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Interview with Gardner Roller Ligo '73, 2020 October 13

Identifier: OHI-0271

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Gardner Roller Ligo. Gardner Roller Ligo was an exchange student from Mary Baldwin College (now Mary Baldwin University) during the 1971-1972 school year. During this interview, she discussed her academic and social experiences, the atmosphere on the Davidson College campus, and the friendships that she made. Through a number of telling stories, she recounted the discrimination and challenges that she and her fellow female students faced, as well as the rewarding and memorable experiences during her time at Davidson. Gardner Roller Ligo went on to work as the Associate Dean of Admission at Davidson College and is retiring from her position of running the Merit Scholarships Program in 2021. She was instrumental in shaping the first maternity leave policy at the college alongside Professor Emeritus Gail Gibson (committee chair). The interview was conducted as part of an Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) grant-funded course led by Dr. Rose Stremlau.


  • Creation: 2020 October 13


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This interview is open for research.

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1 Digital (Sound recordings) (M4A)

1 Transcripts (Digital) (PDF)

1 Digital (Moving image) (MP4)