Bill Stokes, 2014-07-31
Scope and Contents
Keeping Watch: City of Creeks includes video interviews with individuals, pairs, and groups of people about their experiences with Charlotte Mecklenburg creeks and rivers. The interviews were conducted by history graduate student Tenille Todd in cooperation with Mary Newsom, Associate Director of Urban and Regional Affairs at the Urban Institute. The interviews were part of Keeping Watch, a three-year initiative (2014-2016) led by the Urban Institute, the College of Arts and Architecture, and independent arts curator, June Lambla of Lambla artWORKS. The interdisciplinary project invited artists, historians, writers, scientists and environmental groups to engage the public around environmental issues.
- Creation: 2014-07-31
- From the Collection: University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Urban Institute (Organization)
- From the Collection: Newsom, Mary (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Original audiovisual materials are closed to patron use. Please contact Special Collections to request the creation of use copies for particular items; requests will be accommodated when possible. The remaining materials are open for research.
Bill Stokes was a 65-year-old man at the time of this interview, which took place next to the Lake Wylie Dam in South Carolina. He was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and was educated at West Mecklenburg High School, and studied electrical engineering at North Carolina State University. He was employed as an electrical engineer.
Language of Materials
Bill Stokes of Lancaster, South Carolina discusses his hobby of kayaking up and down the Catawba River, and his hobby of collecting the balls that he has found floating down the river. He describes the condition and quantities of trash that come out of the confluence of Sugar Creek and the Catawba River.
Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository
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