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The Ohio State University Oral History Project
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Interview of William J. Studer by Raimund Goerler - Studer, William J., 1936-
In this interview Dr. William Studer discusses his tenure at Ohio State, from his first appointment as Director of Libraries in 1977 to his retirement from this position in 1999. He takes time to speak on various developments, both technical and philosophical, in the world of academic libraries, as well as his hopes for future developments and innovations.
Interview of Jeff Reutter by Kevlin Haire - Reutter, Jeffrey Michael, 1950-
The interview discusses Jeff Reutter’s work with Stone Lab, beginning as a student and later a graduate student, then taking a full-time position there as a researcher as well as teacher and director. Mr. Reutter also discusses the history of Stone Lab, and the work performed there, as well as the relationship between the lab and the University.
Interview of Lou Heldman, Steven Hirsch, and David Williams by Tamar Chute - Heldman, Lou; Hirsch, Steven; Williams, David
David Williams grew up in Tiffin, Ohio; the first member of his family to attend college, Ohio State was the only school he ever considered. Lou Heldman grew up in Cincinnati, and was also the first of his family to attend college. He chose Ohio State for its Journalism program. Steven Hirsch grew up in Pittsburgh, and chose Ohio State because of family connections, a scholarship and the fact that Columbus was still relatively close to home. They all met at Ohio State and were witness to the events leading up to, and culminating in, the student riots in May,...
Interview of David Hopcraft by Tamar Chute - Hopcraft, David
David Hopcraft was an Ohio State graduate working for The Cleveland Plain Dealer when he was sent to campus to cover the 1970 student riots. As a reporter, he witnessed key moments in the riots, as well as the Governor’s and administration’s reactions, and thus has a unique perspective of the events of May 1970. As a student Hopcraft worked on The Lantern and later, as an alumnus, served on the Alumni Advisory Board.
Interview of Martha Garland by Raimund E. Goerler - Garland, Martha
Martha Garland describes her academic career at the university. After completing her bachelor’s degree in history at Tulane University, and her master’s degree at Cornell University, Garland first came to OSU as a doctoral candidate in 1971. Since then she has been a teaching adviser, an academic advisor, a Professor in the Department of History, a member of the University Senate, Associate Director of Continuing Education, co-chair on the Committee of the Undergraduate Experience and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Garland also discusses many of the changes and challenges the university has undergone in the past forty years: the change...
Interview of Lloyd Fisher by Kevlin Haire - Fisher, Lloyd, 1923-
Lloyd Fisher was born on Oct. 23, 1923, in Medina, Ohio. In high school, Fisher was a cheerleader and a drum major with a good scholastic record. He was worried about affording college, though, until a good friend told him about the Stadium Scholarship Dormitories. Here, Fisher would work part-time and get a discount on tuition.
Fisher came to the Ohio State University in 1941 and took up residence in the Stadium Dorms. He worked part-time mopping floors in the Ohio Union for 25 cents an hour. This work also helped him reduce all his expenses, like room and board, tuition,...
Interview of Rick Greene by Tamar Chute - Greene, Rick
Rick Greene came to OSU as a freshman in 1969. He witnessed firsthand the student demonstrations and riots of 1970, and the changes that they brought to OSU and across the country. He currently makes his home in Florida, but returns to Ohio State for football games.
Interview of Robert M. Duncan by Tamar Chute - Duncan, Robert M.
The Hon. Robert M. Duncan was born in 1927 in Urbana, Ohio. He came to OSU as a freshman in 1945, and he graduated from the College of Education in 1948. Unable to find a teaching job as an African American in Columbus, he went to Chicago, worked as a bell boy, and decided to go to law school. He returned to Ohio State, and worked at the statehouse through graduate school. Duncan’s military obligations had been deferred during the Korean War, to allow him to finish law school, so in 1952 he was sent to Alaska to handle legal...
Interview of Tommy O'Shaughnessy by Kevlin Haire - O'Shaughnessy, Tommy
Born in Columbus in 1951 at what is now Riverside Methodist Hospital, Tom O’Shaughnessy attended Upper Arlington High School then went on to The Ohio State University, beginning classes in the summer quarter of 1969. In the fall of 1969 he joined the Freshman Senate, and went on to participate in Undergraduate Student Government throughout the student demonstrations and rioting in 1970. He was present as a representative of the student government at the protest on 12th and Neil avenues concerning the lack of African-American curriculum, and he remembers the violence at that event as the beginning of the riots...
Interview of Jane O'Shaughnessy by Kevlin Haire - O'Shaughnessy, Jane
Born and raised in West Carrollton, Ohio, Jane O’Shaughnessy earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio State University in 1970, and returned for her master’s degree after spending a few years working in her field. Originally, her experiences at Ohio State centered on going to class, meeting new people, and becoming involved with a sorority early in her freshman year. However, in 1968 with the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, students began to discuss different issues around campus, and after a trip to see Barry Goldwater speak in downtown Columbus, she realized that her...
Interview of Christine Conaway by Robert Sutton - Conaway, Christine
Katheryn “Cass” Hopwood: Assistant Dean of Women (pp. 3)
Earl William Anderson: Professor, Dept. of Education (pp. 3)
Harold Burtt: Chairman of Psychology (pp. 3)
Robert “Bob” Wherry: Chairman of Psychology after Burtt (pp. 3)
Jacob “Jake” Taylor: University Business Manager (pp. 4)
Gordon B. Carson: University Vice President and Treasurer (pp. 4)
President Fawcett: University President (pp. 5)
Shirley Dunlap: University Trustee (pp. 6)
Father James McEwan: St. Thomas More Newman Center (pp. 8)
Rabbi Harry Kaplan: Director of B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation at OSU (pp. 8)
Joseph “Joe” Park: Dean of Men (pp. 9)
Howard Hamilton: Secretary, College of the Arts; Professor, Dept. of Political Science (pp. 9)
Interview of Forrest Brandt by Kevlin Haire - Brandt, Forrest
Forrest Brandt first came to OSU in 1961. Because of finances and serving in Vietnam, Forrest Brandt did not graduate until December of 1971. In the interview, Mr. Brandt describes his first impressions of campus, his stint in the military during the Vietnam War, his work as a journalist, and his return to campus at the height of the student riots. Mr. Brandt also discusses the changes he encountered between his freshman year and his final quarters. Mr. Brandt went on to work in education for more than 30 years in other parts of the state, but his love of...
Interview of David Kettler by Kevlin Haire - Kettler, David
David Kettler was born in Leipzig, Germany on July 1, 1930, and arrived in America with his parents and brother in 1940. After completing his master’s degree in public law and government at Columbia University, he arrived at Ohio State in the autumn of 1955 to teach political science. Kettler received tenure after completing his Ph.D. in 1960 and was promoted to full professor in 1967. Kettler witnessed many changes within the department of political science leading up to the student riots of 1970. Kettler explains his actions as a faculty member during the riots, and why he was threatened...
Interview of John R. Kleberg by Kevlin Haire - Kleberg, John R.
Born in Chicago in 1939 and raised in northern Indiana, John Kleberg attended Michigan State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in law enforcement administration, which was a new program at the time. After serving in the Army, Kleberg worked in several universities' public safety departments, including the University of Illinois where he served as police chief and conducted certification training for local police departments. In 1973 Kleberg came to OSU as associate director of Public Safety. In this role, he ran the operational side of the department. During his tenure, Kleberg helped create training programs to certify the...
Interview of John E. Corbally by Robert Butche - Corbally, John E. (John Edward), 1924-
Dr. John Corbally, former Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and member of the College of Education Faculty, 1955-1969, enjoyed a long and distinguished career at Ohio State and other institutions of higher learning. He discusses his career as a faculty member and administrator. Topics discussed include the controversy over the Speaker's Rule (banning Communists from speaking on campus,) difficult times emanating from the Free Speech Front, Viet Nam protests, protests by African-American students, (especially the "kidnapping" of Gordon Carson and his secretary in 1967) and a strike by classified employees of the university. Corbally's administrative accomplishments included the...
Interview of Paul Droste by Kevlin Haire - Droste, Paul
Paul Droste was OSU Marching Band Director from 1970 to 1984. In 1966, Droste was hired as an assistant Marching Band director and euphonium instructor in the OSU School of Music, but he left in 1969 to finish his doctorate at the University of Arizona. In 1970, he returned to OSU to be director of the OSU Marching Band. During his tenure as Marching Band Director, Droste led the Band on many trips with the football team, including 13 Bowl games. The Band also played at professional football games, rotating between the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals. It was also...
Interview of Michael W. Curran by William J. Studer - Curran, Michael W.
Curran started working at the university in 1964, and retired in 1992. He served as Professor of Slavic and East European history, with an emphasis on Russia, and also, and later, as both Associate and Acting Dean of Humanities, 1975-1983, and as Dean of University College from 1986 to 1990. That year, after continually defending the College from critics, Curran left the office to return to his original, and primary, interest of international affairs. He became Director of a new office, Study Abroad. Curran also was closely involved, along with Leon Twarog, in the creation and development of Ohio State's...
Interview of Sidney Chafetz by Adrienne Bosworth - Chafetz, Sidney
Sidney Chavetz was hired by Ohio State University, to teach water color, but over time excelled in print making. He also taught engraving and relief. During 1950 and 1951 Chavetz studied in Paris with the world famous engravers, Stanley Hayter and Juan Miro. When he returned to Ohio State he was promoted to Assistant Professor, granted tenure, the first non-OSU graduate to be granted tenure in the Art Department. By 1954 he was teaching new courses in engraving. Chafetz achieved fame over time for his work in academic satire. He found himself amused, at times offended, by political infighting within...
Interview of Firman H. Brown by George Paul Crepeau - Brown, Firman H. (Firman Hewitt)
While working on a journalism degree at the University of Montana, Firman Brown developed an interest in the theatre. This interest in the theatre lead to a professional career in which, Brown was a founding member of the Bigfork Summer Playhouse. After living and working in Montana, Brown continued his career in New York by bringing together Ithaca College and its neighbor, Cornell University, to create the Hangar Theatre, a summer theater housed at an old airport. After roughly 10 years at Ithaca, Brown spent two years at Rollins College in Winterpark, Florida, and then moved to Ohio State in...
Interview of William English Kirwin by Marvin R. Zahniser - Kirwin, W. E. (William English), 1938-
Dr. William Kirwan, President of Ohio State University from 1998 to 2002, was born in Louisville, Kentucky. William, usually known as "Brit," graduated from Kentucky, and earned his doctorate in mathematics from Rutgers. Kirwan started his academic career at the University of Maryland. Over time he moved from his position as Professor of Mathematics to President of the University. As his reputation grew, he received relocation offers at various times, all of which he declined. But given the highly effective recruiting of Ohio State, Kirwan cautiously agreed to accept the offer of its presidency. Perhaps the greatest achievement of his...