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The following is an alphabetical listing of oral histories in the Perry Library collection pertaining to local, state and national politics. To listen to the audio, the RealPlayer must be available as a plug-in. Click here to download the RealPlayer.


Persons Interviewed

Designation, Time Period

Date of Interview

Bennett, John A. W.

ODU Faculty, 1968-1977

May 16, 1977

Darden, Colgate W.

Former Virginia Governor, 1942-46

April 7, 1975;
August 23, 1978

Delk, Rodham

Norfolk lawyer

March 11, 1981

Godwin, Mills E., Jr.

Former Virginia Governor, 1966-1970 and 1974-1978

April 1, 1981

Martin, Roy B.

Norfolk Mayor; ODU Student 1930s

July 18, 1974

Phillips, G. Conoly

Norfolk businessman; City Councilman

June 19, 1978

Schweitzer, Mark

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

November 16, 1977

Shafer, W. Bruce

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

January 12,
February 16, 1977

Stern, Robert L.

Faculty, History, 1945-1978

August 5,
November 12, 1974

Stovall, Hugh L.

Clerk, Circuit Court in Norfolk

December 12, 1978

Teich, Albert, Jr.

Norfolk lawyer; ODU faculty; ODU student

April 7, 1976

Tonelson, A. Rufus

Student 1930-33; Principal of Maury High School, 1957-; ODU Faculty & Dean, College of Education, 1966-71; Asst to President for School and Community Relations, 1971-

December 9, 1975
July 2, 1979

Whitehurst, G. William

Congressman, 2nd district 1969-; ODU Faculty, History, 1950-; Dean of students 1963-1968

July 27, 1974