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Norma Laughner

Norma Laughner grew up on Elm Street in Slippery Rock. Her father took her to the college football games and her mother worked here in the laundry. In 1944 Laughner started her freshman year, majoring in English and speech. That year there were only two men in her class, but soon the World War II veterans arrived.

Laughner taught for the English Department for ten years, later becoming the secretary for the Alumni Association. She met her husband Carl while singing in the choir at vespers in the Chapel, a building she and the Alumni Association tried to save from demolition

The Interview
June 26, 2008

Laughner's interview is available in three formats.  
Click below to watch, listen to, or read her story.
To read the transcript you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download it for free here.


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information contact:

Slippery Rock
University Archives

Bailey Library

Slippery Rock University
of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, PA

(724) 738-2658