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Interview with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Her Maid Martha Mickens

 Item
Identifier: Recording Number 10

Scope and Content

The recording is not in a standard interview format. A man's voice is heard at intervals but he is never identified. Martha Mickens, Rawlings' maid, sings four spirituals and then gives a prayer. Rawlings and Mickens talk briefly about how Mickens came to help out and then Mickens sings three more spirituals. Rawlings then recites a sonnet she composed, "Having Left Cities Behind Me", and a poem titled "Mountain Rain".

Dates

  • Undated

Language of Materials

English

Access

The recording is available for research.

Extent

0.01 Linear feet (Reel audio recording, 7 1/2 ips, Mono. Duration: 00:17:17)

Abstract

Recording of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings reciting poetry and her maid Martha Mickens singing spirituals.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Alternative Format Available

The recording has been digitized and is available in UF Digital Collections here.
Title
Interview with Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Her Maid Martha Mickens
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
Date
January 2006
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
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