The Resource Oral history group interview, Madison confessional, 2001 ; Moderated by Chris Bolgiano and Sherry King ; transcribed by Gillian Schulz, (sound recording)

Oral history group interview, Madison confessional, 2001 ; Moderated by Chris Bolgiano and Sherry King ; transcribed by Gillian Schulz, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history group interview
Title
Oral history group interview
Statement of responsibility
Madison confessional, 2001 ; Moderated by Chris Bolgiano and Sherry King ; transcribed by Gillian Schulz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records reminiscences from a group of approximately thirty Madison College alumni in attendance at a discussion program entitled "A Discussion Session on Breaking the Rules." Respondents represented graduating classes from the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, with a majority representing the classes of 1951 and 1956. Due to the format of the discussion, individual respondents are not identified by name in the transcript, only by gender, and whenever possible, by graduating class year. Opens with a brief discussion of student protest events in 1941 and 1970, including the dismissal of three professors for their parts in the latter protest. Describes the college Standards Committee's influence on student conduct and dating regulations over the years. Recalls anecdotes regarding campus police officer Frank Roberts. Discusses various violations of student conduct codes, including unauthorized driving/riding, drinking, curfew and lights out violations, as well as the honor and dress codes. Describes the various penalties for such violations, including mark downs, revocation of privileges, restriction to campus, and expulsion. Refers to the possession of contraband items in the dormitories, such as alcohol, electrical appliances, and pets. Mentions college Presidents Samuel P. Duke, G. Tyler Miller, Ronald E. Carrier, Deans of Women Ruth Wilkins and Hope Vandever Miller, as well as House Mother Agnes S. Dingledine, who was known on campus as "Mama Ding." Gives a brief account of the stigma and consequences of unplanned pregnancy on campus. Describes various social activities at Madison College, such as May Day, the election of Miss Madison, New Girl/Old Girl Weddings, cotillions and other themed dances. Briefly mentions the advent of coeducation in the late 1960s, and the impact of male undergraduates on the 1970 student protest
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at James Madison University, Alumni Reunion Weekend, May 18, 2001
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. 21-2.
Label
Oral history group interview, Madison confessional, 2001 ; Moderated by Chris Bolgiano and Sherry King ; transcribed by Gillian Schulz, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape 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] / Nelson Hoover (SdArch no. 21-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Madison confessional, 2004 (SdArch no. 21-4). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Marylou Musser Brown (SdArch no. 21-5.)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (27 leaves. ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
60521420
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 60 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.

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