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Abstract

In a series of interviews from 1964-1965, Mai Rutledge Smith details her time at Winthrop as a student and the wife of Winthrop’s first President, David Bancroft Johnson. Smith recalls the receptions held at the President’s House and the efforts of President Johnson to expand Winthrop. Smith recounts details of the interesting people Winthrop has hosted over the years and the lasting impressions they made on her. Included in this interview are more personal details of Smith’s family, their personalities, and her impressions of President Johnson’s mother, Margaret Nance. The interview concludes with Smith comparing Old Winthrop to the new. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.

Publication Date

1964

Unique Identifier

W460-1A-11

Format

Reel

Length

3 hours, 58 minutes

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

Alumni, Faculty and Staff

Keywords

D.B. Johnson, Tillman (Main Building) Hall, Benjamin Tillman, Guest Speakers, Winthrop History, Winthrop Buildings, Winthrop Faculty/Professors, President’s House, parties, receptions, social customs, traditions, religion, fire escapes, blue line, Founder’s Day, how D.B. Johnson lost his arm

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Oral History

Interview with Mai Rutledge Smith Johnson

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