Vice Dean Etta Pisano conducted the interview of Ms. Taylor, which covered topics including Ms. Taylor’s memories and impressions of her time in Chapel Hill, her family, and her experiences in the School of Medicine. The interview was recorded for inclusion in the oral history collection of the Center for the Study of the American South.
Trudy Taylor was born in Massachusetts, and studied to be a lyric soprano at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She married Isaac Taylor in 1946, and they moved to Chapel Hill in 1951 when he joined the UNC faculty as an assistant professor of medicine. Dr. Taylor later served as Dean of the UNC School of Medicine from 1964-1971. The Taylors had five children: Alex, James, Kate, Livingston, and Hugh. The family lived in a farmhouse on Greensboro Road until 1953, when they moved into a new house on Morgan Creek Road.