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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. In this interview, Mattie Adkins discusses: growing up in Southern West Virginia; the roles of men, women, and children in the community and in the family; the work her family did; education in her community in the early 1900s; the geography of the area she grew up in; brief sections on marriage and burial customs within her family; a brief section on race relations; community life; religion (including her beliefs in witches & demonic possession); bandaging wounds; cooking; a few stories about murder, accidents, death, and giving to the poor; as well as other topics.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-594.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-594, Huntington, WV.