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David Williams Oral History Collection

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David Williams Oral History Collection, 1910-1994 | Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: David Williams Oral History Collection, 1910-1994Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1994

ID: UA/23/20/

Extent: 155.0 Items

Date Acquired: 04/23/2010

Subjects: Great Depression

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The David Williams Collection consists of over 100 interviews with members of the Valdosta community and surrounding areas that lived during the Great Depression.  The interviews chronicle the major difficulties of life during this trying era.  Topics include descriptions of the struggle for daily provisions for the family. The collection contains DVDs, VHS tapes, and audio cassettes.  All the tapes in the collection have been digitized and are available on DVD for use.

Subject/Index Terms

Great Depression

Administrative Information

Repository: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

Acquisition Source: David Williams

Acquisition Method: signed deed of gift for oral history interviews with Georgia Residents during the Depression era, 1920's to 1940's.


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Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Leonard S. McDonaldAdd to your cart.

Typical workday - Women's role on the farm - Medical care - Church - School - Taking part in WWII - Valdosta during the Depression - Living and housing conditions in the 30s, 40s, and 50s - Holiday celebration

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Marie MooreAdd to your cart.

Daily life on the farm - Helping gather tobacco - School life in Georgia and Florida - Producing food - Making clothes from guano sacks - Holiday celebrations - Childbirth - Food preservation - Burying people

Transcript available

Folder 89: Ray F. MooreAdd to your cart.

Farming for a living - Producing food - Medical care - Homemade clothes from guano sacks - Living and housing conditions - Food preservation - School - Working on the house and farm as a child - Wintertime activities - Children's recreation

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Isaac L. MullinsAdd to your cart.

Laws for colored people in the 30s and 40s - Race relations - Segregation to Integration - Black protest against segregation - M.L. Kings arrest

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Folder 91: Julian B. Neel, MDAdd to your cart.

Leisure activities during the Depression - His studies in Thomasville before, during, and after the Depression - Holiday celebrations - Living and housing conditions for the middle class during the Depression

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Folder 92: Ennis W. NormanAdd to your cart.

Providing and Preserving food - Daily life on the farm durinf the Depression - School life in the 20s and 30s - Childbirth - Handling the law in the 30s - Leisure activities - Living and housing conditions - Post-Depression

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Folder 93: Polly NunnAdd to your cart.

School - Everyday life on the farm - Living and housing conditions in the 30s - Providing food - Clothes making - Transportation - Life as a teacher in the 30s and 40s - Roosevelt's programs

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Folder 94: Mrs. T.W. Oliver (Irma Jean Fouche)Add to your cart.

Living and housing conditions - Chores on the farm - School in the 20s - Transportation during the Depression - Husband's service in WWII

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Folder 95: Charles OlliffAdd to your cart.

Family role in the Statesboro community - Ex-bankers life during the Depression -  School life - Leisure time for teenagers in the 30s - Bank reopenings

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 96: Wesley PaigeAdd to your cart.

Providing food in the Depression - Typical day for children - Religion - Race relations-race relations - Living and housing conditions - Healthcare (and payment for treatment)

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Folder 97: Catherine PattersonAdd to your cart.

Daily life during the Depression - Owning a store - Providing food - Food preservation in the 30s and 40s - Church life and baptisms - Price of goods and land

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Folder 98: Jane M. PattersonAdd to your cart.

Providing food  - Clothes making - Food preservation - Race relations - Women's roles in the 30s - Leisure activities during the Depression - School life in the 30s

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Folder 99: Mabel PattersonAdd to your cart.

Holiday celebrations - Providing your own food - Transportation - Food preparation and preservation - Clothes making - Religion - School

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Folder 100: Sue PattersonAdd to your cart.

Family History - Communities role in the schools - Life on a turpentine farm - Food preservation and preparation - Payment for medicines - Government programs - Healthcare - Teachers during the Depression - Stock market crash

Transcript available

Folder 101: Mattie PeeleAdd to your cart.

Food preservation - Leisure activities - Farm life - Roosevelt's changes - Farming during the Depression - Transportation - Attending church - Prices during the 30s and 40s

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Albert PendletonAdd to your cart.

Family history - Owning a big company during the Depression - Holiday travels - Medical care - School - Upperclass living and housing conditions - Valdosta politics - Race relations - Southerners disdain for Yankees

Transcript available

Folder 103: Loyd PoitevintAdd to your cart.

Family history - Innovative farming - Farm failures due to drought and the Depression - Prices during the Depression - Providing food - Transportation - Selling Bibles to go to college - End of the Depression - Roosevelt's role in ending the Depression

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Folder 104: Mayme Postell-JordanAdd to your cart.

Providing your own food - Transportation in the Depression - Working on a farm during the Depression - School - Food prices - Medical care - Recreation for teenagers in the 30s - Religion - Housing conditions

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 105: David N. PrestonAdd to your cart.

Farm life - Superior conditions of rural life versus city life during the Depression - Killing animals for dinner - Entertainment - Roosevelt's role in ending the Depression - Medical care - Education in the 30s - Religion

Transcript available

Folder 106: Edward Puckett Jr.Add to your cart.

Growing up during the Depression - Earning money as a teenager - School life in the 30s - Valdosta entertainment during the Depression - Working for companies in the late 30s - Joining the Army - Going to college with the GI Bill - Social conditions - Buying and growing food

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Earl RainesAdd to your cart.

Daily life on the farm - Effect of the New Deal on farming - Transportation during the Depression - Work in Roosevelt's programs - Roosevelt's changes - Race relations

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 108: R.D. RaulersonAdd to your cart.

Sharecroppers hard life - Living on credit - Curing meat - Medical care in the 30s - Living conditions - Agriculture problems

Transcript available

Folder 109: Juanita B. RayAdd to your cart.

How Roosevelt improved the lives of the American people - Growing your own food - Social activities and entertainment during the Depression - Farm life - House chores - Religion and education - Medical care - Recovery after the Depression - Political views

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Lester RegisterAdd to your cart.

Earning money during the Hoover Days - Working in Roosevelt's programs and how Roosevelt improved the lives of the American people - Living and housing conditions in the country during the Depressin

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Folder 111: Luellen RobinsonAdd to your cart.

Earning money during the Depression - Education and religion during the 30s - Growing your own food - Working as a child in the 50s

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Folder 112: Rosa RobinsonAdd to your cart.

School during the Depression - Working on a farm - Growing food - Healthcare in the 30s  - Women's chores around the house

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 113: James RodgersAdd to your cart.

Living and housing conditions - Growing food - Healthcare in the 30s - Education

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 114: Thelma RossAdd to your cart.

Education in black schools during the Depression - Black/white relations - Jobs for black women

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Folder 115: Mary SalterAdd to your cart.

Family background - Work situation - Earning money - Roosevelt's changes

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 116: Harry P. Sanchez Jr.Add to your cart.

Effects of the Stock Market Crash - Being raised in an upperclass family - Housing conditions - Race relations - Healthcare - Entertainment during the Depression

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Folder 117: Robert SandersAdd to your cart.

Clothes making - Growing your own food - Sports and Recreation during the Depression - Race relations - Living and housing conditions - Importance of religion - Farming during the Depression for blacks - Life on the plantation - Segregation in the 30s and 40s

Transcript available

Folder 118: Haywood and HD SellersAdd to your cart.

Government Programs - Working on a farm - Living and housing conditions during the Depression - House chores for children - School life - Making clothes from sacks - Growing your own food - Food preservation - Living and housing conditions

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 119: GE SenbeilAdd to your cart.

Owning a grocery store - Earning a living as a sharecropper - Leisure activities during the Depression - Living and housing conditions - Roosevelt's relief programs - Average day for a child during the Depression - Food prices in the 30s

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 120: Ulyeses SharpAdd to your cart.
Folder 121: Anita SheltonAdd to your cart.

Importance of religion - School life in the 30s - Being a child in the 30s - Depression's influence on Valdosta - Local recovery from the Depression - Quality of life in the 30s

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 122: Naomi SlenkerAdd to your cart.

Picking cotton and peanuts - Women's roles in the 30s - Working on the farm - Holiday celebrations - School closings during the Depression - Winter time activities - Healthcare

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Folder 123: Alma P. SmithAdd to your cart.

Living and housing conditions - Means of transportation - Children's chores - Education - Race relations - Importance of religion - School life

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Folder 124: Annie S. SmithAdd to your cart.

Earning a living - Providing your own food - House chores - Causes of the Depression - Hungry people stealing food - Healthcare and paying for treatment

Transcript available

Folder 125: Janelle StalveyAdd to your cart.

Growing your own food - Clothes making - Education - Priority of religion - Medical care in the 20s - Living and housing conditions - Holiday celebrations

Transcript available

Folder 126: Alice M. SteedleyAdd to your cart.

Living and housing conditions - Leisure activities  during the Depression - Average day for a woman during the Depression - Hard times for men in the 30s - 1930s and 40s politics - Roosevelt's Depression relief

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Folder 127: Maxine C. SteinbergAdd to your cart.

Living and Housing conditions - Children's leisure activities - School life in the 30s - Downtown Valdosta during the Depression - Making extra money teaching music

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Folder 128: Ralph Waldo StithAdd to your cart.

Making a living as a farmer - Making clothes from sacks - Land and house prices

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 129: Buddy L. StricklandAdd to your cart.

Farm life in the 20s and 30s - Prices in the 20s - Buying land - Difficulties earning a living during the Depression - Adopting a child

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Folder 130: Shelvie SummerlinAdd to your cart.

Medical care during the Depression - State of the economy in the 20s and 30s - School life during the Depression - Living and housing conditions - Joining the Armed Services - Life after WWII

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 131: Lucy F. TannerAdd to your cart.

Family background - School and colleg life during the Depression - Life as a teacher - Living on a farm - Valdosta during the Depression

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 132: George TatumAdd to your cart.

Growing your own food - Food prices - House chores for children - School - Living and housing conditions - Roosevelt's programs - Raising crops for a living - Transportation - Family leisure time - Bootleggers and moonshine - Christmas celebrations - Food preservation - Hunting to eat

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Folder 133: Mary Nell TedderAdd to your cart.

Living conditions - How Roosevelt "saved the people" - Food during the Depression - Opinion on Hoover

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Folder 134: Nathaniel ThompsonAdd to your cart.

Growing and hunting food - Working on a farm

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 135: Mina TomlinsonAdd to your cart.

Chores on the farm - Smoking meat - Food preservation - Clothes making - Chopping cotton - Attending frolics for entertainment - Games for children - School life - Medical care - Living and housing conditions - Community cohesion

Transcript available

Folder 136: Merle H. TrammellAdd to your cart.
Community cohesion
Folder 137: Cecil E. TruettAdd to your cart.

House chores for children - School life for farm children - Leisure activities during the Depression - Growing food - Making clothes from fertilizer bags - Community cohesion - Living and housing conditions - Holiday celebrations - End of the Depression - Borrowing money

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Folder 138: Jack TurnerAdd to your cart.

Farm life during the Depression - School life in the 30s - Food preservation - Living and housing conditions - Transportation

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 139: Marvin TullisAdd to your cart.

Farm life during the Depression - Living and housing conditions - Trading and growing food - Holiday celebrations - Community cohesion during the Depression - Closing the Florida border

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Folder 140: Willie Frank WadeAdd to your cart.

Black/white relations - Medical care and jobs for black people - Attitudes towards black people - Working conditions - Public accomodation in the 30s

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Folder 141: Velma Louise WaldropAdd to your cart.

Living and housing conditions - Children's chores - Making soap - Work programs in the 40s - School and church life in the Depression - Providing food - Healthcare during the Depression - Leisure activities - Living and housing conditions in the 30s - Clothes making - Holiday celebrations

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 142: Ada WalkerAdd to your cart.

A child's average day - School life in the 30s - Growing and preserving food - Smoking meat - Farming for a living - Medical care - Food preparation - Leisure activities - Living and housing conditions

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Folder 143: Jack T. WatsonAdd to your cart.

School life during the Depression - Food preservation - Living and housing conditions - Making clothes from fertilizer sacks - Farming for a living - Food preservation - Superior quality of farm life versus city life - Road maintenance by prisoners - Farm chores

Transcript available

Folder 144: Loree K. WellsAdd to your cart.

Chores on and around the farm - Homemade clothing - Growing food - Education and school activities during the Depression - Jobs and wages in the 30s - Medical care during the Depression

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Folder 145: Lizzie WetheringtonAdd to your cart.

Growing and raising your own food - Farm life - Food preservation - Children's chores - Holiday celebrations - School life in the 30s - Role of women during the Depression - Roosevelt's New Deal

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 146: John W. WhitakerAdd to your cart.

Race relations - Welfare - Causes of the Depression - Hoover days and Valmoore years - Depression era politics - Living conditions in 20s, 30s, and 40s - Bulding railroads - Roosevelt's New Deal programs

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Folder 147: Jessie WilkersonAdd to your cart.

Farm life during the Depression - Raising and growing your own food - Food preservation - Farm chores - Role of women during the Depression - Homemade clothing - Holiday celebrations - Leisure activities - Transportation - Medical care in the 30s - Effect of the Depression on families

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Folder 148: Thelma WilliamsAdd to your cart.

Farm life during the Depression - Earning money in the 30s - Housing and living conditions - Raising and growing  food - Transportation - Religion in the 30s - Food preparation - Leisure activities during the Depression

Transcript available

Folder 149: Dorothy H. WilliamsonAdd to your cart.

Transportation - Sharecroppers - Living and housing conditions - Medical care in the 30s - School life in the Depression - Food preservation - Social events - KKK's law

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DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 150: William Drawdy WillisAdd to your cart.

Personal experiences - School and college life - Finances - Memories of Roosevelt and Hoover - Food - Medical care - Teacher's salaries and life - Means of transportation

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Folder 151: Ava N. WitherspoonAdd to your cart.

Responsibilities around the farm - Jobs in the community - Valdosta in the 30s - Entertainment during the Depression - Religion in the 30s - School life - Providing food - Homemade clothing - Medical care - Community cohesion - View on the 30s

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Folder 152: Louise T. WoellertAdd to your cart.

School life - Chores around the house for children - Leisure activities - Medical care and home remedies during the Depression - Religion in the 30s

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Folder 153: Mabel Jones WolinskiAdd to your cart.

School and college life during the Depression - Healthcare in the 30s - Religion - Working for the railroad - A woman's daily life around the house - Living and house conditions

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Folder 154: Vera Mae WriceAdd to your cart.

Family History and jobs - Education in the Depression - Religion in the 30s - Rationing and food checks - Effect of the Depression on the family - Medical care during the Depression

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Folder 155: Ione H. WrightAdd to your cart.

Housing and living conditions - Growing and providing food - School life during the Depression - Work as a teacher - Farm life during the Depression - Leisure activities - Health facilities in the 30s

Transcript available

Folder 156: Coy E. YoumansAdd to your cart.

School life during the Depression - Producing and providing food - Church life in the 30s - Farm life - Living expenses during the Depression

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.
Folder 157: Marion David YoungAdd to your cart.

Life during the Depression - Employing colored people - School life in the 1920s and 1930s - Opinion that Roosevelt was a good president for the people - Owning a store during the Depression - Roosevelt's work programs

Transcript available

Folder 158: Lawrence E. Zipperer, Sr.Add to your cart.

Growing up in the Depression - Chores for children - School - Growing food - Time in the Service

Transcript available

DVD 1Add to your cart.

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