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Browsing items in: VCU Oral History Archive

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    • Zelda Kingoff Nordlinger interview 1  (2007-07-07)

    • Nordlinger, Zelda Kingoff, 1932-2008
    • Zelda Kingoff Nordlinger (1932-2008) was active in the women’s rights movement in Virginia from about 1969 through the 1990s. She was a founding member of the Richmond chapter of the National Organization for Woman (NOW). Nordlinger was born in...
    • In this interview, Zelda Nordlinger talks about her ancestors who emigrated to the United States from Russia and Germany; her early childhood in Greenville, South Carolina; her high school years in Richmond, Virginia; her early interest in...
    • Zelda Kingoff Nordlinger interview 2  (2007-07-20)

    • Nordlinger, Zelda Kingoff, 1932-2008
    • Zelda Kingoff Nordlinger (1932-2008) was active in the women’s rights movement in Virginia from about 1969 through the 1990s. She was a founding member of the Richmond chapter of the National Organization for Woman (NOW). Nordlinger was born in...
    • In this interview, Zelda Nordlinger discusses women's rights activist, Mary Holt Carlton, including how they met and her influence with St. Paul's Episcopal Church; Sylvia Clute, who established a women's bank in Richmond, Virginia; the role of...
    • Kathleen Cabell interview 2 (2005-11-07)

    • Cabell, Kathleen Buchanan
    • Kathleen and Royal E. Cabell, Jr. relocated Union Hill, the 1770s Cabell family home, from Nelson County to Goochland County 1980 and began a lengthy restoration process. Mr. Cabell, who passed away in 1999, was a prominent attorney and political...
    • In this interview, Mrs. Kathleen Buchanan Cabell discusses her background; her marriage to Royal Eubank Cabell, Jr. and his entry into politics; involvement in community organizations; travels to Italy; construction of the family's new home in...
    • Kathleen Cabell interview 1 (2005-06-23)

    • Cabell, Kathleen Buchanan
    • Kathleen and Royal E. Cabell, Jr. relocated Union Hill, the 1770s Cabell family home, from Nelson County to Goochland County 1980 and began a lengthy restoration process. Mr. Cabell, who passed away in 1999, was a prominent attorney and political...
    • In this interview, Mrs. Kathleen Buchanan Cabell discusses her background and her home, Union Hill, which was relocated from Nelson County to Goochland County, Virginia. The interview also includes a tour provided by Mrs. Cabell of the eighteenth...
    • Grace E. Harris interview 1 (2006-11-29)

    • Harris, Grace E.
    • Dr. Grace E. Harris has had a 40-year career at Virginia Commonwealth University. She rose from the ranks as a social work professor to become Dean of the School of Social Work, then Vice Provost for Continuing Studies and Public service. When she...
    • In this interview, Grace E. Harris discusses her early childhood and her family's emphasis on community service; her education at Grinnell College, her social work career and her positions in the community and at VCU; her career as Vice Provost;...
    • Grace E. Harris interview 2 (2007-05-02)

    • Harris, Grace E.
    • Dr. Grace E. Harris has had a 40-year career at Virginia Commonwealth University. She rose from the ranks as a social work professor to become Dean of the School of Social Work, then Vice Provost for Continuing Studies and Public service. When she...
    • In this interview, Grace E. Harris discusses her decision to apply to the RPI School of Social Work; her graduate work at Boston University; her research on E. Franklin Frazier and its effect on her ideas about leadership; her life as an African...
    • Edmund Rennolds interview 1 (2004-06-18)

    • Rennolds, Edmund Addison, 1916-2006
    • Ned and Mary Anne Rennolds were founders of the Richmond Symphony and sponsors of many local musical programs, including the Mary Anne Rennolds Concert Series at VCU. Mr. Rennolds was co-founder of the brokerage firm Branch & Co. He was President...
    • In this interview, Edmund Addison Rennolds, Jr., discusses the history of the Branch, Rennolds, and Addison families; his early married life; his interest in the architect Andrea Palladio; the effect of the Civil War on family businesses; the...
    • Edmund Rennolds interview 3 (2004-07-29)

    • Rennolds, Edmund Addison, 1916-2006
    • Ned and Mary Anne Rennolds were founders of the Richmond Symphony and sponsors of many local musical programs, including the Mary Anne Rennolds Concert Series at VCU. Mr. Rennolds was co-founder of the brokerage firm Branch & Co. He was President...
    • In this interview, Edmund Addison Rennolds, Jr., discusses the Addison and Rennolds family history; members of the Branch family and their homes in New York and Italy; his involvement in the community; his family's travels to Europe and Italy; the...
    • Edmund Rennolds interview 2 (2004-06-23)

    • Rennolds, Edmund Addison, 1916-2006
    • Ned and Mary Anne Rennolds were founders of the Richmond Symphony and sponsors of many local musical programs, including the Mary Anne Rennolds Concert Series at VCU. Mr. Rennolds was co-founder of the brokerage firm Branch & Co. He was President...
    • In this interview, Edmund Addison Rennolds, Jr., discusses his early life; his service in the Navy during World War II; his marriage to Mary Anne Pinder and their family life; the Branch family home and Quaker Hill in New York; the Branch,...
    • Edmund Rennolds interview 4 (2004-08-26)

    • Rennolds, Edmund Addison, 1916-2006
    • Ned and Mary Anne Rennolds were founders of the Richmond Symphony and sponsors of many local musical programs, including the Mary Anne Rennolds Concert Series at VCU. Mr. Rennolds was co-founder of the brokerage firm Branch & Co. He was President...
    • In this interview, Edmund Addison Rennolds, Jr., discusses Emma Gray Trigg and her involvement in the Richmond Symphony; the history of the Branch and Rennolds families; interest by Edmund and Mary Anne Rennolds in music and their involvement with...
    • Maurice Duke interview 2 (2005-06-08)

    • Duke, Maurice
    • Dr. J. Maurice Duke was Professor of English at VCU for over 30 years, and was instrumental in VCU's acquisition of Richmond author James Branch Cabell's library. He authored several works on Virginia history and literature and was a photographer...
    • In this interview, Dr. Maurice Duke discusses three books that influenced his life, African American architecture in Richmond, Oregon Hill and the effect of construction on Richmond neighborhoods, the expansion of VCU, early interest in photography...
    • Maurice Duke interview 3 (2006-06-13)

    • Duke, Maurice
    • Dr. J. Maurice Duke was Professor of English at VCU for over 30 years, and was instrumental in VCU's acquisition of Richmond author James Branch Cabell's library. He authored several works on Virginia history and literature and was a photographer...
    • In this interview, Dr. Maurice Duke discusses his paternal and maternal ancestors, including Judge Leon Maurice Bazile, James Duke, David Waldrop and the Bourne family; his writing and research; his book on Universal Leaf Tobacco Co.; and Richmond...
    • Maurice Duke interview 1 (2005-05-31)

    • Duke, Maurice
    • Dr. J. Maurice Duke was Professor of English at VCU for over 30 years, and was instrumental in VCU's acquisition of Richmond author James Branch Cabell's library. He authored several works on Virginia history and literature and was a photographer...
    • In this interview, Dr. Maurice Duke discusses his background and education, work involving the library of James Branch Cabell, his thesis and dissertation on James Branch Cabell, experiences as first head of Special Collections at VCU Libraries,...
    • Francis Foster interview 2 (2006-01-23)

    • Foster, Francis M.
    • Dr. Francis Merrill Foster, Sr. is known as the historian of Jackson Ward, the historically African-American Richmond neighborhood where he had a successful dental practice over 40 years. A graduate of Virginia Union University and Howard...
    • In this interview, Dr. Francis M. Foster, Sr. talks about his experiences in Jackson Ward including the Crusade for Voters, Jackson Ward associations and clubs, civil rights, and his family.
    • Francis Foster interview 4 (2006-03-10)

    • Foster, Francis M.
    • Dr. Francis Merrill Foster, Sr. is known as the historian of Jackson Ward, the historically African-American Richmond neighborhood where he had a successful dental practice over 40 years. A graduate of Virginia Union University and Howard...
    • In this interview, Dr. Francis M. Foster, Sr. discusses his involvement with the Richmond Dental Society and the Virginia Board of Dentistry, Black dental associations, teaching at the VCU College of Dentistry, medical and social changes in the...
    • Francis Foster interview 5 (2006-05-15)

    • Foster, Francis M.
    • Dr. Francis Merrill Foster, Sr. is known as the historian of Jackson Ward, the historically African-American Richmond neighborhood where he had a successful dental practice over 40 years. A graduate of Virginia Union University and Howard...
    • In this interview, Dr. Francis M. Foster, Sr. discusses his family, including their accomplishments and their influence on his life; his wife and their marriage; his poetry; and plans for the future.
    • Francis Foster interview 1 (2006-01-20)

    • Foster, Francis M.
    • Dr. Francis Merrill Foster, Sr. is known as the historian of Jackson Ward, the historically African-American Richmond neighborhood where he had a successful dental practice over 40 years. A graduate of Virginia Union University and Howard...
    • In this interview, Dr. Francis M. Foster, Sr. discusses his early background in Jackson Ward, influences on his career, his experiences in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and Guam in World War II, and his education at Virginia Union University and...
    • Francis Foster interview 3 (2006-02-27)

    • Foster, Francis M.
    • Dr. Francis Merrill Foster, Sr. is known as the historian of Jackson Ward, the historically African-American Richmond neighborhood where he had a successful dental practice over 40 years. A graduate of Virginia Union University and Howard...
    • In this interview, Dr. Francis M. Foster, Sr. discusses dentistry in Jackson Ward, his dental education, influences on his career, his dental practice, African-American dental pioneers in Richmond and Virginia, and African American dental...

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