Life on the Land: Interviews

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Eunice Austin talks about growing up on a farm in Catawba County.  (1:11) Eunice Austin interviewed by Jacquelyn Hall, Newton, North Carolina, July 2, 1980. Interview # H-107 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Eunice Austin talks about the work she and her sisters did on the farm, often work that would ordinarily be done by boys. (1:00) Eunice Austin interviewed by Jacquelyn Hall, Newton, North Carolina, July 2, 1980. Interview # H-107 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Eunice Austin talks about her mother's work on their family farm. (0:15)  Eunice Austin interviewed by Jacquelyn Hall, Newton, North Carolina, July 2, 1980. Interview # H-107 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Flossie Durham, born in 1883, describes her family's move from the farm to Bynum, NC.  (1:23) Flossie Moore Durham interviewed by Mary Frederickson and Brent Glass, Bynum, North Carolina, September 2, 1976. Interview # H-66 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Flossie Durham talks about the crops her family planted on the farm.  (1:28)  Flossie Moore Durham interviewed by Mary Frederickson and Brent Glass, Bynum, North Carolina, September 2, 1976. Interview # H-66 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Flossie Durham explains how family friends helped her mother make the decision to move to Bynum after her father's death.  (:49)  Flossie Moore Durham interviewed by Mary Frederickson and Brent Glass, Bynum, North Carolina, September 2, 1976. Interview # H-66 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Flossie Durham describes moving into the mill house in Bynum.  (1:10)  Flossie Moore Durham interviewed by Mary Frederickson and Brent Glass, Bynum, North Carolina, September 2, 1976. Interview # H-66 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Flossie Durham talks about her work on the farm as a child and about her brothers' work.  (1:51)  Flossie Moore Durham interviewed by Mary Frederickson and Brent Glass, Bynum, North Carolina, September 2, 1976. Interview # H-66 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Flossie Durham talks about the cotton gin her family where her family took their cotton.  (1:10)  Flossie Moore Durham interviewed by Mary Frederickson and Brent Glass, Bynum, North Carolina, September 2, 1976. Interview # H-66 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Flossie Durham describes helping her mother at home on the farm and describes her mother's work.  (1:00)  Flossie Moore Durham interviewed by Mary Frederickson and Brent Glass, Bynum, North Carolina, September 2, 1976. Interview # H-66 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

George Dyer describes his parents' financial situation when they got married and started farming. (1:15) George and Tessie Dyer interviewed by LuAnn Jones, Charlotte, NC, March 5, 1980. Interview # H-161 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

George Dyer talks about his parents' decision to leave their farm. (1:23) George and Tessie Dyer interviewed by LuAnn Jones, Charlotte, NC, March 5, 1980. Interview # H-161 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

George Dyer talks about the farm where he grew up. (1:26) George and Tessie Dyer interviewed by LuAnn Jones, Charlotte, NC, March 5, 1980. Interview # H-161 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Grover Hardin talks about his mother's work in the cardroom and about living on a farm in Tennessee with his mother before coming to a mill village in South Carolina. (3:08) Grover Hardin interviewed by Allen Tullos, Greenville, South Carolina, March 25, 1980. Interview # H-249 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Gladys Hollar discusses her grandparents and farm life. (1:35) Glenn E. and Gladys Hollar interviewed by Jacquelyn Hall, Conover, NC, February 26 and 28, 1980. Interview # H-124 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Gladys Hollar discusses the work that her mother and the children did on the family farm. (1:08) Glenn E. and Gladys Hollar interviewed by Jacquelyn Hall, Conover, NC, February 26 and 28, 1980. Interview # H-124 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Gladys Hollar talks about the impact of her father's death on the family and their farm. (0:59) Glenn E. and Gladys Hollar interviewed by Jacquelyn Hall, Conover, NC, February 26 and 28, 1980. Interview # H-124 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.

Gladys Hollar describes her mothers worries about the family's survival. (0:19) Glenn E. and Gladys Hollar interviewed by Jacquelyn Hall, Conover, NC, February 26 and 28, 1980. Interview # H-124 in the Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can hear this interview in MP3 format or streaming Real Media format.