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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Laura “Mama” Reid, House Mother, Alpha Omicron Pi (AOPi or AOII)


[Notes on sorority house abbreviations: KD is Kappa Delta sorority, Tri-Delt is the Delta Delta Delta sorority, and Zeta is Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.]

Kendra Myers: This is Kendra, I’m talking to Mama Reid at the AOPi house at Ole Miss on Monday afternoon, and I’m going to ask her a few questions about food! My first question is, how long have you been here at AOPi? I know you’ve done a lot of different things.

Laura Reid: This is my fourth year at AOPi.

Where were you before?

The Tri-Delt house at Mississippi State, the Kappa Delta house here, and Kappa Alpha Theta. I’ve been a house mother for about twenty years.

(Please download the full interview as a PDF in the accompanying link)

Date of interview:
2005-04-05 00:00

Interviewer:
Kendra Myers

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