Rebecca Croom Fordham Oral History Interview, May 25, 1980

Oral History #OH0077

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Rebecca Croom Fordham Oral History Interview
    Creator: Elmore, William E. "Mickey"
    Fordham, Rebecca Croom, 1899-1983
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract:
    Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 0.5 hour, 8 pages ,
  • Description
     

    In the interview she discusses her teaching experiences, her college years, especially during the 1918 flu epidemic, the real estate boom and subsequent bust in Florida, the 1925 hurricane in Florida, and her work at Coral Gables.

    This interview was done by William Everett "Mickey" Elmore, nephew of Mrs. Fordham.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Rebecca Croom was raised in Lenoir County, N.C., and taught school in the Sandy Bottom, Tull's Mill, and Bucklesberry areas of Lenoir County. She married Henry Clay Fordham on April 21, 1921. She also attended East Carolina Teachers Training School in 1917-1919. After two years of marriage, the Fordhams moved to Florida where they lived in Miami part of the time and then she managed Tahiti Beach at Coral Gables.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of Rebecca Croom Fordham

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    Preferred Citation

    Rebecca Croom Fordham Oral History Interview (#OH0077), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by M. Cherry, March 1988

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