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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Oral history interview with Aimee Nott Moore, 1999

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Object ID: WV0077.5.001

Description:

Primarily documents Aimee Nott Moore’s experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her work as a dietitian overseas during World War II; and her teaching at the University of Missouri in the 1960s and 1970s.

Summary:

Moore discusses her parents’ backgrounds; her father’s experiences overseas in World War I; memorable Woman’s College (WC) professors and administrators, including Margaret Edwards, Lucille McMacken, and Harriet Elliott; requirements of the dietetics program; her interest in dietetics; her knowledge of current events while at WC; her father’s involvement in her education; her admiration of Eleanor Roosevelt and Frank Porter Graham; WC table service on Sundays; going to chapel at WC; her internship experience at the University of Michigan; and job opportunities for dietitians in the 1940s.

Topics related to World War II include reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; her parents’ reaction to her decision to join the service; clearing up a large debt at her first duty station in Virginia; seasickness on the ship to Morocco; her friendship with a Tunisian family; her attempts to enliven army food for hospital patients; the danger of being close to the front in Italy; flying over Mount Vesuvius in a B-29 as it erupted in 1944; and social life in Italy and France.

Topics concerning her post-war life include traveling to China and Scandinavia with other dietitians; establishing the dietetics program at the University of Missouri; her innovative work with computers in the 1960s; and receiving the Copher Award from the American Dietetic Association and the Distinguished Alumni Award from UNCG.

Creator: Aimee Nott Moore

Biographical Info: Aimee Nott Moore (1918-2009) of Conway, South Carolina, served as a dietitian in the U.S. Army from February 1943 until 1945.

Collection: Aimee Nott Moore Oral History

Rights: It is responsibility of the user to follow the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Materials are not to be reproduced in published works without written consent, and any use should credit Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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