Lucy Chambers papers
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Lucy Chambers papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Chambers, Lucy, active 1944-1963.
Title: Lucy Chambers papers
Dates: 1944-1963
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1470

Biographical/Historical Note

Lucy Chambers was married to William O. Chambers and resided at 123 East 48th Street in Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence and clippings from Lucy Chambers dating 1944 to 1963 regarding the disappearance of the Gullah dialect. This was an English based creole language spoken by the Gullah people, also known as Geechees, an African American population living on the Sea Island and coastal region of South Carolina, Georgia, and northeast Florida.

Index Terms

Chambers, Lucy, active 1944-1963.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Letters (correspondence)
Sea Islands Creole dialect.

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.