Sisters of Charity Federation Archives

Quigley, Sister Dorothy Marie Oral History

Item

Dublin Core

Title

Quigley, Sister Dorothy Marie Oral History

Subject

Sister Dorothy Marie Quigley

Description

An oral history of Sister Dorothy Marie Quigley, a Sister of Charity of Seton Hill from 1941 until 1993. The interview was conducted by Sister Sara Louise Reilly on June 3 and 10, 1984.

Sister Dorothy Marie Quigley was born on July 15th, 1912 in Erie, Pa. Daughter of William James Quigley and Florence Elizabeth Flanagan, Dorothy May Quigley entered the community on March 25th to May 18th, 1938. Then, she re-entered on September 8th, 1941 at the age of 29.

Sister Dorothy Marie was an elementary teacher from 1944 to 1952 at Cathedral, Altoona. She went on to teach in the Home Economics Department at Seton Hill College in 1955. During the summer sessions of 1960-1964 and 1974, Sister Dorothy Marie taught Child Care in the Home Economics Department at Seton Hill College. She directed the Seton Hill Day Care, and by 1978 there were four federally centers and four state-funded centers. This was the first head start program in Westmoreland County; Seton Hill Day Care Incorporated. They received federal funding in 1966 to start the Seton Hill Day Care Inc., which was the country's first Head Start early-education program for children. Sister Dorothy Marie served as the Director of the program for 17 years and she supervised its expansion to include 12 day and home care centers throughout the city.

Sister Dorothy Marie received her B.S. in Home Economics from Seton Hill College in 1954. Then, she went on to Cornell University to receive her M.S. in Home Management and Foods in 1960. In 1983, she coordinated the PACT - Pregnant Adolescent Child Care Training.

Sister Dorothy Marie Quigley passed on September 7th, 1993 at the age of 81.

Creator

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Publisher

Archives of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill

Date

1984/06/03

Rights

All rights belong to the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Format

Audio cassette tape

Language

English

Type

Oral history

Identifier

OH-92

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Sister Sara Louise Reilly

Interviewee

Sister Dorothy Marie Quigley

Original Format

Audio cassette tape

Duration

31:32
31:33

Bit Rate/Frequency

96kHz

Citation

Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, “Quigley, Sister Dorothy Marie Oral History,” Sisters of Charity Federation Archives, accessed July 14, 2024, https://scfederationarchives.org/items/show/96.

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