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: In this oral history, Rebecca Croom Fordham (1899-1983) describes attending East Carolina Teachers Training School (East Carolina University) in Greenville, North Carolina, especially during the 1918 flu epidemic; teaching in Lenoir County, N.C.; and her life in the 1920s during the land boom and subsequent bust in Florida.
    Extent: 0.005 Cubic feet, 1 audiocassette, 0.5 hour, 8 pages ,
  • Description

    In the interview Rebecca Croom Fordham discusses her teaching experiences in Lenoir County, North Carolina, her college years at East Carolina Teachers Training School (especially during the 1918 flu epidemic), the real estate boom and subsequent bust in Florida, the 1925 hurricane in Florida, and her work managing Tahiti Beach in Coral Gables, Florida.

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

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    Rebecca Croom (1899-1983) 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.

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    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.

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    Processed by M. Cherry, March 1988

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