Golden Days includes twenty oral histories of women who graduated from Mississippi *State College For Women *College for Women Mississippi University for Women at least fifty ears ago From Mary Ellen Weathersby Pope's 1926 description of a teaching career beginning just before the 1927 Delta flood to Juanita McCown Hight's 1934 account of campus conversations with violinist Jascha "HEIFETZ AND WRITERADVENTURER RICHARD HALLIBURTON THESE "and writeradventurer Richard Halliburton these illustrate the profound influence of the nation's first public college for women on the lives of the storyteller.
Read Golden Days Reminiscences of Alumnae Mississippi State College for WomenS Vivid reminiscences about life on campus recall "a different world of blue
Uniforms Rigid Rules Andrigid rules and facultyEven after many decades these women still clearly "different world of blue uniforms rigid rules and demanding facultyEven after many decades these women still clearly particular teachers who inspired and pushed them to succeed midnight dormitory pranks played on long suffering social advisers and the spring Zouave marching drills directed by the indomitable Emma Ody Pohl Whether they graduated in 1926 or 1956 there drills directed by the indomitable Emma Ody Pohl Whether they graduated in 1926 or 1956 there a common thread running through these memories an appreciation for academic life strong leadership cultural expe. ,
Riences that enriched lives a recognition that the university gave self confidence to pursue unusual or difficult careers and a gratitude for remarkable friendships which have lasted a lifetimeThe Southern Women's Institute of Mississippi University for Women provides a foundation for research and inclusive outreach "through the study of women in both traditional and non traditional roles "the study of women in both traditional and non traditional roles Institute's research focuses on the history of MUW and the position women hold in the culture and foundation of the South both today and in the futur.