Anne Ledford, Susan Rippy
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In December of 1980 and April 21, 1981, Anne Ledford and Susan Rippy interviewed Winthrop alumni and former faculty member Bessie Garison. Garison describes student life at Winthrop from 1908 until her graduation in 1912, as well as her memories of Winthrop’s training school. Garison discusses her memories of Winthrop’s founding, campus life, buildings, uniforms, and professors. Garison offers insights on changes made at Winthrop between her years as a student and when she began teaching in 1937. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
1 hour, 30 minutes
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Alumni, Faculty and Staff, History 616
Anne Ledford, Bessie Garison, Winthrop, Alumni, faculty, 1980, 1900’s, Rippy
Garison, Bessie, "Interview with Bessie Garison" (1980). Winthrop University Oral History Program. OH 104.
LC Subject Headings
Winthrop Normal and Industrial College -- Alumni and alumnae, Winthrop Normal and Industrial College -- History, Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women -- Faculty, Winthrop College, the South Carolina College for Women --History, Laboratory schools -- South Carolina -- Rock Hill, College students -- Social life and customs, Teachers-- Training of, Kinard, James Pinckney, 1864-1951 -- Family