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1984-1985
Title: Interview with George Spain on Pearl City – ca. 1984 - 1985.
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Name(s): Spain, George (Interviewee)
Evans, Arthur S. (Interviewer)
Boca Raton Historical Society
Type of Resource: sound recording
Genre: Interview
Oral Histories
Issuance: single unit
Date Created: 1984-1985
Date Issued: 1984-1985
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Physical Form: audio/mp3
Extent: 01:08:19
Language(s): English
Identifier: FA00000604 (IID)
Note(s): Pearl City is an African American Community located in Boca Raton between Northeast Tenth Street to north of Glades Road between Dixie and Federal Highways. Today, Pearl City is one of Boca Raton’s designated historic districts. This interview is one in a series conducted from 1984-85 by sociologist Dr. Arthur Evans of Florida Atlantic University. The information gathered from these interviews was used for the compilation of “Pearl City, An Analysis of the Folk History,” by Sharon Wells, The Spanish River Papers, v. XV (1986-87) and the book Pearl City, Florida: A Black Community Remembers, by Dr. Arthur S. Evans, Jr. and David Lee (1990). George Spain was born in Boca Raton in 1926. His parents came to this area from Georgia via Melbourne, FL about 1920. George’s stepfather, Alex Hughes, arrived in Boca Raton in 1914 and was the first person to build a house on a lot in Pearl City. For additional information concerning Pearl City go the Boca Raton Historical Society’s website www.bocahistory.org.
Subject(s): Oral histories -- Florida
Pearl City (Boca Raton, Fla.) -- History
Oral history
Culture -- Study and teaching -- Interviews
African Americans -- Florida -- History
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FA00000604
Use and Reproduction: All rights reserved by the source institution
Owner Institution: FAU

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Title: Interview with George Spain on Pearl City – ca. 1984 - 1985.
Name(s): Spain, George (Interviewee)
Evans, Arthur S. (Interviewer)
Boca Raton Historical Society
Type of Resource: mixed material
Genre: Interview
Oral Histories
Issuance: single unit
Date Created: 1984-1985
Date Issued: 1984-1985
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Physical Form: mp3/pdf
Extent: 01:08:19 : 24 p.
Language(s): English
Identifier: 53689 (digitool), FAU53689 (IID)
Note(s): Pearl City is an African American Community located in Boca Raton between Northeast Tenth Street to north of Glades Road between Dixie and Federal Highways. Today, Pearl City is one of Boca Raton’s designated historic districts. This interview is one in a series conducted from 1984-85 by sociologist Dr. Arthur Evans of Florida Atlantic University. The information gathered from these interviews was used for the compilation of “Pearl City, An Analysis of the Folk History,” by Sharon Wells, The Spanish River Papers, v. XV (1986-87) and the book Pearl City, Florida: A Black Community Remembers, by Dr. Arthur S. Evans, Jr. and David Lee (1990). George Spain was born in Boca Raton in 1926. His parents came to this area from Georgia via Melbourne, FL about 1920. George’s stepfather, Alex Hughes, arrived in Boca Raton in 1914 and was the first person to build a house on a lot in Pearl City. For additional information concerning Pearl City go the Boca Raton Historical Society’s website www.bocahistory.org.
Subject(s): Oral histories -- Florida
Pearl City (Boca Raton, Fla.) -- History
Oral history
Culture -- Study and teaching -- Interviews
African Americans -- Florida -- History
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FAU53689
Use and Reproduction: All rights reserved by the source institution
Owner Institution: FAU

In Collections