Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 2
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Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 2

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  • SLAVE NARRATIVES
  • A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
    • TYPEWRITTEN RECORDS PREPARED BY THE FEDERAL WRITERS' PROJECT 1936-1938 ASSEMBLED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PROJECT WORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SPONSORED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
  • VOLUME II
  • ARKANSAS NARRATIVES
  • PART 2
    • Prepared by the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Arkansas
  • INFORMANTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Frank Cannon      R.F.D., two miles, Palestine, Arkansas Age: 77
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person Interviewed: Zenie Cauley      1000 Louisiana      Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 78 [-- 7 1938]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Liney Chambers, Brinkley, Arkansas Age:
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Willie Buck Charleston, Jr., Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lewis Chase; Des Arc, Arkansas Age: 90?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Katherine Clay, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 69
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Maria Sutton Clemments, DeValls Bluff, Ark. Age: Between 85 and 90 years
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Maria Sutton Clements, De Valls Bluff, Ark. Age: Between 85 and 90
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Maria Sutton Clements      De Valls Bluff, Arkansas Age: [Dec 31 1937]
    • Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Person Interviewed: Fannie Clemons      940 N. Washington      El Dorado, Ark. Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Watt McKinney Person interviewed: Joe Clinton, Route 2, Marvell, Arkansas Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Betty Coleman      1112-1/2 Indiana Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80 Occupation: Cotton Picker [Dec 31 1937]
    • Interviewer: Thomas Elmore Lucy Person interviewed: Lucy Cotton      Russellville, Arkansas Age: 72 [Jan 7 1938]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: T.W. Cotton, Helena, Arkansas Age: 80 [May 11 1938]
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Ellen Cragin      815-1/2 Arch Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: Around 80 or more [May 31 1939]
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Sallie Crane      See first paragraph in interviewer's comment      for residences Age: 90, or more
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Isaac Crawford      Brinkley, Ark. Age: 75
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mary Crosby      1216 Oak Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76
    • [HW: (COPY)] El Dorado Division FOLKLORE SUBJECTS (Ex-Slave) Mrs. Mildred Thompson Federal Writers' Project Union County, Arkansas. [TR: Hand dated Nov. 6, 1936] [TR: Ellen Crowley]
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Richard Crump      1801 Gaines Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 82
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Carol Graham, El Dorado Division Person interviewed: Zenia Culp Age: Over 80 [Jan 29 1938]
    • Texarkana District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Mrs. W.M. Ball Subject: Anecdotes Story: Information given by: Albert Cummins Place of Residence: Laurel St., Texarkana, Ark. Occupation: None (Ex-Slave) Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Betty Curlett, Hazen, Arkansas Age: 66 [-- -- 1938]
    • Little Rock District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Irene Robertson [HW: Yankees Stole Food] Subject: History—Slavery Days Subject: Musical Instrument Story:—Information [TR: hand dated 11-14-36] This information given by: Betty Curlett Place of Residence: Hazen, Arkansas Occupation: Washwoman Age: 67
    • Circumstances of Interview STATE—Arkansas NAME OF WORKER—Samuel S. Taylor ADDRESS—Little Rock, Arkansas DATE—December, 1938 SUBJECT—Ex-Slave
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Lyttleton Dandridge      2800 W. Tenth Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Ella Daniels      1223 W. Eleventh Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 74, or over
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mary Allen Darrow, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Alice Davis      1700 Vaugine Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Charlie Davis      100 North Plum, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Watt McKinney Person Interviewed: D. Davis      R.F.D., six miles north of Marvell, Arkansas Age: 85
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: James Davis      1112 Indiana St. (owner), Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 96 Occupation: Cotton farmer
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Jim Davis      1112 Indiana Street      Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 98
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Subject: Slavery Time Songs Subject: Superstitions Story:—Information This information given by: Jim Davis Place of residence: 1112 Indiana Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Occupation: None Age: 98
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Jeff Davis      1100 Texas Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 85 [May 31 1938]
    • Interviewer: Watt McKinney Person interviewed: Jeff Davis      R.F.D. five miles south, Marvell, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Jordan Davis      306 Cypress Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 86
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mary Jane Drucilla Davis      1612 W. Barraque, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Minerva Davis, Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 56
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Rosetta Davis, Marianna, Arkansas Age: 55
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Virginia (Jennie) Davis      Scott Street, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 45 or 47
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Subject: Ex-Slaves Story:—Information This information given by: Winnie Davis (C) Place of residence: 304 E. Twenty-First Street      Pine Bluff, Arkansas Occupation: None Age: 100
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Leroy Day (c) Age: 80 Home: 123 N. Walnut Street, Pine Bluff, Ark.
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Hammett Dell, Brasfield, Arkansas Age: 90 [-- -- 1937]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: James Dickey, Marianna, Arkansas Age: 68 [May 31 1939]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Benjamin Diggs      420 N. Cypress, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Katie Dillon      307 Hazel Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 82 [Dec 31 1937]
    • El Dorado District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS [HW: Customs] Name of Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Subject: Customs—Slavery Days [Nov 30 1936] This information given by: Alice Dixon Place of Residence: Rock Island quarters Occupation: None Age: 80 (approx)
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Luke D. Dixon      DeValls Bluff, Ark. Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Martha Ann Dixon (mulatto)      DeValls Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Railroad Dockery      1103 Short 13th, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Irene Robertson Subject: Ex-slave Information given by: Callie Donalson, Biscoe, Arkansas
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Charles Green Dortch      804 Victory Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 81
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Fannie Dorum      423 W. Twenty-Fourth Street      North Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 94
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Silas Dothrum      1419 Pulaski Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 82 or 83 Occupation: Field hand, general work [May 31 1939]
    • Interviewer: Pernella M. Anderson Person interviewed: Sarah Douglas      Route 2, Box 19-A, El Dorado, Arkansas Age: 82?
    • Interviewer: Carol Graham Subject: Ex-slaves Information given by: Sarah Douglas, El Dorado, Arkansas
    • Interviewer: Pernella M. Anderson Person interviewed: Tom Douglas      Route 2, Box 19-A, El Dorado, Arkansas Age: 91
    • [HW: Regrets End of Slavery] OLD SLAVE STORIES [TR: Sarah and Tom Douglas]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Carol Graham Person interviewed: Tom & Sarah Douglas Resident: El Dorado, Arkansas Age: 90 and 83
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Sebert Douglas      610 Catalpa Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 82
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Henry Doyl, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: Will be 74 Feb. 2, 1938
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Willie Doyld (male), Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 78 [-- -- 1938]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Wade Dudley, Moro, Ark. Age: 73
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Isabella Duke      Little Rock, Arkansas (towards Benton)      Visiting in Hazen Age: 62
    • Interviewer: Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: "Wash" Dukes      2217 E. Barraque      Pine Bluff, Ark. Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lizzie Dunn, Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 88
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Nellie Dunne      3900 W. Sixth Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 78
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: William L. Dunwoody      2116 W. 24th Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: About 98
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Lucius Edwards Age: 72
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person Interviewed: John Elliott Age: 80 Home: South Border (property of brother's estate)
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Carol Graham Person interviewed: Millie Evans Age:
    • El Dorado District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Subjects: Customs related to Slavery Time [HW: Ex Slave Story] Subject: Food—Particular foods typical and characteristic of certain      localities and certain people (negroes) [Nov 6 1936] This information given by: Millie Evans (Negroes pronounce it Irvins) Place of Residence: By Missouri Pacific Track near MOP Shops Occupation: None Age: 87
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person Interviewed: Mose Evans Home: 451 Walnut Aged: 76
    • Interviewer: S.S. Taylor Person interviewed: Rachel Fairley      1600 Brown St.      Little Rock, Ark. Age: 75 Occupation: General Housework [Jan 23 1938]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Pauline Fakes, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mattie Fannen, Forrest City, Arkansas Age: 87
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person Interviewed: Robert Farmer      1612 Battery Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 84
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person Interviewed: Mrs. Lou Fergusson Aged: 91 Home: With daughter Mrs. Peach Sinclair, Wade Street. [Jan 29 1938]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Jennie Ferrell, West Memphis, Arkansas Age: 65
    • Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Person interviewed: Frank Fikes, El Dorado, Arkansas Age: About 88
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: J.E. Filer, Marianna, Arkansas Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Subject: Ex-slavery [May 11 1938] Person Interviewed: Orleans Finger      Negro (Apparently octoroon or quadroon) Address: 2804 West Fifteenth Street, Little Rock, Arkansas. Occupation: Formerly field hand and housekeeper Age: 79
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Molly Finley, Honey Creek      3-1/2 miles from Mesa, Arkansas Age: Born 1865
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Fanny Finney, Brinkley, Arkansas Age: 74 plus
    • Interviewer: Zillah Cross Peel Information given by: "Gate-eye" Fisher Residence: Washington County, Arkansas
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person Interviewed: Ellen Fitzgerald      Brinkley, Ark. Age: 74
    • Interviewer: Mary D. Hudgins Person Interviewed: Henry Fitzhugh Aged: 90 Home: Rooms at 209 Walnut Street
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Mary Flagg      1601 Georgia Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 89
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Zillah Cross Peel Person interviewed: Doc Flowers Age: 85? Home: Lincoln, Arkansas
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Frances Fluker, Edmondson, Arkansas Age: 77 [May 11 1938]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Ida May Fluker      Route 6, Box 80, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 83
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Wash Ford, Des Arc, Arkansas Age: 73 or 75?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Wash Ford, Des Arc, Ark. Age: 75?
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Judia Fortenberry      712 Arch Street, Little Rock, Arkansas Age: 75 Occupation: Field hand [May 21 1938]
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Emma Foster      1200 N. Magnolia, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 80
    • Name of interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Subject: Birthmarks Story:—Information This information given by: Emma Foster (C) Place of residence: 1200 N. Magnolia Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Occupation: Laundress Age: 80
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Ira Foster      2000 W. Eureka Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 76
    • FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Subject: Songs of Pre-War Days Story:—Information This information given by: Ira Foster Place of residence: 2000 W. Eureka, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Occupation: None Age: 76
    • Interviewer: Samuel S. Taylor Person interviewed: Leonard Franklin      Temporary: 301 Ridgeway, Little Rock, Arkansas      Permanent: Warren, Arkansas Age: 70
    • Interviewer: Mrs. Bernice Bowden Person interviewed: Eliza Frazier      2003 Saracen Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas Age: 88?
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mary Frazier, near Biscoe, Arkansas Age: 60
    • El Dorado District FOLKLORE SUBJECTS Name of Interviewer: Pernella Anderson Subject: TALES OF SLAVERY DAYS Story:—Information [Feb 6 1937] This information given by: Tyler Frazier Place of Residence: Ouachita County Occupation: Domestic Age: 75
    • Interviewer: Beulah Sherwood Hagg Person interviewed: Aunt Mittie Freeman Aged: 86 Home: 320 Elm St., North Little Rock. In home of granddaughter. [Aug 27 1937]
    • Interviewer: Miss Irene Robertson Person interviewed: Mattie Fritz, Clarendon, Arkansas Age: 79
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