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    • Oral history interview with Rosetta Elliot McMahon, 2007

    • 2007-04-17
    • WV0393 Rosetta McMahon Oral History
    • Primarily documents Rosetta Elliot McMahon's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1944.

      McMahon briefly discusses her family, her hometown in West Virginia, working in defense...
    • Oral history interview with Fred Chappell, 1991 [text/print transcript]

    • 1991-03-07
    • OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project
    • Fred Chappell (1936- ) began teaching at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in 1964, retiring in 2004 as emeritus professor of English. In 1988, he was named Burlington Industries Excellence Professor of English. He is a writer...
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-05
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer describes how she was unable to come home for the weekend because she did not receive her pay. She describes the unit parading in the snow and ice, supply and administration exams, her latest paycheck, and the distribution of her finances.
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-10
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer describes kitchen patrol, not received leave, her disapproval of sailors drinking, be unable to apply for Officer Candidate School until she is in the field, and feeling unwell. Fischer is happy that she enlisted and believes She those not...
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fischer to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-08
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer notes her unit has been preparing for inspection, her auxiliary class is the first to complete the four weeks of basic training in only three, she has not received all of her uniforms, likes being kept busy, and is about to march in her...
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1944]

    • 1944-10-20
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer debates whether to come home or wait for Christmas. She likes the free time allowed by her new job, is learning to take advantage of doing little and getting much in return, and has decided she will be "good for nothing" when she gets out...
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-21
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer notes she graduated from army administration school at Drake but hasn't received her orders yet. She also mentions going on a date, hoping to get a three day pass for Christmas, and serving commanding officer duty.
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01-09
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer discusses a troop reduction on base which is keeping her busy busy, Christmas dinner in the mess hall, New Year's Eve activities, and her hope of attending Administrative Inspector's school in Florida. She enjoys her job, and has a...
    • Black Children Can

    • 1975-02-11
    • The Guilfordian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This February 11, 1975 article published in the Guilford College student newspaper, the Guilfordian, reports on the Black Children Can (BCC) program sponsored by the student organization Brothers and Sisters in Blackness (BASIB).
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-09
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer discusses seeing Bob Hope, having kitchen patrol duty, a fire drill, studying for several exams, and going home for the weekend, bringing some of her laundry with her.
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her mother, 1943]

    • 1943-01-27
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer, probably now stationed at Fort Custer, Michigan, discusses catching as cold that has been going around, attending a dance at Battle Creek, working in the file department, and going on a date to celebrate her birthday.
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her mother, 1943]

    • 1943-10-15
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer enjoys her newly added responsibilities of file inspector, is sending home a package including candy and pictures of her favorite plane, the B-17. She also notes the base has been closed to planes due to high winds and that everyone had a...
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-10
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • Fischer discusses writing to friends serving overseas, hoping to get home for Christmas, their Halloween party, the rumor that their base is closing for the winter, receiving vaccinations, and a visit from a friend from Officer Candidate School.
    • Civil Rights: Forward and Onward

    • 1980-02-02
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this February 2, 1980 Greensboro Daily News article, Kenneth Campbell discusses the opinions of Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair Jr.), Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, and David Richmond on the current state of civil rights. Richmond believes new...
    • "And All He Asks of Us Is to Give Each Other Love"

    • 1971-10-01
    • The Guilfordian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This October 1, 1971 article published in the Guilford College student newspaper, The Guilfordian, reports on the Black Children Can (BCC) program started by the student organization Brothers and Sisters in Blackness (BASIB) the previous year. The...

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