Charles A. Sthreshley & Florence M. Sthreshley Oral History Interview

1947-1974; February 15, 1982; March 1, 1982; May 17, 1982
Oral History #OH0073
Sthreshley, Florence M.; Lennon, Donald R.; Sthreshley, Charles A.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 4 audiocassette, 5 hours, 102 pages
Preferred Citation
Charles A. Sthreshley & Florence M. Sthreshley Oral History Interview (#OH0073), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Biographical/historical information

Rev. & Mrs. Streshley served in the Congo - Zaire as teachers and educators. Mrs. Streshley departed for Africa in 1947 and was joined there by her husband in 1955. They served there with intermittent furloughs until 1974. She returned on special assignment in 1981 for several months.

Scope and arrangement

Topics discussed include first impressions of Africa, life styles and economic conditions of the people, administration of the school system, teaching practices, Lauback method of language instruction, the coming of independence, the Congo Rebellion of 1960 and subsequent outbreaks in 1964 and 1967, witchcraft, and other aspects of life in Africa.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Charles A. Sthreshley & Florence M. Sthreshley

Processing information

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Sthreshley, Charles A.
Sthreshley, Florence M.
Civil war--Congo (Democratic Republic)
Education--Congo (Democratic Republic)
Language and languages--Study and teaching--Congo (Democratic Republic)
Missionaries--Congo (Democratic Republic)
Missions--Study and teaching--Congo (Democratic Republic)--20th century
Teachers--Congo (Democratic Republic)
Witchcraft--Congo (Democratic Republic)--20th century
Congo (Democratic Republic)--Description and travel
Congo (Democratic Republic)--History