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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, current students 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.
ID: OH 026
Extent: 1690.0 gigabytes
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Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
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Preferred Citation: Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Collection (OH 026), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
Acquisition Note: All interviews were conducted by Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History project staff, sometimes in concert with other colleagues as indicated.
Acquired: Future additions to this collection are anticipated.
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Series 1: Interviews, 2013 Add to Shelf
Raw video files for each of the interviews described in this series are available online through the Special Collections & Archives Research Center MediaSpace platform. Transcribed and contextualized versions of specific interviews are available through a dedicated project portal as noted below.
Extent: 21 interviews
Item 1.001: Landforce, Andy, May 22, 2013 Add to Shelf
Landforce discusses his upbringing and his undergraduate days at Oregon State College. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Growing Up, the OSC Years, Pearl Harbor and the 1942 Rose Bowl."
Extent: 1:19:06
Item 1.002: Landforce, Andy, May 22, 2013 Add to Shelf
Landforce recalls meeting his future wife, Evelyn, and recounts his early years as a family man in Joseph, Oregon and Corvallis. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Meeting Evelyn and Starting a Family."
Extent: 0:40:15
Item 1.003: Bentz, Julie, June 14, 2013 Add to Shelf
Bentz describes her youth in Oregon and her experience at Oregon State University, including the impact of her training in ROTC and her studies in radiological health. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Growing up in Oregon and attending OSU."
Extent: 0:42:06
Item 1.004: Landforce, Andy, June 28, 2013 Add to Shelf
Landforce focuses on his military service as an ROTC student at OSC and as a commanding officer leading an all African-American unit during World War II. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Military Training and the Racial Divide During World War II."
Extent: 0:47:30
Item 1.005: Landforce, Andy, June 28, 2013 Add to Shelf
Landforce provides further details on his experience during World War II, including his participation in the Battle of the Bulge, his company's movement into the Pacific theatre and his return to civilian life. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The End of the War and Returning Stateside."
Extent: 0:41:56
Item 1.006: Lundeen, Robert, July 9, 2013 Add to Shelf
Lundeen discusses his early life, his parents' backgrounds and his military experience during World War II. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Early Years and Military Service."
Extent: 1:28:07
Item 1.007: Lundeen, Robert, July 9, 2013 Add to Shelf
Lundeen focuses primarily on his undergraduate experience at Oregon State College but also discusses his early employment at the Westport Lumber Company and his initial hire at Dow Chemical. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of Oregon State College."
Extent: 1:11:00
Item 1.008: Lundeen, Robert, August 13, 2013 Add to Shelf
The bulk of this interview is devoted to Lundeen's memories of his days at Dow Chemical, including the development of his business principles, important colleagues, and duties while stationed in the U.S. and East Asia. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Moving Up the Ranks at Dow Chemical."
Extent: 1:24:09
Item 1.009: Lundeen, Robert, August 13, 2013 Add to Shelf
Lundeen concludes the Dow years in this interview and reflects on other topics including his association with Tektronix and his philanthropic efforts at OSU and on Orcas Island, Washington. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The End of the Dow Years and 'Flunking Retirement.'"
Extent: 0:52:15
Item 1.010: Dalrymple, G. Brent, August 28, 2013 Add to Shelf
Dalrymple recounts the major themes of his life history including his professional work as a geologist and his association with OSU as Dean of the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. Dalrymple also recounts his memories of receiving the National Medal of Science in 2005. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Distinguished Career in Geology."
Extent: 1:49:44
Item 1.011: Arnold, Roy, September 6, 2013 Add to Shelf
Arnold discusses his life and career including his youth, education and working years in Nebraska as well as his graduate studies and further association with OSU as a professor and administrator. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Adam LaMascus. Transcribed video available online: "Serving Academia in Nebraska and Oregon."
Extent: 1:16:07
Item 1.012: Landforce, Andy, September 13, 2013 Add to Shelf
Landforce focuses on his OSU career in this interview, including his time as a county extension agent, his involvement in the statewide 4-H program and his authorship of a pamphlet titled "Boning out your deer." Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Working for OSU Extension."
Extent: 1:24:21
Item 1.013: Dorn, Jenna, September 17, 2013 Add to Shelf
Dorn reflects upon her upbringing in Oregon and her undergraduate days as a journalism student at OSU before detailing her lengthy and varied career as a public servant in Washington, D.C. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "From Corvallis to D.C.: A Proud Career in Public Service."
Extent: 1:49:43
Item 1.014: Driscoll, Michael, October 9, 2013 Add to Shelf
Driscoll relays the details of his upbringing in Oregon and his time as an undergraduate in education at OSU. The bulk of his interview is devoted to Driscoll's experience as an Atomic Veteran, having been exposed to two atmospheric nuclear tests during his four years in the Navy. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Linda Richards. Transcribed video available online: "Atomic Veteran and OSU Grad."
Extent: 2:11:43
Item 1.015: Jensen, Nan and Ellen Johnson, November 1, 2013 Add to Shelf
Sisters and Corvallis natives, Jensen and Johnson reflect upon their long associations with the region and the university, with special emphasis placed on memories of their father, Francois A. Gilfillan, former Dean of Science and Acting President. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Anne Bahde and Trevor Sandgathe. Transcribed video available online: "Remembering 'Doc': Francois A. Gilfillan through the Eyes of His Daughters."
Extent: 2:23:08
Item 1.016: Van Vliet, Tony, November 14, 2013 Add to Shelf
Van Vliet expounds upon some of the major themes of his life, including his time as an Oregon State student and faculty member in Forestry, and his many years of public service both locally and in the Oregon House of Representatives. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Forester and Public Servant."
Extent: 1:50:50
Item 1.017: Hammond, Paula, December 4, 2013 Add to Shelf
Hammond recounts her upbringing in southern Oregon and her time as one of a very few female engineering undergraduates at OSU during the 1970s. She then discusses her thirty-year career with the Washington Department of Transportation, including her six years heading the agency. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Trailblazing Woman in Engineering."
Extent: 1:37:12
Item 1.018: Douglass, James, December 5, 2013 Add to Shelf
Douglass shares details of his youth in the Midwest, his experiences in the Navy band and his three decades as Director of the OSU Bands. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Bob Schapper, Chris Petersen and Steve Matthes. Transcribed video available online: "Three Decades Leading OSU Bands."
Extent: 1:46:02
Item 1.019: Trow, Jo Anne, December 13, 2013 Add to Shelf
Jo Anne Trow discusses her life and achievements with special emphasis upon her thirty-year association with OSU as Assistant Dean of Women, Associate Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Affairs. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Pioneer for Women at OSU."
Extent: 1:40:22
Item 1.020: Trow, Cliff, December 13, 2013 Add to Shelf
Cliff Trow recounts his time on the OSU History faculty as well as his twenty-eight years of service representing the Corvallis area in the Oregon Senate. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Supporting Education as a Historian and Public Servant."
Extent: 1:24:15
Item 1.021: Hubbard, Leon, December 18, 2013 Add to Shelf
Hubbard reflects upon his parents, both OAC graduates, as well as his own time at OSC studying horticulture. He also shares his memories of a long career in agriculture. Interview conducted in Keizer, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Life in Oregon Agriculture."
Extent: 1:55:47
Series 2: Interviews, 2014 Add to Shelf
Raw video files for each of the interviews described in this series are available online through the Special Collections & Archives Research Center MediaSpace platform. Transcribed and contextualized versions of specific interviews are available through a dedicated project portal as noted below.
Extent: 89 interviews
Item 2.001: Story, Dale, January 9, 2014 Add to Shelf
Story recounts his experience as an elite runner, including his winning the NCAA cross country national title while an OSU undergraduate in 1961. He also discusses his love of the wilderness and the life choices that this passion led him to pursue. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Running Barefoot and Inspired by Bolero: Oregon State's First National Champion."
Extent: 1:55:13
Item 2.002: Frei, Balz, January 10, 2014 Add to Shelf
Frei charts his upbringing in Switzerland and his career in academia, including his experiences as director of OSU's Linus Pauling Institute, beginning in 1997. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Leading the Linus Pauling Institute."
Extent: 1:53:35
Item 2.003: Byrne, John, January 23, 2014 Add to Shelf
Byrne discusses his youth growing up on Long Island, New York as well as his college years at Hamilton College, Columbia University and the University of Southern California. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Early Years: From Long Island to Los Angeles."
Extent: 1:57:29
Item 2.004: Byrne, John, January 24, 2014 Add to Shelf
Byrne recounts his first professional work at Humble Oil and Refining Co., his departure for an academic position at OSU and the subsequent development of the university's Oceanography Department. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Building Oceanography at Oregon State and Moving Up the Ranks."
Extent: 1:57:30
Item 2.005: Byrne, John, January 28, 2014 Add to Shelf
Byrne reflects upon his tenure as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and his early years as President of Oregon State University. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Directing NOAA and Returning to OSU as President."
Extent: 1:54:02
Item 2.006: Hooley, Darlene, February 3, 2014 Add to Shelf
Hooley discusses her memories of life as an undergraduate at Oregon State College as well as her political career in Oregon and Washington, D.C. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From the Playgrounds of Oregon to the War Zones of Iraq: A Life in Public Service."
Extent: 1:37:48
Item 2.007: Byrne, John, February 4, 2014 Add to Shelf
Byrne continues with his recollections of life as President of OSU and shares details of his activities in retirement. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Leading OSU During Difficult Times."
Extent: 1:54:58
Item 2.008: "Class of 1959", February 14, 2014 Add to Shelf
In a group interview, the participants recount their time on campus in the late 1950s and, in particular, their involvement in student government. Interview with Jim and Jane Schaeffer, Harley Smith, and Dave and Jean Socolofsky conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Vote Shamrock."
Extent: 1:14:18
Item 2.009: Brooks, Geoffrey, February 18, 2014 Add to Shelf
Brooks reflects upon his time in Corvallis as an undergraduate in the early 1970s, his evolution as a student activist, the circumstances faced by students of color and the impact that OSU made on his life as an educator. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Black Student Activism at Oregon State in the 1970s."
Extent: 1:12:46
Item 2.010: Valenti, Paul, February 24, 2014 Add to Shelf
Valenti discusses his years as an OSC undergraduate and, later, as OSU basketball, tennis and baseball coach. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Dominic Cusimano. Transcribed video available online: "Looking Back with Coach Valenti."
Extent: 0:48:58
Item 2.011: Olson, Carlton and Alice Rader, March 20, 2014 Add to Shelf
Olson and Rader recount their participation in the "Books for Birmingham" drive of 1964 as well as other experiences as OSU undergraduates and student activists in the 1960s and 1970s. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Miles of Books for Miles!"
Extent: 0:56:50
Item 2.012: Fenner, Dorothy, March 22, 2014 Add to Shelf
Fenner discusses her undergraduate experience at Oregon State College, her work as a code-breaker with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps during World War II, and her long association with OSU including her husband John's involvement with the OSU Alumni Association and the OSU Foundation. Interview conducted in Saratoga, California by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Home Economist and World War II Code-Breaker."
Extent: 1:32:07
Item 2.013: Risser, Paul, March 24, 2014 Add to Shelf
Paul Risser shares his recollections of his time as President of Oregon State University (1996-2002). Topics discussed include his decision to pursue the presidency at OSU; initial impressions of OSU; early points of emphasis and important colleagues; the relationship between OSU and the city of Corvallis; budgets and funding; athletics; diversity; renovating Weatherford Hall; and the creation of the Austin Family Business Program. Interview conducted in Norman, Oklahoma by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Coming to OSU and Establishing an Agenda."
Extent: 1:19:57
Item 2.014: Risser, Les, March 24, 2014 Add to Shelf
Les Risser reflects upon her years in Corvallis and her experiences as First Lady of Oregon State University. Interview conducted in Norman, Oklahoma by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Ambassador and First Lady."
Extent: 0:37:45
Item 2.015: Risser, Paul, March 25, 2014 Add to Shelf
Paul Risser provides more insight into his OSU presidency. Topics discussed include changes in the OSU Business program; changes in the OSU College of Engineering; the construction of the Kelley Engineering Center; upgrading the university's technical infrastructure; the development of environmental science at OSU; the establishment of an OSU branch campus in Bend, Oregon; expansion of the Valley Library; creation of the University Honors College; the move to OSU of the Linus Pauling Institute; visits to OSU by Hillary Clinton, Desmond Tutu and other major speakers; memories of 9/11; working with the OSU Alumni Association; Risser's own scientific work; commencement at OSU; leaving OSU for Oklahoma; Risser's thoughts on the current direction of OSU and his advice to OSU students. Interview conducted in Norman, Oklahoma by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Continuing to Build at OSU and Reflections From Afar."
Extent: 1:41:04
Item 2.016: Pettit, Don, March 26, 2014 Add to Shelf
Pettit discusses his undergraduate experience as a chemical engineering major at OSU and his life and continuing career as a NASA astronaut. Interview conducted in Houston, Texas by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Frontier of Space - Where the Answers are not in the Back of the Book."
Extent: 1:02:27
Item 2.017: Alexander, Jo and Jeff Grass, March 26, 2014 Add to Shelf
Alexander and Grass reflect upon their careers with the OSU Press - Alexander as Managing Editor and Grass as Director - which together spanned parts of five decades. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Long May It Thrive: An Inside Look at the OSU Press."
Extent: 1:52:22
Item 2.018: Bray, Tammy, March 28, 2014 Add to Shelf
Bray shares her recollections of her upbringing in Taiwan, her life as an international student at Washington State University, and the progression of her academic career, culminating in her work as Dean of OSU's College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Building the College of Public Health and Human Sciences in Changing Times."
Extent: 1:54:01
Item 2.019: Credit, Roosevelt, April 25, 2014 Add to Shelf
Credit recounts his upbringing, his undergraduate experience at OSU and highlights of his career as a musical and stage performer. Along with the interview, this file also includes footage of Credit performing both solo and with OSU choir students at a celebration marking the inauguration of the OSU-GRAMMY Museum affiliate program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Beaver on Broadway."
Extent: 0:39:47
Item 2.020: Butcher, Karyle, May 8, 2014 Add to Shelf
Butcher discusses her lengthy association with Oregon State University as a member of the OSU Libraries staff, including her service as University Librarian from 1996-2010 and director of the OSU Press from 2007-2010. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Cultivating Innovation as University Librarian."
Extent: 1:31:30
Item 2.021: Strausbaugh, Warner, May 12, 2014 Add to Shelf
Strausbaugh sheds light on life at the OSU Daily Barometer from his perspective as a four-year employee and, as a senior, editor-in-chief. Strausbaugh also responds to questions probing the attitudes and interests of the current OSU student body. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Inside the Barometer Newsroom."
Extent: 1:00:03
Item 2.022: Martin, Alyssa, May 13, 2014 Add to Shelf
Martin provides insight into her life as a student athlete at OSU, juggling her obligations as a member of the women's basketball team and an undergraduate in civil engineering. Particular focus is paid to her training and practice regimen, and techniques for meeting the numerous athletic and academic demands placed upon her over the course of the school year. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Hectic Life of the Student Athlete."
Extent: 0:43:29
Item 2.023: Yates, Mary, May 15, 2014 Add to Shelf
Yates reflects upon her undergraduate experience at OSU as well as her lengthy and multifaceted career in the United States Foreign Service, including tenures as Ambassador to the African nations of Burundi and Ghana, as well as earlier diplomatic posts in South Korea and the Philippines. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Sprawling Life of a Career Diplomat."
Extent: 1:13:01
Item 2.024: Essig, Don, May 19, 2014 Add to Shelf
Essig recounts his memories of his undergraduate years studying elementary education at Oregon State College. He also discusses his career as a school principal and as the long-time public address announcer for University of Oregon athletic contests. Interview conducted in Eugene, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Beaver Become Duck."
Extent: 1:00:59
Item 2.025: Nishida, Keith, May 20, 2014 Add to Shelf
Nishida discusses the evolution of his interest in fashion, his experiences at OSU in the School of Design and Human Environment, and the story of DAMchic magazine, which he founded in 2012. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "DAMchic and the Culture of Fashion at Oregon State University."
Extent: 1:20:50
Item 2.026: Davaz, Jodie, May 27, 2014 Add to Shelf
Davaz shares her experiences as a student employee of KBVR-FM, including her year as station manager for the student radio station. She also discusses her vision for the next iteration of the Beaver Yearbook, to be rebranded as Beaver's Digest and published three times per year. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Student Media in a World of Change."
Extent: 1:06:45
Item 2.027: Rojhantalab, Hossein, June 2, 2014 Add to Shelf
Rojhantalab describes his experiences in the mid-1970s as a doctoral student in physical chemistry at OSU, as well as his memories of his native Iran, including his departure and return to Oregon in 1985. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Iran to Corvallis and Beyond."
Extent: 1:47:45
Item 2.028: House, Tom, June 7, 2014 Add to Shelf
House reflects upon his undergraduate experience at Oregon State College as a GI returning from World War II, and also shares his memories of the explosion of Mt. St. Helens. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "OSC in the Late 1940s."
Extent: 0:07:45
Item 2.029: Rietveld, Beth, June 11, 2014 Add to Shelf
Rietveld reflects upon her long and varied association with OSU, focusing on her nineteen years as Director of the OSU Women's Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Leading Voice for Women at OSU."
Extent: 1:44:37
Item 2.030: Kiessling, Ann, June 13, 2014 Add to Shelf
Kiessling outlines her memories of doctoral study at OSU and her broader connection with the state of Oregon. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections on Oregon Roots."
Extent: 0:34:17
Item 2.031: Werth, Roger, June 16, 2014 Add to Shelf
Werth discusses his undergraduate experience at OSU as well as his memories of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, which he photographed for the Longview Daily News. Interview conducted in Longview, Washington by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Photographing the Northwest's Most Famous Disaster."
Extent: 1:10:03
Item 2.032: Castillo, Susan, June 17, 2014 Add to Shelf
Castillo recounts her undergraduate experience as a communications major at OSU, as well as her career in journalism and public service that followed. Interview conducted in Eugene, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Breaking Ground in the Senate and in Education."
Extent: 0:45:02
Item 2.033: Parr, Al, June 18, 2014 Add to Shelf
Parr describes his upbringing in Oregon and his time as an undergraduate physics and math major at Oregon State, as well as his career as a physicist at the National Bureau of Standards and Technology, and his passion for book collecting. Interview conducted in Gresham, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Of Physics and Rare Books."
Extent: 1:41:39
Item 2.034: Traber, Maret, June 23, 2014 Add to Shelf
Traber details the arc of her life and career, with primary focus paid to her studies on vitamin E and her association with the Linus Pauling Institute at OSU. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Long Journey to Understanding Vitamin E."
Extent: 2:01:27
Item 2.035: Baker, Terry, June 25, 2014 Add to Shelf
Baker lends insight into his legendary career as an OSU athlete, his experiences as a winner of the Heisman Trophy, and his career in professional football and as a lawyer. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Mike Dicianna and Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Legend of Oregon State Athletics."
Extent: 1:38:22
Item 2.036: Hall, Tim, June 25, 2014 Add to Shelf
Hall recounts his undergraduate experience at OSU, including his role in establishing the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center and his encounters with bigotry while in Corvallis. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "African American Student Life in the 1970s."
Extent: 1:14:15
Item 2.037: McCallister, Mike, June 26, 2014 Add to Shelf
McCallister describes his family's long connection to Oregon State, his memories of undergraduate life as a geology major at OSU, and his career as an oceanographer for the United States Navy and private alternative energy ventures. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna and Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Fourth Generation Beaver."
Extent: 1:26:54
Item 2.038: McCallister, June, July 3, 2014 Add to Shelf
McCallister reflects upon her upbringing in 1920s-1930s Corvallis and her undergraduate days at Oregon State College, including her memories of campus dances, sporting events and working as a telephone switchboard operator. Interview conducted in Salem, Oregon by Mike Dicianna and Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Matriarch of a Five Generation Oregon State Family."
Extent: 1:07:13
Item 2.039: Coleman, Ralph, Jr., July 8, 2014 Add to Shelf
Coleman discusses his father's life as a student athlete at Oregon Agricultural College, and later as an employee of the Physical Education department and coach of the baseball team. He also reflects upon his own time growing up in Corvallis and attending Oregon State College, where he studied Business Administration and played baseball for his father. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Early Years of Beaver Baseball."
Extent: 1:30:32
Item 2.040: Bella, David, July 9, 2014 Add to Shelf
Bella details some of the themes of his life and career as a professor of civil engineering at OSU, including his research developing computer models of aquatic ecosystems, his contributions to systems theory and his engagement with local discussion groups and environmental causes. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Illusion of Prediction and Control."
Extent: 1:55:48
Item 2.041: Allison, Stacy, July 21, 2014 Add to Shelf
Allison recalls her undergraduate years at OSU, her decision to drop out of college to pursue mountain climbing and her successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1988. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Oregon State to the Rooftop of the World."
Extent: 1:00:56
Item 2.042: Haynes, Erin, July 25, 2014 Add to Shelf
Haynes shares his lengthy association with OSU, including his undergraduate years (1968-1972) as a member of Phi Delta Theta and senior class president, and his later career in the OSU Registrar's Office and OSU Foundation. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "When the Pitchers Were Twenty-Five Cents: Remembrances of Fraternity Life and Beaver Lore."
Extent: 1:57:52
Item 2.043: Buehler, Knute, August 4, 2014 Add to Shelf
Buehler speaks of his undergraduate experience at OSU - including his participation on the baseball team - his time as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and his more recent community engagement work. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "OSU's First Rhodes Scholar."
Extent: 0:27:42
Item 2.044: Hendricks, Joe, August 4, 2014 Add to Shelf
Hendricks discusses his OSU career as chair of the Sociology Department as well as, in particular, his leadership of the University Honors College from its founding in 1995 to his retirement in 2009. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Formation and Growth of the University Honors College."
Extent: 1:30:30
Item 2.045: Sayre, Henry, August 5, 2014 Add to Shelf
Sayre reflects upon his career as an art historian, including his authorship of a successful textbook and his participation in a multi-part documentary television program for PBS. Sayre also discusses his continuing involvement with OSU-Cascades. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections of an Influential Art Historian and Administrator."
Extent: 1:23:58
Item 2.046: Block, John, August 5, 2014 Add to Shelf
Block details his thirty-seven year association with the OSU College of Pharmacy and also speaks to his involvement with numerous regulatory aspects of practicing pharmacy in Oregon. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "OSU Pharmacy in an Era of Change."
Extent: 1:38:39
Item 2.047: Fenk, Steve, August 12, 2014 Add to Shelf
Fenk recounts his undergraduate days at OSU as well as his career in the Sports Information division of the university's Athletic Department. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A View From Inside the Athletic Department."
Extent: 1:18:24
Item 2.048: Gardner, John, August 13, 2014 Add to Shelf
Gardner discusses his career in the OSU Physics department, the loss of his sight in 1988 and the changes, both personal and professional, that resulted from his blindness, in particular the founding and growth of his company, ViewPlus Technologies. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Improving Science Accessibility for the Blind."
Extent: 1:25:02
Item 2.049: Jefferts Schori, Katharine, August 15, 2014 Add to Shelf
Jefferts Schori shares her memories of studying oceanography at OSU and becoming involved in the local Episcopal congregation, as well as her later rise to head of the U.S. Episcopal church. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From OSU Oceanographer to International Religious Leader."
Extent: 0:57:54
Item 2.050: Jones, Ruth and Rita Kilstrom, August 21, 2014 Add to Shelf
Jones and Kilstrom speak to their respective childhoods, growing up in Corvallis in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as their undergraduate days at Oregon State College and their involvement with the OSC Theater Arts program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The Early Days of Theater Arts at Oregon State."
Extent: 0:53:42
Item 2.051: Henthorne, Michael, August 29, 2014 Add to Shelf
Henthorne lends his perspective on the history, workings and future of the Memorial Union from his vantage point as Director of the MU since 1987. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The Memorial Union: Past, Present and Future."
Extent: 0:56:18
Item 2.052: Kopperman, Paul, September 2, 2014 Add to Shelf
Kopperman reflects on his long association with the OSU History Department, his leadership of the Holocaust Memorial Program and the nature of the Jewish community in the mid-Willamette Valley. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Jewish Life and Holocaust Remembrance at OSU."
Extent: 1:33:47
Item 2.053: Bernard, Yvenson, September 12, 2014 Add to Shelf
Bernard shares the story of his upbringing in Florida, his parents' backgrounds as Haitian immigrants, his experiences as a star running back on the OSU football team, and his pursuits in life after football. He also discusses his Haitian outreach efforts, including his response to the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January 2010. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Sonje Ayiti: The Improbable Life of an OSU Legend."
Extent: 1:21:56
Item 2.054: Yeh, Harry, September 22, 2014 Add to Shelf
Yeh recounts his upbringing in Japan, his immigration to and education in the United States, and the development of his scholarly interest in tsunamis. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Furthering the Quest to Understand Tsunamis."
Extent: 2:02:27
Item 2.055: Denison, Jim, September 24, 2014 Add to Shelf
Denison recalls his experiences in the U.S. Navy during World War II, his undergraduate years at OSC in the late 1940s, and his long career in forestry from the 1950s to 2010. Interview conducted in Lebanon, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Life Spent in Oregon's Forests."
Extent: 2:07:59
Item 2.056: Farber, Paul, October 3, 2014 Add to Shelf
Farber discusses his upbringing, education and the development of his scholarly "toolkit." Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Historian of Science Acquires His Tools."
Extent: 1:43:13
Item 2.057: Petersen, Joy, October 4, 2014 Add to Shelf
Petersen shares her memories of student life and campus culture during her undergraduate years (1988-1991) at OSU. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Joy Selig Petersen: A Gymnast's Life."
Extent: 0:32:04
Item 2.058: Law, Mary and Joy Petersen, October 4, 2014 Add to Shelf
Ayotte-Law and Petersen reflect on their memories of competing for the OSU Gymnastics team in the late 1970s/early 1980s and late 1980s/early 1990s, respectively. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Two National Champions Reflect on Oregon State Gymnastics."
Extent: 1:02:14
Item 2.059: Lubchenco, Jane, October 6, 2014 Add to Shelf
Lubchenco speaks to her career path, including her distinguished affiliation with the OSU Zoology Department, as well as her four years as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Newport to Washington, D.C.: A World Leader in the Marine Sciences."
Extent: 1:33:11
Item 2.060: Koong, Kelvin, October 9, 2014 Add to Shelf
Koong recounts the arc of his academic career with particular attention paid to his numerous administrative posts in OSU's College of Agricultural Sciences, including his leadership of the College of Veterinary Medicine during its transformation from a two-year program to a four-year program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Fixer: A Career Spent Finding Solutions in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences."
Extent: 1:46:59
Item 2.061: Hamdy, Karim, October 10, 2014 Add to Shelf
Hamdy recalls his upbringing in Tunisia, his emigration to the United States and his experiences as a doctoral candidate at OSU. He also speaks to his contributions to the university's foreign languages curriculum and his co-creation of a study abroad program in Tunisia. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "'The Persistent Arab': Working to Broaden Horizons at OSU."
Extent: 1:32:20
Item 2.062: Farber, Paul, October 13, 2014 Add to Shelf
Farber delves into his thirty-eight year career as a professor and administrator in General Science and History at OSU. He also discusses his scholarship as a historian of biology, and describes the genesis, research and writing of many of his books. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "One Department Closes, Another is Revitalized."
Extent: 2:00:34
Item 2.063: Castle, Emery, October 14, 2014 Add to Shelf
Castle shares the story of his upbringing in rural Kansas, his service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and his education at Kansas State University and Iowa State University. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Midwestern Upbringing."
Extent: 1:27:48
Item 2.064: Castle, Emery, October 15, 2014 Add to Shelf
Castle discusses the early phases of his academic career with a heavy focus on his first fifteen years at Oregon State. Of particular interest are Castle's memories of his service on the Commission on University Goals, an important early strategic planning initiative requested by outgoing President James Jensen. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Shaping the Direction of a Field and a University."
Extent: 1:30:32
Item 2.065: Castle, Emery, October 15, 2014 Add to Shelf
Castle reflects on the later chapters of his career, including his years spent in the OSU upper administration and his decade in leadership at the Resources for the Future public policy institute. He also notes his return to OSU from Washington, D.C., his attempts to build a University Graduate Faculty of Economics, and his impact on the placement of the Extension Service within Oregon State University. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "From Corvallis to D.C. and Back."
Extent: 1:24:58
Item 2.066: Cheek, Ralph, October 15, 2014 Add to Shelf
Cheek recounts his school days at Oregon State College as well as the arc of his career at Kaiser Aluminum Center and his efforts, in retirement, to build IMCO Recycling into the world's largest recycler of aluminum and zinc. Interview conducted in Tualatin, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Career Built on Recycling."
Extent: 1:36:35
Item 2.067: Poinar, George, October 23, 2014 Add to Shelf
Poinar recalls his early interests in nature, ornithology and amber, outlines the shape of his academic work at Cornell University and UC Berkeley, and details his pioneering research in paleoentomology. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Studying Ancient Life Preserved in Amber."
Extent: 1:22:44
Item 2.068: Law, Mary, October 23, 2014 Add to Shelf
Law shares her memories of student life and campus culture during her undergraduate years (1979-1982) at OSU. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Mary Law Looks Back."
Extent: 1:09:57
Item 2.069: Weinman, Dick, October 25, 2014 Add to Shelf
Weinman discusses his impactful career as a professor of Speech Communications at OSU, including his work to help found KBVR-TV and his hosting OPB's "Morning Edition" radio program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of Broadcast Media Communications at OSU."
Extent: 2:06:45
Item 2.070: Ossey, Bud, October 27, 2014 Add to Shelf
Ossey reflects on his father's time as a student at Oregon Agricultural College, as well as his own experience as an OSC undergraduate in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Particular emphases of the session include thoughts on the campus culture of the day, as well as Ossey's ROTC drilling and his subsequent service in World War II. Interview conducted in Tualatin, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections on an Immigrant Upbringing, Iron Men, and Service During Wartime."
Extent: 1:18:23
Item 2.071: Wolfe, Bryan, October 31, 2014 Add to Shelf
Wolfe details his life as an agriculturalist, noting his upbringing as a fifth generation farmer/rancher, his college years studying Agricultural Economics at OSU, and the steady expansion and diversification of his family's agricultural operations in northeast Oregon. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Fifth-Generation Farmer and Rancher."
Extent: 1:36:44
Item 2.072: Ossey, Bud, November 4, 2014 Add to Shelf
Ossey delves into his life after graduating from Oregon State College, touching upon his career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and his extensive continuing involvement with OSU, including his charter membership in the Beaver Club, his volunteer work with the Beaver Athletic Student Fund and his connections with numerous personalities within the athletic department. Interview conducted in Tualatin, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Building Powerhouses and the Beaver Club."
Extent: 1:16:51
Item 2.073: Schoning, Bob, November 5, 2014 Add to Shelf
Schoning shares his memories of his career in fisheries science, including his work with the Oregon Fish Commission and the National Marine Fisheries Service. A particular point of emphasis of this session is Schoning's contributions to the crafting of the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act, which established a 200-mile fishery conservation zone buffering the shorelines of the United States. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Having an Impact as a Fisheries Policymaker."
Extent: 1:34:26
Item 2.074: Roper, Larry, November 7, 2014 Add to Shelf
Roper recounts his experiences as OSU's Vice Provost for Student Affairs, a position that he held for nineteen years. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Intervening the Isms at OSU."
Extent: 1:40:12
Item 2.075: Van Loan, Jack, November 7, 2014 Add to Shelf
Van Loan describes his undergraduate experience at Oregon State College and his ensuing military career. In particular, Van Loan shares his experience of having been a Prisoner of War for nearly six years, after having been shot down over North Vietnam in 1967. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Prisoner of War for More than Two-Thousand Days."
Extent: 0:56:26
Item 2.076: Edmunson, Jim, November 10, 2014 Add to Shelf
Edmunson reflects upon his undergraduate years at OSU, with particular focus paid to his experiences as editor of the Daily Barometer newspaper and, in particular, the newspaper's coverage of the murder of Nancy Wyckoff, an OSU student at the time. Edmunson also discusses his career in journalism, law and politics, including his three terms in the Oregon legislature and eight years as chair of the state's Democratic Party. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Oregon State During Turbulent Times."
Extent: 1:30:05
Item 2.077: Olson, Bob, November 14, 2014 Add to Shelf
Olson details his career in marine parasitology and his experiences as a long-serving researcher and educator at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Parasitologist and Public Educator."
Extent: 1:22:03
Item 2.078: Webster, Janet, November 14, 2014 Add to Shelf
Webster discusses her life in librarianship with major focus paid to her twenty-four years leading the Guin Library at Hatfield Marine Science Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of the Guin Library."
Extent: 1:31:02
Item 2.079: Smiley, Dick, November 21, 2014 Add to Shelf
Smiley outlines his research in turf grasses and plant pathology, and discusses his thirty-year tenure at the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Station. Interview conducted in Adams, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Supporting Agriculture in Wheat Country."
Extent: 1:19:41
Item 2.080: Kerns, Nancy, November 21, 2014 Add to Shelf
Kerns shares her memories of her undergraduate education at OSU, her pursuit of a law degree, and her career as an attorney serving both Umatilla County and the City of Pendleton. Interview conducted in Pendleton, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "An Attorney Makes Her Way in Eastern Oregon."
Extent: 1:15:25
Item 2.081: Bonifer, Jerimiah, November 22, 2014 Add to Shelf
Bonifer provides a glimpse into his traditional upbringing as a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He also recounts his experiences as a student in OSU's E-Campus program, culminating with his earning a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife in 2014. Interview conducted in Pendleton, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Growing Up on the Reservation and Attending OSU Online."
Extent: 1:11:40
Item 2.082: Arscott, George, December 5, 2014 Add to Shelf
In his first interview, Arscott shares his recollections of life growing up on a sugar plantation on the island of Hawaii, his move to Oregon and his schooling in Poultry Husbandry at Oregon State College, his service in the U.S. Air Force Signal Corps during World War II, his graduate training at the University of Maryland, and his return to active duty during the Korean War. Interview conducted in Milwaukie, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Hawaii, Normandy, Corvallis."
Extent: 1:19:39
Item 2.083: Arscott, George, December 5, 2014 Add to Shelf
In his second interview, Arscott discusses his career as a member of the Oregon State Poultry Science faculty. In this, he notes important colleagues, the evolution of his research agenda, his administrative responsibilities as head of the department, and observations on life in Corvallis. He also recalls the two months that he spent in Yemen developing poultry extension and training in that country, and speaks to the wide program of international travel that followed as he conducted similar work in numerous other countries. Interview conducted in Milwaukie, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Career in Poultry."
Extent: 1:40:56
Item 2.084: Sundermeier, Bill, December 12, 2014 Add to Shelf
Sundermeier reflects on his OSU undergraduate years as a computer science major and speaks of his time living in Weatherford Hall. He also discusses his career following college, including his years as a project manager and executive at FLIR. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Computer Scientist Reflects on Life in Weatherford Hall."
Extent: 0:49:48
Item 2.085: Johns, Chris, December 15, 2014 Add to Shelf
Johns recalls his undergraduate tenure as an OSU journalism major, his experiences in photojournalism and his career at National Geographic magazine. Interview conducted in Washington, D.C. by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Student Photographer to Head of National Geographic."
Extent: 1:19:02
Item 2.086: Dimick, Dennis, December 15, 2014 Add to Shelf
Dimick speaks to his undergraduate experience studying agriculture at OSU, the development of his career in journalism, his association with National Geographic magazine and his interest in reporting on the environment. Interview conducted in Washington, D.C. by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Bridging the Gap Between Science and the Public."
Extent: 1:08:36
Item 2.087: Abed, George, December 16, 2014 Add to Shelf
Abed recounts his years as an OSU undergraduate including his stint as student body president. He then discusses his career in finance and public policy, working for the International Monetary Fund, the Palestine Monetary Authority and the Institute for International Finance. Interview conducted in Washington, D.C. by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "An Economist and Policymaker Works to Stabilize the Middle East."
Extent: 1:49:14
Item 2.088: Henley, John, December 22, 2014 Add to Shelf
In his first interview, Henley shares his mother's story, including her association with the American Communist Party, her commitment into a psychiatric hospital, and her tenure as an English professor at Oregon State. Henley also discusses his lengthy and impactful involvement with Powell's Books in Portland. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Mother's Story/Building Powell's Books."
Extent: 1:58:05
Item 2.089: Henley, John, December 22, 2014 Add to Shelf
In his second interview, Henley recounts numerous stories from his upbringing in Portland and his association with Powell's Books. He also discusses his son's autism and the work that he and his wife have conducted to advance autism research and care. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Days and Nights in Downtown Portland."
Extent: 1:12:30
Series 3: Interviews, 2015 Add to Shelf
Raw video files for each of the interviews described in this series are available online through the Special Collections & Archives Research Center MediaSpace platform. Transcribed and contextualized versions of specific interviews are available through a dedicated project portal as noted below.
Extent: 101 interviews
Item 3.001: Jacobson, Bob and Kaety, January 20, 2015 Add to Shelf
Bob Jacobson and his daughter Kaety share their OSU stories. Both attended Oregon State as undergraduates - Bob as a business and technology major and member of the basketball team, Kaety as a fisheries and wildlife major. Both have also occupied the same position as Marine/Sea Grant Extension Agent - Bob from 1967-1995 and Kaety beginning in 2003. Interview conducted in Newport, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Family Dynasty in Marine Extension."
Extent: 1:12:39
Item 3.002: Smith, Loretta, January 21, 2015 Add to Shelf
Smith recounts her experiences as an OSU undergraduate majoring in communications, as well as her career in politics, first as an aide to Senator Ron Wyden and, more recently, as a member of the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Roots of a Public Servant."
Extent: 1:23:25
Item 3.003: Shepard, Jon, January 23, 2015 Add to Shelf
Shepard speaks to his undergraduate years studying entomology, as well as a his professional activities as an entomologist (specializing in butterflies) and biodiversity consultant based in British Columbia. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Life Spent in Pursuit of Butterflies."
Extent: 1:16:37
Item 3.004: Lee, Phyllis, January 28, 2015 Add to Shelf
Lee discusses her long association with OSU, both as a Ph.D. candidate in education and as the first head of the university's Office of Multicultural Affairs. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Striving for Equal Opportunity at OSU."
Extent: 2:00:21
Item 3.005: Weinman, Dick, January 28, 2015 Add to Shelf
In this, his second interview, Weinman provides additional details about his OSU career and about his life in retirement. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Thin Edge of Dignity."
Extent: 1:11:02
Item 3.006: Kleinsorge, Ilene, February 10, 2015 Add to Shelf
Kleinsorge discusses her atypical path to academia and her memories of her twenty-eight years as a member of the OSU College of Business of faculty, including twelve years as the college's Dean. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Rejuvenating the College of Business."
Extent: 1:24:39
Item 3.007: Verdugo, Nicthé, February 13, 2015 Add to Shelf
Verdugo details her activities as an undergraduate and student activist at OSU, with particular attention paid to her involvement with MEChA and the Women's Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections of a Student Activist."
Extent: 0:41:10
Item 3.008: Clendenin, Lynne, February 19, 2015 Add to Shelf
Clendenin reflects upon her years as a non-traditional student in Theatre Arts at OSU as well as her long association with Oregon Public Broadcasting, including the closure of OPB's Corvallis-based operations in 2008. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Career in Public Broadcasting, from Corvallis to Portland."
Extent: 0:56:46
Item 3.009: Branch, Harrison, February 23, 2015 Add to Shelf
Branch shares memories of his pursuits as a photographer and of his forty years as a member of the OSU Art faculty. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of a 'Darkroom Dinosaur.'"
Extent: 0:35:01
Item 3.010: McComb, Brenda, February 24, 2015 Add to Shelf
McComb recounts her gender journey, her instruction and advocacy work related to trans issues, and her academic career in Forestry and as Dean of the OSU Graduate School. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Kalia Flocker. Transcribed video available online: "A Scholar and Advocate's Gender Journey."
Extent: 0:58:53
Item 3.011: Sakurai, Patti, March 2, 2015 Add to Shelf
Sakurai reflects on her academic progression as a student in English, the development of her interests in Asian American Studies, and her tenure as a faculty member in the OSU Ethnic Studies department, a span that began with the department's creation in 1996. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Ethnic Studies at OSU from the Beginning."
Extent: 1:25:38
Item 3.012: Urbina, Jenny and Kong Zheng Yeang, March 3, 2015 Add to Shelf
Urbina, a doctoral candidate in Environmental Science from Colombia, and Yeang, an undergraduate studying Mechanical Engineering, describe their upbringings in their native countries, the paths that they have taken to OSU, and their experiences as international students studying in Corvallis. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "International Student Perspectives: Colombia and Malaysia."
Extent: 1:35:15
Item 3.013: Jara, Andrea, March 6, 2015 Add to Shelf
Jara, a Ph.D. candidate in Fisheries and Wildlife, shares her memories of her upbringing in Colombia, her experiences as a graduate student in Mexico, and the issues that she faces as an international student at Oregon State. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Doctoral Student from Colombia."
Extent: 0:51:20
Item 3.014: Okonkwo, Chidi, March 6, 2015 Add to Shelf
Okonkwo, a native of Nigeria and a master's candidate in Public Health at OSU, discusses his childhood as the youngest of nine siblings, his arrival in the U.S. and his undergraduate experience at American University, and his life as a graduate student at Oregon State. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Master's Student from Nigeria."
Extent: 0:46:38
Item 3.015: Lunch, Bill, March 13, 2015 Add to Shelf
Lunch reflects on his career as a Political Science professor at OSU and as a commentator for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He also discusses a handful of notable political issues that helped to define his tenure at Oregon State, with particular focus on the passage and impact of Oregon's Ballot Measure 5 property tax limitation initiative, passed in 1990. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Political Scientist and Political Commentator."
Extent: 1:35:15
Item 3.016: Oriard, Michael, March 17, 2015 Add to Shelf
Oriard recounts his experiences as a football player at the University of Notre Dame and, as a professional, with the Kansas City Chiefs, before describing his early years as a faculty member in English at OSU. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Scholar in the Locker Room."
Extent: 1:46:41
Item 3.017: Lunch, Bill, March 23, 2015 Add to Shelf
Lunch provides additional insight into his career as a commentator, including his television appearances on Oregon Public Broadcasting. Lunch also offers his thoughts on individuals who were important to OSU during his years on faculty in Political Science, including university presidents, Senator Mark Hatfield, and other campus leaders. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Reflections on OSU and Oregon Politics."
Extent: 0:55:39
Item 3.018: Austin, Ken, March 24, 2015 Add to Shelf
Austin details his upbringing in Newberg, Oregon and his formative experiences at Oregon State College, including his tenure as the school's first Benny the Beaver mascot. Austin likewise notes his military service, the creation of the Austin Dental Equipment Company, and the philanthropic work that he and his late wife Joan spearheaded both at OSU and elsewhere. Interview conducted in Newberg, Oregon by Mike Dicianna and Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "From Cows to Cars to Cavities: The Legacy of an Influential Beaver."
Extent: 1:52:10
Item 3.019: Bilyeu, Rolland and Laverne, March 26, 2015 Add to Shelf
The Bilyeus describe their childhood years growing up in eastern Oregon, their experiences as a married couple attending OSC in the early 1950s, and the life that they have shared in the years following college. Interview conducted in Albany, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Married Life on a Muddy Campus."
Extent: 1:02:54
Item 3.020: Nye, Mary Jo, March 26, 2015 Add to Shelf
In interview #1, Nye discusses her education at Vanderbilt and the University of Wisconsin, the shift that she made away from chemistry in favor of the history of science, her tenure at the University of Oklahoma, and several of her early research projects. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "From the Laboratory to the Archive, a Historian of Science Evolves."
Extent: 1:31:08
Item 3.021: Nye, Mary Jo, March 27, 2015 Add to Shelf
In interview #2, Nye reflects upon her years as Horning Professor of the Humanities at OSU. She also provides insight into many of the research and writing projects that she has conducted since the 1990s, and shares her memories of receiving the Sarton Medal from the History of Science Society. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Reaching Across Disciplines as the Horning Chair."
Extent: 1:19:26
Item 3.022: Moore, Sylvia, March 31, 2015 Add to Shelf
Moore details her long and impactful association with OSU, including her work as the university's first Director of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics, and her stints as coach for women's basketball and gymnastics, as well as her involvement in multiple sports as a referee. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Building a Foundation for Women's Athletics at OSU."
Extent: 1:47:40
Item 3.023: Oriard, Michael, March 31, 2015 Add to Shelf
In his second interview, Oriard discusses his work from the early 1990s to present day, both as an author and as an administrator within the College of Liberal Arts. He also lends his thoughts on the modern evolution and future of American football. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Cultural Historian of Football."
Extent: 1:36:23
Item 3.024: Headrick, Charlotte, April 7, 2015 Add to Shelf
Headrick recounts her years as a professor of Theatre Arts at OSU, noting her particular interest in Irish drama and female playwrights. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The Grande Dame of OSU Theater."
Extent: 1:18:29
Item 3.025: "Hatfield Marine Science Center", April 12, 2015 Add to Shelf
In this collection of short interviews, Range Bayer, Warren Hanson, John Markham and Anja Robinson reflect on their associations with the Hatfield Marine Science Center as students and as employees. The sessions were conducted in conjunction with HMSC's Fiftieth Anniversary Reunion event. Interviews conducted in Newport, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "'Being Here Changed My Life': Appreciations of HMSC."
Extent: 0:49:10
Item 3.026: Hill, Aki, April 14, 2015 Add to Shelf
Hill describes her life-long passion for basketball, including her study of the game while in her native Japan and her successful seventeen-year career as head women's basketball coach at OSU. Interview conducted in Albany, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Coaching with Love."
Extent: 1:30:24
Item 3.027: Lubchenco, Jane, April 20, 2015 Add to Shelf
In her second interview, Lubchenco provides additional details concerning her tenure as head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and her work with the Leopold Leadership Program and the Communication Partnership for Science and the Sea. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Understanding and Advocating for the World's Oceans."
Extent: 0:58:21
Item 3.028: Welty, Jim, April 21, 2015 Add to Shelf
Welty reviews his long association with Oregon State, including his stints as an undergraduate and graduate student in Mechanical Engineering, as well as his thirty-four years on faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Seven Decades of Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State."
Extent: 1:00:30
Item 3.029: Reser, Pat, April 24, 2015 Add to Shelf
Reser shares the story of her life, including her years as an OSC undergraduate, her career as a teacher, the growth of Reser's Fine Foods, and recollections of her late husband, Al. Reser also recounts her family's decisions to support a number of high-profile facilities projects at OSU, as well as her service as a co-chair of The Campaign for OSU and as chair of the university's Board of Trustees. Interview conducted in Beaverton, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Labyrinthine Journey of an Influential Alumna."
Extent: 2:15:48
Item 3.030: Youmans, Russ, May 7, 2015 Add to Shelf
Youmans reflects on his years as a member of the Agricultural Economics faculty at Oregon State as well as his tenure as Director of the Western Rural Development Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Connecting the Academy with Rural Communities."
Extent: 2:36:26
Item 3.031: Miller, Charlie, May 12, 2015 Add to Shelf
Miller discusses his career in oceanography and his research on marine zooplankton. Miller also recounts his activities as an environmental and anti-war activist. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Studying Small Creatures and Large Issues."
Extent: 1:30:22
Item 3.032: Davaz, Jodie, May 21, 2015 Add to Shelf
In this follow-up to an interview conducted one year earlier, Davaz discusses her experiences as editor of Beaver's Digest magazine, her broader associations with student media at OSU, and her academic work in Digital Communications Arts and the University Honors College. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Year in the Life of Beaver's Digest."
Extent: 1:15:29
Item 3.033: Vydra, Marianne, May 27, 2015 Add to Shelf
Vydra shares her recollections of her years in women's athletics, including as an administrator in the OSU Athletic Department. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Leading Women's Athletics in the Modern Era."
Extent: 1:25:00
Item 3.034: Washington, Warren, May 29, 2015 Add to Shelf
Washington describes his experiences as an African American student at Oregon State College in the late 1950s and reflects on his distinguished career in the atmospheric sciences, including his involvement in scientific and policy conversations concerning global climate change. Interview conducted in Denver, Colorado by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Pioneer of Climate Modeling."
Extent: 2:37:58
Item 3.035: Daugherty, Tracy, June 2, 2015 Add to Shelf
Daugherty lends insight into his life as a writer of both fiction and biography, and also discusses his involvement in the creation and growth of OSU's Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Citizen, Novelist and Biographer at OSU."
Extent: 1:50:46
Item 3.036: Noakes, David, June 4, 2015 Add to Shelf
Noakes recounts his upbringing in Canada, his years on faculty at the University of Guelph, his move to Oregon State University and his experiences as Director of the Oregon Hatchery Research Center. Interview conducted at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center near Alsea, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Repaying a Debt to the Fish."
Extent: 1:48:57
Item 3.037: Dietterich, Tom, June 10, 2015 Add to Shelf
Dietterich discusses his upbringing and education, including his strong affinity for the NASA space program. He also provides insight into the development of the Computer Science department at OSU, his research in machine learning, and his private sector work with a number of local and regional companies. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Teaching Machines to Learn."
Extent: 1:52:51
Item 3.038: Kamvar, Zhian, June 19, 2015 Add to Shelf
Kamvar lends his perspective on graduate student culture at OSU. He likewise discusses his own educational path, his Ph.D. research in Botany and Plant Pathology, and his pursuits as co-host of the "Information Dissemination" radio talk show. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Documenting the Lives of Graduate Students."
Extent: 1:19:48
Item 3.039: Wilcox, Tony, June 23, 2015 Add to Shelf
Wilcox reflects on his years as a member of the OSU Exercise and Sports Science faculty, and also speaks of his extensive university service, including his multiple stints as a member of the Faculty Senate. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Career Built on Service."
Extent: 1:25:09
Item 3.040: Turner, Paul, June 24, 2015 Add to Shelf
Turner details the story of his founding and operation of two independent arthouse film theatres in downtown Corvallis - the Avalon and the Darkside. He also discusses his associations with OSU as an English major and Barometer staffer, and provides his thoughts on the business culture in Corvallis. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Visit to The Darkside."
Extent: 1:46:26
Item 3.041: Orosco, José-Antonio, June 25, 2015 Add to Shelf
Orosco speaks of his upbringing and education, his leadership of the OSU Peace Studies program, and his role as faculty advisor to the Centro Cultural César Chávez and to the university's chapter of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA). Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Teaching and Practicing Engaged Philosophy at OSU."
Extent: 1:35:30
Item 3.042: Ray, Ed, June 29, 2015 Add to Shelf
In this interview dedicated to Ray's pre-Oregon State years, the OSU President recounts his upbringing in Queens, New York, his education at Queens College and Stanford University, and his years as a member of the Economics faculty at Ohio State University. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "From a Queens Childhood to 'Stanford Junior University'."
Extent: 1:17:12
Item 3.043: Ahern, Kevin, June 29, 2015 Add to Shelf
Ahern describes his activities as an innovative instructor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, sharing his use of limericks and song lyrics to assist in the learning process for OSU's pre-med undergraduates. Ahern also discusses his doctoral studies at OSU and his fruitful collaborations with his wife and scientific colleague, Indira Rajagopal. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Biochemistry, Free and Easy."
Extent: 1:47:05
Item 3.044: Talbott, John, June 29, 2015 Add to Shelf
Talbott provides his perspective on the activities and importance of Sun Grant at OSU. He also discusses his role as Assistant Director of the OSU Agricultural Experiment Station. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Sun Grant, Making a Positive Impact on the World."
Extent: 1:01:21
Item 3.045: Matthews, LaMont, July 1, 2015 Add to Shelf
Matthews reflects on his undergraduate years as a Mechanical Engineering student at Oregon State College as well as a his four decades working for the CH2M Hill engineering firm in Corvallis. Interview conducted in Albany, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Hometown Company with a Global Reach."
Extent: 1:15:44
Item 3.046: Stone, Patrick, July 2, 2015 Add to Shelf
Stone discusses his student experience as an OSU undergraduate in History and his work as co-chair of the Campaign for OSU. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "On Finding Continuity in Life and Making a Difference."
Extent: 1:03:44
Item 3.047: Oxsen, Doug, July 7, 2015 Add to Shelf
Oxsen recounts his years playing for Ralph Miller in the OSU basketball program, with particular attention paid to Miller's coaching methods and personality. Oxsen also discusses his memories of campus culture in the early 1970s. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Remembering Coach Ralph Miller."
Extent: 1:24:42
Item 3.048: Ball, Eric and Jeff, July 13, 2015 Add to Shelf
The Balls share their memories of the OSU Mechanical Engineering program in the early and mid-1980s, and also provide insight into the growth of Orenco Systems Industries and the challenges facing residents of Douglas County. Interview conducted in Sutherlin, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Douglas County Success Story."
Extent: 1:20:09
Item 3.049: Weider, Linda and Doug Whitsett, July 14, 2015 Add to Shelf
Weider and Whitsett reflect on the life of Weider's father, Guy Reynolds, an influential Animal Health Specialist with the OSU Extension Service. Whitsett also discusses his connections with the OSU Veterinary Medicine program. Interview conducted in Klamath Falls, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Remembering Guy Reynolds."
Extent: 1:00:36
Item 3.050: Weider, Linda, July 14, 2015 Add to Shelf
In this solo interview, Weider describes her undergraduate years at OSU, her memories of living on the Children's Farm Home between Corvallis and Albany, and her career in real estate in Klamath Falls. Interview conducted in Klamath Falls, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Alumna Memories and a Career in Real Estate."
Extent: 0:39:59
Item 3.051: Todd, Rodney, July 14, 2015 Add to Shelf
Todd discusses his life in agriculture, including his thirty-two year career supporting agriculture and ranching in the Klamath Basin as an OSU Extension Agent. Interview conducted in Klamath Falls, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed audio available online: "Klamath Extension Grasses and Grains Agent."
Extent: 1:04:57
Item 3.052: Pinniger, Jean, July 15, 2015 Add to Shelf
Pinniger shares her memories of her father, C. A. "Charlie" Henderson," a popular and important OSU Extension Agent who helped usher in a new era of modernity and prosperity for agriculturalists in the Klamath Basin. Interview conducted in Klamath Falls, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Remembering Charlie Henderson."
Extent: 1:05:25
Item 3.053: McDougall, Duane, July 15, 2015 Add to Shelf
McDougall recounts his undergraduate years in Business at OSU, his work as an executive at Willamette Industries, and his long association with the OSU Foundation. Interview conducted in Lake Oswego, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Memories of Willamette Industries and the Decline of Big Timber in Oregon."
Extent: 0:59:48
Item 3.054: Houser, Chet, July 16, 2015 Add to Shelf
Houser describes his life as an Agricultural Economics major and member of ROTC at OSU in the late 1960s, his memories of campus culture during a turbulent era, and his twenty year career as a war planner for the United States Army. Interview conducted in Albany, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Military Experience of Turbulent Times."
Extent: 1:26:38
Item 3.055: Lach, Denise, July 21, 2015 Add to Shelf
Lach reflects on the path that she took to an academic career, her work analyzing the social dimensions of natural resources issues in the Pacific Northwest, and her association with a collection of organizations within OSU including, since 2010, her leadership of the School of Public Policy. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "At the Intersection of Social Science, Natural Resources, and Public Policy."
Extent: 1:22:03
Item 3.056: Loveland, Walter, July 22, 2015 Add to Shelf
Loveland discusses his long career in nuclear science at OSU, his fruitful collaboration with Glenn Seaborg, and various changes that he has observed both on campus and in the community. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Linda Richards. Transcribed video available online: "Of Glenn Seaborg and Super Heavy Elements: A Nuclear Chemist Looks Back."
Extent: 2:02:25
Item 3.057: Borden, Sue, July 28, 2015 Add to Shelf
Borden shares her experiences of learning and working in the sciences, her connection with music culture in Corvallis, and her co-founding and directing of the SMILE program for the first eleven years of its existence. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Creation and Growth of the SMILE Program."
Extent: 1:25:55
Item 3.058: Waymire, Edward, July 29, 2015 Add to Shelf
Waymire describes the major impact that his family made on his life path, reflects on his research in probability theory, and discusses the evolution of the OSU Mathematics department over the past three decades. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Seeing the World in Mathematical Terms."
Extent: 1:45:33
Item 3.059: Starck, Clemens, July 30, 2015 Add to Shelf
Starck recalls his career as a carpenter for OSU and discusses his work as a poet as well. At various points throughout the session, Starck reads some of his favorite poems that he has written, both published and unpublished. Interview conducted in Dallas, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Good Mechanic Can Always Find Work."
Extent: 2:03:20
Item 3.060: Johnson, Becky, August 3, 2015 Add to Shelf
Johnson speaks of her multifaceted association with OSU, including her work as a faculty member in Forest Economics and as an administrator both in Corvallis and as Vice President for the OSU-Cascades branch campus. She also discusses the development of the branch campus during the years of her association and its ambitions moving forward. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Leader for Central Oregon's Four-Year University."
Extent: 1:19:12
Item 3.061: Pratt, Clara, August 4, 2015 Add to Shelf
Pratt discusses her work at OSU in Gerontology as well as her administrative career, which included overseeing the merger of the College of Home Economics with the College of Health and Human Performance. She also reflects on her contributions to the creation of the OSU-Cascades campus and her continuing work in Bend. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Bridging Eras and Disciplines at a Changing University."
Extent: 1:39:00
Item 3.062: Buehler, Knute, August 5, 2015 Add to Shelf
In a follow-up interview to one conducted a year prior, Buehler provides additional details about his experiences in England as a Rhodes Scholar. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "From Baltimore to Oxford."
Extent: 0:32:34
Item 3.063: Ray, Ed, August 5, 2015 Add to Shelf
Interview #2 with President Ray focuses on his administrative career at Ohio State University, his hiring by and introduction to Oregon State University, the strategic planning process that he oversaw during the first year of his presidency, and the roots of the OSU capital campaign (The Campaign for OSU). Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Welcome to Corvallis."
Extent: 1:14:32
Item 3.064: Dollar, Natalie, August 5, 2015 Add to Shelf
Dollar reflects on her research on houseless youth and the community surrounding the Grateful Dead, and also discusses her academic career as a member of the OSU Speech Communications department and as an Associate Dean at OSU-Cascades. Interview conducted in Bend, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Looking Back on a Leap of Faith."
Extent: 1:27:47
Item 3.065: Templeton, Lisa, August 6, 2015 Add to Shelf
Templeton shares her memories of the early years of distance learning at OSU and provides insight into the development of online learning at OSU, including a discussion of the mechanics by which OSU Ecampus operates today. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "OSU Becomes a Leader in Online Education."
Extent: 1:15:29
Item 3.066: Callahan, Darry, August 6, 2015 Add to Shelf
Callahan discusses his undergraduate years as an OSU student in Chemical Engineering, and also recounts his long career at Chevron, his association with the OSU Foundation, and his work as a member of the OSU Board of Trustees. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Lessons Learned from a Lifetime in Industry."
Extent: 1:34:38
Item 3.067: Ray, Ed, August 17, 2015 Add to Shelf
Interview #3 with President Ray focuses on the details of the OSU capital campaign as it unfolded, touching on Ray's personal approach to fundraising as well as several buildings that emerged both from the campaign and from other sources of funding. The session also includes a discussion of reorganization at the university, including the creation of schools within OSU's academic colleges and the implementation of business centers across the campus. The interview concludes with Ray's thoughts on the evolution of the OSU Athletic Department, the formation of the Pac-12 conference, and OSU's athletics rivalry with the University of Oregon . Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Campus Transformed."
Extent: 1:32:54
Item 3.068: Yamada, Russell, August 17, 2015 Add to Shelf
Yamada shares the story of his family, including his mother's experience of being interned during World War II. He likewise discusses his years as an OSU student studying General Science and active in various social movements, and his later career in dentistry. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Science Alum Looks Back with Gratitude."
Extent: 1:31:25
Item 3.069: Rudd, Jim, August 19, 2015 Add to Shelf
Rudd describes his years working as Director of Sales, Promotion and Development for the OSU Athletic Department in the 1970s and early 1980s, his lengthy association with the OSU Foundation, and his efforts as co-chair of the Campaign for OSU. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Enduring Virtue of Competition."
Extent: 1:22:02
Item 3.070: Strik, Bernadine, August 21, 2015 Add to Shelf
Strik reflects upon her career in Horticulture and the research that she has conducted on a wide array of berries. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Berry Expert for Oregon."
Extent: 1:43:03
Item 3.071: Selker, John, August 25, 2015 Add to Shelf
Selker details his work as a member of the Biological and Ecological Engineering faculty, including his research interests in hydrology and his commitment to developing low cost technological solutions to agricultural and environmental challenges in the developing world. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "An Engineer Without Borders."
Extent: 1:47:40
Item 3.072: Bliss, John, August 27, 2015 Add to Shelf
Bliss recounts his career as a faculty member in Forestry, including his work on private forest policy and forest-based rural development, as well as family and community forestry. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Researching the Intersection Between Communities and Forests."
Extent: 1:38:21
Item 3.073: Ray, Ed, August 28, 2015 Add to Shelf
In interview #4, President Ray discusses the evolution of OSU's branch campuses in Bend and Newport, the university's emphasis on internationalization and its partnership with INTO, the continuing importance of the land grant mission and OSU Statewide, the impact of Provost Sabah Randhawa and the development of OSU's Board of Trustees. Ray also reflects on the more personal side of working as a university president and shares his thoughts on the future of OSU. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "The Best is Yet to Come."
Extent: 1:16:36
Item 3.074: Allen, Tom, September 1, 2015 Add to Shelf
Allen shares his memories of many decades work as a botanist and as an artist. In particular, he recounts his studies of plant viruses and also reflects on his pursuits as a painter, his founding of the Oregon Watercolor Society, and his management of the annual Art About Agriculture traveling exhibit. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen and Karl McCreary. Transcribed video available online: "A Life of Applied Imagination."
Extent: 1:18:11
Item 3.075: Nishihara, Janet, September 2, 2015 Add to Shelf
Nishihara discusses her multifaceted affiliation with OSU as the recipient of both a bachelor's and master's degree, and as an employee of the university in multiple departments. The primary focus of the interview is the history of the Educational Opportunities Program, with which Nishihara has been associated since 1981, and the broader push to advance various diversity initiatives on campus. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed audio available online: "Continuing Conversations on Diversity and Educational Opportunity at OSU."
Extent: 1:25:56
Item 3.076: McMullen, Starr, September 4, 2015 Add to Shelf
McMullen reflects on her research in transportation economics, her years chairing Economics during a tumultuous period, the advancement of women academics at OSU and elsewhere, and her experiences as an award-winning fiddle performer. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Of Economics and Fiddling."
Extent: 1:22:58
Item 3.077: Beckman, Joe, September 15, 2015 Add to Shelf
Beckman describes his scientific work in neurodegenerative disease with a particular focus on his search for an effective treatment of ALS. He also discusses his leadership of OSU's Environmental Health Science Center and provides insight into his years as a faculty member at the Linus Pauling Institute. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Leader in the Study of Neurodegenerative Disease."
Extent: 1:24:07
Item 3.078: Fujii, Aya, September 15, 2015 Add to Shelf
Fujii shares her experience of having been interned during World War II, and also speaks of her Home Economics education at Oregon State College, including her memories of "practice babies" in the OSC classroom. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "An Oregon Stater Interned During World War II."
Extent: 1:00:31
Item 3.079: Atchley, Tana, September 15, 2015 Add to Shelf
Atchley discusses her upbringing as a member of the Klamath Tribes, her OSU graduate training in College Student Services and Administration, her work with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, and issues of concern to Native populations across the Pacific Northwest. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "A Role Model for Oregon's Tribal Youth."
Extent: 1:26:43
Item 3.080: Stoller, Kevin, September 28, 2015 Add to Shelf
Stoller reflects on his undergraduate experience as a History and Mathematics double major in the mid- to late-1990s, and his association with the University Honors College as a student and staff-member. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "The University Honors College - Then and Now."
Extent: 1:04:03
Item 3.081: Subramanian, Mas, September 30, 2015 Add to Shelf
Subramanian details his upbringing in India and his career in chemistry, including his accidental discovery of a new form of blue pigment and the impact that this discovery has made in both scientific and commercial circles. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Luck Only Favors the Alert Mind."
Extent: 1:29:49
Item 3.082: Robinson, David, September 30, 2015 Add to Shelf
Robinson recounts his studies in English and divinity, his scholarship on American Transcendentalist writers, and his leadership of OSU's Center for the Humanities. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Growing the Humanities at OSU."
Extent: 1:24:34
Item 3.083: Landforce, Andy, October 6, 2015 Add to Shelf
In this, his sixth interview collected for the project, Landforce shares his memories of his family, his second career as a professional fishing guide, and his philosophies on living a good life. Interview conducted near Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Fishing, Family and Philosophy."
Extent: 1:30:04
Item 3.084: Gunderson, Kevin, October 24, 2015 Add to Shelf
Gunderson, a relief pitcher for the OSU baseball team that won the College World Series in 2006, recalls his experiences as a student athlete at Oregon State with a particular focus on the baseball program's achievements in the 2005 and 2006 seasons. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Gregory Garcia and Chris Petersen.
Extent: 1:16:33
Item 3.085: Kunda, Chris, October 24, 2015 Add to Shelf
Kunda, who played second base for the 2006 national champion OSU baseball team, describes his years as a student athlete and his memories of competing in the College World Series in 2005 and 2006. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Gregory Garcia and Chris Petersen.
Extent: 1:48:27
Item 3.086: Higginbotham, Jack, November 3, 2015 Add to Shelf
Higginbotham shares his memories of working as a faculty member and technician in Nuclear Science and Engineering at OSU. He also provides his perspective on the mission and impact of NASA Space Grant, both at OSU and statewide. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Nuclear Engineer Leads Oregon Space Grant."
Extent: 1:56:51
Item 3.087: Casale, Carl and Kim, November 6, 2015 Add to Shelf
The Casales reflect on their experiences as undergraduate students in Agricultural and Resource Economics, and likewise note the impact that OSU has made in their work as business executives and family farmers. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Of International Business and Precision Agriculture."
Extent: 1:37:13
Item 3.088: Sidor, Larry, November 6, 2015 Add to Shelf
Sidor traces his years as a Food Science student at OSU, his earliest work in the beer industry at Olympia Brewing Company, and his influential involvement in Oregon's craft beer community, first as brewmaster at Deschutes Brewery and later as founder of the Crux Fermentation Project. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Tiah Edmunson-Morton. Transcribed video available online: "From Olympia to Deschutes to Crux: A Brewer's Life."
Extent: 1:54:35
Item 3.089: Shibley, Gilbert, November 10, 2015 Add to Shelf
Shibley discusses his family's deep roots in Oregon as well as his career at the Columbia County Extension Service, including his involvement with Forestry Extension and 4-H programming. Interview conducted in Estacada, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Extension Agent and Family Forester."
Extent: 1:11:41
Item 3.090: Barber, Katy, November 12, 2015 Add to Shelf
Barber shares her recollections of her undergraduate experience as an American Studies major in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and also notes her professional work at Portland State University as a historian of the Pacific Northwest. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "OSU in the early 1990s."
Extent: 1:13:09
Item 3.091: Koretsky, Milo, November 13, 2015 Add to Shelf
Koretsky describes his career as an academic in Chemical Engineering, including his research in engineering education, his development as a teacher, and the role that he has played in growing the MECOP program. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Building a Better Engineer."
Extent: 1:25:38
Item 3.092: Sarman, Taylor, November 16, 2015 Add to Shelf
Sarman details his rural upbringing in northeast Oregon, his ascent into a national leadership role with Future Business Leaders of America, his tenure as student body president at OSU, and his two-year stint as a member of the university's Board of Trustees. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Student Leader for the Twenty-First Century."
Extent: 1:42:15
Item 3.093: Edgerton, Jeff, November 18, 2015 Add to Shelf
Edgerton recounts his undergraduate years as a Microbiology student at OSU, his subsequent work as a technician and microbiologist at Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company, and his career as a brewmaster at BridgePort Brewing Company. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Tiah Edmunson-Morton. Transcribed video available online: "Macro to Micro: A Perspective on Brewing in Portland."
Extent: 1:10:53
Item 3.094: Manore, Melinda, November 30, 2015 Add to Shelf
Manore provides an overview of her career conducting research in Nutrition and Exercise Science, including the years that she spent at OSU as both a doctoral candidate and a faculty member. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "At the Forefront of Nutrition and Exercise Research."
Extent: 1:04:57
Item 3.095: McDaniel, Mina, December 1, 2015 Add to Shelf
McDaniel shares her story of attending OSU as both a bachelor's and masters's degree student in Food Science and Technology, her twenty-five years as a member of the Food Science faculty, and her experiences leading the OSU Sensory Science Laboratory. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "The Memories of an Alumna and Sensory Scientist."
Extent: 1:51:06
Item 3.096: Wrolstad, Ron, December 14, 2015 Add to Shelf
Wrolstad reflects on his student years at Oregon State College as a Food Technology major, his subsequent tenure as a member of the university's Food Science and Technology faculty, and his research on a variety of subjects, including fruit juice adulteration. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Life in Food Science."
Extent: 1:44:15
Item 3.097: Fleming, Justin, December 15, 2015 Add to Shelf
Fleming discusses his studies in Business and his involvement in the Student Sustainability Initiative while an undergraduate at OSU, and also comments on the history and continuing work of the OSU Motorpool, which he now manages. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "A Sustainability Pioneer at the Motor Pool."
Extent: 1:15:37
Item 3.098: Waring, Dick, December 18, 2015 Add to Shelf
Waring outlines his career in Forest Sciences, the evolution of the OSU College of Forestry during his years on faculty, his research on airborne environmental analysis, and his development of models forecasting the ecological impact of climate change. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Building Models of the World's Forests."
Extent: 1:41:13
Item 3.099: Stormshak, Fred, December 22, 2015 Add to Shelf
Stormshak recounts his upbringing in rural Washington state, his education in the Animal Sciences, and his research on animal reproduction while a faculty member at OSU. Of particular interest is Stormshak's discussion of his work on the hormonal causes of same-sex attraction in rams and the controversy that arose from this line of research. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Unravelling the Secrets of Animal Reproduction."
Extent: 1:34:22
Item 3.100: Lawrence, Brent, December 28, 2015 Add to Shelf
Lawrence shares his memories of his work as the Memorial Union's Minority Affairs chairperson during his senior year at OSU, the importance of multiculturalism in his subsequent educational and career pursuits, the seven years that he spent living in New Zealand, and his experiences as a gay man who has lived and worked all over the world. Of particular note are Lawrence's thoughts on the campus climate faced by LGBT students at OSU in the late 1970s. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "Multiculturalism as a Way of Life."
Extent: 1:19:29
Item 3.101: Oxsen, Doug, December 30, 2015 Add to Shelf
In his second interview, Oxsen further discusses his experiences as a member of the Oregon State basketball team and as a fundraiser for the OSU Foundation, including his involvement in soliciting support for the Whyte Track and Field Center. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna. Transcribed video available online: "Raising the Bar for OSU Athletics."
Extent: 1:23:24
Series 4: Interviews, 2016 Add to Shelf
Raw video files for each of the interviews described in this series are available online through the Special Collections & Archives Research Center MediaSpace platform. Transcribed and contextualized versions of specific interviews are available through a dedicated project portal as noted below.
Extent: 19 interviews.
Item 4.001: Yates, Tom, February 10, 2016 Add to Shelf
Yates shares his institutional memories of the early years of university-wide computing at OSU, noting his work as a programmer with the Statistical Computing Department and his association with Information Services, which he directed from 1976-1985. Of particular note are Yates' recollections of the university's first attempts to automate class scheduling and student record-keeping. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna.
Extent: 1:38:32
Item 4.002: Hathaway, Ron, March 10, 2016 Add to Shelf
Hathaway reflects on his thirty-five year career as an Extension agent at the Klamath Basin Reseach and Extension Center, as well as his contacts with a wide variety of OSU colleagues in Corvallis and elsewhere during that time. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Geoff Somnitz. Transcribed video available online: "Klamath Extension Animal Scientist."
Extent: 1:34:32
Item 4.003: Newton, Mike, March 15, 2016 Add to Shelf
Newton discusses his lengthy career at Oregon State as a student and faculty member in the College of Forestry, and provides insight into his research on competition and weed control on the forest floor, including his investigations on the health effects of Agent Orange. Interview conducted in Philomath, Oregon by Mike Dicianna.
Extent: 1:52:20
Item 4.004: Bielenberg, Larry, March 21, 2016 Add to Shelf
Bielenberg recounts his career as an All American wrestler and his later involvement in international wrestling competitions, including his participation on the 1980 U.S. Olympic team that boycotted the Moscow games. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna.
Extent: 2:47:45
Item 4.005: Carter, Margaret, April 18, 2016 Add to Shelf
Carter speaks of her experiences as a graduate student in the OSU College of Education and of her life as a pioneering public servant and social activist. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Janice Dilg. Transcribed video available online: "Carrying Education Wherever You Go."
Extent: 1:02:04
Item 4.006: Cox, Ted, June 7, 2016 Add to Shelf
Cox describes his influential involvement in homebrewing and his founding of the Old World Deli in downtown Corvallis. He likewise speaks of his OSU graduate studies in Education, his memories of coaching women's volleyball at Oregon State during the program's infancy, and his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Belize. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Tiah Edmunson-Morton.
Extent: 1:59:15
Item 4.007: Wright, Dawn, June 10, 2016 Add to Shelf
Wright provides an overview of her life and work as an academic, with particular focus paid to her research mapping the ocean floor, her institutional memories of the Geosciences department at OSU, and her thoughts on the climate faced by communities of color at Oregon State and, more broadly, by women in science. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen. Transcribed video available online: "A Career Spent Mapping the World's Oceans."
Extent: 1:09:18
Item 4.008: Russ-Eft, Darlene, June 23, 2016 Add to Shelf
Russ-Eft outlines her academic training in Psychology, her nearly three-decade long private sector career in program evaluation and training, and her progression as a faculty member in OSU's College of Education. Of particular note are Russ-Eft's thoughts on the university's Community College Leadership doctoral program, and her perspectives on differing modes of learning. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen.
Extent: 1:23:39
Item 4.009: Beilstein, Mike, July 7, 2016 Add to Shelf
Beilstein shares his memories of his undergraduate studies at OSU in Biochemistry and Biophysics, and also speaks of his career as a faculty research assistant in Agricultural Chemistry and Animal Sciences. He likewise comments on his multiple terms in office as a member of the Corvallis City Council. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen.
Extent: 2:17:16
Item 4.010: Pearson, Erwin, July 8, 2016 Add to Shelf
Pearson reflects on his undergraduate years as an Animal Husbandry major at Oregon State College, and provides his institutional memories of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine through the lense of his many years as a faculty member within the college. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen.
Extent: 1:36:07
Item 4.011: Parker, Mike, July 8, 2016 Add to Shelf
Parker provides insight into his work as radio "Voice of the Beavers," with specific attention paid to his association with the OSU baseball program and, in particular, his memories of the program's back-to-back College World Series championships in 2006 and 2007. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Greg Garcia and Mike Dicianna.
Extent: 1:45:07
Item 4.012: Casey, Pat, July 11, 2016 Add to Shelf
Casey outlines his career as head baseball coach at OSU, reflecting specifically on his program's two national titles in 2006 and 2007, and commenting as well on the major themes and philosophies that have defined the program during his years of association. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Greg Garcia and Chris Petersen.
Extent: 0:56:10
Item 4.013: O'Brien, Gloria, July 27, 2016 Add to Shelf
O'Brien discusses her work as a greenhouse technician at OSU as well as her active involvement with the Service Employees International Union local 083. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen.
Extent: 1:12:11
Item 4.014: Stevens, Billie, August 9, 2016 Add to Shelf
Stevens reflects on her career as a 4-H and family development Extension agent working in Crook County and Hood River County. Interview conducted in Hood River, Oregon by Chris Petersen.
Extent: 1:04:32
Item 4.015: Macnab, Sandy, August 9, 2016 Add to Shelf
Macnab shares his memories of his undergraduate and graduate studies at OSU and of his work as an OSU Extension Agent in Sherman County and Wasco County, and likewise shares his observations of community life and socio-economic change in Oregon's dryland wheat country. Interview conducted in Hood River, Oregon by Chris Petersen.
Extent: 1:56:45
Item 4.016: Blanchard, Gary; Bond Starker; and Anna (Starker) May, August 29, 2016 Add to Shelf
Gary Blanchard, Bond Starker and Anna May (Starker's daughter) speak of their close working and family connections with Starker Forests, Inc. They likewise compare and contrast their student experiences as undergraduates in Oregon State's Forestry program, having each attended at very different points in school history. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Mike Dicianna.
Extent: 2:08:41
Item 4.017: McGregor, Jessina, September 7, 2016 Add to Shelf
McGregor traces her undergraduate experience as an honors double degree student in Microbiology and International Studies, and likewise discusses her epidemiological research and other experiences as a member of the OSU College of Pharmacy faculty, working out of the college's campus in Portland. Interview conducted in Portland, Oregon by Chris Petersen.
Extent: 1:05:53
Item 4.018: Mate, Bruce, September 8, 2016 Add to Shelf
Mate discusses his pioneering research on radio tagging and satellite tracking large whale species, and also recounts the history of the Marine Mammal Institute at Hafield Marine Science Center as well as his current involvement in OSU's Marine Studies Initiative. Interview conducted in Newport, Oregon by Mike Dicianna.
Extent: 1:30:04
Item 4.019: Al-AbdRabbuh, Sami, September 13, 2016 Add to Shelf
Al-AbdRabbuh details his upbringing and education in Saudi Arabia and his graduate studies in Industrial Engineering at OSU. He also comments on the environment faced by international students from the Arabic-speaking world who are studying at OSU, and likewise discusses his multifaceted involvement with civic affairs. Interview conducted in Corvallis, Oregon by Chris Petersen.
Extent: 2:01:06
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