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Indiana University Oral History Archive, 1991-1998

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

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

Overview of the Collection

Repository
Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory
Indiana University
400 North Sunrise Drive
Weatherly Hall North, Room 122
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812/855-2856
Fax: 812/855-0002
E-mail: ohrc@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~cshm

Creator
Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory

Title
Indiana University Oral History Archive, 1991-1998

Project No.
ohrc072

Interviews
194 interviews. Audiotapes, transcripts, and collateral materials.

Physical Location
Interviews are housed in Weatherly Hall North, Room 122. Copies are also housed at the Indiana University Archives in Herman B Wells Library E460. For other locations housing the interviews from this project, please contact the Center for the Study of History and Memory office.

Language
Materials are in English

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.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 197 interviews conducted over 7 years. All interviews consist of audio tapes and typed transcripts, as well as collateral materials.

Administrative Information

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.
Usage Restrictions
The archive of the Center for the Study of History and Memory 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 signed by the interviewee. 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. Tapes 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 taped 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).
Preferred Citation
[interviewee first name last name] interview, by [interviewer first name last name], [interview date(s)], [call number], [project name], Center for the Study of History and Memory, Indiana University, Bloomington, [page number(s) or tape number and side if no transcript].
Interview List

Interviewee
Adams, William R. "Dick" May 21, 1996 

Call Number
96-013

Physical Description

32 pages; 2 tapes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Bloomington National Bank
    • Occupation Names
    • anthropologist
    • anthropology professor
    • banker
    • game warden
    • zoologist
    • Personal Names
    • Kinsey, Alfred C.
    • Newman, George
    • Voegelin, Carl F.
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • bone laboratory
    • local crime
    • racism

Interviewee
Anker, Terry March 31, 1994 

Call Number
91-244

Physical Description

32 pages; 2 audiotapes, 82 minutes; index; and 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Inter-fraternity Council
    • Indiana University Office of Risk Management
    • Indiana University School of Law
    • United States Student Association
    • Personal Names
    • Baker, John
    • Boyd, Roselle
    • Clapacs, Terry
    • Cross, Pat
    • Ehrlich, Ellen
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Floyd, Ralph
    • Knight, Bob
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Indiana
    • Subjects
    • apartheid
    • campus politics
    • campus safety
    • diversity
    • fraternities
    • graduate study
    • Herman B Wells Scholars Program
    • Indiana education
    • sororities

Interviewee
Armstrong, William S. May 29, 1991 

Call Number
91-064

Physical Description

27 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 95 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Arthur R. Metz Foundation
    • Indiana University Department of Chemistry
    • Little 500
    • Proctor and Gamble
    • Purdue University
    • student foundation
    • Family Names
    • Getz
    • Occupation Names
    • athlete
    • dairy farmer
    • Indiana University Foundation president
    • sports broadcaster
    • Personal Names
    • Biddle, Ward G.
    • Briscoe, Herman T. "Kay"
    • Day, Harry
    • Hope, Bob
    • Knight, Bob
    • McGlasen, Tom
    • Metz, Arthur R.
    • Muhler, Joseph
    • Pawner, Nelson
    • Showalter, Grace M.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Kentucky
    • Subjects
    • college sports
    • Crest toothpaste
    • financial aid
    • football
    • Indiana University Memorial Stadium
    • research grants
    • school spirit
    • Showalter House
    • student body
    • women's sports

Interviewee
Bair, Susanne P. October 25, 1993 

Call Number
91-213

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 audiotape, 1 7/8 ips, 42 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army ROTC
    • Athletic Department
    • School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
    • Occupation Names
    • athletic director
    • teacher
    • Personal Names
    • Chamberlain, Phillip
    • Mobley, Tony
    • Remley, Mary
    • Stoner, Richard B.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • budget cuts
    • homosexuality
    • Indiana University Kokomo campus
    • pensions
    • retirement program

Interviewee
Banks, Glenn L. October 8, 1993 

Call Number
91-206

Physical Description

11 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 23 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Foundation Board
    • Family Names
    • Conrad
    • Personal Names
    • Armstrong, William
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Mississippi
    • Subjects
    • campus development
    • real estate gifts
    • university funding

Interviewee
Bannon, William G. March 6, 1992 

Call Number
91-086

Physical Description

25 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 93 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University School of Law
    • Lilly Endowment
    • Phi Kappa Psi
    • Occupation Names
    • physician
    • teacher
    • Personal Names
    • Bell, Gregory
    • Campbell, Milt
    • Crimmins, Bernie
    • Dumas, Charles
    • Mays, Willie
    • Miller, Jean
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • African-Americans
    • diversity
    • fraternities
    • Indiana economy
    • sororities
    • World War II

Interviewee
Barnett, John Vincent January 13, 1994 

Call Number
91-232

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 42 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Alumni Association
    • Army ROTC
    • Indiana Department of Public Welfare
    • Indiana State Chamber of Commerce
    • Indiana Vocational Technical College
    • Occupation Names
    • Indiana business
    • Personal Names
    • Esarey, Logan
    • Hennel, Cora
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Lapel, Indiana
    • Lebanon, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • Great Depression
    • Indiana University alumni relations
    • student life

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.


Interviewee
Bash, James February 24, 1994 

Call Number
91-238

Physical Description

16 pages; 1 audiocassette, 43 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • alumni club
    • Bloomington School of Law
    • Investment Committee
    • Standard Life Insurance Company
    • Occupation Names
    • alumni association president
    • attorney
    • Personal Names
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus growth
    • commencement
    • English composition
    • law school
    • Shawnee Bluffs
    • student protests
    • television

Interviewee
Beering, Steven June 20, 1994 

Call Number
91-270

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 audiocassette, 50 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • IUPUI
    • Purdue University
    • United States Air Force
    • Occupation Names
    • Air Force physician
    • assistant dean
    • medical professor
    • physician
    • Purdue University president
    • School of Medicine dean
    • Personal Names
    • Hinkam, John
    • Place Names
    • Berlin, Germany
    • England
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • Subjects
    • computers
    • continuing education
    • displaced persons camp
    • health care
    • hospitals
    • internationalism
    • medical costs
    • medical school
    • universities
    • university funding
    • World War II

Interviewee
Bepko, Gerald Lewis October 21, 1993 

Call Number
91-212

Physical Description

26 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 29 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Chicago-Kent Law School
    • FBI
    • IUPUI
    • IUPUI School of Law
    • IUPUI University Library
    • Purdue University
    • United States Department of Justice
    • Occupation Names
    • FBI agent
    • law professor
    • law school administrator
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Meredith, James
    • Read, Tom
    • Place Names
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Mississippi
    • Oxford, England
    • Subjects
    • 1965 Voting Rights Act
    • African-Americans
    • health care costs
    • race relations
    • university funding
    • voting rights marches

Interviewee
Black, Joseph M. May 8, 1992 

Call Number
91-102

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 40 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Occupation Names
    • physician
    • Personal Names
    • Barker, Clare Wright
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • fraternities
    • regional medical program
    • university growth
    • World War II

Interviewee
Bluemle, Robert May 23, 1994 

Call Number
91-260

Physical Description

9 pages; 1 tape, 30 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Green Feathers
    • Indiana University School of Business
    • Personal Names
    • Georges, Robert A.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • McCarthyism

Interviewee
Bogle, Victor M. August 20, 1991 

Call Number
91-074

Physical Description

22 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 69 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Kokomo
    • Occupation Names
    • history professor
    • university chancellor
    • Personal Names
    • Hunt, Virgil
    • Miller, Herbert
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus protests
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • university bureaucracy

Interviewee
Bolinger, Donald J., II October 13, 1993 

Call Number
91-209

Physical Description

18 pages; 1 audiocassette, 47 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University
    • Indiana University Kokomo
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • dorm president
    • law professor
    • student body president
    • Personal Names
    • Edlin, George
    • Gambill, Chris
    • Gros Louis, Kenneth R.R.
    • Gross, Robert
    • Jordan, Dean
    • Place Names
    • Kokomo, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • alcohol
    • book co-op
    • campus radicalism
    • commercialism
    • law school
    • parking
    • recession
    • Socratic method
    • student government

Interviewee
Borkenstein, Robert F. August 22, 1996 

Call Number
96-021

Physical Description

30 pages; 2 tapes; index; article

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

Born on August 31, 1912, Robert F. Borkenstein was a member of the Indiana University until 1983 and chair of what is now the Department of Criminal Justice until 1970. He was one of the founders of the study of this area at Indiana University. Beginning with a fledgling department entitled Police Administration, he speaks of the development of the criminal justice field, alternately called criminology, which included aspects of the forensic sciences, law enforcement, sociology, psychology, and law. Borkenstein recalls many of the important changes the field has undergone including the development of breathalizer testing, blood alcohol testing, the Miranda decision, and, more recently, 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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Center for Studies of Law in Action
    • FBI
    • Indiana State Police
    • Indiana State Police Academy
    • Indiana University Department of Criminal Justice
    • Indiana University Department of Police Administration
    • Northwestern University
    • Occupation Names
    • criminal justice professor
    • Subjects
    • blood alcohol tests
    • forensic sciences
    • international law enforcement
    • law enforcement
    • Miranda rights
    • police training

Interviewee
Braden, Samuel May 6, 1991 

Call Number
91-065

Physical Description

20 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 67 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana Conference of Higher Education
    • Indiana University Credit Union
    • Indiana University Division of Undergraduate Development
    • Stillman College
    • Occupation Names
    • economics professor
    • economist
    • Latin Affairs Committee chairperson
    • missionary
    • Seminary board member
    • undergraduate development dean
    • undergraduate development vice president
    • university administrator
    • Personal Names
    • Gray, Don
    • Gucker, Frank G.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Evansville, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • campus growth
    • geography
    • Indiana education
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • internationalism
    • provincialism
    • reading lists
    • residence hall libraries
    • World War II

Interviewee
Brooks, John W. June 6, 1996 

Call Number
96-015

Physical Description

38 pages; 2 tapes; index; newsletter and speech

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Neal Marshall Cultural Center
    • Omega Psi Chi
    • Personal Names
    • Hudson, Herman
    • Ross, Jimmy
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • Civil Rights Movement
    • diversity
    • fraternities
    • Groups program
    • integration
    • interracial dating
    • local crime
    • minority students
    • race relations
    • segregation
    • student housing

Interviewee
Burton, Robert E. September 5, 1991 

Call Number
91-076

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 56 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • American Legion
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University Business Office
    • Treasurer's Office
    • Occupation Names
    • assistant cashier
    • assistant secretary to board of trustees
    • assistant to the chief business officer
    • assistant to the comptroller
    • board of trustees secretary
    • teacher
    • ticket manager
    • United Way board member
    • Personal Names
    • Biddle, Ward G.
    • Deiss, Charles Frederick
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Fisher, L.L.
    • Franklin, Joe
    • Kinsey, Alfred C.
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • African-Americans
    • campus growth
    • segregation
    • student organizations
    • trailers
    • trucks
    • World War II

Interviewee
Byrd, Cecil May 16, 1994 

Call Number
91-255

Physical Description

16 pages; 1 audiocassette, 35 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Lilly Library
    • United States Navy
    • Occupation Names
    • assistant director of libraries
    • associate director of libraries
    • librarian
    • rare books curator
    • special collections curator
    • university librarian
    • Personal Names
    • Buley, Roscoe Carlyle
    • Lynch, William Orlando
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • computers
    • curriculum
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • libraries
    • library collections
    • World War II

Interviewee
Caress, Mark April 22, 1994 

Call Number
91-256

Physical Description

18 pages; 1 audiocassette, 42 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Hoosiers for Higher Education
    • University Apartments
    • Occupation Names
    • assistant superintendent
    • assistant to the director of the division of research and field services
    • bank president
    • Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents president
    • Indiana Bankers' Association president
    • Indiana University Alumni Association president
    • teacher
    • United States Civil Service Commission federal investigator
    • Personal Names
    • Akins, Claude
    • Church, Harold
    • Franzen, Carl
    • Rinnick, Red
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Bedford, Indiana
    • Crawfordsville, Indiana
    • Martinsville, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • 1944 GI Bill
    • army barracks
    • drugs
    • Great Depression
    • Indiana University alumni
    • testing
    • traffic
    • university funding
    • World War II

Interviewee
Carmichael, William P. June 16, 1994 

Call Number
91-275

Physical Description

9 pages; 1 audiocassette, 18 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Fair Play for Cuba Committee
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • International Business Forum
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • School of Business Alumni Association Board member
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Place Names
    • Valparaiso, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • accounting
    • university funding
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Carter, Byrum E., Jr. May 10, 1991 

Call Number
91-060

Physical Description

26 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 81 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • faculty council
    • Occupation Names
    • political science professor
    • Personal Names
    • Brenneman, Bill
    • Gucker, Frank G.
    • Parker, Keith
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Sonneborn, Tracy
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Weimar, Arthur M.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Work, Jim
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • 1969 Indiana University boycott
    • Ballantine Lock-In
    • campus politics
    • graduate programs
    • minority faculty
    • student unrest
    • university growth
    • Vietnam War
    • World War II veterans

Interviewee
Clapacs, J. Terry November 22, 1993 

Call Number
91-221

Physical Description

13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 37 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Occupation Names
    • university administrator
    • Personal Names
    • Kennedy, John Fitzgerald
    • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • John F. Kennedy assassination
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Clarke, Brian Goodwin April 13, 1994 

Call Number
91-246

Physical Description

10 pages; 1 tape, 22 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Phi Kappa Psi
    • Personal Names
    • Danzig, Steve
    • Gambill, Chris
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • fraternities

Interviewee
Clüver, Claus February 16, 1996;   April 1, 1996  

Call Number
96-004

Physical Description

61 pages; 4 tapes; index; curriculum vitae

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Department of Comparative Literature
    • Occupation Names
    • comparative literature professor
    • Personal Names
    • Chaitin, Gil
    • Flannigan, Clifford
    • Frenz, Horst
    • Mitchell, Briand
    • Solt, Mary Ellen
    • Weisstein, Ulrich
    • Place Names
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • São Paulo, Brazil
    • Subjects
    • campus changes
    • energy crisis
    • enrollment
    • interarts studies
    • international students
    • racism
    • study abroad programs

Interviewee
Cohen, H. Daniel December 2, 1993 

Call Number
91-226

Physical Description

16 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 41 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University South Bend
    • Occupation Names
    • university chancellor
    • Place Names
    • South Bend, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • nontraditional students
    • tuition increases

Interviewee
Collins, Dorothy May 16, 1994 

Call Number
91-254

Physical Description

36 pages; 2 tapes, 100 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Collins Living-Learning Center
    • Indiana University Department of English
    • Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, Charlotte Lowe
    • Collins, Ralph
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Hershey, Amos S.
    • Kabisch, Ernest Bernard
    • Kinsey, Alfred C.
    • Morrison, Sarah Parke
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Visher, Stephen Sargent
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • African-Americans
    • Ballantine Lock-In
    • Indiana University administration
    • McCarthyism
    • minority students
    • university growth
    • women's movement
    • World War II

Interviewee
Crooks, Edwin W. February 28, 1992 

Call Number
91-084

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 51 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Southeast
    • Personal Names
    • Braden, Sam
    • Pinnell, George
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Place Names
    • New Albany, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University Southeast campus
    • Indiana University Southeast growth
    • nontraditional students

Interviewee
Cross, Patrick September 23, 1993 

Call Number
91-200

Physical Description

13 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 38 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • Republican caucus legislative coordinator
    • student body president
    • wrestler
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • McCaig, Dick
    • Place Names
    • South Africa
    • Subjects
    • campus activism
    • campus infrastructure
    • diversity
    • governor's fellowship
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • law school
    • shanty town
    • search committee
    • student government
    • university mission statement

Interviewee
Daly, Walter Joseph June 27, 1994 

Call Number
91-278

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 43 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Occupation Names
    • medical professor
    • School of Medicine dean
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Harmon, Paul
    • Ritchey, James O.
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • health care
    • HIV/AIDS
    • medical practice
    • medical school
    • student debt
    • zoology

Interviewee
Danielson, Donald C. August 29, 1991;  October 4, 1991  

Call Number
91-075

Physical Description

16 pages; 3 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 76 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Sigma Chi
    • Personal Names
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • university growth

Interviewee
Day, Harry May 18, 1994 

Call Number
91-258

Physical Description

26 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 82 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • American Chemical Society
    • Central High School
    • Cornell University
    • Indiana Daily Student
    • Indiana University Department of Chemistry
    • Indiana University School of Dentistry
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • National Science Foundation
    • Proctor and Gamble
    • Occupation Names
    • chemistry professor
    • Personal Names
    • Briscoe, Herman T. "Kay"
    • Kinsey, Alfred C.
    • Kinsey, Clara M.
    • Lyons, Robert
    • Mathers, Frank Curry
    • McCollum, E.V.
    • Muhler, Joseph
    • Payne, Fernandus
    • Shriner, Ralph
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Iowa
    • Subjects
    • 1918 Influenza Epidemic
    • accreditation
    • biochemistry
    • chemistry
    • Civil Rights Movement
    • Crest toothpaste
    • dentists
    • discrimination
    • enamel
    • farming
    • fluoride
    • Indiana University presidents
    • segregation
    • Sputnik
    • World War II

Interviewee
Doninger, Clarence H. May 5, 1992 

Call Number
91-105

Physical Description

16 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 46 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University Athletic Committee
    • Indiana University Men's Club
    • National Collegiate Athletic Association
    • Occupation Names
    • athletic director
    • attorney
    • Subjects
    • college sports
    • Indiana University alumni affairs
    • Indiana University alumni club
    • student athletes
    • student life
    • university growth
    • university physical plant
    • varsity club

Interviewee
Dunn, Oscar October 7, 1993 

Call Number
91-205

Physical Description

13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 35 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Personal Names
    • Cookson, Thomas A.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Great Depression
    • Indiana University administration
    • university growth

Interviewee
Dutton, Clarence Benjamin "Ben" June 20, 1994 

Call Number
91-269

Physical Description

21 pages; 2 tapes, 75 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Occupation Names
    • law professor
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Cathcart, Jimmy
    • Edwards, Edward D.
    • Harper, Fowler V.
    • Nelson, Alice
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus development
    • Great Depression
    • McCarthyism
    • student housing
    • student life
    • university growth
    • World War II

Interviewee
Dye, James July 28, 1992 

Call Number
91-133

Physical Description

21 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 72 minutes, index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Architectural Committee
    • Army ROTC
    • Sigma Chi
    • Union Board
    • Occupation Names
    • architect
    • board of trustees member
    • logger
    • real estate agent
    • Personal Names
    • Clapacs, Terry
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • 1944 GI Bill
    • football
    • Korean War
    • real estate
    • retirement plan
    • teaching vs. research debate

Interviewee
Earnhart, Don B. May 7, 1992 

Call Number
91-103

Physical Description

12 pages; 1 7/8 ips, 38 minutes, index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Board of Aeons
    • Inland Container Corporation
    • Krannert Charitable Trust
    • Family Names
    • Krannert
    • Occupation Names
    • accountant
    • administrative trustee
    • Indiana University Foundation director
    • student supreme court chief justice
    • Personal Names
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • accounting
    • philanthropy
    • student body
    • university funding
    • World War II

Interviewee
Edmondson, Frank K. October 30, 1996 

Call Number
96-027

Physical Description

72 pages; 3 tapes; index; journal

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Incorporated
    • Goethe Link Observatory
    • Harvard Observatory
    • Indiana University Department of Astronomy
    • Indiana University Kirkwood Observatory
    • Lawrence Fellowship
    • Lowell Observatory
    • National Science Foundation
    • Seymour High School
    • Family Names
    • Russell
    • Occupation Names
    • astronomer
    • astronomy professor
    • Personal Names
    • Aller, Lawrence
    • Cogshall, Wilbur A.
    • Cuffey, Jim
    • Kinsey, Alfred C.
    • Russell, Henry Norris
    • Shapley, Harlow
    • Townsend, Prescott
    • Wells, Agnes E.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Williams, Kenneth P.
    • Subjects
    • campus development
    • faculty meetings
    • Sputnik

Interviewee
Ehrlich, Thomas January 25, 1994 

Call Number
91-233

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 57 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Brookings Institute
    • Harvard University
    • Legal Services Corporation
    • Stanford University
    • Occupation Names
    • assistant to the under-secretary of the state
    • attorney
    • college president
    • foreign aid program director
    • law clerk
    • law professor
    • law school dean
    • Legal Services Corporation president
    • Personal Names
    • Ball, George A.
    • Chayes, Abram
    • Hand, Learned
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Massachusetts
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • international law
    • research
    • university budget
    • university funding

Interviewee
Eisenberg, Paul January 30, 1997;  February 6, 1997  

Call Number
96-032

Physical Description

Not transcribed; 3 tapes, 155 minutes

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • faculty council
    • Indiana University Department of Philosophy
    • Subjects
    • teaching

Interviewee
Eissler, Donald November 9, 1993 

Call Number
91-215

Physical Description

26 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 66 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University School of Music
    • Personal Names
    • Bell, Joshua
    • Bernstein, Leonard
    • Cohen, Jere Michael
    • Eissler, David
    • Jung, Christian
    • Kemp, Gretchen
    • Powell, Bill
    • Shoemaker, Raymond L.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • drugs
    • fraternities
    • Indiana University administration
    • Indiana University athletics
    • Korean War
    • music
    • sororities

Interviewee
Elliott, Byron Kauffman June 1, 1992 

Call Number
91-107

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 54 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • American Life Convention
    • Harvard Law School
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • John Hancock Company
    • Ku Klux Klan
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • Indiana business
    • judge
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Oberholtz, Madge
    • Remy, William H.
    • Stephenson, David Curtis
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Marion County, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • 1918 Influenza Epidemic
    • student life
    • World War I

Interviewee
Fay, Leo June 7, 1994 

Call Number
91-268

Physical Description

26 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 83 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army Air Corps
    • Concordia University-St. Paul
    • ERIC
    • Reader's Digest
    • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • University of Minnesota
    • Occupation Names
    • education professor
    • faculty council secretary
    • Personal Names
    • Confucius
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Wright, Wendell W. "Whack"
    • Place Names
    • Thailand
    • Subjects
    • campus presidents
    • censorship
    • conservatism
    • elementary education
    • libraries
    • McCarthyism
    • reading
    • teaching
    • teaching awards
    • World War II

Interviewee
Ferrell, Robert February 13, 1998

Call Number
96-40

Physical Description

43 pages; 3 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 2 hours, 50 minutes; index

Interviewer
Sheehan, Steven

Access Statis

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Bowling Green University
    • Yale University
  • Occupation Names
  • pianist
  • Personal Names
  • Bemis, Samuel Flagg
  • Benns, Lee
  • Bryan, William Lowe
  • Buley, Roscoe Carlyle
  • Byrd, Cecil
  • Byrnes, Robert F.
  • Castle, William R., Jr.
  • Curtis, Lewis
  • Dulles, Foster Rhea
  • Ehrlich, Thomas
  • Friedman, Larry
  • Grant, James
  • Grossberg, Michael
  • Gucker, Frank Thomson
  • Jameson, J. Franklin
  • Kaplan, Larry
  • Kohlmeier, Albert Ludwig
  • Kunz, Diane
  • Lowengrub, Mort
  • O’Neil, Bob
  • Ryan, John W.
  • Stark, Lloyd
  • Truman, President Harry
  • Wells, Herman B.
  • Winther, Oscar Osburn
  • Subjects
  • American history studies
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
  • Indiana University hiring practices
  • publishing
  • study habits
  • teaching
  • World War II
  • writing styles

Interviewee
Finkel, Carol Lee Drevno March 8, 1994 

Call Number
91-241

Physical Description

22 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 21 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana State Music Association
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University School of Music
    • Family Names
    • Finkel
    • Occupation Names
    • musician
    • pianist
    • Personal Names
    • Collins, Ralph
    • Bain, Wilfred C.
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Knight, Bob
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Shelbyville, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • mail order business
    • musical recitals
    • race relations
    • student unrest
    • World War II

Interviewee
Fisk, Milton T. February 28, 1997 

Call Number
96-035

Physical Description

Not transcribed; 3 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips; 2 hours, 50 minutes; no index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Department of Philosophy
    • Notre Dame
    • Yale
    • Occupation Names
    • philosophy professor
    • Subjects
    • faculty union
    • Indiana University changes
    • Indiana University presidents
    • radical politics
    • religion
    • teaching

Interviewee
Fletchall, Eugene D. October 23, 1991 

Call Number
91-080

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 50 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University student union board
    • Phi Gamma Delta
    • Personal Names
    • Biddle, Ward G.
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Carmichael, Hoagy
    • McMillin, Alvin N. "Bo"
    • Nelson, Alice
    • Rich, Claude T.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Willis, Hugh
    • Subjects
    • fraternities
    • Great Depression
    • Indiana University athletics
    • student life

Interviewee
Flock, Kurt Lee July 16, 1992 

Call Number
91-125

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 40 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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 the Indiana 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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana Daily Student
    • Indiana University Student Association
    • Occupation Names
    • real estate agent
    • Personal Names
    • Danzig, Steve
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • co-educational housing
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Forbes, J. Thomas June 16, 1992 

Call Number
91-109

Physical Description

31 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 87 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Center on Philanthropy
    • IUPUI
    • Middle Way House
    • MTV
    • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • Women's Wheels
    • Occupation Names
    • student body president
    • Personal Names
    • Baker, David
    • Elliot, Peggy
    • Hershey, Marjorie
    • Moody, Michael
    • Stein, Stephen
    • Wiggins, William
    • Wise, Larry
    • Subjects
    • campus safety
    • diversity
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • multiculturalism
    • philanthropy
    • student government
    • student protests
    • television
    • university finances
    • volunteerism

Interviewee
Frick, David Rhoads July 20, 1992 

Call Number
91-128

Physical Description

13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 37 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • Personal Names
    • Heineman, Charles
    • Kessler, James B.
    • Lofton, Guy
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • John F. Kennedy assassination
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Gambill, Christopher Brett July 17, 1992 

Call Number
91-126

Physical Description

24 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 72 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 19

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University School of Law
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • Personal Names
    • Carter, Gwendolyn
    • Carter, James Earl, Jr.
    • Fonda, Jane
    • Knight, Bob
    • Mayberry, Phil
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • campus protests
    • draft registration
    • fraternities
    • Hilltop Gardens
    • Indiana University administration
    • sororities
    • student housing
    • student life

Interviewee
Garrison, Paul C. May 9, 1994 

Call Number
91-252

Physical Description

9 pages; 1 audiocassette, 17 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Scope and Content Note

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.

Access Status

Open

  • Keywords
    • Occupation Names
    • teacher
    • Personal Names
    • Franzen, Carl
    • McMillin, Alvin N. "Bo"
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Wright, Wendell W. "Whack"
    • Subjects
    • water shortages

Interviewee
Gates, Robert June 14, 1991 

Call Number
91-068

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 39 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • Indiana University trustee
    • navy paymaster
    • Union Board president
    • Personal Names
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus buildings
    • campus growth
    • endowments
    • Indiana University Memorial Union
    • nineteen sixties
    • optometry
    • tuition
    • university budget
    • university funding
    • Vietnam War
    • World War II

Interviewee
Gentile, Arthur February 15, 1994 

Call Number
91-235

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 audiocassette, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Kokomo
    • Indiana University Kokomo School of Business
    • University of Michigan
    • Occupation Names
    • academic affairs dean
    • acting university chancellor
    • American Institute of Biological Sciences director
    • university vice-chancellor
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Subjects
    • botany
    • degree programs
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • nursing
    • teaching vs. research debate
    • university funding

Interviewee
Getz, George F., Jr. June 5, 1992 

Call Number
91-108

Physical Description

7 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 20 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Arthur R. Metz Foundation
    • Indiana University Foundation Board
    • Personal Names
    • Armstrong, William
    • Metz, Arthur R.

Interviewee
Gibbons, Helen E. November 13, 1996 

Call Number
96-030

Physical Description

Not transcribed; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 85 minutes

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana State University
    • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
    • Indiana University School of Business
    • Occupation Names
    • business professor
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Fort Wayne, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • administrator qualities
    • business education
    • female faculty
    • shorthand
    • student teachers
    • teaching methods

Interviewee
Gilliatt, Neal October 7, 1993 

Call Number
91-204

Physical Description

13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 43 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Foundation Board
    • Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Kinsey, Alfred C.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus development
    • Great Depression
    • student life
    • World War II
    • university funding
    • university growth

Interviewee
Gilman, Alan B. March 16, 1996 

Call Number
96-012

Physical Description

36 pages; 1 tape; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Carmony, Donald

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • General Electric Company
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Indiana University South Bend
    • IUPUI
    • Lazarus Department Store
    • Studebaker Corporation
    • Personal Names
    • Benns, Frank Lee
    • Buley, Roscoe Carlyle
    • Daugherty, Rosemary
    • Lundin, C. Leonard
    • Perguson, Dee
    • Place Names
    • South Bend, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • Indiana University South Bend history
    • nontraditional students

Interviewee
Gilman, Alan B. March 26, 1992 

Call Number
91-089

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 51 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Beta Gamma Sigma
    • dean's advisory committee
    • Indiana University Foundation Board
    • Lazarus Department Store
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Personal Names
    • Armstrong, William
    • Benns, Frank Lee
    • Mee, John
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus development
    • dean's advisory committee
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • student life
    • student recruitment

Interviewee
Glaubinger, Lawrence November 20, 1993 

Call Number
91-222

Physical Description

11 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 25 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Hoosier 100
    • Occupation Names
    • chairperson
    • Indiana University Foundation Board member
    • textile converting business person
    • Personal Names
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • 1944 GI Bill

Interviewee
Gonso, Harry April 23, 1992 

Call Number
91-096

Physical Description

20 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 56 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Occupation Names
    • athlete
    • attorney
    • board of trustees member
    • Personal Names
    • Cady, Ed
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Pinnell, George
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • drugs
    • football
    • law school
    • presidential searches
    • student protests
    • trees
    • university funding
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Grabianowski, Mary July 23, 1992 

Call Number
91-130

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 38 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Black Student Union
    • Common Cause
    • Occupation Names
    • high school teacher
    • Personal Names
    • Bayh, Evan
    • Helmke, Paul
    • Udall, Stewart Lee
    • Place Names
    • Cambodia
    • Subjects
    • campus protests
    • student government
    • university funding
    • World War II

Interviewee
Gray, James W. July 24, 1992 

Call Number
91-131

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 39 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Student Association
    • Phi Kappa Psi
    • Personal Names
    • Pinnell, George
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stoner, Richard B.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • curriculum
    • student trusteeship
    • university funding

Interviewee
Gray, Judith F. February 21, 1994 

Call Number
91-236

Physical Description

21 pages; 1 tape, 58 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Alpha Chi Omega
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Woodburn Guild
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University athletics
    • John F. Kennedy assassination
    • sororities

Interviewee
Gray, Moses W. March 4, 1994 

Call Number
91-240

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 tape, 40 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • General Motors Corporation
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Neal Marshall Black Culture Center
    • New York Jets
    • Personal Names
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • African-Americans
    • football
    • Indiana University athletics
    • racism
    • university growth

Interviewee
Grohsmeyer, Frederick A., Jr. April 16, 1992 

Call Number
91-094

Physical Description

18 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 60 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Earlham College
    • Indiana University East
    • Purdue University
    • Subjects
    • 1944 GI Bill
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • nontraditional students

Interviewee
Gros Louis, Kenneth R.R. May 20, 1992 

Call Number
91-106

Physical Description

20 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 56 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Personal Names
    • Frenz, Horst
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Subjects
    • African-Americans
    • Indiana University administration
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • university reorganization
    • Vietnam War protests

Interviewee
Haley, Thomas R., III June 25, 1992 

Call Number
91-117

Physical Description

25 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 79 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University School of Law
    • IUPUI School of Law
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stoner, Richard B.
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • Indiana politics
    • student trusteeship

Interviewee
Harrell, Charles E. May 22, 1991 

Call Number
91-062

Physical Description

23 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 20 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • board of trustees
    • Columbia University School of Law
    • Indiana University School of Law
    • Occupation Names
    • board of trustees secretary
    • registrar
    • university administrator
    • Personal Names
    • Briscoe, Herman T. "Kay"
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Cookson, Thomas A.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Subjects
    • golf
    • Great Depression
    • student protests
    • university growth
    • university physical plant
    • university registration
    • World War II

Interviewee
Hartley, Joseph April 29, 1992 

Call Number
91-098

Physical Description

29 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 99 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Air Force ROTC
    • IUPUI
    • Ivy Tech State College
    • Ku Klux Klan
    • Occupation Names
    • Academic Affairs dean
    • Academic Affairs vice president
    • associate dean of faculties
    • associate research director
    • business professor
    • teacher
    • Personal Names
    • Hefner, Ray
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Welsh, Matthew E.
    • Place Names
    • Cambodia
    • Subjects
    • curriculum
    • diversity
    • education
    • female students
    • graduation
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • law school
    • quonset huts
    • retirement
    • student protests
    • university finances
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Helmke, W. Paul, Jr. November 10, 1993 

Call Number
91-217

Physical Description

26 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 64 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army ROTC
    • Yale Law School
    • Personal Names
    • Clinton, Hillary Rodham
    • Clinton, William Jefferson
    • Subjects
    • Ballantine Lock-In
    • campus politics
    • campus protests
    • draft registration
    • fraternities
    • student life
    • tuition increases
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Hill, Emita December 3, 1993 

Call Number
91-227

Physical Description

20 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 56 minutes; no index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Enhancing Minority Attainment Conference
    • Indiana University Kokomo
    • Lehman College
    • National Endowment for the Humanities
    • Occupation Names
    • department chairperson
    • French professor
    • university chancellor
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Place Names
    • New York, New York
    • Subjects
    • chancellors
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • university finances
    • university funding
    • women in academia

Interviewee
Hine, Maynard K. June 29, 1992 

Call Number
91-118

Physical Description

13 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 42 minutes; no index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Medical Center
    • Indiana University School of Dentistry
    • IUPUI
    • Purdue University
    • Occupation Names
    • dental school dean
    • IUPUI chancellor
    • Oral Pathology and Periodontology chairperson
    • Personal Names
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • dentistry
    • law school
    • university funding

Interviewee
Holmquest, Stuart P. March 13, 1992 

Call Number
91-087

Physical Description

18 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 67 minutes; no index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Closed until March 13, 2017

Scope and Content Note

Stuart P. 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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Armstrong Cork Company
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Indiana University School of Business
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    • Thatcher Glass Company
    • United Way of America
    • Occupation Names
    • chief executive officer
    • Indiana University Foundation member
    • navy gunnery officer
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • clothing
    • contributions
    • fraternities
    • Great Depression
    • international students
    • minority groups
    • revenue
    • university funding
    • World War II

Interviewee
Hudson, Herman April 10, 2001 

Call Number
96-41

Physical Description

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

Interviewer
Marsh, Elisabeth

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Columbia University
    • Indiana University
    • Kabul University
    • Neal Marshall Cultural Center
    • University of Michigan
    • Occupation Names
    • Afro-American studies professor
    • linguistics professor
    • Personal Names
    • Klotman, Phyllis
    • Lowengrub, Morton
    • Maultsby, Portia
    • Point, John
    • Torchinsky, Alberto
    • Wiggins, William
    • Place Names
    • Afghanistan
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • affirmative action
    • African American students
    • Afro-American affairs
    • Afro-American studies
    • Afro-American studies faculty
    • enrollment
    • minority faculty
    • teaching

Interviewee
Huffman, Vernon Richard September 18, 1991 

Call Number
91-077

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Beta Theta Pi
    • Detroit Lions
    • FBI
    • I-Men's Association
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Johnson Creamery
    • Family Names
    • Huffman
    • Occupation Names
    • dairy manager
    • professional football player
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Rich, Claude T.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • baseball
    • basketball
    • college sports
    • football
    • fraternity hazing
    • Great Depression
    • professional football
    • student life

Interviewee
Irvin, Glenn W. April 22, 1992 

Call Number
91-095

Physical Description

16 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 54 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Bloomington
    • Indiana University Hospital
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • IUPUI
    • Riley Hospital
    • Occupation Names
    • Indiana University Indianapolis vice president
    • IUPUI chancellor
    • medical professor
    • physician
    • School of Medicine dean
    • Personal Names
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • endocrinology
    • medical education
    • medical school
    • World War II

Interviewee
Jacobs, Barbara B. October 7, 1993 

Call Number
91-203

Physical Description

11 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips., 23 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Family Names
    • Jacobs
    • Occupation Names
    • fundraiser
    • home economics teacher
    • Personal Names
    • Weidman, Leah E.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • foundation work
    • fundraising
    • home economics
    • university funding
    • women in politics
    • World War II veterans

Interviewee
James, Daniel June 5, 1992 

Call Number
91-115

Physical Description

18 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 12 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Beekman and Bogue
    • Cotton and Franklin
    • Interborough Rapid Transit Company
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • Personal Names
    • Carmichael, Hoagy
    • Kinsey, Alfred C.
    • Mendel, Bernardo
    • Patterson, Robert P.
    • Sandberg, Carl
    • Sembower, Charles J.
    • Senour, Frank
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Whiteman, Paul
    • Place Names
    • New York, New York
    • North Dakota
    • Subjects
    • cigarette smoking
    • college sports
    • formal wear
    • Great Depression
    • law firms
    • law school

Interviewee
Jasper, Paul G. July 7, 1992 

Call Number
91-120

Physical Description

11 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 35 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Great Depression
    • student life
    • university funding
    • World War II

Interviewee
Jennette, Noble S., III May 31, 1994 

Call Number
91-265

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 tape, 30 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Personal Names
    • Danzig, Steve
    • O'Neil, Robert
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • campus protests

Interviewee
Johnson, Steve May 9, 1996 

Call Number
96-010

Physical Description

29 pages; 2 tapes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Department of Computer Science
    • Occupation Names
    • computer science professor
    • Personal Names
    • Friedman, Dan
    • Lowengrub, Morton
    • Prosser, Frank
    • Shapiro, Stu
    • Wand, Mitchell
    • Winkle, David
    • Subjects
    • computer science development
    • departmental problems
    • mathematics

Interviewee
Jones, Frank B. February 6, 1992 

Call Number
91-083

Physical Description

23 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 102 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Mini University
    • Occupation Names
    • assistant alumni secretary
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Franklin, Benjamin
    • Heighway, George "Dixie"
    • Homestead, Raleigh
    • Nelson, Alice
    • Rich, Claude T.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Wright, Wendell W. "Whack"
    • Subjects
    • class reunions
    • Indiana University alumni family camp
    • international alumni
    • Northwest Ordinance Bicentennial
    • Shawnee Bluffs
    • student housing
    • university growth
    • World War II

Interviewee
Kampen, Emerson November 22, 1991 

Call Number
91-082

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 40 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Purdue University
    • Subjects
    • environmental issues
    • fundraising
    • national politics
    • retirement plan

Interviewee
Keck, William H. March 14, 1994 

Call Number
91-242

Physical Description

19 pages; 1 tape, 51 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army ROTC
    • Ford Motor Company
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Phi Gamma Delta
    • University of Evansville
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Knight, Bob
    • Rich, Claude T.
    • Stoner, Richard B.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • baseball
    • fraternities
    • university growth
    • World War II

Interviewee
Kelley, E. W. June 4, 1992 

Call Number
91-114

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 49 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University Foundation Board
    • Indiana University Kokomo
    • Indiana University School of Business
    • Sigma Chi
    • Occupation Names
    • comptroller
    • corporate administrator
    • School of Business student body president
    • teacher
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • fundraising
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • internationalism
    • restaurants

Interviewee
Kendall, Martha B. "Bonnie" February 6, 1996 

Call Number
96-003

Physical Description

36 pages; 2 tapes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • College of William and Mary
    • Vassar College
    • Personal Names
    • Driver, Harold Edson
    • Merriam, Alan
    • Voegelin, Carl F.
    • Subjects
    • 1970 Kent State University Riot
    • anthropology
    • associate instructorships
    • campus protests
    • student attitudes
    • teaching vs. research debate

Interviewee
Kimmel, Pauline Ellis April 30, 1996 

Call Number
96-022

Physical Description

27 pages; 1 tape; index; recollections

Interviewer
Carmony, Donald

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Audio Visual Department
    • Indiana University Department of the Extension Division
    • Personal Names
    • Bittner, Walter
    • Cavanaugh, Robert Emmet
    • Norman, Hugh
    • Subjects
    • film library
    • Great Depression
    • lantern slides

Interviewee
King, Jay February 22, 1994 

Call Number
91-237

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 audiocassette, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Gay Straight Alliance
    • Indiana Daily Student
    • Indiana University Faculty Council
    • Occupation Names
    • student body president
    • student senator
    • Personal Names
    • Ferrell, Robert H.
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Subjects
    • Buckley Amendments
    • diversity
    • student government
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Kirkwood, Walter B. March 4, 1994 

Call Number
91-239

Physical Description

10 pages; 1 tape, 25 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • IUPUI
    • Sigma Nu
    • Personal Names
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • university funding
    • World War II veterans

Interviewee
Kivett-Jenson, Ruth June 22, 1994 

Call Number
91-271

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 tape, 47 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University Association of Women Students
    • Jordan River Review
    • Personal Names
    • Hale, Will Taliaferro
    • Subjects
    • cigarette smoking
    • Great Depression
    • Kinsey marriage class
    • student life

Interviewee
Klotman, Phyllis R. November 20, 1996;  April 7, 1997  

Call Number
96-031

Physical Description

54 pages; 4 tapes; index; retirement celebration pamphlet

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Black Film Center/Archive
    • Case Western Reserve University
    • NAACP
    • Occupation Names
    • affirmative action officer
    • Afro-American studies professor
    • film studies professor
    • women's studies professor
    • Personal Names
    • Chavez, Linda
    • Dyson, Michael Eric
    • Place Names
    • Galveston, Texas
    • Subjects
    • Affirmative Action
    • African-Americans
    • Afro-American studies
    • anti-Semitism
    • enrollment
    • female faculty
    • minority students
    • racism
    • women's affairs
    • World War II

Interviewee
Kruzan, Mark June 18, 1992 

Call Number
91-116

Physical Description

32 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 107 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Hoosiers for Higher Education
    • Indiana General Assembly
    • Indiana University Black Student Union
    • Indiana University Student Association
    • Women's Wheels
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • Indiana economy
    • Indiana politics
    • Little 500
    • safety escort service
    • student government
    • tuition protests

Interviewee
Lane, N. Gary November 6, 1996;  November 14, 1996  

Call Number
96-029

Physical Description

Not transcribed; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 60 minutes

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Department of Geology
    • National Science Foundation
    • UCLA
    • Occupation Names
    • geology chairperson
    • geology professor
    • Place Names
    • China
    • Crawfordsville, Indiana
    • Los Angeles, California
    • Subjects
    • education background
    • fossils
    • geology equipment
    • grants
    • IU history
    • natural history
    • oil companies
    • paleontology
    • teaching
    • teaching experiences
    • tenure
    • Vietnam War protests

Interviewee
Lanham, Charles E. December 9, 1993 

Call Number
91-229

Physical Description

13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 36 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army ROTC
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Personal Names
    • Bachelor, Joe
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • fraternities
    • Korean War
    • student life
    • university funding

Interviewee
Lantz, Joanne B. December 2, 1993 

Call Number
91-225

Physical Description

20 pages; 1 tape; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
    • Michigan State University
    • Occupation Names
    • psychology professor
    • university administrator
    • university chancellor
    • Subjects
    • health care costs
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • recession
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Lash, Donald R. March 27, 1992 

Call Number
91-091

Physical Description

19 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 44 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • FBI
    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • Occupation Names
    • Agricultural Committee chairperson
    • FBI agent
    • firearms instructor
    • Indiana University trustee
    • national cross-country champion
    • Olympian
    • real estate agent
    • runner
    • state legislator
    • state police officer
    • Personal Names
    • Hayes, Billy
    • Hoover, J. Edgar
    • Knight, Bob
    • Riley, James Whitcomb
    • Robinson, Sid
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Subjects
    • communism
    • Indiana University athletics
    • Japanese internment camps
    • music
    • Nazism
    • police science
    • university funding
    • Vietnam War
    • welfare

Interviewee
Loftman, Guy R. May 8, 1992 

Call Number
91-100

Physical Description

17 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 67 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Ku Klux Klan
    • Progressive Reform Party
    • Students for a Democratic Society
    • Personal Names
    • Breedan, Bill
    • Cabot, Nick
    • Place Names
    • Indiana
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • draft registration
    • female students curfew
    • fraternities
    • nineteen sixties
    • racism
    • sororities
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Lofton, Thomas M. May 14, 1992 

Call Number
91-104

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 53 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Bloomington School of Law
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Supreme Court
    • United States Army
    • Occupation Names
    • attorney
    • Indiana University Foundation board member
    • Indiana University Men's Club president
    • Judge Advocate General
    • Lilly Endowment vice chairperson
    • School of Law Alumni Association president
    • Personal Names
    • Douglas, Paul H.
    • Minton, Sherman
    • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
    • Truman, Harry S.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • clerkship
    • Korean War
    • law school

Interviewee
Long, Clarence W. October 11, 1993 

Call Number
91-208

Physical Description

16 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 52 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • board of trustees
    • Personal Names
    • Bowen, Otis R.
    • Christenson, Carroll
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • university growth
    • World War II

Interviewee
Lucas, Robert A. June 13, 1991 

Call Number
91-067

Physical Description

25 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 93 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • IUPUI School of Law
    • Officers Candidate School
    • Occupation Names
    • alumni council
    • attorney
    • board of trustees member
    • Higher Education Commission member
    • Indiana University Alumni Association president
    • Indiana University Foundation board member
    • law clerk
    • probate commissioner
    • student war council president
    • teacher
    • Union Board president
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Eschbach, Jess
    • Gavit, Bernard Campbell
    • Kellogg, Winthrop Niles
    • Kinsey, Alfred C.
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Wallace, Leon
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Wildermuth, Ora L.
    • Subjects
    • dormitories
    • female law students
    • quartermaster program
    • trailer parks
    • World War II

Interviewee
Mays, William G. November 23, 1993 

Call Number
91-223

Physical Description

21 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 71 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • IUPUI
    • Kappa Alpha Psi
    • Personal Names
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • African-Americans
    • Civil Rights Movement
    • fraternities
    • John F. Kennedy assassination
    • racism
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
McKinney, Frank E., Jr. March 24, 1992 

Call Number
91-088

Physical Description

30 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 106 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Purdue University
    • Personal Names
    • Counsilman, James "Doc"
    • Edwards, Edward D.
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Simic, Curt
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • American economy
    • architectural planning
    • Indiana University administration
    • swimming
    • Olympics

Interviewee
Meier, Robert John January 30, 1996 

Call Number
96-002

Physical Description

33 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 29 minutes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Human Genome Diversity Project
    • Occupation Names
    • anthropologist
    • anthropology professor
    • Personal Names
    • Bidney, David
    • Kendall, Bonnie
    • Merriam, Alan
    • Voegelin, Carl F.
    • Voegelin, Florence
    • Place Names
    • Easter Island
    • Madison, Wisconsin
    • South Pacific
    • Subjects
    • anthropology
    • area studies programs
    • computers in higher education
    • human subjects clearance
    • Sonneborn Award
    • Vietnam War protests

Interviewee
Merritt, Lynne June 18, 1991 

Call Number
91-070

Physical Description

19 pages; 2 audiocassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 68 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • California Institute of Technology
    • Indiana University Northwest
    • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • Occupation Names
    • associate dean of college of arts and sciences
    • associate dean of faculties
    • chemist
    • chemistry professor
    • Research and Advanced Studies dean
    • Research and Advanced Studies vice president
    • Personal Names
    • Briscoe, Herman T. "Kay"
    • Gucker, Frank G.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Subjects
    • 1944 GI Bill
    • analytical chemistry
    • antimalarials
    • chemistry
    • computers
    • Indiana University computing center
    • international students
    • Korean War
    • student housing
    • teaching vs. research debate
    • Vietnam War
    • World War II
    • x-rays

Interviewee
Michael, Marion Bankert October 8, 1996 

Call Number
96-026

Physical Description

Not transcribed; 3 tapes, 135 minutes

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Department of Speech
    • Indiana University Department of Theater
    • St. Cloud University
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Personal Names
    • Michael, R. Keith
    • Subjects
    • acting
    • feminism
    • tenure

Interviewee
Miller, Jeanne S. November 16, 1993 

Call Number
91-218

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 audiocassette, 1 7/8 ips, 47 minutes; index

Interviewer

Access Status

Scope and Content Note

Jeanne Miller attended Indiana University from 1943 to 1948.


Interviewee
Miller, Thomas M. November 12, 1993 

Call Number
91-219

Physical Description

11 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 13 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army ROTC
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Subjects
    • academic research
    • Korean War
    • student funding
    • World War II veterans

Interviewee
Millisen, Robert May 8, 1996 

Call Number
96-009

Physical Description

35 pages; 2 tapes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Creighton College
    • Psi Iota Xi
    • Simpson College
    • University of Iowa
    • Occupation Names
    • speech pathology professor
    • Personal Names
    • Briscoe, Herman T. "Kay"
    • Johnson, Wendell
    • Norvelle, Lee
    • Subjects
    • Great Depression
    • railroad engineers
    • speech pathology
    • speech pathology residence clinic

Interviewee
Mitchell, Frederick Pence October 6, 1993 

Call Number
91-202

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Sigma Nu
    • Sphinx Club
    • Personal Names
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • fraternities
    • fraternity hazing
    • Korean War
    • student government
    • World War II
    • World War II veterans

Interviewee
Mitchell, Thomas J. May 1, 1992 

Call Number
91-099

Physical Description

13 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Occupation Names
    • insurance agent
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University athletics
    • transportation
    • university growth
    • World War II

Interviewee
Mohr, William H. April 15, 1992 

Call Number
91-093

Physical Description

22 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 82 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Board of Aeons
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University Kokomo
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Indiana University Student Athletic Board
    • Personal Names
    • Cortis, Eugene
    • Halkovich, Steve
    • Pinnell, George
    • Subjects
    • student trusteeship

Interviewee
Mulholland, John Dowsley "Jack" July 29, 1991 

Call Number
91-072

Physical Description

18 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 51 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Bloomington Community Foundation
    • board of trustees
    • Bristol-Myers
    • Mead Johnson and Company
    • National Association of College and University Business Officers
    • Occupation Names
    • accountant
    • accounting professor
    • comptroller
    • university treasurer
    • university vice president
    • Personal Names
    • Clapacs, Terry
    • Pinnell, George
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Evansville, Indiana

Interviewee
Nakhnikian, George February 2, 1997 

Call Number
96-033

Physical Description

32 pages; 2 tapes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open; tapes permanently sealed

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Harvard University
    • Indiana University Department of Philosophy
    • Wayne State University
    • Occupation Names
    • philosophy professor
    • Personal Names
    • Dunn, Mike
    • Eisenberg, Paul
    • Place Names
    • Bulgaria
    • Subjects
    • 1944 GI Bill
    • Armenian oppression
    • philosophy
    • World War II

Interviewee
Nash, John Arthur July 17, 1992 

Call Number
91-127

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 54 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Hoosiers for Higher Education
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Little United Nations Assembly
    • Personal Names
    • Carter, Byrum
    • Mee, John
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • John F. Kennedy assassination
    • minority students
    • student life
    • student presidency

Interviewee
Nelms, Charlie December 1, 1993 

Call Number
91-224

Physical Description

21 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 60 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • City University of New York
    • Foster Quad Black Student Association
    • Indiana University East
    • Indiana University Northwest
    • Personal Names
    • Greenley, Betty
    • Place Names
    • Indiana
    • Subjects
    • African-Americans
    • faculty pensions
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • open admissions system
    • racism
    • teaching vs. research debate
    • university funding

Interviewee
Nicholson, Edward A. June 2, 1994 

Call Number
91-266

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 tape, 42 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
    • Purdue University
    • Personal Names
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University regional campuses

Interviewee
O'Neil, Robert M. May 24, 1994 

Call Number
91-263

Physical Description

19 pages; 1 tape, 56 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Occupation Names
    • law professor
    • university administrator
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Remak, Henry H.H.
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus controversy
    • curriculum strengths
    • enrollment
    • minority students

Interviewee
Orescanin, Danilo May 23, 1991 

Call Number
91-063

Physical Description

32 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 97 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Northwest
    • Indiana University School of Business
    • Indiana University School of Music
    • Indiana University Southeast
    • IUPUI
    • Occupation Names
    • business professor
    • university administrator
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Kerr, Clark
    • Laird, Byron
    • Mee, John
    • Porter, John
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Weimar, Arthur M.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Bangladesh
    • Subjects
    • campus changes
    • campus controversy
    • curriculum
    • education philosophy
    • South African investments

Interviewee
Purdom, Paul W. May 16, 1996 

Call Number
96-011

Physical Description

39 pages; 2 tapes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • California Institute of Technology
    • Indiana University Department of Computer Science
    • Occupation Names
    • computer science professor
    • Subjects
    • computer science development
    • departmental enrollment
    • departmental funding

Interviewee
Rand, Leon December 17, 1993 

Call Number
91-230

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 31 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana Commission on Higher Education
    • Indiana University Southeast
    • University of Detroit
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Subjects
    • distance education
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • Indiana University Southeast campus
    • nontraditional students
    • university funding

Interviewee
Rawald, Ronald July 6, 1994 

Call Number
91-277

Physical Description

14 pages; 1 tape, 48 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Restricted: no commercial use by anyone not affiliated with Indiana University

Scope and Content Note

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.

    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana General Assembly
    • Indiana University Student Association
    • Personal Names
    • Bunke, Harvey C.
    • Subjects
    • student government
    • student health care
    • student presidency

Interviewee
Reichmann, Eberhard February 3, 1997 

Call Number
96-034

Physical Description

Not transcribed; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 40 minutes; no index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Department of German
    • Occupation Names
    • German professor
    • Subjects
    • teacher training
    • teaching

Interviewee
Remak, Henry H. H. July 19, 1996;   July 21, 1996;  July 25, 1996 

Call Number
96-020

Physical Description

77 pages; 7 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 380 minutes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Department of German
    • Indiana University Institute for Advanced Study
    • Sigma Alpha Nu
    • Occupation Names
    • German professor
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Evans, Maurice Blakemoore
    • Frenz, Horst
    • Gallaway, Jesse James
    • Hitler, Adolf
    • Ittner, Robert
    • Kinsey, Alfred C.
    • Osthus, Carl
    • Payne, Fernandus
    • Stout, Selatie Edgar
    • Voss, Bert John
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Zucker, Edward
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Germany
    • Subjects
    • 1944 GI Bill
    • academic specialization
    • adult students
    • anti-Semitism
    • Cold War
    • communism
    • comparative literature
    • diversity
    • education
    • faculty tenure
    • female faculty
    • fraternities
    • German-Americans
    • German culture
    • German language
    • German literature
    • Great Depression
    • McCarthyism
    • Nazism
    • student protests
    • teaching
    • teaching vs. research debate
    • World War II

Interviewee
Rich, Claude T. May 21, 1991 

Call Number
91-061

Physical Description

22 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 95 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Blue Key
    • Board of Aeons
    • Claude Rich Scholarship
    • Personal Names
    • Bryan, William Lowe
    • Carmichael, Hoagy
    • Heighway, George "Dixie"
    • Wells, Agnes E.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • international higher education
    • Vietnam War
    • World War II

Interviewee
Richardson, Dow L. April 18, 1994 

Call Number
91-248

Physical Description

11 pages; 1 tape, 23 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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 the Indiana 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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana Daily Student
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Personal Names
    • Brand, Myles
    • Carmichael, Hoagy
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus development
    • college traditions

Interviewee
Richardson, John "Jeff" July 21, 1992 

Call Number
91-129

Physical Description

24 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 89 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Ku Klux Klan
    • Monroe County Youth Shelter
    • Family Names
    • Grossman
    • Personal Names
    • Lombardi, John
    • Nixon, Richard Milhous
    • Parker, Keith
    • Robinson, Eileen
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Sippers, Mary
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • 1969 tuition increase
    • 1970 Kent State University Riot
    • campus politics
    • student protests
    • Vietnam War
    • women's rights

Interviewee
Risk, Fred July 27, 1992 

Call Number
91-132

Physical Description

15 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 36 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Acacia
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Indiana University School of Law
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University alumni affairs
    • Korean War
    • student funding
    • university funding
    • university growth
    • World War II

Interviewee
Robertson, Edward June 13, 1996 

Call Number
96-017

Physical Description

27 pages; 2 tapes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Department of Computer Science
    • Lindley Hall
    • University of Ghana
    • Occupation Names
    • computer science professor
    • Subjects
    • computer equipment
    • departmental enrollment
    • female faculty
    • university funding

Interviewee
Schilt, Alexander May 24, 1994 

Call Number
91-261

Physical Description

10 pages; 1 tape, 23 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University East
    • Indiana University Southeast
    • Personal Names
    • Crooks, Ed
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • Indiana University Southeast campus
    • Indiana University Southeast history

Interviewee
Schmalz, Richard H. May 6, 1992 

Call Number
91-101

Physical Description

11 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 37 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • athletic committee
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Personal Names
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • Great Depression
    • local business
    • university growth

Interviewee
Schurz, Scott October 30, 1991 

Call Number
91-081

Physical Description

18 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 72 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Bob Knight Endowment
    • Friends of Music
    • Indiana University School of Journalism
    • Indiana University School of Music
    • Occupation Names
    • journalist
    • Personal Names
    • Hesberg, Ted
    • Knight, Bob
    • Pointer, Nelson
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Yeagley, Jerry
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • varsity club

Interviewee
Searles, Richard C. March 17, 1994 

Call Number
91-243

Physical Description

20 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 69 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 20

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • City Securities Corporation
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Indiana University Student Foundation
    • Merrill Lynch and Company, Incorporated
    • Sigma Nu
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Peterson, John
    • Richardson, Ray
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Little 500
    • fundraising
    • race relations
    • student life
    • student unrest
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Shirley, Janet C. October 2, 1991 

Call Number
91-079

Physical Description

24 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 81 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • student foundation
    • Personal Names
    • Burton, Bob
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Campaign for Indiana
    • cheerleading
    • diversity
    • Herman B Wells Scholars Program

Interviewee
Simic, Curtis R. October 20, 1993 

Call Number
91-211

Physical Description

29 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 77 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • student foundation
    • University of California, Berkeley
    • Yale University
    • Personal Names
    • Daugherty, Jack
    • Ehrlich, Ellen
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Errenpreis, Irvin
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Wallace, George C.
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Yelling, Sam
    • Subjects
    • Little 500
    • campus changes
    • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • diversity
    • fundraising
    • John F. Kennedy assassination
    • student activism
    • university funding
    • university growth

Interviewee
Smith, Raymond April 5, 1996 

Call Number
96-006

Physical Description

18 pages; 1 cassette; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army Airways Communication System
    • Indiana University Department of Speech Communication
    • Occupation Names
    • speech professor
    • Personal Names
    • Allen, Robert E. Barton
    • Millisen, Robert
    • Norvelle, Lee
    • Snoddy, George Samuel
    • Subjects
    • Great Depression
    • radio instruction
    • World War II

Interviewee
Smith, Stephen Kendall July 9, 1992 

Call Number
91-121

Physical Description

38 pages; 2 cassettes, 1 7/8 ips, 1 hour, 51 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army ROTC
    • Barnes and Thornburg
    • Barnes, Hickam, Pantzer and Boyd
    • Big House Coalition
    • Independent Party
    • Indiana Daily Student
    • Indiana University All-Campus Party
    • Indiana University Board of Aeons
    • Organized Party
    • Oxford University
    • Phi Kappa Psi
    • Personal Names
    • Atkins, Tom
    • Bingham, Barry
    • Blase, David
    • Christenson, Carroll
    • Donovan, Mike
    • Edmundson, Frank
    • Hanson, Norwood Russell
    • Huston, Tom
    • Kemp, Gretchen
    • Kennedy, John Fitzgerald
    • Link, Goethe
    • Oswald, Lee Harvey
    • Owen, Kent
    • Polk, Jim
    • Scriven, Michael
    • Shaffer, Robert
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Tesich, Steve
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Breaking Away
    • campus politics
    • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • elephants
    • female students
    • fraternity initiation
    • fraternity life
    • fraternity pledgeship
    • John F. Kennedy assassination
    • Rhodes Scholarship
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Springer, George June 24, 1996 

Call Number
96-018

Physical Description

17 pages, 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 59 minutes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Restricted: tapes closed

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Groups Student Support Services
    • National Science Foundation
    • Occupation Names
    • computer science professor
    • mathematics professor
    • Subjects
    • computer programming language
    • computer science
    • distance education
    • honors program
    • mathematics
    • Scheme and the Art of Programming
    • teacher education

Interviewee
Stein, Stephen J. March 14, 1997 

Call Number
96-036

Physical Description

54 pages; 3 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 2 hours, 28 minutes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • American Studies Program
    • Concordia Seminary
    • Indiana University Department of Religious Studies
    • Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
    • Yale University
    • Occupation Names
    • American studies professor
    • religious studies professor
    • Personal Names
    • Ahlstrom, Sydney
    • Brown, Joseph
    • Edwards, Jonathan
    • May, Bill
    • Sampley, Paul
    • Stein, Frederick Carl
    • Stein, Irene Kroggel
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • New Haven, Connecticut
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University Religious Studies Program
    • The Power of Positive Thinking

Interviewee
Stitle, Stephen A. April 15, 1994 

Call Number
91-247

Physical Description

9 pages; 1 tape, 21 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
    • Subjects
    • university funding
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Stoner, Richard B. July 3, 1992 

Call Number
91-123

Physical Description

30 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 76 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 21

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Personal Names
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Arbutus
    • campus changes
    • fundraising
    • Herman B Wells Scholars Program
    • university funding
    • World War II

Interviewee
Strauss, Jerome July 2, 1992 

Call Number
91-119

Physical Description

19 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 65 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Green Feathers
    • New York University School of Law
    • Personal Names
    • Remak, Henry H.H.
    • Subjects
    • anti-Semitism
    • campus politics
    • McCarthyism
    • student government

Interviewee
Swedeen, Ann Whitlock May 20, 1994 

Call Number
91-259

Physical Description

12 pages; 1 tape, 37 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
    • Ball Corporation
    • Ball State University
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Indiana University School of Music
    • Personal Names
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • campus changes
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Talbot, Sue H. April 9, 1992 

Call Number
91-092

Physical Description

26 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips; 72 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • School of Education Alumni Association
    • Occupation Names
    • teacher
    • Subjects
    • A+ Program
    • educational methods
    • Indiana education reform
    • Japanese education
    • teacher strikes
    • weekenders teaching courses

Interviewee
Tardy, Jerry March 11, 1992 

Call Number
91-085

Physical Description

21 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 72 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Hoosiers for Higher Education
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Personal Names
    • Armstrong, William
    • Blase, David
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Knight, Bob
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Subjects
    • alumni center
    • Breaking Away
    • Little 500
    • university budget

Interviewee
Thompson, Hugh Lee April 20, 1994 

Call Number
91-250

Physical Description

10 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 30 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Baldwin-Wallace College
    • Detroit Institute of Technology
    • General Motors Corporation
    • Indiana University Kokomo
    • Ivy Tech State College
    • Purdue University
    • Sienna Heights College
    • Washburn University
    • Wayne State University
    • Place Names
    • Kansas
    • Kokomo, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • community college
    • Indiana University regional campuses

Interviewee
Tobias, Randall L. June 23, 1994 

Call Number
91-276

Physical Description

16 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 52 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army ROTC
    • AT&T
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Indiana Bell
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Family Names
    • Tobias
    • Occupation Names
    • miller
    • pharmaceutical salesperson
    • Personal Names
    • Gilliat, Neal
    • Hewett, Charles Mason
    • Pinnell, George
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Tobias, David
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • classroom technology
    • grain mill
    • health care
    • John F. Kennedy assassination
    • lumber mill
    • student life
    • university funding
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Van Tassel, Charles J., Jr. May 19, 1992 

Call Number
91-113

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 46 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • Twelfth Man Club
    • Subjects
    • campus changes
    • Indiana University athletics
    • university funding
    • varsity club
    • World War II

Interviewee
Wahl, Cecilia Hendricks April 23, 1996 

Call Number
96-008

Physical Description

32 pages; 2 tapes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Association of Women Students
    • Bloomington Hospital
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University Department of Speech Communication
    • Family Names
    • McGreevey
    • Personal Names
    • Kinzer, Bill
    • Norvelle, Lee
    • Place Names
    • Bloomington, Indiana
    • Subjects
    • female faculty
    • fraternities
    • Great Depression
    • nineteen sixties
    • radio programs
    • sororities
    • World War II

Interviewee
Walda, John D. December 17, 1993 

Call Number
91-231

Physical Description

16 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 31 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • board of trustees
    • IUPUI
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Willbern, York
    • Subjects
    • 1970 Kent State University Riot
    • Ballantine Lock-In
    • minority students
    • student protests
    • university funding
    • Vietnam War

Interviewee
Watanabe, August M. May 6, 1994 

Call Number
91-251

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 tape, 48 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Indiana University School of Medicine
    • IUPUI
    • Occupation Names
    • medical professor
    • physician
    • university administrator
    • Subjects
    • IUPUI campus
    • medical advances
    • medical education

Interviewee
Waters, Lawrence Leslie June 1, 1994 

Call Number
91-267

Physical Description

29 pages; 2 tapes, 75 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University School of Business
    • Mid-West Business Administration Association
    • Occupation Names
    • business professor
    • Personal Names
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Place Names
    • Tunisia
    • Subjects
    • Great Depression
    • McCarthyism
    • teaching vs. research debate

Interviewee
Weigand, James September 10, 1996 

Call Number
96-023

Physical Description

34 pages; 2 tapes; index

Interviewer
Kraemer, Peter

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Human Relations Committee
    • Illinois State Department of Education
    • VISTA
    • Occupation Names
    • science education professor
    • Personal Names
    • Brown, Stan
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • African-American students
    • dress code
    • education philosophy
    • integration
    • racism
    • science education program
    • teaching vs. research debate

Interviewee
Welch, Dewey June 16, 1994 

Call Number
91-272

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 tape, 54 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Sigma Nu
    • Personal Names
    • Simic, Curt
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Williams, Ed
    • Subjects
    • Little 500
    • Herman B Wells Scholars Program
    • student alumni entertainers
    • World War II veterans

Interviewee
Wilcox, Howard S. "Howdy" June 15, 1991 

Call Number
91-069

Physical Description

20 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Alpha Tau Omega
    • board of trustees
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • IUPUI
    • Sphinx Club
    • student foundation
    • Personal Names
    • Bartley, E. Ross
    • Gildea, Bob
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Shoemaker, Raymond L.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • Little 500
    • public relations
    • university growth

Interviewee
Willbern, York Y. May 11, 1994 

Call Number
91-253

Physical Description

25 pages; 2 tapes, 78 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Faculty Council
    • IUPUI
    • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
    • Occupation Names
    • political science professor
    • Personal Names
    • Johnson, Lyndon Baines
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Subjects
    • Cold War
    • faculty tenure
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • teaching vs. research debate
    • World War II

Interviewee
Williams, Edgar G. April 24, 1992 

Call Number
91-097

Physical Description

21 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 66 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University Department of Management
    • IUPUI
    • Occupation Names
    • business professor
    • university administrator
    • Personal Names
    • Ehrlich, Thomas
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Stahr, Elvis J.
    • Sutton, Joseph Lee
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University regional campuses
    • university funding
    • World War II veterans

Interviewee
Wilson, Douglas M. November 9, 1993 

Call Number
91-214

Physical Description

17 pages; 1 tape, 1 7/8 ips, 45 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Personal Names
    • Knight, Bob
    • Subjects
    • Eigenmann Hall shootings
    • public relations
    • teaching vs. research debate
    • university funding

Interviewee
Wolfe, James July 15, 1994 

Call Number
91-279

Physical Description

20 pages; 1 tape, 47 minutes; index

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University School of Business
    • Indiana University School of Law
    • Personal Names
    • Clüver, Claus
    • Haeberle, Bill
    • Ryan, John W.
    • Subjects
    • campus politics
    • student trusteeship
    • university organization

Interviewee
Wolfson, Lester June 19, 1991 

Call Number
91-071

Physical Description

27 pages; 2 tapes, 1 7/8 ips, 89 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Indiana University
    • University of Michiga
    • Wayne State
    • Personal Names
    • Bowman, Slyvia
    • Buhner, Jack
    • Cohen, Dan
    • Daghlian, Phil
    • Gros Louis, Ken
    • Harrell, Charlie
    • Higgins, Smith
    • Pinnell, George
    • Reiberg, Rufus
    • Ryan, John
    • Stahr, Elvis
    • Wells, Herman B
    • Work, Jim
    • Subjects
    • academic counsellor
    • division of university extension
    • higher education
    • regional campuses
    • World War II

Interviewee
Wong, Desmond C. January 27, 1994 

Call Number
91-234

Physical Description

19 pages; 2 tapes, 67 minutes; index, 1 VHS

Physical Location
For VHS only see IU Archives Collection #C456 Box 22

Interviewer
Freedman, Jean

Access Status

Open

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Grace Commission
    • Indiana University Alumni Association
    • Indiana University Foundation
    • Personal Names
    • Rau, John
    • Subjects
    • Indiana University athletics
    • university funding

Interviewee
Zartman, Paul A., Jr. January 31, 1993;  April 8, 1993  

Call Number
91-134

Physical Description

22 pages; 1 cassette, 1 7/8 ips, 64 minutes; index

Interviewer

Access Status

Restricted: "only transcript may be quoted"

Scope and Content Note

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.

  • Keywords
    • Corporation Names
    • Army ROTC
    • Lambda Chi Alpha
    • Shortridge High School
    • United States Air Force
    • Women's Air Force
    • Place Names
    • Germany
    • Subjects
    • fraternity hazing
    • fraternity life
    • homosexuality
    • Maginot Line
    • military service

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