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South Caroliniana Library Office of Oral History

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Works: 275 works in 332 publications in 1 language and 332 library holdings
Genres: Oral histories  Interviews  History  Local history  Anecdotes  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
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Most widely held works by South Caroliniana Library
Loretta & Hamish Dunbar oral correspondence by Loretta J Dunbar( Recording )

41 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral correspondence of Loretta Jenkins Dunbar and James Hamish Dunbar to Loretta's mother and stepfather (Lola and Wesley "Buck" Kelley) in the United States while Loretta served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, specifically Nigeria and Ghana, during the 1970s. Recording summary by the original author: "This first tape offers a broad overview of our daily life in Ghana. Those were halycon days compared to what followed in years to come. You are introduced to most of the cast of characters--my family members--who will drift in and out of the transcripts. You can sense the love and respect Hamish and I share and glimpse the camraderie between us. One of us is always able to bolster the other during the rougher patches. Ghana is a comfortable country. Ghanians are at ease with expatriates and vice versa. They are a happy people. Unfortunately, they are probably at their epitome during these years and on the brink of the downhill slide that looms ahead." A partial transcript is included
William Gravely audio notes by William Gravely( Recording )

11 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal tape by William Gravely documenting his progress and process in investigating and collecting oral histories concerning the lynching of Willie Earle. Included are a variety of details from several conversations, including one with Marvin and Lois Gravely
Earle family discussion by Mary Earle Lounds( Recording )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Earle family discussion facilitated by Lila Stevens Waite on June 6, 1989, with Oliverene Earle Kerne and Mary Earle Lounds, along with Mary Earle Lounds' daughters, Janet Lounds and Mary Elizabeth Harris. The primary concern of the discussion was to straighten out personal accounts of the lynching of Willie Earle, as well as correcting misinformation spread by rumors. A draft transcript and correspondence are included
A.J. Whittenberg, Jr., oral history interview by A. J Whittenberg( Recording )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely with A.J. Whittenberg Jr., on December 13, 1982. Whittenberg provides details of earlier incidents with several of the defendants in the court case concerning suspected members of the lynching mob which killed Willie Earle in 1947, including a drunk cab driver who reportedly got away with running over a young African American boy. Whittenberg also told of an African American domestic worker's account from around the time of the lynching of washing blood out of a shirt belonging to her employer, who was later one of the defendants in the lynch mob court case. Other topics in the interview are Whittenberg's own account of seeing Willie Earle's corpse in the morgue, as well as his opinion on the significance of Willie Earle's death and other community stories, political efforts, and civil rights campaigns. A final transcript is included
Tom Crosby oral history interview by Tom Crosby( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this oral history interview Tom Crosby discusses his time spent with the Beckham family and their significant influence on him educationally and career-wise. A transcript is included
Dorothy Evans oral history interview by Dorothy Mae Lomax Dorrah-Evans( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second oral history interview with Dorothy Evans covers the nearly same subject matter as the first interview. A transcript is included
Tom Crosby oral history collection( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibit features 44 oral history interviews, mostly with African Americans who attended Rosenwald schools and/or Allen University, conducted by Tom Crosby and Andrea L'Hommedieu between 2006 and 2011. Interviewees share their memories of schools, careers, and sports programs (particularly at Sims High School in Union County, South Carolina)
Robert Ashmore oral history interview by Robert T Ashmore( Recording )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second oral history interview by William Gravely with retired Congressman Robert Ashmore, also at Ashmore's law office in Greenville, which took place in November of 1988. Topics include specific aspects and issues of the court case regarding suspected participants in the lynching of Willie Earle, such as Ashmore's assessment of those involved and methods used in the investigation. A final transcript of the interview is included
Hamish Dunbar Oral Correspondence by J. Hamish Dunbar( Recording )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral correspondence of Loretta Jenkins Dunbar and James Hamish Dunbar to Loretta's mother and stepfather (Lola and Wesley "Buck" Kelley) in the United States while Loretta and Hamish served in the Peace Corps in West Africa, specifically Nigeria and Ghana, during the 1970s. Recording summary by the original author: "Hamish is harking back to his bachelor days and recovering his domestic skills: planning meals and sometimes actually cooking for himself. He enjoys including snippets of music in his taping sessions. There is a lot of small talk about life in Burbank; a little historical information about Nigerian politics and vagaries. Hamish writes voluminous letters to me and produces cassette tapes frequently. He meets a charming British couple who later become long-term friends." A partial transcript is included
Harvey Teal oral history interview 9 by Harvey S Teal( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This oral history interview with Harvey S. Teal on October 30, 2015, includes discussion of his association with the South Caroliniana Library, the University of South Carolina, working in the manuscripts department, making photostat copies and microfilm, the history of the library itself, director Dr. Robert Meriwether, and others with whom he worked during his decades-long association with the library
John Bolt Culbertson oral history interview by John Bolt Culbertson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely on December 22, 1982, with John Bolt Culbertson, a former state legislator and a defense attorney in the May 1947 trial of suspected participants in the lynching of Willie Earle. Topics include Culbertson's previous life experiences, his career before and after the trial, and his opinions of the other people involved in the court case. Culbertson also recounted a rumor that Earle was homosexual, claiming that he had propositioned the taxi driver and then attacked the driver when he was rebuffed. A final transcript of the interview is included
Hink Salley oral history interview (1) by Hemrick Nathan Salley( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is the first of three oral history interviews with Hemrick Nathan "Hink" Salley on April 17, 2012 includes discussion of the Salley family and how they settled "John Town," what would become Salley, South Carolina, South Carolina in the 1700s, the Sardis Road, Native Americans in early South Carolina, slavery in South Carolina, domestic help, Baptist churches, American Revolutionary War, "Bloody Bill" Cunningham, American Civil War, sharecropping, harvesting cotton, the cotton gin, railroads and railroad companies, and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Carlos Gibbons oral history interview (2) by Carlos Gibbons( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This oral history interview with Carlos Gibbons on May 18, 2015 includes discussions of his time as a student at the University of South Carolina, teaching, working as the superintendent of schools in South Carolina, the merging of the South Carolina Education Association with the Palmetto Education Association, the merging of the American Teachers Association with the National Education Association, the consolidation and desegregation of public schools in South Carolina, funding and political issues, core curriculum initiatives, charter schools, and school vouchers. Transcript included
Rhett and Betty Jackson oral history interview by Rhett Jackson( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This oral history interview with Rhett Jackson and Betty Jackson on November 6, 2012, includes discussion of his personal and family history, growing up in 1920s Florence, South Carolina, education and military service, attending the University of South Carolina during World War II and dating in the USC library, the dormitory systems, running a furniture store, owner of the Happy Bookseller bookstore, the American Book Sellers Association, racial relations in Florence through the mid-twentieth century, "visitations" and racial integration into what eventually became the United Methodist Church, the Orangeburg Massacre (1968), Rhett's twin Larry Jackson, campaigning for racial equality and improved education, the production of the "Corridor of Shame" documentary, the controversy of the Confederate flag at the SC State Capitol, and programs to help former inmates find jobs and residences
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Hendricks oral history interview by Ben Hendricks( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An oral history interview by William Gravely with Mr. & Mrs. Ben Hendricks on June 9, 1989. Topics covered in the interview include the interviewees' acquaintance with members of the Earle family; personal experiences with several people and places involved in the lynching of Willie Earle; and other local race-related incidents, including court cases, legal executions, other lynchings, and the 1969 death of an African American man being held in the local jail. The interview also includes the interviewees' opinions on community awareness (or lack thereof) when such incidents took place. A draft transcript, Gravely's notes on the interview, and correspondence between Gravely and the interviewees is included
Tom McConnell oral history interview by Tom McConnell( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tom McConnell recalls working as a carpenter at the Savannah River Plant as a young man and later working for Shivar Spring Company, a mineral water and soft drink bottling company based in Fairfield County, South Carolina. McConnell describes the mineral springs and the bottling plant in detail and comments on the social conditions for African Americans in Fairfield County in the mid-20th century. His nephew, Freddie McConnell, is also present. At the time of the interview, Tom McConnell was the last living employee of Shivar Spring Company, which went out of business in 1957
Mattie Savage oral history interview by Mattie Savage( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this oral history interview Mattie Savage discusses her educational experiences in Union, South Carolina, attending Beaty Bridge Elementary School, a Rosenwald School, walking four miles to school, recess games, raising money to fund an additional month of the teacher's salary, a school field trip to Columbia, South Carolina and touring Allen University. A transcript is included
Sarah Gibbes oral history interview (2) by Sarah Gibbes( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This is the second of two oral history interviews with Sarah Gibbes on March 27, 2014 includes discussion of her childhood at Beech Island and Columbia, South Carolina, visiting with relatives at Redcliffe Plantation, class and society structure, attending the University of South Carolina, job opportunities after graduation, education, women's fashion, and equality. Transcript is included
Lacy Ford oral history interview by Lacy K Ford( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This oral history interview with Lacy Ford on September 22, 2015, includes discussion about his years doing research in the South Caroliniana Library, the faculty and patrons that he met and worked with while there, especially Allen Stokes
Cleveland Sellers oral history interview by Cleveland Sellers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This oral history interview with Cleveland Sellers includes discussion of experiences and efforts in the civil rights movement, the Orangeburg Massacre, the war in Vietnam, anti-war activism, political scapegoating, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), FBI legal procedures, Head Start programs, Upward Bound programs, education, Seller's marriage and the birth of his daughter, and Elizabeth Evelyn Wright's efforts to open a school for African Americans in Denmark, South Carolina
 
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