The Resource Oral history interview, Mrs. Minnie Bell Stuart ; interviewed by Inez Ramsey and Brenda McCormick, transcribed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Mrs. Minnie Bell Stuart ; interviewed by Inez Ramsey and Brenda McCormick, transcribed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Mrs. Minnie Bell Stuart ; interviewed by Inez Ramsey and Brenda McCormick, transcribed by Theresa Staropoli
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Mrs. Minnie Bell Stuart (b. 1894) of Harrisonburg, Va., known as Miss Minnie. Describes her childhood living in the black community of Depot Hill and Tin Cup Alley; importance of church in life as a preacher's kid, her grandmother teaching Sunday school to both black and white children from Effinger Street, founding of the AME Church (preacher from Africa, Rev. Marion Gioper, also Rev. Collings); daily life fetching water at the Spring House, using Black's Run as a community gathering place, picking wood from railroad tracks; black businesses (lady who owned a second-hand store, fishmonger who sold fish from Baltimore), other downtown buildings/businesses; courting practices; clothes people/boys wore; home remedies (dandelion wine); people and Asbury Methodist Church she worked for as a cleaning maid; and information about her family and children
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Mrs. Minnie Bell Stuart, Harrisonburg, Va. in July of 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. 5-4a - 5-4c, 5-4e.
Label
Oral history interview, Mrs. Minnie Bell Stuart ; interviewed by Inez Ramsey and Brenda McCormick, transcribed by Theresa Staropoli, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Note that some tapes contain blank sides: 5-4d (side 2 of tape 2) and 5-4f (side 2 of tape 3)
  • THERE IS NO GENERAL COLL. (STACK) COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS
  • Complete transcripts of tapes available in Special Collections
  • 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 - 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. Helen Irvin Wells; interviewed by Inez Ramsey, Carolyn Hobson (OCLC #32029918). Oral history interview [sound recording / Mrs. Roberta Morgan Webb; interviewed by Vicki Bemisderfer (OCLC #32029972). Oral history interview [sound recording] / James Curry; interviewed by Inez Ramsey (OCLC #32022135). Vol. 2 also contains accompanying printed materials and photos
Accompanying material
4 transcriptions (7, 7, 4, 6 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 3-leaf paper on interviews with Mrs. Stuart done in 1975, and a questionnaire form and family tree.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
32029050
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (4 sides at ca. 100 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.

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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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