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Interviews (Sound recordings)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Charlotte Jewish Historical Society collection

 Collection
Identifier: OH-JC
Overview The Charlotte Jewish Historical Society, a project of the Carolina Agency for Jewish Education, collected these interviews, which are part of a much larger collection. The interviews feature prominent members of Charlotte's Jewish community who discuss the Jewish experience in the Queen City and chronicle the many changes they've seen throughout the twentieth century.
Dates: 1989 - 2000

Charlotte Regional Oral History collection

 Collection
Identifier: OH-LI
Overview This collection represents a wide-ranging mix of interviews that were conducted between the 1970s and the early 2000s to document many aspects of life and culture in the Charlotte region. Interviewees include prominent individuals from the Charlotte area such as journalists, business leaders, and activists, as well as many ordinary citizens representing different sectors of Charlotte society during the twentieth century.
Dates: 1965 - 2013

Civil rights and desegregation in Charlotte oral history collection

 Collection
Identifier: OH-CR
Overview The Civil Rights and Desegregation in Charlotte oral history collection is a grouping of interviews that were conducted by UNC Charlotte Atkins Library Special Collections staff with activists for civil rights in the Charlotte area. The interviewees include prominent local members of the NAACP, as well as a high school principal, a civil rights lawyer, and a church minister.
Dates: 2001 - 2006

Cultivating Common Ground community garden project

 Collection
Identifier: OH-CG
Scope and Contents For the Cultivating Common Ground project, middle and high school youth from the Wilmore neighborhood in Charlotte, NC, interviewed the senior citizens who work in their neighborhood's community garden. The teens documented the seniors' life stories and their interest in gardening on video and audio and also through photography.
Dates: 2001 - 2002

Era before Brown vs. Board of Education oral history collection

 Collection
Identifier: OH-BB
Overview The interviews focus on the educational experiences of members of the African American community of Charlotte during the era of segregation. Many interviewees also discuss how things changed once segregation ended and their children’s school experiences.
Dates: 2004 - 2005

Gail Haley [1], 2005 December 30

 File
Identifier: OH-HA0428
Scope and Contents In this first of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley recounts her own experiences as well as those of her family in the Charlotte region from the 1930s to 1950s. Ms. Haley describes the migration of her father, George C. Einhart, to the Charlotte area and his marriage to her mother, P. Louise Bell. In particular, Ms. Haley recalls events related to her father's deployment during World War II and his tenure as the art director of the Charlotte Observer. She also discusses living in rural Shuffletown...
Dates: 2005 December 30

Gail Haley [12], 2008 January 16

 File
Identifier: OH-HA0536
Scope and Contents In this twelfth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley continues the conversation from her eleventh interview about her work on Mountain Jack Tales (1992). Ms. Haley details several of the stories contained in the book, as well as popular motifs within each. She summarizes her view of Jack as a hero and a universal male figure across cultures, offering examples of similar stories from other folklore traditions. In addition, Ms. Haley discusses her decision to include a story about Muncimeg, a strong...
Dates: 2008 January 16

Gail Haley [13], 2008 January 18

 File
Identifier: OH-HA0537
Scope and Contents In this thirteenth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley recalls her work on Dream Peddler (1993). Ms. Haley describes how she was inspired to write this story while conducting research at the Library of Congress when she came across the story of John Chapman, the legendary Pedlar of Swaffham (a small town in Norfolk, England) who followed his dream and discovered a fortune in his own backyard. Ms. Haley was intrigued by the peddler's surname, which she connected with the selling of chapbooks, works...
Dates: 2008 January 18

Gail Haley [14], 2008 April 25

 File
Identifier: OH-HA0538
Scope and Contents In this thirteenth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley recalls her work on Dream Peddler (1993). Ms. Haley describes how she was inspired to write this story while conducting research at the Library of Congress when she came across the story of John Chapman, the legendary Pedlar of Swaffham (a small town in Norfolk, England) who followed his dream and discovered a fortune in his own backyard. Ms. Haley was intrigued by the peddler's surname, which she connected with the selling of chapbooks, works...
Dates: 2008 April 25

Gail Haley [15], 2008 July 28

 File
Identifier: OH-HA0539
Scope and Contents In this fifteenth of sixteen interviews, Ms. Haley discusses her work on Kokopelli (2003). Ms. Haley describes the long gestation of this story, which was originally suggested by a friend but not acted on for over a decade. Eventually, her observation of cicadas in her garden inspired Ms. Haley to research and interpret the legends of Kokopelli, a trickster, sometimes depicted as a cicada, who ushers in spring. Ms. Haley notes that her retelling is a story of emergence as the ant people are led...
Dates: 2008 July 28