The Resource Oral history interview, Elon Rhodes; interviewed by Wondwossen Getachew, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Elon Rhodes; interviewed by Wondwossen Getachew, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Elon Rhodes; interviewed by Wondwossen Getachew
Creator
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Elon Rhodes, a lifelong resident of Harrisonburg, Va. Recounts his early family life and his experiences as a student in Simms' first grade class at the Effinger Street School (ca. 1928), and his subsequent high school graduation from that same school in 1939. Describes Simms' teaching technique and classroom demeanor, as well as the physical layout of the school building. Mentions the Lucy F. Simms school building, which opened the year he graduated from Effinger Street, in 1939. Briefly mentions the Effinger Street School's principal, William Harris, who would hold the same position at the Simms School. Describes race relations in Harrisonburg, as well as the changing demographic and social structure of the city over several decades. Touches briefly on his service in a segregated Army unit in World War II and his subsequent entry into Harrisonburg municipal government upon his return from the war. Discusses his two terms on the school board and his two years as the vice-mayor of Harrisonburg
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at 366 Effinger Street, Harrisonburg, Va., 22801 on Dec. 1, 2000
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.20-5.
Label
Oral history interview, Elon Rhodes; interviewed by Wondwossen Getachew, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available in Special Collections
  • STACK COPY: Background paper, transcripts and accompanying text only. Call no.: F234.H31 A3972 2002
  • Forms part of Lucy Simms Remembered, an oral history project. FOR ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by Wondwossen Getachew, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 20-1 through 20-5. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ellen Walker (SdArch no.20-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Carlotta Newman Harris (SdArch no.20-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Edgar Johnson, Wilhelmina Johnson, and Louise Winston (SdArch no.20-4)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (14 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
58957508
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 50 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
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.

Library Locations

    • Special Collections Research CenterBorrow it
      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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