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McGraw-Page Library: Living Legacies

Living Legacies

Living Legacies Oral History Project

The Living Legacies Oral History Project was begun as a way to honor donors and contributors to Randolph-Macon College, many of whom are alumni of the College, with an emphasis on capturing the essence of the student experience at the College over time. The project has expanded to include interviews with additional alumni and others involved with the College in meaningful ways whose stories need to be preserved.

By adding donors remembrances to the permanent collection of the R-MC library, we are honoring them in a significant manner as well as recording their connections to and impressions of R-MC. Interviewees are asked to discuss the motivation for gifts or donations to the College, to provide reminiscences of their first recollections of or connections to the College, and to share their perceptions of both the College community and the surrounding community at the point of their greatest involvement with the College.

For more information on this project, contact:

Laurie Preston, Associate Professor and Head of Reference, McGraw-Page Library, lpreston@rmc.edu or (804)752-4718

Interviewees to date:

Interviewee Name Size and length of recording Other items from interview
Hardaway Abernathy, Class of 1939 One interview, 78 minutes Photos available
Transcript available (pdf)
Jim Allen, Class of 1957 One interview, 54 minutes Photos available
John Ames, Class of 1970 One interview, 61 minutes Photos available
Dr. Ira Andrews III, Class of 1959 One interview, 52 minutes Photos available
Herb Bailey, Class of 1979 One interview, 42 minutes confessed to dodging all yearbook photos
Tom Bass, Class of 1954 One interview, 43 minutes Photos available
Transcript available (pdf)
Dr. Frank Boldridge, Class of 1939 One interview, 91 minutes Photos available
Ed Dinwiddie, Class of 1951 One interview, 55 minutes
Robert Doggett, Class of 1957 One interview, 92 minutes Photos available
Rev. Alfred Eastman, Class of 1958 One interview, 69 minutes Photos available
Rev. Richard Faris, Class of 1957 One interview, 50 minutes Photos available
Robin Anne Floyd, Class of 1985 Interview not available online. Photos available
Transcript available (pdf)
Aldrich (Shim) Forrest, Class of 1932 One interview, 66 minutes Photos available
Dick Forrester, Class of 1957 One interview, 47 minutes Photos available
Hilbert H. (Hibbie) Hayslett, Jr., Class of 1959 One interview, 62 minutes Photos available
Dr. Tom Iden, Class of 1941 One interview, 45 minutes Photos available
Charles Earl Packard II, Class of 1953 One interview, 102 minutes Photos available
Mary Alleta Pannill, wife of longtime faculty member Dr. H. Burnell Pannill Two interviews, 54 minutes and 19 minutes Photos available
Transcript available, Interview 2 (pdf)
Dr. Jerome Clayton Ross, Class of 1975 One interview, 68 minutes Photos available
Jack Russell, Class of 1944 Two interviews, 83 minutes and 67 minutes Photos available
Dr. Les Salmon, Class of 1939
[Charles Lester Salmon, Jr.]
One interview, 76 minutes) Photos available
Curtis Saunders, Class of 1948
[Ritchie Curtis Saunders, Jr.]
Two interviews, 55 minutes and 9 minutes Photos available
Index to Interview pt1
Index to Interview pt2
Judee (Atherholt) Showalter, Class of 1984 One interview, 52 minutes Photos available
Michael Thompson, Class of 1964 One interview, 78 minutes Photos available
John Vaughan, Class of 1966 One interview, 57 minutes Photos available
Dr. Paul Wornom, Class of 1937 One interview, 77 minutes Photos available
Transcript available (pdf)
Dr. Henry E. York, Class of 1950 One interview, 71 minutes Photos available
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