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    • Cook, R. James

    • Agriculture; Universities & colleges; Biotechnology
    • 119 minute oral history interview conducted with Dr. R. James Cook, former dean of Washington State University's College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. He speaks on his experiences growing up on a farm in Minnesota and...
    • Jones, Denny

    • Universities & colleges; Military personnel; Military air pilots; Military service; Family trees; Families
    • 105 minute oral history interview conducted with Denny Jones, former president of the Washington State University Alumni Association. He speaks about family history, specifically early history and his grandfather George C. Grimes. He talks about...
    • Bobb, Bernard

    • Universities & colleges; Teachers; Historians
    • 87 minute oral history interview conducted with Bobb, Bernard, Washington State College/University History. Topics include: Professional career at WSU, 1949-1980. Early years of the Political Science and History department - course load, extension...
    • Strait, Lee

    • Universities & colleges; Agriculture
    • 99 minute oral history interview conducted with Strait, Leland C., Washington State College/University Agriculture. Topics include: Personal biography. Work on Indian reservations. Professional career at WSU, 1956-76 as County Extension Agent in...
    • Pence, William B.

    • Fire fighters; Fire stations; Fire engines & equipment; Universities & colleges
    • 65 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State UNiversity fire Chief William ""Bill"" Pence. Personal background. Professional career at WSU, 1947-75. Changes at WSU Fire Department during Pence's career. Recounts student...
    • McDonough, Ellen

    • Universities & colleges
    • 128 minute oral history interview conducted with McDonough, Ellen, Washington State College/University Food Services. Topics include: McDonough's early life with sister Caroline Cooper, head of Duplicating and Mailing. Student career at WSC and...
    • Thompson, Albert

    • Universities & colleges; College administrators
    • 82 minute oral history interview conducted with Thompson, Albert, Washington State College/University Foreign Languages and Division of Humanities - Dean. Topics include: Personal background. Professional career at WSU, 1930-1964. Reasons for...
    • Smith, Samuel H.

    • College presidents; Universities & colleges;
    • 131 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State University President Samuel "Sam" Smith. He talks about presidency with the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, working for several different...
    • Tjomsland, Arnold C.

    • Universities & colleges; Education
    • 121 minute oral history interview conducted with Tjomsland, Arnold C., Washington State College/University Education. Topics include: Biography of Tjomsland. Work with State Office of Public Instruction, 1950-1960. Capital Outlay Program for...
    • Urdal, Lloyd

    • Universities & colleges; Education
    • 61 minute oral history interview conducted with Urdal, Lloyd, Washington State College/University Education - Chair. Topics include: Personal background and education. WSU career, 1955-83. First chair of Education department, 1964. Education...
    • Vatnsdal, Mildred

    • Universities & colleges; Students; Teachers
    • 52 minute oral history interview conducted with Vatnsdal, Mildred, Washington State College/University Mathematics alumni, 1924. Instructor. Faculty Wife - J.R. Vatnsdal, Mathematics. Topics include: Personal background. Student days at WSC -...
    • Shaw, C. Gardner

    • Universities & colleges; Agriculture; Botany
    • 290 minute oral history interview conducted with Shaw, C. Gardner, Washington State College/University Plant Pathology - Chair. Topics include: Personal background. World War II experiences. WSU career, 1947-1983. Beaver Creek Camp development....
    • Calbick, Chester J.

    • Universities & colleges; Engineering; Physicists
    • 36 minute oral history interview conducted with Calbick, Chester J., Washington State College/University Physics. Topics include: Student career at WSU, 1921-25. Work at Bell Labs, 1925-68, including electron diffraction, electron microscopes,...
    • Terrell, Glenn

    • College Presidents; Universities & Colleges
    • 219 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State University president Glenn Terrell. He talks about life after retirement, his family background, and how he came to WSU. He also speaks about student activism, budget issues...
    • Landis, Paul

    • Universities & colleges; College administrators; Sociology
    • 866 minute oral history interview conducted with Landis, Paul, Washington State College/University Sociology, Rural Sociology, Dean of Graduate School. Topics include: Family background. Sociology Department. Published works. WSU career, 1935-....
    • Just, Amanda

    • Universities & colleges; Music education
    • 39 minute oral history interview conducted with Just, Amanda, Washington State College/University Music. Topics include: Professional career at WSU, 1938-72. Retirement and community service. Memorable students.
    • Crawford, William

    • Universities & colleges; Education
    • 61 minute oral history interview conducted with Crawford, William, Washington State College/University Education. Topics include: Personal background. Professional career at WSU, 1954-72. Junior colleges and their separation from public schools....
    • Deeter, Ike

    • Physical Education; Universities & colleges; Boxing; Coaching (Athletics), Coaches (Athletics)
    • 116 minute oral history interview conducted with Deeter, Isaac (Ike), Washington State College/University Physical Education - Alumni, 1928. Boxing Coach. Topics include: Personal background. Student experiences - Sigma Nu fraternity, social...
    • Klossner, Erich and Alma

    • Universities & colleges
    • 61 minute oral history interview conducted with Klossner, Erich and Alma, Washington State College/University alumni - Foreign Languages, 1918. US Postal Service, campus branch. Topics include: Personal background. Student days at WSC - tuition,...
    • Poe, Albert Donald

    • Universities & colleges; Architects
    • 111 minute oral history interview conducted with Poe, Albert Donald, Washington State College/University Architecture. Topics include: Personal background. Architecture employment prior to WSU. Professional WSU career, 1958-1983. Architecture...

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