other materials are free to use and reuse.

The following materials are included with permission. Please contact the American Folklife Center for additional information where contact information is not provided:

"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.

Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these collection materials should contact theĀ Folklife Reading Room for assistance.

Credit line

Please cite the source collection title, collection number, and repository:

"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

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Jones, Lewis Wade, Charles Spurgeon Johnson, Will Gilchreist, Henry Shook, Leslie W Beesley, Harold Thomas, and G.W Russell. "Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February. Nashville, Tennessee, 1942. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr44/.

APA citation style:

Jones, L. W., Johnson, C. S., Gilchreist, W., Shook, H., Beesley, L. W., Thomas, H. & Russell, G. W. (1942) "Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February. Nashville, Tennessee. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr44/.

MLA citation style:

Jones, Lewis Wade, et al. "Dear Mr. President," Nashville, Tennessee, January or February. Nashville, Tennessee, 1942. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1942003_sr44/>.