Contains 18 Results:
Oral history interview with WMU alumnus Kenneth T. Beagle, conducted by James Louis on November 23, 1993. Beagle attended Western State Teachers College from 1937-1939. He was Student Council president in his senior year and was on the debate team. He worked at Willow Run plant during WWII and went on to teach and became principal at Grand Ledge.
Oral history interview with WMU alumnus Carl Botan, conducted by Tom Coyne on January 17, 1990. Carl attended Western Michigan University in the late 1960s and received his degree in communication in 1970. He discusses student activity in the anti-war movement and protests, civil rights activities, politicalism and radicalism on campus.
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.
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.
Oral history interview with Dr. Richard Burke, conducted and recorded by Sharon L. Carlson, December 7, 1993 in his office in Ellsworth Hall, Western Michigan University. Dr. Burke recounts his various positions with the university, first joining the Department of History in 1964 and teaching Western Civilization, then with the Graduate College, then Continuing Education. At the time of his retirement in 1995, he was the vice president for regional education and economic development.