The oral history consists of ten digital files: 2011.174.38.1a, 2011.174.38.1b, 2011.174.38.1c, 2011.174.38.1d, 2011.174.38.1e, 2011.174.38.1f, 2011.174.38.1g, 2011.174.38.1h, 2011.174.38.1i, and 2011.174.38.1j.
Priscilla Tietjen Bassett recalls growing up in Plainfield, New Jersey, and attending Smith College, and Emmett W. Bassett, Ph. D. remembers growing up in Henry County, Virginia, serving in World War II, and attending Tuskegee Institute, where he assisted George Washington Carver with research. They tell how they met at a protest of a segregated restaurant in Massachusetts, raising money for Emmett Till's mother, their involvement in many civil rights groups in New York, and attending the March on Washington. They also discuss Dr. Bassett’s career as a professor of dairy science, Mrs. Bassett's career as a librarian, and their struggles as an interracial married couple.
Woman’s wrist watch worn by Harriette Vyda Sims Moore. The watch has a gold-colored face with black hour and minute hands and black numerals, some of which are partially worn away. Under the numeral six is the word "Swiss." The watch is housed in an eight sided watch case, also of a gold colored metal. Both the face and the case have swirling floral designs engraved on them. The two lugs on either side that attach the strap to the case are made of a dark brassy colored metal. They attach to two silver colored rings that make up the ends of the watch band. The band itself is a silver colored metal and has no clasp as it is a stretch band. It is possibly not contemporary to the watch itself. The back of the watch case has a decorative floral band around the edge. The center is plain, with numerous scratches. The crystal (glass) is missing.