Audio Recordings "My ambition was to be a teacher."
Johnson, Geraldine Niva
Personal Experience Narratives
- "My ambition was to be a teacher."
- Contributor Names
- Johnson, Geraldine Niva, 1940- (Interviewer)
- Stanley, Lura (Creator)
- Stanley, Lura (Interviewee)
- Created / Published
- Laurel Fork, Virginia
- Subject Headings
- - personal experience narratives
- - Ethnography
- - Interviews
- - United States -- Virginia -- Laurel Fork
- - Lura Stanley was interviewed on September 28, 1978, at her home. Geraldine Johnson described Mrs. Stanley's quilts as "truly exquisite." She grew up on a farm and learned to quilt as a child, worked as a school teacher, and now makes quilts for herself and her family. She also has some older quilts which she bought at auctions. The highlights of this interview include Mrs. Stanley's comments on individual quilts as they were photographed.
- - Transcription: LS: I always wanted to be a teacher. When I started school, my ambition was to be a teacher, and I, got a degree in 1957. / GJ: Is that right? From where? / LS: From Radford College. But I taught before then, because a degree wasn't required in the, when I started teaching, when I was 18 years old. But I didn't have a degree from college. And then I got married, and when my children were small I quit teaching, during the war, World War Two emergency, they asked me to come back teaching, so I started a-going back to college, and got my degree in 1957. / GJ: How old were you when you got it? / LS: Fifty-one years old. / GJ: Is that right? That's very good.
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- Sound tape reel : 7 in.
- Call Number
- AFC 1982/009: BR8-GJ-R105
- Source Collection
- Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1982/009)
- American Folklife Center
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