Frances Massey oral history, 5 October 2015

Hunt Library, NC State University (Raleigh, N.C.)

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Frances Massey oral history, 5 October 2015
University History
Original Format:
Digital video recording, sound, color
Item identifier:
Ferris, Virginia L. more info on Ferris, Virginia L. 
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This interview was conducted at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library of North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, North Carolina. In the interview Massey discusses: her childhood on a farm in Sampson County, NC; participating in 4-H dress-making competitions; attending East Carolina University, a coed institution, after World War II; teaching in public schools in Nash and Wake Counties; earning a Master’s degree in Textiles at UNC-Greensboro, a women’s college at the time, through a fellowship awarded by Blue Bell; working with male faculty members who were unaccustomed to working with female colleagues; her experiences teaching students at NC State; participating in a women’s faculty support group; being hired as the first female faculty member in the College of Textiles at NC State in 1963; teaching extension courses; the historically strong relationship between the textiles industry and the College of Textiles at NC State; changes in the textiles industry and research over the years; the move of the College of Textiles to Centennial Campus in 1990; and her relationship with the College of Textiles since retiring in 1993. [Preferred citation: Interview with Frances Massey by Virginia Ferris, 5 October 2015, North Carolina State University Oral Histories, MC 00449, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC]
Oral histories (Document genres)
North Carolina State University. College of Textiles more info on North Carolina State University. College of Textiles 
Massey, Frances W., 1927- more info on Massey, Frances W., 1927- 
North Carolina State University more info on North Carolina State University 
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
NC State Institutional Histories