Mary A. Hicks interview with Mary Barbour

Mary A. Hicks interview with Mary Barbour

Dates: 1937

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Barbour 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. Barbour relates the story of her family's escape at the end of the Civil War. They were "reffes who fled to Roanoke, Virginia, so thay they could [join] the Yankees."

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.) : (3 p.)
  • Creator: Federal Writers' Project. -- Hicks, Mary A.. -- Barbour, Mary, approximately 1856. -- United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Call Number: MSS 2889
  • 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 Mary A. Hicks interview with Mary Barbour 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 2889; Mary A. Hicks interview with Mary Barbour; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2889, 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
Slavery--North Carolina; Slaves--North Carolina--Interviews; Slaves--Emancipation--North Carolina; Politics, Government, and Law; Civic Activism; Federal Writers' Project; Hicks, Mary A.; Barbour, Mary, approximately 1856-; United States. Works Progress Administration
Genre / Form
Interviews; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Hicks (Mary A.) interview with Mary Barbour
Finding Aid Author
Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-06-24 09:18:39 -0600.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Barbour was a former slave living in North Carolina.

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Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts