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New Book and Archives Make "History" at Library Dedication

February 25, 2008

Category: Academics, Faculty, History & Politics


So Close to My HeartThe William F. Palmer Archives was dedicated to late Dr. William F. Palmer of Salisbury, a 1956 alumnus of Catawba, a retired faculty member in the teacher education department, and College archivist and historian. Dr. Palmer's family was inextricably linked to Catawba, dating back to the institution's days in Newton. His parents were both graduates of Old Catawba and his sister, Dr. Etna McCullough, was a member of Catawba's Class of 1936. Dr. McCullough was one of the first females to earn a medical degree and later was a practicing physician in Oak Ridge, Tenn.  ;

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So Close to My Heart
As a special tribute to mark the dedication of the William F. Palmer Archives, copies of the book that Dr. Palmer was working on at the time of his death, entitled So Close to My Heart: Memories of Catawba College in Newton, North Carolina, were signed and given to those attending the dedication. The book was published thanks to the dedication of Dr. Palmer's wife, Anne, the work of Dr. Gary Freeze, and the support of Dr. Palmer's sister, Dr. McCullough.

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