Golden Girls Oral History Project

How to Participate


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If you are an alumna of the W, your experiences and history are invaluable to documenting what life was like on campus for women of your time. We would love to interview you at the Homecoming of your 50th year reunion. If your Golden Girl year is coming up or has already passed and you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Dr. Chanley Rainey at or the Center Office at (662) 329-7173.


W students who wish to conduct and transcribe interviews can volunteer to participate in upcoming interviews each fall semester. Students must participate in a three-hour training session in January or February and may earn course credit in HIS 202 Oral History Lab.

There is no experience required! The CWRPP partners with the Department of History, Political Science, and Geography as well as the University Archivist to train students in oral history techniques and digitization. We will work with student volunteers to schedule training days and practice sessions. Please help us continue the Golden Girls Project and keep collecting the stories of our campus.

“I was also able to interview women who graduated from The W 50 or more years ago and learn a new perspective of the university's history through their memories.”
-Ariel Keon-Class of 2012

“ Being in proximity to the Golden Girls project made the link between me and MUW come alive. Because of their stories, the tradition and history of my alma mater are powerful, living things for me.”
-Amanda Patterson Weissinger- Class of 2009

"I was able to bring what I learned in an oral history class at Ole Miss back and use those skills to help with the Golden Girls Oral Histories. Every interview was different but each one was interesting and exciting with details about "The W" fifty years before I graduated. I am honored to have worked on several of the oral histories in Golden Days."
-Sarah Sheffield - Class of 2006