A Guide to the Patrick County [Virginia] Oral History Project Records, 1980-1984 Patrick County [Virginia] Oral History Project Records Ms1983-007

A Guide to the Patrick County [Virginia] Oral History Project Records, 1980-1984

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Collection Number Ms1983-007


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Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1983-007
Title
Patrick County [Virginia] Oral History Project Records, 1980-1984
Physical Characteristics
30 Cubic Feet 30 boxes (Boxes 1-13, 17, 17a, 17b are in larger record cartons), including 202 cassette tapes, 74 sound reel to reel tapes, 80 slides, and 1 16mm film reel, and 2 oversize folders
Creator
Patrick County Project
Location Note
Please note: This collection is in off-site storage and requires 2-3 days notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Patrick County Oral History Project Records must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Acquisition Information

The Patrick County Oral History Project Records were donated to Special Collections in 1982.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Patrick County Oral History Project Records, Ms1983-007, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Historical Note

Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Regional Library and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to explore the theme of "Continuity and Change in a Rural Community." It was conducted between September 1980 and August 1982. The project began by presenting a series of folklife programs on local traditions of music, dance, verbal art, history, and material culture; continued by collecting and transcribing taped oral histories of families and communities, building a collection of photographs of the county's past and present, and expanding the public branch library's and the University library's collections in regional literature, folk culture, and history; and then combining these activities as resources for producing a series of public programs which pursued the basic theme of "continuity and change" in this rural Southwest Virginia county.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of taped interviews; transcripts; biographical information about the interviewees; a subject card index to the interviews; a film, "Up and Down These Roads: a Rural County in Transition"; slide/tape programs; and such project documents as the original proposal, the final report, photographs, publicity clippings, and program posters. For a published guide to the collection, available in Special Collections, see Addison catalog record.

Arrangement

This collection is in its original order, although some boxes have been condensed. Audio boxesoxes 1-12, which contain cassette tapes, are now in Boxes 1 and 2. Please note: Because materials were consolidated, there are no boxes 16, 21, or 26.

Related Material

There is also a published history and guide to the collection: Perry, Thomas David. 2009. Patrick County Oral History Project: A Guide. Ararat, Va: Laurel Hill Publishing. Spec Large F232 .P3 P4745 2009.

Separated Material

Two copies of the film "Up and Down These Roads" were found in this collection were removed and cataloged for the Newman Library Film Collection.


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Patrick County Project
  • Subjects:

  • Folklore -- Virginia -- Patrick County
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Patrick County (Va.) -- History
  • Patrick County (Va.). Social life and customs
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Oral histories (document genres)

Contents List

Patrick County Project A/V Materials
  • Patrick County Project Cassette Tapes
    • Box 1 (in Carton 1)
      Ayers, C. - Clark, J. Myron
    • Box 2 (in Carton 1)
      Clark, J. – Culler, C.
    • Box 3 (in Carton 1)
      East, G. – Hall, D.
    • Box 5 (in Carton 1)
      Hopkins, B. – Houchins, M.
    • Box 6 (in Carton 1)
      Howell, R. – Mayo Mountain Singers
    • Box 7 (in Carton 1)
      Mitchell, I. – Pendleton, B.
    • Box 4 (in Carton 2)
      Hall, P. – Hooker, J.
    • Box 8 (in Carton 2)
      Penn, B. – Roberson, W.
    • Box 9 (in Carton 2)
      Shelor, B. – Slate, S.
    • Box 10 (in Carton 2)
      Spangler, C. – Terry, N.
    • Box 11 (in Carton 2)
      Thomas, J – Weaver, N.
    • Box 12 (in Carton 2)
      Williams, D. – Worley, L.
    • Box 29
      "Hard Times" slideshow and cassette tape
  • Patrick County Project Reel to Reel Tapes
    • Box 13
      Ayers, C. - Clifton, E.
    • Box 13a
      Clifton, Fred - Harris, Oscar
    • Box 13b
      Hooker, J. - McAlexander, E.
    • Box 14
      Martin, Callie - Roberson, W.
    • Box 14a
      Shelor, Bertie - Thompson, M.
    • Box 14b
      Trinity Church of God - Worley, Lucy T.
    • Box 30
      Fulcher, Alice #1
    • Box 30
      Plaster, James
    • Box 30
      Weaver, Mr. and Mrs. Noel
    • Box 30
      Impact Series: "Growing Up in Patrick County"
    • Box 18b
      Reel to reel tapes: "Community Life in Patrick County" and "Making a Living in Patrick County"
  • Patrick County Project Photographs and Slides
    • Box 18b
      Photographs of project interviewees and local events
    • Box 18b
      4 cases of slides from the project and Patrick County events
    • Folder oversize: 1
      Interviewee Photographs(?)
Patrick County Project Papers
  • Box 15
    Patrick County Project Informational sheets on interviewees and tape logs (102 folders)
  • Box 20
    Patrick County Project (PCP) Interview files, including excerpts and biographical files
    • Patrick County Project – General, 1982-1984
    • PCP Interview – Barbour, Jr., Andrew Lee
    • PCP Interview – Boaz, James Clayton
    • PCP Interview – Bolt, Ruth Jean
    • PCP Interview – Cartner, W. Curtis
    • PCP Interview – Clark, Lady Louise
    • PCP Interview – Clark, Martin Filmore
    • PCP Interview – Clark, Moir Ayers
    • PCP Interview – Clifton, Elder Bennie
    • PCP Interview – Clifton, Fred
    • PCP Interview – Cruise, Crystal
    • PCP Interview – Edwards, Maron Allen
    • PCP Interview – Fain, Curtis Robert
    • PCP Interview – Foddell, Marvin and Turner (brothers)
    • PCP Interview – Foddrell, Posey
    • PCP Interview – Fulcher, Alice West
    • PCP Interview – Fulcher, Mr. and Mrs. (Rush and Edith)
    • PCP Interview – Handy, John and Novella
    • PCP Interview – Harbour, Kenneth Green
    • PCP Interview – Harris, Lois
    • PCP Interview – Harris, Oscar Allen
    • PCP Interview – Helms, Abraham and Eula Florence
    • PCP Interview – Hopkins, Early and Beulah
    • PCP Interview – Hopkins, Rev. Luther Noel
    • PCP Interview – Hopkins, Walter Thomas Dudley
    • PCP Interview – Howell, Ruby Underwood
    • PCP Interview – Hylton, Annie Hines
    • PCP Interview – Layman, William Edgar, Jr.
    • PCP Interview – McKenzie, Chester Nolen
    • PCP Interview – Mitchell, Ida Beasley
    • PCP Interview – New Hope Church Quilters
    • PCP Interview – Patrick County High School Pep Club
    • PCP Interview – Penn, Burgie Bett Lawson
    • PCP Interview – Pilson, Alpha Ella Morrison
    • PCP Interview – Plaster, James Russell
    • PCP Interview – Porter, Pam
    • PCP Interview – Rakes, Orvilla Sue
    • PCP Interview – Roberson, Winifred C.
    • PCP Interview – Shelor, Bertie
    • PCP Interview – Shelor, Lesse and Clarice
    • PCP Interview – Slate, Robert Samuel
    • PCP Interview – Smith River Boys
    • PCP Interview – Spangler, C. L.
    • PCP Interview – Spanger, Dorn Odell
    • PCP Interview – Strock, Stella May Hodges
    • PCP Interview – Thompson, Murray
    • PCP Interview – Trinity Church of God
    • PCP Interview – Walker, Mary Horner
    • PCP Interview – Williams, Glen A.
    • PCP Interview – Worley, Lucy T.
    • PCP Interview – Wood, Addie
    • PCP Interview – Wood, George and Claudia
    • PCP Interview – Woodall, Ethel
    • PCP Interview – Williams, Lena Lampe
    • PCP Interview – Williams, Virgil Roosevelt and Lowell Ella
    • Patrick County Project Log and Interview List
    • Patrick County Project Interviewers
  • Patrick County Project Files
    • Box 19
      "Final Narrative Report Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," February 23, 1983
    • Box 19
      "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," project proposal, February 19, 1980
    • Box 19
      Research materials
    • Box 22
      Administration
    • Box 22
      Budget
    • Box 22
      Costs
    • Box 22
      Advisory Committee
    • Box 22
      Bibliography
    • Box 22
      Bibliography Orders
    • Box 22
      Complimentary Copy of Bibliography
    • Box 22
      Chairman Supplemental Grant
    • Box 22
      Film (2 folders)
    • Box 22
      Correspondence
    • Box 22
      Evaluation
    • Box 22
      Financial Records
    • Box 22
      Impact Posters
    • Box 22
      Interim Narrative Report for Patrick County
    • Box 22
      General
    • Box 23
      Correspondence – Returned photographs
    • Box 23
      Correspondence – Summer Folklife Festival
    • Box 23
      Correspondence – Egerton
    • Box 23
      Adult Education Programs
    • Box 23
      Mountain Mercantile
    • Box 23
      Questionnaires – Resident
    • Box 23
      Posters
    • Box 23
      Evaluations
    • Box 23
      Projected Expenses File
    • Box 23
      Old Patrick and New
    • Box 23
      Eden Preservation and Society Public Program
    • Box 23
      Transcriber
    • Box 23
      Mountain Passages
    • Box 23
      Public Information – up to 10/15/1980
    • Box 23
      Public Information – after 10/15/1980
    • Box 23
      Media (2 folders)
    • Box 23
      Library Ideas
    • Box 23
      Key Events in Patrick County History
    • Box 23
      NEH Quarterly Reports
    • Box 23
      Early Drafts – NEH (Free State of Patrick)
    • Box 23
      Early Drafts – NEH (with Ann add-ins)
    • Box 23
      Early Drafts – NEH (Britt notes)
    • Box 23
      Minutes
    • Box 23
      Early Drafts – NEH (Library background)
    • Box 23
      Early Drafts – NEH (Reviewer's comments)
    • Box 23
      Early Drafts – NEH (Guidelines)
    • Box 23
      Staff Correspondence
    • Box 23
      Staff Correspondence – Speer
    • Box 23
      Staff Correspondence – Endorsement letter
    • Box 23
      Staff Correspondence – McCombs
    • Box 23
      Staff Correspondence – Fine
    • Box 23
      Staff Correspondence – Eastman
    • Box 23
      Correspondence – Local
    • Box 23
      Staff Correspondence – Official
    • Box 23
      NPR – Susan Reilly
    • Box 23
      NEH Correspondence
    • Box 23
      Educational Clearing House
    • Box 23
      Chairman's Grant
    • Box 23
      Certificate of Recognition
    • Box 23
      Harris, Bud
    • Box 23
      Revised Budget
    • Box 23
      Old Budgets – NEH
    • Box 23
      Correspondence – Advisory committee
    • Box 23
      Advisory Committee
    • Box 23
      Officials' Addresses
    • Box 23
      Local Addresses
    • Box 23
      Interviewers – Correspondence
    • Box 23
      Interviews – Who's interviewing whom
    • Box 23
      Interviewer Information Forms
    • Box 23
      Interview Subjects
    • Box 23
      Interviewers – Workshops
    • Box 24
      NEH Quarterly Reports (3 folders)
    • Box 24
      Recipes
    • Box 24
      Questionnaires – 11/3/1980 Program
    • Box 24
      Questionnaires – History Alive
    • Box 24
      Questionnaires – Summer Folklife Program
    • Box 24
      Questionnaires – Community Life
    • Box 24
      Questionnaires – Impact Series
    • Box 24
      Questionnaires – Making a Living
    • Box 24
      Questionnaires –Impact Series
    • Box 24
      Summer Folklife Series (2 folders)
    • Box 24
      Summer Folklife Series – Final Report
    • Box 24
      Releases
    • Box 24
      NEH Final Report (2 folders)
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – October 2, 1980
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – Victorian Christmas
    • Box 24
      Public Offerings – 1980-1981
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – Winter-Spring 1980-1981
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – Evaluation
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – Patrick County Fair
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – ETSU
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – Miscellaneous
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – Crafts
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – Historical Society
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – Appalshop
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – Appalachian Book and Record Shop
    • Box 24
      Public Programs – VLA
    • Box 24
      NEH Quarterly Reports (2 folders)
    • Box 24
      NEH Final Narrative Report
    • Box 24
      NEH Final Report
    • Box 24
      Film – Correspondence
    • Box 24
      Film Script
    • Box 24
      Film Distributors
    • Box 24
      Film Credit Debate
    • Box 24
      Film Brochure – A He
    • Box 24
      Filming – Meadows of Dan School Releases
    • Box 24
      Enterprise Indexing
    • Box 24
      Impact Series – Scripts
    • Box 24
      Folklore – Films, Books
    • Box 24
      Folklore – Conferences
    • Box 24
      Folklore – Gooseberry Vine (VPI)
    • Box 24
      Film Evaluation – Stuart Courthouse
    • Box 24
      Film Evaluation – Meadows of Dan
    • Box 24
      Film Evaluation – Homestead
    • Box 24
      Film – Correspondence
    • Box 24
      Impact Series – Ideas for Future Programs
    • Box 24
      Impact Series – Public Programs
    • Box 24
      Impact Series – Programs
    • Box 24
      Film – Edgerton Brochure
    • Box 24
      Interview Subjects – Correspondence
    • Box 24
      Interviews – Fair
    • Box 24
      Impact Series – Scripts
    • Box 24
      Impact Series –Conclusions, Correspondence
    • Box 24
      Impact Series – Growing Up in Patrick County
    • Box 24
      Impact Series – Hard Times
    • Box 24
      Impact Series – Making a Living in Early Patrick
    • Box 24
      Impact Series – Community Life
    • Box 24
      Content Analysis
    • Box 24
      Interviewers – Notes
    • Box 24
      Tapes and Transcripts
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Clippings
    • Box 25
      Public Information: Patrick County Project
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Releases
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Letterhead & Promotion Materials
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Public Program & Press Conference, October 2, 1980
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Publicity Correspondence
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Pictures
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Press Kit, October 2, 1980
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Memoranda
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Library Orders
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Library Materials
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Mailing List
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Materials
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Advisory Minutes
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Mountain Passages
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: NEH Reports
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Personnel
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Memorandum of Understanding
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Posters
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Printouts
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Public Programs, General
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Reference Materials
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: The Reynolds Homestead
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Summer 1980
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Summer Folklife Series
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Staff Meeting Minutes
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Staff Meeting, February 13, 1981
    • Box 25
      Patrick County Project: Staff Meeting, October 2, 1981
    • Box 17 (in Box 30)
      Subject Index #1
    • Box 17a (in Box 30)
      Subject Index #2
    • Box 17b (in Box 30)
      Subject Index #2 (c.2)
    • Box 30
      Patrick County, Continuity and Change in a Rural Community, NEH Grant Application (3 copies)
    • Box 30
      Background Files and Correspondence
    • Box 30
      Newspapers
    • Folder oversize: 1
      Appalachia: Age-Old Struggles in a New Era posters
    • Folder oversize: 2
      Patrick County Project: Impact Series of Public Programs posters, 1981-1982
  • Patrick County Oral History Transcripts (bound)
    • Box 28
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, A-C
    • Box 28
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, F-Ha
    • Box 28
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, Ho-Hy
    • Box 28
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, L-R
    • Box 28
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, S
    • Box 28
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, T-W
    • Box 28
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, A-C, c.2
    • Box 29
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, F-Ha, c.2
    • Box 29
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, Ho-Hy, c.2
    • Box 29
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, L-R, c.2
    • Box 29
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, S, c.2
    • Box 29
      Patrick County Project, "Patrick County: Continuity and Change in a Rural Community," Oral History Transcripts, T-W, c.2
Preservation of Libraries Papers
  • Box 27
    Citizens Committee for Public Libraries
  • Box 27
    National Citizens for Public Libraries
  • Box 27Box 30
    National Commission on Libraries and Information Sciences/White House Conference