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Voices of Oregon State University Oral History Collection, 1995-2019

By Finding aid prepared by Elizabeth Nielsen and Chris Petersen.

Collection Overview

Title: Voices of Oregon State University Oral History Collection, 1995-2019

Predominant Dates: 2008-2019

ID: OH 009

Extent: 0.6 cubic feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Interviews are arranged into two series - one describing analog materials and the other describing born digital content. Within each series, interviews are arranged chronologically by date of interview.

Languages of Materials: English [eng]

Abstract

The Voices of Oregon State University Oral History Collection consists primarily of oral history interviews conducted by students as part of anthropology, history, sociology and honors colloquium classes, as well as Special Collections and Archives internships. The interviewees include Oregon State alumni, faculty, administrators, and current students. Many of the interviews described in this collection have been contextualized and made available online.

Scope and Content Notes

The Voices of Oregon State University Oral History Collection consists of oral history interviews conducted largely by Oregon State students as part of a series of classes including Anthropology 498 (Oral Traditions), History 415/515 (Digital History), Honors 407 (OSU, Women and Oral History: An Exploration of 150 Years), Sociology 418/518 (Qualitative Research Methods), and U-Engage (What Am I Doing Here?! Being the First in the Family at College) classes, as well as internships within the Special Collections & Archives Research Center. The interviewees include Oregon State alumni, faculty, administrators and current students.

Materials have been donated to the Center on many different types of media, but all sound formats have been converted to digital *.wav files and all video formats have been converted to *.mpg files for preservation purposes. All audio-only interviews are currently available for reference use as *.mp3 digital sound files. The original born-digital sound files deposited with SCARC came in several formats, including *.aif, *.dct, *.dss, *.ds2, *.mp3, *.wav and *.wma. The original born-digital video files deposited with SCARC came in either *.mov or *.mts format. All contents deposited on physical media have been migrated to digital format.

Signed permissions forms, where obtained, are stored in the SCARC central files.

Gail Nickerson was interviewed in February 1995 by Natasha Allaire for the Anthropology 498 course. The interview includes information about Waldo Hall dorm life and campus activities in 1956. The interview was originally recorded onto two audio cassettes, now available as digital sound recordings. A transcript is also available. Nickerson was interviewed again in March 2013 by Allison Burr and Mike Jager for the History 415/515 course. The 2013 interview, which also focused on Nickerson's recollections of life in Waldo Hall, was video recorded and a dvd containing a *.mov file was deposited with the Special Collections & Archives Research Center. That file was converted to *.mpg format and both files are available for patron use.

Miriam Minnick (OSU Libraries Information Services) and Rod Waldron (OSU Libraries Director) were interviewed during the summer of 2004 by University Archives student intern Rachael Wilson. In 2009 these recordings were transferred from the original audio cassette tapes to two sets of three compact discs.

Four interviews were conducted during Fall 2008 by students in Sociology 418/518. The interviewees were Helen Berg (Survey Research Center; Mayor of Corvallis), Gwil Evans (College of Agricultural Sciences), Bryce Gregory (Contractor), and Clifford Trow (History Department Professor Emeritus). The collection includes born digital sound recordings for these interviews. No transcripts were deposited for these interviews, though an outline is available for Helen Berg. Consent forms are available for all interviews except for Bryce Gregory. Background information is available for Gwil Evans.

Eight interviews were conducted during Winter 2010 by students in Sociology 418/518. The interviewees were Emery Castle (Agriculture & Resource Economics Professor Emeritus), Wil Gamble (Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Professor Emeritus), C. Warren Hovland (Department of Religious Studies Professor Emeritus), Phyllis Lee (Office of Multicultural Affairs), Carol Menken-Schaudt (OSU Women's Basketball), Richard Morita (Department of Microbiology Professor Emeritus), Miriam Orzech (Educational Opportunities Program), and Clara Pratt (School of Social & Behavioral Health Sciences Professor Emeritus). All of these interviews provide information about the subjects' personal background and family history, educational background, and activities as a faculty member or administrator at Oregon State University. Transcripts, compact discs and born digital sound recordings are available for all interviews, and consent forms are available for all interviews except for Carol Menken-Schaudt. Background material is available for C. Warren Hovland.

Six interviews were conducted during Winter 2011 by students in Sociology 418/518. The interviewees were Kent Daniels (International Research and Development), Larry Griggs (Educational Opportunity Program), Zoe Ann Holmes (Food Science & Technology), Richard Tubb (Fisheries and Wildlife), Paul Valenti (OSU Men’s Basketball Coach), and Aaron Wolf (Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences Professor). Compact discs and born digital sound recordings are available for all interviews. In addition, transcripts are available for all interviews except for Aaron Wolf, and consent forms are available for Kent Daniels, Larry Griggs, Zoe Ann Holmes, and Paul Valenti. Background material is available for Kent Daniels.

Four interviews were conducted during Winter 2012 by students in Sociology 518. The interviewees were Jimmy Anderson (OSU Men’s Basketball Coach), Erlinda Gonzales-Berry (Ethnic Studies Professor), Mike Maksud (Public Health & Family Sciences Dean Emeritus), and Terri Tower (University Housing & Dining Services). Transcripts, compact discs and born digital sound recordings are available for all interviews. Consent forms are available for Jimmy Anderson and Terri Tower.

Leroy Wilder was interviewed in May 2012 by SCARC student intern Hannah Mahoney. The interview contains information about Wilder's experience participating in the ROTC Raiders program, which trained undergraduate students in counter-warfare techniques during the Vietnam War era. The interview is available as a born digital sound recording. A permissions form and an outline of questions are also available.

Six interviews were conducted in Winter 2013 by students in Sociology 518. The interviewees were Joseph Cone (Sea Grant Communications), Margaret Fox (Educational Opportunities Program), Sylvia Moore (Health and Human Performance; Women's Intercollegiate Athletics), Beth Rietveld (OSU Women's Center), Jo Anne Trow (Associate Dean of Students; Vice Provost for Student Affairs) and Charles Vars (Economics; Mayor of Corvallis). Transcripts are available for all interviews as are compact discs and/or digital sound recordings. Signed permissions forms were obtained for Moore, Rietveld and Trow.

Four interviews were deposited in Winter 2014 by students in Sociology 518. The interviewees were David Brauner (Anthropology), Roberta Hall (Anthropology), Carol Savonen (OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications) and Susan Shaw (Women Studies). Transcripts are available for all interviews as are born digital sound recordings. Signed permissions forms were obtained for all four interviewees. Also included is the final paper written by the Roberta Hall group and describing methodology, data, limitations and ethical considerations pertinent to their research process.

Four video recorded interviews were conducted between 2011 and 2015 by alumnus Bob Schapper for a project documenting the history of OSU's bands.

Six audio recorded interviews added in 2015, and seven in 2016, were part of an assignment for the U-Engage course “What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College” co-taught by Kim McAloney and Janet Nishihara. The students conducted interviews with prominent members of the OSU faculty and administration who were first generation college students. The interviews focus on the interviewees’ experiences of being the first in the family at college. Born digital sound recordings are available for all interviews.

Court Smith was interviewed by the Society for Applied Anthropology in Spring 2017. A copy of this interview was later donated to SCARC by the narrator.

Two video recorded interviews were conducted in late 2017 and early 2018 with Bob Moore by Janice Dilg, a contract oral historian based in Portland. These interviews were conducted with the support of the OSU Foundation.

Seven video recorded interviews were conducted in February 2018 by students in the class "OSU, Women and Oral History: An Exploration of 150 Years" (HC 407). An eighth audio recorded interview was conducted by the entire class in March 2018, with Janet Nishihara, Beth Rietveld and Jo Anne Trow serving as narrators.

Four video recorded interviews were conducted in February 2019, again by students in the class "OSU, Women and Oral History: An Exploration of 150 Years" (HC 407). Four audio recorded interviews conducted by SOC 418/518 students were deposited around the same time.

Biographical / Historical Notes

Ron Adams is an OSU mechanical engineering alum who has held a number of administrative positions at Oregon State, including Dean of the College of Engineering, and Executive Vice President for Research.

Jimmy Anderson both played for and coached Oregon State University’s men’s basketball team, first serving as an assistant coach and chief recruiter for head coach Ralph Miller before taking over the program as the new head coach in 1989. The Beavers were PAC-10 champions for the 1989-1990 season, and Anderson retired as head coach after the 1994-1995 season.

Natchee Barnd is an assistant professor in the Ethnic Studies program at Oregon State University. He is a comparative and critical ethnic studies scholar interested in the intersections between ethnic studies, cultural geography, and indigenous studies.

Angela Batista became the Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Student Life in June 2015 at Oregon State University. Batista was named Interim Chief Diversity Officer in February 2016.

Helen Berg earned an MS in statistics from Oregon State University in 1973 and worked as a statistician and Director of the Survey Research Center at OSU from 1975 until her retirement in 1993. She was active in a variety of community organizations including the Madison Avenue Task Force and the Corvallis Community Day Care Board. She served on the Corvallis City Council from 1991 to 1994 and as mayor for three 4-year terms (1995-2006).

David Brauner has served as professor of anthropology at OSU since 1977, with a research focus on historical archeology of the Pacific Northwest. With his students, Brauner has researched topics including the French-Canadian/Métis employees of the Hudson's Bay Company (Oregon's first non-native settlers), and the role of the military and its forts in Oregon during and after the American Civil War.

Emery Castle joined the faculty of Oregon State in 1954 in agricultural and resource economics. He held several administrative posts including department head, Dean of Faculty, and Dean of the Graduate School before leaving OSU in 1976 for a position as senior research fellow at Resources for the Future. Castle returned to Oregon State in 1986 as chair of the University Graduate Faculty of Economics, a position he held until his retirement in 1992.

Joseph Cone is Assistant Director and Communications Leader for Oregon Sea Grant; he began work with Oregon Sea Grant in 1983. A Common Fate, explores the history and sociology of salmon depletion in the Pacific Northwest and tells the stories of Northwest citizens working to prevent extinction. Cone's book was originally published in 1995 by Henry Holt. A revised edition, with epilogue, was published by the Oregon State University Press in 1996.

Kenton Daniels is a retired co-director of the OSU Office of International Research and Development. Daniels is a former Corvallis City Council member and Benton County Commissioner who remains active in local government as the Corvallis Planning Commissioner.

Nancy (Pace) Davis attended Oregon State College for two academic years (1953-1955), focusing primarily on liberal arts courses offered by the Lower Division.

Laurie Dwire is a Dining Operations Manager at Oregon State University.

Willie Elfering is a Military Veteran Resources Advisor in the Office of Student Life.

Gwil Evans graduated from Oregon State in 1961 and was editor of the student newspaper, the Daily Barometer, during his senior year. He joined the Oregon State faculty in 1966 as an assistant professor of journalism and held a variety of positions before his retirement in 2003. He served as the first director of communications for the Sea Grant College Program, director of communications for the OSU Extension Service, and director and head of the Department of Agricultural Communications. In 1992, he began an assignment in the Dean's Office of the College of Agricultural Sciences where he oversaw communications, organizational design, strategic planning, computing and networking, the Art about Agriculture program, and research accountability.

Dawn Figueroa is the collection curator for the Historic and Cultural Textile and Apparel Collection at OSU.

Margaret Fox, assistant professor, taught classes through OSU's Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) from 1982 to 2007.

Wilbert (Wil) Gamble became a faculty member in biochemistry and biophysics at Oregon State in 1962; Gamble retired in 1998 but continues to research atherosclerosis.

Erlinda Gonzales-Berry joined the Oregon State University faculty in 1997 as chair of the Department of Ethnic Studies, a position she held until her retirement in December 2007. Gonzales-Berry specialized in teaching Latino literature and culture, published extensively on Chicano and Nuevomexicano literature and culture, and conducted research on immigration from Mexico to the United States.

Bryce Gregory is a contractor based in Portland, Oregon.

Lawrence (Larry) Griggs served in various positions for the OSU Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) from 1974 until his retirement in 2008. Starting as an instructor and counselor, Griggs soon became Coordinator of Admissions and Financial Aid for the program before serving as Assistant Director of EOP from 1978 to 1986. The following year he was the Acting Director of the Affirmative Action Office and was officially promoted to Director of the EOP in 1987.

Rachel Grisham is an OSU alumna (Class of 2017) and a past president of both the Associated Students of Oregon State University as well as Sigma Delta Omega sorority, which provides support for women in the sciences.

Roberta Hall is an emeritus professor of anthropology who was on faculty at OSU from 1974 to her retirement in 2003. A major theme of her research is human adaptation, which has led to studies on health, prehistory, human biology, culture and skeletal biology. She is particularly well-known for her work with the Coquille Indian Tribe, based on the southern Oregon coast.

Suzy Hartman is a practicing veterinarian who graduated from the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987.

Charlotte Headrick is a Professor Emerita of Theatre Arts who was a member of the Speech Communications faculty at OSU from 1982 to her retirement in 2016. An expert on Irish theatre, Headrick is also the first woman to receive tenure within the Theatre Arts program in OSU history.

Zoe Ann Holmes was Professor of Nutrition and Food Management at Oregon State University from 1974 until her retirement in 2002. Holmes’ research focused on food production, processing, and preparation.

C. Warren Hovland was a professor of religious studies at Oregon State from 1949 until his retirement in 1986. Under his leadership as chair, the Oregon State Department of Religious Studies was the first authorized by the Oregon State System of Higher Education to offer an undergraduate degree in religious studies.

Allison Hurst is Associate Professor in the Sociology Program, School of Public Policy.

Judith "Teddy" (McMahon) Johnnie studied Business and Technology at Oregon State College from 1957-1958.

Barbara Lachenbruch was a professor of Ecophysiology in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society from from 1992-2018.

Appointed to the OSU Board of Visitors in 1986, Phyllis Lee served as acting director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs before assuming the directorship in 1992. After earning a doctorate in counseling from OSU in 1983, Lee worked for Kaiser Permanente in Portland before returning to campus in 1991. Lee also worked as a public school teacher and in counseling education at Portland State University prior to her post with the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Vivian Le is an undergraduate at OSU studying Accounting and Economics. She is also an ASOSU Senator and a former intern with the OSU Office of Advocacy.

Michael (Mike) Maksud is dean emeritus from the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences (1980 – 1995). Maksud’s distinguished career includes being inducted into the University of Illinois – Chicago Athletic Hall of Fame and receiving the Distinguished Administrator Award from the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education.

Carol Menken-Schaudt was a Kodak All-American in basketball for Oregon State University. In 1981, she led the nation in scoring and in field goal shooting percentage (.750). At 6-5, she was the first player in school history in either men’s or women’s basketball to score 2,000 points in a career. Menken led the 1981 team to a 21-6 record and won the Olympic gold medal with the United States team in 1984. She graduated from Oregon State in 1983 and played professional basketball in Italy before returning to Corvallis.

Miriam Minnick is professor emeritus of information services for the OSU Valley Library. As a librarian Minnick specialized in both interlibrary loans and references.

Bob Moore is the founder of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, based in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Sylvia Moore was an OSU employee for more than 30 years as a member of the faculty of the College of Health and Human Performance, deputy director of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and director of University Conference Facilities, Services and Special Events. A past coach of OSU's gymnastics and women's basketball teams, Moore was a leader in promoting women's athletics.

Richard Morita began his career at Oregon State University in 1962 as an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Oceanography. Specializing in the study of microbial life forms in oceanic environments, Morita participated in several deep-sea research expeditions early in his career. In 1964, Morita achieved the post of Professor; he retired in 1989.

Mike Nelson is a Senior Instructor in the Economics Program within the OSU School of Public Policy.

Daniel Newhart is Assistant Vice Provost, Student Affairs, Director, Student Affairs Research, Evaluation and Planning, and Assistant Professor of Practice, College of Liberal Arts.

Melanie Nichol is an Instructor in the School of School of Language, Culture and Society.

Gail Nickerson attended Oregon State College and lived in Waldo Hall in 1956.

Janet Nishihara is an OSU alumna (Class of 1978) and has spent more than three decades on staff at the Educational Opportunities Program. She has served as director of the program since 2009.

Miriam Orzech was Assistant Director and Academic Coordinator for the Educational Opportunities Program from 1969 to 1974, when she became Director of the program.

Mike Parker (b. 1959) has been the radio "Voice of the Beavers" since 1999, during which time he has broadcast OSU football, men's basketball, and baseball games.

Dwaine Plaza is Professor, Program Coordinator of the Sociology Program in the School of Public Policy.

Clara Pratt joined the faculty of Oregon State University in 1978 as director of the gerontology program and a professor in human development and family sciences. Pratt served as Interim Dean of the College of Home Economics beginning in 2000 and retired in 2005.

Indira Rajagopal is a Senior Instructor in Biology and Biochemistry/Biophysics, and a University Honors College Eminent Professor.

Sabah Randhawa joined the Oregon State University community in 1970s as a graduate student. Randhawa eventually became a faculty member with the College of Engineering, and in 2005 became Provost and Executive Vice President under President Ed Ray. In August 2016, Randhawa became president of Western Washington University.

Edward Ray became president of Oregon State University in July 2003. Dr. Ray was a member of the economics faculty at Ohio State from 1970-2003, serving as economics department chair from 1976 to 1992. He served as associate provost from May 1992 until May 1993, senior vice provost and chief information officer from 1993-1998, and executive vice president and provost from 1998-2003.

Beth Rietveld served as director of the OSU Women's Center from 1993-2011 and as coordinator of OSU's Growing Oaks child care center from 1997-1999. Rietveld was also instrumental in the founding of the OSU Faculty Women's Network and the Graduate Women's Network, as well as the Office of Women's Advancement and Gender Equity and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Office.

Susana Rivera-Mills serves as the Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Oregon State University. She previously served as Executive Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Spanish Linguistics and Diversity Advancement.

Larry Roper is a Professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society and Coordinator of the College Student Services Administration program and the undergraduate Social Justice Minor at Oregon State University.  Previously he served as Vice Provost for Student Affairs from 1995-2014.

Carol Savonen is an emeritus professor and science writer for OSU Extension and Experiment Station Communications. A master gardener, Savonen also served as associate producer and head writer for "Northwest Gardening," on Oregon Public Broadcasting. She retired from OSU in 2008.

Susan Shaw is a professor of Women Studies at OSU, having first arrived in Corvallis in 1996. Shaw earned masters and Ph.D. degrees in religious studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her research interests include religion, rock and roll, and HIV/AIDS.

Staci Simonich is Chemistry and Toxicology professor at OSU as well as Associate Vice President for Research Operations and Integrity.

Courtland (Court) Smith was a professor of Anthropology at OSU from 1969 to his retirement in 2003. Smith's research interests focused on environmental, community and equity issues, and included major projects on the impact of the Green Peter and Foster Dams, and problems associated with salmon fisheries in the Pacific Northwest.

Marilyn Stewart is an Academic Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts.

Emi Sumida-Brown is a licensed psychologist and group coordinator for OSU Counseling and Psychological Services.

Doug Sweet attended OSU as an undergraduate in the late 1960s and early 1970s, majoring in English and participating on the track team. Active in multiple anti-war protests, he served as president of the Associated Students of Oregon State University during the 1970-71 school year.

Terri Tower worked for the OSU University Housing and Dining Services from 1989 to 2006, starting as the Assistant Director for Resident Life and then moving between other positions related to family housing and conferences. Since retiring, Tower has been the volunteer coordinator and president (2011-2012) for the OSU Retirement Association.

Clifford (Cliff) Trow was a faculty member in history at Oregon State University from 1965 until his retirement in 1997. He also served seven 4-year terms (28 years total) as an Oregon State Senator, representing the Corvallis area from 1975 until 2003.

Jo Anne Trow worked as Assistant Dean of Women, Associate Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs at OSU during a career that spanned the years 1965-1995.

Richard Tubb is a professor emeritus in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and served as department chair from 1975 to 1993. Tubb spent time in Kuwait investigating the possibility for creating tire reefs in place of coral reefs and also helped set up a fisheries research center in Oman.

Paul Valenti was recruited to play for the OSU men’s basketball team in 1938 and lettered three years on the varsity team from 1939 to 1942. After a stint in the Navy, Valenti served as Amory "Slats" Gill’s assistant for nineteen years before becoming the head coach in 1964. He retired as head coach in 1970 but has remained a part of OSU athletics. Valenti has been inducted into the halls of fame for the state of Oregon, Oregon State Athletics, and the Pac-12 Conference.

Charles Vars is an OSU professor emeritus in economics who also served two terms on the Corvallis City Council (1983-1987) and was elected as mayor of Corvallis in 1986 and again in 1990.

Rican Vue is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy.

Raven Waldron is a Doctor of Pharmacy student at OSU, and has been active with numerous campus organizations devoted to issues of diversity and social justice.

Rodney (Rod) Waldron came to Oregon State University in 1954 to assume the post of Administrative Assistant to the OSU Librarian. In 1962 Waldron was promoted to the position of Associate Director of OSU Libraries and, three years later, to the post of Director. Waldron served as the Director of OSU Libraries from 1965 to his retirement in 1984.

Leroy Wilder is an OSU alumnus who participated in the ROTC Raiders program during the Vietnam War.

Aaron Wolf is both an Associate Professor of Geography and a trained mediator in conflict resolution. Wolf has been at OSU since 1998, and his professional interests include transboundary water conflict prevention and resolution, water resources institutional development and policy analysis, and environmental policy analysis.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Regular additions to the collection are expected.

More Extent Information: 3 boxes; 4 audio cassettes, 20 compact discs, 4 DVDs; 98 audio files, 19 sets of video files, 145 image files, and 7 document files; 95.0 Gbytes born digital

Statement on Access: Collection is open for research. Digital files are stored on the SCARC department server and access is provided by staff archivists.

Acquisition Note: The materials were transferred to the University Archives in several accessions from 1995 through 2010, and to the Special Collections & Archives Research Center in several accessions from 2011-2015.

Related Materials: A 1980 oral history interview of Miriam Orzech is part of the History of Oregon State University Oral Histories and Sound Recordings (OH 003); an earlier interview (in 1981 or 1982) with C. Warren Hovland is available in the A.L. Strand Oral History Collection (OH 007). SCARC collections include the Helen M. and Alan B. Berg Papers (MSS Berg), Emery N. Castle Papers (MSS Castle), and the Richard Y. Morita Papers (MSS Morita). The College of Home Economics Oral Histories (OH 011) include interviews with home economics faculty, administrators, and alumni. The Oregon Multicultural Archives includes numerous collections documenting the college environment and experiences for minority students and faculty at Oregon State University including records of the Educational Opportunities Program Records (RG 230) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs Records (RG 225).

Preferred Citation: Voices of Oregon State University Oral History Collection (OH 009), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.

People, Places, and Topics

Anderson, Jimmy
Barnd, Natchee Blu
Basketball for women--Oregon--Corvallis.
Batista, Angela E.
Berg, Helen M.
Brauner, David Ray
Castle, Emery N.
Cone, Joseph
Daniels, Kenton
Evans, Gwil
Fox, Margaret Wynne
Gamble, Wilbert
Gonzales-Berry, Erlinda, 1942-
Gregory, Bryce
Griggs, Larry
Hall, Roberta L.
History of Science
Holmes, Zoe Ann, 1942-
Home economics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.
Hovland, Clarence Warren
Lee, Phyllis S.
Maksud, Michael
Marching bands--Oregon--Corvallis.
Menken-Schaudt, Carol
Minnick, Miriam
Minority college students--Oregon--Corvallis.
Moore, Sylvia Lee, 1942-
Morita, R. Y. (Richard Y.)
Natural Resources
Nickerson, Gail
Nishihara, Janet Seiko
Oregon Multicultural Archives
Oregon State College--Bands.
Oregon State College--Students.
Oregon State University--Bands.
Oregon State University--Faculty.
Oregon State University--Students.
Oregon State University. College of Home Economics and Education
Orzech, Miriam Weitz, 1931-
Parker, Mike
Pratt, Clara C.
Randhawa, Sabah U.
Ray, Edward J. (Edward John), 1944-
Rietveld, Elizabeth A.
Rivera-Mills, Susana Victoria
Roper, Larry D.
Savonen, Carol
Shaw, Susan M. (Susan Maxine), 1960-
Student activities--Oregon--Corvallis.
Sweet, Doug, 1947-
Tower, Terri
Trow, Clifford Wayne, 1929-
Trow, Jo Anne J.
Tubb, Richard A.
University History
Valenti, Paul Bartholomew
Vars, R. Charles
Waldron, Rodney K.
Wilder, Leroy
Wolf, Aaron T.
Women--Education (Higher)--Oregon--Corvallis.

Forms of Material

Audiocassettes.
Born digital.
Compact discs.
Digital photographs.
Oral histories (literary works)


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Physical Media and Paper Transcripts, 1995-2011
Box-Folder 1.1: Nickerson, Gail, February 1995
Interviews conducted by Natasha Allaire on February 2 and February 24, 1995.
Extent: Paper transcripts of interviews.

Box-Item 2.1-2.2: Nickerson, Gail, February 1995
Recordings of interviews conducted by Natasha Allaire on February 2 and February 24, 1995.
Extent: 2 audiocassettes

Box-Folder 1.2: Minnick, Miriam, June 30, 2004
Interview conducted by Rachael Wilson migrated from audiocassette original to 2 compact discs.
Extent: 2 compact discs

Box-Item 2.3: Minnick, Miriam, June 30, 2004
Interview conducted by Rachael Wilson.
Extent: 1 audiocassette

Box-Folder 1.3: Waldron, Rod, 2004
Digital copy of interview conducted by Rachael Wilson.
Extent: 4 compact discs

Box-Item 2.4: Waldron, Rod, 2004
Interview conducted by Rachael Wilson.
Extent: 1 audiocassette

Box-Folder 1.4: Berg, Helen, November 8, 2008
Paper outline of interview conducted by Scholastique Nikuze. Transcribed audio available online.
Box-Folder 1.5: Hovland, C. Warren, January 26, 2010
Interview conducted by Sandra Bean and Liz Hill. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1 compact disc; paper transcript of interview; paper research materials compiled in anticipation of interview; 4 .jpg images of Hovland captured at the time of interview.

Box-Folder 1.6: Orzech, Miriam, January 30, 2010
Interview conducted by Ruth Mwandira, Jean Schumer, and Shannon Warren. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1 compact disc; paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 1.7: Gamble, Wil, February 2, 2010
Interview conducted by Sandra Bean, Liz Hill, and Kathleen Veritas. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1 compact disc; paper transcript of interview; 1 .jpg image of Gamble captured at the time of interview.

Box-Folder 1.8: Pratt, Clara, February 2, 2010
Interview conducted by Aleece Kopczenski, Kendra Lewis, and Patti Thrall. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 2 compact discs; paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 1.9: Menken-Schaudt, Carol, February 4, 2010
Interview conducted by Andrea Doyle, Rebecca Hamner, and Erica Woekel. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: Paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 1.10: Lee, Phyllis, February 9, 2010
Interview conducted by Morgan Garcia, Julie George, and Derric Jacobs.
Extent: 1 compact disc; paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 1.11: Castle, Emery, February 12, 2010
Interview conducted by Ziaoou Han, Jane Harrison, and Jill Smedstad. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: Paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 1.12: Morita, Richard, February 13, 2010
Interview conducted by Hunter Berns, Nicholas Erickson, and Katie O'Conner. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: Paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 1.13: Daniels, Kenton, February 4, 2011
Interview conducted by Kim Ogren, Michael Stanton, and Jennifer C. Veilleux. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1 compact disc; paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 1.14: Tubb, Richard, February 4, 2011
Interview conducted by Kimi Grzyb, Abby P. Metzger, and Miriah Russo. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1 compact disc; paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 1.15: Holmes, ZoeAnn, February 11, 2011
Interview conducted by Jennifer Faith, Keri Hevner, and Lisa Prendergast. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1 compact disc

Box-Folder 1.16: Valenti, Paul, February 11, 2011
Interview conducted by Jennifer Morgan and Nadine Orozco.
Extent: 1 compact disc

Box-Folder 1.17: Griggs, Larry, February 16, 2011
Interview conducted by Evan Grutierez, Danielle Mazzotta, and Carolyn Steeves. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1 compact disc

Box-Folder 1.18: McClellen, Tom, April 14, 2011
Video recorded interview conducted by Bob Schapper.
Extent: 1 DVD

Box-Folder 3.1: Gonzales-Berry, Erlinda, February 6, 2012
Interview conducted by Bow Lee and Eder Mondragón Quiroz.
Extent: 1 compact disc; paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 3.2: Anderson, Jimmy, February 17, 2012
Interview conducted by Brian Souza and Bethany Ulman.
Extent: Paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 3.3: Maksud, Mike, February 17, 2012
Interview conducted by Nicholas Daily, Alicia Dixon-Ibarra, and Kerri Vanderbom.
Extent: 1 DVD

Box-Folder 3.4: Tower, Terri, February 27, 2012
Interview conducted by Loni McKelvie, Laura Tanner, and Cally Whitman. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1 DVD

Box-Folder 3.5: Fox, Margaret, February 12, 2013
Interview conducted by Erin Mitchell and Dan Dowhower.
Extent: 1 compact disc; paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 3.6: Moore, Sylvia, February 12, 2013
Interview conducted by Natalie Teixeira and David Schary.
Extent: Paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 3.7: Vars, Charles, February 12, 2013
Interview conducted by Hao Zhang and Michael Overholser. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: Paper research materials compiled in anticipation of interview

Box-Folder 3.8: Cone, Joseph, February 13, 2013
Interview conducted by Colin Duncan. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1 DVD; paper transcript of interview

Box-Folder 3.9: Rietveld, Beth, February 13, 2013
Interview conducted in three parts by Rachel Erstad, Clair Clark and Jill Pawlowki.
Extent: 1 compact disc; paper transcript of interview

Series 2: Born Digital Interviews, 2008-2019
Digital Folder 1: Berg, Helen, November 8, 2008
Interview conducted by Scholastique Nikuze. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1:15:21

Digital Folder 2: Trow, Cliff, November 19, 2008
Interview conducted by Erica Wolters.
Extent: 0:57:29

Digital Folder 3: Evans, Gwil, November 21, 2008
Interview conducted by Tasha Galardi.
Extent: 2:13:34

Digital Folder 4: Gregory, Bryce, ca. 2008
Interview conducted by an unidentified SOC 418 student.
Extent: 0:13:46

Digital Folder 5: Menken-Schaudt, Carol, February 4, 2010
Interview conducted by Andrea Doyle, Rebecca Hamner, and Erica Woekel. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1:34:35

Digital Folder 6: Castle, Emery, February 12, 2010
Interview conducted by Ziaoou Han, Jane Harrison, and Jill Smedstad. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 2:09:48

Digital Folder 7: Morita, Richard, February 13, 2010
Interview conducted by Hunter Berns, Nicholas Erickson, and Katie O'Conner. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1:46:33

Digital Folder 8: Wolf, Aaron, February 9, 2011
Interview conducted by an unidentified SOC 418 student.
Extent: 0:44:05

Digital Folder 9: Anderson, Jimmy, February 17, 2012
Interview conducted by Brian Souza and Bethany Ulman.
Extent: 1:21:54

Digital Folder 10: Wilder, Leroy, May 23, 2012
Interview conducted by Hannah Mahoney and Chris Petersen.
Extent: 1:15:54

Digital Folder 11: Trow, Jo Anne, February 8, 2013
Interview conducted by Kriste York, Jennifer Collins and Kristopher Elliott. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1:13:56

Digital Folder 12: Moore, Sylvia, February 12, 2013
Interview conducted by Natalie Teixeira and David Schary. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1:08:46

Digital Folder 13: Vars, Charles, February 12, 2013
Interview conducted by Hao Zhang and Michael Overholser. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 2:06:02

Digital Folder 14: Nickerson, Gail, March 3, 2013
Video recorded interview conducted by Allison Burr and Mike Jager.
Extent: 0:14:00

Digital Folder 15: OSU Bands Group Interview - 1950s Band Members, September 23, 2013
Video recorded interview conducted with Melvin T. Nygard, James Rinker, Ed Hall, Bruce Frank, and Frank Jonasson. Interview conducted by Bob Schapper at the Valley Library. Folder also contains 85 digitized images scanned from the private collection of Jim Rinker depicting the following band activities: aerial photos of performances; basketball performances; football halftime performances; high school band performances; assorted band photos. The folder also contains three documents scanned to PDF by Bob Schapper documenting the history of the Kappa Kappa Psi band honorary chapter at OSU.
Extent: 1:14:45. Constituents of the folder are as follows: 4 .mts raw video files and 1 .wav raw audio file; 85 .tif image files and 3 pdf files.

Digital Folder 16: Hall, Roberta, February 3, 2014
Interview conducted by Briana Goodwin, Dylan Bugden and Erin Wilson. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1:36:13

Digital Folder 17: Shaw, Susan, February 3, 2014
Interview conducted by Sarah Calhoun, Morgan Chow, Laura Ferguson and Courtney Hann. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 0:53:24

Digital Folder 18: Savonen, Carol, February 14, 2014
Interview conducted by Jenny East and Lindsay Carroll.
Extent: 1:07:33

Digital Folder 19: Brauner, David, March 16, 2014
Interview conducted by Meagan Atkinson. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 2:46:03

Digital Folder 20: Sweet, Doug, February 19, 2015
Interview focuses primarily on student activism and social unrest at OSU during the late 1960s and early 1970s, with particular attention paid to the dismissals of anti-war activists Alan Young, Frank Harper and Michael Papadopoulos from the university faculty. Interview conducted by Andrea Simpson. Folder also includes a PDF file of a speech delivered by Simpson at the Citizenship and Crisis Conference held at OSU on May 9, 2015. The speech is titled "Tenure and Free Speech in Academia at Oregon State University 1967-1970" and refers to the Doug Sweet interview on multiple occasions.
Extent: 1:00:26

Digital Folder 21: OSU Bands Group Interview - Women Band Members, February 20, 2015
Video recorded interview conducted with Debbie Hackleman, Annabelle Sears, Joan Gathercoal, and Sherry Sisson. Interview conducted by Bob Schapper at the Valley Library. Folder also includes 49 digitized images scanned from a scrapbook held by Annabelle Sears as well as an additional born digital image of Sherry Sisson's clarinet case, featuring a sticker commemorating OSU's participation in the 1965 Rose Bowl football game.
Extent: 1:11:09. Interview consists of the following components: 2 raw .mts video files, 1 raw .wav audio file; 46 .jpg images and 4 .tif images

Digital Folder 22: OSU Bands Group Interview - 1960s Band Members, February 27, 2015
Video recorded interview conducted with Jim Jackson, John Dilworth, Donna Sale, and Larry Rader. Interview conducted by Bob Schapper in the Valley Library. Folder also includes 9 digitized images scanned from a scrapbook held by Donna Sale.
Extent: 1:04:33. Interview consists of the following components: 2 .mts raw video files, 1 .wav raw audio file, 9 .jpg images.

Digital Folder 23: Batista, Angela, October 15, 2015
Interview conducted by Alejandra Gutierrez, a student in the Fall Term 2015 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:35:03

Digital Folder 24: Barnd, Natchee, 2015
Interview conducted by unidentified students in the Fall Term 2015 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:39:37

Digital Folder 25: Randhawa, Sabah, 2015
Interview conducted by unidentified students in the Fall Term 2015 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College." Folder includes a .jpg photograph of Randhawa with the two interviewers.
Extent: 0:33:42

Digital Folder 26: Ray, Ed, 2015
Interview conducted by unidentified students in the Fall Term 2015 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:49:48

Digital Folder 27: Rivera-Mills, Susana, 2015
Interview conducted by unidentified students in the Fall Term 2015 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:22:30

Digital Folder 28: Roper, Larry, 2015
Interview conducted by unidentified students in the Fall Term 2015 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:23:26

Digital Folder 29: Elfring, Willie, 2016
Interview conducted by Isabella Arrieta and Jasmin Torres, students in the Fall Term 2016 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:16:21

Digital Folder 30: Hurst, Allison, 2016
Interview conducted by Breonna Robins and Taylor Zucaro, students in the Fall Term 2016 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:54:17

Digital Folder 31: Nelson, Mike, 2016
Interview conducted by Kelsey Carlson and Exmy Villasenor, students in the Fall Term 2016 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:37:38

Digital Folder 32: Newhart, Daniel, 2016
Interview conducted by Devin McGill, a student in the Fall Term 2016 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:34:56

Digital Folder 33: Plaza, Dwaine, 2016
Interview conducted by Gerardo Gutierrez-Barrera and Carl Price, students in the Fall Term 2016 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:23:44

Digital Folder 34: Stewart, Marilyn, 2016
Interview conducted by Hanna Brunson, a student in the Fall Term 2016 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:19:47

Digital Folder 35: Vue, Rican, 2016
Interview conducted by Madilyn Sturges and Kayla Smith, students in the Fall Term 2016 U-Engage course "What am I Doing Here?! Being First in the Family at College"
Extent: 0:38:27

Digital Folder 36: Smith, Court, April 2, 2017
Audio recorded interview conducted by Shirley Fiske for the Society for Applied Anthropology. Copyright and/or citation inquiries related to this interview should be addressed to the Louis B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.
Extent: 2:04:38

Digital Folder 37: Moore, Bob, December 28, 2017
Video recorded interview conducted by Janice Dilg and focusing on the history of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods. Transcribed video available online.
Extent: 0:42:41

Digital Folder 38: Moore, Bob, January 10, 2018
Video recorded interview conducted by Janice Dilg and focusing on the history of the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health. Transcribed video available online.
Extent: 0:20:38

Digital Folder 39: Dwire, Laurie, February 18, 2018
Video recorded interview conducted by Ezmie Trevarrow. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 1:30:04

Digital Folder 40: Johnnie, Teddy, February 10, 2018
Video recorded interview conducted by Abby Cook. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 0:38:11

Digital Folder 41: Rajagopal, Indira, February 12, 2018
Video recorded interview conducted by Savannah Van Why. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 1:31:16

Digital Folder 42: Grisham, Rachel, February 14, 2018
Video recorded interview conducted by Tiffany Tep. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 0:47:43

Digital Folder 43: Hartman, Suzy, February 15, 2018
Video recorded interview conducted by Hunter Hartman. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 1:00:06

Digital Folder 44: Sumida-Brown, Emi, February 21, 2018
Video recorded interview conducted by Allison Tep. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 0:36:04

Digital Folder 45: Le, Vivian, February 22, 2018
Video recorded interview conducted by Carlee Conner. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 1:17:32

Digital Folder 46: Nishihara, Janet, Beth Rietveld and Jo Anne Trow, March 6, 2018
Audio recorded group oral history interview conducted by Chris Petersen, Tiah Edmunson-Morton, and students in the class "OSU, Women and Oral History: An Exploration of 150 Years" (HC 407). Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1:32:21

Digital Folder 47: Figueroa, Dawn, February 15, 2019
Video recorded interview conducted by Anna Roth. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 1:07:31

Digital Folder 48: Waldron, Raven, February 16, 2019
Video recorded interview conducted by Maya Bergmann. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 1:13:49

Digital Folder 49: Nichol, Melanie, February 20, 2019
Video recorded interview conducted by Anastasia Fitkin. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 0:49:35

Digital Folder 50: Lachenbruch, Barbara, February 25, 2019
Audio recorded interview conducted by Leah Cogan, Alexandra Bacula and Janani Swaminathan.
Extent: 1:17:12

Digital Folder 51: Simonich, Staci, February 27, 2019
Audio recorded interview conducted by Jensen Woods and Eddie Rodriguez
Extent: 0:47:30

Digital Folder 52: Davis, Nancy, February 24, 2019
Video recorded interview conducted by McGwire Smith. Indexed video available online.
Extent: 1:17:14

Digital Folder 53: Parker, Mike, March 4, 2019
Audio recorded interview conducted by Billy Musgrave and Winston Kennedy. Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1:45:04

Digital Folder 54: Headrick, Charlotte, March 5, 2019
Audio recorded group oral history interview conducted by Chris Petersen, Tiah Edmunson-Morton, and students in the class "OSU, Women and Oral History: An Exploration of 150 Years" (HC 407). Transcribed audio available online.
Extent: 1:47:31

Digital Folder 55: Adams, Ron, March 14, 2019
Audio recorded interview conducted by Arica Nassar and Mark Peters.
Extent: 0:48:30


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