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00:00:01 - Family and education background

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Partial Transcript: I am Vee Saunders. I am interviewing Virginia Angell, who is the wife of one of our former pastors, James Angell.

Segment Synopsis: Virginia Angell talks about her family and her education experiences. She talks about how she met her husband Jim and discusses his career changes.

Keywords: Children; Church; Early life; Education; Family history; Iowa; Law school; Marriage; Ministry; Simpson College; Sunday school

Subjects: Education, Higher; Family histories.; Family life; Family--history

GPS: Simpson College (Indianola, Iowa)
Map Coordinates: 41.3645, -93.565
00:08:11 - Start of husband's ministry / job offer from Second Presbyterian Church

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Partial Transcript: Uh, I'd like to go back. You mentioned he, he preached some when he was still in law school?

Segment Synopsis: Angell reflects on the early years of her husband's ministry. She remembers visiting Kentucky and the preaching position offered to her husband.

Keywords: "Minister's wife"; "White fences"; Church; Church leadership; Church ministers; Kentucky; Move; Moving; Second Presbyterian Church

Subjects: Presbyterian Church; Presbyterian Church--Kentucky

GPS: Second Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.039722, -84.490556
00:17:24 - First impressions of Second Presbyterian

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Partial Transcript: Well, after you, um, you were--you did accept--

Segment Synopsis: Angell remembers moving to Kentucky and the members at Second Presbyterian during their early years at the church. She discusses her initial impressions of Lexington.

Keywords: Church community; Church members; Churches; Lexington (Ky.); Second Presbyterian; Second Presbyterian Church

Subjects: Church; Churches--Kentucky; Presbyterian Church--Kentucky

GPS: Second Presbyterian Church (Lexington, Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.039722, -84.490556
00:21:55 - Involvement with civil rights movement

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Partial Transcript: I think when that--and at first you see that, they uh--the civil rights thing, uh, hadn't kinda come up that much.

Segment Synopsis: Angell describes her involvement with the civil rights movement in Lexington. She also shares her daughter's views and stances during this time.

Keywords: Blacks in Lexington; Lexington (Ky.); Phillis Wheatley Center; Sit ins; YWCA

Subjects: African Americans--Social conditions; Civil rights movements; Civil rights.; Young Women's Christian Association

00:27:54 - YWCA

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Partial Transcript: Well, you've told me some of your, um, activities out in the community, but, did you--were you involved in other, uh, organizations?

Segment Synopsis: Angell recalls her involvement in the Lexington community. She discusses other women that were involved in the Young Women's Christian Association. Angell highlights the programs provided by the YWCA during her time there. She describes the Latch Key Program and its importance.

Keywords: Camps; Church community; Civil rights; Community involvement; Day cares; Desegregation; Exercise programs; Latch Key Program; Parent Teacher Association (PTA); Scholarships; Segregation; Summer camps; Swimming; YMCA; YWCA; Young Men's Christian Association

Subjects: Church; Young Women's Christian Association

GPS: Young Women's Christian Association (Lexington, Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 38.048821, -84.553181
00:37:59 - Reflections on leaving Second Presbyterian

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Partial Transcript: When, uh, you, uh, and Jim, I suppose, felt that it was time to move on, that comes, did you have a good feeling about what you had been able to accomplish at Second Presbyterian?

Segment Synopsis: Angell remembers how hard it was for her to leave Second Presbyterian. She describes her family's early years in California.

Keywords: "Golden Years"; California; Changes; Church; Church community; Church members; Claremont Presbyterian Church; Lexington (Ky.); Ministry; Second Presbyterian Church

Subjects: Presbyterian Church

00:41:38 - Lexington Youth Symphony / children's music talents

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Partial Transcript: Well, I can remember a reception that we had just before you were leaving--

Segment Synopsis: Angell discusses her children's participation in the Youth Symphony in Lexington. She recalls places that the Symphony traveled to, and discusses California's music programs.

Keywords: Activities; Adult symphony; Lexington (Ky.); Lexington Youth Symphony; Music; Music education; Orchestra

Subjects: Activity programs in education.; Children.; Musicians

00:48:03 - Death of her daughter Susan

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Partial Transcript: Then she did graduate?

Segment Synopsis: Angell discusses the life and death of her daughter Susan.

Keywords: "Oh, Susan"; Child loss; Children; College; Coping; Death; Education; Family; Friend; Friends; Loss; Loss of child; Ministry; Outreach; Tragedy

Subjects: Accidents.; Church; Grief.

00:53:14 - Coping with loss / future plans

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Partial Transcript: The one thing, one thing that was such a help to us was to have that little Mary Scott who was only eight years old coming home from school every day. It was just the best thing that could've happened for us.

Segment Synopsis: Angell describes how her daughter Mary Scott helped her cope with her daughter Susan's death. She details the opportunities having a young child created for her as an older mother. She also reflects on her hopes for the future.

Keywords: Career change; Coping; Couples; Family; Friends; Future; Grief; Loss; Ministry; Retirement; Travel; Unexpected pregnancy

Subjects: Children.; Church