Interviewer

Michelle Dubert-Bellrichard

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Abstract

In her January 20, 2015 interview with Michelle Dubert-Bellrichard, Jeuel Bannister Esmacher details her time at Winthrop from 1940-1944. Shared are the memories of professors in the music department, her opinions on the expectations of students, and going to school during WWII. Esmacher recalls stories of the Army Air Corps Cadets on campus, and the courses offered by the U.S. government that led Esmacher to a career as a Japanese and Russian cryptographer. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.

Publication Date

1-20-2015

Unique Identifier

OH 144

Format

MP3

Length

1 hour, 37 minutes

Restrictions

This interview is open for use.

Series

Alumni, World War II

Keywords

Class of 1944, music department, The Swanks, the Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War, cryptography, ciphers, codes, Japanese, Russian, Arlington Hall

Interview with Jeuel Bannister Esmacher

LC Subject Headings

Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women -- Alumni and alumnae, College students -- Social life and customs, Music -- Instruction and study, Band directors -- Training of, Cryptography -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Cryptography -- Study and teaching, World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female, United States. Army. Air Corps cadets

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