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Reminiscences of Hattie Simmons Kelly : oral history, 1976.

Creator: Kelly, Hattie Simmons, 1896-1982.
Project: Black women oral history project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :Transcript 138 leaves.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Educator; interviewee married Frank West, later Charles W. Kelly.

Scope and Contents

Childhood in North Carolina, relationship with brothers and sisters, influence of parents; education at Tuskegee Institute: influence of teachers, 1911-1915; teacher in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina grade schools, 1915-27; observation of Dalton, Winnetka and other progressive schools; marriage to Frank West, 1927; teacher and principal of Children's House at Tuskegee Institute, 1927-44; graduate studies, New York University, 1944-45; Acting Dean Tuskegee School of Education, Dean of Women, 1945-62; marriage to Rev. Charles W. Kelly, 1956; church membership; association with Southern Vocational College; national and community organizations, awards and honors; impressions of Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, others.


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