OU.HISTORY.CHR

Summary Information

Repository
Oakland University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Records of the Oakland University Chronicles Oral History Project
ID
OU.HISTORY.CHR
Date [inclusive]
1996-2001
Extent
2.0 Linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

item, folder title, box no., Records of the Oakland University Chronicles Oral History Project, Oakland University Archives

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Historical Note

OU Chronicles was a project initiated by Paul and Alice Tomboulian to interview people who were significantly involved in the early years at Oakland University. Paul Tomboulian was professor and chair of chemistry, and arrived at Oakland in the Fall of 1959. In 1996-1997 eleven interviews were recorded, and fourteen in the following year. Interviewees included administrators, faculty and seven alumni from the first two classes. The purpose of the Chronicles was to provide insight into the early times, and record the perspectives and personalities of some of the pioneering individuals who built the foundations of the university.

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Scope and Contents

The collections consists of the records created by the OU Chronicle organizers, Paul and Alice Tomboulian, and by the Chronicles Advisory Committee before, during and after the recording of interviews. These include meeting minutes, budget drafts, correspondence with Oakland University Administration, and release forms.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Oakland University Archives and Special Collections

Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd
Rochester, MI, 48309

Access and Use note

The records of the Oakland University Chronicles Oral History Project are open for research

Copyright

Copyright held by Oakland University

Processing

Processed by Chronicles' organizers

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Collection Inventory

Project Development and Activities 

Advisory Group Activities 

Interview Scripts Based on Pre-Interviews 

Donald O'Dowd Interview Transcript, Swanson-Mattheews 1993 Oral History Project, August 21, 1993   33 pages.

Oral History: The Interview - Report by Carol deSmet October 18, 1996   11 pages

Oral History: Legal Aspects - Report by Carol deSmet October 12, 1996   27 pages

Project Proposals, Budgets, and Reports 

Releases of Interview Rights: Interviewees 

Releases of Interview Rights: Interviewers 

Sampler Videotape Production 

A Stroll Down Memory Lane - April 15, 1992 event, partial transcript April 15, 1992 

Transcript Review Forms from Interviewees 

D.B. (Woody) Varner Interview Transcript, Swanson-Matthews 1993 Oral History Project June 3, 1993   48 pages

Varner: Other Interviews; Background; Clippings; Callahan County Information, including Harry S. Varner 

Varner Tribute April 20, 2000: Planning Activities April 20, 2000 

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Text Originals from Bound Chronicle Volumes 

Appleton Interview Volume: Text Original 

Burke Interview Volume: Text Original 

Cherno Interview Volume: Text Original 

Clair and Werth Interview Volume: Text Original 

Compton and Fullmer Interview Volume: Text Original 

Deller and Monetta Interview Volume: Text Original 

Deskins and Hetenyi (Telephone Interviews) Volume: Text Original 

Fitzsimmons Interview Volume: Text Original 

Hammerle and Susskind Interview Volume: Text Original 

Hetenyi Interview Volume: Text Original 

Heubel Interview Volume: Text Original 

Hoopes Interview Volume: Text Original 

Karas Interview Volume: Text Original 

Karas Map Talk Volume: Text Original 

Kovach-Tarakanov Interview Volume: Text Original 

Matthews Interview Volume: Text Original 

McKay Interview Volume: Text Original 

O'Bear Interview Volume: Text Original 

O'Dowd Interview Volume: Text Original 

Pope Interview Volume: Text Original 

Schwab Interview Volume: Text Original 

Stoutenburg Interview Volume: Text Original 

Swanson Interview Volume: Text Original 

Tomboulian (alice and Paul) Interview Volume: Text Original 

Tomboulian (Paul) Interview Volume: Text Original 

Varner Tribute (April 2000) Volume: Text Original 

Varner Interview Volume: Text Original 

White Interview Volume: Text Original 

Index Volume: Text Original 

Records and References Volume: Text Original 

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Reference Materials Not Developed by the Chronicles Project 

Academic Senate Planning Documents April 26, 1960 

Convocation of the Charter Class, September 17, 1959 

Directories of faculty and staff 1959-1961 

Meadow Brook Seminars, 1958: Introductory Comments (for all five seminars) and Synthesis and Summary for the Engineering Seminar 

The Michigan State University Magazine, November 1959: This is Michigan State University Oakland 

MSUO Annual Report for 1959-1960; Budge Request; Varner's Comments, September 14, 1960 

MSUO Annual Report for 1960-1961 

MSUO Bulletin, August 1960 

MSUO Curriculum, May 22, 1959 

MSUO Curriculum, May 22, 1959 - appendices 

MSUO Recruiting Brochures 1958-1961 

Supplemental Catalog Information, 1959-1960; Schedule of Classes, Fall 1959 

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