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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

Ruth Miller, House Mother


Mary Beth Lassetter:  Okay, all right; today is Thursday, June 23, 2005 and this is Mary Beth Lasseter. I am here at the Kappa Alpha Fraternity House on the campus of Ole Miss interviewing Miss Ruth Miller, who is the house mother for the KAs. Miss Miller, could you please state your full name for the record?

Ruth Miller: Well my name is Ruth Kelly Miller.

And where are you from originally?

I was born in Ecru, Mississippi; it’s a little tiny town in Pontotoc County. But I lived most of my young life in Sheffield, Alabama.

And where did you go to school?

I went to school at Blue Mountain–in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, and Florence State College as it was known then. It’s University of Alabama–North Alabama now and then when I started teaching kindergarten I–I took summer courses at Mississippi Southern.

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Date of interview:
2005-06-23 00:00

Interviewer:
Mary Beth Lasseter

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