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The following is an alphabetical listing of all oral histories in the Perry Library collection, with date and corresponding tape numbers. To listen to the audio, the RealPlayer must be available as a plug-in. Click here to download the RealPlayer.

All histories

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

Bassett, Colonel William D.

Colonel, Member of Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic

November 29, 1978

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

Carter-Mason, Vivian

Member of Women's Council for Interracial Cooperation

March 29, May 8,
October 19, 1978

Chandler, Joseph C.

Athletic Director, 1942-1971

October 28, 1975

Charity, Bessie

Support Staff, 1934-1969

August 1, 1979

Clymer, Benjamin F.

Librarian, 1960-1981

March 3, 1982

Cooper, Dudley

Owner of Ocean View Amusement Park; Norfolk optometrist and businessman

November 30, 1978

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, 1942-1946

April 7, 1975;
August 23, 1978

Debedts, Elizabeth S.

Special Collections Librarian, 1959-1979

May 28, 1979

Decker, Peter

Student 1950s; Norfolk lawyer

August 1979

Delk, Rodham

Norfolk lawyer

March 11, 1981

Downing, Betty Cootes

Student (cheerleader), 1954-1956

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

Godwin, Mills E., Jr.

Former Virginia Governor, 1966-1970 and 1974-1978

April 1, 1981

Gresham, Earl T., Jr.

Norfolk businessman

December 10, 1978

Guerry, Reverend Moultrie

Rector, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1938-57

June 30,
August 5
, 12, 1980

Hager, David

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

February 23, 1999

Hailstork, Adolphus
   

Harrell, Charlton L.,
and John Leitch

Daughter and son of Mary S. Leitch, noted poet

April 20, 1978

Harris, Georgie
Tidewater Girl Scout Leader. [Part of the Norfolk Women's History interviews.]
October 15, 1982

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; Principal, Blair Middle School, 1926-39

June 9, 1960

Heutte, Frederic

Norfolk horticulturist

June 28, 1979

Hill, Dr. Kathyrn
Tidewater physician. [Part of the Norfolk Women's History interviews.]
November 18, 1982

Hook, Mary Ainsworth

Descendant of four prominent Tidewater families

March 17, 1981

Hunter, Aubrey P.

Norfolk businessman

December 12, 1978

Jackson, Perry Y.

Faculty, Chemistry, 1930-1939

April 24, 1975

James, Ruth

Norfolk resident and lead litigant in the court cases initiated to reopen the closed schools. [Part of the Norfolk Women's History interviews.]

November 5, 1982

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

Kinchlow, Reverend Ben
(tape unplayable; no transcript available)

Clergyman

November 28, 1978

Klinefelter, Lee M.

Faculty, Head, Technical Institute 1942-1959

August 2, 1974

Klinkhamer, Marie C.

Faculty of Norfolk State University, History; Catholic nun

November 10, 1978

Kovner, Edgar A.

Faculty, Engineering and Director, Technical Institute, 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

Morris, Dr. Laura
Tidewater Physician. [Part of the Norfolk Women's History interviews.]
November 18, 1982

Mueller, Sara

Brought first ordained Episcopal woman priest to the Tidewater area. [Part of the Norfolk Women's History interviews.]

November 5, 1982

Norfolk Women's History

Interviews with eight local women

October-November, 1982

Norfolk Women's
Oral History Project

17 interviews covering topics related to women's issues

1983-1984

Ogg, Kathryn

Tidewater Girl Scout leader. [Part of the Norfolk Women's History interviews.]

November 18, 1982

Outland, Lida Maddox

Norfolk resident

April 13, 1978

Park, Pat Merchant

First woman priest to preach for the Diocese of Southern Virginia at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach in 1982. [Part of the Norfolk Women's History interviews.]

 

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, G. Conoly

Norfolk businessman; City Councilman

June 19, 1978

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 B.

President, 1976-1985; Faculty, History

February 15, 1999

Savage, Anne Raymond

Faculty and Administrator, Distance Learning, 1971-2004

November 3 and November 4, 2004

Schweitzer, Mark

Son of Paul Schweitzer (Member, Norfolk School Board 1952-1960 and City Council 1960-1968); Norfolk businessman

November 16, 1977

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

Shafer, W. Bruce

Norfolk politician and businessman; honorary member, Veterans of Foreign Affairs

January 12,
February 16, 1977

Shepherd, General Lemuel C.

Retired General, US Marine Corps; Norfolk native

September 19, 1978

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 Dept, 1955-1980

July 26, 1976

Smith, A. Lee

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

February 6, 1975

Spencer, Warren F.

Faculty, History Dept, 1956-1967

April 7, 1975

Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Elmo
(poor audio, no transcript available)

 

March 15, 1984

Stanley, Dorothy Evelyn

Faculty, Foreign Lanugages Dept, 1960-1975

November 5, 1975

Stern, Robert L.

Faculty, History Dept, 1945-1978

August 5,
November 12, 1974

Stirling, Yates III

Faculty, Engineering, 1948-1951, 1954-1972

April 13, 1976

Stovall, Hugh L.

Clerk, Circuit Court in Norfolk

December 12, 1978

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

Walker, Carroll

Local professional photgrapher

September 12, 1980

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, Edith

Norfolk resident and ODU supporter. Wife of Forrest P. White, prominent leader in the Norfolk Committee for Public Schools. [Part of the Norfolk Women's History interviews.]

November 6, 1982

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

Williams, Harry and Martha
(poor audio, no transcript available)

86-year-old couple from rural Virginia

March 13, 1981

Wilson, Harrison B.

President, Norfolk State University, 1975-1998

October 6, 1978

Zaneveld, Jacques S.

Faculty, Biology, 1959-1975

February 19, 1976


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