The Resource Oral history interview, Mr. Elon Rhodes ; interviewed by Todd Fisher, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Mr. Elon Rhodes ; interviewed by Todd Fisher, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Mr. Elon Rhodes ; interviewed by Todd Fisher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records Mr. Rhodes' recollections of growing up in Harrisonburg, Va. during the segregation and integration era following World War I (from 1920's) to the present. Talks about local changes over the years in educational, vocational/job, economic, cultural, recreational, and social opportunities for blacks. In particular, comments on relations between whites and blacks prior to, during and following the Civil Rights movement and school integration era. Talks about changes over the years in trade versus professional opportunities, closed job markets, and GI training to open his barbershop business; also integrated sports opportunities and neighborhoods. Talks about his 25 years of public service as the first black city official; campaigning, etc. (six years on School Board, two as Chair; sixteen years on the City Council, membership on the City annexation committee). Comments on state-wide organizations and individuals created to impede black advancement (Byrd Organization, J. Lindsay Almond) and his own relations with whites, based on business, public and social friendships and contacts. In general, shares his opinions of and philosophy about race relations within the Harrisonburg, Va. community over the years
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Mr. Elon Rhodes, Harrisonburg, Va. on March 18, 1997
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
rehearsals
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 15-2.
Label
Oral history interview, Mr. Elon Rhodes ; interviewed by Todd Fisher, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcript of tape available
  • Forms part of: Integration: the African American experience in Harrisonburg, Virginia, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including background paper, other text and interviews conducted by Todd Fisher, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 15-1 through 15-3. (Tapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no.15-2 for Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mr. Elon Rhodes; and SdArch no.15-3 for Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mrs. Barbara Blakey)
  • STACK COPY: Background paper, transcripts and accompanying text only. Call no.: F234.H31 I48 1997
Accompanying material
1 transcription (21 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
41286799
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 50 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
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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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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