Annimae White Oral History Interview

February 6, 1981
Oral History #OH0066
White, Annimae; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassette, 2 hours, 25 pages
Preferred Citation
Annimae White Oral History Interview (#OH0066), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Annimae White

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Encoded by Apex Data Services

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Key terms
Personal Names
White, Annimae
Missionaries--Congo (Democratic Republic)
Congo (Democratic Republic)--Description and travel
Congo (Democratic Republic)--History--1908-1960
Congo (Democratic Republic)--History--1960-1997