Lucy Cherry Crisp Oral History Interview

March 26, 1973
Oral History #OH0013
Lennon, Donald R.; Crisp, Lucy Cherry, 1899-1977
Physical description
0.015 Cubic Feet, 3 audiocasette, 3 hours, no transcription
Preferred Citation
Lucy Cherry Crisp Oral History Interview (#OH0013), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

Miss Crisp, a Pitt County, N.C., native, has had a varied career as a poet, journalist, religious counselor, and art museum administrator. Among her published works are two volumes of poetry, Brief Testament and Spring Fever.

Scope and arrangement

In this interview Miss Crisp reads the dialectal verse which makes up Spring Fever. The poems are in Negro dialect and reflect life in the Falkland community of rural Pitt County during the early twentieth century. For related material see Collection #154.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Lucy Cherry Crisp

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

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.

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Crisp, Lucy Cherry, 1899-1977
Authors, American--North Carolina
Black English--Poetry
Dialect poetry, American--North Carolina--Falkland
Falkland (N.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Crisp, Lucy Cherry, 1899-1977. Spring fever and other dialect verse