Carlson, Lewis H.
Dr. Lewis H. Carlson was a professor of history at Western Michigan University. After 31 years at WMU, he retired on April 30, 1999.
Found in 40 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 2-OralHist, Object: 7
File — Box: 1-OralHist, Object: 8
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with C. Bassett Brown, first black basketball player to play for Western Michigan, which he did back in the early 1940s. Interview conducted by Lewis Carlson on August 22, 1989, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Brown discusses attending Western Michigan College, influential professors and coaches, and playing basketball on a record-setting team. He also talks about continuing his education after graduating from Western in 1948 to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
Dates: August 22, 1989
File — Box: 6-OralHist, Object: 1
File — Box: 3-OralHist, Object: 6
Dates: September 4, 1989
File — Box: 1-OralHist, Object: 6
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Chauncey Brinn, alumnus and former administrator, conducted by Lew Carlson on July 23, 1989 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He discusses his experience working with student financial aid, minority student services units, the MLK Academy, as secretary for the Board of Trustees, and short terms as athletic director. Brinn retired in 1994 from Western Michigan University as vice president emeritus for administrative affairs.
Dates: July 23, 1989
File — Box: 4-OralHist, Object: 2
File — Box: 1-OralHist, Object: 4
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Don Boven, alumnus, former faculty member, and coach at Western Michigan University, conducted by Lew Carlson at Boven’s home in Mattawan, Michigan, May 16, 1989. Boven recollects his teammates and coaches during his time as a student athlete at WMU, playing baseball, football, and basketball. He was named First Team All-American his senior year, 1949. Boven also discusses his time as a coach, including head basketball coach, and a faculty member in the Department of...
Dates: May 16, 1989
File — Box: 5-OralHist, Object: 7
File — Box: 5-OralHist, Object: 14
File — Box: 5-OralHist, Object: 3