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In her January 13, 2015 interview with Michelle Dubert-Bellrichard, Virginia Koch shared the memories of her Winthrop experience from 1970-1974. Koch explains why she attended Winthrop, her experiences with Rat Week, and why she struggled to find a job in her major. Included are the details of why she left South Carolina, and the numerous positions she held thereafter. Koch also shares her perspectives on major transitions at Winthrop and in the South. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
1 hour, 8 minutes
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Elementary Education, Coeducation, Race Relations, Rat Week, Changes in the South, Adult Education, U.S. Government, Peace Corps, Director of Education, Director of Recruitment
Koch, Virginia, "Interview with Virginia Koch" (2015). Browse All Oral History Interviews. OH 131.
LC Subject Headings
Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women -- Alumni and alumnae, College students -- Social life and customs, Coeducation -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, College students -- Attitudes, Teachers -- Training of, Nineteen seventies, Race relations, Peace Corps (U.S.) -- Employees, Diversity in the workplace