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    • Oral History interview with Shelley Witzke Kirk

    • 2016-02-07
    • WV0604 Shelley Witzke Kirk Oral History
    • Primarily documents the life of Shelley Witzke Kirk and her service with the United States Navy.
      Kirk recalls surviving six weeks of ""initiation"" after her promotion to Chief Petty Officer, the satisfaction she felt when she was finally pinned...
    • Oral History interview with Dolores Gallardo Luhm

    • 2016-04-23
    • WV0609 Dolores Gallardo Luhm
    • Primary documents the life of Dolores Gallardo Luhm and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Luhm recalls her desire to leave El Paso, Texas, because she felt she was going nowhere and needed a challenge, and the guidance she...
    • Oral History interview with Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • Oral history interview with Naomi Peers Malone, 2011

    • 2011-05-07
    • WV0519 Naomi Peers Malone Oral History
    • Documents the life of Naomi Peers Malone from her early life as a Mennonite in Philadelphia during the 1930s and 1940s, her decision to join the United States Marines in 1953, basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina, and her assignment to...
    • Oral history interview with Jo Anne Kilday, 2011

    • 2011-08-07
    • WV0520 Jo Anne Kilday Oral History
    • Description: Documents Jo Anne Kilday's early life growing up during World War II, her attendance of a six week United States Marine Corps training program, as well as the Armed Forces Staff College, and work with the uniform code of military...
    • Oral history interview with Janice A. Farringer, 2014

    • 2014-11-01
    • WV0572 Janice A. Farringer Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Janice A. Farringer and her service with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

      Farringer recalls serving as vice president of the Student Bar Association while at the University of Memphis...
    • Oral History Interview with Megan Leighann Mead

    • 2016-06-21
    • WV0615 Megan Leighann Mead Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Megan Leighann Mead and her service with the United States Army.

      Mead recalls how everyone in basic training had their strengths and weaknesses, and how they had to come together in order to get things...
    • Oral history interview with William Thomas Jr. by Eugene Pfaff

    • 1982-08-13
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of a August 13, 1982, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with William Thomas Jr., Thomas discusses the relationships between the local CORE chapter and the national headquarters, other local organizations and...
    • Oral history interview with Charlotte S. Perkins, 1990 [text/print transcript]

    • 1990-10-22
    • OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project
    • Charlotte S. Perkins (1915-2000) joined the Department of Speech in 1960 at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina and retired as an instructor in 1977 from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as it is now called. Perkins...
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her mother, 1945]

    • 1945-04-27
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck thinks the war in Europe will be over soon, but is not anxious to return home after seeing how badly nurses are needed in the Philippines and feeling like she is contributing to the war effort. She also describes her recent activities with...
    • The ins & outs of fire escapes: Fire safety construction in urban America

    • 2011
    • CC066 The Historic Dimension Series
    • Fire safety construction was first developed beginning in the mid-nineteenth century as a result of fatal incidents in a number of densely populated urban areas, including New York, Chicago, and Boston. Although fire safety regulations were slow to...
    • Woolworth serves up anniversary breakfast

    • 1980-02-01
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this February 1, 1980 Greensboro Record article, Jo Spivey reports on a breakfast served at the Woolworth store lunch counter on the twentieth anniversary of the sit-ins. Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair, Jr.), David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, and...
    • 20 years ago

    • 1980-02-01
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This February 1, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial discusses the Greensboro Woolworth store sit-ins on their twentieth anniversary. The author reflects that "it is hard to believe now how absurd and pervasive and degrading the various...
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Warren Ashby to Benjamin L. Smith]

    • 1956-08-28
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This August 28, 1956 letter from Warren Ashby to Greensboro school superintendent, Benjamin L. Smith, commends Smith for his support of school desegregation, and offers support in any way needed.
    • We were told most blacks did not want change

    • 1990-02
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This Greensboro News & Record article was written by Miles Wolff, Jr., author of Lunch at the Five and Ten (How It All Began), a 1970 book on the Greensboro sit-ins. The article features Wolff's personal perspective on the event as well as his...
    • [Letter from attorney Lewis Pitts to U.S. Attorney General William Smith]

    • 1982-03-24
    • MSS091 Edward F. Burrows Papers, 1948-1982
    • In this March 24, 1982 letter, attorney Lewis Pitts implores U.S. Attorney General William French Smith to assign a special prosecutor to the Federal Grand Jury hearing related to the murder of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to...
    • News Analysis: Black Power Forum

    • 1967-11-10
    • The Carolinian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This November 10, 1967, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) comments on the Black Power Forum held at UNCG November 1-3, 1967. Reporter Cassandra Williams notes what she...
    • New Society Formed On Campus

    • 1973-12-07
    • Collegian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This December 7, 1973 article published in the Greensboro College student newspaper, The Collegian, describes the formation of a new black organization, called the United Afro-American Society (UAAS), at Greensboro College. The UAAS was founded by...

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