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Interview with Irwin Holmes

Item information

Title:
Interview with Irwin Holmes
Topics:
People
University History
Subjects:
Interviews
Original Format:
Digital video recording
Extent:
2:00:04 hours
Item identifier:
mc00449-oh-holmes-20141020
Interviewee:
Holmes, Irwin R. more info on Holmes, Irwin R., 1939- 
Interviewer:
Ferris, Virginia L. more info on Ferris, Virginia L. 
Created Date:
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:
Interviews
Oral histories (Document genres)
Names:
Holmes, Irwin R. more info on Holmes, Irwin R., 1939- 
Kenfield, John more info on Kenfield, John 
Ferris, Virginia L. more info on Ferris, Virginia L. 
North Carolina State University -- History more info on North Carolina State University -- History 
Digital Project:
NC State Institutional Histories