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Patricia W. & J. Douglas Perry Library
Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0256
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NORFOLK WOMEN'S HISTORY

Listen to interviews and view transcripts from the Perry Library Oral Histories site

Inventory of the interviews conducted for Old Dominion University History Course 495/595, Fall 1982

1. Interview with Sara Mueller Chip regarding women in religion. Instrumental in bringing the first ordained Episcopal women priest to the Tidewater area. Conducted November 5, 1982.

2. Interview with Pat Merchant Park regarding women in religion. In 1982 became the first women priest to preach for the Diocese of Southern Virginia at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. Especially important due to the well publicized desire of the presiding Bishop at the time to prevent women becoming ordained in this diocese. This interview recounts her experiences.

3. Interview with Ruth James regarding Norfolk's bout with massive resistance in 1958. Lead litigant in the court cases initiated to reopen the closed schools. Recounts the experiences and prejudices encountered during this effort. Conducted November 5, 1982.

4. Interview with Edith White (wife of Forrest P. White, prominent leader in the Norfolk Committee for Public Schools) Primarily concerns her and her family's experiences during the crisis and the role of women in Virginia politics during the 1950's. Conducted November 6, 1982.

5. Women Physicians in Tidewater 1945-1960: Interview with Dr. Kathryn Hill. Concerns the changing role of women in medicine over the years and women's effort to combat discrimination in the medical field. Conducted November 18, 1982.

6. Women Physicians in Tidewater 1945-1960: Interview with Dr. Laura Morris. Concerns the changing role of women in medicine over the years and women's effort to combat discrimination in the medical field. Conducted November 18, 1982.

7. The Girl Scout Movement in the Tidewater Area: Interview with Kathryn Ogg. Concerns the evolution of Girl Scouting in Norfolk and her involvement with the Girl Scouts. Conducted November 18, 1982.

8. The Girl Scout Movement in the Tidewater Area: Interview with Georgie Harris. Concerns the evolution of Girl Scouting in Norfolk and her involvement with the Girl Scouts. Conducted November 18, 1982.