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Martha Gregory Tolles (Class of 1943) interviewed by Carolyn Rees, 2013 May 24


Scope and Contents

In this oral history Martha Gregory Tolles recalls her experience being at Smith at the beginning of World War II. She recounts being called into her house mother’s sitting room and listening to the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as work she did for the WAVES. She also tells of meeting her future husband on Mountain Day and recalls working on the college newspaper when Betty Friedan was editor.

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 2013 May 24


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Copyright to this interview has been transferred to Smith College.


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Repository Details

Part of the Smith College Archives Repository

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