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The following is an alphabetical listing of oral histories in the Perry Library collection pertaining to the history of Old Dominion University. To listen to the audio, the RealPlayer must be available as a plug-in. Click here to download the RealPlayer.

University

Persons Interviewed

Affiliation

Date of Interview

Adams, Clifford

Faculty, Physics, 1958-1979

May 23 and 25, 1983

Akers, W. Gerald

Faculty, Foreign Languages, 1930-1972

July 10, 1974

Bagley, Virginia Speer

Faculty, Biology, 1945-1985

July 25, 1975

Barna, P. Stephen

Faculty, Engineering, 1966-1977

March 29, 1977

Bell, W. Herman

Faculty, Counselor and Professor of Counseling 1957-1967; French, 1967-1970

October 10, 1974

Bennett, John A. W.

Faculty, International Studies, 1968-1977

May 16, 1977

Billmyer, Frank

Faculty, Chemistry, 1950-1985

July 23, 1985

Bishop, Bruce

Student 1969-1973; Board of Visitors 1972-1982; Norfolk lawyer

February 26, 1999

Blossom, Thomas

Faculty, History, 1964-1977

March 25, 1977

Bowman, Wayne

Student, 1934-1935; Faculty, English, 1955-1980

April 12, 1983

Breneiser, S. Eliot

Faculty, Music, 1951-1986

June 24, 1975

Bugg, James L., Jr.

President, 1969-1976

July 1998

Burgess, Charles O.

Faculty, English, 1955-1970, 1980-85, 1995- ; Dean of Graduate Studies, 1970-72; Provost, 1972-80; Dean, College of Arts & Letters, 1985-95

June 29; July 9; July 29, 2010

Chandler, Joseph C. "Scrap"

Athletic Director, 1942-1971

October 28, 1975

Charity, Bessie

Support Staff, 1934-1969

August 1, 1979

Clymer, Benjamin

Librarian, 1960-1981

March 3, 1982

Cooper, Reuben

Faculty, Speech, 1946-1976

October 9, 1975

Crenshaw, Francis N.

Board of Visitors, 1970-1976

August 25, 1978

Dahlseid, Richard

Student, Member of Presidental Search Committee, 1975-1976

May 7, 1976

Darden, Colgate W.

Former Virginia Governor, 1942-46

April 7, 1975;
August 23, 1978

Debedts, Elizabeth S.

Special Collections Librarian, 1959-1979

May 28, 1979

Decker, Peter

Student, 1950s

August 1979

Downing, Betty Cootes

Student, 1954-1956 (cheerleader)

July 1979

Fink, T. Ross

Faculty, Education, 1954-1970

August 13, 1974

Frank, Willard

Faculty, History, 1963-present

May 7, 1998

Godden, Albert I

Faculty, Technical Institute, Engineering Technology, 1949-1984

June 11, 1976

Hager, David

Faculty, Political Science; VP for Academic Affairs; 1969-present

February 23, 1999

Hawn, Harold G.

Faculty, Music, 1953-1989

April 23, April 29;
May 6, 7, 1975
(audio only)

Healy, Joseph E.

Director and Organizer of Wm&Mary "Extension", 1920s-30s

June 9, 1960

Jackson, Perry Y.

Faculty, Chemistry, 1930-1939

April 24, 1975

Johnson, Dorothy

Faculty, History, 1961-1986

September 26, 1980
September 29, 1980

Jones, Dorothy M.

Faculty, Business Administration, 1954-1976

June 21, 1976

Kaufman, Charles L.

Member, Advisory Board of Norfolk Division, 1947-1962; Norfolk lawyer

April 4, 1975

Klinefelter, Lee M.

Faculty, Head, Technical Institute 1942-1959

August 2, 1974

Kovner, Edgar A.

Faculty, Technical Institute, Engineering, 1946-1984

April 3, 1975

Ladd, Dorothy Pierce

Librarian, 1937-1948

August 12, 1999

MacDonald, Frank

Faculty, Philosophy, Psychology, Liberal Arts, Counseling Depts; Assistant President; 1938-1956

February 26, 1975

Major, Jean A.
University Librarian, 1992-2002
February 21, 2005

Martin, Mayor Roy B.

Student, 1930s; Norfolk Mayor

July 18, 1974

McAdoo, Gisele
Library Assistant, 1972-2004
October 12 and October 14, 2004

Meier, Heinz K.

Faculty, History, 1960-1985; Dean of Arts & Letters, 1975-1985

April 10, 1981

Metheny, Arthur B. (Bud)

Athletics coach, 1948-1980

May 22, 1975;
May 29, 1975

Miller, James W.

Dean of Faculty at College of William & Mary, 1930s

March 13, 1975

Pearce, Edward

Student, 1934-1935

June 29, 1979

Peele, E. Vernon

Asst. Director (under Webb); Dean of Instruction; Dean of Arts & Sciences; 1948-1975

August 16, 1974;
April 11, 1985

Peterson, Leland D.

Faculty, English, 1961-1992

July 19, 1977

Phillips, Margaret

Faculty, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, 1943-1979

August 4, 1982

Pittman, Emily V.

Faculty, Health & Physical Education, 1950-1976

July 1976

Pliska, Stanley

Chair, Dept of Social Studies; 1st Chair, Dept of History; Dean, Evening College; Dean, School of General Studies; 1946-1985

August 15, 1974

Plummer, Louis G.

Faculty, Health & Physical Education, 1956-1975

May 12, 1975

Pollock, Norman

Faculty, History, 1964-1998

February 16, 1999

Rhodes, Carolyn H.
Faculty, English and Women's Studies, 1965-1990
March 12-July 17, 2009

Rollins, Alfred E.

President, 1976-1985; Faculty, History

February 15, 1999

Savage, Anne Raymond

Faculty and Administrator, Distance Learning, 1971-2004

November 3 and November 4, 2004

Scott, Mrs. Tommy L.

Wife of first Athletic Director, Tommy Scott, 1930s-40s

February 5, 1976

Sebren, Herbert L.

Faculty, English and Music, 1948-1987

March 18, 1975

Seward, William W.

Faculty, English, 1945-1977

September 26, 1974

Sherwood, C.S.

Faculty, Geophysical Sciences, Chemistry and Astronomy, 1939-1942 and 1946-1977

October 18, 1974

Shufflebarger, David

Asst. to President for Governmental Relations, 1970-?

April 21, 1981

Sibley, Charles K.

Faculty, Art, 1955-1980

July 26, 1976

Smith, A. Lee

Faculty, Mathematics and Engineering (one of the first faculty members), 1931-1941

February 6, 1975

Spencer, Warren F.

Faculty, History, 1956-1967

April 7, 1975

Stanley, Dorothy Evelyn

Faculty, Foreign Lanugages, 1960-1975

November 5, 1975

Stern, Robert L.

Faculty, History, 1945-1978

August 5,
November 12, 1974

Stirling, Yates III

Faculty, Engineering, 1948-1951, 1954-1972

April 13, 1976

Tatem, Albert

Student 1946-1948; Faculty, Physical Ed, 1960-1985

November 7, 1985

Teich, Albert, Jr.

Student 1945-1947; Faculty, Business Administration, 1957-1992; Norfolk lawyer

April 7, 1976

Tonelson, A. Rufus

Student 1930-1933; Principal of Maury High School, 1957-?; ODU Faculty & Dean, College of Education, 1966-1971; Asst to President for School and Community Relations, 1971-1976

December 9, 1975
July 2, 1979

Tucker, Cecelia T.
Assistant to the President for Community Relations, 1991-present

March 6,and March 13, 2009

Tunyogi, Andrew C.

Faculty, Philosophy, 1968-1973

March 7, 1983

Vogan, Charles E.

Faculty, Music, 1950-1976

June 7, 1976

Webb, Lewis W., Jr.

President, 1960-1969; Faculty, Engineering, 1932-1974

1974: November 4, 11, 18, December 3, 10;
1975: January 14, 21, 28, February 12

White, Edward

Dean, School of Engineering, 1932-1974

July 16, 1974

Whitehurst, G. William

Faculty, History, 1950-1968; Dean of students 1963-1968; Congressman, 2nd district

July 27, 1974

Zaneveld, Jacques S.

Faculty, Biology, 1959-1975

February 19, 1976