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

Oral History #OH0067

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: M. Louise Avett Oral History Interview
    Creator: Avett, M. Louise
    Lennon, Donald R.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassette, 2.5 hours, 21 pages ,
  • Description

    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.

  • Biographical / Historical Note

    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.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information Acquisition Information

    Gift of M. Louise Avett

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    Preferred Citation

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

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