Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project

Black Women at Virginia Tech Oral History Project

Creator Elaine Dowe Carter, Tamara Kennelly
Description These interviews focus on the entry experience of the individual into the Virginia Tech community and the interviewees’ perceptions of the climate and attitudes within the university community, particularly as pertains to race and gender. The materials in this collection includes cassette tapes, DAT tapes, and transcripts of interviews with some of the first black women students at Virginia Tech (Jacquelyn Butler Blackwell, Marguerite Harper Scott, and Linda Edmunds Turner); Marva Felder Davis, first black homecoming queen; Cheryl Butler McDonald, first black woman in the Corps of Cadets; and Elaine Carter, catalyst of the project and doctoral candidate at Virginia Tech. Interviews were conducted by Elaine Dowe Carter and University Archivist Tamara Kennelly.
Call number Ms95-026
Date from 1995
Date to 2001
Geographic school Blacksburg, VA
Size Unknown
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Access restrictions
Part Of larger collection yes/no no
Larger collection title
Repository Virginia Tech Special Collections
Repository address University Libraries, P.O. Box 90001, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001
Repository contact name Aaron D. Purcell
Repository contact title Director, Special Collections
Repository contact email
Repository contact phone (540) 231-6308
DoveRegion region1
Subjects o    African American students

o    African Americans–Civil rights

o    African Americans–Segregation

o    Public schools

o    Race relations

o    School integration

o    Segregation in higher education

o    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Types Oral History