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Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project

Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project

Descriptive Summary

Title: Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project
Creator: Georgia Writers' Project
Inclusive Dates: 1936-1939
Language: English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet 4 boxes
Collection Number: ms916
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of interviews organized by Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers' Project, with women and men born into slavery. Transcripts, dated 1936-1939, are in multiple formats, and mostly contain name of person interviewed, date of interview (or date of interview submission), date of birth, and name of research worker, editor or author. Interviews recount experiences of being enslaved, and are full of anecdotes, folklore, and authentic history. The collection also contains information concerning the organization and design of the original interview structure.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, ms916, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2019.

General Notes

Interviews have been published and are available at Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Freedmen -- Georgia.
Interviews.
Slave narratives -- Georgia -- Athens.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.
Slavery.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Information concerning the organization and design of the original interview structure, undated
 
12Miscellaneous, 1936-1939
 
13Rachel Adams , undated
 
14Priscilla Albright, 1936
 
15Washington Allen, 1936
 
16W. B. Allen, 1937
 
17Caroline Ates,, 1936
 
18Jack Atkinson, 1936
 
19Hannah Hall Austin, 1937
 
110Celestia Avery , undated
 
111Georgia Baker, 1938
 
112Alice Caldwell Battle, 1936
 
113Jasper Battle, 1938
 
114Willis Benefield , undated
 
115Harriette Benton, 1937
 
116Harriet Benton , 1936
 
117Thomas Greene "Blind Tom" Bethune, , undated
 
118Arrie Sybert Gullatt Binns , undated
 
119Sallie Blakely, 1937
 
120Henry Bland, undated
 
121Rias Body, 1936
 
122James Bolton,, 1937
 
123Alec Bostwick, 1938
 
124Nancy Boudry, 1937
 
125Tillman Bradshaw, 1936
 
126Della Briscoe, 1937
 
127George Brooks, 1936
 
128Easter Brown, undated
 
129George Washington Browning , 1937
 
130Andrew Bryan , 1938
 
131Julia Bunch, undated
 
132R. F. Burch,, 1937
 
133Augustus Burden, undated
 
134Marshal Butler , undated
 
135Sarah Byrd , undated
 
136Mariah Calloway, undated
 
137Ellen Campbell, undated
 
138Mary Carpenter, 1936
 
139George Carter, undated
 
140Susan Castle , undated
 
141George Caulton, 1936
 
142Cicely Cawthon, 1937
 
143Callie Chatman, 1936
 
144Mary Childs, 1939
 
145Ellen Claibourn, undated
 
146Berry Clay, undated
 
147Pierce Cody , undated
 
148Willis Cofer, 1938
 
149Emma Coker , undated
 
150Mary Colbert, undated
 
151John Cole, undated
 
152Julia Cole , undated
 
153Fannie Cawthon Coleman, 1937
 
154Authur Colson, 1936
 
155Kizzie Colquitt, 1938
 
156Sara Crocker, 1936
 
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21Austin Dabney , undated
 
22Minnie Davis, 1938
 
23Mose Davis, 1937
 
24Ike Derricotte, 1938
 
25Benny Dillard , 1938
 
26Amelia Dorsey, undated
 
27George Eason, undated
 
28Callie Elder, undated
 
29Martha Everette, 1937
 
210Lewis Favor, 1937
 
211Mary Ferguson, 1936
 
212Randall Flagg, 1936
 
213Lula Flannigan, undated
 
214Fannie Fulcher, undated
 
215Anderson Furr, undated
 
216Leah Garrett, undated
 
217Fannie Gibon, 1936
 
218Mary Gladdy, 1936
 
219Julia Glover, undated
 
220Anna Grant, 1937
 
221Sarah Gray, 1937
 
222Alice Green, undated
 
223Isiah Green, 1937
 
224Margaret Green, undated
 
225Minnie Green, 1936
 
226Wheeler Gresham, undated
 
227Abner Griffin, 1937
 
228David Gullins, undated
 
229Heard Griffin, 1937
 
230Milton Hammond, 1937
 
231Jane Smith Hill Harmon, undated
 
232Dosia Harris, undated
 
233Henderson Harris, 1936
 
234John Harris, 1939
 
235Shang Harris, 1936
 
236Squire Harris, 1937
 
237Ethel Harrison, 1936
 
238Tom Hawkins, undated
 
239Ella Hawkins, 1936
 
240Bill Heard, 1938
 
241Emmaline Heard, 1937
 
242Robert Heard, 1936
 
243Benjamine Henderson, 1937
 
244Jefferson Franklin Henry, 1938
 
245Robert Henry, undated
 
246Mary Hodge, undated
 
247Laura Hood, 1936
 
248Charlie Hudson, undated
 
249Carrie Hudson, 1938
 
250Annie Huff, 1937
 
251Bryant Huff, 1937
 
252Easter Huff, undated
 
253Fannie Hughes, undated
 
254Bettie Hunt, 1936
 
255John Hill, 1939
 
256Lina Hunter, 1938
 
257Emma Hurley, undated
 
258Alice Hutcheson, undated
 
259Cassie Hutchinson, 1936
 
260Jemima Hutchinson, undated
 
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31Amanda Jackson, 1937
 
32Camilla Jackson, undated
 
33Easter Jackson, 1936
 
34Snovey Jackson, undated
 
35Mahala Jewel, 1938
 
36Addie Johnson, 1936
 
37Benjamin Johnson, 1937
 
38Ella Johnson, undated
 
39Georgia Johnson, undated
 
310Manuel Johnson, undated
 
311Susie Johnson, 1936
 
312Easter Jones, undated
 
313Estella Jones, undated
 
314Fannie Jones, 1938
 
315Rastus Jones, 1936
 
316Jennie Kendricks, 1936
 
317Emmaline Kilpatrick, undated
 
318Frances Kimbrough, 1936
 
319Robert "Uncle Bob" Kimbrough, 1936
 
320Charlie King, 1936
 
321Nicey Kinney, 1938
 
322John King , undated
 
323Mollie Kinsey, 1939
 
324Julia Larken, undated
 
325George Lewis, 1937
 
326William Lewis and Bettie Lewis, 1936
 
327Joe McCormick, 1936
 
328Rachel McCoy, 1937
 
329Ed McCree, undated
 
330Lucy McCullough, undated
 
331Amanda McDaniel, undated
 
332Tom McGruder, undated
 
333Susan McIntosh, 1938
 
334Matilda McKinney , 1937
 
335William McWhorter, 1938
 
336Caroline Malloy, undated
 
337Mollie Malone, 1936
 
338Ed Marshall and Polly Marshall, undated
 
339Carrie Mason, 1937
 
340Susan Mathews, undated
 
341Tom Matthews, undated
 
342Emily Mays, 1936
 
343William Mead, undated
 
344Liza Mention, 1938
 
345Annette Milledge, undated
 
346Aunt Harriet Miller, 1937
 
347Julia Milton, 1936
 
348Malinda Mitchell, undated
 
349Mollie Mitchell, 1936
 
350Elsie Moreland, 1936
 
351Bob Mobley, undated
 
352Hannah Murphy, undated
 
353Matilda Mumford, undated
 
354Nettie Myles, 1936
 
355Sara Nance, 1936
 
356Fanny Nix, undated
 
357Henry Nix, 1936
 
358Lewis Ogletree, 1936
 
359Richard Orford, 1937
 
360George Owen, undated
 
361Anna Parkes, undated
 
362G. W. Patillo, 1937
 
363Anna Peek, 1936
 
364Celeste Pitts, 1936
 
365Alec Pope, 1938
 
366Jim Powell, 1936
 
367Georgia Anne Prather, 1936
 
368Annie Price, 1937
 
369Beverly Pullin, undated
 
370Charlie Pye, undated
 
371Lula Pyron, 1936
 
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41Charlotte Raines, undated
 
42Lillian Ramsay, 1936
 
43Fanny Randolph, undated
 
44John Rawls, 1936
 
45Easter Reed, 1936
 
46Bill Reese, 1939
 
47Shade Richards, 1936
 
48Fanny Roberts, 1937
 
49Melvina Roberts, 1939
 
410Ferebe Rogers, 1936
 
411Henry Rogers, undated
 
412John Rogers, 1936
 
413Julia Rush, undated
 
414Janie Satterwhite, undated
 
415Nancy Settles, undated
 
416Partheny Shaw, 1937
 
417Will Sheets, undated
 
418Cora Shepherd, 1937
 
419Robert Shepherd, 1938
 
420Tom Singleton, undated
 
421Charlie Tye Smith, 1936
 
422Eugene Wesley Smith, undated
 
423Maria Smith, undated
 
424Mary Smith, undated
 
425Melvin Smith, 1937
 
426Nancy Smith, undated
 
427Nellie Smith, 1938
 
428Paul Smith, undated
 
429Lydia Calhoun Starks, 1937
 
430Emeline Stepney, undated
 
431Ma Stevens, undated
 
432Laura Stewart, undated
 
433Emmaline Sturgis, 1937
 
434Ella Stinson, 1937
 
435Amanda Styles, 1937
 
436Rachel Sullivan, undated
 
437Annie Talley (slave owner), undated
 
438William Taylor, 1936
 
439Georgia Telfair, undated
 
440Cordelia Thomas, 1938
 
441Ike Thomas, 1936
 
442Kate Thomas, 1936
 
443Tim Thornton, undated
 
444Jane Mickens Toombs, undated
 
445Phil Towns, undated
 
446Joe Vaughn, 1937
 
447John F. Van Hook, undated
 
448Addie Vinson, 1938
 
449Emma Virgel, undated
 
450Sarah Virgil, 1937
 
451Rhodus Walton, undated
 
452Willie Ward, 1937
 
453Lula Washington, 1937
 
454John Watts, 1936
 
455Peter Wells, 1936
 
456Green Wilbanks, 1938
 
457Frances Willingham, 1938
 
458Maggie Williams, undated
 
459Olin Williams, 1938
 
460Eliza Williamson, undated
 
461Adeline Willis, undated
 
462Cornelia Winfield, undated
 
463George Womble, 1937
 
464Joe Wooten, 1936
 
465Ella Wright, 1936
 
466Susannah Wyman, undated
 
467Dink Walton Young, 1936