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The Macon Memories Oral History Project captures the stories of faculty, staff, and others with a long-time affiliation with Randolph-Macon College. This project records the personal reflections and experiences of individual people, in the belief that the collective memories will shed broader light on the College's history. This project was created with seed money from the Board of Associates.

Macon Memories is an active oral history project in which interviews and transcriptions are added continuously.  Please check back often for new additions.

Lynda Wright Conducting Interview With James Scanlon and George Oliver
For detailed information on individual interviews, see the library catalog record in MaconCat.

 

Interviewees to date:

Rachael N. Anderson, Professor Emerita (Physical Education)
  • with Carroll M. LaHaye
Interview (37 MB, 41 minutes)

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Ira L. Andrews III, Class of 1959, Professor Emeritus (Religious Studies), R-MC Dean of Students (1966 - 2006)
  • with Dennis Howard
  • with Kathryn A. Hull

Interview (23 MB, 25 minutes)Interview (45 MB, 48 minutes)

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Transcript

Cathy Jones Bach, Class of 1977
  • with Eloise Piccolo
Interview (50 MB, 55 minutes)

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Robert H. P. Baerent, Professor Emeritus (Modern Languages)
  • with Amy V. deGraff
Interview (64 MB, 70 minutes)
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Reginald M. Barley, Esq., Class of 1974, Attorney-at-Law, Richmond, VA   Interview (53 MB, 58 minutes) Photo
E. Raymond Berry, Professor of Studio Arts
  • with Joe Edward Mattys

Interview (72 MB, 1 hour, 19 minutes)

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Thomas H. Birdsong, III, Class of 1949, Trustee Emeritus, R-MC Board of Trustees
  • with John H. Clements
Interview (46 MB, 51 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Dr. Yvonne W. Brandon, Class of 1976, Superintendent, Richmond VA Public Schools   Interview (37 MB, 40 minutes) Photo
Janci Caldwell, Cataloger, McGraw-Page Library (Retired)   Interview (32 MB, 35 minutes) Photo
Michael Carter, Class of 1975, Office of College Advancement
  • with Mary M. Maxwell
Interview (31 MB, 34 minutes) Photo
Dr. Willie A. Chappell, Jr., Class of 1950, Professor Emeritus (Religious Studies)
  • with Jerome Clayton Ross
  • with Margie Turbyfill

Interview (41 MB, 45 minutes)
Interview (158 MB, approximately 1 hour, 42 minutes)

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John H. Clements, Class of 1952, Trustee Emeritus, R-MC Board of Trustees
  • with Thomas H. Birdsong, III
Interview (46 MB, 51 minutes) Photo
Transcript
John C. Conkright, President's Office
  • with Ed Cox
Interview (41 MB, 45 minutes) Photo
Tom Copler, Director of Information Technology, 1994 - 2013  

Interview (125 MB, 1 hour, 9 minutes)

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Ed Cox, Class of 1954, Admissions Office (1966 - 1984)
  • with John C. Conkright
Interview (41 MB, 45 minutes) Photo
Cora Daniel, Physical Plant
  • with Barbara Thompson
Interview  (42 MB, 46 minutes) Photo
Gregory N. Daugherty, Professor of Classics
  • with Thomas W. Porter
Interview (43 MB, 47 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Amy V. deGraff, Professor of Modern Languages
  • with Robert H. P. Baerent
Interview (64 MB, 70 minutes)
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Barclay DuPriest, Manager, R-MC Bookstore
  • with Kathryn Stephens
Interview (63 MB, 69 minutes) Photo
Patricia L. Dementi, Professor Emerita (Biology)
  • with Elsa Queen Falls
Interview (40 MB, 44 minutes)
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Transcript
Elsa Queen Falls, Associate Professor Emerita (Biology)
  • with Patricia L. Dementi
Interview (40 MB, 44 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Jerome Garris, Dean of the College (1984 - 1998)

 

Interview (74 MB, 71 minutes)< Photo
Gladys Patterson Grainger, Class of 1976   Interview (67 MB, 74 minutes) Photo
Darrell L. Headrick, R-MC Chaplain (1986 - 2015, Retired)
  • with Betty Jean Seymour
Interview (34 MB, 37 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Donald B. Henretty, Class of 1959
  • with M. Thomas Inge
Interview (54 MB, 60 minutes) Photo
James Edward Henry, Copy Center Print Shop Operator (Retired)
  • with Thomas R. Proctor
Interview (47 MB, 51 minutes)

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Transcript

Aouicha Hilliard, Professor of Modern Languages
  • with William S. Noë
Interview (114 MB, 74 minutes)
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Robert Hopkins, Registrar (Retired)
  • with Robert Offenbacker
Interview (46 MB, 51 minutes)
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Dennis Howard, Class of 1972
  • with Ira L. Andrews, III
  • with Lynda W. Wright

Interview (23 MB, 25 minutes) 2nd Interview (77 MB, 85 minutes)

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Transcript

Dr. Alva T. Hughes, Class of 1981, Professor of Psychology
  • with Ronald D. Ward
Interview (39 MB, 42 minutes) 2nd Interview (122 MB, 1 hour, 6 minutes) Photo
Kathryn A. Hull, Associate Dean of Students
  • with Ira L. Andrews, III
Interview (45 MB, 48 minutes) Photo
M. Thomas Inge, Class of 1959, Professor of Humanities
  • with Donald B. Henretty
Interview (54 MB, 60 minutes) Photo
Anthony E. Keitt, R-MC Student Activities (1989 - 2009)
  • with George F. Spagna
Interview (51 MB, 56 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Theodore S. Keller, Class of 1953, Professor Emeritus (Athletics)
  • with Helmut Werner
Interview (37 MB, 41 minutes) Photo
Carroll M. LaHaye, Professor of Physical Education, Women's Basketball Coach
  • with Rachael N. Anderson
Interview (37 MB, 41 minutes) Photo
Kelly G. Lambert, Professor of Psychology   Interview (91 MB, 50 minutes) Photo
Douglas Lawson, Class of 1957
  • with Haywood A. "HAP" Payne, Jr.
Interview (53 MB, 58 minutes) Photo
Dr. Eugene Long, Class of 1957, and Carolyn Long   Interview (100 MB, 55 minutes Photo
George S. Lowry, Professor of Economics/Business
  • with Edward D. Showalter
Interview (64.8 M, 1 hour, 11 minutes) Photo
Dan McCaffrey, Professor of Classics   Interview  (154 MB, 68 minutes) Photo
Roger H. Martin, President of R-MC (1997 - 2006)   Interview (30 MB, 32 minutes) Photo
W. Wallace Martin, Professor of Biology
  • with Brian W. Moores
Interview (34 MB, 37 minutes) Photo
Joe Edward Mattys, Professor of Drama
  • with E. Raymond Berry
  • with James Murray

Interview (72 MB, 1 hour, 19 minutes)
Interview (39 MB, 21 minutes)

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Mary M. Maxwell, Office of College Advancement
  • with Michael Carter
Interview (31 MB, 34 minutes) Photo
David Meyer, Class of 1974   Interview (54 MB, 59 minutes) Photo
Brian W. Moores, Professor Emeritus (Chemistry)
  • with W. Wallace Martin
Interview (34 MB, 37 minutes) Photo
Mary Y. Neal, Director of Financial Aid   Interview (116 MB, 75 minutes) Photo
William S. Noë, Professor Emeritus (Modern Languages)
  • with Aouicha Hilliard
Interview (114 MB, 74 minutes)
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Robert Offenbacker, Professor Emeritus (Modern Languages)
  • with Robert Hopkins
Interview (46 MB, 51 minutes)
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George Brown Oliver, Class of 1949, Professor Emeritus (History)
  • with James E. Scanlon
Interview (42 MB, 38 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Dr. Edward Orser, Class of 1962   Interview (55 MB, 1 hour) Photo
C. Ladell Payne, President of R-MC (1979 - 1997), and Jean Payne   Interview (83 MB, 91 minutes) Photo
Haywood A. "HAP" Payne, Jr., Class of 1968
  • with Douglas Lawson
Interview (53 MB, 58 minutes) Photo
C. Barry Pfitzner, Professor of Economics
  • with Edward J. Schmidt
Interview (34 MB, 37 minutes) Photo
Eloise Piccolo, Class of 1945
  • with Cathy Jones Bach
Interview (50 MB, 55 minutes) Photo
Thomas W. Porter, Professor of History
  • with Gregory N. Daugherty
Interview (43 MB, 47 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Thomas R. Proctor, Physical Plant Field Technician (Retired)
  • with James Edward Henry
Interview (47 MB, 51 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Robert J. Resnick, Professor of Psychology   Interview (109 MB, 1 hour) Photo
Louise C. Richards, McGraw-Page Library Head of Technical Services Emerita   Interview (37 MB, 40 minutes)

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Transcript

Jerome Clayton Ross, Class of 1975, Professor of Religious Studies
  • with Willie A. Chappell, Jr.
  • 2nd (solo) Interview

Interview (41 MB, 45 minutes)
2nd Interview
(803 MB, 1 hour, 20 minutes)

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Jack B. Russell, Class of 1944

  • with John B. Werner
Interview (80 MB, 88 minutes) Photo
James E. Scanlon, Professor Emeritus (History)
  • with George Brown Oliver
Interview (42 MB, 38 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Edward J. Schmidt, Professor of Economics/Business
  • with C. Barry Pfitzner
Interview (34 MB, 37 minutes) Photo
Betty Jean Seymour, Professor Emerita (Religious Studies)
  • with Darrell L. Headrick
Interview (34 MB, 37 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Edward D. Showalter, Professor of Economics/Business, Class of 1984
  • with George S. Lowry
Interview (64.8 M, 1 hour, 11 minutes) Photo
Dr. T. McNider Simpson, III, Class of 1949   Interview (56 MB, 62 minutes) Photo
George F. Spagna, Professor of Physics
  • with Anthony E. Keitt
Interview (51 MB, 56 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Kathryn Stephens, Widow of Former R-MC Head Baseball Coach Hugh Stephens
  • with Barclay DuPriest
Interview (63 MB, 69 minutes) Photo
Barbara Thompson, Physical Plant
  • with Cora Daniel
Interview (42 MB, 46 minutes) Photo
Margie Turbyfill, Director of the Bailey Pre-Ministerial Scholarship Program
  • with Willie A. Chappell, Jr.
Interview (158 MB, approximately 1 hour, 42 minutes) Photo
Ronald D. Ward, Professor Emeritus (Fine Arts)
  • with Alva T. Hughes
Interview (39 MB, 42 minutes) Photo
Ritchie D. Watson, Professor Emeritus (English)
  • with Dal F. Wooten, III
Interview (38 MB, 42 minutes) Photo
Paul Webb, Men's Basketball Coach (1956 - 1975)   Interview (112 MB, 49 minutes) Photo
Helmut Werner, Professor Emeritus (Athletics)
  • with Theodore S. Keller
Interview (37 MB, 41 minutes) Photo

John B. Werner, Class of 1953

  • with Jack B. Russell
Interview (80 MB, 88 minutes) Photo
Luther White, Class of 1947,
President of R-MC (1967 - 1979)
  Interview (41 MB, 45 minutes) Photo
Transcript
Michael Woolfolk, Class of 1979, and Zelda Boston-Woolfolk, Class of 1978   Interview (47 MB, 51 minutes) Photo
Dal F. Wooten, III, Professor Emeritus (English)
  • with Ritchie D. Watson
Interview (38 MB, 42 minutes) Photo

Lynda W. Wright, Interim Library
Co-Director, Associate Professor & Head of Technicals Services, McGraw-Page Library

  • with Dennis Howard
Interview (77 MB, 85 minutes) Photo

 

Macon Memories Special Project: September 11th. Listen to personal reflections on this national defining moment.

This project is the work of Lynda Wright, Interim Library Co-Director, Associate Professor, and
Head of Technical Services, McGraw-Page Library.

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