Oral History Interview Transcripts Tombigbee Historic Townsites Project. Volume 1 (Interview Numbers 100-102).
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The Tombigbee Historic Townsites Project program in oral history is one aspect of an interdisciplinary research effort in the study of the extinct nineteenth century townsites of Colbert, Barton and Vinton, Mississippi. Oral historical research was conducted in conjunction with archaeological and documentary investigations between October 1979 and August 1980. Research and interviews focused on eastern Clay County and the southern portion of Monroe County, Mississippi in an effort to gather resource data pertaining to lifeways, material culture, social organization, settlement patterns and numerous related topics. The transcriptions in these volumes are the product of the initial phases of data collection and have been processed in a manner designed to make the data accessible to a large audience. Included are biographical sketches of information, transcriptions of taped interviews edited by the interviewers and corrected by the informants, photographs of people and places in the study area, and informations sketch maps and drawings of structures on the townsites. Volume eight countains an index of topics adapted from the Yale Human Relations Area Files Cultural Materials Outline, as well as separate index of persons who appear in the text. Author
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