Carrboro Oral History Project

​About the Carrboro Oral History Project


The Carrboro Oral History Project (COHP)  is a work in progress that was created from ideas generated by the Board of Aldermen as a way to make Carrboro's history more accessible to the public.  This on-going project got its start in 2015 under the guidance of the Town Manager's office.  Currently, the project has recruited 13 volunteer interviewers led by a project leader volunteer.  Over the coming year, it is the goal of the project to obtain oral histories from some of Carrboro's eldest residents.

The Project is being completed with the support of the Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) at the University of North Carolina.  The SOHP has collected over 5,000 interviews in it's history with several of them having direct relation to the Town of Carrboro.  The interviews completed by the COHP will be deposited to the SOHP for generations to come to have access to.  The oral histories below are a combination of those from the SOHP and COHP.  

A full database of the SOHP's oral histories can be found here.

food AND AGRICULTURE

Interview no. Interviewee name Project title
R-0430 Graham, Dan R.32. Special Research Projects: Carrboro Farmers' Market Project
R-0431 Hanton, Jack; Hanton, Wilma R.32. Special Research Projects: Carrboro Farmers' Market Project
R-0432 Hitt, Alex; Hitt, Betsy R.32. Special Research Projects: Carrboro Farmers' Market Project
R-0433 Lewallen, Sarah R.32. Special Research Projects: Carrboro Farmers' Market Project
R-0434 Taylor, Katie R.32. Special Research Projects: Carrboro Farmers' Market Project
R-0435 Tollfree, Daniel R.32. Special Research Projects: Carrboro Farmers' Market Project
R-0436 Wilson, Barbara; Wilson, Billy R.32. Special Research Projects: Carrboro Farmers' Market Project
R-0783 Conary, Scott R.44. Special Research Projects: Carolina Cooks, Carolina Eats

 Lincoln High School

Interview no. Interviewee name Project title
K-0533* Caldwell, Hilliard K.2.20 Southern Communities: Listening for a Change: Mighty Tigers-- Oral Histories of Chapel Hill's Lincoln High School
K-0538 Davis, Nate K.2.20 Southern Communities: Listening for a Change: Mighty Tigers-- Oral Histories of Chapel Hill's Lincoln High School
K-0541* Edwards, Keith K.2.20 Southern Communities: Listening for a Change: Mighty Tigers-- Oral Histories of Chapel Hill's Lincoln High School
K-1061 Jones, Mary Norwood K.2.20 Southern Communities: Listening for a Change: Mighty Tigers-- Oral Histories of Chapel Hill's Lincoln High School
K-0550* King, Betty K.2.20 Southern Communities: Listening for a Change: Mighty Tigers-- Oral Histories of Chapel Hill's Lincoln High School
K-0562* Self, Clementine K.2.20 Southern Communities: Listening for a Change: Mighty Tigers-- Oral Histories of Chapel Hill's Lincoln High School
K-1067 Warren, Gloria K.2.20 Southern Communities: Listening for a Change: Mighty Tigers-- Oral Histories of Chapel Hill's Lincoln High School

the Long Civil Rights Movement

Interview no. Interviewee name Project title
A-0132 Lee, Howard A.1. Southern Politics: Bass-DeVries Interviews
A-0403 Nelson, Michael R. A.3. Southern Politics: North Carolina Politics
U-1064 Bremer, Krista U.1. Long Civil Rights Movement: Individual Biographies
U-0605 Heise, Laura A. U.1. Long Civil Rights Movement: Individual Biographies
U-0518 Caldwell, David U.13. Long Civil Rights Movement: Oral History and the Study of the Modern South
U-0994 Benedict, Salli U.16. Long Civil Rights Movement: The Women's Movement in the South
U-0997 Hutchison, Carolyn A. U.16. Long Civil Rights Movement: The Women's Movement in the South
U-0633 Jisa, Tanya Ellen U.16. Long Civil Rights Movement: The Women's Movement in the South

mill work

Interview no. Interview name Project title
B-0055

Smith, Greef; Smith, Mattie B.1. Individual Biographies: General

C-0216 Smith, Greef; Smith, Mattie C.9. Notable North Carolinians: B. Everett Jordan Project
H-0024 Haithcock, Versa V. H.2. Piedmont Industrialization, 1974-1980: Burlington, N.C.

The modern south

Interview no. Interviewee name Project title
R-0397 Arrendondo, Hector (pseudo.) R.30. Special Research Projects: Oral History and the Study of the Modern South
R-0400 Rodriguez, Edgar, (pseudo.) R.30. Special Research Projects: Oral History and the Study of the Modern South
R-0456 Blau, Judith R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0459 Castillo, Karla (pseudo.) R.34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0615 Clark, Sandra R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0616 Correa, Laura R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0469 Gallegos Lerma, Manuel Rafael R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0617* García, María (pseudo.) R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0627 García Pérez, José Antonio R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0625 González Martínez, José Francisco R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0666 Jeffries, Shaunna R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0690 Kinnaird, Ellie R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0621 Lansdale, Nicole R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0630 Rigby, David R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0673 Robledo, Margarita R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0631 Rodríguez, Hermelinda R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0713 Sánchez, Juan (pseudo.) R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0636 Valdez, Gloria R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0637 Vargas, María Dolores R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
R-0487 X, Martín (pseudo.) R. 34. Special Research Topics: New Roots
X-0016 Oo, Aung; Htoo, Mi, X.1. Rural South: Individual Biographies

The university of north carolina

Interview no. Interviewee name Project title
L-0293 Chilton, Mark L.2. University of North Carolina: Anne Queen and the Campus Y
L-0277 Wegner, Judith Welch L.10. University of North Carolina: Faculty and Diversity, 1960-1990
*Interview is closed due to restrictions