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DAT-1002.01 Alton Carter and Elliott West Interview, February 1, 1998

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 1
Collection number: Folder 1

Scope and Contents

item_title: Alton Carter and Elliott West Interview

call_number: PRJ-1002




fieldworker: Laurie Kay Sommers

recording_engineer: Laurie Kay Sommers

date: 02/01/98

recording_location: Folkston

content_summary: "Interview with Alton Carter, boss, and Elliott West, his worker for many years, on West's front porch. The two reminisce about the turpentine industry, work, the camp quarters, entertainment, the demise of the industry."

notes: Excerpts from this interview included in Wiregrass Ways turpentine radio program.

technical_summary: "Good, but ambient sounds include cars going by on nearby road, etc."

genre: "personal experience narrative, occupational folklife, naval stores, turpentine, food, natural medicine"

places: "Waynesville, Baxley, Brantley County"

people: "Elliott West, Alton Carter, Harley Landale"

groups: "African American, European American"

keywords: "quarters, juke, commissary, Georgia Forestry Commission"


  • February 1, 1998

Conditions Governing Access


From the Collection: 40 Boxes

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From the Collection: 205 Cassettes

From the Collection: 29 Reels

From the Collection: 183 DVDs

From the Collection: 31 Video cassette

From the Collection: 41 Compact Disc


From the Collection: English


Repository Details

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Valdosta GA 30601 United States
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