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Edith S. Hibbs interview with Alex Huggins

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2914

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Huggins was interviewed by Edith S. Hibbs in 1937 as part of the Federal Writer's Project for the Works Progress Administration. Huggins claims that the stories of slave whippings are all "bunk," and says that his master treated him well. He tells of how he and his friends went out looking for adventure, so they ran off to sea. He tells of his service in the Union Navy and about his life at the time of the interview.


  • 1937


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Edith S. Hibbs interview with Alex Huggins must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Huggins was a former slave who was living in North Carolina at the time of the interview.


1 item (3 pages)

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Custodial History

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from; Andronicus Publ. Co.; 1971.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Edith S. Hibbs interview with Alex Huggins
Rose Frank
2011 May 20
Description rules
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States