The Resource Oral history interview, part of an oral history project, Julia Patterson, with Mercedes Williams; interviewed by Amy Larrabee, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, part of an oral history project, Julia Patterson, with Mercedes Williams; interviewed by Amy Larrabee, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview, part of an oral history project
Title
Oral history interview
Title part
part of an oral history project
Statement of responsibility
Julia Patterson, with Mercedes Williams; interviewed by Amy Larrabee
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Records the reminiscences of Julia Patterson, an African American woman who worked as a live-in domestic in Virginia for more than sixty years. Discusses her early family life as one of seventeen siblings growing up in rural Virginia in the early decades of the 20th century. Ms. Patterson is occasionally joined by her half-sister Mercedes "Sadie" Williams at various points throughout the interview. Recalls daily life under Segregation as well as wartime rationing in the 1940s. Describes her work experiences as a domestic for several families in New York, New Jersey and primarily in Virginia. Closes with a discussion of her life since her retirement at the age of 86
  • The Shenandoah Valley Oral History Project consists of audio interviews, transcripts, and background material dating from 2005-2006 conducted by James Madison University students in Professor Daniel Kerr's course Selected Themes in U.S. History, HIST 339. Interviewees were primarily from Rockingham and Augusta Counties. Topics range from the poultry industry, labor and civil rights activism, Native Americans, Latino immigrants, ex-offenders, the homeless, and gays, lesbians and bisexuals
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at Ms. Patterson's home in Kiddsville, Virginia, March 11, 2006
Form of composition
unknown
Format of music
not applicable
Former title complexity
  • Forms part of the Shenandoah Valley oral history project, 2005-2006. For details of individual interviews see the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Greyson Daniels (SdArch no. 29-1). Oral history interview [sound recording] / John D. Farrish (SdArch no. 29-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Betty Kilby Fisher (SdArch no. 29-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mabel Johnson (SdArch no. 29-4). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Allen F. Layman (SdArch no. 29-5). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Kris Maul (SdArch no. 29-6). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Greg Michael (SdArch no. 29-7). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Pat Morrison (SdArch no. 29-8). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Tom Peachy (SdArch no. 29-10). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Monica Robinson (SdArch no. 29-11). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Garfield Shelton (SdArch no. 29-12). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Crysta Swarts (SdArch no. 29-13). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Alice Velazquez (SdArch no. 29-14). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Travis Wills (SdArch no. 29-15)
  • For summaries of interviews for which the interviewees have granted permission for online access, but have requested the use of pseudonyms, see bibliographic records for the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / "Joe" [pseudonym] (SdArch no. 29-16). Oral history interview [sound recording] / "JMU Professor" [pseudonym] (SdArch no. 29-17)
  • For summaries of interviews for which permission for full online access was not expressly given, see bibliographic records for the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mr. Armstrong (SdArch no. 29-18). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Miss Hughes (SdArch no. 29-19). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mr. Scott (SdArch no. 29-20)
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 29-9.
Label
Oral history interview, part of an oral history project, Julia Patterson, with Mercedes Williams; interviewed by Amy Larrabee, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
  • Statement of purpose included in transcript
Accompanying material
1 transcript (46 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 1 interview guide (4 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 1 interview journal (4 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
230801000
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Extent
1 sound disc (ca. 96 min.)
Governing access note
  • For use, see Special Collections Librarian
  • There are no copyright restrictions for any audio or documents which are part of the public domain. Images are an exception. Copyright to all images is held by the interviewee and is provided for educational purposes only. They may not be downloaded, reproduced or distributed in any format without permission of the donor. Recordings and textual materials for which pseudonyms were requested have been honored
Other physical details
digital
Reproduction note
System requirements for streaming media: QuickTime, RealPlayer or other MP3 compliant player required. For PDF transcripts; Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

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