The Resource Interview

Interview

Label
Interview, 1937
Title
Interview
Inclusive dates
1937
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Curtis was interviewed by Mary Hicks in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Curtis describes how badly she was treated by various owners. She was not given clothes until she was fourteen years of age, and her life was threatened at times. She explains that "yeller gals" were kept in a different slave quarter where the master and his friends would take advantage of these women. This practice led to incest. Curtis also tells how she prospered after the Civil War and says the younger generation "ain't worth shucks."
Biographical or historical data
Curtis was a former slave living in North Carolina.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Interview
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (6 pages).
Governing access note
Open for research
Immediate source of acquisition
Andronicus Publ. Co., 1941. Five reels of microfilm were purchased for $115 in 1971.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
This item was photocopied from reel 79 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 323.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373707800
Type of unit
item
Label
Interview
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (6 pages).
Governing access note
Open for research
Immediate source of acquisition
Andronicus Publ. Co., 1941. Five reels of microfilm were purchased for $115 in 1971.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Ownership
This item was photocopied from reel 79 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 323.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn373707800
Type of unit
item

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