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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...
    • Nilan, Bob

    • Universities & colleges
    • 49 minute oral history interview conducted with former Dean of Washington State University's College of Sciences Bob Nilan. Time Start Keyword, 0:00:20 ""New Westminister, British Columbia"", 0:00:35 University of British Columbia, ...
    • Smawley, Bob

    • College administrators; Sports & recreation facilities; Rogers Stadium Fire (1970); WSU Alumni Relations
    • 174 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State University student, administrator, and Alumni Association President Robert ""Bob"" Smawley. Interview recounts Robert Smawley's experiences as both student ('52) and...
    • Oman, Glenn

    • College administrators; Sports; Sports & recreation facilities
    • 92 minute oral history interview conducted with Glenn Oman, Washington State University Athletic Director from 1949-1981. Tape 1 Side 1 0 - 1: Introduction. 1 - 9: Worked for WSU from 1949-1981. Had job in Controller's office, then moved to the...
    • French Hall Occupation by Student Protesters

    • College Presidents; Student movements
    • On May 5th, 1970, the day after Kent State, student protestors at Washington State University occupied the Franch administration Building, and issued several demands of university administration. Someone in the President's office recorded portions...
    • Schnaitter, Allene

    • Universities & colleges; Librarians; Libraries; Leadership;
    • 112 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State University Libraries Dean Allene Schnaitter. She speaks about her education prior to WSU as well as how she came to WSU as the director of libraries. She also talks about her...
    • Berry, Stan

    • Universities & colleges
    • 351 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State University admissions director Stan Berry. Time Start Topics 0:00 Background Info, 1:40 Father: Background, 2:40 Mother: Background, 3:25 ""Melrose,...
    • Brayton, Bobo

    • Coaching (Athletics); Baseball; Athletes; Baseball players; Universities & colleges
    • 453 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State University head baseball coach Chuck ""Bobo"" Brayton. Brayton was Washington State University's head baseball coach from 1962 to 1994, and attened WSU (then WSC) as a...
    • Stark, Larry -- Memorials

    • Archivists
    • 7 minutes of audio memorials of Larry Stark. Lawrence Stark began in WSU's archives in 1970, and was University Archivist at Washington State University from 1985 until his death in 2008. At a memorial service that year, two associates shared...
    • Beasley, Wallis

    • Universities & colleges; Sociology; College administrators; Teachers
    • 92 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State University interim President Dr. Wallis Beasley. He talks about his education and teaching positions before to WSU. He also speaks about how he moved up in positions so fast,...
    • Weller, Harry

    • Universities & colleges; Architects; Architecture; Land use
    • 396 minute oral history interview conducted with Weller, Harry, Washington State College/University Architecture. Topics include: Personal biography. Student days at WSC, 1919-23. Professional career at WSC and WSU, 1928-66. Discussion of the...
    • Deeter, Ike

    • Coaching (Athletics); Boxing; Boxers (Sports)
    • 69 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State University boxing coach Isaac (Ike) Deeter. Deeter (1902-2003) attended WSC in the early 1920s and then coached WSU boxing for about 40 years before retiring in 1967.Length of...
    • Eastlick, Herb

    • Zoology; Research; Committees; Teachers; Students; Science; Universities & colleges
    • 89 minute oral history interview conducted with former Washington State University Zoology Chair, Herb Eastlick. He speaks his early life, his university education and his first two jobs. He also speaks out his research, how he came to WSU and the...
    • Winn Grimes, Georgia

    • Universities & colleges
    • 41 minute oral history interview with Georgia Grimes Winn, daughter of George Grimes, who was a member of the first class of students at Washington State University back in 1892 and longtime Superintendent of Building and Grounds. Time Start ...
    • Jones, Barry

    • Universities & colleges; Family trees; Families; Alumni & alumnae
    • 61 minute oral history interview conducted with Washington State University alumnus Barry Jones. He speaks about family history and their connection to WSU. He also talks about how he came to WSU, the greek system at WSU, AWSU politics, how he met...
    • 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...
    • Elder, James

    • Psychologists; Universities & colleges; Experiments; Clinics
    • 53 minute oral history interview with for Washington State University Psychology Chair Dr. James H. Elder. He speaks about his early life when he farmed, how he met his wife, and his start in psychology. He also talks about his positions at...
    • 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...
    • Boyington, Alfred

    • Universities & colleges; Teachers; Music; Musicians
    • 68 minute oral history interview conducted with Boyington, Alfred, Washington State College/University Music. Topics include: Personal background. How Boyington came to WSU. Career, 1933-1973. WWII, and graduate school at the University of...
    • 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...

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