Margaret "Peggy" Smith Oral History Interview


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Margaret "Peggy" Smith Oral History Interview
Margaret "Peggy" Smith Oral History Interview
2015 June 17
During World War II, Peggy Smith lived in Baltimore and attended Washington College in September 1942. When I heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor, She was at home with her family, feeling horrified and uncertain about what would unfold. The war's impact on the college was profound, with many male students leaving to join the military, leaving the campus feeling empty and lonely. Despite the challenges, she focused on her education, eventually graduating and becoming a teacher. Throughout the war, the college community carried on with its activities, and although there were rationing and blackout measures, life continued with a sense of determination and resilience.
1h 12m 2s
Margaret "Peggy" Smith, Interview, National Home Front Project, Washington College, Chestertown Maryland
Interview was recorded by Emma Buchman and Abby GordonĀ for the Starr Center of the American Experience National Homefront Project