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Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection, 2013-2014

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The Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection documents the history, culture and ambition of Oregon State University through interviews with alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and supporters. Most of the items held in the collection take the form of life history interviews, their sole common thread being an association, past or present, with Oregon State University.

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Content Description

Quantity

68 sets of video and sound files; 431 gigabytes born digital

Arrangement

Interviews are arranged chronologically by date of interview. An alphabetical view of the oral history interviewees whose recordings and transcripts are held in this collection is as follows:

  • Alexander, Jo and Jeff Grass (March 26, 2014)
  • Allison, Stacy (July 21, 2014)
  • Arnold, Roy (September 6, 2013)
  • Baker, Terry (June 25, 2014)
  • Bella, David (July 9, 2014)
  • Bentz, Julie (June 14, 2013)
  • Block, John (August 5, 2014)
  • Bray, Tammy (March 28, 2014)
  • Brooks, Geoffrey (February 18, 2014)
  • Buehler, Knute (August 4, 2014)
  • Butcher, Karyle (May 8, 2014)
  • Byrne, John
    • Four interviews: January 23, 2014; January 24, 2014; January 28, 2014; February 4, 2014
  • Castillo, Susan (June 17, 2014)
  • "Class of 1959" (Jim and Jane Schaeffer; Harley Smith; Dave and Jean Socolofsky, February 14, 2014)
  • Coleman, Ralph, Jr. (July 8, 2014)
  • Credit, Roosevelt (April 25, 2014)
  • Dalrymple, G. Brent (August 28, 2013)
  • Davaz, Jodie (May 27, 2014)
  • Dorn, Jenna (September 17, 2013)
  • Douglass, James (December 5, 2013)
  • Driscoll, Michael (October 9, 2013)
  • Essig, Don (May 19, 2014)
  • Fenk, Steve (August 12, 2014)
  • Fenner, Dorothy (March 22, 2014)
  • Frei, Balz (January 10, 2014)
  • Gardner, John (August 13, 2014)
  • Hall, Tim (June 25, 2014)
  • Hammond, Paula (December 4, 2013)
  • Haynes, Erin (July 25, 2014)
  • Hendricks, Joe (August 4, 2014)
  • Hooley, Darlene (February 3, 2014)
  • Hubbard, Leon (December 18, 2013)
  • Jensen, Nan and Ellen Johnson (November 1, 2013)
  • Kiessling, Ann (June 13, 2014)
  • Landforce, Andy
    • Five interviews: May 22, 2013 (parts 1 and 2); June 28, 2013 (parts 1 and 2); September 13, 2013
  • Lundeen, Robert
    • Four interviews: July 9, 2013 (parts 1 and 2); August 13, 2013 (parts 1 and 2)
  • Martin, Alyssa (May 13, 2014)
  • McCallister, June (July 3, 2014)
  • McCallister, Mike (June 26, 2014)
  • Nishida, Keith (May 20, 2014)
  • Olson, Carlton and Alice Rader (March 20, 2014)
  • Parr, Al (June 18, 2014)
  • Pettit, Don (March 26, 2014)
  • Rietveld, Beth (June 11, 2014)
  • Risser, Les (March 25, 2014)
  • Risser, Paul
    • Two interviews: March 24, 2014; March 25, 2014
  • Rojhantalab, Hossein (June 2, 2014)
  • Sayre, Henry (August 5, 2014)
  • Story, Dale (January 9, 2014)
  • Strausbaugh, Warner (May 12, 2014)
  • Traber, Maret (June 23, 2014)
  • Trow, Cliff (December 13, 2013)
  • Trow, Jo Anne (December 13, 2013)
  • Valenti, Paul (February 24, 2014)
  • Van Vliet, Tony (November 14, 2013)
  • Werth, Roger (June 16, 2014)
  • Yates, Mary (May 15, 2014)

Related Papers

An additional oral history interview with Geoffrey Brooks is held in the Oregon Multicultural Archives Oral History Collection (OH 18). The presidential papers of John V. Byrne are held in Subgroup 15 of the President's Office Records (RG 013). Balz Frei's interview is complemented by an extensive series of oral history interviews conducted with Stephen Lawson and held in the History of Science Oral History Collection (OH 17). The life and career of Nan Jensen and Ellen Johnson's father, Francois Gilfillan, are documented in the F.A. Gilfillan Papers and in Subgroup 9 of the President's Office Records (RG 013). The history of the OSU Press is documented in the Office of University Publications and OSU Press Records (RG 018). Paul Risser's presidency is documented in Subgroup 17 of the President's Office Records (RG 013) and his scientific work is reflected in the Paul G. Risser Papers (MSS Risser). SCARC's collections also include the Dale Story Scrapbook (MSS Story), Jo Anne Trow Papers (MSS TrowJ), the Paul Valenti Scrapbook (MSS Valenti) and the Tony Van Vliet Papers (MSS Van Vliet).

Other SCARC oral history collections that place a heavy emphasis on the history of OSU include:

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