M. Louise Avett Oral History Interview

February 6, 1981
Oral History #OH0067
Lennon, Donald R.; Avett, M. Louise, 1902-1994
Physical description
0.01 Cubic Feet, 2 audiocassette, 2.5 hours, 21 pages
Preferred Citation
M. Louise Avett Oral History Interview (#OH0067), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

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.

Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of M. Louise Avett

Processing information

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General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Avett, M. Louise, 1902-1994
Methodist Church--Missions--China
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
Women missionaries--China
World War, 1939-1945--China
China--Description and travel
China--Social life and customs--20th century
India--Description and travel