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Fred R. Chiles Jr. oral history interview : tape and transcript, 1997

Author: Fred R Jr Chiles; Lynda Ann Ewen; Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Mr. Chiles was the director of the Arts Camp at Camp Washington Carver. He talks at length about his childhood years, his years as a 4H camp member, what caused him to become interested in the camp as an adult, and their activities. He talks of the different groups that utilized the camp, such as the Girl Scouts and Brownie Troupes. He discusses camp rules, the fact that the swimming pool at Camp Carver was the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Fred R Jr Chiles; Booker T Washington; George Washington Carver; Ralph J Bunche
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred R Jr Chiles; Lynda Ann Ewen; Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program.
OCLC Number: 682920165
Notes: This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia.
Description: Tape: sound tape reel. Transcript: 29 p.
Responsibility: conducted by Lynda Ann Ewen.

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Mr. Chiles was the director of the Arts Camp at Camp Washington Carver. He talks at length about his childhood years, his years as a 4H camp member, what caused him to become interested in the camp as an adult, and their activities. He talks of the different groups that utilized the camp, such as the Girl Scouts and Brownie Troupes. He discusses camp rules, the fact that the swimming pool at Camp Carver was the first and for some time the only swimming pool for blacks, and the NAACP and their involvement. He also talks about his segregation experiences, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, and Ralph Bunche.

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