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Carolyn Sutton was interviewed by Carolyn Schumacher for approximately 90 minutes about her childhood, family, and early education experiences. Sutton grew up in Sewickley, attended Sewickley Academy, and then was sent away to the Master’s Boarding School in New York. Sutton then attended the University of Pittsburgh, studying “general education,” language, English, and art. Sutton recalled memories of communist students, African American classmates, and going before the Senior Court for failing her orientation exam. Sutton worked in a machine shop in Bellevue making “go-no-go gauges” earning $0.90-$1.10; she spoke of her experience as the only woman in the machine shop and the friendships she built.


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