Retha Wood Oral History Interview

MC 1244

Special Collections
University of Arkansas Libraries

365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: 479-575-8444
Email: specoll@uark.edu

Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Katrina Windon, 2019.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Wood, Retha
Title
Retha Wood Oral History Interview
Inclusive Dates
1993
Identification
MC 1244
Extent
0.08 linear feet (2 tapes and 1 folder)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email specoll@uark.edu at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

Use Restrictions Apply: Interviewee Retha Wood specified that any publication of the interview required her permission, so researchers should seek permission from Retha Wood's son, J. C. Wood of Arkoma, Oklahoma, before publishing from the collection.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

The Retha Wood Oral History Interview was donated to the Special Collections Department by Retha Wood of Arkoma, Oklahoma, and Randall Leo Hudson on April 15, 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Katrina Windon; completed in May 2019.

Preferred Form of Citation

Retha Wood Oral History Interview (MC 1244), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Retha Louella Jones was born July 28, 1931, to John and Ella Jones, and grew up in rural Le Flore County, Oklahoma. Her father, John, was a farmer and preacher. She married Jay Wood. She passed away April 2, 2009, in Arkoma, Oklahoma.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an oral history interview, on audio cassette tape, conducted by Randall Leo Hudson of Retha Wood on April 15, 1993, about Wood's experience growing up during the Great Depression in rural Le Flore County, Oklahoma. She discusses her family life, agricultural and food practices, her school, illnesses and diseases, and home remedies. Also included is a photocopy of notes by Wood related to her discussions in the interview.

Subject Terms

The following persons, organizations, or topics are among those represented within the collection materials:

Depressions--1929

Le Flore County (Okla.)

    Detailed Description of the Collection

    The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection

    Box User Cassettes Box 4

    Box User Cassettes Box 4 Item MC 1244

    Retha Wood oral history interview- Audio cassette tape (user copy), April 15, 1993

    Use of the master copy is restricted for preservation reasons; researchers should use the access copy.
    Box Master Cassettes Box 5 Item MC 1244

    Retha Wood oral history interview- Audio cassette tape (master copy), April 15, 1993

    Box Small Manuscript Collections Box 10 Folder MC 1244

    Retha Wood notes, circa 1993 (Photocopy of handwritten notes, illegible in parts.)

    END OF COLLECTION

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