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200th oral history added

Digital Projects is happy to announce that we have now added our 200th interview transcript to the Oral History Collections website .

The March 8, 1990, interview with Mary Jane Wharton Sockwell is part of the UNCG Centennial Oral History Project from the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives and was conducted by Missy Foy. In the interview, Sockwell talks about receiving her doctorate, returning to Greensboro and remarrying, and the strictness and fun of student life during the Depression. She describes student government, campus traditions, dormitory life, and the many organizations on campus. Sockwell remembers influential faculty, President Julius Isaac Foust, Chancellor Walter Clinton Jackson, and Chancellor Edward Kidder Graham, Jr. She discusses her Fiftieth Class Reunion, their scholarship in honor of campus physician, Dr. Ruth Collings; and her views on the controversy between Chancellor William Moran and the Alumni Association.

In addition to the Oral History Collections site, over three hundred interview transcripts are available in the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project site and and over two hundred more can be seen at Civil Rights Greensboro.

Many thanks to Special Projects Archivist Hermann Trojanowski and Oral History Editors Sue Manchester and Mimi Smith-DeCoster for all their work on the oral history project!

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