Information about the Collection
The oral histories 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.
These transcripts came into the Greenwood Library over the course of multiple years (1997-2002).
Scope and Content
This collection contains transcripts from 29 oral history 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.
This collection consists of 1 linear foot and is housed in (1) legal-sized Hollinger box.
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.
Additionally, consent and release forms are not present for several of these transcripts. Those transcripts/oral histories are not currently available for research purposes.
Submissions from 1998
Interview 1998.08 Shirley Eanes, Longwood University