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Davidson College - Women

Subject Source: Fast

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Interview with Ann Hayes Browning '79, 2020 October 07

Identifier: OHI-0272
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Ann Hayes Browning. Ann Hayes Browning graduated from Davidson College in 1979. She was a History major, hall counselor, and member of Rusk Eating House. The interview was conducted by Eoin Mills and Michael (Mike) McClelland. Interviewers were in Davidson, NC as well as the narrator. Browning discussed her experiences of her classes, professors, social life, and reflections on Davidson College in general. The interview was conducted as part of an Associated...
Dates: 2020 October 07

Interview with Becca Stimson '77, 2020 October 09

Identifier: OHI-0273
Scope and Contents Becca Stimson graduated from Davidson College in 1977. She was a Chemistry major, a member of Emanon eating house and the basketball, field hockey and tennis teams. The interview was conducted by Katharine Cabot and Annabel Winters-McCabe. Interviewers were in Davidson, NC, and Alum was in Chattanooga, TN. Becca Stimson discussed her experiences of classes, residential life, being a student athlete and her life-long Davidson friendships. She referred to Former Davidson Presidents Sam Spencer...
Dates: 2020 October 09

Interview with Carol Connor Willingham '77, 2020 October 05

Identifier: OHI-0274
Scope and Contents In this interview, Carol Connor Willingham, class of 1977, discusses why she chose to attend Davidson College, her experiences with professors Charlie Ratliff (and his wife Mary Virginia Ratliff), Louise Nelson, Donald Kimmel, Jr., Robert Avinger, Jr. (and his wife Jane Avinger), and what it was like to attend Davidson College as part of the first class of freshman women. She comments on dating at Davidson, and reactions to her engagement to Ed Willingham, which occurred while she was a...
Dates: 2020 October 05

Interview with Dorothy "Cissi" Fulenwider Lyles '79, 2020 October 05

Identifier: OHI-0275
Scope and Contents Cissi Fulenwider Lyles graduated from Davidson College in ‘79, and at the time of the interview is working at the college as the manager of isolation and quarantine housing at the Davidson Guest House. She was a part of the third class of women to come to Davidson. She describes her decision to come to Davidson, experience as a woman and Davidson student including academics, daily life, friendships and the social scene on campus. She emphasized the positive impact Davidson has had on her...
Dates: 2020 October 05

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...
Dates: 2020 October 13

Interview with Meg Boykin Kimmel '77, 2020 October 01

Identifier: OHI-0276
Scope and Contents Meg Kimmel came to Davidson with her husband who landed his first job as a psychology professor. During the interview Meg discusses what it was like being a part of the first coed graduating class of Davidson. Her unique experience includes interactions with both students and faculty as a wife of a professor and what it was like being both pregnant and a mom while going to school at Davidson. Meg’s experiences add a distinctive glimpse into the life of one of the original female students at...
Dates: 2020 October 01

Interview with Olivia Ware '78, 2020 October 06

Identifier: OHI-0270
Scope and Contents

Olivia Ware, Davidson College class of 1979, discusses her experience at Davidson College as a black female. She discusses academic life, dorm life (including a humorous experience with the bathrooms in Watts), social life (she was a member of Pax Eating House), and her experience after Davidson. She recalls overall a very fond college experience at Davidson. The interview was conducted as part of an Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) grant-funded course led by Dr. Rose Stremlau.

Dates: 2020 October 06

Interview with Renee Denise Fanuiel Blackwell '77, 2020 October 08

Identifier: OHI-0278
Scope and Contents The following is an interview conducted by Davidson College students, Ross Hickman, McNeill Franklin, and Madeline Chanfrau, and narrated by Renee Denise Fanuiel Blackwell. Denise Blackwell was the first Black woman to graduate from the college in 1977. She graduated with a degree in Psychology. In the transcription, Ross, McNeill and Madeline pose questions to Blackwell about her experience as a student at Davidson. Blackwell details her involvement in ROTC (she was the first female student...
Dates: 2020 October 08

Interview with Sue McAvoy '77, 2020 October 07

Identifier: OHI-0279
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Sue McAvoy. Sue McAvoy graduated from Davidson College in 1977. She was an Economics major, a hall counselor, played on the women’s tennis and field hockey teams, and worked for the school’s yearbook during all four years (eventually, as the Co-Editor her senior year). McAvoy discussed her experiences at Davidson College, as well as her experiences pre and post–Davidson. She recounted her experiences of athletics, academics, the yearbook, working as a Resident...
Dates: 2020 October 07

Interview with Van Williamson Garrison '77, 2020 October 01

Identifier: OHI-0277
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Van Williamson Garrison. Garrison discusses her experience at Davidson College, including academics, social life, the hardships she faced, and life after college. Garrison was a part of the class of 1977 and later became a high school teacher. This interview was conducted over Zoom with Garrison in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the interviewers in Davidson, North Carolina. The individuals mentioned in this interview are Laurie, Miles Ward, John, Frank Bliss,...
Dates: 2020 October 01