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Mary A. Hicks interview with Martha Bryant Allen

Mary A. Hicks interview with Martha Bryant Allen

Dates: 1937 June 7

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Allen was interviewed by Mary A. Hicks on 7 June 1937 as part of a Federal Writer's Project assignment for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Allen talks about her mixed-ethnic background, how hard the slave women had to work, the "carpet gitters" who pursued slave women, and the Ku Klux Klan.

  • Extent: 1 item (2 p.)
  • Creator: Allen, Martha Bryant, ca. 1859. -- Federal Writers' Project. -- Hicks, Mary A.. -- United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Call Number: MSS 2867
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with Martha Bryant Allen must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 2867; Mary A. Hicks interview with Martha Bryant Allen; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2867, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This item was photocopied from reel 79 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 323. Andronicus Publ. Co., 1941. Five reels of microfilm were purchased for $115 in 1971.
Acquisition Information
Purchased from; Andronicus Publ. Co.; 1971.
Subject Terms
Civic Activism; Freedmen--North Carolina--Interviews; Politics, Government, and Law; Slavery--North Carolina--History--Sources; Slaves--Emancipation--North Carolina--History
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Allen (Martha Bryant), Oral history interview with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-29T04:02-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Allen was a former slave living in North Carolina.

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