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In the News II

Breaking Fertile Ground

This article, originally published in Campus Currents, a newsletter of Radford University, gives a brief biography of John Preston McConnell and a history of McConnell Library.  It is reproduced with the permission of Jeanne Johnson of the Radford University Office of Public Relations.

Radford University's First Black Graduate

Article about Elsie Claytor (Wiggins) White, the first African-American to graduate from Radford College.  It is reproduced with the permission of Donald Anderson, Chair of the Counselor Education Department of the College of Education and Human Development.

Geraldine Dedmon

Interview with the wife of Donald Dedmon published in August, 1972.  (Note: the article was part of a over-size special section.  It may take some time to download on some browsers.

William E. Gilbert--A Tribute

Reflections of Charles Fretwell, columnist for the Radford News Journal, on the first professor to arrive on the Radford campus in 1913.

The Moffetts: A Professional Service Record

This article, originally published in the Virginia Journal of Education in February, 1963 presents brief biographies of M'Ledge Moffett, Radford's long-serving Dean of Women; and her mother, a pioneer in women's education.

Radford College Highlanders Band March on Campus

This article appeared in the Society section of the Roanoke Times back in October, 1956.  Note: the full-size image of this article may take time to download on some browsers.

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