Interview with Viola N. Greer, June 14, 1943
 

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Greer, Viola N., “Interview with Viola N. Greer, June 14, 1943,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 29, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/7283.


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Title

Interview with Viola N. Greer, June 14, 1943

Description

Viola N. Greer was born on March 27, 1906 in Crandall, Tennessee, moving to Watauga County after she married Walter Greer and had two children Walter and Annie Lee. Her parents were Arthur and Martha Nichols Smith who were from Wilkes County, but had met in Tennessee. Her father bought timber for sawmills. As an adult she lived one year in Montana, then Ashe and Lenoir counties before returning to the Deep Gap area of Watauga County, where her children were reared. She died on November 2, 2003 at the age of 97.

During the interview Mrs. Greer talked about her parents, the importance of religion, quilting, making soap, superstitions such as walking under ladders, and planting by the signs.

Subject

Greer, Viola N.--Interviews
Christian women--Religious life--North Carolina--Watauga County
Watauga County (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Tennessee--Social life and customs--20th century
Quilting--North Carolina--Watauga County

Creator

Greer, Viola N.

Date

14-Jun-73

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.

Format

MP3

Extent

15 pages

Language

English
English

Type

Sound

Coverage

Watauga County (N.C.)

Duration

01:33, Making 1uilts

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