Guide to the Dothan Landmark Foundation, Inc. Oral History

Project Collection

Record Group 030

Date Span 1975-1994

Extent 72 audiotapes + 26 transcripts

Organizational Sketch Dothan Landmarks Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1976. One of its missions was to act as an historical society for the Dothan, Ala., area. To that end, board members, the Executive Director, and interns conducted taped interviews with local citizens living in area nursing homes. Occasionally, staff would record structured conversations between long-time local residents and attendees at summer day camps held at Landmark Park, Dothan.

Scope / Content Contains audiotaped interviews conducted between 1975 and 1994 with 72 Wiregrass residents covering history of the towns of Dale, Henry, and Houston Counties in Alabama. Topics also include storytelling, education, social life, agriculture, childhood, family life, industry, business, logging, etc. Collection contains a number of interview transcripts.

Access:  Open per gift agreement

Inventory  A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H / I / J / K / L / M / N / O / P / Q / R / S / T / U / V / W / X / Y / Z


A

Narrator Name Aaron, Ruby
Narrator Release? unsigned
# Tapes  0
Date 1/20/1988
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Jarrell, Gwen
Interviewer Release? signed
Subject Midwiving / Folk remedies

Narrator Name Acree, Thelma
Narrator Release? undated
# Tapes  1
Date n/a
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Dollar, John M.
Interviewer Release? unsigned
Subject n/a


B

Narrator Name Baxley, Lemma
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 7/10/1985
Transcription? w/index
Interviewer Name Holman, Wm., Tammi, & children
Interviewer Release? No
Subject childhood pastimes / siblings /syrup candy / early Dothan / schooling / funerals / clothing / food

Narrator Name Bedsole, J. T.
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  0
Date 3/9/1986
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Elmore, Charles E, Jr.
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject farm work / family / food / education / religion / typhus

Narrator Name Benefield, A. L.
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/1/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Brown, Laura
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  2
Date 6/29/1995
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Parker, Scott C.
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Teaching; One-Room Schoolhouses, Browns Crossroad School

Narrator Name Brown, Paul
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/13/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Bryan, Mary
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date n/a
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release?  No
Subject Unknown


C

Narrator Name Cameron, Edd
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/12/1993
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Locke ,Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject General Storytelling

Narrator Name Chancey, Mrs. Glen
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 7/21/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? No
Subject 15 minutes, failed

Narrator Name Christmas, Joe & Miriam
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/16/193
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Cottonwood, local history / farm life

Narrator Name Clark, Hubert Ellis
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 6/16/1994
Transcription? 2 copies
Interviewer Name Holman, Tammi
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Local history / farm life

Narrator Name Connor, Laura
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  0
Date 1/14/1988
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Bean, Macie
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject early Dothan

Narrator Name Cutler, Helon
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 7/24/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? No
Subject History of Kinsey, index


D

Narrator Name Deal, Wylie
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date n/a
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Isbell, Evelyn
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Deloney, Mrs. Rachel
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/9/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Ozark, especially schooling, in 1919/index


E

Narrator Name Etheridge, Mrs. Mattie
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/24/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Index available


F

Narrator Name Fisher, Nettie
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  0
Date 1/19/1988
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Jarrell, Gwen
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Funerals (black)

Narrator Name Forrester, Carl
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  0
Date 1/18/1975
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Flowers, Dru
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Farming


G

Narrator Name Gamble, Linwood
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  0
Date n/a
Transcription? incl. release
Interviewer Name Halstead, Carla
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Changes in Wiregrass farming

Narrator Name Gashaw, W. J.
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  0
Date 1/14/1988
Transcription? 2 copies
Interviewer Name Jarrell, Gwen
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Hog killin'

Narrator Name Glanton, John, Sr.
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/15/1992
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Walker, Joanne
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject early Dothan

Narrator Name Granger, Mr. (n/a)
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date n/a
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Griggs, T. C.
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 1982
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown


H

Narrator Name Hagler, Mr. & Mrs. Clyde
Narrator Release? unsigned
# Tapes  2
Date 1982
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Walker, Joanne
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Farming / early Dothan / growing up on a farm<

Narrator Name Hall, Harry
Narrator Release? unsigned
# Tapes  2
Date 1982
Transcription? tape 1 only
Interviewer Name Walker, Joanne
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Industrial development / Chamber of Commerce / Jaycees speech

Narrator Name Hawk, Mrs. Alveta
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 1985
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Holland, Mae
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 3/23/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Klimczak, Susan
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Farm life

Narrator Name Holloway, Buena
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  2
Date 1985
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown


J

Narrator Name Jarvis, Mr. Ellis
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  2
Date 7/20/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown


K

Narrator Name Kanceler, Willie
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  0
Date 1/20/1988
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Jarrell, Gwen
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Kelly, Lamar
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  2
Date 7/12/1993
Transcription? 4 copies
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Cottonwood, AL history

Narrator Name Kelly, Julius Luther
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date n/a
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Holman, Tammi
Interviewer Release? No
Subject 1907-1925 Taylor, Al & Columbus, Ga

Narrator Name Killingworth, Theo
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/12/1993
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject agriculture / school / Dr. Avers / holiday celebrations

Narrator Name Kirkland, Essie Mae
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/13/1993
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Cottonwood depression times / farming / celebrations

Narrator Name Kirkland, Harold
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/13/1993
Transcription? handwritten
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Farm life / Sealy Springs


L

Narrator Name Lamb, Ms. Bobby & Jim
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/19/1993
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Cottonwood family history / local business

Narrator Name Lewis, James Howard
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/13/1993
Transcription? 4 copies
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Cottonwood family history / industry / day-to-day life


M

Narrator Name Marley, Mrs. Jewel
Narrator Release? undated
# Tapes  1
Date 7/7/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Marshall, Mary
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/23/1993
Transcription? 2 copies
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Father's life / life as a teacher

Narrator Name Martin, Mr. A. B.
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/21/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Martin, Mr & Mrs H. D.
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/22/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name McCardel, James 
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/28/1993
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Cottonwood local history / farm life

Narrator Name Miller, Lucille Kelly
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 6/19/1994
Transcription? 3 copies
Interviewer Name Hollman, Tammi
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Family history

Narrator Name Moffitt, James
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date ca. 1989
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Monk, Bobby
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/28/1993
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Local history / day-to-day life

Narrator Name Moore, Jarry
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 8/13/1993
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Farm life / day-to-day life

Narrator Name Moore, Tom
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 10/8/1987
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Walch, James W.
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Road work in Houston County


N

Narrator Name Nelson, Vernon
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  0
Date 8/21/1989
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Dollar, John M.
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Newton, Mr. Chester
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/22/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Newton, Mr. Dan
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/27/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Kinsey, Al

Narrator Name Newton, Mr. John B.
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/2/1992
Transcription? Index
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Browns school


O

Narrator Name Oakly, Marion
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 1985
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown


P

Narrator Name Pitts, Katie
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date 1985
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Possey, Eva
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  0
Date 1/19/1988
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Jarrell, Gwen
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Prim, Mrs. Etoel
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  3
Date 1985
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Holman, William
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Education in the Wiregrass


R

Narrator Name Reynolds, Sel
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 8/22/1989
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Dollar, John M.
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Railroad?

Narrator Name Rich, J.W.
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/28/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown


S

Narrator Name Scarborough, H. T.
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  3
Date 1/13/1987
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Holman, William
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Family background / early Dothan / Porter Hardware

Narrator Name Shearon, Mr. & Mrs. Troy
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/20/1992
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name Shiver, Sarah
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/19/1993
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Family life / local town life

Narrator Name Smith, Howard
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  0
Date n/a
Transcription? handwritten
Interviewer Name Snellgrove, Doug
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Logging with mules, hand-making of axe handles

Narrator Name Snell, Evelyn
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/22/1993
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Teaching

Narrator Name Spann, Mary Jim
Narrator Release? unsigned
# Tapes  2
Date 12/28/1988
Transcription? Yes
Interviewer Name Holman, Tammi
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject early Dothan


T

Narrator Name Taylor, James
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 6/24/1994
Transcription? 3 copies
Interviewer Name Holman, Tammi
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Local history / family history

Narrator Name Thomas, Charles
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/29/1992
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Cox, Nevin
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Kinsey, Al

Narrator Name Tomley, Cynthia
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date n/a
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown


W

Narrator Name Wakefield, Erban E., Jr.
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date n/a
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Unknown

Narrator Name West, Curtis
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 7/16/1993
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Unknown  

Narrator Name Williams, Anderson
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 8/3/1993
Transcription? No
Interviewer Name Locke, Matthew
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Farm life / Depression times

Narrator Name Williams, Lucy Catherine
Narrator Release? No
# Tapes  1
Date n/a
Transcription? 3 copies
Interviewer Name Unknown
Interviewer Release? No
Subject Early Dothan & Panama City Florida

Narrator Name Williams, Minnie
Narrator Release? Yes
# Tapes  1
Date 3/20/1992
Transcription? 2 copies
Interviewer Name Klimczak, Susan
Interviewer Release? Yes
Subject Family life


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