The Resource Oral history interview, James Curry ; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, transcribed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, James Curry ; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, transcribed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
James Curry ; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, transcribed by Theresa Staropoli
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Mr. James Curry of Harrisonburg, Va., custodian of Spotswood Elementary School and first black deacon of the Mennonite Church in Va. Describes childhood including life on the farm, discipline of children, education (Effinger and Lucy Simms schools), childhood games; his family; black churches including the Broad Street Mennonite Church, Pleasant Hill AME Church; black communities (Port Republic, Bridgewater, Red Hill in Harrisonburg); black businesses (carpenter shop, taxi business, the candy man/Dixie Williams' Store), professional teachers (Lucy Simms, Jeannie Francis) and doctors (Dr. Dickerson and the flu epidemic); home remedies; Madison College as a women's school; Harrisonburg as a small town (ex. watching horses being driven thru town, brick/cobblestone streets); reminiscences of WWI (changing of German St. to Liberty St.) and WW II (rationing, black soldiers); and general relations between blacks and whites
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Mr. James Curry's son, Harrisonburg, Va. on Aug. 2, 1978
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. 5-7a - 5-7c.
Label
Oral history interview, James Curry ; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, transcribed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcripts of tapes available
  • Forms part of vol. 2 from the 2 vol. set of "African Americans in Harrisonburg" oral history tapes, transcripts and accompanying materials with the following inclusive call no.: Special Coll. SdArch 5-1 through 5-7, v. 1-2. Other parts from vol. l: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Peggy Curry; interviewed by Eugene "Ickey" Hollins (OCLC #32023614). Oral history interviews [sound recording] / Mrs. Willie Nickens; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, Vicki Lloyd (OCLC #32024953)
  • Parts from vol. 2: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Minnie Bell Stuart; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, Brenda McCormick (OCLC #32029050). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Helen Irvin Wells; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, Carolyn Hobson (OCLC #3209918). Oral history interview [sound recording / Mrs. Roberta Morgan Webb; interviewed by Vicki Bemisderfer (OCLC #32029972). Vol. 2 also contains accompanying printed materials and photos
Accompanying material
3 transcriptions (7, 9, and [7] leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
32022135
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (3 sides at ca. 90 min. total)
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
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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