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(s): 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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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
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
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
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

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