Oral History Collection

Collections - Oral History

The oral history collection at Lane Community College preserves the recollections of college administrators, staff, faculty, students, and others in the college community through oral interviews. The interviews document the institutional, social, and academic history of college. Contact the archivist for access to tapes and transcripts.

Oral History Projects

  • Willamette Writers Guild, 1976-1986 - oral history interview with collection creator, Joyce Salisbury.
  • 40th Anniversary, 2004 - oral history interviews with college administrators
  • Science Department - Botany(students, faculty)
  • Multicultural Center & Ethnic Studies
  • Music, Dance and Theatre Arts Department, 2003
    • To mark the 30th anniversary of the construction of the Performing Arts Building in 1984-5, several oral history interviews were recorded to document the founding and development of the music, dance, and theatre programs at Lane. Contact the Archivist for access to the recordings and transcripts.
      • Cammack, Nathan - Music
      • McManus, Ed - Music
      • Myrick, Barbara - Music
      • Ragozzino, Ed - Theater
      • Reid, Richard - Theater
      • Seereiter, Mary - Dance
      • Torelle, Patrick - Theater
  • Harold Haskell - Living and Farming at Lane in 1924-1925
  • 20th Anniversary, 1984 - oral history interviews about the founding and early years of the college
    • Brauer, Albert - Member, Board of Education, 1964-1976
    • Dotson, Bert - Assistant to the President, 1965-1982
    • Gaskill, Mel - Chairman, Mechanics Department, 1965-1974
    • Hedden, Florence - Secretary, Office of Instruction, President's Office, 1965-1982
    • Juba, Sheila - Instructor, English composition & literature, 1966-1990
    • Kennel, Edna - Graphic Designer, Printing & Graphics, 1966-1991
    • Rasmussen, Gerry - Dean/VP of Instruction, 1968-1986
    • Reid, Marie - Secretary, President's Office & Board of Education, 1972-1989
    • Schafer, Eldon G. - President, 1970-1985
    • Swetland, Lyle - Member, Board of Education, 1964-1969
    • Williams, Nile - Assistant/Associate Dean of Adult/Community Education, 1966-1983