RG13.1General University Organizations. Oral History Office Records 1893-1978, 1.3 Linear FeetProcessed by Meg Campbell and Stephanie BennettZ. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
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General University Organizations. Oral History Office Records RG13.1 Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives English 1.3 Linear Feet 1893 1978 Wake Forest University's Oral History Project was undertaken by retired professor A. Lewis Aycock at the request of President James Ralph Scales. From 1970-1977, Aycock interviewed alumni, retired faculty and staff, and family members of former professors. Materials in this collection include correspondence and research, interview transcripts, biographical materials, and writings and speeches. Project finances and some of Aycock's personal materials are also included. Historical Note

Wake Forest University's Oral History Project was undertaken by retired art and English professor A. Lewis Aycock at the request of President James Ralph Scales. From 1970-1977, Aycock interviewed alumni, retired faculty and staff, and family members of former professors. The offical Oral History Association defines this as a method for gathering historical information in oral form, usually on tape. Scales wanted a recording from every living retired faculty member and other members of the Wake Forest community, as well as artifacts related to the institution's history. There are still oral history projects ongoing at the university today, including oral histories undertaken by Special Collections and Archives staff.

Collection Overview

This collection documents the Oral History Project conducted by Lewis Aycock. Materials include general correspondence, correspondence about tapes in progress, manuscripts and transcripts of interviews by and about various professors, biographical materials related to the professors, writings and speeches of some professors, project finnances, and some of Aycock's personal materials. A button from the groundbreaking ceremony of the Reynolda campus is also included.

Preferred Citation

General University Organizations. Oral History Office Records (RG13.1), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use.

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Separated Materials

The book <part>History and Memoirs of North Carolina Baptist Homes for Aging</part>, by James Madison Hayes (1972), was removed from collection to be cataloged.

Ammons, A. R., 1926-2001 Folk, Edgar E. (Edgar Estes), 1897-1982 Gulley, Needham Y. (Needham Yancey), 1855-1945 Bryan, Daniel Bunyan, 1886-1963 Allen, J. Edward, religious papers and sermons1972146Ammons, A. R., 1926-2001, newspaper clippings19741975147Aycock, A. Lewis, "Fifty Years at Wake Forest College/University: 1922-1972," typescript1972148Aycock, A. Lewis, personal correspondence and Tau Kappa Alpha certificate1975192Aycock, A. Lewis, personal correspondence, student papers, and related materials18931975193Babcock, Charles H. and Winifred, library catalogue and newspaper article1973149Broughton, J. Melville, correspondence and biography19731974117Bryan, Daniel Bunyan, N. C. Association of Educators materials and nomination citation1973150Cocke, Elton C., "My Tenure at Wake Forest University and What I Would Wish for the University" typescript1972151"Concerning Wake Forest College" transcript and introduction19631973152-53"Cullom as I Knew Him" recording related correspondence and biography19731974119Deitrick, William Henry, "Wake Forest College: Reminiscences and Experiences," manuscript1972154Dorsett, Henry K., "Dear Old Wake," manuscript19711972155Faculty information and photographs1914144Folk, Edgar Estes, typescripts and transcripts1973156General correspondence, A-H1970197611-4General correspondence, I1972 December15General correspondence, K-P1971197616-8General correspondence, R19731974110General correspondence, S-T19731976112General correspondence, W19721976114"Gentle Mother" sheet music1975157"G. W. Paschal as I Knew Him," recording transcript and correspondence19731974134"George Washington Paschal As I Knew Him" typescript, retirement announcement, and obituary1975171Gulley, Needham Y., Founders Day address typescript1938159Hawkins, George Foster, biography and typescripts19521972160Hayes, James Madison, <part>History and Memoirs of North Carolina Baptist Homes for Aging</part>, book information19721973161Johnson, Lois, "First Dean of Women, Wake Forest College/University," typescript1972 February 11145Jones, Henry Broadus, Founders' Day luncheon address, photograph, and <part>Wake Forest Magazine</part> issue1975162"Kitchin as I Knew Him," recording related correspondence197319731973 October 16128Kitchin, Thurman Delna, memorial materials19551974164Kitchin, Thurman Delna, typescripts19421974163Lake, I. Beverly, "Wake Forest Through Fifty Years: 1906-1956," typescript1972165Larson, Jens Fredrick, "Building a Home for Wake Forest College in Winston-Salem," typescript1972166"Mackie as I Knew Him," related correspondence19731976131McDonald, Thane, "A History of the Wake Forest University Department of Music," typescript1975167Memory, Jasper L., Jr., introduction and Horace Mann League banquet speech1973170Memory, Jasper L., Jr., newspaper clippings and Wake Forest stockholders speech1971169Memory, Jasper L. Jr., "Salute to a Sun-Burnt Boy: Johnson Chub Matthews" typescript and newspaper article1973168Parcell, Harold Dawes, retirement announcement1970 May173"The Paschals of Wake Forest," recording related correspondence1973197419Poteat, Hubert, Jr., "Memories of Wake Forest College and Hopes for Wake Forest University," typescript1973 May172Potential recording subjects1971115Project budget and expenses19721976142Recording guidelinesundated190Reid, A. C. (Albert Clayton), "Christian Education," Baptist State Convention speech1952 November 12174Reid, A. C. (Albert Clayton), philosophy fund and book announcement materials19601973circa 1960-1973175Reid, A. C. (Albert Clayton), correspondence19711976111Reid, A. C. (Albert Clayton), Snyder memorial serviceundated177Reid, James W., "The Story of Wake Forest," television script and notes1955176Progress reports19721976191Roebuck, Claude Vaughan, introduction, faculty memorial and tribute, and "A Prayer," by A. C. Reid1973178Royall, William Bailey, biography and letter to UNC Chapel Hill1974179Reynolda campus groundbreaking ceremony materials1951 October 151951 October 15158Scales, James Ralph, correspondence19711976113Scales, James Ralph, "The Log and the Compass," Northern Michigan University speech1972 June 4181"Sledd as I Knew Him," recording correspondence19731975138Sledd, Benjamin Franklin, "Sledd As I Knew Him," typescripts and biography1974180Smith, Charles Lee, "Dr. Smith Formally Presents His Library to Wake Forest College"1941182Smith, Tamara Layne, master's thesis, "An Anthropological Approach to the Analysis of Student Maladjustment"197219721972 August195Study abroad materials19651967194Supplemental materials and extra letters for alumni1976189Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, A19721974116Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, B19711973118Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, C19711974120Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, D197219721972 September 12121Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, E19711972122Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, F19711972123Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, G19711973124Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, H19711973125Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, I19711974126Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, J19711972127Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, K1972129Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, L19711972130Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, M1971132Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, O1971 October133Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, P19711973135Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, R19711977136Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, S19711976137Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, T19711972139Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, U1972 February, May140Tapes in progress correspondence and related materials, W19711973141Travel expense vouchers19711974143Tribble, Harold Wayland, inauguration pamphlet and alumni magazine1950183Weathers, Carroll Wayland, alumni address and portrait presentation19381962184Weathers, Carroll Wayland, law school building dedication and 19571962185Weathers, Carroll Wayland, "The Price of Freedom," summer session graduation speech1950186West, Carlton P., "The Establishment of Phi Beta Kappa at Wake Forest," typescript1973187Williams, Joanna, "Miss Jo Williams as I Knew Her," manuscript, photograph, and obituary1974188