Interview with Larry Patterson
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Document/manuscript/pamphlet/archival material
Physical Desc
digital sound file.
digital photographs : color.


General Note
Interview NPL000006.
General Note
Materials housed in Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
General Note
"StoryCorps is a national project to instruct and inspire people to record on another's stories in sound. . . . StoryCorps is modeled -- in spirit and in scope -- after the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the 1930s, through which oral history interviews with everyday Americans across the country were recorded." -- StoryCorps website accessed 07/11/2007. "StoryCorps is a project of Sound Portraits Productions, in partnership with National Public Radio and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress." -- StoryCorps brochure.
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Scope and content: Larry Patterson shares with his grandson, Alex Williams, memories of his achievements; travel experiences; marriage and children; military service during Vietnam; health and medical issues; political beliefs; family and early childhood; religious beliefs; career; residences; pets; hobbies; education; community involvement; family history and traditions; and favorite stories. He also shares memories of historical events during his lifetime, including the Cuban Missile Crisis, meeting President John F. Kennedy and the president's subsequent assassination, the integration of Clemson University, and the moon landing.
Interview recorded in the Nashville StoryCorps StoryBooth, located in the Nashville Room of the Nashville Public Library from September 2007 to September 2008. Each interview is approximately 40 minutes long and conducted with the help of a trained facilitator. Most interviews are conducted by family members and friends of the interviewees. Most interviews are accompanied by digital color photographs of the participants taken at the time of the interview.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: Interview with Larry Patterson, Nashville StoryCorps StoryBooth Interviews, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Duplication of the recorded materials is governed by copyright and other restrictions.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Sound Portraits Productions;,Gift;,2007-2008;,Acc. 2008.010.
Location of Other Archival Materials
StoryCorps Collection,,Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress,,Washington, D.C.
Biographical or Historical Data
Larry Patterson was born in 1944 and grew up in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, during the 1980s. He is a retired educator and is actively involved in volunteer work around Nashville including volunteering for the Nashville Public Library. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Biographical or Historical Data
The Nashville StoryCorps StoryBooth was funded by the Nashville Public Library Foundation. The booth operated at the Nashville Public Library from September 2007 to September 2008.
In English.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Index available in repository.
Linking Entry Complexity
Forms part of: Nashville StoryCorps StoryBooth Interviews.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Patterson, L., & Williams, A. Interview with Larry Patterson .

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Patterson, Larry, 1944- and Alex Williams. Interview With Larry Patterson. .

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Patterson, Larry, 1944- and Alex Williams. Interview With Larry Patterson .

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Patterson, Larry, and Alex Williams. Interview With Larry Patterson

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