Interview with Robert Guy, March 12, 1973

Title

Interview with Robert Guy, March 12, 1973

Description

Robert Guy was born on December 25, 1918 in Marion, North Carolina. He attended school in Newland and continued is education at the Univeristy of Alabama and the University of North Carolina. Mr. Guy was also in the army and was realeased in 1946.

Mr. Guy talks a little about the Tweetsie Railroad during his childhood. While describing his childhood he also talks about courting, schooling, and superstitions. Mr. Guy also mentions the Great Depression. Mr. Guy describes the history of Newland, North Carolina and compares the current conditions of the community to that of his childhood. Mr. Guy talks about local crafts and traditions including homemade remedies and house gardens. Mr. Guy concludes the interview speaking of past natural disasters such as snowstorms, fires, and the flood of 1940.

Subject

Newland (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Depression--1929--North Carolina--Newland
Community life--North Carolina--Newland--History--20th century

Creator

White, Pam
Guy, Robert

Date

3/12/1973

Rights

Copyright for the interviews on the Appalachian State University Oral History Collection site is held by Appalachian State University. The interviews are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Appalachian State Collection 111. Appalachian Oral History Project Records, 1965-1989, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Special Collections, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials, without the written permission of the Appalachian State University, is strictly prohibited.

Extent

10 pages

Language

English

Type

document

Identifier

111_tape36_RobertGuy_1973_03_12M001

Spatial Coverage

Newland, NC

Scanned by

Wetmore, Dana

Equipment

Hp Scanjet 8200

Scan date

2014-02-14

Citation

White, Pam and Guy, Robert, “Interview with Robert Guy, March 12, 1973,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 17, 2019, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/34228.