|Title:||M. Louise Avett Oral History Interview|
Avett, M. Louise
Lennon, Donald R.
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Extent:||0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassette, 2.5 hours, 21 pages .|
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M. Louise Avett Oral History Interview (#OH0067), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Miss Avett, a native of Norwood, N.C., attended Davenport College, Duke University and Scarritt College. She was assigned to mainland China in 1932 and remained there until 1945 when she returned to the U.S. In 1960 she was assigned to serve in Hong Kong where she taught until retirement in 1970.
Topics of discussion include educational work in Soochow, her transfer to West China in 1941 and her work there during World War II, and conditions in Hong Kong during the 1960s. Details are provided for life among the Chinese people, experiences in rural western China, social and cultural observances, Japanese invasion, travel, food, local customs, airlift to India, and experiences in that country enroute home.
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