Editing Project: Josephina Niggli

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
T. A. Thomas (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://library.wcu.edu/
Advisor
Brian Gastle

Abstract: I had the honor of transcribing a letter from Josephina Niggli written on a Sunday while she is attending Graduate School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The letter is a recap of her week in classes and is addressed to her family. The tone is conversational and warm, with Niggli inserting humor or anecdotes along with a few short dialogue rich ‘scenes’ that must have helped her loved ones more easily imagine her life in North Carolina. Niggli briefly discusses her classes and in some cases mentions the type of work she is doing and the subject matter she is studying. Born in July of 1910, birth name Josephine, Niggli was 24 years old at the time. She’d previously studied in San Antonio, Texas and received her undergraduate degree from Incarnate Word College there.

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Publication
Other
Language: English
Date: 2015

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