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Interview with Eula Lee Watkins Arnold, November 30, 2004

 File — Bag: \folklife\prj1014\, Folder: 074_watkins-arnold-eula
Collection number: PRJ1014-074

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Eula Lee Watkins Arnold, November 30, 2004. Valdosta (Ga.). Fieldworker: Laurie Sommers. Audio file digitized from DAT tape. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections.

Interview by Laurie Sommers, done after Faces of Piney Woods project, as part of effort to get more on life of women in turpentine quarters.

Bag includes audio recording, tape log and transcript, artist data sheet, obituary, and 2 photographs.


  • November 30, 2004

Conditions Governing Access


2.99 Gigabytes (1 electronic record(s) and derivatives. 1 audio file (wav, mp3) 2906897530 bytes. 02:06:10. 4 PDF documents (2 scans, jp2). 2 digital photos.) : Made available in DSpace on 2022-06-22T15:11:45Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 3 dat1002-12.mp3: 181690533 bytes, checksum: c195723cae4a0f39899d688f89fddd64 (MD5) ads-1012-04.pdf: 648419 bytes, checksum: 9c37caf800c5d149d6e7588fd1941e65 (MD5) dat1002-12_tapelog.pdf: 145391 bytes, checksum: 35d2a51ac582fdf8b3d16bfe1c4fc281 (MD5) Previous issue date: 2004-11-30


From the Collection: English

Artist Data Sheet

id: DAT-1002.12

item_title: Eula Lee Arnold Interview

call_number: PRJ-1002

project_title: ;

equipment_used: ;

informant_name: Eula Lee Arnold

fieldworker: Laurie Kay Sommers

recording_engineer: Laurie Kay Sommers

date: 30-Nov-04

recording_location: Valdosta

content_summary: Interview with Eula Arnold in her home discussing growing up as the daughter of a sharecropper and a turpentine still operator, and then as wife of a turpentiner. Most of interview focuses on her experience in Kirkland Camp, near Lumber City, GA.

notes: ;

technical_summary: Good.

genre: naval stores, personal experience narratives, food, games

places: Kirkland Turpentine Camp, Lumber City, Wheeler County, Hazelhurst, Jeff Davis County

people: Eula Arnold, Jesse Watkins, Lizzie Morland Watkins, Emory Watkins

groups: African American

keywords: quarters

id_number: ADS-1002-04

last_name: Arnold

first_name: Eula Lee

middle_name: Watkins



Call number: PRJ-1002


artist_city: Valdosta

state: GA

zip: 31601

artist_county: Lowndes





birthdate: 12/22/17

birthplace: "Wheeler Co, Lumber City, GA"

ethnicity_1: African American


religion: Missionary Baptist

genre: "Turpentine, personal experience narrative, occupational folklife, naval stores"

occupation: "laundry, private duty setting, hospital/friends"


date_of_contact: 11/30/04

contact_made_by: Laurie K. Sommers

notes: "Interview by Laurie Sommers, done after Faces of Piney Woods project, as part of effort to get more on life of women in turpentine quarters."

keywords: "Kirkland Turpentine Camp, sharecropper. Quarters"

Processing Information

PRJ1014-074, ADS-1002.04, DAT-1002.12, sgfp_sca-2004-6_040


Repository Details

Part of the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Valdosta State University Archives, Odum Library
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta GA 30601 United States
229-259-5055 (Fax)