Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project

Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Georgia Writers' Project.
Title: Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project
Dates: 1936-1939
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet 4 boxes
Coll. Number: ms916

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of interviews organized by Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers’ Project, with women and men born into slavery. Transcripts, dated 1936-1939, are in multiple formats, and mostly contain name of person interviewed, date of interview (or date of interview submission), date of birth, and name of research worker, editor or author. Interviews recount experiences of being enslaved, and are full of anecdotes, folklore, and authentic history. The collection also contains information concerning the organization and design of the original interview structure.


Index Terms

Freedmen--Georgia.
Interviews.
Slave narratives--Georgia--Athens.
Slavery--Georgia--History.
Slavery.

General Notes

Interviews have been published and are available at Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Slave narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, ms916, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Information concerning the organization and design of the original interview structure, undated
 
2Miscellaneous, 1936-1939
 
3Rachel Adams, undated
 
4Priscilla Albright, 1936
 
5Washington Allen, 1936
 
6W. B. Allen, 1937
 
7Caroline Ates,, 1936
 
8Jack Atkinson, 1936
 
9Hannah Hall Austin, 1937
 
10Celestia Avery, undated
 
11Georgia Baker, 1938
 
12Alice Caldwell Battle, 1936
 
13Jasper Battle, 1938
 
14Willis Benefield, undated
 
15Harriette Benton, 1937
 
16Harriet Benton, 1936
 
17Thomas Greene "Blind Tom" Bethune,, undated
 
18Arrie Sybert Gullatt Binns, undated
 
19Sallie Blakely, 1937
 
20Henry Bland, undated
 
21Rias Body, 1936
 
22James Bolton,, 1937
 
23Alec Bostwick, 1938
 
24Nancy Boudry, 1937
 
25Tillman Bradshaw, 1936
 
26Della Briscoe, 1937
 
27George Brooks, 1936
 
28Easter Brown, undated
 
29George Washington Browning, 1937
 
30Andrew Bryan, 1938
 
31Julia Bunch, undated
 
32R. F. Burch,, 1937
 
33Augustus Burden, undated
 
34Marshal Butler, undated
 
35Sarah Byrd, undated
 
36Mariah Calloway, undated
 
37Ellen Campbell, undated
 
38Mary Carpenter, 1936
 
39George Carter, undated
 
40Susan Castle, undated
 
41George Caulton, 1936
 
42Cicely Cawthon, 1937
 
43Callie Chatman, 1936
 
44Mary Childs, 1939
 
45Ellen Claibourn, undated
 
46Berry Clay, undated
 
47Pierce Cody, undated
 
48Willis Cofer, 1938
 
49Emma Coker, undated
 
50Mary Colbert, undated
 
51John Cole, undated
 
52Julia Cole, undated
 
53Fannie Cawthon Coleman, 1937
 
54Authur Colson, 1936
 
55Kizzie Colquitt, 1938
 
56Sara Crocker, 1936
 
BoxFolder
21Austin Dabney, undated
 
2Minnie Davis, 1938
 
3Mose Davis, 1937
 
4Ike Derricotte, 1938
 
5Benny Dillard, 1938
 
6Amelia Dorsey, undated
 
7George Eason, undated
 
8Callie Elder, undated
 
9Martha Everette, 1937
 
10Lewis Favor, 1937
 
11Mary Ferguson, 1936
 
12Randall Flagg, 1936
 
13Lula Flannigan, undated
 
14Fannie Fulcher, undated
 
15Anderson Furr, undated
 
16Leah Garrett, undated
 
17Fannie Gibon, 1936
 
18Mary Gladdy, 1936
 
19Julia Glover, undated
 
20Anna Grant, 1937
 
21Sarah Gray, 1937
 
22Alice Green, undated
 
23Isiah Green, 1937
 
24Margaret Green, undated
 
25Minnie Green, 1936
 
26Wheeler Gresham, undated
 
27Abner Griffin, 1937
 
28David Gullins, undated
 
29Heard Griffin, 1937
 
30Milton Hammond, 1937
 
31Jane Smith Hill Harmon, undated
 
32Dosia Harris, undated
 
33Henderson Harris, 1936
 
34John Harris, 1939
 
35Shang Harris, 1936
 
36Squire Harris, 1937
 
37Ethel Harrison, 1936
 
38Tom Hawkins, undated
 
39Ella Hawkins, 1936
 
40Bill Heard, 1938
 
41Emmaline Heard, 1937
 
42Robert Heard, 1936
 
43Benjamine Henderson, 1937
 
44Jefferson Franklin Henry, 1938
 
45Robert Henry, undated
 
46Mary Hodge, undated
 
47Laura Hood, 1936
 
48Charlie Hudson, undated
 
49Carrie Hudson, 1938
 
50Annie Huff, 1937
 
51Bryant Huff, 1937
 
52Easter Huff, undated
 
53Fannie Hughes, undated
 
54Bettie Hunt, 1936
 
55John Hill, 1939
 
56Lina Hunter, 1938
 
57Emma Hurley, undated
 
58Alice Hutcheson, undated
 
59Cassie Hutchinson, 1936
 
60Jemima Hutchinson, undated
 
BoxFolder
31Amanda Jackson, 1937
 
2Camilla Jackson, undated
 
3Easter Jackson, 1936
 
4Snovey Jackson, undated
 
5Mahala Jewel, 1938
 
6Addie Johnson, 1936
 
7Benjamin Johnson, 1937
 
8Ella Johnson, undated
 
9Georgia Johnson, undated
 
10Manuel Johnson, undated
 
11Susie Johnson, 1936
 
12Easter Jones, undated
 
13Estella Jones, undated
 
14Fannie Jones, 1938
 
15Rastus Jones, 1936
 
16Jennie Kendricks, 1936
 
17Emmaline Kilpatrick, undated
 
18Frances Kimbrough, 1936
 
19Robert "Uncle Bob" Kimbrough, 1936
 
20Charlie King, 1936
 
21Nicey Kinney, 1938
 
22John King, undated
 
23Mollie Kinsey, 1939
 
24Julia Larken, undated
 
25George Lewis, 1937
 
26William Lewis and Bettie Lewis, 1936
 
27Joe McCormick, 1936
 
28Rachel McCoy, 1937
 
29Ed McCree, undated
 
30Lucy McCullough, undated
 
31Amanda McDaniel, undated
 
32Tom McGruder, undated
 
33Susan McIntosh, 1938
 
34Matilda McKinney, 1937
 
35William McWhorter, 1938
 
36Caroline Malloy, undated
 
37Mollie Malone, 1936
 
38Ed Marshall and Polly Marshall, undated
 
39Carrie Mason, 1937
 
40Susan Mathews, undated
 
41Tom Matthews, undated
 
42Emily Mays, 1936
 
43William Mead, undated
 
44Liza Mention, 1938
 
45Annette Milledge, undated
 
46Aunt Harriet Miller, 1937
 
47Julia Milton, 1936
 
48Malinda Mitchell, undated
 
49Mollie Mitchell, 1936
 
50Elsie Moreland, 1936
 
51Bob Mobley, undated
 
52Hannah Murphy, undated
 
53Matilda Mumford, undated
 
54Nettie Myles, 1936
 
55Sara Nance, 1936
 
56Fanny Nix, undated
 
57Henry Nix, 1936
 
58Lewis Ogletree, 1936
 
59Richard Orford, 1937
 
60George Owen, undated
 
61Anna Parkes, undated
 
62G. W. Patillo, 1937
 
63Anna Peek, 1936
 
64Celeste Pitts, 1936
 
65Alec Pope, 1938
 
66Jim Powell, 1936
 
67Georgia Anne Prather, 1936
 
68Annie Price, 1937
 
69Beverly Pullin, undated
 
70Charlie Pye, undated
 
71Lula Pyron, 1936
 
BoxFolder
41Charlotte Raines, undated
 
2Lillian Ramsay, 1936
 
3Fanny Randolph, undated
 
4John Rawls, 1936
 
5Easter Reed, 1936
 
6Bill Reese, 1939
 
7Shade Richards, 1936
 
8Fanny Roberts, 1937
 
9Melvina Roberts, 1939
 
10Ferebe Rogers, 1936
 
11Henry Rogers, undated
 
12John Rogers, 1936
 
13Julia Rush, undated
 
14Janie Satterwhite, undated
 
15Nancy Settles, undated
 
16Partheny Shaw, 1937
 
17Will Sheets, undated
 
18Cora Shepherd, 1937
 
19Robert Shepherd, 1938
 
20Tom Singleton, undated
 
21Charlie Tye Smith, 1936
 
22Eugene Wesley Smith, undated
 
23Maria Smith, undated
 
24Mary Smith, undated
 
25Melvin Smith, 1937
 
26Nancy Smith, undated
 
27Nellie Smith, 1938
 
28Paul Smith, undated
 
29Lydia Calhoun Starks, 1937
 
30Emeline Stepney, undated
 
31Ma Stevens, undated
 
32Laura Stewart, undated
 
33Emmaline Sturgis, 1937
 
34Ella Stinson, 1937
 
35Amanda Styles, 1937
 
36Rachel Sullivan, undated
 
37Annie Talley (slave owner), undated
 
38William Taylor, 1936
 
39Georgia Telfair, undated
 
40Cordelia Thomas, 1938
 
41Ike Thomas, 1936
 
42Kate Thomas, 1936
 
43Tim Thornton, undated
 
44Jane Mickens Toombs, undated
 
45Phil Towns, undated
 
46Joe Vaughn, 1937
 
47John F. Van Hook, undated
 
48Addie Vinson, 1938
 
49Emma Virgel, undated
 
50Sarah Virgil, 1937
 
51Rhodus Walton, undated
 
52Willie Ward, 1937
 
53Lula Washington, 1937
 
54John Watts, 1936
 
55Peter Wells, 1936
 
56Green Wilbanks, 1938
 
57Frances Willingham, 1938
 
58Maggie Williams, undated
 
59Olin Williams, 1938
 
60Eliza Williamson, undated
 
61Adeline Willis, undated
 
62Cornelia Winfield, undated
 
63George Womble, 1937
 
64Joe Wooten, 1936
 
65Ella Wright, 1936
 
66Susannah Wyman, undated
 
67Dink Walton Young, 1936