The Resource Oral history group interview, Madison confessional, 2004 ; Moderated by Steve Smith ; transcribed by Maggie Satchwell, (sound recording)

Oral history group interview, Madison confessional, 2004 ; Moderated by Steve Smith ; transcribed by Maggie Satchwell, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history group interview
Title
Oral history group interview
Statement of responsibility
Madison confessional, 2004 ; Moderated by Steve Smith ; transcribed by Maggie Satchwell
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records reminiscences from a group of alumni and current students of Madison College, now James Madison University. The graduating classes represented range from 1934 to undergraduates currently enrolled as of 2004. Recalls campus life at the college over several decades. Describes campus rules and regulations, as well as the punishments for various infractions. Discusses the changing dress codes, as well as the honor code and the Judicial Council. Comments on aspects of social life on campus, such as curfews, approved dating lists, alcohol use, Greek letter societies, the Glee Club, popular haunts, movie nights, and panty raids. Numerous anecdotal references to past faculty members, staff, and administrators, including Dean of Women Ruth J. Wilkins and House Mother Agnes S. Dingledine, known as "Mama Ding." Other faculty and administrators mentioned include: Raymond Dingledine, Jr., Mary Etter, Otto Frederickson, Althea Johnston, Mary Latimer, Thomas Leigh, Dorothy Savage, Edna Schaeffer, Caroline Sinclair, Glen C. Smith, Columbia Winn, and Margarete Woelful
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at James Madison University, Bluestone Reunion Weekend, April 23, 2004
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 21-4a - 21-4b.
Label
Oral history group interview, Madison confessional, 2004 ; Moderated by Steve Smith ; transcribed by Maggie Satchwell, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tapes available
  • STACK COPY: Text material only (transcripts). Call no.: LD3141.M56577 B65 2001
  • Forms part of JMU centennial voices, no. 1, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including tapes and printed materials, see Special Coll. number SdArch nos. 21-1 through 21-5. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Margaret Brooks Burruss (SdArch no. 21-1). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Madison confessional, 2001 (SdArch no. 21-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Nelson Hoover (SdArch no. 21-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Marylou Musser Brown (SdArch no. 21-5)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (51 p. ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
60521430
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
unknown
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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