The Resource Oral history interview with Caroline T. Marshall, interviewed by Monica Malinowski, (sound recording)

Oral history interview with Caroline T. Marshall, interviewed by Monica Malinowski, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview with Caroline T. Marshall
Title
Oral history interview with Caroline T. Marshall
Statement of responsibility
interviewed by Monica Malinowski
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This interview records the reflections of Dr. Caroline Marshall (class of 1960, dormitory student) about college days at Madison College, Harrisonburg, Va. Also records her perspective as a faculty member as well. Reminisces about the regimented dorm life (story about housemother and study/lights out policy), other rules and regulations (dress code, dating, honor code, dining etiquette); various ceremonies including May Day festivities, assemblies, class days (freshman wearing beanie hats), Saturday night movies, and Greek sororities. Mentions smoking among students; student government, town and gown relationships. Reminisces about academic life, teachers and fellow students; various campus myths (kissing rock, etc.); and the Asian flu epidemic when classes were canceled. Commented from the perspective of a faculty member about education for women, the opportunities it gave and changes that occurred as a result of co-education; also identity problem the institution has faced, in comparison to older more established schools in the state. In general, creates a picture of what it was like to be a young lady at a Southern women's liberal arts/teacher college during the 1950s
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Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the office of Dr. Caroline Marshall, Jackson Hall, JMU, on March 19, 1996
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. 7-3a - 7-3b.
Label
Oral history interview with Caroline T. Marshall, interviewed by Monica Malinowski, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Stack copy: TRANSCRIPT AND BACKGROUND PAPER ONLY
  • Complete transcription of tape available
  • Summary of interview setting included
  • Also known as: A social history of student life at JMU: an oral history
  • Forms part of James Madison University : A Social history of student life, an oral history project. For a synopsis/background information on the project, see bibliographic record for: James Madison University : Social history of student life [background paper]. Part of an oral history project / Monica Malinowski. For details on individual interviews, all conducted by Monica Malinowski, see bibliographic records for the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mary Spitzer Etter. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Lauren Webb. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Robert Bernard Pritchard
Accompanying material
1 transcription (34 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36859906
Dimensions
1/8 in.
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassette (ca. 70 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
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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