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William L. Person Oral History

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Abstract: This interview was conducted as part of the College of William and Mary Oral History Project. Billy Person grew up in Williamsburg, the son of Charles Person, who operated a local jewelry store and later opened the first garage. Mr. Person's description of life in Williamsburg in the pre- World War I era is of a very different town than the current one. Mr. Person attended William and Mary from 1921 to 1924 and in this interview he tells of the relationship between the Colonial Williamsburg restoration and local businesses.
Issued Date: 1976-07-09
Subjects: College of William and Mary--History--20th century
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/5456
Citation: University Archives Oral History Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: The original manuscript transcript of this interview is available in University Archives Oral History Collection in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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    The University Archives Oral History Collection consists of transcripts and recordings of oral history interviews conducted with College of William and Mary faculty, staff, alumni, and others connected to the College.

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