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Virginia Phelps Oral History

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Abstract: This interview was conducted as part of the College of William and Mary Oral History Project. Virginia Welton Duke Phelps moved to Williamsburg in the early 1930s when her husband, Charles J. Duke, was appointed as bursar of the college. Soon thereafter College President John Stewart Bryan asked the Dukes to live in the President's House to help him entertain. The social life at William and Mary in the 1930s is the main topic of discussion in this interview.
Issued Date: 1975-05-15
Subjects: College of William and Mary--History--20th century
College of William and Mary--Faculty and Staff
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/5436
Citation: University Archives Oral History Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: The original manuscript transcript of this interview is available in University Archives Oral History Collection in the Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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    The University Archives Oral History Collection consists of transcripts and recordings of oral history interviews conducted with College of William and Mary faculty, staff, alumni, and others connected to the College.

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