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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Ruth Vick, 1973. Interview B-0057. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Southern Regional Council state divisions mimic their parent on a smaller scale

In this brief excerpt that may be useful for historians of the Southern Regional Council, Vick explains the purpose of the SRC's state divisions. They served basically the same function as their parent organization, and were intended to become self-sustaining three years after their creation.

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Oral History Interview with Ruth Vick, 1973. Interview B-0057. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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JACQUELYN HALL:
What are the state councils supposed to do?
RUTH VICK:
They are supposed to do almost the same thing that the Southern Regional Council is doing here, and sort of keep the Council informed as to what was happening in the smaller communities, because most of the state councils had little branches in small towns and counties. Oh, they were strung all out throughout the state of Georgia, in very small towns. And they would report to the central body what was happening, and of course a lot of research that we needed, and needed stuff documented, they'd do that for us, which was quite helpful. And they were supposed to become self-sustaining after three years.