T. Pat Matthews interview with Jane Arrington

T. Pat Matthews interview with Jane Arrington

Dates: 1937

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Arrington was interviewed by T. Pat Matthews in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Arrington gives an overall description of her life as a slave. She talks about housing, food, children's games, work responsibilities, and families. She explains her master's philosophy on slave beatings and the slave trade.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : (5 p.)
  • Creator: United States. Works Progress Administration. -- Federal Writers' Project. -- Matthews, T. Pat. -- Arrington, Jane, 1852-1941
  • Call Number: MSS 2875
  • 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 Jane Arrington 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 2875; T. Pat Matthews interview with Jane Arrington; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2875, 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--North Carolina--Interviews; Civic Activism; Politics, Government, and Law; Slavery--North Carolina; United States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Writers' Project; Matthews, T. Pat; Arrington, Jane, 1852-1941
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Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Finding Aid Title
Matthews (T. Pat) interview with Jane Arrington
Finding Aid Author
Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-06-07 13:32:54 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Arrington was a former slave living in North Carolina.

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