Mississippi 11

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 83

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/09/1933

PLACE OF BIRTH: Ecru, Mississippi

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: retired professor, writer, and Tennessee Williams Scholar

EDUCATION: Ph.D

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was raised in Tupelo but was born in Ecru. He also spent one year in the Delta and one year at Vicksburg as a youth. As an adult, he has lived in Memphis, Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

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RECORDED BY: Mendy McMasters

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 30/09/2016

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Well, I, I was born, in, in the town, little town called Ecru in the hills of north Mississippi. We spent one year in the Delta, one year at Vicksburg, the national military park. My father worked for the National Park Service. Then we moved to Tupelo, and I grew up, uh, north of town. Part of the time we lived in town; part of the time we lived in the Natchez Trace headquarters north of town. And that — course it was in Tupelo that I was in school with Elvis. And, uh, then I went to, uh, Ole Miss. Uh, well, I went to Southwestern at Memphis [now Rhodes College] as an undergrad, then to Ole Miss. Got my master’s and Ph.D, then went to, uh, wound up in New Orleans to teach, uh, at the University of New Orleans.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Mendy McMasters

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/10/2016

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