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Macon memories oral history project

Repository: Randolph-Macon College. McGraw-Page Library. Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): This collection includes an interview with the first African-America student to graduate from the college after spending four years there, Dennis Howard, as well as an interview with one of the college's earliest African-American students who later came back as a faculty member, Jerome Clayton Ross, R-MC Class of 1975.

Collection Description (Extant): The Macon Memories Oral History Project captures the stories of faculty, staff, and others with a long-time affiliation with Randolph-Macon College. This project records the personal reflections and experiences of individual people, in the belief that the collective memories will shed broader light on the College's history. This project was created with seed money from the Board of Associates.

This project is the work of Lynda Wright, Assistant Professor and Head of Technical Services, McGraw-Page Library.

Macon Memories is an active oral history project in which interviews and transcriptions are added continuously.

Collection URL: http://library.rmc.edu/specialcollections/digcoll/MaconMemories/MaconMemories.html External Link

Digital Status: Born-digital

Extent: 5 transcripts; 54 photographs; 54 digital sound files (most available both in wav and mp3 formats)

Language: English

Interviewees: Dennis Howard, Jerome Clayton Ross

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American college students--Virginia
African American college teachers
African Americans--Education (Higher)
Ashland (Va.)
College integration
Randolph-Macon College

Genres:

Interviews
Photographs
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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