Travis Jordan interview with Fanny Cannady

Travis Jordan interview with Fanny Cannady

Dates: 1937

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Cannady was interviewed by Travis Jordan in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Cannady tells about how her master, despite his wife's pleading, shot and killed a slave for making a negative comment about the Confederate Army. The victim's brother then ran away and was later caught and severely beaten. She also describes her mother's close relationship with the master's wife.

  • Extent: 1 item (5 p.)
  • Creator: Cannady, Fanny, ca. 1858. -- Federal Writers' Project. -- Jordan, Travis. -- United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Call Number: MSS 2887
  • 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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It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Oral history interview with Fanny Cannady 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 2887; Travis Jordan interview with Fanny Cannady; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2887, 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
Cannady (Fanny), Oral history interview with
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Rose Frank
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-12-29T04:10-0700
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Cannady was a former slave living in North Carolina.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts