Oral history interviews with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas, 1971, 1976  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Thomas, Constance Pitter
Title
Oral history interviews with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas
Dates
1971, 1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 sound cassettes (approximately 3 hours); selected transcripts
Collection Number
1583
Summary
Oral history interviews of an African American educator in Seattle Public Schools
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Constance Allen Pitter Thomas (1917-2006) was an African American and a native Seattleite. She attended the University of Washington in the post-Depression years, majoring in speech and drama. She received her degree in 1941. After briefly pursuing a career as an actress in New York city, she returned to Seattle and became a substitute teacher for Seattle Public Schools for 11 years eventually landing a permanent job as a speech therapist and instructor of youth with disabilities.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Tape recorded interviews conducted in 1971 and 1976.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Arrangement

Organized into 3 accessions.

  • Accession No. 1583-001, Oral history interviews with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas, 1971
  • Accession No. 1629-001, Oral history interview with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas, 1971
  • Accession No. 1583-003, Oral history interview with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas, 1976


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 1583-001: Oral history interviews with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas, 1971Return to Top

2 sound cassettes (2 hours 30 minutes); partial transcript.

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interviews conducted by Mrs. John J. Gayton and Richard C. Berner on 7 Apr 1971 (tape 59) and 15, 21, 29 Apr 1971 (tape 60); transcript for 7 Apr interview. Interviews are the beginning of Constance Allen Pitter Thomas' reminiscence on her life in Seattle.

Restrictions on Access: The interviews were originally recorded on magnetic media. Users will need to arrange to have the originals transferred to digital format before the interview can be accessed. The partial transcript is open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Description
Oral history interviews with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas

Accession No. 1629-001: Oral history interview with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas, 1971Return to Top

1 sound cassette (20 min.)

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by Mrs. John J. Gayton and Richard C. Berner on 29 Apr 1971.

Restrictions on Access: The interview was originally recorded on magnetic media. Users will need to arrange to have the original transferred to digital format before the interview can be accessed.

Restrictions on Use: Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Description
Oral history interview with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas

Accession No. 1583-003: Oral history interview with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas, 1976Return to Top

1 sound cassette; 1 item

Scope and Content: Tape recorded interview conducted by Katherine Raff in Mar, 1976; excerpt from Puget Soundings, Jun 1976 issue.

Restrictions on Access: The interview was originally recorded on magnetic media. Users will need to arrange to have the originals transferred to digital format before the interview can be accessed. The transcript is open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Informant's/creator's rights dedicated to the public. May be used for research, instruction, publication or similar purposes.

Description
Oral history interview with Constance Allen Pitter Thomas

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • African American teachers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Speech therapists--Washington (State)--Seattle

Personal Names

  • Thomas, Constance Pitter--Interviews

Corporate Names

  • Seattle Public Schools--Employees

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)