K.001.009. Southern Communities: Wilson County During the Depression
- Creator: Southern Oral History Program
- Collection: Southern Oral History Program Interviews
Interviews are with longtime residents of Wilson County, N.C., who were children or teenagers from white middle class and affluent homes during the 1930s and 1940s. Parts of the Wilson community, in contrast to most of North Carolina and the nation in the 1930s, prospered because of the tobacco market. The interviewees describe their memories and perceptions of the Great Depression, and they describe their childhood pastimes, friends, families, and the town of Wilson during the 1930s and 1940s.