Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Bobbitt was interviewed by Mary A. Hicks in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. The item includes handwritten corrections. Bobbitt was treated very poorly as a slave. He had little food and clothing and was allowed no diversions. His wife was sold months after their marriage. He also talks about "poor white trash," "Shim Sham," which were African Americans of mixed ancestry, and also of the Ku Klux Klan.
- United States. Works Progress Administration (Organization)
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Biographical / Historical
Bobbitt was a former slave living in North Carolina.
This item was photocopied from reel 79 of the 920 microfilm collection. SCM 000 323. Andronicus Publ. Co., 1941. Five reels of microfilm were purchased for $115 in 1971.
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Purchased from; Andronicus Publ. Co.; 1971.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Oral history interview with Clay Bobbitt
- Rose Frank
- 18 May 2011
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