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Catherine Black transcript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2011 Box 1 (11.0001-11.0095), Folder: 11.0007-Folder 1
Identifier: 11.0007

Scope and Contents

This oral history interview transcript relates to the life experiences of Catherine Black, an American woman who grew up in the Great Depression and came of age during World War II. Black recounts growing up during the Great Depression, graduating college, her life on the home front, and her life after the war. She discusses raising a child when her husband was at war, living in Arkansas near a Japanese internment camp, becoming a early widow after the war, her remarrige, and her second husband's experiences as a B17 Bomber Pilot during the War.


  • Date of interview: November 30, 2010
  • Event: 1922-2010
  • Other: Date accessioned: 2020-05-15


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All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical/ Historical Information

Catherine Black was born August 18, 1922 in Morrilton, AR, the daughter of John and Vera Johnson Patton. She married Dewitt Talmadge Black Jr. on February 12, 1944 in Memphis, TN. He passed away in March 1957. She then married Lane Jordan in Crossett, AR, and he passed away in 1993 after 35 years of marriage. She moved to Mountain Home in 1994. Thirdly, she married Russell Heldenbrand in Mountain Home, AR in 1996 and he passed away in 2003. Catherine had 3 sons: Dewitt Black, Dr. John Patton Black, AR, and William Lawrence Black. Catherine passed away on April 16, 2011 in Mountain Home,AK and is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Morrilton, AK.


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Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Catherine Black transcript
Andrew Flaxman
May 25, 2020
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