Michael J. Galgano
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Includes a book, "Thoughts in Verse," by Walter Vance. Walter Vance was born in Onego, West Virginia and in 1926 married Marion, a native of Virginia. In 1975, they were residing in Hamlin, West Virginia. Both are retired teachers. Mr. Vance has also written and published poetry. This interview is concerned primarily with reflections upon their many years of teaching in primary and secondary schools. From the turn of the century to 1972, the Vances discuss the effects of the Depression, rural education, school administration, and their college careers. Family background is mentioned and Mr. Vance recites and interprets some of his poetry. Mrs. Vance also discusses her years of teaching driver's education.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-127.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-127, Huntington, WV.