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Oral history with Mr. W.S. Griffin

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Creator:Griffin, W. S. (Wilbur Scott), 1913-
Creator:Healy, Thomas
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. W.S. Griffin
Date:1978 July 19

Oral history. Interview conducted on July 19, 1978 with Mr. W.S. Griffin at his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Griffin was born on October 15, 1913 near Mantee, Mississippi, in Webster County. In 1936, he accepted a position as a teacher and coach at Woodland High School in Chickasaw County. While teaching at Woodland, Griffin continued his education at the University of Mississippi and in 1940 his received his BA degree. After returning from service in World War II, he began his master's degree program at the University of Mississippi. In 1949, Griffin became superintendent of the Springhill Consolidated School District. He then went on to join the Mississippi State Department of Education as director of the state's school lunch program in 1952. In 1958, he became director of the Division of Administration and Finance at the state department of education, and in 1974 he was appointed Assistant State Superintendent of Education.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Griffin, W. S. (Wilbur Scott), 1913- | High school principals--Mississippi | Coaches (Athletics)--Mississippi | College students--Mississippi | Graduate students--Mississippi | College graduates--Mississippi | Teachers--Mississippi | Educators--Mississippi | Education--Mississippi--Finance | School management and organization--Mississippi | Segregation in education--Mississippi | Veterans | Mississippi. State Dept. of Education | University of Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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