Description: Wendy Mathewson (BA ‘96) and Beth Watkins (BA ‘96) met in a freshman honors course, “The History that Music Made.” They became roommates and lifelong friends. Both graduates of the Department of History, both women are employed by the university today. Mathewson is the undergraduate advisor for the Department of History and Watkins is the Education and Publications Coordinator at the Spurlock Museum. In this interview, they reflect on their time as undergraduates, campus life, the lasting impact UIUC has had on their lives.
Date of Interview: 3/9/2018
Interviewer: Alicia Hopkins
Related Resources: Voices of Illinois Oral History Project