Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway/Basin Cove/Moses Cone Oral History Project, 1975-1978

Summary Information

Title: Blue Ridge Parkway/Basin Cove/Moses Cone Oral History Project, 1975-1978
Collection: AC.808
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)
Abstract:

This collection contains students' oral history interviews, notes, final reports and other papers and audiovisual materials relating to the Blue Ridge Parkway/Basin Cove/Moses Cone Oral History Project, originating in the Department of History at Appalachian State University, circa 1975.

Creator: Ross, Carl A., Dr., 1931-1988

Biographical/Historical Note

The professor for which this project was completed is Dr. (Carl) Ross, and the subjects of the interviews are all residents of Watauga County, North Carolina. Some interviewees are: Lloyd Coffey, Coline Coffey Craig, Clyde Downs, Carl Hollars, Charlie Isenhower, Ruby Moody Walters, Spencer Caudill, Harrison Caudill, Ted Pease, and others.

Scope and Contents

Most of the materials in this collection came from students' interviews of subjects on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Basin Cove area, and/or Moses Cone Estate for a class project in the Department of History at Appalachian State University, circa 1975. There is also a large map of the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Roads and Trails that has notes of some employees and other facts about the park. Two audiocassettes, with user and archival CD copies of each, are also included in this collection: Bryan E. Hovey and the Sheets Cabin History and the interview of Ruby Moody Walters' walking tour of the Moses Cone Estate.

Arrangement

All materials are filed alphabetical by subject or student's name in one 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

Provenance of this collection is unknown. Accession number AC.2001.063

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, February 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.808: Blue Ridge Parkway/Basin Cove/Moses Cone Oral History Project, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Basin Cove Project, Data Sheet of Families, October 4, 1977 Box 1, Folder 1
Basin Cove Subjects Not Interviewed, circa 1975 Box 1, Folder 2
Caudill Family, Deed Research and 1870 Census of Traphill Township, Wilkes County, North Carolina, undated Box 1, Folder 3
Kent Cave and Norman Schaich, Interview with Lloyd Coffey, Moses Cone Estate Oral History Project, circa 1975 Box 1, Folder 4
Moses Cone Estate Subjects Not Interviewed, circa 1975 Box 1, Folder 5
Sydney M. Cone, Jr., Cone Genealogy, Part 1, 1963-1970 Box 1, Folder 6
Sydney M. Cone, Jr., Cone Genealogy, Part 2, 1970-1971 Box 1, Folder 7
Maribeth Crandell, Moses H. Cone: His Family, His Fortune and His Life, April 1977 Box 1, Folder 8
Maribeth Crandell, Comments of Ceasar Cone II on Her Report on Moses Cone, June 8, 1978 Box 1, Folder 9
Bryan E. Hovey, Audiocassette, How to Obtain Info on a Historic Structure Project, and Report on Sheets Cabin, circa 1975 Box 1, Folder 10
Richard A. Humphrey, The Bason Creek Union Baptist Church in Basin Cove (2 copies), circa 1976 Box 1, Folder 11
Interview Subjects, Progress, and Final Completed Reports, 1975-1976 Box 1, Folder 12
Interview with Ruby Moody Walters on Walk Thru Cone Estate, Audiocassette no. 3 only, June 6, 1975 Box 1, Folder 13
Map, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park Roads and Trails, Watauga County, North Carolina, undated Oversize Folder 1
Map, Partial Map of Blue Ridge Parkway, The Bluff Area, Wilkes County, North Carolina, undated Box 1, Folder 14
David Parker, Historic Study of the Henley House and Barn, undated Box 1, Folder 15
Project Interview Release Forms and Interview Tips/Questions, Papers, circa 1975 Box 1, Folder 16
Thomas C. Robbins, Final Report of Work Done on Basin Cove and Moses Cone Estate Projects, undated Box 1, Folder 17
User and Archival CD copies of two Original Audiocassettes, Bryan Hovey and Ruby Moody Walters' Interview, undated Box 1, Folder 18