James E. White Oral History collection, 1994-2010.
- White, James Edward, III, 1949-
- Archival and manuscript material
Where to find it
The James E. White Oral History Collection consists of approximately 1100 oral histories of primarily military veterans collected from 1994 to 2010. These oral histories were prepared by high school and community college students of James E. White, III, and contain reports, short biographies, and original and photocopied materials including photographs, service and discharge records, certificates, and clippings. All major conflicts and many minor ones of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries are covered: World War II; the Korean War; the Vietnam War; the invasions of Panama, Afghanistan, and Iraq; and actions in Kosovo, Somalia, and Haiti, as well as two interviews with veterans of World War I. Many veterans served in multiple conflicts. Non-veteran interview topics include the Great Depression, the Jim Crow era, Civil Rights struggle, and a few other miscellaneous topics. Many veterans were interviewed multiple times (there are 854 unique interviewees), providing a richer portrait of certain individuals. Recordings for the majority of the oral history interviews are also present.
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- Access Restriction
- Use of audio and video materials may require production of listening and viewing copies.
- In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#5683).
Materials in English.
- Local Notes
- Source of acquisition: Acquired 2016.
- approximately 2000 items (58.5 linear ft.)
- Genre or Form
- Oral histories
- OCLC Number