PLU Oral History Collection

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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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