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T. Pat Matthews interview with Mary Brodie Anderson

T. Pat Matthews interview with Mary Brodie Anderson

Dates: 1937

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Anderson was interviewed by T. Pat Matthews in 1937 as part of a Federal Writer's Project assignment for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Anderson says that she was treated well as a slave. The slave children were allowed to eat with the master and family on Sundays. The slaves were well fed, well clothed, and had comfortable houses. The slave children loved and trusted their master, and he had much contact with them. The slaves were not allowed to read and write, but they could go to church. Anderson describes the arrival of Yankee troops at the end of the Civil War and says that many former slaves returned home after wandering. She says, "I think slavery was a mighty good thing for mother, father, [and] me."

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : (7 p.)
  • Creator: Matthews, T. Pat. -- Federal Writers' Project. -- United States. Works Progress Administration. -- Anderson, Mary Brodie, 1851
  • Call Number: MSS 2869
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th 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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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from T. Pat Matthews interview with Mary Brodie Anderson 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 2869; T. Pat Matthews interview with Mary Brodie Anderson; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2869, 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
Slaves--Emancipation--North Carolina--History; Freedmen--North Carolina--Interviews; Slavery--North Carolina--History; Politics, Government, and Law; Civic Activism; Matthews, T. Pat; Federal Writers' Project; United States. Works Progress Administration; Anderson, Mary Brodie, 1851-
Genre / Form
Interviews; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Matthews (T. Pat) interview with Mary Brodie Anderson
Finding Aid Author
Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-03-28 13:18:21 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Anderson was a former slave living in North Carolina.

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