Mary A. Hicks interview with Alice Baugh

Mary A. Hicks interview with Alice Baugh

Dates: 1937

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Baugh 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. Baugh tells stories as related by her mother who was a slave. Alice claims that life under slavery was a happy and prosperous time. She says that slaves cried from sorrow when emancipated and that they sang, "We'll hang Abe Lincoln on de Sour Apple Tree." She obviously confuses the song which mentions Jefferson Davis not Abraham Lincoln. She claims that the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is untrue and the cause of the Civil War.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : (4 p.)
  • Creator: Federal Writers' Project. -- Hicks, Mary A.. -- Baugh, Alice, approximately 1873. -- United States. Works Progress Administration
  • Call Number: MSS 2890
  • 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 Alice Baugh 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 2890; Mary A. Hicks interview with Alice Baugh; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 2890, 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--Emancipation--North Carolina; Politics, Government, and Law; Civic Activism; Federal Writers' Project; Hicks, Mary A.; Baugh, Alice, approximately 1873-; United States. Works Progress Administration
Genre / Form
Interviews; Photocopies
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Mary A. Hicks interview with Alice Baugh
Finding Aid Author
Rose Frank
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-02-05 15:10:34 -0700.
Finding Aid Language
Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Baugh was the daughter of a slave woman.

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