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Annimae White Oral History Interview, February 6, 1981

(Oral History #OH0066)

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Title: Annimae White Oral History Interview
Creators: Lennon, Donald R.
White, Annimae
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassette, 2 hours, 25 pages .

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General note

1930-1965

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

Preferred Citation

Annimae White Oral History Interview (#OH0066), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Annimae White

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Miss White, a native of Thomaston, Georgia, served as a Methodist missionary to the Congo for thirty five years. Included in this interview are discussions of her background in rural Georgia, education at Scarritt and Peabody University, assignment to Africa, and her life there between 1930 and 1965. African topics include descriptions of travel up the Congo by riverboat, life in a mud hut at Tunda Station, experiences at a teacher training school at Wembo Nyama, difficulties of reaching home for 1945 furlough, and studies at Columbia University and in Paris. Also of major interest are accounts of the tribal wars, the Congolese Rebellion (1960-1961), evacuation to Rhodesia, and her final years of service at Kituta.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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