Interview with Ollie Blackburn, March 9, 1973
 

Citation

Lamm, Joy and Blackburn, Ollie, “Interview with Ollie Blackburn, March 9, 1973,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 19, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/34238.


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Title

Interview with Ollie Blackburn, March 9, 1973

Description

Ollie Blackburn was born in Watauga County, North Carolina in 1892. She attended an all girls church school in Valle Crucis when she was 16, after she had a general education. She then lived in Cherryville, North Carolina and Coeburn, Virginia at one point.

Mrs. Blackburn explains doing chores around the house and the different activities her family would participate in as a child. She then describes her education and how she met her husband through courting. Mrs. Blackburn's husband is also in the interview, and they about how they got married and moved to different places. While talking about marriage, they explain their theories on raising a family. Mr. Blackburn ends the interview talking discussing his personal experience working in the mines in Kentucky and Virginia.

Subject

Watauga County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--19th century
Watauga County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Virginia--Social life and customs--20th century
Kentucky--Social life and customs--20th century

Creator

Lamm, Joy
Blackburn, Ollie

Date

3/9/1973

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

30 pages

Language

English
English

Type

document

Identifier

111_tape35_OllieBlackburn_1973_03_09M001

Spatial Coverage

Todd, NC

Scanned by

Wetmore, Dana

Equipment

Hp Scanjet 8200

Scan date

2014-02-19

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