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Title
James City County Oral History Collection, 1983-1986
ID
Mss. Acc. 1989.29A and 1993.55, 2010.231
Extent
7.0 Cubic Feet
Primary Creator
James City County Historical Commission
Arrangement
Numerical order by numbers assigned by JCC Historical Commission.
Date Acquired
00/00/1993
Forms of Material
Audiocassettes
Languages
English

Restrictions

Access
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.
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Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

Historical Commission of James City County, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Box and Folder Listing


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Series 1: Subject and Participant Indices

Comprehensive Subject Index, Alphabetical index by Participants and Numerical Index (Key Index) by Assigned Participant Numbers.

The subject index lists the numbers assigned by the JCC Historical Commission.  Use these numbers on the numerical index to find the person interviewed.  You may also search alphabetically by participant.

These indices are filed in the front of each box.

Participants Index by Accession Number

84-001                  Judge Robert T. Armistead

84-003                  Ed Belvin

84-004                  Alleyne Blayton

84-005                  Virginia Vaiden Bowen

84-006                  C. Hammond Branch

84-008                  Mary E.Brown

84-009                  Robert Lawrence Caldwell

84-011                  Joseph Hammond Carlton

84-013                  Richard Hughes Carter

84-014                  Dr. Carlton Jerome Casey

84-015                  Thomas Coleman

84-016                  Phillip Cooke

84-017                  Phillip Cooke

84-020                  Ruth Cowles

84-021                  Preston Crump

84-023                  William Cumber

84-025                  Caroline Dozier

84-029                  Jean Etheridge

84-031                  Ethel and Leonard Ford

84-033                  Willard Gilley

84-034                  Leonard Graves

84-035                  Rose Gross

84-036                  Gladys Guy

84-037                  Frances Hamilton

84-038                  Ruth Hankins

84-039                  Clara Harris

84-040                  Rev. Carter Harrison

84-041                  Gracie Lillian Slater Hazelwood

84-042                  Mabel Hazelwood

84-043                  Edna Hockaday

84-046                  Harold Hunt, Sr.

84-047                  Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jenson

84-048                  Sam T. Jones

84-049                  Dr. Janet Kimbrough

84-051                  Herman Kinde, Occupation: Automobile Saleman. Norwegian Families. Norge and Lightfoot.

84-052                  Alexander Lee

84-053                  Harris Lee, Sr.

84-054                  Shirley Payne Low

84-060                  Berit T. Mesarick

84-061                  Doris Wildenburger and Pearl Miller

84-062                  Rev. Junius Moody

84-063                  Mildred Moody

84-066                  Julia Oxrieder

84-068                  Elizabeth Parrilla

84-070                  Catherine Pippin

84-071                  Rev. Thomas Pugh

84-072                  Grace Radcliffe

84-073                  Alma Ransone

84-074                  Arline Richardson

84-077                  Parke Rouse

84-078                  Clara Russell

84-079                  Hattie J. Sasser

84-081                  Lettie Slauson and Lillian Sutton

84-083                  O.M. Smith

84-086                  Edward Stewart

84-087                  Rev. James B. Tabb

84-090                  Stewart Taylor

84-093                  D. Gardiner Tyler

84-097                  George Waltrip

84-100                  Frances Murray White

84-102                  Peggy Zuzma

84-104                  Lydia Gardner

84-109                  Francis Robb

84-111                  Thelma Pederson

84-113                  Imogene Bell

84-114                  John Marcellos and Lawrence Rowe

84-117                  George Farthing

84-118                  David Ware

84-121                  Samuel Nelson Parker

84-124                  Betty Meanly Crenshaw

84-125                  Carra Dillard

85-130                  John Jennings

84-131                  Mildred Layne

84-132                  Maria Mapp

84-136                  Knox Ratcliffe and Harold Radcliffe

84-137                  Nannie Kay Ripley

84-139                  Alice Tudor

84-141                  R.B (Benny). Gilliam

84-142                  Forrest Griffin

84-143                  Wilton Kinnamon

84-144                  A.C. “Pete” Hunt, Sr.

84-147                  Charlie Fields

84-148                  Mrs. Dewey Renick

84-149                  Mrs. Louise Meanley

84-151                  Herman Kinde

84-152                  Louise Herring

84-156                  Willard Epperson

84-157                  Virgie Wickre Newton

                              Walter Owens (no transcript), but 1 cassette tape dated 12/8/87

85-130                  John Jennings

86-001                  Doris Epps

86-002                  Mrs. Paul Grisenauer

Alphabetical List of Participants

Judge Robert T. Armistead      84-001

Imogene Bell      84-113

Ed Belvin      84-003

Alleyne Blayton      84-004

Virginia Vaiden Bowen      84-005

C. Hammond Branch      84-006

Mary E.Brown      84-008

Robert Lawrence Caldwell      84-009

Joseph Hammond Carlton      84-011

Richard Hughes Carter      84-013

Dr. Carlton Jerome Casey      84-014

Thomas Coleman      84-015

Phillip Cooke      84-016, 84-107

Ruth Cowles      84-020

Betty Meanly Crenshaw      84-124

Preston Crump      84-021

William Cumber      84-023

Carra Dillard      84-125

Caroline Dozier    84-025

Willard Epperson      84-156

Doris Epps      86-001

Jean Etheridge      84-029

George Farthing      84-117

Charlie Fields      84-147

Ethel and Leonard Ford      84-031

Lydia Gardner      84-104

Willard Gilley      84-033

R.B (Benny). Gilliam      84-141

Leonard Graves    84-034

Forrest Griffin      84-142

Rose Gross    84-035

Mrs. Paul Grisenauer      86-002

Gladys Guy    84-036

Frances Hamilton      84-037

Ruth Hankins      84-038

Clara Harris      84-039

Rev. Carter Harrison      84-040

Gracie Lillian Slater Hazelwood      84-041

Mabel Hazelwood    84-042

Louise Herring      84-152

Edna Hockaday      84-043

A.C. “Pete” Hunt, Sr.      84-144

Harold Hunt, Sr.      84-046

John Jennings      85-130

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jenson      84-047

Sam T. Jones    84-048

Dr. Janet Kimbrough      84-049

Herman Kinde      84-151

Wilton Kinnamon      84-143

Mildred Layne      84-131

Alexander Lee      84-052

Harris Lee, Sr.      84-053

Shirley Payne Low    84-054

Maria Mapp    84-132

Mrs. Louise Meanley      84-149

Berit T. Mesarick      84-060

Doris Wildenburger and Pearl Miller    84-061

Rev. Junius Moody      84-062

Mildred Moody      84-063

Virgie Wickre Newton      84-157

Walter Owens (no transcript), but 1 cassette tape dated 12/8/87

Julia Oxrieder      84-066

Samuel Nelson Parker      84-121

Elizabeth Parrilla      84-068

Thelma Pederson      84-111

Catherine Pippin      84-070

Rev. Thomas Pugh      84-071

Grace Radcliffe    84-072

Knox Ratcliffe and Harold Radcliffe      84-136

Alma Ransone      84-073

Mrs. Dewey Renick      84-148

Nannie Kay Ripley      84-137

Arline Richardson      84-074

Francis Robb      84-109

Parke Rouse      84-077

John Marcellos and Lawrence Rowe      84-114

Clara Russell      84-078

Hattie J. Sasser      84-079

Lettie Slauson and Lillian Sutton    84-081

O.M. Smith      84-083

Edward Stewart      84-086

Rev. James B. Tabb      84-087

Stewart Taylor      84-090

Alice Tudor      84-139

D. Gardiner Tyler      84-093

George Waltrip      84-097

David Ware    84-118

Frances Murray White      84-100

Peggy Zuzma      84-102

 

Subject Index

A

Archaelogy    001, 100

Architecture  013

Aviation          003

B

Barhamsville047, 074, 090

Black/White relations          84-:  004, 013, 014, 016, 017, 023, 031, 035, 036, 038, 043, 047, 048, 049, 052, 053, 054, 061, 062, 063, 066, 068, 071, 072, 074, 077, 078, 079, 081, 083, 087, 097, 100, 102, 104, 109, 111, 113, 114, 118, 121, 125, 131, 132, 136, 137, 141, 142, 148, 151, 174, 86-001

 

Business, Barhamsville      074

Business, Centerville          132

Business, Croaker    031

Business, Diascund041, 043

Business, Five Forks            84-102

Business, Grove      052, 087, 131

Business, Lightfoot  061

Business, Norge      037, 047, 151

Business, Williamsburg      003, 008, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 021, 024, 034, 038, 040, 052, 053, 054, 073, 096, 066, 068, 077, 078, 097, 109, 111, 114, 117, 121, 131, 132, 142, 143, 156, 86-001,

C

Christmas      004, 014, 017, 020, 031, 033, 037, 041, 043, 047, 048, 049, 052, 054, 60, 061, 063, 068, 073, 074, 078, 087, 102, 114, 118, 132, 137, 148, 151, 174,

Civil War        001, 006, 021, 033, 036, 038, 040, 043, 048, 053, 063, 072, 074, 078, 081, 083, 086, 100, 102, 111, 117, 118, 125, 130, 132, 136, 151, 174

Courts            001, 017, 052, 090, 093, 117, 130, 174

Crime  001, 021, 025, 021, 036, 052, 053, 063, 073, 097, 111, 132, 141, 142, 152, 148, 86-001

Croaker          017, 031, 038, 047, 117, 121, 130, 136, 137, 151, 86-001

D

Depression    001, 003, 004, 006, 008, 009, 013, 014, 016, 017, 021, 029, 031, 033, 034, 036, 037, 041, 043, 046, 047, 048, 049, 052, 061, 062, 063, 066, 068, 072, 073, 074, 078, 081, 086, 090, 109, 111, 118, 121, 125, 130, 132, 137, 139, 142, 143, 148

Diascund        020, 041, 043

Disaster          031, 038, 041, 046, 048, 053, 063, 066, 074, 081, 083, 086, 097, 102, 104, 130, 139, 148

E

Economy        006, 014, 017, 020, 021, 025, 033, 034, 035, 036, 038, 040, 041, 043, 048, 052, 053, 061, 062, 063, 066, 068, 072, 073, 074, 077, 078, 081, 086, 087, 090, 097, 102, 109, 114, 117, 118, 121, 125, 130, 131, 132, 136, 137, 139, 141, 142, 143, 148, 156, 174, 86-001

Education      001, 004, 005, 006, 008, 009, 011, 013, 014, 016, 017, 020, 021, 023, 029, 031, 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 040, 041, 043, 046, 047, 048, 049, 052, 053, 054, 060, 061, 062, 063, 068, 071, 072, 073, 074, 077, 078, 081, 083, 086, 087, 090, 093, 097, 102, 104, 109, 111, 114, 117, 118, 121, 125, 130, 131, 132, 136, 137, 139, 141, 142, 143, 148, 156, 174

Ewell  84-046

F

Family Life    004, 005, 006, 008, 011, 013, 014, 016, 017, 020, 021, 023, 029, 031, 033, 034, 035, 036, 037, 038, 040, 041, 043, 046, 047, 048, 049, 052, 053, 054, 060, 061, 062, 063, 066, 068, 071, 072, 073, 074, 077, 078, 081, 083, 086, 087, 090, 093, 097, 102, 104, 109, 111, 114, 117, 118, 121, 125, 130, 131, 132, 136, 137, 139, 141, 142, 143, 148, 151, 156, 174, 86-001

Farming          001, 005, 006, 008, 009, 011, 013, 014, 020, 021, 025, 031, 033, 035, 038, 041, 043, 044, 047, 048, 052, 053, 060, 061, 062, 066, 068, 072, 073, 074, 078, 081, 083, 086, 087, 090, 097, 100, 102, 104, 109, 111, 114, 118, 130, 132, 136, 139, 142, 148, 151, 156, 174

Fishing          001, 031, 038, 043, 047, 048, 053, 078, 081, 083, 087, 090, 097, 102, 109, 114, 136

Five Forks      097, 100, 102, 114, 132, 151

G

Government  001, 006, 009, 011, 013, 017, 033, 034, 046, 049, 052, 053, 054, 062, 072, 077, 090, 118, 139

Grove    001, 017, 035, 052, 053, 062, 072, 078, 087, 131, 136, 139, 156

Growth          001, 004, 005, 008, 009, 011, 013, 015, 016, 017, 020, 033, 034, 036, 041, 060, 062, 066, 071, 073, 077, 087, 097, 125, 130, 139, 141, 86-001

H

Hunting          001, 020, 048, 083, 102, 109, 114, 130, 141, 142, 156

J

James City County  013

Jamestown    001, 003, 005, 017, 020, 033, 034, 036, 040, 049, 054, 060, 078, 081, 083, 093, 097, 100, 102, 111, 114, 132, 139, 141

L

Lanexa            011, 038, 043

Lightfoot        001, 020, 036, 046, 047, 061, 074, 109, 117, 132, 141, 142, 148, 151

Lumbering    005, 006, 020, 035, 038, 046, 048, 074, 102, 117, 130, 132, 143, 151

M

Medicine        004, 006, 008, 009, 013, 014, 016, 020, 121, 029, 034, 038, 041, 043, 046, 048, 049, 052, 078, 083, 086, 087, 102, 104, 111, 113, 114, 125, 130, 132, 148

N

Norge001, 006, 013, 020, 031, 034, 035, 036, 037, 046, 047, 061, 063, 097, 117, 139, 151, 86-001

R

Recreation    001, 003, 004, 006, 008, 009, 011, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 020, 021, 023, 025, 029, 031, 033, 034, 035, 036, 041, 043, 046, 047, 049, 052, 053, 054, 060, 061, 062, 063, 066, 068, 073, 074, 077, 078, 081, 087, 090, 093, 097, 102, 104, 109, 111, 113, 114, 117, 121, 125, 130, 131, 132, 137, 139, 141, 142, 143, 148, 151, 156, 86-001

Religion          001, 004, 006, 009, 011, 013, 014, 017, 020, 021, 035, 038, 040, 041, 043, 046, 047, 048, 052, 053, 061, 062, 066, 071, 073, 074, 077, 079, 081, 083, 086, 087, 093, 102, 109, 111, 118, 121, 132, 137, 143, 151

Revolutionary War    001, 038, 040, 078, 081, 083, 100, 118, 125, 130, 139, 141, 151

S

Shipping        005, 006, 043, 046, 048, 078, 081, 097, 100, 102, 114, 118, 141, 143, 156

Social Life      004, 034, 036, 037, 041, 109, 113

Superstitions004, 008, 013, 016, 017, 021, 038, 048, 049, 087, 090, 102, 111, 114, 130, 132

T

Toano001, 005, 009, 021, 025, 031, 034, 036, 038, 040, 041, 043, 046, 047, 048, 061, 063, 074, 090, 109, 118, 130, 142, 148, 151, 86-001

Traditions      013, 017

Transportation          001, 003, 004, 006, 008, 009, 011, 014, 015, 017, 020, 021, 029, 031, 033, 034, 038, 040, 041, 043, 046, 047, 048, 049, 052, 053, 060, 061, 062, 063, 066, 068, 072, 073, 074, 077, 078, 081, 086, 087, 093, 097, 102, 109, 111, 114, 117, 118, 121, 125, 130, 131, 132, 136, 137, 139, 141, 142, 143, 148, 151, 156, 174, 86-001

W

Williamsburg001, 003, 005, 008, 009, 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 021, 023, 029, 034, 036, 040, 046, 049, 053, 054, 060, 061, 066, 073, 077, 078, 079, 090, 093, 104, 109, 111, 113, 117, 121, 125, 131, 132, 139, 142, 143, 156, 86-001

World War I    020, 021, 029, 038, 041, 046, 047, 048, 054, 061, 063, 072, 081, 086, 097, 100, 102, 104, 111, 118, 125, 139, 148, 151, 156, 157

World War II  001, 003, 009, 013, 017, 020, 023, 025, 029, 033, 035, 037, 038, 043, 046, 047, 052, 053, 060, 061, 063, 066, 081, 083, 087, 102, 109, 111, 117, 118, 121, 132, 141, 151

Series 2: Oral History Interview Transcriptions
Each folder includes a typed transcription of the cassette tape, often with a handwritten copy and/or changes made later by the interviewee. An index, with page numbers, of subjects covered in the interviews is included, plus a form with biographical information about the interviewee. There is a signed Release Form at the back of each folder. The transcriptions are filed in numerical order.
Box 1
Folder 1: Judge Robert T. Armistead 84-001, 1984
Occupation:  Judge.  Regarding local government, courts, physical changes, tours, depression, education at Matthew Whaley, recreation, homes and law enforcement.
Folder 2: Ed Belvin 84-003, 1984
Folder 3: Alleyne Blayton  84-004, 1984
Occupation:  Retired Educator.
Folder 4: Virginia Vaiden Bowen 84-005, 1984
Occupation:  Housewife, Bookkeeper.
Folder 5: C. Hammond Branch 84-006, 1984
Occupation:  Farmer.  Toano.
Folder 6: Mary E.Brown 84-008, 1984
Bruton Heights School, Colonial Williamsburg and more.
Folder 7: Robert Lawrence Caldwell 84-009, 1984
Occupation:  Physician at Eastern State Hospital.
Folder 8: Joseph Hammond Carlton 84-011, 1984
Hotel Felix, Toano and more.
Folder 9: Richard Hughes Carter 84-013, 1984
Occupation:  Retired Clergyman and Museum Historical Teacher, Colonial Williamsburg Supervisor of Training.  Williamsburg.
Folder 10: Dr. Carlton Jerome Casey 84-014, 1984
Occupation:  Physician.
Folder 11: Thomas Coleman 84-015, 1984
Occupation:  Waiter.
Folder 12: Phillip Cooke 84-016, 1984
Occupation:  Worked at Western Union, and William and Mary. Black History. Bruton High School.
Folder 13: Phillip Cooke, 84-017, 1984
Folder 14: Ruth Cowles 84-020, 1984
Occupation:  Organist and Choir Director of Mt. Vernon Methodist Church.  Born in Lightfoot, lived in Toano.
Folder 15: Preston Crump    84-021, 1984
Williamsburg. Crump’s Hotel.  Civil War. Black History.
Folder 16: William Cumber    84-023, 1984
Occupation:  Cook for W&M College Presidents, in charge of Officers’ Club at Camp Peary.
Folder 17: Jean Etheridge 84-029, 1984
Occupation:  Principal of Mathew Whaley.
Folder 18: Caroline Dozier 84-025, 1984
Occupation:  Home Owner.  Lived in Toano.
Folder 19: Ethel and Leonard Ford 84-031, 1984
Croaker.  Norge in the 1950’s.  Lutheran Church.
Folder 20: Willard Gilley 84-033, 1984
Occupation:  Milk Distributor.  Family moved to JCC in  1905.  He was born on Neck-o-land Road.
Folder 21: Leonard Graves 84-034, 1984
Occupation:  Frazier-Graves Co., Inc., Men’s Cothing Store on Duke of Gloucester Street.
Folder 22: Rose Gross 84-035, 1984
Moved to Williamsburg in 1903.  General Williamsburg history and changes.
Folder 23: Gladys Guy 84-036, 1984
Father, Mr. Bennett, a faculty member at William and Mary and Superintendent of Williamsburg’s Public Schools.  Born 1898.
Folder 24: Frances Hamilton 84-037, 1984
Occupation:  Retired U.S. Postal Clerk. Lived in Norge. Norwegian Families.
Folder 25: Ruth Hankins 84-038, 1984
Occupation:  Math Teacher and Housewife. Family were farmers in Toano.  Born 1898.
Folder 26: Clara Harris 84-039, 1984
Early days in Williamsburg and James City County.  Family from Williamsburg area for many generations.  Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Folder 27: Rev. Carter Harrison 84-040, 1984
Attended William and Mary 1920-1923. Rector of Hickory Neck as a young man. Harrison Family.  Carter’s Grove.
Folder 28: Gracie Lillian Slater Hazelwood 84-041, 1984
Her youth in Williamsburg.
Folder 29: Mabel Hazelwood 84-042, 1984
Moved to James City County in 1908. Old Academy School. Toano area.
Folder 30: Edna Hockaday 84-043, 1984
Occupation:  Teacher at Diascund School. Born 1901 in James City County near New Kent County line.  Education.
Box 2
Folder 1: Harold Hunt, Sr. 84-046, 1984
Occupation:  Farmer.  Norge.  Moved to Hill Pleasant Farm in 1912 and to Norge in 1904.
Folder 2: Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jenson 84-047, 1984
Occupation:  Mr. Jenson was a Rural Mail Carrier and his wife a housewife.  Born 1890’s. Lived in Norge. Norwegian Families.
Folder 3: Sam T. Jones 84-048, 1984
Occupation:  Handyman.  Born1905. Toano. Chickahominy Road.
Folder 4: Dr. Janet Kimbrough, 84-049, 1984
Moved to Williamsburg in 1906.  Childhood in Williamsburg.
Folder 5: Herman Kinde, 84-051, 1984
Occupation:  Automobile Saleman. Norwegian Families.  Norge and Lightfoot.
Folder 6: Alexander Lee 84-052, 1984
Naval Weapons Station.  York County. Black History.
Folder 7: Harris Lee, Sr. 84-053, 1984
Grove. Naval Weapons Station.  Black History.  Civil War.
Folder 8: Shirley Payne Low 84-054, 1984
Occupation:  Teacher, Training Supervisor for Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, author and more. Williamsburg in 1950’s.
Folder 9: Berit T. Mesarick 84-060, 1984
Norwegian Families. Norway. Moved to Williamsburg area in early 1970's.
Folder 10: Doris Wildenberger and Pearl Miller 84-061, 1984
Lightfoot. Norge. Norwegian Families.
Folder 11: Rev. Junius Moody 84-062, 1984
Occupation:  Minister and School Teacher. Born in 1903.  Arrived in James City County in 1925.  Black History.
Folder 12: Mildred Moody 84-063, 1984
Toano.  Born 1906.
Folder 13: Julia Oxrieder 84-066, 1984
Occupation:  Mathematician.  Father was Dean of William and Mary Law School. Born 1925.
Folder 14: Elizabeth Parrilla 84-068, 1984
Occupation:  Sweet Baker at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  Born 1903. Black History.
Folder 15: Catherine Pippin 84-070, 1984
1940’s and 1950’s memories of Williamsburg.
Folder 16: Rev. Thomas Pugh 84-071, 1984
Occupation:  Baptist Minister.  Moved to Williamsburg in 1952.
Folder 17: Grace Radcliffe 84-072, 1984
Grove. York County.  Naval Weapons Station.  Black History.  Sacalis Family.
Folder 18: Alma Ransone 84-073, 1984
Moved to Williamsburg about 1925.  Burns Lane.
Folder 19: Arline Richardson 84-074, 1984
Occupation:  Teacher.  Born about 1900. Barhamsville.
Folder 20: Parke Rouse 84-077, 1984
Occupation:  Museum Director, writer.  Born 1915.  Moved to Williamsburg in 1951.
Folder 21: Clara Russell 84-078, 1984
Born 1893 in James City County.  Carter’s Grove.  Booth Family.
Folder 22: Hattie J. Sasser 84-079, 1984
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Black History.
Folder 23: Lettie Slauson and Lillian Sutton 84-081, 1984
Williamsburg in 1920’s and 1930’s and later.
Folder 24: O.M. Smith 84-083, 1984
Moved to Williamsburg in 1943. James City County Bible and Agriculture Training School
Folder 25: Edward Stewart 84-086, 1984
Barhamsville.  New Kent. Born about 1900.
Folder 26: Rev. James B. Tabb 84-087, 1984
Occupation:  Pastor.  Born 1926.  Camp Peary.  Black History.
Folder 27: Stewart Taylor 84-090, 1984
Occupation:  Farmer.  Born 1915 in James City County.  Civil War.  Toano. New Kent.
Folder 28: D. Gardiner Tyler 84-93, 1984
Occupation:  Attorney.  Born 1899 at Sherwood Forest”  New Kent County. Williamsburg in early 1900’s.
Folder 29: George Waltrip 84-097, 1984
Born 1919 in James City County. Carter’s Grove. Lake Powell.
Folder 30: Frances Murray White 84-100, 1984
Born 1928. 18th Century.  Property ownership in James City County.
Box 3
Folder 1: Peggy Zuzma 84-102, 1984
Waltrip Family. Born 1921 in Five Forks. James City County.
Folder 2: Lydia Gardner 84-104, 1984
Occupation:  Housewife.  Grew up on Nicholson Street in Williamsburg.
Folder 3: Frances Robb 84-109, 1984
Father went to William and Mary and was Professor/Chair of Chemistry Department.  Born in 1928.  Chandler Court.  Bruton Parish.
Folder 4: Thelma Pederson 84-111, 1984
Dore Family. Peacock Hill.  Early 1900’s.
Folder 5: Imogene Bell, 84-113
Wife of Dr. Baxter Bell of Bell Hospital Talks of Eastern State, Bell Hospital and more. Occupation: Nurse.
Folder 6: John Marcellos and Lawrence Rowe 84-114, 1984
Born early 1900s.  Jamestown Island. Hickory Signpost Road. Black History.
Folder 7: George Farthing 84-117, 1984
Growing up in Williamsburg area.
Folder 8: David Ware 84-118, 1984
Occupation:  Real Estate, Lumber. Born 1916 in James City County at Windsor Castle. Mayflower descendant of Francis Eaton.  Toano.  Forge Road. Burnt Ordinary.  Farming.
Folder 9: Samuel Nelson Parker 84-121, 1984
Born 1907. York Street.  Black History.
Folder 10: Betty Meanly Crenshaw 84-124, 1984
Family store in Toano. Schools in Toano and Williamsburg, and William and Mary.
Folder 11: Carra Dillard 84-125, 1984
Garrett Family, Father on Faculty at William and Mary.  Born 1898.
Folder 12: Mildred Layne 84-131, 1984
Occupation:  Vice President of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  Born in 1911. Carter’s Grove.  Grove.
Folder 13: Maria Mapp 84-132, 1984
Skipwith Farm.  Farming.  Longhill Road. Early 1900’s.
Folder 14: Knox Ratcliffe and Harold Radcliffe 84-136, 1984
Grove. York County.  Naval Weapons Station.  Black History.
Folder 15: Nannie Kay Ripley 84-137, 1984
Born about 1900.  Moved to JCC in 1920. Farming.
Folder 16: Alice Tudor 84-139, 1984
Occupation:  Teacher.  Moved to Williamsburg in 1918.  Born in 1910.
Folder 17: R.B (Benny) Gilliam 84-141, 1984
Family Occupation: Farmer.  Lived in Kingsmill area, Longhill Road and Camp Peary.
Folder 18: Forrest Griffin 84-142, 1984
Occupation:  Food Purchasing Agent for Colonial Williamsburg.  Family lived in Williamsburg for many generations.
Folder 19: Wilton Kinnamon 84-143, 1984
Occupation:  Owner of Kinnamon’s Garage and Wrecker Service. Born 1913. Came to Williamsburg in 1919.
Folder 20: A.C. “Pete” Hunt, Sr   84-144
Transcript not located.
Folder 21: Charlie Fields 84-147, 1984
Born 1890.  Lived on Chickahominy Road, born in Fluvanna.  Did farm work for Hankins family.
Folder 22: Mrs. Dewey Renick 84-148, 1984
Williamsburg Female Institute. Born about 1900.
Box 4
Folder 1: Mrs. Louise Meanley 84-149, 1984
Occupation:  Teacher.  Toano.  Moved to James City County in 1920.
Folder 2: Louise Herring 84-152, 1984
Norge. Norwegian families.
Folder 3: Willard Epperson 84-156, 1984
Occupation:  Barber. Born in Raleigh Hotel near Williamsburg Inn.
Folder 4: Virgie Wickre Newton 84-157, 1984
Born 1908 in Williamsburg.  Norwegian Families. Wickre Street in Williamsburg.
Folder 5: John Jennings 85-130, 1984
Occupation:  Director Emeritus, Virginia Historical Society.  Born 1916 in Toano. Vaiden family.
Folder 6: Doris Epps 86-001, 1986
Williamsburg.
Folder 7: Mrs. Paul Griesenauer 86-002, 1984
Came to Williamsburg in 1918 with her first husband who was a stave (barrel) sawyer. Mr. Griesenauer was a Potter.
Folder 8: Walter Owens, 1984
No transcript, but one cassette tape.
Folder 9: Tales from James City County, Virginia Oral Histories, 1993
Published by the James City County Historical Commission.  Edited by Nancy Smith Bradshaw.  Acc. 1993.55.
Series 3: Cassette Tapes

The Cassette Tapes series was previously numbered Series 4. The items in this series were transferred to the Manuscripts Audiovisual Collection in 2009.

118 Oral History Cassette Tapes.

Box 3

Cassette Tapes -- Acc. Number -- Number of Cassettes

A

Judge Robert T. Armistead 84-001 1

B

Imogene Bell 84-113 1

Ed Belvin 84-003 2

Alleyne Blayton 84-004 1

Virginia Bowen 84-005 1

C. Hammond Branch 84-006 2

Mary Brown 84-008 1

C

Lawrence Caldwell 84-009 1

Joseph Hammond Carlton 84-011 1

Richard Hughes Carter 84-013 3

Dr. Carlton Casey 84-114 2

Thomas Coleman 84-015 1

Phillip Cooke 84-016 2

Phillip Cooke 84-016 2

Ruth Cowles 84-020 1

Betty Meanly Crenshaw 84-124 1

Preston Crump 84-021 1

William Cumber 84-023 1

D

Carra Dillard 84-125 1

Caroline Dozier 84-025 1

E

Willard Epperson 84-156 1

Doris Epps 86-001 1

Jean Etheridge 84-029 1

F

George Farthing 84-117 1

Charlie Fields 84-147 1

Ethel and Leonard Ford 84-031 1

G

Lydia Gardner 84-104 1

Willard Gilley 84-033 2

R.B (Benny). Gilliam 84-141 1

Leonard Graves 84-034 1

Forrest Griffin 84-142 2

Mrs. Paul Grisenauer 86-002 1

Rose Gross 84-035 1

Gladys Guy 84-036 2

H-I

Frances Hamilton 84-037 1

Ruth Hankins 84-038 2

Clara Harris 84-039 2

Rev. Carter Harrison 84-040 1

Gracie Slater Hazelwood 84-041 1

Mabel Hazelwood 84-042 1

Louise Herring 84-152 1

Edna Hockaday 84-043 2

A.C. “Pete” Hunt, Sr. 84-144

Harold Hunt, Sr. 84-046 1

J

John Jennings 85-130 2

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Jenson 84-047 2

Sam T. Jones 84-048 1

K

Dr. Janet Kimbrough 84-049 1

Herman Kinde 84-151 2

Wilton Kinnamon 84-143 2

L

Mildred Layne 84-131 1

Alexander Lee 84-052 1

Harris Lee, Sr. 84-053 2

Shirley Payne Low 84-054 1

M

Maria Mapp 84-132 2

Mrs. Louise Meanley 84-149 1

Berit T. Mesarick 84-060 1

Pearl Miller and Doris Wildenburger 84-061 See: Doris Wildenburger

Rev. Junius Moody 84-062 2

Mildred Moody 84-063 1

N

Virgie Newton 84-157 1

O

Walter Owens (no transcript), but 1 cassette tape dated 12/8/87

Julia Oxrieder 84-066 3

P-Q

Samuel Nelson Parker 84-121 1

Elizabeth Parrilla 84-068 3

Thelma Pederson 84-111 2

Catherine Pippin 84-070 1

Rev. Thomas Pugh 84-071 1

R

Grace Radcliffe 84-072 1

Alma Ransone 84-073 1

Knox and Harold Ratcliffe 84-136 1

Mrs. Dewey Renick 84-148 1

Arline Richardson 84-074 1

Nannie Kay Ripley 84-137 1

Francis Robb 84-109 1

Parke Rouse 84-077 1

John, Marcellos, and Lawrence Rowe 84-114 1

Clara Russell 84-078 1

S

Hattie J. Sasser 84-079 no cassette tape made.

Lettie Slauson and Lillian Sutton 84-081 2

O.M. Smith 84-083 1

Edward Stewart 84-086 1

Lillian Sutton and Lettie Slauson 84-081 See Lettie Slauson

T

Rev. James B. Tabb 84-087 2

Stewart Taylor 84-090 1

Alice Tudor 84-139 1

D. Gardiner Tyler 84-93 1

U-V-W

George Waltrip 84-097 3

David Ware 84-118 1

Frances MurrayWhite 84-100 1

Doris Wildenburger and Pearl Miller 84-061 1

X-Y-Z

Peggy Zuzma 84-102 3


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Administrative Information

Repository
Special Collections Research Center
Acquisition Source
JCC Historic Commission via Williamsburg Historic Records Association (1993) and Patrick Golden, WJCC Public Library (2010)
Acquisition Method
Gifts in 1989, 1993 and 2010.
Separated Materials
Cassette Tapes transferred to Audio-Visual Collection.
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.
Processing Information
Reprocessed by Anne Johnson in 2009 and 2011.
Finding Aid Revision History
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.