The Resource Oral history interview, Marylou Musser Brown ; interviewed by Chris Bolgiano ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Marylou Musser Brown ; interviewed by Chris Bolgiano ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Marylou Musser Brown ; interviewed by Chris Bolgiano ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Marylou Musser Brown, a graduate of the Madison College class of 1952. Recalls her decision to attend Madison College and her early days on campus. Describes the series of events which led to her becoming a music major. Briefly mentions the teaching style of Dr. Raymond C. Dingledine, Jr. Discusses being present for the rehearsals and presentation of the inaugural performance of the Robert Shaw Chorale, held at Madison College in 1948. Recalls joining the Methodist Student Movement and its involvement in the nascent Civil Rights Movement. Mentions summer employment at the Western State Hospital in Staunton, Va., and at the Philadelphia State Hospital. Recalls attending classes with Martin Luther King, Jr., while in graduate school. Speaks of teaching in segregated schools at the time of the U.S Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Bd. of Education in 1954. Describes her views on gender roles as exemplified by sorority life, pageants, and celebrations such as May Day and the May Court. Remarks on the freedoms and opportunities afforded girls in the present day, particularly the effect of Title IX on women's athletics programs, that were not available to female students of her generation. Closes with comments on the paternal role played by college administrators in the 1950s
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., on September 2, 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. 21-5.
Label
Oral history interview, Marylou Musser Brown ; interviewed by Chris Bolgiano ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn, (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 Burrus (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] / Madison Confessional, 2004 (SdArch no. 21-4)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (18 p. ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
60521417
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.

Library Locations

    • Special Collections Research CenterBorrow it
      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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