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The Ohio State University Oral History Project

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  1. Interview of Patricia M. Schwirian by Diane Sheets

    Schwirian, Patricia M.
    Pat Schwirian describes her career as a faculty member in the College of Nursing. After helping the then-School create a doctoral program and achieve College status in the mid-'80s, Schwirian turned her attention to what was then the new field of Informatics. She became very involved in the field nationally, including her participation in a national publication on the subject, and she also was involved in helping the College transition to the widespread use of computers in teaching. She also discusses her involvement in other outside organizations and in outreach, including teaching elementary-age children during the nation's energy crisis of...

  2. Interview of Bruce Elliott by Kevlin C. Haire

    Elliott, Bruce
    Bruce Elliott describes his time at OSU in the late 1960s through early 1970s. Elliott lived in Baker Hall for the entirety of the six years he attended OSU -- four years for his Bachelor’s degree, which he earned in 1970, and two additional years at Baker while he was working on his Master’s degree, which he received in 1972. Elliott discusses the various ways student life was different at that time on campus. He describes operating the Baker Hall switchboard, 18-year-olds being allowed to drink certain beer legally, and how the experiences of dorm living differed for men and...

  3. Interview of Mark Eakins by Kevlin C. Haire

    Eakins, Mark
    Mark Eakins, the only member of his immediate family to attend college, commuted to The Ohio State University from his parents' home in North Linden beginning in 1975. Before college, Mark worked for two years at State Auto Insurance Company to gain experience and save up money. While at school, he continued working part-time at State Auto. He graduated from Ohio State in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a focus on Computer and Information Sciences. After college, he began working in the computer programming department of State Auto, and he stayed there for 41 years....

  4. Interview of Deborah Arms by Debbie Freece

    Arms, Deborah Lucas, 1952-
    In this interview, Deborah Arms describes her career in nursing, which has spanned more than four decades and involved a number of specialty areas as well as teaching. Arms, who earned her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from OSU, started in 1974 after her first graduation as a second-shift charge nurse at a state hospital for the developmentally disabled. She continued in this specialty, in positions for the state Department of Health and OSU's Nisonger Center. After receiving her Ph.D in 1987, she was hired as the director of women's health at Mount Carmel Medical Hospital. She then served as...

  5. Interview of Manuel Tzagournis by George Paulson

    Tzagournis, Manuel
    In this interview, Dr. Manuel Tzagournis describes his career at Ohio State University, including his roles as Dean of the College of Medicine and Vice President of Health Sciences. Tzagournis focuses in particular on his involvement in the development of Ohio State's faculty practice plan and the addition of OSU East Hospital. Even in high-ranking administrative roles, though, Tzagournis continued seeing patients. He also speaks about the medical facility on campus that was named in his honor, an unusual move, as this custom is usually reserved for those who have already died.

  6. Interview of Anna and Paul Whetstone by Judy Westman

    Whetstone, Anna; Whetstone, Paul
    Anna and Paul Whetstone, both doctors, describe their education background, their medical training and their professional careers. Anna, who was originally from Nebraska, was encouraged by her family to pursue a higher degree, and they supported her decision to become a doctor. Paul, who grew up in Columbus, decided in 7th grade to go to college and attended Ohio State to earn both of his degrees. While he was an undergraduate, he was a member of the marching band and lived for a year in Baker Hall. They met while he was an undergraduate sophomore and she was in medical...

  7. Interview of Judith Westman by Linda Stone

    Westman, Judith A.
    In her oral history interview, Judith Westman discusses her time as a medical student and professional at the Ohio State University after her obtaining her undergraduate degree at Ohio Northern University. Westman began work at Nationwide Children's Hospital, then called Columbus Children's Hospital, and followed a career path into pediatric and prenatal genetics. After working at Children's Hospital for some time, Westman was recruited to establish a clinical cancer genetics program at the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University. Westman worked in pediatrics, genetics, cancer research, and as the chair of the Admissions Committee for the College of...

  8. Interview of Richard A. Boyd by Kevlin Haire

    Boyd, Richard A.
    In his interview, Richard "Dick" Boyd discusses his time spent as a student in the College of Education at The Ohio State University, and his career in education after getting his master's degree from OSU in that field. Boyd studied at Capital University for his undergraduate degree in education, and he completed his master's degree at Ohio State. While he was getting his master's degree, Boyd took a course about football taught by Woody Hayes. Boyd's notes taken during Hayes's lecture detail Hayes's playbook and advice for football coaches. Boyd's and Hayes' relationship had a big impact on Boyd's early...

  9. Interview of Melvin D. Shipp by Robert Newcomb

    Shipp, Melvin D.
    Dr. Melvin D. Shipp describes his career at OSU’s College of Optometry, culminating in his role as Dean. Shipp was born in 1948, and because of his father’s military career, he moved a great deal as a child, including Germany where he graduated from high school. Shipp subsequently attended Indiana University to earn his bachelor’s degree, and he decided to stay there to earn a graduate degree in optometry. During his fourth year in graduate school, he worked with Dr. John Amos designing lab exercises for a course, which spurred Shipp to go into academic optometry. Shipp then served in...

  10. Interview of Howard Maier by Kevlin Haire

    Maier, Howard
    Howard R. Maier describes his student days at OSU, including his role as business manager for the student humor magazine, The Sundial. Maier, the son of Austrian refugees, grew up in Cleveland, and decided to attend OSU after a visit to campus during high school. Because of his financial need and good academic standing in high school, Maier was selected to live in the Stadium Scholarship Dormitories. He describes life in the tower dorm, where he lived for four years. Maier also recounts his experiences drawing cartoons and serving as business manager of The Sundial magazine, a position he was...

  11. Interview of Walter Buchsieb by Robert Stevenson

    Buchsieb, Walter Charles
    Dr. Walter Buchsieb discusses his career as a dentist, orthodontist and as a faculty member at the OSU College of Dentistry. He first describes growing up in Bexley, Ohio, and attending Ohio State as an undergraduate. He then discusses his decision to become a dentist and his dental education at Ohio State; he was a member of the first class to be trained all four years in the then-new Postle Hall. He talks about the beginning of his career, in San Francisco, and how he ended up working in Germany after that. He discusses his orthodontic training at OSU, and...

  12. 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.

  13. 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....

  14. 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...

  15. 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....

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

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