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Western Michigan University -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Cross-County and Track Scrapbook, 1953-1970

 Series — Box 1: Series AC-2018-016 [31141023889681]
Identifier: AC-2018-016

History of the University

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-43/

Men’s Track, Cross Country

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG-33/7.10
Dates: Record Keeping: Majority of material found within 1903-Present

Oral history interview with C. Bassett Brown, August 22, 1989

 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

Oral history interview with Chauncey Brinn, July 23, 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

Oral history interview with Margaret Perry and Monique Coyne, April 22, 1990

 File — Box 1-OralHist, Object: 17
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with WMU alumnae Margaret Perry and Monique Coyne, née Jako, conducted by Alan Brown on April 22, 1990. Both women attended Western in the early 1950s. They discuss college life, campus jobs, classes and professors, French Club and its sponsors Frances Noble and Marion Tamin, and the Colophon Club, for students studying librarianship. Margaret received her bachelor’s degree in 1954, Monique in 1955.
Dates: April 22, 1990

Oral history interview with Mary Cain, January 24, 1990

 File — Box 1-OralHist, Object: 10
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Mary Cain (1924-2016), professor emerita of education, conducted by Lewis Carlson on January 24, 1990 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Cain discusses the School of Education and her career there, including a program on teaching the disadvantaged and a overall discussion of general education. She also touches on the position of women in education. Cain talks about being involved in the early years of AAUP, striking in 1984, and faculty/administration relationships during her...
Dates: January 24, 1990

Oral history interview with Mary Cain, January 31, 1995

 File — Box 1-OralHist, Object: 11
Scope and Contents Oral history interview with Mary Cain (1924-2016), professor emerita of education, conducted by Mary Hurlbut Cordier on January 31, 1995 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Cain discusses the School of Education and her career there, including her work on undergraduate curriculum development and the early childhood program. She also touches on the position of women in education. Cain talks about being involved in the early years of AAUP, striking in 1984, and faculty/administration relationships during her...
Dates: January 31, 1995