Clayton County (Ga.) oral history collection, 1989-1998

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z4b0


Descriptive Summary

Title: Clayton County (Ga.) oral history collection, 1989-1998
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 828
Extent:.25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of audio recordings of other long-time Clayton County citizens relating to the subject of social change since World War II.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1998.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Clayton County (Ga.) oral history collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, 1999.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Clayton County (Ga.) oral history project was initiated by Lucy C. Huie, a long-time resident of Jonesboro, Georgia. After interviewing her mother in the 1980s, she turned to her own community with the intention of developing an oral history collection. From 1989-1991, she interviewed people from Jonesboro and south Clayton County. In April 1992, she and Philip R. Callaway joined forces and began to interview other long-time Clayton County citizens. Their interviews dealt with the broad subject of social change since World War II.

Scope and Content Note

The collection mainly consists of audio recordings of oral history interviews with Clayton County (Ga.) residents from 1989-1998. The interviews include a cross-section of interviewees from Clayton County, the majority of them from the county seat of Jonesboro. Some interviewees are not Clayton County citizens, but are people who have worked there for many years. A few interviewees live outside Clayton County, but are related to the broad thrust of the project by historical period, topic, or family relationship.

The collection consists of interviews with males, females, whites, African-American, Protestants, Catholics, and Jews. In terms of employment the interviewees range from housewives and African-American maids to city, county, and state employees, to small business people, doctors, lawyers, judges, police officers, prison guards, educators, members of the Georgia Ku Klux Klan, and the clergy.

The interviewers always asked questions about the relationship between the races, memories of the Ku Klux Klan, the changing roles of women, and how personal attitudes have changed since World War II.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.



Container List

Box Folder Content
- - Bailey, Wesley G., III, October 30, 1992
- - Bailey, Wesley G., III, August 14, 1996
- - Bartlett, Charles M., May 29, 1996
- - Baynes, Effie, April 5, 1989
- - Baynes, Effie, July 10, 1996
- - Blalock, Sam, 1990
- - Brown, Charles and Dorothy, April 27, 1992
- - Buford, Sharkley, June 8, 1992
- - Callaway, Ware, August 26, 1992
- - Callaway, Ware, August 3, 1992
- - Camp, William T., August 13, 1990
- - Camp, William T., August 23, 1990
- - Craig, Calvin, April 30, 1992
- - Craig, Calvin, May 19, 1994 (1 of 2)
- - Craig, Calvin, May 19, 1994 (2 of 2)
- - Crowder, Bessie Shedrick, January 25, 1993
- - Crumbley, Joe, July 27, 1992
- - Crumbley, Joe, July 31, 1996
- - Dunivin, Anne, April 30, 1998
- - Floyd, Hubert Glen, June 13, 1996
- - Floyd, Loraine, no date (1 of 2)
- - Floyd, Loraine, no date (2 of 2)
- - Fuller, John, February 15, 1997
- - Gibbs, Katherine Cates, September 3, 1997
- - Hand, Byron (Butch), February 9, 1997
- - Hand, Henry, October 28, 1992
- - Head, Raymond, August 10, 1994
- - Hodges, Marian, August 4, 1997
- - Hope, Katie Lamb, December 3, 1994
- - Huie, Lucy, November 16, 1996 (1 of 2)
- - Huie, Lucy, November 16, 1996 (2 of 2)
- - Huie, Lucy; Callaway, Phillip, August 2, 1997
- - Huie, Lucy; Woods; and Long, no date
- - Itzkowitz, Martin G. (Marty), December 9, 1996
- - Ivey, Carlton and Trudy, June 19, 1996 (1 of 2)
- - Ivey, Carlton and Trudy, June 19, 1996 (2 of 2)
- - Johnson, Raymond E., June 13, 1996
- - Keiser, Eloise, August 21, 1997
- - Kurtz, Paul, October 24, 1994
- - Lamb, Clarence, May 22, 1990
- - Lamb, Jeanette, March 1, 1997
- - Lester, Mattie Taylor, March 31, 1997
- - Long, Betty Edmonds, August 28, 1997
- - Lynberg, Mary, October 28, 1996 (1 of 2)
- - Lynberg, Mary, October 28, 1996 (2 of 2)
- - Lynberg, Mary, April 16, 1998
- - Marshall, Elizabeth, May 17, 1994
- - Matthews, Eddie Mae, no date
- - McKinnon, Philo, June 20, 1989
- - Mundy, Joe, October 26, 1990 (1 of 2)
- - Mundy, Joe, October 26, 1990 (2 of 2)
- - Mundy, Joe, November 16, 1990
- - Mundy, Joe, October 20, 1992
- - Mundy, Joe, November 5, 1994
- - Nipper, Wilma Jean, July 23, 1996
- - Norrington, Wallace Edward, November 13, 1997
- - Parker, James D., October 8, 1994
- - Pauley, Frances, May 11, 1996
- - Plant, Ann, February 24, 1996
- - Reamer, Tee, July 26, 1991
- - Riley, Wells and Nancy, November 10, 1992
- - Rivers, Lucille, October 11, 1997
- - Romeo, Catherine Carnes, July 19, 1996
- - Royston, Hillyer, April 13, 1992
- - Shields, Hal, March 13, 1997
- - Smith, Edith H., April 11, 1990
- - Smith, Fred, November 23, 1992
- - Smith, William Chauncey, Sr., May 27, 1992
- - Souder, Annie Lois, Spring 1992
- - Starr, Thurmond and Fay Gecik, March 24, 1989
- - Starr, Wade, October 23, 1997
- - Stephens, Jack, May 21, 1997
- - Talmadge, Betty, June 1, 1996
- - Talmadge, Sen. Herman, July 20, 1992
- - Tatum, Frances Campbell, May 18, 1996
- - Thornton, Ronnie, October 31, 1994
- - Wallace, Albert, November 18, 1996
- - Wasserman, Allen, March 31, 1997
- - Weems, Vera Maude, August 28, 1995 (1 of 2)
- - Weems, Vera Maude, August 28, 1995 (2 of 2)
- - Whaley, Wilbur, October 9, 1986
- - Whaley, Wilbur, April 6, 1992
- - Whaley, Wilbur, July 1996 (1 of 2)
- - Whaley, Wilbur, July 1996 (2 of 2)
- - Whaley, Wilbur, February 4, [no year]
- - Woods, Edmonds, Singer, Lucy Huie, March 13, 1989
Audiovisual masters
AV1 - Bailey-Ivey
AV2 - Johnson-Starr
AV3 - Stephens-Woods
Interview notes
1 1 Research notes and summaries
1 2 Craig, Calvin
1 3 Head, Raymond
1 4 Pauley, Frances
1 5 Smith, Howard
1 6 Spalding County
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