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Myron House oral history collection

 Collection
Identifier: LH-0078

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of the recordings are oral history interviews conducted by Myron W. House, former Special Collections Librarian in Ingram Library, University of West Georgia, from 1980 to 2006. The interviews deal predominantly with the history of West Georgia College and surrounding communities in Carroll County and Douglas County, including the cities of Carrollton, Villa Rica, Bowden, and Bremen. Interviewees reflect on various aspects of their lives and local history. Some speak about their time at West Georgia College either as a student, faculty or staff. Other topics include the Great Depression, the development of Carroll County, the A&M School, and their family history. A majority of the interviews were conducted in the 1980s.

Another group of the recordings are talks given by various individuals at the Carroll County Historical Society and the Carroll County Genealogical Society. The topics for these speeches range from "Copying, Restoration and Care of Old Photographs" to "Burned Courthouses in Georgia."

This collection also contains several recordings of Sacred Harp music. Recordings were made at Holy Springs Primitive Baptist Church, Berea College, and Chattahoochee Convention by the Sea Island Singers, Continental Harmony, Berea College Choir and Vermont Harmony.

Dates

  • 1942-2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to the public; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

A small selection of oral history interviewees transferred rights to the University of West Georgia. The bulk of the collection is copyright unknown. In those cases, copyright as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.

Extent

5.02 Linear feet (14 boxes)

Overview

This collection contains 187 cassette tapes, 31 compact discs, 9 VHS tapes, and six paper transcripts. The recordings are oral history interviews, speeches, and musical instruction and performances.

Arrangement note

Arranged in four series: 1. Cassettes; 2. Compact Discs; 3. VHS Tapes; 4. Transcripts.

Items are numbered by recording as OH dash number. Numbering is occasionally inconsistent and may indicate a missing item or a skipped number.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The bulk of the recordings were made by Myron W. House, former Special Collections Librarian in Ingram Library. The origin of other recordings is unknown.

Processing Information note

Processed by by Toni Alexander in March 2013
Title
Guide to the Myron House oral history collection LH-0078
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Written by Toni Alexander in March 2013
Date
© 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Description is in English
Sponsor
Finding aid converted with funds from a UWG FY14 Presidential Assistance Grant.

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States