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Oral history interview with Vera Cason, 2008 Aug. 6

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TitleOral history interview with Vera Cason, 2008 Aug. 6
IntervieweeCason, Vera M.
InterviewerMarkee, Katherine
Purdue ID NumberPOH0809020(Cason)
Date RecordedAugust 6, 2008
Abstract of InterviewVera M. Cason was born on December 18, 1898 in West Point, Indiana. Her father worked for the railroad out of Logansport, Indiana and she went to Hagerstown High School, before returning to West Point. She taught elementary school for twelve years in the Tippecanoe County Schools as well as at Morton School (now closed and the facility is a local Community Center). Cason is the widow of F. Lynn Cason, who served for twenty four years as the director of the University Placement Service (now the Center for Career Opportunities, CCO). She talks about her involvement with the University, from clubs such as the Purdue Womens Club and attendance at athletic events especially football and basketball. Their home was adjacent to Dean Potter and the two families shared many Purdue activities. When she celebrated her 100th birthday she was a guest at a home basketball game during Gene Keady's tenure as Head Coach. She sat behind the players and had a wonderful time.
SubjectsCason, Vera M.--Interviews
Cason, F. Lynn
Potter, A. A. (Andrey Abraham), b. 1882
Genre (AAT)Interviews
Oral history (document genres)
Sound recordings
Media Typeaudio/mp3
Original Formataudio/wav
Duration35 min.
CollectionPurdue University Oral History Program Collection
RepositoryPurdue University Libraries, Karnes Archives and Special Collections
RightsCopyright Purdue University. All rights reserved.
URI ark:/34231/c6th8kr1
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