Mary A. Hicks interview with Viney Baker

Mary A. Hicks interview with Viney Baker

Dates: 1937

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Baker was interviewed by Mary A. Hicks in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Baker was freed after the Civil War, but he continued to be forced to work, and he was treated very poorly. His mother was sold in the middle of the night. He describes severe beatings and being reunited with his mother.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : (2 p.)
  • Creator: Hicks, Mary A.. -- Federal Writers' Project. -- United States. Works Progress Administration. -- Baker, Viney, 1859
  • Call Number: MSS 2882
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • 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 Oral history interview with Viney Baker 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 2882; Mary A. Hicks interview with Viney Baker; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2882, 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
Freedmen--North Carolina--Interviews; Slavery--North Carolina--History; Civic Activism; Politics, Government, and Law; Slaves--Emancipation--North Carolina--History; Hicks, Mary A.; Federal Writers' Project; United States. Works Progress Administration; Baker, Viney, 1859-
Genre / Form
Interviews; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Baker (Viney), Oral history interview with
Finding Aid Author
Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-03-21 11:34:17 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Baker was a former slave living in North Carolina.

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