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Audio Recording Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis, and Rev. Samuel Thomas Higgins, Tifton, Georgia

About this Item

Title

  • Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis, and Rev. Samuel Thomas Higgins, Tifton, Georgia

Names

  • Robinson, Beverly J. (Collector)
  • Mathis, Jeff, Mr. (Interviewee)
  • Mathis, Jeff, Mrs. (Interviewee)
  • Higgins, Samuel Thomas (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Tifton, Georgia, July 20, 1977

Headings

  • -  Folklore--Georgia
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recording
  • -  United States -- Georgia -- Tifton

Genre

  • Field recordings
  • Interviews
  • Sound recording

Notes

  • -  Side A: part 1 of a 2-part conversation and interview with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis, Senior, and the Rev. Samuel Thomas Haggins, in Tifton GA: Jeff Mathis tells about serving as the chauffeur for the founder of Tifton, Captain (Henry) Tift, stating that he worked for Captain Tift since the age of ten, in 1905, at first working in the yard until he began chauffeuring Captain Tift later; about the location of old houses in the area, Mrs. Mathis mentions Tift Quarters, houses down on Third Street, Mr. Mathis describes them as double-pen, four-room houses with boards (siding?) straight up, built by Captain Tift, possibly in 1908; about the difference in construction on the homes built for white and black people in the early 1900's, home for whites were built better; about Tifton's cleanliness; fieldworker Beverly Robinson mentions her experience at the cotton mill quarters; comments from Samuel Thomas Haggins, a preacher in Tifton, has been preaching 45 years, about traditional religious singing, sings a sample of an old song, including sounding the notes, called fa-sol-la singing; Haggins mentions that he is a joke teller, begins a story that continues in part 2.
  • -  Side B: part 2 of a 2-part conversation and interview with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis, Senior, and the Rev. Samuel Thomas Haggins: Reverend Haggins continues the story he began telling in part 1, then another story; fieldworker Beverly Robinson and Haggins talk about Haggins's church and make plans for a future visit, duration of this part about 9 minutes.

Medium

  • audiocassette

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1982/010: AFS 21107
  • MBRS shelflist: RYA 0945
  • Field project identifier: GA7-BR-C4

Source Collection

  • South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection (AFC 1982/010)

Repository

  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line: South-Central Georgia Folklife Project collection (AFC 1982/010), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Robinson, Beverly J, Jeff Mathis, Jeff Mathis, and Samuel Thomas Higgins. Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis, and Rev. Samuel Thomas Higgins, Tifton, Georgia. Tifton, Georgia, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1982010_afs21107/.

APA citation style:

Robinson, B. J., Mathis, J., Mathis, J. & Higgins, S. T. (1977) Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis, and Rev. Samuel Thomas Higgins, Tifton, Georgia. Tifton, Georgia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1982010_afs21107/.

MLA citation style:

Robinson, Beverly J, et al. Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Mathis, and Rev. Samuel Thomas Higgins, Tifton, Georgia. Tifton, Georgia, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1982010_afs21107/>.