Furman University Oral Histories
 
Beatrice D. Plyler Oral History

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Title

Beatrice D. Plyler Oral History

Abstract

Audio recording of an interview with Beatrice Plyler (1911-2011), widow of former Furman president, John Laney Plyler. Mrs. Plyler talks about her family and growing up in Berkeley County, SC, as well as meeting her future husband, and their marriage in 1932. She discusses the early years of her marriage, anecdotes of John Plyler as a husband and father, daily life, and a few things President Plyler shared with her about his childhood and family. Mentioned by Beatrice in the interview are Judge Clement Haynsworth, Alester Furman, Jr., and Charles and Mickey Daniel. Mrs. Plyler discusses, in depth, the building of the new Furman campus, from choosing the property, meeting with architects, and picking out colors and furniture. She talks of how she and John were influenced by a trip to France and England, and how seeing the beautiful gardens, lakes, and fountains gave them ideas for the new Furman campus.

Scholarship Type

Faculty Scholarship

Publication Date

8-25-2004

City and State

Greenville (S.C.)

Subject(s)

Furman University; History; Oral histories; Plyler, John Laney, 1894-1966; College presidents; Building

Disciplines

History

Rights

Copyright Furman University Department of History. Materials are intended for non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, and are not to be reproduced or distributed without written permission. In compliance with fair use, whenever items are used for personal use, research, or teaching, please credit as follows: 'Furman University, Department of History'.

Beatrice D. Plyler Oral History

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