PLU Oral History Collection

Erich Knorr interview Milton Nesvig interview Vernon Hansen interview Vernon Hansen Transcript Erving Severtson interview, February 19, 1981 Erving Severtson interview, October 1997 Erving Severtson Partial Transcript, October 1997 Betty Zier interview Betty Zier Transcript Stewart Govig interview
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PLU Oral History Collection


  • 1972-2000 (Creation)


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A collection of cassette tapes recorded by various PLU faculty, staff, and students speaking directly or conducting interviews on the history of Pacific Lutheran University.

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These cassette tapes have been digitized are grouped into categories by subject.

  • Eastvold Recollections - Interviews with staff and faculty on PLU president S.C. Eastvold conducted by Tom Fryxell, a PLU alum.
  • Mortvedt Recollections - Interviews with staff and faculty on PLU president Robert A.L. Mortvedt conducted by PLU students.
  • Milton Nesvig Oral History - Oral histories of PLU recorded by Milton Nesvig while recovering from an illness. Also includes interviews conducted by Nesvig.
  • Milton Nesvig Retirement Interviews - Interviews conducted by Harvey Neufeld with friends, family, and colleagues of Milton Nesvig for his retirement party.
  • Phillip Nordquist interviews - Interviews conducted by Phillip Nordquist for a centennial history of PLU.
  • Interviews and Performances - Interviews conducted by various interviewers with PLU faculty, staff, and alumni. Also includes several recordings of musical performances.

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