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Box 1: Interviews conducted by Charles Williamson

1:1 Mrs. Ollie Adkins, May 22, 1973 (memories of early life Wyoming Co)
1:2 Mrs. Ella Pauline Best, Dec. 16, 1973 (childhood Christmas memories)
1:3 Claude L. Board, Sept. 24, 1970 (member of Lawrence Frankel exercise program)
1:4 Mrs. Callie Barnett, Apr. 13, 1972 (sewing crafts, early life, African-American)
1:5 Mrs. Emma Cam, Mar. 15, 1974 (early life, teacher)
1:6 Mrs. Fannie Cobb Carter, Nov. 10, 1971 (early life, teacher, African-American)
1:7 Mrs. John De Roo, Apr. 12, 1972 (Meals on Wheels program)
1:8 Walter T. Ferguson, Jan. 23, 1971 (aide to 7 governors Meadows-Moore, African-American)
1:9 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel B. Fletcher, Nov. 16, 1971 (Cabin Creek Quilts)
1:10 Russel Fluharty, Frank George and Dwight Diller, May 24, 1972 (old time music)
1:11 Mrs. Elizabeth D. Fontaine, Dec. 13, 1973 (childhood Christmas memories)
1:12 Lawrence Frankel, Sept. 22, 1970 (physical fitness, health, exercise program)
1:13 Father Joseph Gilliam, Nov. 16, 1970 (Catholic priest ministering to elderly)
1:14 Mrs. Mattie Leda Given, Dec. 16, 1973 (childhood Christmas memories)
1:15 Laura Bell Hamilton, Dec. 15, 1973 (childhood Christmas memories)
1:16 W. J. Billy Hardbarger, Nov. 9, 1970 (memories of Charleston including Capitol fire)
1:17 Willis Hatfield and Mrs. Easter Kennedy, May 24, 1972 (Hatfield cousins)
1:18 Mrs. Julia Head, Nov. 11, 1972 (early life, African-American)
1:19 Mrs. Mabel A. Johnson, Dec. 12, 1972 (childhood Christmas memories)
1:20 James W. Jones, May 25, 1972? (coal miner, baseball player, African-American)
1:21 Mrs. Mary A. Kimbrough, Dec. 12, 1972 (Malden, teacher, African-American)
1:22 Annie Florence King, Oct. 11, 1973 (early life)
1:23 Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Lawrence, Mar. 13, 1971 (early life)
1:24 Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Campbell Lytle, Sept. 16, 1971 (early life, Cabin Creek during mine wars)
1:25 Mr. R. M. McFarland, July 3, 1971 (teacher)
1:26 Miss Margaret Mankin, July 3, 1971 (teacher, office worker)
1:27 William Judge Martin, May 25, 1972 (early life, miner, African-American)
1:28 John F. Matheus, n.d. (college professor, African-American)
1:29 Mrs. Josphine Marshall Moore, Sept. 17, 1971 (teacher, African-American)
1:30 Mrs. John T. Morgan, Dec. 15, 1973 (childhood Christmas memories)
1:31 Rev. E. Roy Morton, Dec. 12, 1973 (early life, streetcar pullman)
1:32 Harry P. Musser, Aug. 7, 1970 (electrical engineer)
1:33 Ely Marshall Nutter, May 23, 1972? (early life Doddridge Co, sheriff)
1:34 Mrs. Elizabeth A. Patterson, July 3, 1971 (early life, minister’s wife)
1:35 R. F. Patton, Feb. 3, 1972 (early life, merchant)
1:36 Daniel J. Popp, July 8, 1973 (immigrant family, tanner/leather worker)
1:37 Abby Heely Porter, Nov. 11, 1970 (early life)
1:38 Mrs. Katherine Ambler Rabel, n.d.(nurse, sister of Charles H. Ambler)
1:39 Opal Adeline Riddle, n.d. (early life)
1:40 Dr. Leonard Riggleman, Aug. 11, 1970 (Methodist minister, president of Morris Harvey)
1:41 Miss Lucy Saunders, Nov. 7, 1970 (teacher)
1:42 Father Cuthbert Schoeppner, Dec. 12, 1972 (childhood Christmas memories)
1:43 Dr. A. A. Shawkey, Sept. 25, 1970 (early life, physician)
1:44 George Smith, Nov. 16, 1972 (coal miner)
1:45 Mrs. Georgia Surgeon, Jan. 28, 1972 (early life)
1:46 James Thibeault, Jan. 26, 1972 (Cabin Creek Quilts)
1:47 Luther Thomas, July 5, 1971 (early life on Cabin Creek, mine wars)
1:48 Ray Thomas, Nov. 12, 1970 (Union Carbide, work with deaf and blind)
1:49 Alice Watkins, May 24, 1973 (piano player in band, beautician, African-American)
1:50 Harve Webb, Apr. 13, 1972 (early life)
1:51 Mrs. Anna Mae Wood, Dec. 12, 1972 (childhood Christmas memories)
1:52 Mrs. Julia Woodruff, n.d. (McDowell County coal communties, teacher, African-American)
1:53 Correspondence, Charles Williamson on project, 1970-1975


Box 2: Interviews conducted by Dr. Fred Barkey

2:1 Anton “Tony” Alapic, June 4, 1972 (Yugoslavian immigrant, coal miner)
2:2 Richard Anderson, Aug. 15, 1972 (coal miner)
2:3 Mr. and Mrs. Tom Austin, June 22, 1972 (coal miner)
2:4 James Boigese, June 17, 1972 (various jobs including Baldwin-Felts)
2:5 Ernest Brandum, July 8, 1982 (carpenter)
2:6 Effie David, Aug. 7, 1972 (early life)
2:7 George DelForge, June 14, 1973 (glass worker)
2:8 Grover Dotson, July 22, 1972 (store keeper, memories of Mother Jones)
2:9 Wert Evans, n.d. (coal miner, Cabin Creek mine wars)
2:10 Leslie Fernatt, Aug. 3, 1972 (coal miner)
2:11 Maria Fontana, July 23, 1972 (wife of railroad worker and coal miner)
2:12 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hurley, May 12, 1972 (coal miner, Cabin Creek)
2:13 Goldie Jones, July 23, 1972 (coal miner, American Viscose)
2:14 Benjamin Kirk, June 25, 1971 (coal miner)
2:15 E. L. Kirk, Aug. 23, 1973 (coal miner, mine wars)
2:16 Alfred Lavender, July 7, 1972 (union organizer)
2:17 Mary E. Lewis, July 7, 1973 (early life, African-American)
2:18 Nina Mae Lewis, Aug. 15, 1972 (early life, African-American)
2:19 Edgar Micheaux, June 17, 1973 (glass worker)
2:20 Mr. and Mrs. Paul Morel, July 16, 1971 (glass worker)
2:21 Burginesse Morris, July 11, 1972 (teacher)
2:22 D. W. Oxley, July 20, 1972 (store keeper, politics)
2:23 Mitchel Rachid, Apr. 20, 1972 (Lebanese immigrant, merchant)
2:24 Miss Oma Smoot, n.d. (teacher)
2:25 Grace Spaulding, July 11, 1972 (early life, fraternal groups)
2:26 Dave Tamplin, May 24, 1972 (service station, coal company employee)
2:27 Albert C. Wheeler, n.d. (Wheeling stogie or cigar maker)
2:28 Noel Williams, Aug. 17, 1973 (various jobs)


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