Guide to the Southern Oral History Program Collection, 1977-1980, undated

Summary Information

Title: Southern Oral History Program Collection, 1977-1980, undated
Collection: AC.909
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The collection contains interviews and biographical information on individuals interviewed by University of North Carolina students in the mid-to-late 1970s. Most of the interviews were collected in the vicinity of Catawba County, North Carolina.

Creator: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

These interviews were conducted as part of the Piedmont Social History Project, a subset of the Southern Oral History Program. The original documents copied within this collection are housed in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of typed interview transcripts and copies of biographical information sheets detailing the names and locations of interviewees. Also included are several student papers constructed from interviews and supplemental materials which outline the occupations and personal lives of the informants.


The collection is arranged alphabetically.

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 is unknown.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid generated by Trevor McKenzie, November 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.909: Southern Oral History Program Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

  Box Folder

Austin, Bobby, and Hill Baker, Conover, North Carolina interviews, 1977 

1 1

Boyer information, undated 

1 2

Clifford Simmons, Conover, North Carolina, 1977 

1 3

Edgar, Emma, and Elsey Herman, Hickory, North Carolina information, undated 

1 4

Flake Meyers, Hickory, North Carolina interview, undated 

1 5

Frank and Jenny Gilbert, Conover, North Carolina interview, 1977 

1 6

Fred Fox, Conover, North Carolina interview, December 15, 1979 

1 7

Hoy Deal, Hickory, North Carolina interview, 1979 

1 8

Lonnie Eggers, Hickory, North Carolina information, undated 

1 9

Lula Baker, Conover, North Carolina information, undated 

1 10

Ralph Bowman, Hickory, North Carolina interview, June 1979 

1 11

Roy Ham: Dulcimer Maker and Factory Worker by Patty Dilley, undated 

1 12

Roy Ham, Newton, North Carolina interviews, 1977-1980 

1 13

Shuford information, 1979, undated 

1 14

Thurman Sheets, Hickory, North Carolina, July 20, 1977 

1 15

Walter Workman information, undated 

1 16