The Resource Oral history interview, Dolores Phelan Lescure ; interviewed by Lisa Riley, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Dolores Phelan Lescure ; interviewed by Lisa Riley, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Dolores Phelan Lescure ; interviewed by Lisa Riley
Creator
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Dolores Lescure Phelan, a graduate of Harrisonburg State Teachers College, (which became Madison College, and later, James Madison University), Class of 1938. Discusses her experiences as a student at the college during the latter years of the Great Depression. Comments on campus life including dorm rules, dances, curfews, mandatory chapel attendance, and the institution's name change in 1938. Recalls studying journalism under Dr. Edna Frederikson, serving as editor of the college newspaper, The Breeze, and an opportunity to interview famed aviator Amelia Earhart in 1937. Discusses her work as a teacher in Nottoway County, an editor for the Richmond News Leader, a teacher and information officer at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, as well as serving as a president of the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation, (renamed the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in 2004), for more than twenty years. In 2001 the museum at the Presidential Library was renamed in honor of Mrs. Lescure
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on May 4, 2005
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. 28-2.
Label
Oral history interview, Dolores Phelan Lescure ; interviewed by Lisa Riley, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tapes available
  • Forms part of JMU centennial voices, no. 2, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including tapes and printed materials, see Special Coll. number SdArch nos. 28-1 through 28-5. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Harry Denis Hoover (SdArch no. 28-1). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Louise F. Baker (SdArch no. 28-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / John Grace (SdArch no. 28-4). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Inez Roop (SdArch no. 28-5.)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (15 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
137237355
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 45 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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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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