Collection Number: 05764

Collection Title: Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
Abstract The Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family contains transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with E. Leroy Cundiff and Gladys Cundiff Morrison, audio recordings of interviews, a small number of photographs, and other papers, including clippings and related correspondence. Anne R. Phillips, oral historian and professor of North Carolina, conducted oral history interviews of E. Leroy Cundiff and Gladys Cundiff Morrison with students enrolled in her college courses. E. Leroy Cundiff (1897-1999) and his daughter, Gladys Cundiff Morrison (d. 2017) of Yadkin County, N.C. were both African American educators, and Cundiff was influential in establishing the first school for African American children where the grades went through high school in Boonville, N.C.
Creator Phillips, Anne Radford.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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[Identification of item], in the Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family #5764, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Anne R. Phillips in 2017 (Acc. 103163).
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Anne R. Phillips, oral historian and professor of North Carolina, conducted oral history interviews of E. Leroy Cundiff and Gladys Cundiff Morrison with students enrolled in her college courses.

E. Leroy Cundiff (1897-1999) of Boonville, N.C. was an African American educator who taught at schools in Surry, Stokes, and Yadkin counties. He was a 1915 graduate of North Carolina A&T College. He was influential in establishing the first school for African American children where the grades went through high school in Boonville. Cundiff's daughter, Gladys Cundiff Morrison (d. 2017), was also an educator. She taught at Yadkin High School and attended Barber-Scotia College.

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The Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family contains transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with E. Leroy Cundiff and Gladys Cundiff Morrison, audio recordings of interviews, a small number of photographs, and other papers, including clippings and related correspondence.

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Approximately 250 items

The Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family contains transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with E. Leroy Cundiff and Gladys Cundiff Morrison, audio recordings of interviews, a small number of photographs, and other papers, including clippings and related correspondence.

Box 1

Papers, 1990-2017 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" Box 1

Image Folder PF-5764/1

E. Leroy Cundiff, 1995 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" PF-5764/1

E. Leroy Cundiff, 96 years old, at his home in Boonville, Yadkin County, NC, with Anne Phillips, Spring 1995. Photos by Christine Rucker.

Image Folder PF-5764/2

Trip to interview E. Leroy Cundiff, 1995, and Foothills Arts Council, circa 2005, Elkin, NC #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" PF-5764/2

Image Folder PF-5764/3

Leroy Cundiff and Stoney Ridge School photocopies #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" PF-5764/3

Audiocassette C-05764/1

E. Leroy Cundiff, Boonville, NC, Interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 28 April 1993 (Tape 1 of 2) #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/1

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sawyer also present. Master tape

Audiocassette C-05764/2

E. Leroy Cundiff, Boonville, NC, Interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 28 April 1993 (Tape 2 of 2) #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/2

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sawyer also present. Master tape

Audiocassette C-05764/3

E. Leroy Cundiff interviewed by Clarence Sawyer and Anne R. Phillips, 28 April 1993 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/3

Audiocassette C-05764/4

E. Leroy Cundiff, Boonville, NC, Interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, Stoney Ridge Community near Horne Creek Farm, Surry County, NC, 5 June 1993 (Tape 1 of 2) #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/4

Master tape

Audiocassette C-05764/5

E. Leroy Cundiff, Boonville, NC, Interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, Stoney Ridge Community near Horne Creek Farm, Surry County, NC, 5 June 1993 (Tape 2 of 2) #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/5

Master tape

Audiocassette C-05764/6

E. Leroy Cundiff, Boonville, NC, Interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, Stoney Ridge Community near Horne Creek Farm, Surry County, NC, 5 June 1993 (Tape 1 of 2) #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/6

Copy 1

Audiocassette C-05764/7

E. Leroy Cundiff, Boonville, NC, Interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, Stoney Ridge Community near Horne Creek Farm, Surry County, NC, 5 June 1993 (Tape 2 of 2) #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/7

Copy 1

Audiocassette C-05764/8

E. Leroy Cundiff, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 5 June 1993 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/8

Audiocassette C-05764/9

E. Leroy Cundiff, interviewed by John Haywood and others, oral history class, WSSU, 4 February 1995 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/9

Tape 2 of 2; tape 1 never received

Audiocassette C-05764/10

E. Leroy Cundiff, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 5 April 1995 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/10

Christine Rucker, photographer for Winston-Salem Journal, also present for photo session. Master tape

Audiocassette C-05764/11

E. Leroy Cundiff, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 5 April 1995 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/11

Christine Rucker, photographer for Winston-Salem Journal, also present for photo session.

Audiocassette C-05764/12

E. Leroy Cundiff, interviewed by Willie Birch and Anne R. Phillips, Boonville, NC, 8 October 1995 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/12

Original tape

Audiocassette C-05764/13

Gladys Cundiff Morrison, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips at Mrs. Morrison's home, 29 March 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/13

Audiocassette C-05764/14

Gladys Cundiff Morrison, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips at Mrs. Morrison's home, 29 March 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/14

Childhood to college graduation

Audiocassette C-05764/15

Gladys Cundiff Morrison, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 11 July 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/15

Her graduation from college and first teaching in Yadkin County

Audiocassette C-05764/16

Gladys Cundiff Morrison, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 11 July 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/16

College graduation, to Philadelphia after college, back to Yadkin County to teach in Fall, teaching Barney Hill, Yadkinville High School (black)

Audiocassette C-05764/17

Boonville Presbyterian Church, Cundiff Family, taped by Anne R. Phillips, 3 September 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/17

Picnic and celebration planned by Gladys Cundiff Morrison, church full, noon service, picnic under the trees, Elkin newspaper reporters there, also Phillips and Andrew Mackie

Audiocassette C-05764/18

Boonville Presbyterian Church, Cundiff Family, taped by Anne R. Phillips, 3 September 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/18

Cundiff Reunion and 125th anniversary of founding of Boonville Presbyterian Church

Audiocassette C-05764/19

Boonville Presbyterian Church, 3 September 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/19

Audiocassette C-05764/20

Gladys Cundiff Morrison, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips at Mrs. Morrison's home, 14 September 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/20

Finished college at Barber Scotia in 1940s, graduation, to New Jersey summer after college graduation, back to Huntsville, NC, father's visit to Huntsville, Friday plays for children, taught grades 1-8, marriage, lived in Lewisville, son born in 1949, house near East Bend, husband worked at Chatham, got her driver's license

Audiocassette C-05764/21

Gladys Cundiff Morrison, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 14 September 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/21

Audiocassette C-05764/22

Gladys Cundiff Morrison, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips at Mrs. Morrison's home, 14 September 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/22

Her college work at Barber Scotia

Audiocassette C-05764/23

Gladys Cundiff Morrison, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 21 September 2005 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/23

Cliff Morrison as person and artist, their work together in Foothills Arts Council

Audiocassette C-05764/24

Gladys Cundiff Morrison, interviewed by Anne R. Phillips, 29 May 2006 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/24

Audiocassette C-05764/25

Yadkin High School History, talk by Gladys Cundiff Morrison for the Yadkin County Historical Society, Boonville, NC, 25 March 2007 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/25

Several graduates present. Taped by Anne R. Phillips

Audiocassette C-05764/26

History of Yadkin High School, taped by Anne R. Phillips for Gladys Cundiff Morrison, Boonville, NC, 25 March 2007 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/26

Land given by E. Leroy Cundiff

Audiocassette C-05764/27

Elkin Gladys Cundiff Morrison Foothills Art Council talk, Oak Grove, 10 February 2008 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/27

Audiocassette C-05764/28

Gladys Cundiff Morrison and others at her church, Black History Month celebration, 2010 #05764, Series: "Anne R. Phillips Oral History Collection on the Cundiff Family, 1990-2017" C-05764/28

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jodi Berkowitz and Amy Morgan, November 2017

Encoded by: Jodi Berkowitz, November 2017

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