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The Ohio State University Oral History Project

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  1. Interview of Julian B. Woelfel by Robert Stevenson

    Woelfel, Julian B.
    Dr. Julian B. Woelfel describes his career spanning more than four decades as a College of Dentistry faculty member. Born in New York in 1925, Woelfel’s family moved to Columbus in 1937 when Woelfel was 12. He attended University School, then Ohio State University, where he received his degree in Dentistry through the Navy’s V-12 program after World War II. In his interview Woelfel describes teaching at the then-School of Dentistry, his research, innovations and publications – including numerous editions of a textbook on dental anatomy – and working with various colleagues and mentors over the years.

  2. Interview of David Sonner by A. V. Shirk

    Sonner, David
    David Sonner describes his roughly four-year career at WOSU-Radio in the early 1960s, starting with how he obtained the position in September 1960 and the circumstances of his leaving the station in August or September of 1964. Sonner then discusses the various personnel who worked at the station and some of the programming that aired on the station at the time. He also discusses his trip to interview P.D. East, then publisher and editor of The Petal Paper, an anti-segregation newspaper in Petal, Mississippi. He describes how things were done at the station, and offers a number of anecdotal examples....

  3. Interview of A. V. Shirk by Kevlin Haire

    Shirk, Albin Vineyard
    A.V. Shirk describes his roughly five-year career at WOSU-Radio in the early 1960s. Shirk talks about how he got the job, then discusses how he first worked as a clerk typist in the music department, timing music selections for later airing. He was later promoted to assistant music programming director under Fred Calland. In 1961, Shirk aired a series on the history of topical and political singing in the U.S. This included a short series on Songs of Dissent, which featured singing by an OSU student group called the Dissent Forum. Because of the political nature of the music, and...

  4. Interview of Joseph A. Alutto by Raimund Goerler

    Alutto, Joseph A., 1941-
    Joseph A. Alutto describes his career, both at The Ohio State University and at other academic institutions. After graduating from Manhattan College, Alutto earned his master’s degree in industrial relations at the University of Illinois. He then earned a doctorate from Cornell University, and he started teaching at the State University of New York at Buffalo in the School of Management. While there, he agreed at one point to become interim dean, and that turned into a permanent position. He then describes the circumstances that led to his obtaining a position as Dean of the College of Business at OSU....

  5. Interview of Mary Wilkins by Tina Schneider

    Wilkins, Mary
    Mary Wilkins describes her experience as one of the first cohort of students to graduate from the Ohio State University Lima Campus, in 1969. Wilkins, who was raising a son at the time, decided to go to college since the then-new campus was conveniently located near where she lived and because she thought it would be an exciting challenge. She describes her experiences in classes, her student teaching experience, and the experience of graduation, in 1969. At the time of this interview, Wilkins, 88 years old, still volunteered twice a week at an after-school program at Westside United Methodist Church...

  6. Interview of Lvera Sprague by Tina Schneider

    Sprague, Lvera
    Lvera Sprague describes her experience as one of the first cohort of students to graduate from the Ohio State University Lima Campus, in 1969. Sprague, who had attended Elkhart University and was working as a dental nurse, decided to go back to school for a teaching degree after her second child was born. She describes her experiences in classes, her student teaching experience, and the experience of graduation, in 1969. At the time of this interview, Sprague, 80 years old, still served as a substitute teacher at Elida Middle School.

  7. Interview of Ray Bourhis and Sally Lanyon by Tamar Chute

    Bourhis, Ray; Lanyon, Sally
    Ray Bourhis and Sally Lanyon describe their roles in the creation of The Ohio State University's mascot, Brutus Buckeye, in 1965: Bourhis, then a New Jersey resident, and Lanyon, who was from Mansfield, both entered as freshmen in the fall of 1963. Bourhis came up with the idea of creating a mascot after noticing that, at the time, Ohio State was one of the few Universities with big football programs that did not have one. Shortly before Homecoming in 1965, he was at the Pi Beta Phi sorority house, where Sally lived, and she and other sorority members were making...

  8. Interview of Marlene Owens Rankin and Stuart Rankin by Tamar Chute

    Rankin, Marlene Owens; Rankin, Stuart
    This interview details the experiences of Marlene Owens Rankin and Stuart Rankin while they were undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. Marlene Owens Rankin recounts her time at Ohio State from 1957-1961, including her Homecoming Queen campaign and victory during the 1960-61 school year. The interview also details the experiences of Stuart Rankin at the University from 1956-1961, including working multiple jobs to pay for school. During the 1957 school year Marlene and Stuart met, and would later marry. After graduating, both Marlene and Stuart continued a close relationship with The Ohio State University through various volunteer roles for...

  9. Interview of Tom Simpson by Kevlin C. Haire

    Simpson, Tom
    Tom Simpson, a 1955 graduate of The Ohio State University, was born March 24, 1930, in Lorain, Ohio. He was the first in his family to attend OSU. After graduating from high school in 1948, Simpson attended OSU for two years before a two-year stint in the Navy. Before his military service, Simpson lived in a group house that included a Great Dane owned by the landlord. After his service, he lived in OSU’s military housing on the west campus, with his wife and baby daughter. Simpson describes various aspects of campus, including class sizes, buildings and graduation. He also...

  10. Interview of David Frantz by Raimund E. Goerler

    Frantz, David O., 1942-
    David Frantz discusses his career at Ohio State University, starting with his arrival on campus as an assistant professor in 1968 to his service as Secretary of the Board of Trustees before retirement in 2011. Highlights include his early career in the Department of English, his transition to a more administrative role, both in the department and in the College of Humanities, his involvement in the University Senate, and finally, his role as the Board secretary, including his relationships with board members and OSU presidents.

  11. Interview of Jon Woods by Kevlin Haire

    Woods, Jon Richard
    Dr. Jon Woods was born January 22, 1939, in the coal mining community of Spangler, Pennsylvania. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, majoring in music education and trombone performance, while playing in the marching band and the symphony orchestra, as well as singing in the men’s glee club. His senior year of college, 1959, he was named band and choral director of his hometown’s high school, splitting time between work and school. A few years later he was offered a graduate assistant job at Penn State University. In 1968 he was accepted as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of...

  12. Interview of James Tootle by Kevlin C. Haire

    Tootle, James Roger, 1943-
    James Tootle was a member of the staff in the College of the Arts and Sciences for many years and speaks of his experiences in various positions, such as student advisor and administrator. In this interview, he also speaks of his years as a student and his experiences during the riots in the late 1960s.

  13. Interview of Barbara J. Tootle by Raimund Goerler

    Tootle, Barbara J.
    In this interview, Barbara J. "Barbie" Tootle discusses her many years at the University. Tootle first came to the University as a student in 1961. After graduating, she began a long career with the University that included stints as Coordinator of Greek Affairs in the Office of Student Affairs and as Special Assistant to three OSU Presidents.

  14. Interview of Niki Schwartz by Bill Shkurti

    Schwartz, Niki Z., 1938-
    The interview discusses OSU alumnus Niki Schwartz's experiences with political issues as an undergraduate, then law-school student, on the OSU campus in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His experiences include work to combat racial discrimination in off-campus housing and involvement with the College of Arts Student Council, which influenced his him to later run for president of Student Council and student-body present. His participation in efforts to reform campus policies on student rights, including the abolishment of the Speakers Rule, and influences of certain professors helped him to switch from majoring in journalism to political science in his undergraduate...

  15. Interview of Jeff Schwartz by Bill Shkurti

    Schwartz, Jeffrey H., 1943-
    The interview discusses OSU alumnus Jeff Schwartz's work on campus with the free-speech movement in the mid-1960s, particularly 1965. As an undergraduate, he became involved with the OSU student group, the Free Speech Front (FSF), because of his earlier involvement in the civil rights movement in Louisiana. He was a participant and important contributor to the Free Speech Front's goal of eradicating the University's restriction on campus speakers, known as the Speakers Rule. One strategy was for Schwartz and others in the FSF to participate in two sit-ins in the Administration Building to influence University officials to change the rule....

  16. Interview of George Paulson by Raimund Goerler

    Paulson, George W., 1930-
    In this interview Dr. George Paulson talks about his personal history and his time at Ohio State, as a doctor, as an educator, as Head of the Neurology Department and as Chief of Staff of the OSU Hospitals. Dr. Paulson takes time to talk about the issues he faced with the education system during his time studying at Yale and Duke. He also speaks about the developments made and challenges presented, especially in the OSU Hospitals system, during his time at Ohio State. He finishes the interview by talking about his involvement in the creation of OSU’s Medical Heritage Center,...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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,...

  20. 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.

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