Selected Life Histories

Write your name and the folder selected with some metadata – name of interviewee, interviewer, and title if given for NC collection.

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Daniel White

299

  • Bjorkman, Edwin (interviewer): Hugh McCrae, Builder of Human Happiness, A Study in Agricultural Engineering
    • Hugh McCrae, circa 1874, Carrbonton, white, manager farm colonies, no place given, no date given

374

  • Fain, Harry (interviewer): Saturday’s Pay Day
    • No names given, no date given, no place given, black, day laborers, Raleigh, 1 May 1939

491

  • Harris, Bernice K. (interviewer): Plow Beans for Pills
    • Walter Raleigh Parker, no date given, Beoman County, white, doctor, Woodland, 24 January 1939

600

  • Mabry & Massimino (interviewers): “Orphans Two”
    • Robert H. Delvechio, no date given, no place given, white, stone mason, bricklayer, Hendersonville, 18 August 1939

660

  • Moore, Ida L. (interviewer): Good Name for Feedin’
    • Godwin, circa 1874, white, boarding house operator, Spray, 23 September 1938

690

  • Pearson, James Larkin and Claude V. Dunnagan (interviewers): Music is Lost in the Mails
    • E. Foster, no date given, no place given, white, mail carrier, Ferguson, 27 January 1939

739

  • Saunders, W. O. (interviewer): He Never Wanted Land Till Now
    • D. Pool, circa 1868, no place given, white tenant farmer, Elizabeth City, 10 November 1938

813

  • DeWitt, Ned (interviewer): The Driller
    • no info

 

 

Makiah Belk

288 

Beaman and Massengill (interviewers): Turkey Raising

Pearl Arnold, circa 1875, Benter, white, poultry farmer, New Bern, 15 May 1939

292

Bennett, Cora, and Mary R. Northrop (interviewers): “I’ve Seen These States”

John Lowery, no date given, South Carolina, black, Pullman porter, Charlotte, 20 June 1939

303

Brown, Mary Pearl (interviewer): Untitled

George Burris, 1905, South Carolina, black, servant, Charlotte, August 1939

307

Brown and Northrop (interviewers): “I Used To Be a Bad Nigger”

Mattie Johnson, no date given, no place given, black wash woman, Charlotte, 23 May 1939

315

Carter, Douglas (interviewer): Mushroom Grower

Caleb Carter, 1893, Montvale, white, mushroom grower, Asheville, 18 April 1939

406

Forster, W. O. (interviewer): Ed Jones, A Farmer Who Tries a Comeback

Ed Jones, no date given, no place given, white, tenant farmer, Chapel Hill, no date given

408

Forster, W. O. (interviewer): Jim Jeffrey

Jim Jeffrey, no date given, Oconee County, Ga., white, tenant farmer, Durham, 10 June 1939

409

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Forster, W. O. (interviewer): Parish and Judith Lassiter

Parrish Lassiter, circa 1899, no place given, white, tenant farmer; Judith Lassiter, no date given, Clayton Township, white, tenant farmer, Four Oaks, 18 September 1938

T.J. Alexander

  1. Folder 381
    1. Interviewer: W.O. Forester
    2. Interviewee: Ellis Stone
  2. Folder 382
    1. Interviewer: W.O. Foster
    2. Interviewee: Joe Beck
  3. Folder 406
    1. Interviewer: W.O. Forester
    2. Interviewee: Ed Jones
  4. Folder 407
    1. Interviewer: W.O. Forester
    2. Interviewee: Virgil Johnson
  5. Folder 507
    1. Interviewer: Frances L. Johnson
    2. Interviewee: Martha Turner
  6. Folder 508
    1. Interviewer: Frances L. Johnson, Lucille Edwards, and Massengill
    2. Interviewee: A Family of Dry Dock
  7. Folder 509
    1. Interviewer: Harriss, Edwards, and Massengill
    2. Interviewee: “Granny” of Elvidor
  8. Folder 710
    1. Interviewer: Ruth L. Riddick
    2. Interviewee: Betty Staton

Gabriella Bulgarelli

1) Folder 289: Beaman and Massengill (interviewers),Otis Griffin, 1880, Leesport, white, cabinet-maker, New Bern, 17 May 1939

2) Folder 291: Bennet, Cora (interviewer) Arthur Moore, no date given, no place given, black, pressing club operator, Charlotte, 14 July 1939

3) Folder 301: Mary Pearl Brown (interviewer) Nora J. Oates, no date given, no place given, white, tourist house operator, Charlotte, 23 June 1939

REPLACEMENT: Folder 201: Hornsby, Hall, Booth (interviewers) James W. Davis 1871, Athens, black, mail carrier, school teacher, music teacher, bandmaster, Athens, 16 May, and 28 June 1939

4) Folder 334: Crowell, Henry L, Massengill and W.J. Sadler (interviewers) Clara Raynor, no date given, Guilford County, white, bank clerk, Roxboro, 10 January 1939

5) Folder 335: Darrow, Omar and Massengill (interviewers)  “Aunt Hassie” Fletcher, 1870, no place given, white, housewife, Durham, 16 May 1939

6) Folder 347: Deal, Ethel and Mary. R Northrop (interviewers) Mrs. Walter Rowe, no date given, McDowell County, white, mill worker, Newton,19 June 1939

7) Folder 400: Foster, W.O. (interviewer) Anthony Gibbs, 1875, Carrboro, white, mechanic, Carrboro, 29 August 1939

8) Folder 532: Hicks and Massengill (interviewers) Peter Bowers, circa 1888, white, farmer and teacher, Raleigh, 2 February 1939

Carla Aviles-Jimenez

1.) Folder 276: Abbitt, Louise L. (interviewer): The Holiness Preacher Robah Bowden, no date given, no place given, white, janitor, holiness preacher; Lola Bowden, no date given, no place given, white, housewife, Pine Hill, 3 January 1939

2.) Folder 281: Abner, John H. (interviewer): Three Bibles, Joseph A. Michaels, 1868, Burke County, white, cotton mill worker, Burlington, 2 December 1938

3.)Folder 302: Brown and Northrop (interviewers): “Praise the Lord!” Estell Stancill, no date given, [Anderson, S.C.?], white, WPA worker, Charlotte, 16 May 1939

4.) Folder 338: Darrow and Massengill (interviewers): Trusting to God John Lee White, 1879, no place given, black, pastor, Durham, no date given

5.) Folder 363: Dunnagan, Clalee, and Claude (interviewers): Free Lance Preacher [Luther Comer and Wife] Luther Comer, no date given, no place given, white, self-styled preacher; Sally Comer, 1904, no place given, housewife, Yadkinville, no date given

6.) Folder 431: Harris, Bernice K. (interviewer): Sisters in the Lord Lucy Ivory, circa 1861, Woodland, black, ex-slave, Seaboard, 27 July 1939

7.) Folder 434: Harris, Bernice K. (interviewer): Richard Lloyd, Minister Richard Lloyd, 1889, Newton, Wales, Welsh, minister, Jackson, 17 January 1939

8.) Folder 467: Harris, Bernice K. (interviewer): Richard Lloyd, Minister Richard Lloyd, 1889, Newton, Wales, Welsh, minister, Jackson, 17 January 1939

 

Nicole Martin

  1. Folder 768: Taylor, Christine, and McDonald (interviewers): Callie Hines (interviewee): Callie Hines
  2. Folder 446: Harris, Bernice K. (interviewer): Christine Poole (interviewee): Christine Poole Speaking
  3. Folder 372: Dunnagan, Claude (interviewer): When Spring Comes
  4. Folder 530: Hicks, Massengill, and Sadler (interviewers): Eva Truelove (interviewee): A Waitress
  5. Folder 366:Dunnagan, Claude, and Massengill (interviewers): Delia Underwood (interviewee): A Lot of Punishin
  6. Folder 342: Darrow and Massengill (interviewers): Beulah Parson Davis (interviewee): Free Advice
  7. Folder 318: Carter, Douglas (interviewer): Lola Roberts (interviewee): Neurotic
  8. Folder 341: Darrow and Massengill (interviewers): We’ll Get Along Some Way

Krista Harder

  1. Folder 275: Abbitt and Dunnagan (interviewers): Life History of Mrs. Jim Shelton
  2. Folder 278: Abner, John H. and Edwin Massengill (interviewers): Hubert W. Johnson (interviewee): The Photographer.
  3. Folder 301: Brown, Mary Pearl (interviewer): Mrs. Nora I. Oates (interviewee): Anybody Not in Debt Ain’t Worth Nothing
  4. Folder 317: Carter, Douglas (interviewer): Mary Miller (interviewee): The Clubhouse.
  5. Folder 370: Dunnagun, Claude (interviewer): Frank Hageman (interviewee): The Wandering Magician.
  6. Folder 375: Fain, Harry (interviewer): Hobart Boswell (interviewee): Hobert Boswell, Editor.
  7. Folder 377: Fain, Harry (interviewer): Bonnie Baste (interviewee): Bonnie, the Hairdresser.
  8. Folder 385: Forster, W.O. (interviewer): Willie Roberts (interviewee): Willie Roberts, a Negro Laborer-Mechanic

Zachary Hughes

  1. Folder 277:
    1. Title: Cotton in the Blood
    2. Interviewers: Abner, John H.; and George l. Andrews
    3. Person of Interest (POI): Wade Hampton Taylor
  2. Folder 290
    1. Title: The Family Hickman, Colored
    2. Interviewers: Beaman, James S.
    3. POI: Needham Hickman
  3. Folder 293
    1. Title: A Race Man Th’ough and Th’ough
    2. Interviewers: Bennett and Northrop
    3. POI: Ned Davis
  4. Folder 297
    1. Title: We’ll Git Along Somehow
    2. Interviewers: Bennett and Northrop
    3. POI: Leathy Lightsey
  5. Folder 309
    1. Title: John Fleming: A Southern Gentleman
    2. Interviewers: Cannady, Beth
    3. POI: John Fleming
  6. Folder 313
    1. Title: Ex-Soldier
    2. Interviewers: Carter, Douglas
    3. POI: J. D. Mashburn
  7. Folder 608
    1. Title: Two Sides to a Story
    2. Interviewers: Massimino, Frank
    3. POI: Oscar Vaughan
  8. Folder 609
    1. Title: An Irascible Negro
    2. Interviewers: Massimino, Frank
    3. POI: Jim Mitchum

Annie Kingman:

Folders 324, 323, 359, 514, 551, 283, 294, 305

 Olivia Henley:

 571 — King, Robert O. (interviewer): Lawrence M. Waring
Lawrence M. Waring, 1878, Raleigh, white, justice of the peace, Raleigh, 10, 13, and 14 March 1939

574 King, Robert O. (interviewer): Roy Woods and Family
Roy Woods, no date given, Raleigh, black, farm laborer, Raleigh, 28 December 1938

607 — Massimino, Frank (interviewer): The Deever Taylors, Balfour, North Carolina
Deever Taylor, no date given, no place given, white, textile worker, Hendersonville, 10 October 1938

676 — Moore, Ida L. (interviewer): Description of Mill Village
Description of a mill village, Asheville Cotton Mill, Asheville, 22 August 1938

719 — Rogerson, Anna Belle W. and Massengill (interviewers): A Late Education
Reverend E. C. Shoe, 1895, China Grove, N.C., white, minister, Robersonville, 18 January 1939 [Variant form may be found in Thaddeus S. Ferree papers (#4258)]

726 — Saunders, W. O. (interviewer): Women Don’t Know Their Men’s Pockets
G. M. Cooper, no date given, no place given, white, dry cleaner and presser, Elizabeth City, 3 February 1939

436 — Harris, Bernice K. (interviewer): I Am Sick O’Farming
[?] Little, circa 1889, Seaboard, white, farmer, Seaboard, 21 June 1939

286 — Bailey, Loretto C. (interviewer): “We Have No Slums”
Description of Greensboro slums, no date given

Tionna Outen 

274 :Abbitt, Louise L., and Claude V. Dunnagan (interviewers): Reckin’ I’ll Be Washin’ an Ironin’ Till I Drop Daid
Matt Wall, [1869?), Middleton, black, washwoman, Walnut Cove, 4 April 1939

279:Abner, Massengill, and W. J. Sadler (interviewers): A Quiz Kit? A Casket?
Samuel Barnwell, 1875, Alamance County, white, casket finisher and interior decorator, Gastonia 27 February 1938

285 : Anderson, George, and Massengill (interviewers): Through A Glass Darkly
Henry Brandon, no date given, no place given, white, vagrant, Yanceyville, no date given

366: Dunnagan, Claude and Massengill (interviewers): A Lot of Punishin
Delia Underwood, no date given, no place given, white, farmer, Yadkinville, 29 March 1939

533: Hicks and Massengill (interviewers): A Rough Route
Leroy Hicks, circa 1872, Johnston County, white, farmer, Cary, 26 November 1938

536: Hicks and Massengill (interviewers): Righteous and Ready to Go
Ida Maynard, circa 1880, no place given, white, flower agent, Raleigh, 9 February 1939

586: Long, A. W. (interviewer): If I Couldn’t Talk I’d Bust
Ophelia Mull, circa 1908, Connestee, white, houseworker, Brevard, 26 June

715 :Robinson, Nancy T. (interviewer): Work, Luck, and Play
Gretchen Branch, circa 1913, [Fayetteville?], black, teacher, Fayetteville, 30 May 1939