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M. Louise Avett Oral History Interview, February 6, 1981

Oral History #OH0067

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Title: M. Louise Avett Oral History Interview
Creators: Avett, M. Louise
Lennon, Donald R.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassette, 2.5 hours, 21 pages .

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General note

1932-1970

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

Preferred Citation

M. Louise Avett Oral History Interview (#OH0067), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of M. Louise Avett

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

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.

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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.

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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