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Regional History and Genealogical Sources

Regional history materials and genealogical sources.

Myron House Oral History Collection

The bulk of the recordings are oral history interviews conducted by Myron W. House, former Special Collections Librarian in Ingram Library, University of West Georgia, from 1980 to 2006. The interviews deal predominantly with the history of West Georgia College and surrounding communities in Carroll County and Douglas County, including the cities of Carrollton, Villa Rica, Bowden, and Bremen. Interviewees reflect on various aspects of their lives and local history. Some speak about their time at West Georgia College either as a student, faculty or staff. Other topics include the Great Depression, the development of Carroll County, the A&M School, and their family history. A majority of the interviews were conducted in the 1980s.

The interviews can be accessed on the Digital Library of Georgia database at the link above.

The interviews can also be accessed on the finding aid at the following using the link above. You will then navigate to the Electronic Interviews tab on the right side of the screen to access the digital interviews by person.

Interview with Dr. John Oliver on June 8, 1982. Track 1 and 2. Interviewed by: Myron House. Abstract: History of West Georgia College, 1946-1948

Interview with Carl and Clarlice Stevens on October 20, 1980. Tracks 1 and 2. Interviewed by: Rita Gentry. Abstract: Depression Era in Carroll Co.

Interview with Shirley Boykin on October 22, 1980. Tracks 1 and 2. Interviewed by: Rita Gentry. Abstract: Depression Era in Carroll Co.