The oral history tapes and transcripts in this collection are from interviews conducted by students from various classes at Longwood University over the course of 5 years. The interviews all pertain to the subject of school segregation and the struggle for civil rights in Prince Edward County and particularly Farmville, Virginia.
Audio recordings were given to the library periodically from the late 1990s through the early 2000s. Greenwood Library interns and staff completed transcripts, after tapes were transferred to the library.Scope and Content
This collection contains 44 tapes of 37 oral history interviews and transcripts from 29 of those interviews conducted between 1997 and 2002. The topics of the interviews cover broadly: the struggle for civil rights in Prince Edward County, school desegregation, and the closing of the public schools in Prince Edward County.Size
This collection consists of 1.6 linear feet and is housed in (1) flat box and (1) legal-sized Hollinger box.Notes
While the Greenwood Library has access to the original recordings associated with these transcripts, the sound quality of those recordings is not ideal and the interviews contained within are often difficult to decipher.
Consent and release forms are not present for several of these interviews. Those oral histories are not currently available for research purposes.
In addition, note that sound quality of some of recordings is not ideal and the interviews may be difficult to decipher.View the full finding aid here: Civil Rights in Prince Edward County
Submissions from 2002
Interview 2002.01 Dr. Theresa Clark, Theresa Clark Dr.
Interview 2002.02 Dorothy Holcomb, Dorothy Holcomb
Submissions from 2000
Interview 2000.01 Mary Berlin, Mary Berlin
Interview 2000.02 William and Henry Powell, William Powell and Henry Powell
Interview 2000.04 Dr. Carolyn Wells, Carolyn Wells Dr.
Interview 2000.05 Jacquelyn Reid, Jackie Reid
Interview 2000.06 Nell Casteen, Nell Casteen
Interview 2000.07 Odessa Branch, Odessa Branch
Interview 2000.08 Rita Moseley, Rita Moseley
Interview 2000.09 William Watkins, William F. Watkins
Submissions from 1998
Interview 1998.08 Shirley Eanes, Shirley Eanes
Interview 1998.09 Jackie Wall, Jackie Wall
Interview 1998.10 Margaret Brown and Larine Watts, Margaret Brown and Larine Watts
Interview 1998.11 James Lee, James Lee
Interview 1998.12 Angeles Christian, Angeles Christian
Interview 1998.13 Armistead (Chuckie) Reid, Armistead Reid
Interview 1998.14 Woodrow Parker, Woodrow Parker
Interview 1998.15 Kathy W. Smith, Kathy Smith