Mary Turner Lane:
I don’t know whether I have ever shown you the wonderful little editorial that I found in my research on the history of women here.  When Spencer Dormitory was to be built—1923, I believe it was—the editors of the Daily Tar Heel put out an extra saying that women weren’t wanted here.  The president of the student body stated that one of the reasons they, his two reasons for not wanting women were: 1) Carolina needed all of its money for the boys; and 2) if women came, then restrictions would be placed on the boys for their social life.  As it turned out, no restrictions had ever been placed on the boys.  They’d all been placed on the girls.

- Mary Turner Lane, scholar and first director of the women's studies program at UNC

Interview with Mary Turner Lane by Pamela Dean, September 9 and 16, 1986; May 21, 1987; October 1 and 28, 1987, Interview L-0039, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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