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African Americans in Harrisonburg : transcripts and other printed materials for a set of oral history tapes

Author: Inez Ramsey
Series: James Madison University sound archives, no. 5-7.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Information from tapes: 23 transcripts, 3 short papers on interviewees, 4 interview questionnaire forms, 3 family tree sheets, and other miscellaneous information taken from interviews. Supplemental information includes list of persons buried in "Newtown Cemetery," the colored cemetery located on Kelly and Hill Streets, Harrisonburg, Va; "Roll of colored voters in Rockingham in the early 1900's, " researched by
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Biography
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Named Person: James Curry; Peggy Curry; Minnie Bell Stuart; Nickens, Mrs. Willie; Helen Irvin Wells; Roberta Morgan Webb; Robert Earl Johnson; Lucy Simms; W N P Harris
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Inez Ramsey
OCLC Number: 32035827
Notes: Complete set of "African Americans in Harrisonburg" oral history tapes and printed materials with call no.: Special Coll. SdArch 5-1 - 5-7, v. 1-2. Vol. l: Oral history interview [sound recording] / James Curry; interviewed by Inez Ramsey (OCLC #32022135). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Peggy Curry; interviewed by Eugene "Ickey" Hollins (OCLC #32023614). Oral history interviews [sound recording] / Mrs. Willie Nickens; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, Vicki Lloyd (OCLC #32024953).
Vol. 2: cont. of Oral history interviews [sound recording] / Mrs. Willie Nickens; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, Vicki Lloyd (OCLC #32024953). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Roberta Morgan Webb; interviewed by Vicki Bemisderfer (OCLC #32029972). Vol. 2 also contains the supplemental printed materials and photos.
Series Title: James Madison University sound archives, no. 5-7.
Responsibility: edited by Inez Ramsey.

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Information from tapes: 23 transcripts, 3 short papers on interviewees, 4 interview questionnaire forms, 3 family tree sheets, and other miscellaneous information taken from interviews. Supplemental information includes list of persons buried in "Newtown Cemetery," the colored cemetery located on Kelly and Hill Streets, Harrisonburg, Va; "Roll of colored voters in Rockingham in the early 1900's, " researched by Johnny Dove; 2 pages from the "History of the Augusta Street Methodist Church;" 6 newspaper articles; 6 photographs and 4 negatives.

Newspaper articles include: "Earl Johnson," from AFRO Magazine, Nov. 21, 1953, "R.E. Johnson dies; former Olympian" (Harrisonburg, Va. Daily News-Record , n.d.); "Mr. Harris has 93rd birthday, " retired principal of Lucy Simms School (H'burg Daily News-Record , n.d.); "Simms School, " (H'burg Daily News-Record, Aug. 22, 1978); "Despite segregation law, 'people were kind', " by Chris Simmons (H'burg Daily News-Record, Thurs., July 3, 1980); "Roberta Webb, a Valley treasure: black educator lived her religion, " (H'burg Daily News-Record, Tues., Feb. 7, 1995).

Photographs and negatives of Miss Lucy Simms and school children.

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