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Don Essig Oral History Interview. May 19, 2014

Don Essig Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Mike Dicianna.

May 19, 2014

Location:  Essig residence, Eugene, Oregon.

Don Essig (b. 1938) attended Oregon State College from 1956-1960, graduating with a degree in Elementary Education. Essig went on to a career as a public school teacher and administrator, primarily in the Eugene school system, that lasted for three decades. Since 1967, Essig has also served as the public address announcer for University of Oregon football and men's basketball games. His interview focuses on his undergraduate experience at OSC, his career in education, his experiences as the PA voice of the Ducks, and his unique perspective on the storied athletics rivalry between OSU and UO.