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James City County Oral History Collection, 1983-1986

James City County Oral History Collection, 1983-1986
Mss. Acc. 1989.29A and 1993.55, 2010.231
7.0 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents

The James City County Oral History Collection holds two copies of transcripts and one corresponding cassette tapes of the Oral History Project directed by Robinette Fitzsimmon of the James City County Historical Commission. The collections includes interviews of residents of James City County, the City of Williamsburg, and York County, Virginia.  Topics range from education to farming to Eastern State Hospital.  Time periods covered begin with family memories from the Revolutionary War to the 1980's.  Many interviewees were born in late 1800's to early 1900's.

Swem Library did not receive all the cassette tapes or transcripts as listed on the JCC Historical Commission Accession system.  These interviews were either never done or not received by Swem Library's Special Collections Research Center.

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Numerical order by numbers assigned by JCC Historical Commission.
James City County Historical Commission
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation--History
Education--Virginia--Williamsburg--19th century
James City County (Va.)--Biography
James City County (Va.)--History
James City County (Va.)--History--19th century
Oral histories
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Williamsburg (Va.)--Biography
Williamsburg (Va.)--History
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--18th century
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
York County (Va.)--Biography
York County (Va.)--History
York County (Va.)--History--19th century

Detailed Description

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Administrative Information

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.
Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.
Acquisition Note
 Source: JCC Historic Commission via Williamsburg Historic Records Association (1993) and Patrick Golden, WJCC Public Library (2010).
Gifts in 1989, 1993 and 2010.
Related Materials
Audiocassettes from this collection have been moved to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection.
Related Publications
Tales from James City County, Virginia Oral Histories, 1993.
Preferred Citation
James City County Oral History Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Finding Aid Revisions:
Subject and participant (alphabetical and numerical) indices added to finding aid in May 2011.  Transcriptions combined in numerical order by numbers given by the JCC Historical Commisson.
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