Browse Items (53 total)

  • Collection: Appalachian Oral History Project Interviews, 1965-1989

111_tape333_LarryCampbell_transcript_A.pdf
Reverend Larry Campbell discusses local music and its origins, his battle to have a road built for his church, the Holy Communion Lutheran Church, and the dangers of living in a mobile home.

111_tape332_PhilTempleton_transcript_A.pdf
Phil Templeton, a real estate developer, talks about the development happening in High Country over his lifetime. He attributes the development to the growth of the university, the skiing industry, and tourism in general. He is a proponent of the…

111_tape312_LorneRCampbell_transcript_A.pdf
Lorne Campbell discusses the battle to preserve the New River in Grayson County, Virginia, in the 1970s, by opposing the building of a dam.

111_tape300_ElizabethDotterer_transcript_A.pdf
Elizabeth Dotterer talks about growing up in Hot Springs, North Carolina, where many tourists would come and stay over the summer. She explains: "It was the type of tourism we no longer have. You spent the entire summer." After the outbreak of WWII…

111_tape292_CarterRupard_transcript_A.pdf
Carter Rupard talks about growing up on a farm in Cove Creek with his many siblings. He says that they "lived better than we can now" and that "we hardly ever went to buy anything unless it would be a poke of flour ever once in awhile." His family…

111_tape288_JennyHorton_transcript_A.pdf
Jenny Horton, a black woman living in Boone, talks about working as a cook most of her life. She worked in a hospital for a few years, but had to stop after she developed arthritis. She talks about the rationing of sugar, flour, meat, coffee, and…

111_tape79_TedPotter_1973_06_12M001.pdf
Ted Potter was born in Tamarack, NC in 1908 and throughout his life was a logger, mail carrier, and farmer.

Mr. Potter recalls childhood memories of Christmas, moonshining, and the Great Depression. He discusses the schoolhouse experience from his…

111_tape82_LauraEdmisten_1973_06_09M001.pdf
Loura Edminstin was born in Beech Creek, NC in 1894 and had 13 siblings in her family. She lived in Watauga and Avery County throughout her life.

Ms. Edminstin discusses her childhood including the topics of politics, school, and church. She…

111_tape75_Mr&MrsGLRichards_1973_06_12M001.pdf
Mrs. Richards was born March 5, 1902 in Silverstone, NC where she was raised on a farm. Mr. Richards was born in Caldwell County in 1897. He worked many different jobs including sawmilling and carpentry.

Mr. and Mrs. Richards recall their…

111_tape74_Mr&MrsJimGreer_1973_06_11M001.pdf
James Calvin Greer was born in Triplett, NC in 1908. Vera Greer was born in Caldwell County in 1913.

Mr. and Mrs. Greer both recall very hard childhoods and growing up in the Triplett area. Mr. Greer worked at the local sawmill during the Great…