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Interview with Bessie Kincade Smith, December 6, 2004

 File — Bag: \folklife\prj1014\, Folder: 080_smith-bessie
Collection number: PRJ1014-080

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Bessie Kincade Smith, December 6, 2004. Hahira (Ga.). Fieldworker: Laurie Kay Sommers. Audio file digitized from DAT tape. Part of the South Georgia Folklife Project at Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections.

Interviewed on the front porch of Ms. Smith's home. Role of women for Faces of Piney Woods project. No transcript on file.


  • December 6, 2004

Conditions Governing Access


1.01 Gigabytes (1 electronic record(s) and derivatives. 1 audio file(s) (wav, mp3) 864000044 bytes. 01:15:00. 3 PDF documents (4 scans, jp2). 1 photograph. Bag approx. 1.01 GB (1,090,923,895 bytes).) : Made available in DSpace on 2022-06-09T20:32:28Z (GMT). No. of bitstreams: 2 dat1002-13_01.mp3: 180271751 bytes, checksum: 25e05f266597b77a3d021b59c778ce7f (MD5) ads-1002-22.pdf: 646883 bytes, checksum: 4c64058d2643b62afe1e5236a13003ed (MD5) Previous issue date: 2004-12-06


From the Collection: English

Tape Log and Artist Data Sheet

id: DAT-1002. 13

item_title: Bessie Kincade Smith interview

call_number: PRJ-1002

project_title: Turpentine

equipment_used: ;

informant_name: Lazaree Moore Thomas, Bessie Kincade Smith,

fieldworker: Laurie Kay Sommers

recording_engineer: Laurie Kay Sommers

date: 06-Dec-04

recording_location: Hahira

content_summary: Interview with Smith, along with her friend and pastor Thomas, sitting in. Interview focused on life of woman/girl in turpentine camp.

notes: Smith has a health problem that makes her voice low and raspy and breathing pronounced.

technical_summary: good

genre: personal experience narrative, naval stores, turpentine

places: Hahira, Florida, Coleman Camp, Mineola

people: ;

groups: African American

keywords: quarters

id_number: ADS-1002-22

last_name: Smith

first_name: Bessie

middle_name: Kincade



Call number: PRJ-1002


artist_city: Hahira

state: GA

zip: 31632






birthdate: 08/28/36

birthplace: "Days, FL"

ethnicity_1: African American


religion: Holiness

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

occupation: "domestic, Smith Nursing Home, farm work"


date_of_contact: 12/06/04

contact_made_by: Laurie K. Sommers

notes: Interviewed on the front porch of Ms. Smith's home. Role of women for Faces of Piney Woods project.

keywords: Coleman turpentine quarters

Processing Information

PRJ1014-080, ADS-1002-22, VF-1002.50, VF-1002.51, DAT-1002.13, sgfp_sca-2004-6_039

No transcript on file


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)