History: Pike County, Indiana 1976

A Guide to the Collection of Oral History Interviews at Indiana University Bloomington

Finding aid prepared by the staff of the Center for the Study of History and Memory with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access, 2000-2002

Creator: Indiana University Center for Documentary Research and Practice
Title: History: Pike County, Indiana
Collection No.: ohrc023
Dates: 1976

Quantity: 1 Interview

(Audio files, transcripts, and collateral materials )
Abstract: The project explores the history of Pike County, Indiana.
Location: Interviews are housed in Franklin Hall, Room 0030A. Contact ohrc@indiana.edu for more information. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
Language: Materials are in English
Repository: Center for Documentary Research and Practice
Franklin Hall 0030B
601 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Business Number: 812-855-2856
URL: https://cdrp.mediaschool.indiana.edu/

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one interview. The interview contains 2 reels and collateral materials.


Usage Restrictions:

The archive of the Center for Documentary Research and Practice at Indiana University is open to the use of researchers. Copies of transcript pages are available only when such copies are permitted by the deed of gift. Scholars must honor any restrictions the interviewee placed on the use of the interview. Since some of our earlier (pre-computer) transcripts do not exist in final form, any editing marks in a transcript (deletions, additions, corrections) are to be quoted as marked. Audio files may not be copied for patrons unless the deed of gift permits it, and a transcript is unavailable for that interview. The same rules of use that apply to a transcript apply to the audio interview. Interviews may not be reproduced in full for any public use, but excerpted quotes may be used as long as researchers fully cite the data in their research, including accession number, interview date, interviewee's and interviewer's name, and page(s).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[interviewee first name last name] interview, by [interviewer first name last name], [interview date(s)], [call number], [project name], Center for Documentary Research and Practice, Indiana University, Bloomington, [page number(s) or tape number and side if no transcript; if digital audio and no transcript, cite time when quote occurs].

Acquisition Information

Oral history interviews conducted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory from 1968 to the present, with particular focus on the history of twentieth-century America and the Midwest.

Collection Inventory

Persinger, Dwight , August 19, 1976

No(s): 76-057

Physical Description: Not transcribed; 2 reels, 1 7/8 ips; worksheet

Scope and Content Note: Dwight Persinger discusses the history of Pike County, Indiana. He discusses migrations and customs in a coal town. He talks about community rivalry between the poor and the rich. Persinger discusse racism and the Ku Klux Klan. He also discusses the Persinger family history.

Indexed Terms:

  • Places:
    • Petersburg, Indiana
    • Pike County, Indiana
    • Winslow, Indiana
  • Subjects:
    • community rivalries
    • local customs
    • migration
    • racism
  • Corporate Bodies:
    • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Family Names:
    • Persinger

Access Status: Open