IU Oral History Archive1991-1998ohrc072

A Guide to the Collection of Oral History Interviews at Indiana University Bloomington


Finding aid created by: Finding aid prepared by the staff of the Center for the Study of History and Memory with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Division of Preservation and Access, 2000-2002


Creator Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory
Title: IU Oral History Archive
Dates: 1991-1998
Quantity: 194 interviewsAudio files, transcripts, and collateral materials
Abstract: This project is a compilation of interviews of subjects with strong ties to and memories of Indiana University, primarily at the Bloomington campus, including former students, faculty, and staff, among others. The information spans most of the twentieth century and deals with the administrations under presidents Herman B Wells, John Ryan, Thomas Ehrlich, and Myles Brand. The project occurred in two parts. The first round of interviews was with administrators, trustees, and other high-ranking members of the university hierarchy. The second round of interviews was with senior faculty from a number of departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. The project is a survey of Indiana University's history as a whole including information about various academic departments, athletics, student organizations, campus growth, and the university's growth in the twentieth century. This project was funded by President Emeritus John Ryan.
Location: Interviews are housed in Franklin Hall, Room 0030B. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
Language: Materials are in English
Repository: Center for Documentary Research and Practice

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 194 interviews conducted over 7 years. All interviews consist of audio tapes and typed transcripts, as well as collateral materials.


Restrictions

Usage Restrictions: The archive of the Center for Documentary Research and Practice at Indiana University is open to the use of researchers. Copies of transcript pages are available only when such copies are permitted by the deed of gift. Scholars must honor any restrictions the interviewee placed on the use of the interview. Since some of our earlier (pre-computer) transcripts do not exist in final form, any editing marks in a transcript (deletions, additions, corrections) are to be quoted as marked. Audio files may not be copied for patrons unless the deed of gift permits it, and a transcript is unavailable for that interview. The same rules of use that apply to a transcript apply to the audio interview. Interviews may not be reproduced in full for any public use, but excerpted quotes may be used as long as researchers fully cite the data in their research, including accession number, interview date, interviewee's and interviewer's name, and page(s).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[interviewee first name last name] interview, by [interviewer first name last name], [interview date(s)], [call number], [project name], Center for Documentary Research and Practice, Indiana University, Bloomington, [page number(s) or tape number and side if no transcript; if digital audio and no transcript, cite time when quote occurs].

Acquisition Information

Oral history interviews conducted by the Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory from 1968 to the present, with particular focus on the history of twentieth-century America and the Midwest.


Table of Contents


96-013 Adams, William R. "Dick" May 21, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 32 pages; 2 tapes; index
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Born on February 21, 1923, William R. "Dick" Adams is a native resident of Bloomington, Indiana, who earned his undergraduate degree in zoology from Indiana University in 1944, his masters degree in anthropology in 1949, and joined the faculty of the university in 1955 as a member of the Department of Anthropology. In this interview, he discusses the town of Bloomington, his family's involvement in the stone industry and banking, and his early interaction with Indiana University. In addition, he discusses his various roles as game warden (police officer), anthropologist, zoologist, professor, and banker. Adams speaks of racial problems and crime in Bloomington as they developed in the second half of the twentieth century. Finally, he details the creation of the collection which comprises his bone lab, now under the care of the university.
91-244 Anker, Terry March 31, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 32 pages; 2 audiotapes, 82 minutes; index; and 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Terry Anker, an Indiana University undergraduate and School of Law alumnus, discusses his memories of and involvement on campus. As a former student body president, Anker recalls his many responsibilities and privileges, the people he met, and the difference he made to Indiana University. In addition, he relates personal anecdotes and memories of student life at the university, his life after college, and of his continuing fondness and predictions for Indiana University. Some topics which received emphasis were Anker's impressions of diversity, campus politics, fraternities and sororities, and of the university presidents, John Ryan and Thomas Ehrlich.
91-064 Armstrong, William S. May 29, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 27 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 95 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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William S. Armstrong served as president of the Indiana University Foundation from 1952 to 1983. He also attended Indiana University as an undergraduate. He discusses Indiana University sports and school spirit during his days as a student. When talking about his time with the Indiana University Foundation, he talks about financial aid, donations, and the development of Crest toothpaste.
91-257 Bain, Wilfred C. May 23, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 309 pp.;2 tapes 1 7/8 ips, 103 minutes; index;
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Wilfred C. Bain, born January 20, 1908 and died March 7, 1997, discusses his life experiences prior to arriving at Indiana University. He discusses his childhood, family history, and education. He also discusses his experiences teaching at Houghton College and North Texas State University. He discusses changes made to the IU School of Music degree requirements, early music, jazz, and opera. Finally, he discusses his life and activities since retiring from the university in 1978.
91-213 Bair, Susanne P. October 25, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 audiotape, 1 7/8 ips, 42 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Susanne P. Bair, an Indiana University alumnus at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, relates her experiences at the university in the late nineteen eighties and early nineteen nineties. The first college graduate in her family, Bair describes the process through which she became interested in and studies athletics, physical education, and athletic administration. As the first female student trustee on the board of trustees, she offers a unique insight into Indiana University controversies over retirement plans, homosexuals in the campus ROTC program, and budget cuts.
91-206 Banks, Glenn L. October 8, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 11 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 23 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Glenn Banks, an Indiana University alumnus from the School of Business' class of 1950, came to the university as a World War II navy veteran. In this interview, Banks recalls his days as a student, but emphasizes the issues that the university was dealing with in the nineteen nineties, including financial and budgetary topics, real estate donations, the campus, and the students. A member of the Indiana University Foundation Board, Banks attributes the success and growth of the university to active and dynamic figures such as Herman B Wells and William Armstrong.
91-086 Bannon, William G. March 6, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 25 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 93 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born in 1921, William G. Bannon is an Indiana University alumnus from the class of 1943 and a 1945 alumnus of the Indiana University School of Medicine. After brief service in the United States army, Bannon began a successful career as a physician while maintaining an active association with Indiana University. In this interview, he discusses athletics, African-American students at the university, the importance of fraternities and sororities, and the economy of the state of Indiana. In addition, Bannon speaks of the Indiana University board of trustees of which he was a member for several years.
91-232 Barnett, John Vincent January 13, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 42 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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John Vincent Barnett was born in Lapel, Indiana, in 1912. He left Indiana University in 1933, but without a degree. He briefly describes student life in the early days of the Great Depression and his career after leaving Indiana University. Further, he describes his activities with the Indiana University Alumni Association, his son's education at the Indiana University School of Law, and challenges for Indiana University leadership in the nineteen nineties.
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A beta videocassette of the interview is housed at the University Archive; a VHS videocassette of the interview is held by President Emeritus John Ryan.
91-238 Bash, James February 24, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pages; 1 audiocassette, 43 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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James Bash attended Indiana University School of Law from 1946 to 1949. After graduating, he went to work for Standard Life Insurance Company, remaining there for his entire career. Bash maintained his involvement with Indiana University, serving on the Investment Committee and also acting as President of the Alumni Association from 1982 to 1983. He also discusses his Indiana University School of Law days, what Bloomington was like in the nineteen forties, and changes that have taken place on campus over the past several decades.
91-270 Beering, Steven June 20, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 audiocassette, 50 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Steven Beering was born in Germany and remained in Europe for the duration of World War II, eventually ending up in a displaced persons camp. He moved to the United States, obtained his medical degree, and became a member of the Indiana University School of Medicine faculty in 1969. From 1973 to 1983, he served as the dean of Indiana University's School of Medicine. He comments on current university problems, like "state-funded" universities and financial problems, and on the state of the nation's health care. He also discusses changes in medicine and medical training.
91-212 Bepko, Gerald Lewis October 21, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 26 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 29 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Gerald Bepko, born in 1940, describes his career, which culminated in being named chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). Along the way, he was a law professor, then associate dean, acting, then dean of the law school at IUPUI. Bepko describes the challenges of an urban university like IUPUI. Bepko also describes his own education and early career as an FBI agent.
91-102 Black, Joseph M. May 8, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 40 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born on September 17, 1918, Joseph M. Black is an Indiana University alumnus from the class of 1941 and a 1944 alumnus of the Indiana University School of Medicine. After serving two years in the United States army, Black began a successful career as a physician. In the early nineteen sixties, he was president of the alumni association and has served for over twenty years on the Indiana University board of trustees. Black discusses his relations with Herman B Wells and other Indiana University presidents. In addition, he recalls memories of his days as a student at the university including the days of World War II, the growth of the university, and fraternity life.
91-260 Bluemle, Robert May 23, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 9 pages; 1 tape, 30 minutes; index
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Born on November 6, 1933, Robert Bluemle received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1956 and later earned his MBA from the School of Business. Bluemle then pursued a successful career in law. In this interview, he recalls his days as a student at the university, including his time as student body president. He also speaks of memories of how McCarthyism and its adversaries were active on campus. Throughout the interview, Bluemle emphasizes the wonderful contributions Herman B Wells made to Indiana University and the greatness of Wells' character.
96-014 Boaz, Estella May 10, 1996 May 31, 1996 June 07, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 29 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 120 minutes; index;
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Estella Boaz was a student from 1917 to 1923 and she majored in Spanish with a minor in English. After graduating she taught Spanish in Clayton, New Mexico from 1924-1926. She discusses her childhood and family growing up in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She discusses her time as a student at Indiana University, specifically mentioning football games and classes she attended. She also discusses the impact of World War 1 on campus and her family.
91-074 Bogle, Victor M. August 20, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 22 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 69 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Victor Bogle was an administrator, professor, and director of the Kokomo Extension Center or regional campus, as it came to be known. Bogle discusses Indiana University Kokomo's evolution through the years and the changes it manifested under the administrations of different Indiana University presidents, including Herman B Wells, Elvis J. Stahr, and John Ryan. In addition, he speaks of the relationship between the Kokomo campus and that of Indiana University in Bloomington. The interview also includes information about bureaucracy and campus agitation with regard to Indiana University Kokomo.
91-209 Bolinger, Donald J., II October 13, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 18 pages; 1 audiocassette, 47 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Donald Bolinger is a second generation Indiana University grad. After receiving his BA, he also received his law degree from Indiana University in 1982. Always interested in politics, Bolinger served as the student body president during his third year of law school. He discusses his time as an undergraduate and law student, focusing on his professors and the experiences of himself and his friends. After law school, Bolinger returned to Kokomo to practice law. He also teaches at Indiana University's Kokomo campus.
96-021 Borkenstein, Robert F. August 22, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 30 pages; 2 tapes; index; article
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Born on August 31, 1912, Robert F. Borkenstein was chair of the Department of Criminal Justice until 1970. He was one of the founders of the study of this area at Indiana University. He discusses the development of the criminal justice field, and recalls many of the important changes the field has undergone including the development of breathalizer testing, blood alcohol testing, the Miranda decision, and DNA evidence. Some of the most prominent institutions in this interview are the Indiana State Police, the Indiana State Police Academy, Northwestern University, Indiana University, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
91-065 Braden, Samuel May 6, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 20 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 67 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Samuel Braden received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in economics and remained with the university for over forty years. He was a professor and administrator at Indiana University Bloomington from 1937 to 1967 and then moved on in the same capacity to Indiana University Southeast. He also talks about the state university system, the growth of Indiana University regional campuses, and the changes that have taken place at Indiana University over the last thirty years.
96-015 Brooks, John W. June 6, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 38 pages; 2 tapes; index; newsletter and speech
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Born on October 24, 1943, John W. Brooks came to Indiana University in 1962 on a track scholarship and stayed to earn his undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Brooks then began his career working the Department of Financial Aid at Indiana University and progressed through various positions to his current job as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the university. Brooks speaks of his many experiences at Indiana University as an African-American including those involving racism, segregation, integration, interracial dating, and the Civil Rights Movement. In addition, Brooks speaks of his involvement in the fraternity, Omega Psi Chi, and the environment of the community of Bloomington, Indiana. He also discusses the minority students at Indiana University, the Groups program, and the development of plans for the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center. He cites Herman Hudson and Jimmy Ross as two colleagues who exerted much positive influence at the university.
91-076 Burton, Robert E. September 5, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 56 minutes; index
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Robert Burton came to Indiana University during World War II to be the Assistant Cashier and Ticket Manager. He quickly took on the job of Assistant to the Controller and stayed in this position until his retirement in 1989. He discusses how Indiana University has changed over the years, the different presidents, changes in the student body, influential personalities, and memorable events.
91-255 Byrd, Cecil May 16, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pages; 1 audiocassette, 35 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Cecil Byrd obtained his masters and doctoral degrees from Indiana University in the late nineteen thirties, and early nineteen forties. He remained at the university as a curator, eventually becoming the university librarian. He discusses his memorable professors and classes, the growth and changes at the libraries, the changes in the university over time, and the highlights of his career.
91-256 Caress, Mark April 22, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 18 pages; 1 audiocassette, 42 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Mark Caress received his BA from Indiana University in 1948 and stayed involved with the university for many years thereafter earning an advanced degree, as a teacher, and as president of the Indiana University Alumni Association. He went on to a career in baking, serving as a bank president for 20 years. Caress discusses the differences between undergraduate and graduate life, Indiana University presidents, the campus atmosphere after World War II, and what he sees in the future for Indiana University.
91-275 Carmichael, William P. June 16, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 9 pages; 1 audiocassette, 18 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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William Carmichael attended Indiana University from 1961 to 1965. After receiving his BA, he went on to law school and ended up working for an accounting firm doing tax work. Carmichael discusses what the university's campus was like in the nineteen sixties and some of the student activism on campus. He also talks about the connections he's had to Indiana University since graduation, including the membership on the board of several School of Business organizations and his involvement with the Indiana University Foundation.
91-280 Carmony, Donald July 12, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 34 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 119 minutes; index; obituary from Indianpolis Star, obituary from Indiana Daily Student
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Donald Carmony, born January 18, 1910, in Shelby County, Indiana and died February 14, 2005. He discusses his experience growing up in Indiana and his education background. He goes into detail about his experiences as a professor at Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Bloomington campuses. Further, he discusses his time as Academic Dean for all Indiana University extension centers. Lastly, he discusses his personal teaching philosophies.
91-060 Carter, Byrum E., Jr. May 10, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 26 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 81 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born on March 3, 1922, Byrum E. Carter worked at Indiana University from 1947 until 1987 in the capacity of political science professor, assistant dean of faculties, dean of the college, and chancellor of the Bloomington campus. Carter discusses the impact of veterans in the student population after World War II, the growth of the university and its graduate programs, and campus politics. In addition, he speaks of campus controversy as exemplified by the 1969 boycott and the Ballantine Lock-In. Carter recalls Indiana University under the administrations of Herman B Wells, Elvis J. Stahr, and John Ryan.
91-221 Clapacs, J. Terry November 22, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 37 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born on November 26, 1943, J. Terry Clapacs is an Indiana University alumnus from the class of 1965 and a 1968 graduate of the School of Business. In this interview, he discusses his years as a student and his career as an administrator at Indiana University. Until 1976, Clapacs was the contract manager, then he became the director of university physical facilities, then vice president of facilities, and finally, the vice president for administration. He discusses memories of major events during his years as a student including the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Vietnam War.
91-246 Clarke, Brian Goodwin April 13, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 10 pages; 1 tape, 22 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born on November 9, 1956, Brian Goodwin Clarke is an Indiana University alumnus from the early nineteen eighties and a former student body president. In this interview, he recalls his years as a student at Indiana University in the mid nineteen seventies; during this time he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and has many positive memories of his experiences with Greek life. In addition, Clarke comments on his efforts and accomplishments as student body president.
96-004 Clüver, Claus February 16, 1996 April 1, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 61 pages; 4 tapes; index; curriculum vitae
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Born on October 25, 1932, Claus Clüver came to Indiana University from Hamburg, Germany from 1957 through 1959, and permanently in 1964, to help found the Department of Comparative Literature. Clüver served in several positions including associate instructor, lecturer, associate professor, and full professor of comparative literature. In addition, he helped to begin overseas studies programs through Indiana University in Hamburg, Germany and in São Paulo, Brazil. In this interview, Clüver discusses the development and history of comparative literature and his involvement in the creation of the Interarts Studies Program at Indiana University. He speaks of international students at the university, racism, campus changes, changes in enrollment, and some of the effects of the energy crisis on the university. Finally, some of the names prominent in Clüver's interview and in the field of comparative literature are Horst Frenz, Ulrich Weisstein, Mary Ellen Solt, and Clifford Flannigan.
91-226 Cohen, H. Daniel December 2, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 41 minutes; index
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Daniel Cohen, born in 1937, speaks from his perspective as the chancellor of Indiana University at South Bend about the regional campus system. He emphasizes South Bend's growth as a campus center and its distinctiveness; for example, the majority of Indiana University at South Bend's student body consists of nontraditional students. This contributes to the uniqueness of the education and student services that Indiana University at South Bend offers. In addition, Cohen speaks of the effects of tuition increases on this regional campus.
91-254 Collins, Dorothy May 16, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 36 pages; 2 tapes, 100 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born on October 11, 1912, Dorothy Collins came to Indiana University in 1939 to pursue doctoral studies. Instead, she married Ralph Collins and worked in a variety of capacities at the university, including work in what became the Collins Living-Learning Center with her husband, the Kinsey Institute, and for several Indiana University presidents. She worked especially closely with Elvis J. Stahr and Herman B Wells, specifically in the capacity of ghost-writing speeches. In this interview, Mrs. Collins recalls many influences on the university such as the McCarthy era, university growth, the issues pertaining to minority and female students, and the administration.
91-084 Crooks, Edwin W. February 28, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 51 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born on July 29, 1919, Edwin W. Crooks received his business doctorate from Indiana University in 1959. Less than an decade later, he returned to Indiana University and began what would become a twenty-year long career as the director, dean, and then chancellor Indiana University Southeast. In this interview, Crooks discusses the growth of the regional campus system, especially that of Indiana University Southeast. Included is a comparison of the Bloomington campus and the Indiana University Southeast campus. Crooks mentions significant personalities with regard to Indiana University Southeast including George Pinnell and Sam Braden.
91-200 Cross, Patrick September 23, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 38 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Patrick Cross received his BA from Indiana University in 1987 and returned to campus in the early nineteen nineties to obtain his JD. He was president of the student body from 1986 to 1987. Cross talks about campus activism in the nineteen eighties, especially issues involving South Africa. He also discusses his tenure as student body president and what it was like to serve on the search committee for Indiana University's new president. He finishes up by talking about his career after graduation and his experiences attending law school at Indiana University.
91-278 Daly, Walter Joseph June 27, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 43 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Walter Joseph Daly was born in Michigan City, Indiana, in 1930. His family moved to Muncie, Indiana, when he was 3. Daly attended Indiana University starting in 1947 and majored in zoology as a pre-medical school subject. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine, did a residency, served in the army, and did research before joining the Indiana University School of Medicine faculty. In 1970, he became chair of the department of internal medicine and dean of the school in 1983. He reflects on the mission of Indiana University and its medical school, the university's presidents, the cost of tuition and the cost of health care.
91-075 Danielson, Donald C. August 29, 1991 October 4, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pages; 3 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 76 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born on December 3, 1919, Donald C. Danielson received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1942. After service in the United States navy and a long and successful career as a businessman, and continuing involvement in alumni affairs, he became a member of the Indiana University board of trustees. Danielson was a trustee from 1959 until 1980 and was chair of the board of trustees for eleven of those years. Danielson recalls memories of his days as a student including anecdotes illustrating the empathy and spirit of Herman B Wells. In addition, Danielson discusses how the administrations of Indiana University presidents have differed. He also speaks of the difficult transition from president Joseph Sutton to president John Ryan.
91-258 Day, Harry May 18, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 26 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 82 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Harry Day came to Indiana University in 1940 as a chemistry professor and remained at Bloomington for the rest of his career. Day tells the story of the discovery of Crest toothpaste. He also talks about the changes that have taken place at the University since the nineteen forties, the development of the chemistry department, the effects of national events, like the Civil Rights Movement, on Indiana University, and the different Indiana University presidents and their legacies.
91-105 Doninger, Clarence H. May 5, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 46 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Clarence Doninger, born in 1935, recalls his lifelong association with Indiana University: his undergraduate degree in 1957 and law degree in 1960, involvement in the Men's Club, Varsity Club, athletic committee, and Alumni Association, and finally his tenure as athletic director, starting in 1991. He reflects on his own days as a student, changes in university in the last half of the twentieth century, and the complexities of intercollegiate sports under the NCAA.
91-205 Dunn, Oscar October 7, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 35 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on June 21, 1914, Oscar Dunn was a student at Indiana University from 1932 until he graduated in 1936, after which he began a long and successful career with General Electric. Dunn relates some anecdotes of his days as a student and some experiences with Herman B Wells, whom he credits with great wisdom and spirit. In addition, Dunn discusses Indiana University's tremendous growth in the nineteen seventies while remembering the harder days of the Great Depression. He also speaks of the important actions and successes of the Indiana University Foundation.
91-269 Dutton, Clarence Benjamin "Ben" June 20, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 21 pages; 2 tapes, 75 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Clarence Benjamin "Ben" Dutton, born on May 31, 1917, earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Indiana University in 1938 and his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in 1940. After service in the United States Navy, Dutton returned to Bloomington to teach in the Indiana University School of Law for a few years, after which he set up his own law practice in Indianapolis. He recalls his years as a student, detailing some effects of the Great Depression and issues such as housing and laundering clothes. In addition, he discusses changes on the Indiana University campus, the era of McCarthyism, World War II, and his relations with Herman B Wells. Dutton also speaks of the efforts of the Indiana University alumni association.
91-133 Dye, James July 28, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 21 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 72 minutes, index, 1 VHS
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James Dye attended Indiana University from 1949 to 1953. After graduation he served as a real estate officer in Korea and went to work in real estate and construction. His university connection continued and he was appointed to the board of trustees. He discusses the search for President Ehrlich, his impressions of past and present presidents, the relationship between research and teaching, and how Indiana University has changed over time.
91-103 Earnhart, Don B. May 7, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 12 pages; 1 7/8 ips, 38 minutes, index, 1 VHS
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Don B. Earnhart attended Indiana University as an undergraduate, graduating in 1949. He then went to work as an accountant for the Inland Container Corporation, owned by the Krannert family. The Krannerts planned to give money to Indiana University after their deaths and Mr. Earnhart became the administrative trustee of the Krannert Charitable Trust, which gave millions of dollars to the university. Earnhart also remained directly involved in the university himself, serving as director and treasurer of the Indiana University Foundation. In addition to this, he discusses university funding and the changes that have taken place on campus.
96-027 Edmondson, Frank K. October 30, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 72 pages; 3 tapes; index; journal
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Frank K. Edmondson earned his undergraduate degree in 1933 and his masters degree in 1934 from Indiana University. After earning his Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard, he joined the Indiana University Department of Astronomy in 1937, and became chairman of the department in 1944, a position he held until 1978. He speaks of his academic roots at Seymour High School, his experiences at Indiana University, and his use and/or association with the Lowell, Harvard, Goethe Link, and Kirkwood observatories. In addition, Edmondson speaks of many of the leading figures in the field of astronomy, including Henry Norris Russell and Wilber Cogshall, and he discusses the development and changes undergone by the Indiana University Department of Astronomy. He recalls the effects of Sputnik on this field and his involvement with associations such as the National Science Foundation, or NSF, and the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, or AURA. Finally, he recalls his experiences and interactions with many people at Indiana University including Herman B Wells and Alfred Kinsey.
91-233 Ehrlich, Thomas January 25, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 57 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Thomas Ehrlich was born in Massachusetts and attended Harvard Law School. Despite his legal background, he held a variety of jobs including assistant to the undersecretary of the state, president of the Legal Services Corporation, and head of the Foreign Aid program. He became president of Indiana University in 1987. Ehrlich discusses his presidential agenda, preference for a "responsibility-centered" management style, Indiana University's Indiana University regional campuses, the financial situation at the university, and the conflicts over teaching versus research.
91-216 Eichhorn, Friedrich November 8, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 22pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 39 minutes; index
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Friedrich Eichhorn, born October 16, 1930 in Gary, Indiana, was a student at Indiana University Northwest and Indiana University Bloomington. Upon graduation from law school, he returned to Gary to work in a law firm and eventually became a senior partner. He discusses his time at both Indiana University Northwest and Indiana University Bloomington as well as his time serving on the Board of Trustees.
96-032 Eisenberg, Paul January 30, 1997 February 6, 1997
CreatorKraemer, Peter Not transcribed; 3 tapes, 155 minutes
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Paul Eisenberg joined the Indiana University faculty in 1966 as a member of the Philosophy Department, where he served until 1997. In this interview, he discusses the developments of and his experiences with the Philosophy Department, especially emphasizing his years as department chair. Eisenberg also speaks of his early life and his education, in addition to his teaching views and practices. Finally, he discusses the faculty council.
91-215 Eissler, Donald November 9, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 26 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 66 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Donald Eissler, born on October 12, 1930, is a 1952 graduate of Indiana University and veteran of the Korean War. In this interview, he discusses his memories of the university and the growth and changes the university has experienced. A former student body president, Eissler relates anecdotes about campus politics, Greek life, athletics, and various figure who exerted significant influences on his life, including Herman B Wells, Christian Jung, and Gretchen Kemp. In addition, he praises Indiana University's School of Music, especially because of the education it afforded his son, David Eissler, a successful singer. Eissler also discusses problems and positive aspects of Indiana University through time, and he speaks of the university's administration.
91-107 Elliott, Byron Kauffman June 1, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 54 minutes; index
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Byron K. Elliott was born in Indianapolis in 1899. He attended Shortridge High School there and then went to Bloomington to attend Indiana University. He went to law school at Harvard University, then returned to Indiana, where he was chief deputy prosecutor in Marion County before he was elected to the Indiana Superior. Elliott then went on to work for the American Life Convention, a life insurance association, and then went to the John Hancock Life Insurance Company. Elliott also describes his work with the Indiana University Foundation and reflects on the changes in the university since his student days from 1917 to 1920.
91-281 Elliott, Peggy September 12, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 10 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 30 minutes; index
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Peggy Elliott, born in Matewon, West Virginia on May 27, 1937, was both a student and faculty member at Indiana University. She discusses her time as a female student with children in the 1970s, her work as an administrator at Indiana University Northwest, and the challenges of being a female chancellor. Also she discusses changes to Indiana University Northwest under her leadership and Indiana University Northwest's relationship to the Indiana University system.
91-268 Fay, Leo June 7, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 26 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 83 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Leo Fay arrived at Indiana University in 1952 as a professor in the School of Education. He discusses his experiences setting up educational systems in Thailand on behalf of the university. He also talks about his university career, his service on the faculty council, the changes that have taken place in education since the nineteen fifties, Indiana University's different presidents, and the qualities that make a good university.
96-40 Ferrell, Robert February 13, 1998
CreatorSheehan, Steven 43 pages; 3 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 2 hours, 50 minutes; index
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Robert H. Ferrell discusses his tenure as a professor at the Indiana University Department of History. He describes how his experiences as a soldier in World War II made him interested in studying history. He talks about his graduate experience at Yale and his mentor, Samuel Bemis. He describes the writing of his dissertation, and other publications after that. He talks about people he knows in the history department, and contacts with other historians in the United States. He describes the importance of being a good teacher as well as a good scholar, which he feels are inseparable despite the push in universities today where scholarship and publishing are valued far above teaching skills. He speaks of the declining quality of students since the 1960s. Finally, he speaks of the reasons for his retirement.
91-241 Finkel, Carol Lee Drevno March 8, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 22 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 21 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Carol Lee Finkel, née Drevno, was born in Chicago in 1926. She lived there and in Providence, Rhode Island, before coming to Indiana University in 1944. She describes her student days at Indiana University including her School of Music recitals, memorable classes and instructors, and post-World War II changes on campus. After her 1948 graduation, Finkel continued her involvement with the university through alumni association activities and the education of her four children. She describes her post-graduation career as a musician and owner of a wholesale automotive distribution business.
96-035 Fisk, Milton T. February 28, 1997
CreatorKraemer, Peter Not transcribed; 3 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips; 2 hours, 50 minutes; no index
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Milton Fisk, born February 15, 1932, discusses his early life and education. He discusses becoming interested in philosophy, studying abroad, teaching it, and how its concepts have changed. He talks about comming to Indiana University (IU) and his first impressions and how its changed. He speaks of his involvement in radical politics including the faculty union and collective bargaining at IU.
91-080 Fletchall, Eugene D. October 23, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 50 minutes; index
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Eugene D. Fletchall, born on August 19, 1908, attended Indiana University as an undergraduate from 1926 to 1929 and returned a few years later to complete both his undergraduate degree and his law degree, which he earned in 1934. A distinguished alumnus, Fletchall recalls his days as a student at Indiana University with respect to student life, Greek life, the Great Depression, and athletics. In addition, he describes his relations with and anecdotes about influential figures at Indiana University, including William Lowe Bryan, Ward G. Biddle, Herman B Wells, and Hoagy Carmichael. Fletchall also discusses his participation in Phi Gamma Delta, the student union board, and later in life, the Indiana University alumni association.
91-125 Flock, Kurt Lee July 16, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 40 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on August 20, 1953, Kurt Flock is a 1977 Indiana University alumnus and former student body president who discusses his student experiences in this interview. He recalls aspects of campus politics and the impact of the Vietnam War on the university. In addition, Flock cites examples of controversy on campus including co-educational housing. Flock was also extensively involved in the Indiana Student Association and was actively involved with theIndiana Daily Student. A professional in the area of real estate, Flock gives the credit for his successful career to the broad-based education he received at Indiana University.
91-109 Forbes, J. Thomas June 16, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 31 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 87 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Thomas Forbes in an Indiana native who received his BA from Indiana University in the nineteen eighties. He served as the student body president and discusses the work he did in this capacity and the changes that he witnessed during the Ehrlich administration. He spends the bulk of his interview discussing cultural diversity, the Center on Philanthropy, and the different campuses of Indiana University.
91-128 Frick, David Rhoads July 20, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 37 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1944, David R. Frick is a 1966 Indiana University alumnus and former student body president who discusses some of his student experiences in this interview. He speaks of the effects of the Vietnam War on campus and the repercussions of events such as the John F. Kennedy assassination. In addition, he talks of campus politics in the nineteen sixties and his involvement as the student body president. A successful attorney, Frick continued his involvement with Indiana University through continuing participation in the alumni association.
96-028 Gaber, George October 31, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 36 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 118 minutes; index
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Born on February 24, 1916 in New York, New York, Gaber accepted a position as music professor with the university. Gaber discusses his education and experience as the son of immigrants growing up in the Lower East Side. He discusses his time at Juilliard Conservatory, his experiences in his early career as a percussionist, and his transition to professor in 1960. He also discusses his development of the percussion curriculum in the music school. Finally, he gives details about his experience retiring from the university and what he has done post-retirement.
91-126 Gambill, Christopher Brett July 17, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 24 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 72 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Christopher Gambill, born on September 30, 1957, is a 1979 Indiana University alumnus and 1983 graduate of the Indiana University School of Law. In this interview, he speaks extensively about his days as a student. He discusses residence halls, Greek life, campus life, campus politics, and campus controversy. Two examples of controversy on the Indiana University campus included the heated contention surrounding draft registration and the bringing of Jane Fonda to campus to speak about economic democracy. As a former student body president and married student, Gambill presents a unique perspective and experience regarding the previously mentioned issues and the administration of Indiana University. The interview includes excerpts describing Gambill's association with many important people, such as Jimmy Carter, Jane Fonda, and Gwendolyn Carter.
91-252 Garrison, Paul C. May 9, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 9 pages; 1 audiocassette, 17 minutes; index
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Paul Garrison received his masters in education from Indiana University in the nineteen thirties. He remained with Indiana University as a professor and served as president of both the Alumni Association and the School of Education Alumni Association. He also discusses the changes that have taken place at Indiana University since the nineteen thirties.
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91-068 Gates, Robert June 14, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 39 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Robert Gates attended Indiana University as an undergraduate from 1938 to 1942 and then received his law degree in 1949. He began practicing law but remained involved with university life, serving as a trustee for twenty-one years and as president of the Union Board. Gates discusses the challenges of funding and maintaining state schools, the development of programs, and the impact that the nineteen sixties had on Indiana University's campus.
96-001 Geduld, Harry January 23, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 25 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 78 minutes; index
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Born on March 3, 1931 in London, England, Harry Maurice Gould served as faculty member in the Engish Department and Comparative Literature Department. Harry discusses his family background, his experiences as a Fulbright Scholar at IU and as in instructor starting in 1962. Additionally, he discusses the development of Film Studies courses on campus and his tenure as Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature from 1990-1996.
91-235 Gentile, Arthur February 15, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 audiocassette, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Arthur Gentile is a botanist who ended up being a professor and administrator at Indiana University-Kokomo, where he served as vice-chancellor and acting chancellor. He discusses the future of Indiana University-Kokomo, financial problems and concerns, teaching versus research, and important qualities of a university president.
96-019 Gerrard, Charlotte June 25, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 24 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips; 73 minutes; index
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Born in Stamford, Connecticut on March 10, 1928, Dr. Charlotte Gerrard, was a French professor and continued in the position until her retirement. She discusses cultural changes she obserrved in her time at the university, her teaching philsophosies and research areas, and the development of the Strasbourg Study Abroad Program. Further, she discusses the community that developed among faculty in the department and both postive and negative moments teaching.
91-108 Getz, George F., Jr. June 5, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 7 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 20 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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George Getz, born on January 4, 1908, discusses his involvement with the Arthur R. Metz Foundation which led to a place on the Indiana University Foundation Board. He speaks of how Herman B Wells and Bill Armstrong urged him to participate in the Indiana University Foundation, and tells of some of the general changes the foundation has undergone since he first became active on the board in 1964.
96-030 Gibbons, Helen E. November 13, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter Not transcribed; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 85 minutes
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Helen Gibbons, born 1929, was a business education professor at IU and IUPU-FW from 1957 until her retirement in 1981. She speaks about her education and interest in business before become a faculty member. She enjoyed observing and helping the student teachers, and discusses teaching methods, students, and other aspects of her career both in Bloomington and Fort Wayne.
91-204 Gilliatt, Neal October 7, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 43 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on December 24, 1917, Neal Gilliatt is a 1939 Indiana University alumnus. In this interview, he discusses his memories of the university from his student days. He speaks of how the Great Depression and World War II affected Indiana University. In addition, he recalls student life at the university in the late nineteen thirties and the changes the campus has since undergone. Gilliatt also relates his memories of Herman B Wells, William Lowe Bryan, and Alfred Kinsey. Finally, Gilliatt, a member of the Indiana University Foundation Board beginning in 1972, discusses the function of the foundation and the need for funding to support continued excellence at Indiana University.
96-012 Gilman, Alan B. March 16, 1996
CreatorCarmony, Donald 36 pages; 1 tape; index, 1 VHS
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Alan B. Gilman attended Indiana University at South Bend from 1948 to 1950, earned his undergraduate degree in history from Indiana University at Bloomington in 1952, and received his MBA from the Indiana University School of Business in 1954. In this interview, Gilman discusses his years growing up in South Bend, Indiana, his years as an undergraduate at Indiana University at South Bend, and charismatic teachers he had at that institution, including Rosemary Daugherty and Dee Perguson. In addition, he discusses Indiana University regional campuses, nontraditional students, and his time at Indiana University at Bloomington. After college, Gilman went on to a long and unusually successful career in business, which began when the Lazarus chain recruited him right after the completion of his last degree.
91-089 Gilman, Alan B. March 26, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 51 minutes; index
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Born in 1903, Alan B. Gilman was a 1952 alumnus of Indiana University who also earned his M.B.A. from the Indiana University School of Business in 1954. He speaks of his years as a student and his memories of Indiana University. After being recruited by Lazarus upon graduation, Gilman embarked on a long and successful career as a businessman. He discusses the changes Indiana University has undergone through the years and his continuing involvement with the Indiana University Foundation Board and the dean's advisory committee. In addition, Gilman speaks of his association with F. Lee Benz, John Mee, Bill Armstrong, and Herman B Wells.
91-222 Glaubinger, Lawrence November 20, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 11 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 25 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Lawrence Glaubinger received his BA from Indiana University in 1949, after serving in World War II. He went back to school more than twenty-five years later to receive his business degree. He maintained his connection to Indiana University, serving as an Indiana University Foundation Board member. Glaubinger discusses the changes that have taken place at Indiana University, Herman B Wells, and what he believes the university's mission should be.
91-096 Gonso, Harry April 23, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 20 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 56 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Harry Gonso attended Indiana University as an undergraduate from 1966 to 1970. He played on the football team and discusses balancing his classes and athletics. Right after graduation, he attended Indiana University School of Law and then went into practice in Indiana. Gonso had remained involved with Indiana University, serving on the board of trustees from 1976 until the time of this interview.
91-130 Grabianowski, Mary July 23, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 38 minutes; index
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Mary Grabianowski attended Indiana University from 1968 to 1972. While there, she served as the first female student body president. She discusses the protests that occurred during her time on campus, the Black Student Union protests, her career in politics and as a teacher after graduation, and the changes that have taken place at Indiana University.
91-131 Gray, James W. July 24, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 39 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on June 3, 1960, James W. Gray is a 1982 Indiana University alumnus who also graduated from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1985. He recalls his years as a student, especially his involvement in Greek life as a member of Phi Kappa Psi and his participation in campus politics. Gray discusses his role as the vice president of the Indiana University Student Association and his assumption of the student trusteeship on the Indiana University board of trustees. He also speaks about his experiences with various Indiana University courses and the issue of funding. In addition, Gray talks about the merits of prominent figures in the university's history including John Ryan, Herman B Wells, Dick Stoner, and George Pinnell.
91-236 Gray, Judith F. February 21, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 21 pages; 1 tape, 58 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Judith F. Gray, born on June 27, 1942, is a 1966 alumnus of Indiana University. In this interview, she recalls her years as a student at Indiana University. Included are memories of her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, the assassination of president John F. Kennedy, and athletics at Indiana University. Later in her life, Gray became very active in the alumni association; after holding various chairs in the alumni council, she was elected president of the alumni association. After her presidency, she actively participated in the Woodburn Guild. Some of the Indiana University personalities who figure prominently in Gray's interview are Herman B Wells, Thomas Ehrlich, and John Ryan.
91-240 Gray, Moses W. March 4, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 tape, 40 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on April 13, 1937, Moses Gray attended Indiana University on a football scholarship from 1957 until approximately 1961. In this interview, he discusses the directions his career has taken, from being a New York Jet to a lifelong career with General Motors, and his continuing involvement with Indiana University. He recalls his years as a student at the university and the racism he experienced as well as the exposure to academic and athletic excellence. He is working in the area of fundraising to promote the development of the Neal Marshall Black Culture Center at Indiana University to increase understanding among students, and between students and professors. Gray also speaks fondly of Herman B Wells and of his own involvement with the Indiana University Foundation.
91-094 Grohsmeyer, Frederick A., Jr. April 16, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 18 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 60 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Frederick Grohsmeyer, a psychologist and professor who graduated from DePauw University, was born on April 7, 1923. In this interview, he speaks of his days teaching at Earlham College and how this experience led him into active involvement in the creation of Indiana University East. Grohsmeyer discusses the planning and development of Indiana University East, the building and managing of this regional campus, and his views on teaching versus administration. He discusses the positive aspects of Indiana University East and the Indiana University regional campuses, especially their attraction to nontraditional students.
91-106 Gros Louis, Kenneth R.R. May 20, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 20 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 56 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1936, Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis was a professor and administrator at Indiana University beginning in 1964. In this interview, he speaks of his experiences at Indiana University. He first came as a member of the English Department and then served several administrative positions, including deanships, and served as chair of the English department. He recalls the university in the turbulent nineteen sixties and the protests relating to the Vietnam War and minority rights. In addition, Gros Louis discusses some of the tension and differences which occurred between the faculty and the administrators. He talks of his experiences under different presidents including Elvis J. Stahr, Joseph Sutton, and John Ryan.
96-024 Hagstrom, Stanley October 02, 1996 October 15, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 63 pp.; 4 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 235 minutes; index
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Stanley Hagstrom, professor of chemistry and computer science, was born on November 30, 1930 in Lincoln Nebraska. He discusses his time as a student at Iowa State University, his tenure as a chemistry and computer science professor, and a research scientist for Lockheed Research Labs in Palo Alto. He also discusses the difficulties of academic marriages, his wife's career, and retirement.
91-117 Haley, Thomas R., III June 25, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 25 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 79 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1961, Thomas R. Haley III is a 1984 alumnus of Indiana University and 1987 graduate of the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis. In this interview, He speaks of his years as a student at Indiana University and his involvement in campus politics. After serving as an Indiana University Student Association senator during his undergraduate years, Haley was appointed to be the student trustee on the Indiana University board of trustees from 1985 to 1987. He discusses the rights and responsibilities of this position and its connection to Indiana state politics. Haley also speaks of the Schools of Law in Bloomington and Indianapolis. Some of the central figures in this interview are Dick Stoner, John Ryan, and Thomas Ehrlich.
91-062 Harrell, Charles E. May 22, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 23 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 20 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Charles Harrell was born in Bloomington in 1911, was a student at Indiana University from 1929 to 1933, and again from 1934 to 1936, when he attended Indiana University School of Law. Harrell worked for Indiana University in the registrar's office, culminating in being the registrar himself, from 1954 to 1967. Harrell was secretary of the board of trustees from 1967 until his retirement. Harrell also reflects on changes in the university, its administration, and its future.
91-098 Hartley, Joseph April 29, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 29 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 99 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Joseph Hartley became a full professor at Indiana at the age of 32. He remained with the university for the rest of his career as a professor and also, as the associate dean of faculties and as Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs. Hartley discusses IUPUI, Indiana's business and law schools, diversity, Indiana University regional campuses, and student protest movements.
91-217 Helmke, W. Paul, Jr. November 10, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 26 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 64 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on November 24, 1948, Paul Helmke is a 1970 alumnus of Indiana University who later attended Yale Law School. In this interview, he discusses his years as a student at Indiana University and his involvement in campus politics. A former student body president, he speaks of campus unrest during the late nineteen sixties including protests against the Vietnam War, protests against the tuition increase, and the Ballantine Lock-In. In addition, Helmke recalls campus life and his involvement with Greek life and activities at Indiana University. Of special interest are Helmke's stories of his friends and classmates from Yale Law School, Bill and Hillary Clinton.
91-227 Hill, Emita December 3, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 20 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 56 minutes; no index, 1 VHS
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Emita Hill obtained her Ph.D. in French and taught in New York City for many years before taking a position at Indiana University Kokomo. While there, she worked as a professor and eventually became the chancellor. Hill discusses her conversations with Tom Ehrlich, her work at Indiana University Kokomo and that campus's characteristics, finances and funding, and her opinions on the role of women in academia.
91-118 Hine, Maynard K. June 29, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 42 minutes; no index, 1 VHS
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Maynard Hine served as chairman of the Oral Pathology and Periodontology of the Indiana University Dental School, Dean of the Dental School, and the IUPUI Chancellor. He discusses his involvement in the dental profession and dental teaching. He also talks about the growth of IUPUI and his experiences there, and what it was like working under different administrations.
91-087 Holmquest, P. Stuart March 13, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 18 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 67 minutes; no index, 1 VHS
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P. Stuart Holmquest received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1937. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he went to work in the glass business. He eventually became chairman and chief executive officer of Brockway. Holmquest maintained his connection with Indiana University serving as an Indiana University Foundation member and as Advisory Council member. He discusses his undergraduate experiences at Indiana University, his service on Indiana University boards, the university's financial concerns, and the challenges facing minority and international students.
96-41 Hudson, Herman April 10, 2001
CreatorMarsh, Elisabeth 29 pages; 2 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 120 minutes; pamplete on testimonial dinner for interviewee; interviewee resume; history of the Dept. of Afro-American studies
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Herman Hudson, 1923 - 2003, served as dean of Afro-Americans Affairs (1970 - 1981) and founded and chaired the Department of Afro-American Studies (1970 - 1972, 1981 - 1985). He discusses his educ++ation and teaching experience in Afghanistan prior to coming to IU. He explains how he established the department of Afro-American Studies, the recruiting of minority faculty, and efforts to build a Black Culture Center on campus. He discusses his retirement and continued interest in the Department of Afro-American studies.
91-077 Huffman, Vernon Richard September 18, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Vernon Huffman was born in Mooreland, Indiana, in 1914. He grew up and attended school in and near New Castle, Indiana, before coming to Indiana University in 1932. Huffman describes his involvement in college sports and fraternity and campus life. He also describes his career as a professional baseball player, manager of a dairy, and in the FBI. Subsequent to getting a law degree in 1940, Huffman continued his involvement in Indiana University with its alumni organizations.
91-095 Irwin, Glenn W. April 22, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 54 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Glenn Irwin attended Indiana University from 1938 to 1944, obtaining his undergraduate and medical degrees in only six years. He remained at Indiana University as a professor and administrator, serving as Dean of the Medical School, Chancellor of IUPUI, and vice president of Indiana University Indianapolis. He discusses his medical training, his administrative work, and the development of IUPUI.
91-203 Jacobs, Barbara B. October 7, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 11 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips., 23 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Barbara Mae Jacobs, née Barrow, was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1926. She came to Indiana University in 1944 and graduated in 1948. She describes her education in home economics, her short career in education, and her family life in Cleveland, Ohio. She also describes her work on the board of the Indiana University Foundation, its fundraising efforts, and university funding in general. She also reflects on the greater role women have taken in politics and other areas of the public arena.
91-115 James, Daniel June 5, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 18 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 12 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Daniel James was born in Logansport, Indiana, in 1905. He earned a bachelor's degree at Indiana University from 1923 to 1926 and a law degree from 1926 to 1929. He describes his student days at Indiana University, memorable professors, his legal career in New York City after graduation, and his work with the Indiana University Foundation.
91-120 Jasper, Paul G. July 7, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 11 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 35 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on December 15, 1908, Paul G. Jasper first came to Indiana University as an undergraduate in 1927 and earned his law degree in 1932. He speaks of his career as a attorney and, at one time, member of the Indiana Supreme Court. In addition, Jasper recalls the effects of the Great Depression on campus life. After service in World War II, he was again active in the Indiana University alumni association and the varsity club. He is also a member of the distinguished alumni association. Jasper played varsity football and basketball during his years as a student. Finally, he discusses the effects of financial difficulties at Indiana University.
91-265 Jennette, Noble S., III May 31, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 tape, 30 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Noble Stevenson Jennette III, born on May 20, 1953, attended Indiana University from 1974 through 1978, and completed his degree in 1980. A former student body president and United States Navy veteran, he was very active in campus politics and social issues. Jennette recalls student protests and anger over being cut out of the decision-making process at Indiana University. He speaks about the campus in the nineteen seventies and some of the leaders he had contact with including John Ryan, Robert O'Neil, and Steve Danzig.
96-010 Johnson, Steve May 9, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 29 pages; 2 tapes; index
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Steve Johnson earned a masters degree in mathematics in 1972, a masters degree in computer science in 1977, and a Ph.D. in computer science in 1983, all at Indiana University. In 1984, he was hired to be a computer science professor at Indiana University. In this interview, Johnson speaks of the differences between the study of mathematics and computer science, the development of computer science and the Indiana University Department of Computer Science, and some problems that have occurred with this department. In addition, he cites some people who have influenced the university's Department of Computer Science including Dean Morton Lowengrub, Stu Shapiro, Mitchell Wand, and others.
91-083 Jones, Frank B. February 6, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 23 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 102 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Frank B. Jones, born on April 3, 1923, came to Indiana University as a freshman in 1942 and, after three and a half years of service in the United States Army during World War II, returned to Indiana University to complete his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He then remained at the university to work in the alumni office for over forty years. In this interview, Jones speaks of his days as a student with regard to World War II and campus housing. In addition, he emphasizes the activities of the alumni office such as the organization of the Mini University, or alumni continuing education, and alumni family camps like Shawnee Bluffs. He also speaks of his association with Alice Nelson, Herman B Wells, and George Heighway, among many others.
91-082 Kampen, Emerson November 22, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 40 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Emerson Kampen, born on March 12, 1928, is a graduate of the University of Michigan who was appointed to the Indiana University board of trustees and later, to the Purdue board of trustees. In this interview, he discusses the nature of his involvement with these two boards, and the similarities and differences between them. Kampen speaks of his reorganization of the Indiana University retirement plans and the garnering of funding in association with the Indiana University Foundation. In addition, he discusses his ideas on various political issues and political concerns.
91-242 Keck, William H. March 14, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 19 pages; 1 tape, 51 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on August 15, 1919, William Keck is a 1941 alumnus of Indiana University. He served for five years in the United States military during World War II before returning home to southwestern Indiana where he worked at his family's Ford car dealership. Later in life, he became an active member of the Indiana University Foundation. Keck speaks of his days as an Indiana University student, recalling memories of his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta, and his activities as a student baseball manager. In addition, he speaks of World War II, university growth, and the ROTC program at Indiana University. Some of Keck's anecdotes include his friends, Dick Stoner, Claude Rich, and many others.
91-114 Kelley, E. W. June 4, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 49 minutes; index
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E. W. Kelley graduated from Indiana University in 1939. He remained involved with the university and with Bloomington, serving on a variety of boards and owning real estate in Bloomington. Kelley discusses his business career, his belief in the importance of internationalism on college campuses, and his opinions about Indiana University presidential leadership.
96-003 Kendall, Martha B. "Bonnie" February 6, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 36 pages; 2 tapes; index
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Martha B. "Bonnie" Kendall, born on July 9, 1943, came to Indiana University in 1968 and went on to earn both her master's and doctoral degrees in anthropology. In this interview, she speaks of her childhood with extremely conservative, racist parents, a high-quality high school education in San Diego, and her eye-opening undergraduate years at the ultra-conservative College of William and Mary. Kendall discusses her field of anthropology and some of her negative experiences with the anthropology faculty at Indiana University, both as a student and as a fellow faculty member. She speaks of campus protests, effects of the Kent State University Massacre, the unfairness of associate instructorships, and the teaching versus research debate, especially in the context of her years teaching at Vassar College. In addition, Kendall discusses the negative changes in students' attitudes over the years. Some of the mentors and colleagues she speaks of are Carl Voegelin and Alan Merriam.
91-112 Kettler, Edgar June 16, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 19 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 63 minutes; index
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Edgar Kettler, born February of 1923 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, attended Indiana University Bloomington from 1946-1948. Kettler discusses his experience serving in the Air Force during WWII and his decision to attend Indiana University upon his return. He discusses the atitude and atmosphere on campus post-WWII, his time at the Business School, and his personal relationship with Herman B. Wells. Lastly, he discusses his membership in the Alumni Association, his appointment to the Board of Trustees, and involvement with the IU Foundation.
91-274 Kimberling, Jack June 6, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 35 minutes; index
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John "Jack" Farrell Kimberling, born on November 15, 1926 in Shelbyville, Indiana, was an alumnus of Indiana University Bloomington and the Indiana University Law School. He discusses his experiences on campus, as well as the changes pre- and post- WWII. Also, he discusses the V-12 program during World War II and the Navy during the Korean War, Lastly, he mentions his time on the IU Foundation Board of Directors and his time as a visiting professor for the Law School.
96-022 Kimmel, Pauline Ellis April 30, 1996
CreatorCarmony, Donald 27 pages; 1 tape; index; recollections
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Born on May 14, 1911, Pauline Ellis Kimmel came to Indiana University in 1929 and earned her undergraduate degree in 1933 in home economics. During her undergraduate years, she worked in the Audio Visual Department and in connection with the Department of the Extension division, and continued working there after her graduation until 1941. In this interview, Kimmel recalls her duties in the Audio Visual Department, the purpose of the department, and the changes it manifested through the years. She touches on some effects of the Great Depression and discusses the use of lantern slides and the film library in Indiana state schools for educational purposes. Kimmel also speaks of the men for whom she worked, including Hugh Norman, Robert Cavanaugh, and Walter Bittner.
91-237 King, Jay February 22, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 audiocassette, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Jay King attended Indiana University beginning in 1972. He was a student senator and student body president. He discusses these involvements in student government. He also talks about articles he wrote for the IDSabout John Ryan's presidency. After leaving Bloomington, Kind ended up working as a coin dealer and a businessman.
91-239 Kirkwood, Walter B. March 4, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 10 pages; 1 tape, 25 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1930, Walter B. Kirkwood is a 1952 alumnus of Indiana University who served for two years in the United States Air Force during the Korean War before returning to the United States to begin a successful business career. He recalls his years as a student, discussing his involvement in Greek life, specifically with his fraternity, Sigma Nu, campus politics, and the impact of World War II veterans on campus. Later, Kirkwood actively participated in the Indiana University alumni association. In addition, he speaks of IUPUI, the financial problems facing the university, and his association with Herman B Wells and John Ryan.
91-271 Kivett-Jenson, Ruth June 22, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 tape, 47 minutes; index
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Born on June 16, 1919, Ruth Kivett-Jenson is a 1939 alumnus of Indiana University who recalls her years as a student at the university in this interview. She speaks of the effects of the Great Depression, discusses campus life, entertainment, such as the Jordan River Review , smoking on campus, and events including the Kinsey marriage classes. Later in life, she became involved in the Indiana University alumni association. This pattern of active participation mirrored her involvement as a student in the Association of Women Students, or the AWS, of which she was the president during her senior year at the university.
96-031 Klotman, Phyllis R. November 20, 1996 April 7, 1997
CreatorKraemer, Peter 54 pages; 4 tapes; index; retirement celebration pamphlet
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Born on September 9, 1924, Phyllis R. Klotman joined the Indiana University faculty in 1970 and served as professor and in other capacities until 1996. She taught Afro-American studies, film studies, and women's studies in addition to serving as Indiana University's first affirmative action officer and as dean for women's affairs. Klotman also was the founder and longtime director of the Black Film Center/Archive. In this interview, she discusses racism, African-Americans, minority students, female faculty, anti-Semitism, and minority enrollment at Indiana University. In addition, Klotman details the creation and development of Afro-American studies at the university, especially in the context of the Department of English.
96-037 Kroll, William April 12, 1997
CreatorKraemer, Peter not transcribed; 3 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 160 minutes
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William H. Kroll of the Indiana University Department of Radio and Television discusses family and educational background, Department of Telecommunications, WTIU/WFIU, teaching, and Radio/TV Services
91-116 Kruzan, Mark June 18, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 32 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 107 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1960, Mark Kruzan is a 1982 Indiana University alumnus and former student body president who discusses his years as a student in this interview. He speaks of his involvement in student government and campus politics, especially through the Indiana University Student Association. Some of the controversies he dealt with involved tuition increase protests, funding for the Black Student Union, and campus safety. After graduation and earning his law degree from Indiana University, Kruzan was elected as an Indiana state representative beginning in 1986. He discusses the Indiana state legislature, Indiana state politics and economy, and how each of these topics relates to and affects Indiana University.
96-029 Lane, N. Gary November 6, 1996 November 14, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter Not transcribed; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 60 minutes
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N. Gary Lane, born 1930, recalls his education in geology and paleontology, and his early objectives in the field. He first began teaching in the early sixties at UCLA, and moved to IU in the early seventies. He speaks about his interest in paleontology, teaching at universities, and the way students have changed during his career. He became chair of the department in the early eighties and discusses hi role in that position, including hiring and tenure processes.
91-229 Lanham, Charles E. December 9, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 36 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on March 10, 1932, Charles Lanham is a 1954 Indiana University alumnus. In this interview, he speaks of his experiences as a student in the early nineteen fifties. He discusses Greek life, campus life in general, and the effects of the Korean War on Indiana University. Lanham recalls the requirement of enrolling in ROTC and his three years of service in the United States Air Force. In addition, he speaks of his involvement with the Indiana University Foundation, the university's continuing financial struggles, and his thoughts of and association with John Ryan, Herman B Wells, and Thomas Ehrlich.
91-225 Lantz, Joanne B. December 2, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 20 pages; 1 tape; index, 1 VHS
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Born on January 26, 1932, Joanne Lantz received her Master's degree in 1957 from Indiana University at Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, or IPFW. After a successful career as both a professor and an administrator, she became the chancellor at IPFW. In this interview, Lantz discusses the Indiana University Indiana University regional campuses, with a special emphasis on the development and details of IPFW. In addition, she speaks of the influences and effects of the Vietnam War and financial problems on Indiana University campuses.
91-091 Lash, Donald R. March 27, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 19 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 44 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Donald Lash received his BA from Indiana University in 1937 and then remained at the university for two more years in order to get a master's degree in political science. Lash was also an excellent athlete; he held the world record in the two mile, was the national cross-country champion for seven years, and was a member of the United States track team at the Berlin Olympics. After graduation, Lash became a state police officer and then an FBI agent, specializing in firearms. Lash maintained his ties with Indiana University, serving as a trustee and then representing the university's interests as a state legislator. After retiring from the bureau, Lash started his own real estate business. When discussing his time at Indiana University, Lash mentions funding issues, the impact of the Vietnam War on the university's campus, and what the campus was like during his undergraduate days.
91-100 Loftman, Guy R. May 8, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 67 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on August 23, 1945, Guy R. Loftman is a 1967 alumnus and graduate of the Indiana University School of Law. A self-proclaimed hippie, Loftman recalls his days as a student at Indiana University in the turbulent nineteen sixties. Very active in campus politics and student government and a former student body president, he crusaded for the abolition of women's hours and was strongly against the Vietnam War. Loftman speaks of racism and its appearance in Greek life and the state of Indiana in the nineteen sixties. Groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, and the Progressive Reform Party play large roles in Loftman's characterization of the nineteen sixties in southern Indiana. In addition, he speaks of the draft and his experiences as a attorney in Bloomington.
91-104 Lofton, Thomas M. May 14, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 53 minutes; index
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Thomas Lofton finished his undergraduate years at Indiana University and then graduated from the Bloomington Law School in 1954. He then spent one year clerking for Justice Sherman Minton of the United States Supreme Court. Lofton next spent three years as a member of the JAG Corps during the Korean War. He then settled in Indianapolis, working for a law firm. Lofton maintained his Indiana University ties, acting as president of the Indiana University Men's Club, president of the Law School Alumni Association, and as a board member of the Indiana University Foundation. At the time of the interview, Lofton was vice-chairman of the Lilly Endowment. In addition to his career experiences, Lofton discusses Herman B Wells and his experiences at Indiana University Bloomington's School of Law.
91-208 Long, Clarence W. October 11, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 52 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on April 17, 1917, Clarence Long is a 1939 alumnus of Indiana University. In this interview, he recalls his days as a student at the university in the late nineteen thirties. He discusses the events leading up to World War II and how they impacted the students of Indiana University. Long also speaks of his association with Herman B Wells, Otis Bowen, and Carroll Christenson. He then discusses the growth and changes that Indiana University has undergone. In addition, he speaks of his involvement as a member of the university board of trustees throughout most of the nineteen seventies.
91-067 Lucas, Robert A. June 13, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 25 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 93 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Robert Lucas received his BA from Indiana University in 1943. After serving during World War II, he returned to Bloomington in 1946 in order to attend law school. Lucas discusses what life was like on campus after World War II. He then details his continued involvement with the University and what the groups to which he belonged accomplished during his tenure. Lucas was Union Board President, on the board of trustees, a member of the Higher Education Commission and the Indiana University Foundation, and the President of the Indiana University Alumni Association.
96-039 Lundin, Leonard January 26, 1998
CreatorFerentinos not transcribed; 3 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 170 minutes; March 1999 issue of Newsletter of the Indiana University Russian and East European Institute
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Leonard C. Lundin was a professor of History at Indiana University (1937-1977). He discusses Indiana University Presidents Herman B. Wells and William Lowe Bryan, World War II, and Finland.
91-223 Mays, William G. November 23, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 21 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 71 minutes; index
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Born in 1945, William G. Mays is a 1968 Indiana University alumnus who received his MBA degree from the university in 1973. He went on to establish his own multi-million dollar business. Mays speaks of his days as a student at the university in the nineteen sixties and his experiences with racism, fellow African-American students, and the Greek system. In addition, he recalls the assassination of president John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, and the repercussions of both. A recipient of the distinguished alumni award, Mays has been involved with the Indiana University Foundation.
91-088 McKinney, Frank E., Jr. March 24, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 30 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 106 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1938, Frank E. McKinney is a 1961 Indiana University alumnus and 1962 graduate alumnus as well as an Olympic medal-winning swimmer. He came to Indiana University with the renowned swimming coach, Jim Counselman; with the blessing and help of Herman B Wells, they built up the best swimming program of the Big Ten universities. A former member of the Indiana University board of trustees, McKinney discusses his thoughts on the governance, academic schools, and administration of Indiana University. In addition, he speaks of his initiation of architectural planning committees on the Indiana University campuses. Finally, McKinney comments on his ideas as to the relationship between the American economy and the future of Indiana University.
96-002 Meier, Robert John January 30, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 33 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 29 minutes; index
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Robert Meier, born in 1934, describes his career as an anthropologist and professor of anthropology at Indiana University. He also describes his boyhood and university education in Wisconsin and army service in the south Pacific.
91-070 Merritt, Lynne June 18, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 19 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 68 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Lynne Merritt began teaching chemistry at Indiana University in 1948 and remained a professor at Bloomington until his retirement forty years later. Merritt discusses his work at the University with chemistry and computing and the administrative positions that he held, like Associate Dean of Faculties and Vice President and Dean of Research and Advanced Studies, while at Indiana University Bloomington. Merritt also discusses different president, particularly Joe Sutton, the changes that have occurred on the campus, and the impact of wars on life at Indiana University Bloomington.
96-026 Michael, Marion Bankert October 8, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter Not transcribed; 3 tapes, 135 minutes
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Marion Bankert Michael discusses acting, her education at the University of Pennsylvania, feminism, and her association with St. Cloud University in Minnesota. In addition, she recalls Indiana University history from 1971 to 1996, specifically that of the Indiana University Departments of Speech and Theater. Finally, Michael discusses R. Keith Michael and addresses the subject of tenure.
96-016 Michael, R. Keith June 12, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 52 pp.; 3 tapes , 1 7/8 ips, 147 minutes; index[Number of pages, index; 16 bit/44.1 kbs .wav; Number of minutes-convert hours to minutes-e.g. 1 hour 12 minutes is 72 minutes]
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R. Keith Michael, professor of theatre, was born on November 16th, 1930 in Muncy, Pennsylvania. He served as the first Chair of the Department of Theatre and Drama from 1971 until his retirement in 1996. Keith discusses his background and education, time in the Navy, and his arrival at Indiana University in 1971. Also, he talks about the changes made in the Department of Theatre and Drama under his tenure as Chair. He discusses fundraising for the department and staffing issues encountered while he served as Chair. Lastly, he recalls his memories of teaching and discusses his retirement.
91-218 Miller, Jeanne S. November 16, 1993 15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 47 minutes; index
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Jeanne Miller attended Indiana University from 1943 to 1948. After her undergraduate studies she attended the Law School in Bloomington, graduating in 1948. In 1971 she was appointed to the Indiana University Board of Trustees, serving until 1974. In this interview she discusses campus and Bloomington during World War II, her experience as a female student in law school, her appointment to the Board of Trustees, and her experiences since.
91-210 Miller, Steven A. October 18, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 18 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7'8 ips, 40 minutes; index
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Stevan A. Miller, born in Indianapolis in 1948, was a student at Indiana University from 1966- 1970. He served as Treasurer for the University in 1990. He recounts his experience at the university in the 1960s, the anti-war protests on campus, and his time in the MBA program. Lastly, he touches on the changing relationship between the city of Bloomington and the university from the 1960s to the 1990s.
91-219 Miller, Thomas M. November 12, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 11 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 13 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Thomas M. Miller, born on March 2, 1930, was a student at Indiana University in the late nineteen forties who went on to a long and successful career in the area of banking. In this interview, he speaks of his days as a student, placing particular emphasis on the presence of veterans on campus and the impact of the Korean War. Actively involved with the activities of the Indiana University Foundation, Miller discusses funding issues and his ideas about the faculty research debate.
96-009 Millisen, Robert May 8, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 35 pages; 2 tapes; index
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Robert Millisen came to Indiana University in 1937 as a professor and later administrator in the speech pathology division of the Department of Speech. Prior to this, Millisen discusses his experiences at Creighton College, Simpson College in Iowa, and the University of Iowa. He also speaks of the Great Depression, his father's career as a railroad engineer, and how he entered the field of speech pathology. In addition, he recalls the creation of a speech pathology residence clinic at Indiana University, and the dedication and funding provided by the sorority, Psi Iota Xi, for the creation of speech services for handicapped children in the state of Indiana.
91-202 Mitchell, Frederick Pence October 6, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Frederick Mitchell, born on November 20, 1926, began his education at Indiana University in 1948 and received his undergraduate degree in 1953 after two interruptions for United States military service in the Merchant Marines and the army, respectively. A former student body president, he was actively involved in campus life through student government, and membership in his fraternity, Sigma Nu, and the Sphinx Club. In addition, Mitchell discusses the impact of veterans, the Korean War, World War II, and hazing on Indiana University. He also speaks briefly of his relationship with Herman B Wells.
91-099 Mitchell, Thomas J. May 1, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on October 21, 1922, Thomas J. Mitchell is a 1949 alumnus of Indiana University who began studying at the university in 1942. After serving three years in the United States Air Force during World War II, he returned to Indiana University in 1946 to complete his undergraduate degree. In this interview, Mitchell discusses his days as a student at Indiana University and makes comparisons to his children's experiences at the university thirty years later. In addition, he speaks of the changes that Indiana University has undergone, the effects of World War II, transportation, and athletics at Indiana University. He also discusses his successful career as an insurance agent and how his education and experiences at Indiana University helped him to achieve occupational success.
91-093 Mohr, William H. April 15, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 22 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 82 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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William H. Mohr, a alumnus of Indiana University at Bloomington of the class of 1979, went on to attend and receive his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine at Indianapolis in 1983. Extremely involved in student government, he was a member of the student athletic board and the Board of Aeons. In addition, he held the student trusteeship position on the Indiana University board of trustees for one term. Mohr recalls his memories of his student days at Indiana University at Bloomington and the summer courses he took at Indiana University at Kokomo. Several people exerted considerable influence on Mohr during these years including Eugene Cortis, Steve Halkovich, and George Pinnell.
91-273 Morrow, Joseph T. June 16, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 10pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 18 minutes; index
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Joseph Morrow was born in Huntington Indiana on December 6, 1930. He attended Indiana University starting in a1954 for undergraduate and law school. He discusses his time working as a law clerk for Judge Luther Swygert after law school, his tenure at a law firm in Hammond, Indiana, and his career change into the banking business. Morrow recounts his time on campus during the civil rights era, changes on campus and in Bloomington, as well as his time serving on the IU Foundation Board.
91-207 Mosbacher, Georgette October 7, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 19 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 48 minutes; index
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Georgette Mosbacher was born January 16, 1947 in Hammond, Indiana. She attended Indiana University from 1965-1969 graduating with a degree in radio and television. After college, she moved back to Highland, IN before moving to California to start a career as an entrepreneur. Finding success in her business, she went on to become an author and political advisor serving on the Republican Party Executive Council and the Advisory Commission on Trade and International Negotiations under President George Bush and President Bill Clinton. She discusses her experience as a student and her time on the Indiana University Foundation Board.
91-124 Motherwell, Joseph July 16, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 21 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 79 minutes; index
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Joseph R Motherwell, born November 6, 1958 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, attended Indiana University- Fort Wayne from 1979- 1987. While working full-time for Nipsco utlity company of Northern Indiana, Motherwell attended class over an 8 year period, the last two of which he served in student government. After graduating from Indiana University Fort Wayne, he attended law school on the Indianapolis campus from 1988- 1991. In this interview, Motherwell discusses what it was like working full-time and going to school, his time serving in student government, and his tenure as a member of the Board of Trustees. Lastly, Motherwell discusses his career plans after graduating from law school.
91-072 Mulholland, John Dowsley "Jack" July 29, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 18 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 51 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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John Dowsley "Jack" Mulholland was born in Rochester, New York in 1927. He describes his career in the corporate world, during which time he moved to Evansville, Indiana. After three years there, he was recruited by Indiana University to come to Bloomington. There, he held the positions of assistant vice president of financial affairs and treasurer between 1972 and 1992. Mulholland also taught accounting and worked with community and alumni groups. He reflects upon the reputation and purpose of Indiana University and the role of higher education in general.
96-033 Nakhnikian, George February 2, 1997
CreatorKraemer, Peter 32 pages; 2 tapes; index
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Born on November 12, 1920, George Nakhnikian joined the Indiana University faculty as a member of the Philosophy Department in 1968 and served there until his retirement in 1988. In this interview, he recalls his childhood as an Armenian in Bulgaria and his immigration to the United States. Nakhnikian also discusses his participation in World War II, his use of the GI Bill to complete graduate school and his quick rise to chairmanship of the Department of Philosophy at Wayne State University. In addition, he recalls his undergraduate years at Harvard University and his coming to the Indiana University Department of Philosophy. Nakhnikian discusses departmental tensions, his years as chair, and the growth of the department.
91-127 Nash, John Arthur July 17, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 54 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born in 1938, John A. Nash is a 1960 Indiana University alumnus who went on to earn his MBA from the Indiana University School of Business. After serving a year and a half in the United States army, Nash went on to a long and successful career in finance. In this interview, he recalls his years as a student at Indiana University including campus life, minority students, and his involvement in campus politics which culminated in his election to the presidency of the student body. Nash speaks of his participation in the Little United Nations Assembly, or LUNA, during his undergraduate years. In the years after graduation, he became involved in the Indiana University alumni association and Hoosiers for Higher Education. He recalls the assassination of president John F. Kennedy and cites his views of the regional campus system at Indiana University. He was influenced by Byrum Carter, John Mee, and Herman B Wells.
91-224 Nelms, Charlie December 1, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 21 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 60 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born on September 11, 1946, Charlie Nelms earned his graduate degree from Indiana University in 1971 and completed his doctorate at the university in 1976. After working at the Indiana University Northwest campus for several years and at several other college positions in other states, Nelms returned to Indiana in 1987 to serve as chancellor of Indiana University East. In this interview, he speaks of his years as an Indiana University student, African-American students, experiences of racism, and his development of the Foster Quad Black Student Association. In addition, he speaks of his work at the City University of New York, its experimental open admission system, and the importance of the Indiana University Indiana University regional campuses. Finally, Nelms discusses the financial problems facing higher education, the teaching vs. research debate, and his proposed resolutions to these problems.
91-266 Nicholson, Edward A. June 2, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 tape, 42 minutes; index
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Born on April 25, 1940, Edward A. Nicholson discusses his work at Indiana University, specifically at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, or IPFW. At IPFW, he served first as vice chancellor, and then chancellor of that regional campus. In this interview, he discusses the difficulties and complications that arose due to the fact that IPFW was under the joint control of Indiana University and Purdue University. He speaks of the different philosophies and policies of each of these universities and the implications for IPFW. In addition, Nicholson discusses the strengths and many positive aspects of the Fort Wayne campus and the influence of specific university presidential administrations, especially that of John Ryan at Indiana University.
91-263 O'Neil, Robert M. May 24, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 19 pages; 1 tape, 56 minutes; index
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Born on October 16, 1934, Robert M. O'Neil discusses his close early connections to and similarity with Thomas Ehrlich. O'Neil eventually served as the vice president of Indiana University from 1975 to 1980, and then continued into a long and successful career as an administrator and law professor. In this interview, O'Neil speaks of his years at Indiana University and the issues of capped enrollment in the School of Business, minority students, and the continuing academic strength across many disciplines at Indiana University. In addition, he speaks of John Ryan and shares a few interesting stories of Herman B Wells.
91-063 Orescanin, Danilo May 23, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 32 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 97 minutes; index
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Danilo Orescanin completed his Master's degree at Indiana University in 1954 and his doctorate in 1960 in the area of business administration. He went on to a long and successful career which included both teaching and administration at the university level. For example, Orescanin was assistant to the president under Joseph Sutton, vice president for university relations, and many other high-level administrative posts, some of which took him to four of Indiana University's regional campuses. In addition, he continued to teach intermittently and, toward the end of his career, focused solely on teaching in Indiana University's School of Business. In this interview, Orescanin discusses his role in setting up a School of Business at the University of Dacca in Bangladesh through Indiana University, his philosophies of education, different Indiana University presidential administrations, and campus changes.
91-228 Palmer, Judith December 6, 1993 July 20, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 39 pp.; 3 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 122 minutes; index[Number of pages, index; 16 bit/44.1 kbs .wav; Number of minutes-convert hours to minutes-e.g. 1 hour 12 minutes is 72 minutes]
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Judith Palmer, born April 2, 1948 in Washington, IN, is an Indiana University Bloomington Alumni and attended Indianapolis Law School from 1968-1973. While attending school Palmer worked in state budget agency. She served as executive assistant to Govern Otis Bowen from 1977 to 1981. Palmer eventually ended up back at IU as special assistant to President John Ryan. In this interview she discusses Indiana University in the 1960s, IU Law School, her time in state government, and changes IU has undergone since the 1960s.
91-220 Parrish, Susan November 15, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index
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Susan Parrish, born in Marrietta, GA in 1947, served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees for Indiana University. In this interview she discusses her experience with the Peace Corps in pre-revolution Ethiopia, her education at West Georgia College, and her arrival in Bloomington in 1976. She also discusses her experiece as Secretary of the Board of Trustees, and speculates on what the financial crisis of the 1990s meant for Indiana University.
91-078 Pebworth, Robert September 25, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 75 minutes; index
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Robert Pebworth attended Indiana University Bloomington from 1927-1932, serving as editor of the Daily Student newspaper. He discusses the atmosphere during this time and his involvement with the university band and its development as the Marching Hundred, Also, he discusses his tenure as President of the Alumni Association in 1957.
91-249 Popoff, Frank April 20, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 11 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 37 mminutes; index
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Frank Popoff attended Indiana University where he recieved an A.B. in Chemistry and an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
96-025 Pozzatti, Rudy October 4, 1996 October 14, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 73 pp.; 4 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 235 minutes; index; interviewee's CV; copy of Rudy Pozzatti: American Printmaker
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Rudy Pozzatti, born on January 14, 1925 in Telluride, Colorado was a professor of fine arts starting in 1956. He discusses his experience in World War II with the 659th Field Artillery Battalion, his education at University of Colorado, Boulder, and coming to Indiana University in 1956. Further, he discusses his printmaking, development of the printmaking program, sculpture, his work with students, and his current projects.
91-262 Pratter, Harry May 23, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 29 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 105 minutes;index
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Born August 17, 1917 in Kiev, Ukraine, Harry Pratter was a professor of law at Indiana University Bloomington. In this interview he discusses his childhood, education, and arrival at Indiana University. He recounts student protests and riots on campus in the late 60s and early 70s, and discusses the impact of McCarthyism on the university. Further, he discusses the controversy over the Kinsey Institute.
96-007 Prosser, Franklin April 15, 1996 April 17, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 51 pp.; 4 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 200 minutes; index
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Born July 4, 1935 in Atlanta, GA, Franklin Prosser arrived in Bloomington as a post-doctoral student in the Chemistry Department under Professor Harrison Shull. Prosser was involved in the development of the IU Computing Center and the Department of Computer Science where he served as Director of Education. In this interview he discusses the development of the curriculum for the Department of Computer Science and the struggles to have the program recognized and accepted by other departments. Also, he discusses the process of tenure in the Department of Computer Science and shares his thoughts on the ethics of emerging technologies.
96-011 Purdom, Paul W. May 16, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 39 pages; 2 tapes; index
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Born on April 5, 1940, Paul W. Purdom came to Indiana University in 1971 as a professor and member of the faculty of the Department of Computer Science. A graduate of California Institute of Technology, he discusses the development of the field of computer science and the creation and development of the Department of Computer Science at Indiana University. Purdom speaks of departmental enrollment trends, funding issues, and the fight for the establishment of a Ph.D. program in computer science at Indiana University. In addition, Purdom mentions recent departmental issues including tenure and tensions.
91-230 Rand, Leon December 17, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 31 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Leon Rand, born in 1930, served as chancellor of Indiana University Southeast beginning in 1986. He speaks of other experiences in his career, including his years at the University of Detroit. Rand discusses the history of Indiana University Southeast, its campus, and its service to a student population consisting of a majority of nontraditional students. In addition, he speaks of problems associated with decreased funding, the opportunities and advantages of distance education, and the Indiana University regional campuses in general. Finally, he speaks of the Indiana Commission on Higher Education and its role and impact in the state of Indiana.
91-277 Rawald, Ronald July 6, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 14 pages; 1 tape, 48 minutes; index
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Ronald Rawald, a 1986 Indiana University alumnus, speaks of his years as a student at the university. A former student body president, he became intensely involved in student government and campus politics. He worked actively in the Indiana University Student Association, and through this involvement, testified in the Indiana General Assembly. As student body president, Rawald felt he made a significant impact on the issue of the high university cost for student health care with a compromise resolution he proposed, which was adopted. Rawald cites Harvey C. Bunke and a class Bunke taught as major life influences.
96-034 Reichmann, Eberhard February 3, 1997
CreatorKraemer, Peter Not transcribed; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 40 minutes; no index
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Eberhard Reichmann discusses his career as a professor of German in the Indiana University Department of German. He speaks of his experiences and the requirements of teaching, and of teacher training.
96-020 Remak, Henry H. H. July 19, 1996 July 21, 1996 July 25, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 77 pages; 7 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 380 minutes; index
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Henry H. H. Remak, born on July 27, 1916, discusses his family background and youth in Germany, his education, his long association with Indiana University and recalls much of the university's history from the years spanning 1936 through 1996. A long-time faculty member, Remak discusses his career in languages, particularly German and French, and speaks of the German Department and the Institute for Advanced Study. Dr. Remak comments on the beauty of the Indiana University campus, the social anti-Semitism he experienced in the United States, the effects of World War II on enrollment in the German Department, and German Americans and culture in America. In addition, he speaks of teaching, especially in the context of the Cold War, McCarthyism, and the Vietnam War and the unrest of the nineteen sixties. Professor Remak shares anecdotes about two of the most well-known figures in the history of Indiana University, Herman B Wells and Alfred Kinsey, and he speaks of the increased and misplaced emphasis on academic specialization, the teaching vs. research debate, and faculty tenure.
91-061 Rich, Claude T. May 21, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 22 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 95 minutes; index
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Born on March 4, 1907, Claude Rich is a 1929 Indiana University alumnus who went on to establish a career of service to the university that spanned sixty-five years. Throughout these years, he held many different administrative positions including assistant alumni secretary, acting director of the student union, alumni secretary, which position became known as the director of alumni relations, director of the sesquicentennial celebration, and director of university relations. Rich comments on each of these jobs, his days as a student at Indiana University, and some of his colleagues including Herman B Wells and George "Dixie" Heighway. In addition, he speaks of his association with Hoagy Carmichael, the Board of Aeons, and Blue Key. He discusses the impact of World War II and the Vietnam War on Indiana University. Finally, Rich speaks of the university's participation in the development of international higher education systems and/or institutions.
91-248 Richardson, Dow L. April 18, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 11 pages; 1 tape, 23 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Dow L. Richardson, a 1928 alumnus of Indiana University, recalls his years as a student at the university. He speaks of the history of Indiana University and the changes it has undergone, especially those pertaining to the expansion and development of the campus. Richardson tells of his memories of his undergraduate years, including an episode of the infamous panty raids. In addition, he speaks of his involvement with theIndiana Daily Student, which led him to a lifetime career in the newspaper business. Richardson later became active in the Indiana University alumni association. He also describes memories of Herman B Wells and Hoagy Carmichael and comments on his impressions of Indiana University president, Myles Brand.
91-129 Richardson, John "Jeff" July 21, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 24 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 89 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born on November 30, 1950, John "Jeff" Richardson earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1973, went on to Indiana University School of Law immediately afterwards, received his law degree, and earned his Master's degree from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. A former student body president who served from 1972 to 1973, Richardson was extensively involved in campus politics, student government, and local politics and government in Bloomington. Some of the issues he discusses from his years as a student are the 1969 tuition increase, the Vietnam War, student protests and demonstrations, the Kent State University shootings, and women's rights. After completing three degrees, Richardson served as a member of the city council of Bloomington and later began working in Indiana state government. He recalls anecdotes involving Herman B Wells, Keith Parker, John Lombardi, and John Ryan.
91-132 Risk, Fred July 27, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 36 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born in 1928, Fred Risk is a 1949 Indiana University alumnus who went on to earn his law degree in 1951 from the Indiana University School of Law. He discusses his memories of the university including the impact of World War II, the Korean War, and the growth of the university. He speaks of his involvement with the Acacia fraternity, and the difficulties of law school at Indiana University. Later, Risk became actively involved in alumni affairs and the Indiana University Foundation. He discusses the problem of funding for the university and for the individual student.
96-017 Robertson, Edward June 13, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 27 pages; 2 tapes; index
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Born on July 16, 1944, Edward Robertson, a member of the Indiana University faculty since 1978, became chair of the Department of Computer Science in 1982. He discusses the development of the field of computer science and the university's Department of Computer Science. Robertson also speaks of the various computer equipment used over the years, the decrepit state of Lindley Hall and its usefulness, departmental enrollment, the small number of female faculty members, and funding and its uses over the years. In addition, he recalls the time he spent at the University of Ghana attempting to create a department of computer science in an environment with severe limitations.
91-261 Schilt, Alexander May 24, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 10 pages; 1 tape, 23 minutes; index
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Born on March 4, 1941, Alexander Schilt came to Indiana in 1970 to serve as the dean of student services at Indiana University Southeast, at which time he also taught one graduate class per semester. In 1976, Indiana University president John Ryan appointed Schilt to the position of chancellor of Indiana University East, a post at which he remained until 1980. In this interview, he discusses the changes that each of these campuses have undergone, and the positive aspects of each. In addition, Schilt speaks of the regional campus system at Indiana University, its possible future, and his philosophies on education, specifically in relation to Indiana University and its Indiana University regional campuses.
91-101 Schmalz, Richard H. May 6, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 11 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 37 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on February 2, 1918, Richard H. Schmalz is a 1940 Indiana University alumnus who served for four years in the United States military after receiving his undergraduate degree. The son of a local businessman, Schmalz returned and began working in retail business, eventually coming back to the family business. He describes his years as a student at the university, including the impact of the Great Depression and Indiana University growth. He later became involved with the Indiana University athletic committee and is a former president of the alumni association. Schmalz also John Ryan's actions as a president of Indiana University.
91-081 Schurz, Scott October 30, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 18 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 72 minutes; index
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Born in 1936, Scott Schurz discusses how and when he became acquainted and involved with Indiana University. A reporter by profession, he became very active in the Indiana University varsity club and Friends of Music. In this interview, Schurz sings the praises of Indiana University, singling out the excellence of many athletic and academic programs including basketball, swimming, the School of Music, the School of Journalism, and many others. In addition, he discusses his association with Herman B Wells, Bob Knight, Jerry Yeagley, and Nelson Pointer, to name a few of the people discussed in this interview.
91-243 Searles, Richard C. March 17, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 20 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 69 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Richard C. "Rich" Searles was born in Massena, New York, in 1948. As a child, he lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Evansville, Indiana, then started as an Indiana University student in 1966. He talks about his experiences as a student in the late nineteen sixties, including his membership in the Sigma Nu fraternity and the Indiana University Student Foundation, and he puts his experiences in the context of the climate of the Vietnam War and racial tension. He describes his post-graduate career in the corporate world, as an employer, and as a member of the board of the Indiana University Foundation. He describes allegations of the mishandling of the Indiana University. Foundation's affairs. Searles offers his opinions on the administration of Indiana University from his student days to the mid-nineteen nineties.
96-038 Seltz, Herbert May 1, 1997
CreatorKraemer, Peter not transcribed; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 103 minutes
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91-079 Shirley, Janet C. October 2, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 24 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 81 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Janet C. Shirley, born on October 4, 1934, is a 1956 alumnus who returned to work at Indiana University in 1979 in the Indiana University Foundation. She later worked for the alumni association and became director of alumni relations at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, or IUPUI. In this interview, she recalls her years as a student, including her experiences as a cheerleader and those involving diversity on campus. Shirley goes on to discuss her later involvement in the Campaign for Indiana and the Herman B Wells Scholars Program. She also speaks of her experiences with Herman B Wells, Bob Burton, and John Ryan.
91-090 Shively, Leslie C. March 27, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 20 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 59 minutes; index
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Leslie Shively attended Indiana University Bloomington from 1972-1976 and attended the McKinney School of Law in Indianpolis from 1977 to 1980. Serving as the first student trustee on Indiana University Board of Trustees, Shively discusses his experience with other trustees and the decisions made during his time on the board. He also discusses the attitude and cliamte on campus in the 1970s. Finally, he offers his opinion on the future of Indiana University.
91-211 Simic, Curtis R. October 20, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 29 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 77 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on October 10, 1941, Curtis Simic is a 1964 alumnus who worked at Indiana University for a few years in the area of fundraising. After nearly twenty years of working with several prestigious universities, including Yale and Berkeley, in the area of fundraising, Simic returned to Indiana University as the president of the Indiana University Foundation. He recalls his years as a student at the university and emphasizes the impact of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. Simic also discusses the Little 500, financial problems, university growth, and the changes the campus has undergone. In addition, he speaks of his relationship with Sam Yellin, Herman B Wells, and others.
96-006 Smith, Raymond April 5, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 18 pages; 1 cassette; index
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Raymond Smith, born in 1917, earned his graduate degree in 1939 from the Indiana University Department of Speech as part of the first class to receive a graduate degree from this department. Smith speaks of the Great Depression and the employment and financial constraints it inflicted. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a radio instructor, after which he completed his doctorate at the University of Wisconsin in 1950. From 1950 through his retirement in 1982, Smith served as a professor in Indiana University's Department of Speech, later Department of Speech Communications. Smith discusses some influential members of Indiana University's Department of Speech and university faculty including Robert E. Barton Allen, Robert Milisen, Lee Norvell, and psychology professor, Snoddy.
91-121 Smith, Stephen Kendall July 9, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 38 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 51 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Stephen Kendall Smith was born in Burlington, Vermont, in 1941. He moved with his family to Lafayette, Indiana, in 1952. He attended Indiana University from 1960 to 1964, lived in the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, was actively involved in campus politics, and was student body president in 1963-64. He describes many aspects of campus life: fraternity life and "hell week," campus campaigns and elections, social events, the presidencies of Herman B Wells and Elvis Stahr, and campus reactions to the Vietnam War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Civil Rights Movement, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Smith describes his experiences as a Rhodes Scholar and briefly describes his post-graduate career.
91-264 Snyder, John W. May 26, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 13 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 33 minutes; index
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John W. Snyder was a professor of history at Indiana University starting in 1954. In his time at the university he also served as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences until 1969 when he left the university to become President at Westmont College. In this interview he discusses his research on learning problems and the SAT, student unrest in the 1960s, and changes to Indiana University during his tenure. Also, he comments the financial problems facing universities across the country and provides several amusing anecdotes.
96-018 Springer, George June 24, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 17 pages, 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 59 minutes; index
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George Springer, born in 1924, was a professor in Indiana University's departments of mathematics and computer science from 1964 to 1996. He describes courses he taught and developed, his own education, and the types of students he has encountered at Indiana University. He also describes Indiana University's Groups Student Support Services program, a program to help prepare first-generation college students.
96-036 Stein, Stephen J. March 14, 1997
CreatorKraemer, Peter 54 pages; 3 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 2 hours, 28 minutes; index
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Stephen J. Stein, born in 1940, was Chancellor's Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University. He also served as chair of the American Studies department at Indiana University.
91-066 Stahr, Elvis J. June 7, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index
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Elvis J. Stahr, president of Indiana University from 1962 until 1968, discusses his years at the university. He recalls the impact made upon the university campus by the Civil Rights Movement, protests against the Vietnam War, and actions taken against Dow Chemical recruitment efforts on campus. Stahr details his beief about the importance of academic freedom and free speech while recalling the details of Herbert Aptheker's guest lecture.
91-247 Stitle, Stephen A. April 15, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 9 pages; 1 tape, 21 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1945, Stephen Stitle is a 1967 Indiana University alumnus who went on to earn his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis in 1970. In this interview, he recalls his days as a student at the university, including his membership in the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and the influence of the Vietnam War. Later in his life, Stitle became more actively involved with the Indiana University Foundation. In addition, he expresses his beliefs and fears about the funding of the university in the future.
91-123 Stoner, Richard B. July 3, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 30 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 76 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on May 15, 1920, Richard "Dick" Stoner is a 1940 Indiana University alumnus who went on to complete his law degree at Harvard Law School in 1947 and spent four years in United States military service during World War II. He discusses his memories of his years as a student including involvement in the Arbutus where he met his future wife. Stoner discusses the impact of World War II on Indiana University, and his eventual return to Indiana and active involvement with the university. He has been active in the Indiana University Foundation and served on the Indiana University board of trustees for twenty years, from 1972 to 1992. He speaks of Herman B Wells, the importance of the Herman B Wells Scholars Program, the question of funding for the university, and the changes the campus has undergone.
91-119 Strauss, Jerome July 2, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 19 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 65 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on November 7, 1934, Jerome Strauss is a 1956 Indiana University alumnus who went on to earn his law degree from the New York University School of Law. Extensively involved in campus politics and student government, Strauss was first elected to the student senate and then to the position of student body president. He speaks of his experiences as a student, including anti-Semitism, upon citing his desire for the nomination for the student body presidency. In addition, he remarks on the McCarthy era and the impact of the anti-McCarthy Green Feathers group on Indiana University. One of the biggest influences on Strauss at Indiana University was Henry H.H. Remak.
91-259 Swedeen, Ann Whitlock May 20, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 12 pages; 1 tape, 37 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1944, Ann W. Swedeen attended Indiana University from 1964 through 1971 earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. Swedeen pursued a course of study involving methods of team-based teaching of the arts, and she had a strong background in music. She went on to earn another master's degree and her doctorate from Ball State in educational administration. Later in her career, Swedeen became a member of the Indiana University board of trustees and the Indiana University Foundation Board. In addition, she was active in the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, or the AGB. In this interview, Swedeen discusses the Indiana University School of Music, the impact of the Vietnam War on the university, and the university campus.
91-092 Talbot, Sue H. April 9, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 26 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips; 72 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1938, Sue H. Talbot began attending Indiana University in 1956 and over the course of a few decades, she completed her doctoral degree. During this interval, she was a classroom teacher, a supervisor of education students at Indiana University, and worked for the state of Indiana in the area of education policy and reform. In this interview, Talbot discusses educational methods, a teacher strike in 1978, Weekenders teaching courses offered through Indiana University, and the A+ Program through the state of Indiana. She also speaks of the Japanese education system as compared to the system in place in the United States. In addition, Talbot discusses her active involvement in the education alumni association and her presidency of the Indiana University alumni association.
91-085 Tardy, Jerry March 11, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 21 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 72 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on April 13, 1939, Jerry Tardy came to Indiana University as an undergraduate student in 1957 and ended up staying on as an employee for the majority of his career. In 1971, he became the student foundation director and a few years later he rose to the position of director of the alumni association. In this interview, Tardy discusses the activities of the alumni association, Hoosiers for Higher Education, and the Indiana University Foundation, especially in the face of budgetary constraints of the past few decades. He also speaks of the Little 500 and the making of Breaking Away, a movie about the Little 500. Tardy describes his relationships with Bob Knight, John Ryan, Joseph Sutton, Elvis J. Stahr, Thomas Ehrlich, Bill Armstrong, and others.
91-250 Thompson, Hugh Lee April 20, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 10 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 30 minutes; index
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Hugh Thompson describes his tenure as chancellor of the Indiana University campus in Kokomo. He describes the campus's relationship with Indiana University, Purdue University, the city of Kokomo, and surrounding communities. Thompson also details his other positions at small campuses in Michigan. Thompson was born 1934 in West Virginia.
91-276 Tobias, Randall L. June 23, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 52 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Randall Lee Tobias was born in Lafayette, Indiana, in 1942, and grew up in Remington, Indiana. He discusses the history of his family in Indiana and his student days at Indiana University from 1960 to 1964. He talks about his post-graduate work with the Indiana University Foundation and compares his student days in Bloomington with the situation there in the mid-nineteen nineties.
91-113 Van Tassel, Charles J., Jr. May 19, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 46 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on April 1, 1922, Charles Van Tassel earned his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Bloomington in 1946. In this interview, he recalls his years as a student at Indiana University, the impact of World War II on the university, and the changes the campus has undergone in the intervening years. Van Tassel speaks of his continuing involvement with Indiana University including his active participation in the varsity club and the Indiana University Foundation Board, and his interest in university athletics. In addition, he discusses the Twelfth Man Club, the problems posed by funding, and the School of Medicine in Bloomington.
96-008 Wahl, Cecilia Hendricks April 23, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 32 pages; 2 tapes; index
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Cecilia Hendricks Wahl, a 1938 Indiana University alumnus, returned to Bloomington in 1953 when she and her husband became employees of the university. In this interview, Wahl describes her coming of age in the town of Bloomington, her mother and aunt's faculty positions at the university, her undergraduate years, and interest and involvement in the Department of Speech, specifically the theater aspect of this department. She speaks of the impact of the Great Depression and World War II on her life and her jobs, including radio station manager and secretary to the Indiana University board of trustees. In addition, Wahl recalls her participation in the Association of Women Students, or AWS, and, later in life, the Bloomington Hospital, and the Annuitants. She speaks of the changes manifested by fraternities and sororities over the years and the rapid changes of the turbulent sixties. Finally, she fondly recalls members of the Indiana University Department of Speech, including Lee Norvelle and Bill Kinzer.
91-231 Walda, John D. December 17, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 16 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 31 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1950, John Walda is a 1972 Indiana University alumnus who went on to receive his graduate degree from the Indiana University School of Law in 1975. Very involved in student activities, Walda was president of his undergraduate class for two years and an active participator in student protests against the Vietnam War. Walda speaks of the anti-war climate on campus during the early nineteen seventies and the unrest and protests generated by tuition hikes and the Civil Rights Movement, including the Ballantine Lock-In and the effects of the Kent State shootings. He also speaks of the financial problems Indiana University is facing, his participation on the board of trustees, and the status and growth of the IUPUI campus.
91-251 Watanabe, August M. May 6, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 tape, 48 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on August 17, 1941, August Watanabe received his degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 1967 and went on to work at the Indiana University Medical Center, first as a resident and then as a faculty member in the nineteen seventies. From 1983 through 1990, Watanabe served as the chairman of the Department of Medicine in Indianapolis. In addition, he was a member of the board of the Indiana University Foundation. In this interview, Watanabe discusses his medical training, advances in the field of medicine, the IUPUI campus, and his roles as student, professor, and administrator.
91-267 Waters, Lawrence Leslie June 1, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 29 pages; 2 tapes, 75 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1913, Lawrence Leslie Waters joined the faculty of Indiana University in the School of Business in 1948 and served as a professor until 1979. Throughout this period, Waters also continued to play an active role in the world of business and he gave innumerable talks throughout the world, as well as writing many articles. In this interview, he speaks of the effects of the Great Depression, stories of his former students, the McCarthy era, the teaching versus research debate, and some of the major events of his long and successful career as a businessman and as a professor. In addition, Waters discusses the Indiana University School of Business and his role in the development of several organizations, including the Mid-West Business Administration Association, or the MWBA.
96-023 Weigand, James September 10, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 34 pages; 2 tapes; index
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Born on February 17, 1928, James Weigand came to Indiana University in 1962 to complete his doctoral degree in the area of science education. After earning his Ph.D., he joined the faculty and became chair of the fledgling and developing Department of Science Education in 1965. In this interview, Weigand discusses the development of the field and department of science education, his education philosophy, dress codes, and the teaching versus research debate. In addition, he recalls the racism, integration, and African-American doctoral students of the past few decades. Weigand also discusses Herman B Wells and relates some stories about the former president.
91-272 Welch, Dewey June 16, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 tape, 54 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on February 27, 1928, Dewey Welch is a 1952 Indiana University alumnus. In this interview, he discusses his experiences as an undergraduate student during the late nineteen forties and early nineteen fifties. Welch speaks of his involvement in the student alumni entertainers, the development of the Little 500, and his fraternity, Sigma Nu. In addition, he reveals his admiration for and some stories about Herman B Wells. He recalls his time as a student and discusses his continuing participation in alumni affairs, including activities with the alumni association, the Indiana University Foundation, and the Wells Scholars Program. In addition, he speaks of the influence of Ed Williams and Curt Simic.
91-073 Wells, Herman B August 6, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 8pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 30 minutes; index
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Herman B Wells, born in 1902, attended Indiana University as an undergraduate. After an initial career in banking, he returned to Indiana University to serve as a professor, Dean of the Business School, and then, the University's president. Wells discusses some of the challenges he faced during his tenure, including World War 11, the Kinsey Institute, and desegregation. He also gives his opinion on the fure of IU.
91-201 White, Kirk August 27, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 19 pp.; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 53 minutes; index
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Kirk White, born on July 10, 1960, attended Indiana University from 1980 to 1984. He served as student body president during the 1983- 1984 school year. After graduation, White accepted a position as assistant to the Vice President for University Relations, later accepting a position with Hoosiers for Higher Education. In this interview, White discusses changes on campus during the 1980s, his time in student government, and his time on the Bloomington City Council.
96-005 Whitney, Dedaimia February 27, 1996
CreatorKraemer, Peter 34 pp.; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 105 minutes; index; Department of Computer Science Departmental Report 1994-95
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Dedaimia Whitney was born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1946. She was a long-time employee of Indiana University, starting in the mid-1980s. She worked as both a clerical worker and professional staff in various departments, including German, Chemistry, and Computer Science. While working at IUB, Whitney received her MFA in Creative Writing. In this interview, Whitney talks about her experiences as a staff member, workers' rights, affirmative action, and how she helped the Computer Science Department enter the digital age.
91-069 Wilcox, Howard S. "Howdy" June 15, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 20 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on February 3, 1920, Howard S. "Howdy" Wilcox came to Indiana University as an undergraduate in 1938. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he served in the United States army until 1947. Wilcox opened his own public relations firm and was contacted by Indiana University in this capacity. His connections with Indiana University became increasingly tight as he became the executive director of the Indiana University Foundation and a long-standing member of the Indiana University board of trustees. In addition, Wilcox had the brainchild that resulted in the creation of the Little 500 and the scholarships it funds. He also speaks of his student days including his involvement with the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and the Sphinx Club. Wilcox discusses his association with many influential figures including Herman B Wells, Elvis J. Stahr, Joseph Sutton, E. Ross Bartley, and Colonel Raymond L. Shoemaker.
91-253 Willbern, York Y. May 11, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 25 pages; 2 tapes, 78 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1915, York Willbern joined the Indiana University faculty as a full professor in the department of political science in 1957. In this interview, he discusses his years at Indiana University, the administration under different Indiana University presidencies, and the impact of different phenomena on education in general and Indiana University specifically. These phenomena include World War II and the Cold War. Willbern also speaks of some of the controversies he has experienced at the university such as those involving faculty tenure, teaching versus research, and the regional campus system. In addition, he discusses the creation of the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, or SPEA, his involvement with it, and the IUPUI campus.
91-097 Williams, Edgar G. April 24, 1992
CreatorFreedman, Jean 21 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 66 minutes; index
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Born in 1922, Edgar Williams came to Indiana University in 1947, completed his master's degree through the Department of Management in 1948, and subsequently joined the Indiana University faculty. Thus began a career that spanned forty-five years at Indiana University and included both academic duties and administrative duties, including teaching, and serving as the vice president for administration and the assistant director of the athletic department, among many other positions. Williams discusses the influx of veterans into Indiana University after World War II, the development of the Indiana University regional campuses, the status of IUPUI, the university faculty, and the financial and/or budgetary problems the university is experiencing. In addition, he speaks of the administrations of different Indiana University presidents from Herman B Wells to Thomas Ehrlich.
91-214 Wilson, Douglas M. November 9, 1993
CreatorFreedman, Jean 17 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born in 1941, Douglas Wilson came to Indiana University in 1988 and soon became the vice president for university relations and external affairs. In this interview, he discusses the duties this position entails, including dealing with the media and the public relations of the university. Wilson speaks of certain events and phenomena he has dealt with, such as the Eigenmann shootings, the teaching versus research debate, and budget cuts and financial problems. Specifically, he cites a story involving Coach Bob Knight, the incendiary media coverage, and necessary public relations.
91-279 Wolfe, James July 15, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 20 pages; 1 tape, 47 minutes; index
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Born on August 7, 1955, James Wolfe is an Indiana University alumni from the class of 1977 who went on to earn his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in 1981. In addition, he was involved in campus politics, becoming a student trustee from 1977 through 1979. In this interview, Wolfe discusses university organization, the Indiana University School of Business, and the Indiana University School of Law. He speaks of the differences between various university presidential administrations, including that of John Ryan. Wolfe describes some of his major influences, especially Claus Clüver and Bill Haeberle, and his years working for J. Danforth Quayle.
91-071 Wolfson, Lester June 19, 1991
CreatorFreedman, Jean 27 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 89 minutes; index, 1 VHS
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Born on September 13, 1923 Lester Wolfson is Chancellor Emeritus, and Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana University, South Bend. He rececived his A.B. from the University of Michigan in 1945, his A.M. in 1946, and his Ph.D. in 1954. In his interview he discusses the development of the regional campus system, his career at South Bend, his philosophy of education, changes in the IU campuses, and his personal career.
91-234 Wong, Desmond C. January 27, 1994
CreatorFreedman, Jean 19 pages; 2 tapes, 67 minutes; index, 1 VHS
Interviews are housed in Radio-TV Building, Room 314. Copies of interview transcripts are also held by the IU Libraries University Archives. Contact archives@indiana.edu for more information. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for Documentary Research and Practice office.
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Born in 1950, Desmond C. Wong is a 1973 Indiana University alumnus who earned his CPA and later went on to earn his MBA from Harvard University in 1977. Wong discusses his successful business career and his continuing involvement at Indiana University, including active participation in the Indiana University alumni association, the School of Business alumni association, and the Indiana University Foundation. In addition, he speaks of his work on the national level with the Grace Commission. Wong also discusses the issue of funding at Indiana University and the importance of university athletics, especially for alumni. He speaks of John Rau, the dean of the School of Business, and the contributions he made to that school.
91-134 Zartman, Paul A., Jr. January 31, 1993 April 8, 1993 22 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 64 minutes; index
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Paul A. Zartman was born in Indianapolis in 1931. He was the son of an air force pilot during the World War II era and went to 12 different grade schools and 3 different high schools, including Shortridge High School in Indianapolis. He attended Indiana University from 1949 to 1953. In 1993, he gave two speeches at the Indiana University campus: one to OUT, a campus organization for gays and lesbians, and another to Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, of which he was a member during his student days.