The Resource Oral history interview, Louise Fontaine Baker ; interviewed by Lisa Riley, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Louise Fontaine Baker ; interviewed by Lisa Riley, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Louise Fontaine Baker ; interviewed by Lisa Riley
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Louise Fontaine Baker, who attended Harrisonburg State Teachers College for two years in the early 1930s. Recalls her childhood and family life as the daughter of a US naval officer. Discusses her family history, which includes direct lines to Shenandoah Valley explorer Jost Hite and pioneering oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury, for whom JMU's Maury hall was named in 1917. Speaks briefly of student life at the college, including such topics as roommates, dating rules, freshman hazing, and unplanned pregnancies. Mrs. Baker completed her undergraduate studies at the College of William and Mary and pursued her Masters degree at Columbia University. Recalls visiting Europe and attending the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, as well as her impressions of German Chancellor Adolph Hitler and the policies of his government on German education. Closes with brief comments on her teaching career and advice to current students
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on April 8, 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. 28-3.
Label
Oral history interview, Louise Fontaine Baker ; 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] / Dolores Lescure Phelan (SdArch no. 28-2). 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 (26 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
137237883
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (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.

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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