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Interview with Irwin Holmes

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Title:
Interview with Irwin Holmes
Topics:
University History
People
Subjects:
Interviews
Original Format:
Digital video recording; 2:00:04 hours
Item identifier:
mc00449-oh-holmes-20141020
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Description:
This interview was conducted in the home of Irwin Holmes in Durham, North Carolina. Holmes discusses his family background; memories of racial segregation in Durham during the 1940s and 1950s; the role of sports in his high school and college experiences; entering North Carolina State University as one of the first African American students to matriculate in 1956; experiences as a student and athlete; playing on the NC State tennis team under Coach Kenfield; and changes in Durham, Raleigh, and NC State since his youth.
Genre:
Oral histories (Document genres)
Interviews
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Digital Project:
NC State Institutional Histories
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