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University History. 175th Anniversary Oral Histories Collection

Finding Aid & Inventory

Upon the 175th Anniversary of WFU in 2009, a series of oral histories with retired University employees were commissioned, collected by local historian Anne Phillips with retired WFU employees. The materials in this collection include interview abstracts as well as interview audio files on compact discs or audiocassettes.

Biographical and Historical Note

Upon the 175th Anniversary of WFU in 2009, a series of oral histories with retired University employees were commissioned, possibly by Z. Smith Reynolds Library staff. These oral histories were conducted by local historian Anne Phillips. Phillips graduated from Wake Forest College in 1958 and then did graduate work at Duke University.

Phillips spoke with former WFU faculty and staff members such as women's athletics director Dorothy (Dot) Casey, health and exercise science professor Leo Ellison, education professor J. Don Reeves, French professor Mary Frances McFeeters Robinson, theatre professor Harold Tedford, and biology professor Raymond L. Wyatt.

Collection Overview

The 175th Anniversary Oral Histories are a collection of audio interviews with retired WFU faculty and staff that were conducted by local historian Anne Phillips. During the interviews, each former faculty member was asked to give a biographical sketch of themselves and their time at Wake Forest.

Collection Inventory

  • Interview abstract: Don Reeves, Education department faculty  (2009) box 1 folder 1
  • Interview abstracts: Dorothy Casey, Mary Frances Robinson, Harold Tedford, Raymond Wyatt  (2008) box 1 folder 2
  • Interview recordings on compact disc: Dorothy Casey (4), Leo Ellison, Mary Frances Robinson (3), Raymond Wyatt (1)  (2008) box 1 folder 3
  • Interview recordings on cassette tapes: Dorothy Casey (2), Leo Ellison (1), Mary Frances Robinson (1), Harold C. Tedford (3), Raymond L. Wyatt (1)  (2008) box 1
  • Photograph: Dorothy Casey with painting of family barn  (2008) box 1 folder 4
  • Photographs: Mary Frances Robinson with Paul S. Robinson's embroidery  (2008) box 1 folder 5

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
University History. 175th Anniversary Oral Histories Collection
ID
RG53.1.1
Date [inclusive]
2008-2009
Quantity
1 half-document box
Extent
0.21  Linear Feet

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, 2023
Access Restrictions
This collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
University History. 175th Anniversary Oral Histories Collection (RG 53.1.1), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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