Zelda Nance Fisher, Oral History

Title

Zelda Nance Fisher, Oral History

Files

Streaming Media

Date

2019-06-20

Description

This is a video recording of an oral history interview with Zelda Nance Fisher. It was conducted June 20, 2019. The interviewer is Louise Skinner. The videographer is Sandy Bond.

This interview focuses on Zelda Nance Fisher’s memories of growing up in Delta County, Texas and surrounding communities.

Fisher was born in 1929 to Newton Edward and Minnie Tatum Nance. She was the youngest of a large tenant-farming family. To her family, she was known as “Winkle”, and she remembers moving from farm-to-farm and school-to-school. Fisher shares stories about her parents, attending school, and her experiences during the Great Depression and WWII.

Fisher met her future husband J.C. Fisher on the square in downtown Cooper, Texas. In 1968 she began attending East Texas State University, now Texas A&M University-Commerce, at the same time as her son Stephen, who was attending the same college. Fisher retired in 1990 after working for thirty years in various Delta County schools.

Type

Moving Image

Format

mp4

Language

eng

Department

Special Collections and University Archives

Identifier

2008-032_OH_01252_interview

Zelda Nance Fisher, Oral History

Subject

Cooper (Tex.); Delta County (Tex.); Great Depression; World War, 1939-1945; Teachers; Schools; East Texas State University; Oral histories;


Keywords

World War II; ETSU; TAMUC; Texas A&M University-Commerce; Delta County Oral History Project

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