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Mary A. Hicks interview with Alice Baugh

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 2890

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typescript of an interview. Baugh 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. Baugh tells stories as related by her mother who was a slave. Alice claims that life under slavery was a happy and prosperous time. She says that slaves cried from sorrow when emancipated and that they sang, "We'll hang Abe Lincoln on de Sour Apple Tree." She obviously confuses the song which mentions Jefferson Davis not Abraham Lincoln. She claims that the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is untrue and the cause of the Civil War.


  • 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 Mary A. Hicks interview with Alice Baugh must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical / Historical

Baugh was the daughter of a slave woman.


1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : (4 p.)

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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 Mary A. Hicks interview with Alice Baugh
Rose Frank
19 May 2011
Description rules
Language of description
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