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. Bost was interviewed by Marjorie Jones in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Bost gives a detailed description of the slave trade and quotes the "speculator" (auctioneer). He also talks about "paddyrollers" (slave catchers), whippings, and scare tactics of the Ku Klux Klan. "I know folks think the books tell the truth, but they shore [sic] don't. Us poor ... [slaves] had to take it all."
Biographical or historical data
Bost was a former slave living in North Carolina. He was 88 when he was interviewed.
Cataloging source
UPB
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Interview
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (8 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)ocn373705771
Type of unit
item
Label
Interview
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
  • 1
  • (8 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)ocn373705771
Type of unit
item

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