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Audio Recording Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Hester, Tifton, Georgia

About this Item

Title

  • Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Hester, Tifton, Georgia

Names

  • Robinson, Beverly J. (Collector)
  • Hester, Perry (Interviewee)
  • Hester, Perry, Mrs. (Interviewee)

Created / Published

  • Tifton, Georgia, July 17, 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 3-part conversation and interview with Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hester (Mrs. Hester's name may be Etta Mae), Tifton GA: Perry Hester introduces himself, born and raised on-half mile from St. Paul's Church, Tift County, has lived here since 1911; comments that Eldorado Baptist Church is the oldest church in Tift County, mentions the remodeling of the church again and again; Hester is a Baptist church that had been located near the now-gone school Hester attended; Hester mentions a Free Will Church led by Jim Davis; about how Hester worked for the Sinclair Refining Company for 36 years, started in 1913, stayed until 1967, now works with the highway department; fieldworker Beverly Robinson asks where most of the African Americans in Tift County lived in recent past, Hester replies Unionville and Phillipsburg (adjacent communities on Tifton's south side); Hester moved to Tifton because his father inherited a farm, describes the houses from the past, from about 1913; Robinson asks about the kinds of work Hester had done, replies saw mill work, shingle mills, farming, sharecropping; Mrs. Hester comments on how people were treated as workers; Robinson asks about Captain Henry Tift, the founder of Tift County, the Hesters comment on Jeff Mathis Sr. and Captain Tift; the Hesters talk about their own personal histories, Mrs. Hester was born in Tift County; Robinson asks about funerals, Perry Hester describes process, including pine boxes, cooling boards, etc.; about church bells; Robinson asks about cemeteries, Mrs. Hester tells about needing a guard in one cemetery because some people would go dig up other people's flowers; the Hesters recount their personal history, continued in part 2.
  • -  Side B: part 2 of a 3-part conversation and interview with Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hester (Mrs. Hester's name may be Etta Mae), Tifton GA: Perry Hester continued to recount personal history from part 2; Mrs. Hester tells about a man that took a trip all the way to Washington DC; Robinson and the Hesters tell and comment on their stories, Perry Hester states that he has been lucky, comments about their grandchildren; about an old church about to be torn down, Perry Hester describes the inside, said to be a very old church.
  • -  The fieldworker's log for this two-part recording (60 minutes duration) provides the date 17 July 1977; a second recording of Mr. and Mrs. Hester (7 minutes duration) at call number AFC 1982/010: AFS 21118 provides the date 15 July 1977. It is likely that both recordings were made at the same session; for this reason they carry titles including "parts 1, 2, and 3."

Medium

  • audiocassette

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Call number: AFC 1982/010: AFS 21109
  • MBRS shelflist: RYA 0947
  • Field project identifier: GA7-BR-C6

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, Perry Hester, and Perry Hester. Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Hester, Tifton, Georgia. Tifton, Georgia, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1982010_afs21109/.

APA citation style:

Robinson, B. J., Hester, P. & Hester, P. (1977) Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Hester, Tifton, Georgia. Tifton, Georgia. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1982010_afs21109/.

MLA citation style:

Robinson, Beverly J, Perry Hester, and Perry Hester. Interview with Mr. and Mrs. Hester, Tifton, Georgia. Tifton, Georgia, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1982010_afs21109/>.