Guide to the Soul of the People Oral History Project Records, 2009

Summary Information

Title: Soul of the People Oral History Project Records, 2009
Collection: AC.763
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 CD Box)

The Soul of the People Oral History Project Records is a collection of three original taped oral histories of Watauga County, North Carolina residents, Paula Fink, Nora Percival, and Eleanor Church for an Appalachian History class in 2009.

Creator: Specht, Neva

Biographical/Historical Note

The women in this project included Paula R. Fink of Vilas, Eleanor K. Church of Zionville, and Nora Percival, all residents of Watauga County, North Carolina.

Scope and Contents

Three oral history Interviews conducted in May 2009 at the Watauga County Public Library were recorded as part of the Soul of the People Project. Interviews were conducted by Kathy Staley and history graduate students for a history class taught by Neva Specht and librarian Megan Johnson. The collection also includes user and archival CD copies of the interviews. Signed release forms from each interviewee are filed in the collection's control file.


The original, user, and archival CDs are all housed in one CD box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This may have been a donation from Neva Specht. Accession number AC.2011.050

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.763: Appalachian Oral History Project, Soul of the People, Watauga County, North Carolina, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Records, 2009 Box 1