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Staropoli, Theresa


Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Helen Irvin Wells interviewed by Inez Ramsey and Carolyn Hobson, 1978 July 18

Identifier: SdArch 5. File 5-5
Scope and Contents Records the reminiscences of Mrs. Helen Irvin Wells (b. 1898) of Harrisonburg, Va., school teacher at Grottoes, Elkton and Bridgewater Elementary schools and cook at Madison College for fifteen years. Describes her childhood incl. holiday observances (Easter, Christmas); games, ghost stories told by the half-breed Indian, making dolls & hats from corn husks, honeysuckle baskets; education (Effinger School, recollections of L. Simms, her brother, the poet U.G. Wilson, spelling contests,...
Dates: 1978 July 18

James Curry interviewed by Inez Ramsey, 1978 August 2

Identifier: SdArch 5. File 5-7
Scope and Contents Records the reminiscences of Mr. James Curry of Harrisonburg, Va., custodian of Spotswood Elementary School and first black deacon of the Mennonite Church in Va. Describes childhood including life on the farm, discipline of children, education (Effinger and Lucy Simms schools), childhood games; his family; black churches including the Broad Street Mennonite Church, Pleasant Hill AME Church; black communities (Port Republic, Bridgewater, Red Hill in Harrisonburg); black businesses (carpenter...
Dates: 1978 August 2

Minnie Bell Stuart interviewed by Inez Ramsey and Brenda McCormick, July 1978

Identifier: SdArch 5. File 5-4
Scope and Contents Records the reminiscences of Mrs. Minnie Bell Stuart (b. 1894) of Harrisonburg, Va., known as Miss Minnie. Describes her childhood living in the black community of Depot Hill and Tin Cup Alley; importance of church in life as a preacher's kid, her grandmother teaching Sunday school to both black and white children from Effinger Street, founding of the AME Church (preacher from Africa, Rev. Marion Gioper, also Rev. Collings); daily life fetching water at the Spring House, using Black's Run as...
Dates: July 1978

New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley oral histories

Identifier: SdArch 8

The New Cultural Pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley Oral Histories, 1992-1993, is comprised of 8 audio recordings and 12 transcripts or summaries of interviews by undergraduate history intern, Theresa Staropoli, with individuals from the Shenandoah Valley who provide services to refugees and immigrants, and individuals representative of groups new to the area.

Dates: 1992-1993

Peggy Curry interviewed by Eugene "Ickey" Hollins, 1978 July 22

Identifier: SdArch 5. File 5-2
Scope and Contents Records the reminiscences of Mrs. Peggy Curry of Harrisonburg, Va., wife of James Curry. Describes childhood including education (Effinger and Lucy Simms schools), busing of black children from surrounding areas including Elkton, McGaheysville, Grottoes to Harrisonburg), teachers, special days at school, black basketball team; Madison College (May Day); home remedies; segregation (swimming); and the free black community at Zenda. Recorded at the home of Mrs. Peggy Curry, Harrisonburg, Va. on...
Dates: 1978 July 22

Roberta Morgan Webb interviewed by Vicki Bemisderfer, 1978 July 20

Identifier: SdArch 5. File 5-6
Scope and Contents Records the reminiscences of Mrs. Roberta Morgan Webb (b. 1889), a teacher for many years in the Harrisonburg, Va. area. Born in Raleigh, N.C., she spent her formative years with the Middleditches, a white family. Describes childhood (games, farming, holidays); education in integrated schools in Pa. and N.J. (ex. Ridley and Westfield, N.J.), graduation at Hampton College, teaching with L. Simms, Effinger School; home remedies; R. Earl Johnson; her family and children; and relations between...
Dates: 1978 July 20

Willie Nickens interviewed by Inez Ramsey and Vicki Lloyd, 1978 July 17, 20, 24 and 1979 February 14

Identifier: SdArch 5. File 5-3
Scope and Contents Records the reminiscences of Virginia "Willie" Josephine Nickens (b. 1895) of Harrisonburg, Va., school teacher and maid for twenty years at Madison College. Describes childhood incl. experiences driving cattle thru town for Siebert family; "switching" (discipline); riding horses, downtown stable, local race track; roller skating, double decker sleds; bear and snake stories, fortune telling by Bob Rawls, the half-breed Indian blacksmith; heating with pot bellied stoves, lighting by kerosene...
Dates: 1978 July 17, 20, 24 and 1979 February 14

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Archival Object 6
Collection 1
Zenda (Rockingham County, Va.) 2
Acculturation 1
Assimilation (Sociology) 1
Children of immigrants -- Education 1
English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers 1