Rita Foley

Photograph included with faculty application. Courtesy of Western Regional Archives

Courtesy of Western Regional Archives

FOCUS

Unknown

ROLE

Staff

ATTENDANCE

1944 - 1970

BIRTH

DEATH

Rita Foley was a secretary from spring 1944. It is unknown when she left the college.

She shared in her application and letters to the college that she worked as a bookkeeper for many individuals, Lakeview Eye Publication, the Eastern Airline branch at Bates Air Field, Mobile AL, and Workmen's Circle Sanitorium.

Photograph of author

Author

Amanda Hartman

Amanda Hartman is the creator of BMC Yearbook, serving as the lead director, engineer, and researcher. She holds a MLIS in archive/ collections management, MA in art/ museum education, and BA in design. After working in museums and archives for a decade, she made the transition to tech and is now a software developer specializing in applications for museums, archives, and higher education.

Her interest in Black Mountain College began while working as a digital archivist with the Asheville Art Museum's BMC archive collection. She transcribed and digitized over 1500 documents created by the college. While working closely with these archives, she began independent research on the interracial program and Negro Week activities BMC, writing biographies of lesser known students and staff members. That research transformed into this BMC Yearbook project.

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