The Resource Oral history interview, Blanche Victoria Williams ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Blanche Victoria Williams ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Blanche Victoria Williams ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Blanche "Vicky" Williams, who was a high school student in Waynesboro, Va. in the mid 1960s, during the time of school integration. Recalls leaving the all black Rosenwald School for Waynesboro High School. Discusses differences in the curriculum and teaching styles between the two schools. Mentions her academic experiences and her participation in cheerleading, basketball and chorus. Recalls popular pastimes, haunts, and extracurricular activities, such as the Junior Variety Show and school sports teams. Compares various aspects of school life under segregated and integrated systems. Includes comments by Jean McGuffin, who was a senior at Rosenwald at the time of desegregation, who opted to graduate from that school. Closes with shared recollections of student experiences with the integration process
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded December 30, 2001
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 24-5.
Label
Oral history interview, Blanche Victoria Williams ; interviewed by Vivian W. Owens, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available in Special Collections
  • STACK COPY: Transcripts and accompanying text only. There is no background paper for this oral history project. Call number: F234.W39 O94 2001
  • Forms part of the School integration in Waynesboro, Virginia, from an African American perspective oral history project. FOR ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by Vivian W. Owens, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 24-1a through 24-5. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Vermel Grant (SdArch no.24-1). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Carolyn Redd (SdArch no.24-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Deborah Allen (SdArch no.24-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Susan Rose (SdArch no.24-4)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (16 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
60841124
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
unknown
Tape width
1/8 in.

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