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In a series of interviews with Iva Bishop (1906-1975), Mai Rutledge Smith Johnson (1878-1978) discusses her life at Winthrop both as a student and as the wife of David Bancroft Johnson, Winthrop’s first President. Mrs. Johnson discusses her experiences as a student as well as the time leading up to her marriage. She details Mr. Johnson’s efforts to grow and expand Winthrop through the years. Mrs. Johnson discusses the many receptions and special occasion events she has hosted as well as the many interesting guests that have visited Winthrop. She includes many details of the personal lives of Mr. Johnson, her family, and the faculty and staff of Winthrop. Mrs. Johnson discusses how the campus has changed and the ways it has stayed the same over the years.
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Johnson, Mai Rutledge Smith, "Interview with Mai Rutledge Smith Johnson" (1964). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 660.