The First Person Project collects personal narratives and oral histories documenting life in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Interviews are usually between two friends or family members and typically focus on personal stories such as relationships and family histories. Interviews also touch on larger historical and cultural themes such as racial identity, religion, gay rights, the death penalty, and life in Athens and in Georgia.
Interviewees are in most cases listed first.
These histories are part of a larger collection that can be found here.
Interviews were recorded in Americus, Georgia, at the Lee Council House in December 2013. Intervews were made possible through a partnership between the Russell Library, the UGA Archway Partnership, and the Americus Downtown Development Authority.
Jane Butler and Angie Singletary
Linda Fuller Degelmann and Angie Singletary
Georgia Narratives include interviews that highlight the personal stories of a variety of people, including many different women living in Georgia.
Dawn Bennett-Alexander and Jenniffer Jones: 3 interviews
Daniel and Sarah Riggs
Virginia Schultz and Christine Packwood
Marjorie NeSmith and Dink NeSmith
Geneva Blasingame, Renee Donnell, and Laura Duvekot
Fannie Jordan, Renee Donnell, Laura Duvekot
Sally Rhoden and Jodie Rhoden
Jill Clement and Louis Boyd
Raleigh Saperstein and Callie Holmes
Christina Cotsakis and Iva Dimitrova
Emogene Williams and Rev. Avis Williams
Jan Buley and Iva Dimitrova
Dorothy Partridge and Iva Dimitrova
Interviews were recorded in Plains, Georgia, at the Plains Historic Inn in February 2014. Interviews were made possible through a partnership between the Russell Library, The UGA Archway Partnership, and the Americus Downtown Development Authority.
Allene Haugabook and Steve Short
Jan Williams and Angie Singletary
Sandra Walters and Angie Singletary
Interviews were recorded in Athens, Georgia, through a partnership between the Russell Library and Dr. Cari Goetcheus, College of Environment and Design, UGA.
Jack and Alice Rowland
Katherine "Kitty" Ross