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The Southern Piedmont

The Southern Piedmont

Life in the Southern Piedmont is a wide-ranging collection of interviews, many of which were conducted in the 1970s as part of an oral history project of Charlotte broadcasting station WSOC-TV. Headed by Dr. Edward Perzel, the project was an effort to gather and preserve spoken recollections by conducting interviews with older citizens, primarily over the age of 65, who were encouraged to share their memories and stories. This collection also includes interviews conducted by biographer LeGette Blythe and others between the 1960s and 2000s. Additional series in this collection cover topics including the NAACP, historic preservation, and reminiscences of World War II.

Image credit:
Homepage: Stanford Brookshire in hard hat. Stanford R. Brookshire Papers.
Right: North Tryon Street taken from Trade Street, Charlotte, NC. Mary Boyer Collection.