Farmville, North Carolina, Oral History Collection: Essie El-Ramey Oral History Interview

1979-02-18
Oral History Interview #OH0270-006
Creator(s)
El-Ramey, Essie; Moye, Moses, Jr.
Physical description
2.49 Gigabytes, (Digital Files: Access file 27.8MB; Master file 2.49GB)
Preferred Citation
Farmville, North Carolina, Oral History Collection: Essie El-Ramey Oral History (#OH0270-006), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions.

Oral history interview with Mrs. Essie El-Ramey of Farmville, N.C., an immigrant from Lebanon, interviewed by Moses Moye, Jr., as part of an Eagle scout project. El-Ramey discusses her childhood in Lebanon, her immigration with her father to the United States in 1911 at the age of 12, her upbringing in Greenville, N.C., including her schooling and bullying due to her accent, her employment, her courtship and marriage to Joseph El-Ramey of Farmville, N.C., the raising of her children, travel from Farmville to Greenville, the various forms of transportation she experienced throughout her life, and the changes she has witnessed in Farmville over the years. The interview closes with a discussion of the conflict in Lebanon occurring in 1979 and the causes of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.


Administrative information
Custodial History

April 27, 2020, (unprocessed), 1 digital surrogate file; Oral history interview with Mrs. Essie El-Ramey of Farmville, N.C., an immigrant from Lebanon, interviewed by Moses Moye, Jr., as part of an Eagle scout project. El-Ramey discusses her childhood in Lebanon, her immigration with her father to the United States in 1911 at the age of 12, her upbringing in Greenville, N.C., including her schooling and bullying due to her accent, her employment, her courtship and marriage to Joseph El-Ramey of Farmville, N.C., the raising of her children, travel from Farmville to Greenville, the various forms of transportation she experienced throughout her life, and the changes she has witnessed in Farmville over the years. The interview closes with a discussion of the conflict in Lebanon occurring in 1979 and the causes of the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Original cassette was returned to owner.

Source of acquisition

Lent by David Miller, director of Farmville Public Library

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