About the Collection
The collection of oral histories capturing the history and sea island culture of Edisto Island, South Carolina, stems from two different periods. Two of the interviews (Alice Stevens and Marion Murray) were recorded in the 1990s. The remaining interviews were conducted in 2016. The purpose of the interviews was to gather impressions of Edisto’s unique way of life from a variety of perspectives. These interviews represent the first installment of an ongoing project. The oral history project with Edisto’s most elderly citizens and continues to conduct further interviews to get a broad overview of life on a sea island along the coast of South Carolina.