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Michael Harris oral history interview : tape and transcript, 1997

Author: Michael Harris; Matthew F Moore; Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Mr. Harris was educated in Bluefield, West Virginia up until 11th grade, when he dropped out and moved to California and went on to study at University of California at Berkeley. He then attended school as a dance student, going on to become a choreographer and instructor of ballet and jazz. He first became acquainted with Camp Carver as a 4H-r when he was a young boy. He talks about camp activities, Native American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Michael Harris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Harris; Matthew F Moore; Marshall University. Oral History of Appalachia Program.
OCLC Number: 682919354
Notes: This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia.
Description: tape: audiotape reel Transcript: 40 pages
Responsibility: conducted by Matthew F. Moore.

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Mr. Harris was educated in Bluefield, West Virginia up until 11th grade, when he dropped out and moved to California and went on to study at University of California at Berkeley. He then attended school as a dance student, going on to become a choreographer and instructor of ballet and jazz. He first became acquainted with Camp Carver as a 4H-r when he was a young boy. He talks about camp activities, Native American tribes and the tribal songs they had to learn, and how the camp influenced his heritage and strengthened his character. He talks about the dances held at the camp, the swimming pool, the first black swimming pool in West Virginia and the money used to refurbish the pool and other areas of the camp.

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