Textiles, Teachers, and Troops

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA 1880-1945

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Jerry DeFelice (1920-2005) came to BTC-10/ORD in April 1943 and left in September 1946. He was the base photographer.

Collection: Greensboro Historical Museum, Inc. Archives (Greensboro Historical Museum)


Greiss recalls his service at Basic Training Center No. 10, (BTC-10/ORD) in Greensboro during 1943. From Newark, N.J. and New York City, he was an artist and designer before the war. Greiss spent about six months in Greensboro, mainly involved in painting signs, and creating and lecturing on camouflage installations and techniques. He talks about his pre-war schooling and work with Macy's, and his post-war work in the commercial world as a designer and also as a teacher at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Of particular interest to mid-twentieth century urban historians are his memories about his involvement with noted urban activist Jane Jacobs (a backyard neighbor, she at 555 Hudson Street and he at 741 Greenwich St.) in their successful efforts to organize against Robert Moses's plan to build an expressway across lower Manhattan.

Collection: Greensboro Historical Museum, Inc. Archives (Greensboro Historical Museum)


Collection: Mss. Coll. 133 Alex Stoesen Papers (Greensboro Historical Museum)

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- North Carolina -- Greensboro


Collection: Mss. Coll. 133 Alex Stoesen Papers (Greensboro Historical Museum)

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- North Carolina -- Greensboro


Collection: Mss. Coll. 133 Alex Stoesen Papers (Greensboro Historical Museum)

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945 -- North Carolina -- Greensboro


Collection: The Baldwin School: Yesterday and today (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century


Collection: The Baldwin School: Yesterday and today (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century


Collection: The Baldwin School: Yesterday and today (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century


Collection: The Baldwin School: Yesterday and today (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century


Collection: The Baldwin School: Yesterday and today (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century


Adelaide Fortune Holderness (1913-2013) was a history major and member of the Class of 1934 at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and received an honorary degree in 1975. She was president of the Alumni Association and member of the Board of Governors of the Consolidated University of North Carolina System. Holderness describes her life as a town student, working in the offices of Dr. Walter Clinton Jackson and Dean Harriet Elliott and her presidency of the Alumni Association. She remembers friendships made with faculty, the administrations of Chancellors Walter Clinton Jackson, Otis Singletary, Edward Kidder Graham Jr., James Ferguson, Gordon Blackwell and William Moran and Dean Katherine Taylor. She talks about her love of the Alumni House, its d'cor and purpose, and her time on the Board of Governors when the Consolidated University of North Carolina System was instituted. She recalls coeducation, integration, the changes they brought to the college and the controversy between the Alumni Association and Chancellor Moran regarding funding and the Alumni Association's relationship with the Development Office. Mrs. Holderness died in 2013, approximately one month before her 101st birthday.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Collection: OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century; Rotary International; Greensboro (N.C.)


Ann Brothers Currin (1930-1991) graduated from the Woman's College of The University of North Carolina in 1951, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro or UNCG. She was an art education major, a class officer and member of Golden Chain honorary society. Currin recalls her adjustment to college, student life during the Korean War, the return of veteran students, campus rules and dormitory life. She discusses campus traditions, the role of student government and the judicial board, the high academic standards of the institution and the advantages of attending an all-women's college. She talks about her understanding of the rift between Chancellor William Moran and the Alumni Association, the administration of Chancellor Edward Kidder Graham Jr. and her associations with Dean Katherine Taylor and faculty members Louise Alexander and Gregory Ivy. She also reminisces about the McCarthy Hearings and the birth of the new nation of Israel.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Anna Joyce Reardon (1910-2003) began her career at Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, as an instructor in the Department of Physics in 1941. She served as department head from 1942-65 and retired in 1975. Reardon discusses living arrangements of single faculty in the forties, the effects of World War II on campus, her coeducational summer school physics classes, the physics faculty and department heads and her relationship with Dean Mereb Mossman and Chancellor Walter Clinton Jackson. She describes becoming head of the department almost as soon as she arrived because the men faculty were serving in the war effort. She talks about the physics curriculum, which included x-ray technology and the audiovisual and photography programs, and the career successes of the physics graduates. She recalls designing the photography laboratory, the university sermon program, teaching in an aviation program and the student science lecture, where she brought Joseph Shea, director of NASA's [National Aeronautic and Space Administration, United States government agency] manned space program, to campus.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Collection: OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century; Rotary International; Greensboro (N.C.)


Collection: OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century; Rotary International; Greensboro (N.C.)


Betty Brown Jester (1910-1994) was a member of the Class of 1931 of the North Carolina College for Women, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was manager of the bookstore from 1931-1945, Alumnae Association President in 1947, and Alumnae Secretary from 1948-1955. She received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award in 1972. Jester describes her life as a day student, joining The Carolinian staff, the effect of the Depression, student life, campus traditions and managing the bookstore. She talks about the Chancellor Edward Graham Jr. and the Chancellor William Moran/Alumni Association controversies. She discusses alumni records, smoking regulations, the resignations of Clara Booth Byrd and Evon Dean and the rebuilding of Curry Building. She explains paying no tuition because of going into State of North Carolina service, how she was chosen Alumnae Secretary and her views on coeducation and integration and forced busing.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Betty Lou Mitchell Guigou (1929- ) graduated in 1951 from the Woman's College of the University (WC), now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Bobbie Minton (1920-2010) graduated from WC in 1940. She was named to Phi Beta Kappa and retired as assistant director of admissions at UNCG. Guigou and Minton explain their reasons for attending the college and student life from the perspectives of a town student (Minton) and a dormitory student (Guigou). They talk about women war veterans returning to campus and the many women from New York and New Jersey who were classmates. They discuss the effects of coeducation and integration, especially from the admissions standpoint, and their views on the Alumni Association finances controversy.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Beverly Bell Armfield (1926- ) is a member of the Class of 1948 of the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Armfield discusses student and dormitory life, for example, required work in the cafeteria, no cars on campus, dormitory restrictions, the scarcity of men during World War II and the relative isolation of the student body. She talks about student government, where she was social chairman; class marshals; the body mechanics class; campus societies, Rat Day, and working on the Coraddi. She describes student-faculty relationships and emphasizes the quality education she received.

Collection: OH003 UNCG Centennial Oral History Project (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Collection: OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century; Rotary International; Greensboro (N.C.)


Collection: OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century; Rotary International; Greensboro (N.C.)


Collection: OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century; Rotary International; Greensboro (N.C.)


Collection: OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century; Rotary International; Greensboro (N.C.)


Oral history interview with Charles W. Patterson III, 2010

Patterson, Charles W., III

2010-01-25

Collection: OH006 Preserving Our History: Rotary Club of Greensboro (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: Greensboro (N.C.) -- History -- 20th century; Rotary International; Greensboro (N.C.)


Clara Booth Byrd (1887-1985) was a member of the Class of 1913 of the State Normal and Industrial College, which became Woman's College of the University of North Carolina and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was alumnae secretary at the institution from 1922-1947. Byrd describes her duties and experience as Alumnae Association secretary, the early days of the Alumni Association, and how it was organized. She discusses the planning of an alumnae building as well as the Tea Room located inside. Byrd also talks about the development of the Alumnae Magazine in 1922 and the building the Alumnae House, which opened in 1937.

Collection: OH007 UNCG Alumni Association Oral History Program Collection, 1972-1979 (Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, UNCG University Libraries)

Subjects: University of North Carolina at Greensboro


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