Myrtle H. Westmoreland oral history interview, May 3, 2008
Date: May. 03 2008 |
Interview with East Carolina Teachers College alumna Myrtle H. Westmoreland (formerly Myrtle Hopkins). Mrs. Westmoreland discusses growing up during the depression in a farming family in Plymouth, N.C., being encouraged to attend college by her widowed father and a high school mentor, and paying for her college expenses with loans and self-help work. She discusses living in the dorm, playing basketball as a Lady Pirate, working in the dining hall, seeing male students leave campus because of the war, and after graduation, working as a home agent, home economics teacher, funeral director, and active community volunteer in Statesville, N.C. Interviewer: Joyce Newman. more...