Oral history interview with Betty Carter, 2018

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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0:00 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: Today is Thursday, May 17, 2018.

0:16 - Early life and biographical information

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Partial Transcript: I'd like to start the interview by asking you about your background. Could you tell me when and where you were born?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses her early life and education.

Keywords: Dr. James (Jim) Thompson; Emmy Mills

12:34 - First impressions of UNCG

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Partial Transcript: What were you first impressions of UNCG as a school and campus?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses her first impressions of UNCG.

Keywords: Charles Duncan McIver Papers; Dr. Anna Gove; Julius Foust Papers; Special Collections and University Archives

14:54 - Special Collections and University Archives

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Partial Transcript: Can you talk about the department as it was at the time?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses the Special Collections and University Archives during her time at UNCG.

Keywords: Emmy Mills; Margery Hood; Special Collections and University Archives; Vivian Moose

21:56 - Evolution of job in the archives

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Partial Transcript: Can we talk about, you've talked a little about the kind of job you had when you got there, do you want to talk about the way your job has changed over time?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses the evolution of her job in the archives.

Keywords: Emmy Mills; Special Collections and University Archives

23:26 - Students and the library

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Partial Transcript: I'd like to ask you a little bit about how students used the library during your time.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses how students have used the library during her time at UNCG.

Keywords: alumni; community; Community Outreach; Emmy Mills; Faculty; Special Collections and University Archives; students

29:04 - Social/cultural events

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Partial Transcript: I think it's one of your next questions about the cultural events that took place, that stood out.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses prominent social and cultural events at UNCG during her time.

Keywords: alumni; community outreach; Dr. Richard Bardolph; Elizabeth “Betsy” A. Toth

33:51 - Archivists, Librarians, and other library staff

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Partial Transcript: Do you have any stories or impressions you want to tell me about, the other librarians/archivists you worked with?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses impressions and stories of other archivists and library staff during her time at UNCG.

Keywords: Doris Hulbert; Dr. James (Jim) Thompson

34:44 - Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

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Partial Transcript: I want to move onto the Betty H. Carter Women Veteran’s Historical Project, which of course started out as the Women Veteran Historical Project.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project and it's evolution.

Keywords: alumni; Alumni Association; alumni house; Beth Ann Koelsch; Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project; Community outreach; Doris Hulbert; Hermann Trojanowski; Joan Glenn; Ned Harrison; Special Collections and University Archives; Women Veterans Luncheon

42:48 - Impact of the Betty H. Carter Women Veteran’s Historical Project

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Partial Transcript: Can you describe how you think the project ensures that the story of women in war is being told?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses ensuring the story of women in war is being told, and the impact the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project has made.

Keywords: Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project; Special Collections and University Archives; Women Veterans Luncheon

44:46 - Women Veterans Historical Project to Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

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Partial Transcript: How and when did the WVHP turn into the Betty H. Carter Women Veteran’s Historical Project?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses the transition of the WVHP to the Betty H. Carter Women Veteran’s Historical Project.

Keywords: Beth Ann Koelsch; Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project; Hermann Trojanowski; Special Collections and University Archives

45:31 - Favorite oral histories

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Partial Transcript: Do you have a favorite story, oral history, or artifact?

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses her favorite stories and oral histories during her time at UNCG.

Keywords: Daphine Doster Mastroianni; Dr. James Madison; Elizabeth Richardson; Mary Matthews; Susie Bain

52:07 - Impact and meaning of UNCG

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Partial Transcript: Tell me how UNCG has affected your life and what it means to you.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses the impact and meaning UNCG has had on her life.

Keywords: Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project; Special Collections and University Archives

53:35 - Future of UNCG

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Partial Transcript: A large part of these interviews are done for the 125th anniversary of the University, which is an excellent opportunity for reflection but also helps us think about where we are headed in the future.

Segment Synopsis: Mrs. Carter discusses where she sees UNCG headed in the future.

Keywords: Beth Ann Koelsch; Charles Duncan McIver; Eastern Carolina University; Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.; LGBTQA; Special Collections and University Archives

56:33 - Interview conclusion

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Partial Transcript: This has been great talking to you. Thanks for talking with us.