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Davidson College -- Alumnae and alumni

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Found in 87 Collections and/or Records:

Interview with Eleanor Diamant '15, 2019 April 02

Identifier: OHI-0241
Scope and Contents Oral history interview and transcript with Eleanor Diamant '15 conducted on April 2, 2019. Ellie Diamant recounts what her Jewish background was like before Davidson College and how she came to Davidson, including what she knew about Jewish life and perceptions that those at home had of Davidson College. She talks about her involvement in Jewish student life and tells stories about navigating her Jewish identity and educating others about Jewishness, as a student and a leader. Diamant points...
Dates: 2019 April 02

Interview with Fernando Campos '97, 2019 December 06

Identifier: OHI-0261
Scope and Contents

Oral history interview and transcript with Fernando Campos, Davidson College class of 1997. Campos identifies as Colombian and in his interview discusses the cultural shift between Miami, FL and Davidson, NC, being recruited for the soccer team, taking on a mentorship role with a younger Latino fraternity brother in Kappa Alpha, discrimination in the town and other local communities, and the rigor of the academic experience at Davidson College.

Dates: 2019 December 06

Interview with Frank Goldsmith '67, 2019 March 07

Identifier: OHI-0243
Scope and Contents Oral history interview and transcript with Frank Goldsmith '67 conducted on March 7, 2019. Frank Goldsmith ’67 reflects on his student years at Davidson, a period of time that preceded his eventual conversion to Judaism. Goldsmith speaks to how conservative a climate Davidson was in the mid-60s, the elimination of mandatory Vesper services, and the way the Religion department fostered critical inquiry about Christianity. A central figure in student activism at Davidson, Goldsmith also...
Dates: 2019 March 07

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 Gustavo Orozco '14, 2019 November 27

Identifier: OHI-0262
Scope and Contents

Oral history interview and transcript with Gustavo Orozco conducted on November 27, 2019. During the interview Orozco discusses why he chose to attend Davidson College and the organizations he participated in—including, the International Student Programming Advisory Committee, Davidson International Association (DIA), and more. Orozco also discusses how being an international student shaped his undergraduate experience at Davidson.

Dates: 2019 November 27

Interview with Hannah Joy Sachs '16, 2019 March 07

Identifier: OHI-0245
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Hannah Joy Sachs, Davidson College class of 2016. Sachs discusses how her relationship with Judaism evolved both prior to and after Davidson College, the presence of Hillel and Interfaith Dinner Club events, building community with other Jewish students and other minority student organizations, the advocacy of Dr. Pegelow-Kaplan, working with local synagogues, experiences as an Asian Jewish student, and the mentorship of faculty and staff involved with her thesis...
Dates: 2019 March 07

Interview with Itziri Gonzalez-Barcenas '19, 2019 November 10

Identifier: OHI-0255
Scope and Contents

Oral history interview and transcript with Itziri Gonzalez-Barcenas conducted on November 10, 2019. During the interview Gonzalez-Barcenas discusses why she chose to attend Davidson College and how she found a sense of community at Davidson. Gonzalez-Barcenas also discusses how being an undocumented student and DACA recipient shaped some of her experiences as an undergraduate student at Davidson.

Dates: 2019 November 10

Interview with Ixzacil Marquez '16, 2021 June 16

Identifier: OHI-0307
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Ixzacil Marquez, Davidson College class of 2016. Marquez identifies as Mexican-American and is from Chicago, Illinois. Marquez was a Charles Scholar, as well as part of the STRIDE program, OLAS, and the Pre-Veterinarian club. In the interview, Marquez describes the difficult cultural transition from urban Chicago to rural Davidson, feelings of homesickness, microaggressions in the classroom, isolation in the STEM department as one of the few Latina students, ways...
Dates: 2021 June 16

Interview with Jalin Jackson '19, 2019 May 03

Identifier: OHI-0295
Scope and Contents

This oral history interview is part of the Queer, Black, Intersectional Davidson Project. The interview was conducted by Lily Burdick '19 in 2018.

Dates: 2019 May 03

Interview with James "Jim" Pepper '65, 2021 March 12

Identifier: OHI-0283
Scope and Contents This interview was conducted virtually by Grace Payne and Sophia Nissler, senior students at Davidson College. James (Jim) Pepper grew up in Asheville, North Carolina before attending Davidson College, graduating in 1965, and going on to work as a financier and HIV/AIDS activist in New York City. The interview covered topics such as Pepper’s identity as a gay man and how this influenced his life both as a Davidson student and beyond. The interview was conducted as part of an Associated...
Dates: 2021 March 12