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Author: James Curry
Publisher: 1978.
Series: James Madison University sound archives, no. 5-1a - 5-lc.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English
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Records the reminiscences of Mr. James Curry of Harrisonburg, Va., custodian of Spotswood Elementary School and first black deacon of the Mennonite Church in Va. Describes childhood including life on the farm, discipline of children, education (Effinger and Lucy Simms schools), childhood games; his family; black churches including the Broad Street Mennonite Church, Pleasant Hill AME Church; black communities (Port  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Named Person: James Curry; Peggy Mrs Curry; Dr Dickerson; Lucy Simms; Jeannie Francis; Dixie Williams
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James Curry
OCLC Number: 32022135
Notes: Complete transcripts of tapes available.
Forms part of vol. 1 from the 2 vol. set of "African Americans in Harrisonburg" oral history tapes, transcripts and accompanying materials with the following inclusive call no.: Special Coll. SdArch 5-1 through 5-7, v. 1-2. Other parts from vol. l: 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).
Parts from vol. 2: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Minnie Bell Stuart; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, Brenda McCormick (OCLC #32029050). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Helen Irvin Wells; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, Carolyn Hobson (OCLC #3209918). Oral history interview [sound recording / Mrs. Roberta Morgan Webb; interviewed by Vicki Bemisderfer (OCLC #32029972). Vol. 2 also contains accompanying printed materials and photos.
Event notes: Recorded at the home of Mr. James Curry's son, Harrisonburg, Va. on Aug. 2, 1978.
Description: 2 audiocassettes (3 sides at approximately 90 min. total) : 1 7/8 ips ; 1/8 in. + 3 transcriptions (7, 9, and [7] leaves ; 28 cm).
Series Title: James Madison University sound archives, no. 5-1a - 5-lc.
Responsibility: James Curry ; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, transcribed by Theresa Staropoli.

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Records the reminiscences of Mr. James Curry of Harrisonburg, Va., custodian of Spotswood Elementary School and first black deacon of the Mennonite Church in Va. Describes childhood including life on the farm, discipline of children, education (Effinger and Lucy Simms schools), childhood games; his family; black churches including the Broad Street Mennonite Church, Pleasant Hill AME Church; black communities (Port Republic, Bridgewater, Red Hill in Harrisonburg); black businesses (carpenter shop, taxi business, the candy man/Dixie Williams' Store), professional teachers (Lucy Simms, Jeannie Francis) and doctors (Dr. Dickerson and the flu epidemic); home remedies; Madison College as a women's school; Harrisonburg as a small town (ex. watching horses being driven thru town, brick/cobblestone streets); reminiscences of WWI (changing of German St. to Liberty St.) and WW II (rationing, black soldiers); and general relations between blacks and whites.

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