Special Collections and Archives

KSU Oral History Project recordings

Kent State University, Oral History Project, CDs, 1964-68


Scope and Content

This collection contains CD copies (transferred from reel-to-reel tapes) of selected portions of a Kent State University oral history project undertaken in the 1960s. The project, which intended to gather oral histories about the history of KSU from faculty and other staff members, was begun in the early 1960s by Professor William Taylor. The project was later coordinated by Dr. Walton Clark followed by Dr. John Weiser, who donated this collection of tapes to Special Collections and Archives.


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CD# -- Contents

  1. Interview: Professor G. Harry Wright, School of Speech, recorded March 1964 [2 copies]
  2. The History of Kent State University; Documentary: Professor William Taylor, recorded June 8, 1964 [2 copies]
  3. The History of Kent State University; A series of interviews with Raymond E. Manchester, Dean Emeritus, recorded April 20, 1965: The Turmoil Era, 1920-1925; April 27, 1965: The Boom Years, 1925-1930 (disc 1 of 4) [2 copies]
    1. Tracks 1 - 22: April 20, 1965 - The Turmoil Era, 1920-1925
    2. Tracks 23-35: April 27, 1965 - The Boom Years, 1925-1930
  4. The History of Kent State University; A series of interviews with Raymond E. Manchester, Dean Emeritus May 4, 1965 - The Martin L. Davey Era, 1930-1935; May 11, 1965 - The University Status, 1935-1940 (disc 2 of 4) [2 copies]
    1. Tracks 1 - 18: May 4, 1965 - The Martin L. Davey Era, 1930-1935
    2. Tracks 19 - 42: May 11, 1965 - The University Status, 1935-1940
  5. The History of Kent State University; A series of interviews with Raymond E. Manchester, Dean Emeritus May 18, 1965 - The University Status (cont'd), 1935-1940; May 25, 1965 - World War II, 1940-1945 (disc 3 of 4) [2 copies]
    1. Tracks 1 - 13; May 18, 1965 - The University Status (cont'd), 1935-1940
    2. Tracks 14 - 27: May 25, 1965 - World War II Period, 1940-1945
  6. The History of Kent State University; A series of interviews with Raymond E. Manchester, Dean Emeritus June 1, 1965 - Postscript (disc 4 of 4) [2 copies]
  7. The History of Kent State University; A series of interviews with George Bowman, President Emeritus April 22, 1965; April 29, 1965 (disc 1 of 3) [2 copies]
    1. Tracks 1 - 13: April 22, 1965
    2. Tracks 14 - 18: April 29, 1965
  8. The History of Kent State University; A series of interviews with George Bowman, President Emeritus May 6, 1965; May 13, 1965 (disc 2 of 3) [2 copies]
    1. Tracks 1 - 13: May 6, 1965
    2. Tracks 14 - 28: May 13, 1965
  9. The History of Kent State University; A series of interviews with George Bowman, President Emeritus May 20, 1965 (disc 3 of 3) [2 copies]
  10. The History of Kent State University; Student-Produced Documentaries: Joe Begala, Mona Fletcher; June, 1965 [2 copies]
    1. Tracks 1-5: Joe Begala Documentary: Produced by Lee Nelson
    2. Tracks 6-28: Mona Fletcher Documentary: Produced by Marie Rice
  11. The History of Kent State University; Interview: Professor Emeritus Mona Fletcher circa 1965 (no interview date was noted on the source tape) [2 copies]
  12. The History of Kent State University; Interview: Dean Emeritus Raymond Clark; July 19, 1966 [2 copies]
  13. The History of Kent State University; Interview: President Emeritus K.C. Leebrick; May 27, 1968 [2 copies]
  14. The History of Kent State University; Interviews with founding KSU Professors: David Olson, J.T. Johnson, Nina Humphrey (All served under Dr. John McGilvrey, first University President) Interviewed by WKSU, 1953
    1. Tracks 1-11: Interview with David Olson and J.T. Johnson
    2. Track 12: Informal conversation between David Olson and J.T. Johnson
    3. Tracks 13-36: Interview with David Olson, J.T. Johnson and Nina Humphrey

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